Friday, September 27, 2013

Rivalry: Cherry Mobile Razor versus Cherry Mobile Apollo

Cherry Mobile Razor versus Cherry Mobile Apollo

Before the Razor was announced, Cherry Mobile created a lot of buzz, teasers and marketing gimmick about it. However the Apollo did not receive the same treatment, in fact it was never properly introduce to netizens and consumers alike.




Device
Cherry Mobile Razor
Cherry Mobile Apollo
Price
Php6,499
Php 6,999
OS
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Dual SIM
No
Yes
Display
4.5-inch (960x540) qHD IPS LCD
4.5-inch (1280x720) HD IPS LCD
Protection
Dragon Trail Glass
None
Chipset
MediaTek MT6589
MediaTek MT6589
CPU
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7
GPU
PowerVR SGX544MP
PowerVR SGX544MP
RAM
1GB
1GB
Memory
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
Camera (Main)
8MP auto focus with LED Flash
12MP auto focus BSI with LED Flash
Video (Main)
720p
1080p
Camera (Front)
2MP
5MP
Video (Front)
VGA
VGA
Data
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
GPS
Yes, A-GPS Support and EPO Assistance
Yes, A-GPS Support and EPO Assistance
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Radio
Yes
Yes
Battery
1750 mAh Li-Ion (non-removable)
2000 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
 

Both phones' computing powers are done by MediaTek MT6589 chipset (1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU and PowerVR SGX544MP GPU) with 1GB of RAM. Razor main advantages are having a slightly lower price and scratch resistant glass. The Apollo on the other hand has a higher display resolution (thus higher PPI), better camera modules and bigger battery not to mention removable.

The Razor has a slim profile, nice design and great build quality so I will give higher points with it in terms of design. If the looks matter to you most I can recommend you go for Razor especially if you are just using 1 SIM, otherwise Apollo will overwhelm this rivalry.

Which one for you is better? Please kindly share your opinions and thoughts in the comment section below.
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34 comments:

  1. please mag labas pa po kayo ng mga comparisons ng mga phones. It is easier to understand kasi para sa aming mga di pa ganun maxado marunong sa mga specs. thanks! :)

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    1. No problem, I'll do more in the future.. Actually I have a SPECS section above.

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  2. WOW.... Nice review po.... now may batayan na ako kung ano bibilhin ko... kasi im planning to buy and both apollo and razor are on my list and nahihirapan akong mamili lalo na ngayun available ang apollo d2 sa pasay.. tsaka yung razor..

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    1. Hi Kevin, request granted... Saw your comments on my other post so I decided to do it.

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    2. Thank you so much... now i can clearly see what is the winner.. haha.. im going to buy the CM Apollo

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  3. Sna po gumawa kayu ng review sa Cm Flare 2x about sa gaming and multi tasking nya thx po :)

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    1. I will po... Buying one this weekend for review..

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    2. tapos pa raffle nyo after ng review. =))

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    3. I have a FRUITFUL plan for the next giveaway and it has Mini in its name...

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  4. Thanks for this fair comparison of these two phones. I bought the Razor specifically for it's looks and the single sim capability. Other than that, I have no problems with it. Despite the touch response sensitivity being an issue, I can live with that with a few tweaks =)

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    1. Maganda po ba yung razor..?mabilis po ba? lag free? asap

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  5. now may idea na ko kung ano yung ma suitable sakin! thank you po sa comparison! :) i'm still waiting for the review of cm apollos though.. hope to see it soon :))

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  6. i go for the one with the dragontrail glass and that's CM Razor.

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  7. P500 more than Razor, and you got a lot of upgrades!

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  8. I'm almost sure that Razor has MT6589-M kaya talo iyan ng Apollo which has MT6589.

    http://www.gizchina.com/2013/05/08/what-are-the-differences-between-mediatek-mt6589m-mt6589-and-mt6589t-soc/

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  9. @Anjie, sir paupdate comparison table CM Apollo 1800mAh removable.thnx

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    1. yang 1800mAh ung mali. 2000mah tlga sya

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  10. Isa lng ba ang 3g sa 2 sim nito?

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  11. Though, razor pa din ang dabest na style :)

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  12. ^^^update for the battery? Oh, maybe you just saw the specs outside the box, do you?

    I prefer Razor for style, since Apollo was like an 'oldie' look for me.

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  13. how about it's thickness po?
    sa'n ang mas manipis sa dalawa?
    or PLEASE pakipost na lng po ng dimensions ng dalawa....
    THANKS

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  14. Razor is the best for me dragontrail glass same specs.
    Excep lng s cam and ppi..

    matibay pa ang razor.

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  15. I'd go for CM Apollo. Specs are great, may benefit naman yung removable battery, 2000mAh pa :)

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  16. panget ng battery. bilis ma-lobat

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  17. ill go for razor on friday. nice style. and hindi nmn nag kakalayo ng specs. sa cam lang :)

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  18. i will go for apollo kasi battery winner camera display tsaka kasi removable battery pa paano pag nag hang diba sa style razor slim kasi pero kung tutuusin mas maganda d gaanong slim pag na bagsak d ganong marupok tsaka bagong labas na mga dre apollo,razor,omegaHD2.0 and burst 2.0 eh dragontail glass na pero alam ko burst d ako sure kung dragontail glass pero magandang glass cosmos gorilla glass pero mahal eto mga affordable quadcore pa diba kaya apollo ako

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  19. style lang nmn lamang nung razor eh pero gusto ko talaga d ganong slim kasi mas maganda pag d ganong slim matibay pero ayoko naman yung taba tulad sa CloudFone Thrill 430x search niyo ang tabaaaaa
    haha yun talaga panget style kaya tama ka pare apollo ako

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  20. i will go with apollo

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  21. panget razor style lang naman aarte nyo apollo ako

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  22. oo apollo nalang ata papabili ko next week

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  23. parang nagustuhan ko apollo ah tsaka mas maganda apollo sa icon kasi friend ko may starmobilel icon medyo lag eto daw apollo lag free kasi icon a5 ito a7 na

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  24. Kuru Kuru I will Get Apollo Tom...

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  25. Hi im jun sa apollo ako kasi mas mataas reso nya 12mp na cam 2000mah na battery removable pa dual sim
    sa Lahat ng quadcore sulit na ang price sa apollo
    kya apollo ako

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  26. kung sa build quality tlga mganda yun razor eh class ang dating kung ikukumpara sa apollo..pra xiang xperia phone..pero npakaraming issues haha..yun yung una kong bnili eh..nun papalitan ko wala ng stock nun kya nauwi aq sa apollo..so far so good naman wala aq nging problema..kaya mas okay ang apollo for me..

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