|Cherry Mobile Omega XL|
Bigger and bigger phones are coming not only from global brands, but also from the local players. Recently, Cherry Mobile released the Omega XL, which packs a massive 6-inch IPS OGS capacitive touchscreen display.
The CM phablet is powered by a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, Mali-400 GPU, has 1GB of RAM for multi-tasking and runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box.
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Everything in the front is covered and protected by the Asahi Dragon Trail glass, this means that you do not need to worry about getting it scratched therefore no need to use a separate screen protector.
Most of the front is dominated by the gigantic display, the left and right bezels are just enough - not too thick not too thin. Below the screen is the usual menu, home and back capacitive key. Above the display is more interesting, along with the earpiece grill, hidden sensor and 8MP secondary camera there is a front-facing LED flash.
The back is made of glossy plastic and you might need to clean it from time to time for fingerprints and smudges. The 13MP main camera is located somewhere in upper part followed by the LED flash. The Omega logo is printed in the center while the company's logo is just above the loud speaker grill.
|Battery, Micro SD and SIM Slots|
The back panel is removable which gives you the access to the micro SD and two SIM card slots (none of which is hot-swappable because you need to take out the battery first).
On the left you will find the volume rocker together with the physical camera shutter key which as far as I can recall is the first one among the phones and tablets we reviewed.
The power key is the only control button you will find on the right side.
The bottom of the device was kept bare while the top houses both the micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack.
The overall design is quite good, the silver metal lining on top of the chrome-toned sides give the devices a very appealing look. The build quality is solid and there is enough heft on it which gives you the feeling that the phone is really tough.
Handling wise, you will need your two hands on most operations, if not all. The phablet is a bit wide and your thumb won't be able reach it on both ends. Actually, this is something to be expected for a smartphone this big.
The display of the Omega XL employs IPS and OGS technology, which gives it a wide viewing angles on both the portray and landscape mode. It supports up to 5-point touch which ensures that you can operate the unit without any touch bugs.
The Omega XL is equipped with the Accelerometer, Light and Proximity sensors. All of which plays an important role in day to day usage of the phone.
|Antutu - 17291|
|Quadrant - 5943|
|NenaMark2 - 60.8 fps|
|Vellamo HTML5 - 1989 & Metal - 517|
This is the first time I owned a smartphone powered by the MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz each and all I can say in the benchmark results is WOW. The Antutu score is overwhelming, it is actually even higher than the my LG Optimus G.
|Vellamo HTML5 Comparison|
When I compared it with the previous quad-core phones that I had, it beats every competition with a healthy margin on all the benchmarks.
The Cherry Mobile Omega XL benchmark results were really impressive and could translate on a better performance. The 6-inch screen may not have high definition resolution, but it is still vibrant and stunning.
- Dual SIM , Dual Standby
- 6" capacitive IPS OGS qHD (960x540) touchscreen display, 5-point touch, Asahi Dragontrail glass protection
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
- 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 13MP auto focus BSI main camera with LED flash
- 8MP secondary camera with LED flash
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- MP3/MP4 Player
- Micro USB 2.0
- Bluetooth v3.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
- Price: Php7,999