Cherry Mobile Cosmos S2 Unboxing: Handsome AMOLED Packing Phone

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We unbox Cherry Mobile’s Cosmos S2!

While everybody is talking about Cherry Mobile’s Flare X, let’s not forget that the company also has a number of other phones in the market. Case in point, the Cosmos S2, the latest entry to the company’s high-end Cosmos line. The Cosmos S2 is unique in that it sports an AMOLED display and a processor that’s made by Qualcomm, not MediaTek, making it one of the few Snapdragon equipped phones in Cherry Mobile’s stable. It also sports a rather handsome design which tells us that the S2 is being aimed at more stylish techies.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos S2 specs

  • 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 405 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch AMOLED display, Gorilla Glass 3 protection (front and back panels), 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI
  • 8-megapixel front camera with BSI, Beautification features
  • Dual SIM, dual LTE
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0.2
  • 2260mAh battery with Quck Charge 2.0

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Packaging and contents:

The Cosmos S2 comes in a box that’s protected by a cardboard sleeve with a die-cut on the front spelling out the word S2. On the back of the cardboard sleeve, you’ll see the main specifications for the S2, which is repeated in the back of the main box.

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Once you open the box, you’ll see standard phone accessories like a USB charging cable, charger, a pair of headphones and a SIM ejector.

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Initial impressions: really handsome looking phone, sporting a bright AMOLED display

Once you see the Cosmos S2, you’ll immediately notice how different it is from the rest of Cherry Mobile’s lineup. For one, it’s obvious that the device puts a premium on design and craftsmanship – the phone uses a metal frame that has chamfered edges on both sides.

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The body of the phone is also sandwiched in Gorilla Glass 3 at the front and the back, which makes it feel more like a premium phone. Because of the overall design of the phone, it uses a non-removable battery and a SIM tray that you pop out.

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Like most phones that use the same design, you’ll have to make a choice – either use the second SIM slot for and extra SIM, or as an expandable storage slot. You’ll have to figure out yourself which one is more important to you.

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As far as overall build quality goes, the Cosmos S2 is pretty well built. The phone feels hefty but not overly heavy, and there are no obvious gaps anywhere in the phone. The volume rocker and power keys are located on the left side of the phone while the SIM tray is on the right. The 3.5mm jack is on top, while the USB slot is on the bottom. The Cosmos S2’s speaker grilles are located on the bottom of the phone, which allows it to deliver clear, crisp sound even if it’s set on its back, flat on a table.

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The Cosmos S2 uses a 5-inch HD AMOLED display, which delivers crisp, bright and vivid colors. Overall we feel that the display of the Cosmos S2 is pretty top notch and is right up there with the AMOLED displays of other brands.

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If you haven’t noticed, the Cosmos S2 uses on-screen Android navigation keys rather than the traditional physical ones. The more astute among you would probably have noticed that the icons are Lollipop-style icons, and you’d be correct in assuming that the Cosmos S2 uses Android 5.0 Lollipop as its OS.

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Thankfully, we haven’t noticed any bugs or issues as of yet during our hands-on with the Cosmos S2, even the notorious slow Play Store download bug is nowhere to be seen.

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This may be because the Cosmos S2 uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor over the typical MediaTek offering that Cherry Mobile has on its other phones. The Snapdragon 615 processor brings decent numbers in AnTuTu but falls short of the benchmarks of MediaTek’s mid-range processor. Probably the only upside to the Snapdragon 615 processor is the quick-charge technology of Qualcomm, which promises to fill up a phone’s battery from 0% to 60% in just 30 minutes.

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That’s it for this unboxing. Watch out for the full review of this phone next week.

See Also:
Cherry Mobile Flare X Review
Cherry Mobile Cubix Cube Hands-on
Cherry Mobile S3 Power Hands-on

14 comments

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    if only cherry mobile will promise to have os updates for this phone for the next two years… hmmm…

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      It’s actually highly plausible that this will get OTA support. The Qualcomm 615 processor is pretty current. I think the reason why a lot of Cherry phones didn’t get regular updates in the past because they were using older MediaTek processors.

      To be sure though we’ll definitely ask Cherry Mobile peeps. 🙂

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    I’m a fan of Cosmos Amoled series of Cherry Mobile. But why buy a 10k local branded phone when you can have Samsung Galaxy A5. Got it for 14k at eBay.ph, so farewell Cherry Mobile. Take another look of your pricing at wag humugot ng kapal ng mukha kung saan saan.

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      But why buy a 14k Samsung phone when you can have ASUS Zenfone 2 64GB? You can buy it for 15k everywhere, so farewell Samsung and your overpriced pieces of shit. Heck, even the 6.5k Alcatel Flash Plus is faster than your Galaxy A5. Samsung should take another look at their pricing especially at mid-range phones if they want to sell.

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        Timang. Isa sa nagpapamahal sa mga Samsung phones is the Super Amoled display. Wag mong ihalintulad ang ganda ng oled sa lcd ips.

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      I’m talking about Amoled display series of Cherry Mobile phone. Cosmos S2 for 10k? Wow. Kudos btw to Asus Zenfone 2. But im after of the amoled thing. Difinetely Asus is not for me.

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    Am I the only one who feels that this is what the Flare X SHOULD have been (just replace the panel with a 1080P sAMOLED and a bigger battery and you’re golden!) Because this is clearly the more premium built and future-proof of the two new Cherry Mobiles…

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    Magkano kaya siya? Sana d umabot ng 7 man lang, bastat local pag 8 ayaw ko na, mababa lang kasi ang value kung sakalin ibenta mo.

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    Quick Charge, Quick Drain :3, Flare X is way more better

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    Seems like rebranded Micromax Canvas Knight 2 E471 to me.

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    Its like samsung A5 but is it 64bit?

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    having a problem with waze on this phone. Waze installs fine and you can log in and even search for places. Problem is, the map is just one white blank space. Anybody figured out how to make it work?

    Maganda naman siya. It’s quite fast and the screen is beautiful. Battery drains fast, though i consider myself a heavy user.

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