Cherry Mobile Thunder Unboxing and Initial Review: A Grown-up Flare?

Meet the Cherry Mobile Thunder
Meet the Cherry Mobile Thunder

Cherry Mobile Thunder Unboxing and Initial Impressions

The Cherry Mobile Thunder is poised to be another best seller given the specifications and the aggressive price point. For just Php4,999 you get a dual-core, dual SIM, Android 4.0 ICS smartphone with a 4.5-inch screen. It measures just 9.9mm thin making it a slim and gorgeous piece of gadgetry. In all honesty I’m still amazed at how fast the prices of quality Androids have plummeted in the last few months. It started with the Cherry Mobile Flare and now we have the Thunder. Awesome.

Here’s a complete rundown of the specifications:

Cherry Mobile Thunder Spec Sheet

  • 1GHz Dual-core Processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA Capacitive Touch Screen
  • 5-megapixel rear-facing camera
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 1800mAh Battery

Read on for our unboxing and initial impressions. As always the full review will follow soon. πŸ™‚

Cherry Mobile Thunder Video: Unboxing, Temple Run 2, and more

To kick things off, here’s the special unboxing video that we made for the Cherry Mobile Thunder. It shows the live unboxing followed by the powering on and finally a quick demo of Temple Run 2 running on the device. Hope you guys like it!

Initial Impressions: Very High Potential for a Budget Phone

What’s our take on the Cherry Mobile Thunder after playing with it for a few hours? In a sentence it’s a grown-up and more refined version of the Cherry Mobile Flare. The bigger 4.5-inch screen just makes it more pleasant to do social networking, browsing, watching movies, and even texting. The chasis is also more sleek, professional, and cool unlike the Flare which looked like a generic Android.

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What we don’t understand though is all the fluff they put into the design of the 5-megapixel shooter at the back. The sensor looks huge, lol. Kinda reminds me of the Nokia Pureview 808.

cherry mobile thunder review

When it came to the software and over-all performance, we were very satisfied. It felt much faster than the ill-fated Cruize. Truth be told I personally felt it was even smoother than the Android Jelly Bean touting Cherry Mobile Omega. We’ll know for sure though in the coming days as we use and abuse the Thunder.

Full Review Coming Soon, Thunder Now Available at Lazada

Our full review of the Cherry Mobile Thunder should be out this weekend. If you already want one though you can already buy a unit via Lazada.

Get Php1,000 off from a Cherry Mobile phone on Lazada!

Lazada gave us a Php1,000 voucher for any Cherry Mobile product on their site. We’re just going to raffle it away here. To join just leave a comment (only 1 comment per user will be counted, name must match the ID you’ll be showing us) below using Facebook. Don’t forget to share, +1, and tweet this post. πŸ™‚

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of 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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