Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Cherry Mobile Life Versus Arc Mobile Nitro 401D

Cherry Mobile Life Versus Arc Mobile Nitro 401D

Cherry Mobile Life was released last month and with its gigantic specs at a price under 3K pesos it seems to be a formidable foe. Actually, I thought it swept the whole competition until I learned about the Arc Mobile Nitro 401D.



Device
Cherry Mobile Life
Arc Mobile Nitro 401D
Price
Php 2,999
Php 2,999
OS
Android Jelly Bean 4.2
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
Dual SIM
Yes
Yes
Display
4-inch WVGA (800x480) LCD
4-inch WVGA (800x480) LCD
Protection
None
None
Chipset
MediaTek MT6572
MediaTek MT6572
CPU
1.3GHz Dual Core Cortex-A7
1.2GHz Dual Core Cortex-A7
GPU
Mali 400
Mali 400
RAM
512MB
512MB
Memory
4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
4GB, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Camera (Main)
5MP with LED Flash
5MP with LED Flash
Video (Main)
720p
720p
Camera (Front)
VGA
2MP
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
Yes
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Radio
Yes
Yes
Battery
1500 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
1400 mAh Li-Ion (removable)


As what we can see in the above comparison table, both devices have almost identical specifications. The CM Life has a slight advantage for having 100mAh higher battery capacity, plus its CPU is clocked a bit faster. The Nitro 401D won a point for having a 2MP secondary camera.

Specs are just specs, however, I never had neither of the two smartphone therefore I won't be able to tell their real life performance. But if you do, please kindly share your experience in the comment section below.

16 comments:

  1. actually the arc mobile 401d is clocked at 1.3ghz. and there are lots of difference between the 2 other than the batt and cam.

    cm life pros:
    slightly larger bat (100mah)
    better screen (better viewing angles)
    more compact design (slightly smaller body than the 401d)
    better software support (there are more users of cm life)
    possible ota updates

    cm life cons:
    2 point touch bug
    worse rear camera
    uninspired design
    no proximity sensor
    no light sensor
    does not have a modern 3.5mm audio jack (can not place branded earphones with mic eg: iphone earphones)
    bad after sales support (just like other cm phones)

    arcmobile 401d pros:
    slightly better camera
    better looking phone
    better after sales support
    modern 3.5 audio jack (can support branded earphones with mic)
    with light sensor
    with proximity sensor
    no touch bug

    arcmobile 401d cons:
    worse lcd (very bad viewing angles)
    slightly bigger than cm life
    slightly smaller battery (100mah)
    no ota updates

    note: the cm life is heavier than the 401d, im just not sure if its a pro or con. personally i like the weight of the cm life better.

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  2. so ano po mas maganda sa tingen nyo sir? ito kc pinag pipilian ko e thanks

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  3. Kung ako papipiliin, i go for 401D, no touch bug + support branded earphones + slightly better camera..
    Kung gus2 mo maganda screen (Viewing Angles) go for LIFE kac IPS display

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  4. add a thousand more , go for the arc nitro500. better spec, wider screen, better baterry life.

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  5. xperia headset with mic ang gamit ko sa cm life ko. gumagana naman. tested din sa samsung and alcatel headset ko, gumagana pareho.

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  6. wala atang ips ang life

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  7. kakainis ano ba talaga maganda? cm life or nitro401? kakainis. hahah

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  8. kng sa gaming ano maganda??

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  9. Kakainis yang arc mobile 401d sayang pera ko kakabili ko lang kahapon ang pangit sobra yung camera walang flash tapos napakalabo mas maganda pa ung camera ng Cm click ko kahit 2mp lang tapos ayaw pa matransfer nung apps sa sd card class 10 ung sd card ko pa grabe kakainis talaga dapat nag Cm life nalang ako

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  10. Hindi mo man lang tinesting muna bago mo binayaran at inuwi sa bahay? Ikaw din may mali kung ganun! Shunga

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  11. Ako sa Arc Mobile Nitro 401D ako susubok dahil marami na ko bad experience sa Cherry Mobile pagdating sa after sales support at battery life.

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  12. Shunga ka din hahaha pag bibili diba hanggang tingin lang muna bawal buksan yung mismong phone titignan mo lang yung model hahahha

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  13. imposible naman pong bawal buksan yun. dalawa pa nga kaming nagtest sabay nung 401d e. dlawang model pa binigay

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  14. Nakakainis lang sa 401d is yung camera, Sobrang labo! and 2point touch lang sya. but the battery is better. tapos may ibang apps na hindi talaga gagana ng ayos. like dumb ways to die and camera 360. tsk

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  15. bumili ako kanina para sa kapatid ko nung arc at mas maganda iyon kesa sa cm life i tested both bago ako bumili so imposibleng bumili ng hindi tinetest//

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  16. Arc Mobile... bilis internet, bilis load ng youtube, bilis ng mga games. Di ko po sure Cherry pero dami nagsasabi.....(pangit daw at disposable.....)

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