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Cherry Mobile Omega Unboxing and Initial Review

It's the Cherry Mobile Omega!!!
It’s the Cherry Mobile Omega!!!

Here’s the REAL Cherry Mobile Omega in the Flesh

Ladies and gents, the Cherry Mobile Omega has landed. What’s weird though is that this isn’t the same phone that made a lot of Pinoy techies drool a few weeks back (especially when Lazada “leaked” the specs). From what I gather, Cherry Mobile changed the actual phone for the Omega somewhere in between December and January for reasons only known to them. The Omega is still worth considering though since for just Php6,699 you get a phablet that packs a 5.2-inch screen, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean (out of the box), and a dual-core processor.

Here’s the complete spec rundown:

Cherry Mobile Omega Spec Sheet

  • 1GHz Dual-core Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 5.2-inch Capacitive touchscreen, WVGA resolution
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3G, FM, Bluetooth, WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, GPS
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 2,300mAh Battery
  • Colors: Black/White

Big screen, big battery, and Jelly Bean. That sums up the Omega, hehe. Anyway, read on for our unboxing and initial impressions.

Cherry Mobile Omega Unboxing Video

As you guys can see from the video above, the Cherry Mobile Omega comes in the usual Cherry Mobile packaging. The device itself is definitely big and quite hefty. We got the black unit since most of the smartphones we have at home are white so we wanted something different, lol. The only noticeable design element with the Omega is the back plate. They used a ribbed/ridged style which is very similar to the back plate that Lenovo used to have with their first back of devices.

Initial Impressions

cherry mobile omega specs

So how is the Cherry Mobile Omega in real life use? Well I’ll put it out there. This thing is huge and quite heavy. That automatically makes it NOT for everyone. I have big hands myself and I’m having some problems holding it with one hand. This is honestly more of the tablet with phone features than a “big phone”. If you want something like that then this is a great buy.

So what’s the point of having a phablet? The big display though lends itself to better media consumption. I can already see this as a good device for watching videos, social networking, and web browsing. As a primary phone though I caution against it, especially for people with small-average sized hands.

Sexy back!
Sexy back!

The main selling point of the Omega is the software. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean which means it already has improved responsiveness due to Google’s Project Butter. So the big question now is… does it work on the Omega? I’m happy to report that yes, you will feel a difference. Navigation is smoother and more pleasant. We’ll have more to report though once we’ve put this phablet through the paces.

Full Review Coming Soon

We’ll use the Omega as a primary phone for the next few weeks so that we can give you guys a more comprehensive review. As far as initial impressions go we’re satisfied with the Omega. It’s really nothing groundbreaking save for the fact that this is the first locally branded smartphone to ship that has Android Jelly Bean out of the box (kindly correct me if I’m wrong via the comments section below).  Hopefully this is the first among many and we’ll see Jelly Bean powered devices in different sizes come out in the next few weeks!

cherry mobile omega review

By the way, we also bought a unit of the Cherry Mobile Cruize. We’ll also do an unboxing post soon so watch out for that on Monday. 🙂

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime he’s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime he’s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

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