CloudFone Thrill 430X Unboxing and Initial Review

CloudFone Thrill 430x... Unboxed!
CloudFone Thrill 430x… Unboxed!

CloudFone Thrill 430X: Unboxing and Initial Review

One of the biggest gripes of people with their smartphones is battery life. Most devices these days barely last you through the day! This is what the CloudFone Thrill 430x aims to solve. This dual-core, dual SIM Android smartphone has a monstrous 4,160 mAh battery! To put things in perspective, most smartphones just have around 1,500 mAh. What makes this handset even more interesting is that it just sells for an amazingly low price of Php7,777! Boom. Pow. Boom. Epic right?


CloudFone Thrill 430x Spec Sheet

  • 1.2 GHz Dual Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8225 chipset
  • 768MB RAM
  • 4GB Internal Storage, Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • 4.3-inch capacitive touchscreen, 960×540 resolution (~256ppi)
  • 8.0-megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and LED Flash
  • Can record 720p video
  • 0.3-megapixel front-facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 3.0, 3G HSDPA
  • 4,160 mAh Battery
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Read on for our unboxing of this unique smartphone as well as our initial impressions.

Unboxing Video

For the unboxing of the CloudFone Thrill 430x we shot a short 1-minute video. Check it out below!

*Nomnom not included in the CloudFone Thrill 430x package, lol

Initial Impressions: Bulky, fast, and reliable

cloudfone thrill 430x unboxing

The body of the CloudFone Thrill 430x is compact due to the 4.3-inch screen size, however it is bulky because it is quite thick. The thickness and heft is brought about by the huge 4,160 mAh battery. The form factor is the compromise you’ll have to make if you want the insane battery life. Note though that while it is thick, it hasn’t reached the point wherein it is un-wieldy. In fact it’s still quite easy to use even with one hand.

Not your average super slim phone
Not your average super slim phone

When it comes to performance, the CloudFone Thrill 430x is no slouch. The snapdragon dual-core processor combined with 768MB RAM and Android Ice Cream Sandwich is more than enough to give a smooth user experience save for the occasional lags when running multiple apps and live wall papers. We’ll probably do some benchmark tests once we come out with the full review so watch out for that one.

By the way we noticed that CloudFone has two custom apps on board the device. We didn’t try them yet but we’ll make sure to cover them as well for the upcoming review.

CloudFone Apps... Hmmm.
CloudFone Apps… Hmmm.

Let’s go back to the main selling point of the device: battery life. Does it deliver? Based on this weekend that we’ve been using the phone we can definitely say that it lives up to the hype! We’ve been using it as our main phone since Saturday morning and it’s still going strong! We started at 100% back then and we’re still at 42% as of this writing this morning. Crazy right? I don’t know about you but I’m probably going to buy a unit for myself as my back-up phone if only for the battery life.

Full Review Coming Soon!

Watch out for our full review soon. We kinda have a backlog of posts though so expect this one to come out later this week.

As far as initial impressions go, we give the CloudFone Thrill 430x two thumbs up!
As far as initial impressions go, we give the CloudFone Thrill 430x two thumbs up!

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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  1. powel here again! hopefully you follow the comments since there are not much and if i could request a very simple test on the local devices like CM omega and cruize/ Starmobile Crystal and this Cloudfone 430x. can you try and play a .mkv file of around 720p resolution to see if will run smoothly because that’s my primary reason why i would by one these phones.

  2. MP4 HD 720p playback on this device is out of sync using MX Player Pro.
    Have i got a BAD unit?
    the video plays perfectly on Xperia Neo V which has Adreno 205.
    This Should perform similar with Adreno 203 on Thrill 430X

    1. thanks for this reply i’m really looking to get a budget phone that can atleast play videos properly and mp4 is a lot easier to play than mkv files which i usually download.

      have you tried using the s/w decoder instead of the h/w decoder because the s/w decoder though eats more of your battery life plays videos better.

      also if you could download a 720p quality video from YIFY in (any video will do) pleast try and play it and reply to see if it’s smooth because if does then I might reconsider this.

  3. hello sir! i would like to know when will your blog post a full review of cloudfone 430x. i’m looking forward for it.

  4. i bought one for my friend who came from the us last week, she’s in the us army and said she wanted a smart phone that has a huge battery life and since the lenovo p770 is not yet available, this is the unit I chose. that’s why I was able to review this phone personally.

    -phoning functionality works fine, voice are clear, messaging gives you an option to send it to either sim just make sure you don’t accidentaly press the one from the other since they are sitting on top of each other
    -great screen it’s bright and crisp
    -navigating through the interface is smooth
    -battery is the selling point of this phone and it’s no sham, lasted almost 2 days of heavy -usage (i.e. mobile internet, tethering, playing games and watching video clips)
    -camera is good specially in daylight plus you have a physical shutter button
    -the body is light but thick which houses the huge 4k mah battery which is just perfect for me (i don’t like thin phones and most people house their phones with 1 inch cases anyway)
    -games ran fine but don’t expect high end games to run as smooth and anyway who plays serious games on their phones anyway? right?
    -every smartphone feature that’s in the spec works.

    -touch responsiveness, you have to repeat your action at times since it won’t detect your input the first time
    -video playback, anything higher than 480p will lag even if you use 3rd party players (i.e MX, VLC, Mobo) but if it has a low resolution you will enjoy watching hours upon hours of videos
    -the cloudphone pre-loaded app are crap, just don’t mind it
    -the prices increased from 7.7k to 8.2k
    -start up takes a while
    -it froze on me one time so I had to restart but still won’t get past the startup screen. so removed the battery and the same then I removed the memory card and then it worked, might be just a glitch but just letting you guys know.

    so… so far so good, I used it for a week now and it’s better than the phones on it’s price range specially if you want a smart phone that would last days without charging with heavy usage. then this is the phone for you.

    sabi ko bat ang mga reviews pra sa mga pilipino eh tagalog pero pilipino naman ang audience, eh mahirap pala mag explain ng tagalog lalo na pag sa gadget. hehehe.

    if you have any problems with your Netgear Prosafe products tawag lang kayo at ako ang sasagot sa mga tech questions nyo. hehehe

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