Cherry Mobile Omega HD Unboxing and Hardware Check

It's the Cherry Mobile Omega HD!

It’s the Cherry Mobile Omega HD!

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Unboxing!

With solid specs and aggressive pricing, the Cherry Mobile Omega HD almost turned the local tech scene upside down when it was initially announced. Priced at just Php7,999, the Omega HD offers 1 dual-core processor, 1GB RAM, Android Jelly Bean out of the box, 5-inch HD display, and even a 12-megapixel rear shooter with BSI. Those are really good specifications and the fact that you can get them from a phone that sells for Php7,999 is just mind-boggling.

We’re in the process of doing the full review but for now we’d like to share with you guys our unboxing and initial impressions.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Spec Sheet

  • 1GHz Dual-core MediaTEK CPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 5-inch IPS Capacitive Touchscreen, 1280×720 resolution (HD)
  • Scratch-resistant Dragon Trail Glass Technology
  • 12.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with BSI and LED Flash
  • Can record video 720p@30fps
  • 2.0-megapixels front-facing camera with BSI
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, GPS, 3G, Bluetooth
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1.1 Jellybean
  • Comes in Black or White
  • SRP: Php7,999

By the way if you haven’t read it yet, click here to read our Cherry Mobile Omega HD hands-on and initial impressions article.

Let the unboxing begin!

Usual Cherry Mobile packaging

Usual Cherry Mobile packaging

The Cherry Mobile Omega HD came in the usual colorful printed carton box. Product shot at the front with the Cherry Mobile logo and an iconized summary of main features at the bottom. At the back we found the complete specification list, links to their social media accounts, and a sticker saying “powered by MediaTek”.

What the back of the box looks like. Specs are listed here.

What the back of the box looks like. Specs are listed here.

Just like previous Cherry Mobile smartphones we’ve unboxed, we slid out the inner compartment after removing the tape. We were immediately greeted with the plastic-wrapped Cherry Mobile Omega HD. We picked it up, took the plastic off, and almost all of us had the same thought — it looks so much like a Samsung smartphone, lol. The white plastic body, 5-inch black screen, and even the chromatic buttons looked sooooooooo familiar, hehe.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD... officially unboxed!

Cherry Mobile Omega HD… officially unboxed!

The Omega HD though is arguably one of the most refined products of Cherry Mobile. For the chassis we have a very light and thin model, a major improvement over the gigantic Omega and Cruize. The screen-to-bezel ratio also was much better as we seem to have more screen and less plastic at the front.

For ports and buttons all the standard ones are at the sides of the device. Audio jack and microUSB port are on top. Power Lock is at the right while the volume rocker and camera shutter button are on the opposite side. The backplate was removable and we found the slots for the battery, microSD card, and the SIM card there.

Very thin!

Very thin!

What the back looks like without the cover! That's a 2,000mAh battery

What the back looks like without the cover! That’s a 2,000mAh battery

To get a better feel for the phone please do watch the latest episode of the Unbox Video Podcast. We’ve embedded the episode below for your convenience. We did a live unboxing of the device during the show. It’s on the first gap so just fast forward to the 5-minute mark if you want to skip the intro video and banter.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD featured on the Unbox Video Podcast

What else is in the box?

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Other than the phone we also got the usual stuff that come in boxes like this. Wall charger, micro USB to USB cable, earphones, and product manuals. There are no bundled micro SD cards or jelly cases.

Full Review coming soon!

We’re going to put the Cherry Mobile Omega HD through the paces over the weekend and hopefully have a full review in time for Monday’s podcast. We’re definitely going to try out the camera which has been getting rave reviews from other bloggers as well.

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Check back again next week for the full review! :)

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