The CM Razor was announced last June, it created a hype for being the cheapest smartphone with Dragon Trail glass for screen protection and was released nationwide last July 22. As the name suggests, the CM Razor is one of the thinnest Android phone you will find not only from local brands but also with big names like Samsung (Galaxy S4 is 7.9mm thick compare to Razor which is 7.7mm thin).
Cherry Mobile even dared to compare it to the most popular "fruit" phone, does it have what it takes to do so? For starters, it has a brushed aluminum housing which feels really nice to touch, honestly this is the sexiest local phone I ever had. It boasts a 4.5-inch capacitive IPS screen protected by Dragon Trail glass, 8MP main camera and runs Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 out of the box.
The phone scored 13140 in Antutu benchmark which is pretty much expected for a device that has 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP GPU MediaTek MT6589 chipset coupled with 1GB of RAM. The internal storage is 4GB and expandable via micro SD card (32GB class 10 tested and working), the good thing here is that you can transfer your apps to external SD card.
- Quad-Band GSM, Tri-Band HSPA+
- 4.5" capacitive IPS qHD LCD (960 x 540) Dragon Trail Glass Protection
- Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
- 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP GPU MediaTek MT6589 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
- 8MP auto focus main camera with LED Flash
- 2MP secondary camera
- GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- MP3/MP4 Player
- Micro USB 2.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Orientation, Proximity, Sound and Magnetic
- 1750mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery
Initial impression about this unit is great, it has a nice and sleek body and powerful innards. I will do the full review in upcoming days. Please kindly hit the comment section below if you want something to be included in the review.