|Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2|
Earlier today I attended the Cherry Mobile We Are On Fire event wherein they launched the Titan Pro and the Cosmos Z2. That was the first ever product launching I attended from Cherry Mobile, and I guess there is always luck for first timer.
During the event they raffled several power banks, NFC speakers, Titan 2.0, Titan Pro and Cosmos Z2. Luckily I won the latter, I never actually expected it since the persons on my left and on the right both won Titan Pro.
So here we are, I got a brand new Cosmos Z2 which is the first octa-core phone from Cherry Mobile which also happens to be my first octa-core smartphone.
I prepared a short and a quick unboxing video below.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Unboxing Video
The retail package consist of the unit itself, 2000mAh battery, wired headset, charger with detachable USB cable and warranty card.
The Cosmos Z2 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Android 4.4 Kit Kat coming in March) and powered by MediaTek MT6592 with 8 CPU cores clocked at 1.7GHz each, 700MHz Mali-450MP GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM.
As you can see on above CPU-Z info, the minimum frequency is 728MHz which is higher than the MT6582 which is only 598MHz, this means that even your phone is idle the CPU still operates at the frequency.
The 7.59mm thin frame gives the Cosmos Z2 its sleek body which makes it an elegant looking premium smartphone, worthy of being a flagship.
The front is mainly occupied by the 5-inch display, the left and right bezels are just right, not too thick not too thin. Below the display is the usual set of capacitive keys, they lit up once you pressed them. There is an added space below the keys, which is a bit tricky at first since you may think that this is where the capacitive keys are located.
Going on the top of the screen you will find the hidden sensors on the left, the earpiece grill comfortably located at the center and then the secondary camera on the right side.
The back plate is made of plastic with rubbery feel which adds a nice grip on the device. The left and right parts are slightly bent towards the front. The main camera is slightly protruding, so you better be careful lying the phone on its back because the camera will be the first to touch the surface and it might get scratches.
Below the main shooter is the LED flash followed by the 18MP auto-focus imprints. The Cosmos logo is placed in the center while the Cherry Mobile logo is just above the loudspeaker grill.
The left side of the phone holds the volume rocker while the right has the power/lock key.
The 3.5mm audio jack is located at the top together with the second microphone for noise cancellation while at the bottom you will find the micro USB port as well as the primary microphone pin hole.
The Z2 has a 5-inch display with IPS and OGS technology and a resolution of 1080p, which gives it a very vibrant display and a wide viewing angles. It supports up to 5-point touch and protected by an Asahi Dragontrail glass.
The device has plenty of sensors on its sleeve which includes the Accelerometer, Light, Sound, Orientation, Proximity, Gyroscope, and Magnetic. All of them are working properly when tested using Android Sensor Box and CPU-Z.
The MT6592 chipset inside the Cosmos Z2 boasts its raw computing power in the benchmarks, the Antutu, Quadrant and Vellamo scores are really amazing.
The Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is really a flagship caliber, the design looks stunning, the build quality is superb and benchmark results are impressive.
- Dual SIM , Dual Standby
- Quad Band GSM/EDGE/GPRS, Dual Band HSPA+
- 5.0" capacitive Full HD IPS OGS touchscreen display (1920x1080), Asahi Dragontrail Glass Protection
- Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4 Kit Kat
- 1.7GHz Octa Core CPU, 700MHz Mali-450MP GPU, MediaTek MT6592 chipset
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage (13.41GB available), expandable up to 64GB via micro SD
- 18MP auto focus BSI main camera with LED Flash, 1080p Video Recording @ 30fps
- 8MP secondary camera
- GPS with A-GPS
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n Dual Band 2.4GHz/5GHz, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot, Miracast
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- Multi Media Player
- Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- Sensors: Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Magnetic, Gravity, Gyroscope
- Special Functions: Flip to mute, Glove mode, Smart ring, Smart wake
- 2000mAh Battery
- Price: Php12,999