Monday, December 15, 2014

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant

INTRODUCTION:

During the Cherry Mobile's dealers night, the local mobile brand surprised us by giving each one us their upcoming octa core smartphones, some got the Infinix Pure and we got its bigger sibling, the Infinix Pure XL.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
CPU-Z Info

This new CM phablet sports a huge 5-inch IPS HD screen powered by MediaTek MT6592M processor with 8 CPU cores clocked at 1.4GHz each. It also has 1GB of RAM for multitasking and 8GB of ROM for saving apps and files.


UNBOXING:

Unboxing Video
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Retail Package

The retail package includes the unit itself, battery, charger, USB cable, headset and paper documents. There is no info in the box if it has a scratch-resistant glass, so we recommend installing a screen protector.


HARDWARE:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Front
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Back

At the front, you will find the usual capacitive keys below the display while the secondary camera and hidden sensors are located above the screen. Meanwhile, the back holds the main camera at the upper part followed by a single LED flash directly below it while the Cherry Mobile marking is placed slightly above the loudspeaker grill.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Back without cover

Removing the back cover will reveal the 2600mAh battery, micro SIM slot, regular SIM slot and the micro SD slot.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Top
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Bottom

The micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack are both located at the top of the device while there is none at the bottom.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Left
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Right

The left side houses the volume rocker while the power button is located at the right side.

The Pure XL is a sturdy rectangular device with curve top and bottom with an added metallic accent on all sides. It also has a curve back cover that helps for a better handling, especially for a device of this sheer size.


DISPLAY:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
5-point touch

The Pure XL has a huge 5.5-inch screen with IPS technology for better viewing, HD resolution for clearer display and support up to 5 fingers.


SENSORS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Sensors

The basic sensors, namely accelerometer, proximity and light are all present on this device. All of them are functioning properly during app simulation and in actual use.


BENCHMARKS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Antutu - 27,443
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Quadrant - 12, 164
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Vellamo, Browser - 2,055; Multicore - 1,321; Metal - 775
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
NenaMark2 - 57.4

The Pure XL is the second device we reviewed with 1.4GHz octa core processor, the first one is also from Cherry Mobile, the Cosmos One. Actually, both devices have almost identical internals, but the XL scores a bit higher than the One.


INTERFACE:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
About Phone
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
e-Warranty
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
OOBE
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Quck Start Guide
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Interface

This Infinix device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS, the interface is similar to the stock UI with some third-party applications pre-installed. Upon first boot, it will prompt you to complete the e-Warranty registration, set-up your device and walk you through the basic navigation of your phone.

Related: Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Review: Orderly System


BASIC FUNCTIONS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Basic Functions

All the basic phone functions are working fine, no issue or problem encountered during the length of the review period.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
TouchPal X

Like most Cherry Mobile devices, it also has TouchPal X factory installed. It is the default input method across all apps and interface.


MULTIMEDIA:

Gallery:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Gallery

The photos and videos are filed under the gallery and can be organized by album, time or location. Under its settings you will find a basic photo editor for your picture and a trimming tool for your video. Meanwhile, in the app drawer there is also Movie Studio for creating and editing videos.

Video Player, Music Player and FM Radio:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Video Player, Music Player and FM Radio

The video player is the generic Android app, it supports different file types and can play videos with up to 1080p resolution. Watching on its massive screen is clear and enjoyable plus the loudspeaker is powerful too. Meanwhile, the music app is the Google Play Music, the stock Android music player is nowhere to be seen. On the other hand, the FM radio will only function when there is a wired headset connected.

Related: Cherry Mobile Alpha Luxe Review: Elegantly Sumptuous

Camera and Video:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Camera and Video

The camera and video share the same interface, it is a stock Android UI that is common on locally branded Android devices. The interface is very straightforward, just select the shooting mode you want at the upper part of the UI then press left shutter key for video and the right shutter key for the photo.

Sample Shots:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Day
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Night without flash
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Night with flash
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Night HDR

The main camera can shoot up to 13MP photo, the resulting images are good, but not stunning. In comparison, the images produced by Cosmos One are slightly better, especially the amount of resolved details.

Sample Video:

1080p
720p


The phone can capture video up to 1080p resolution at 30fps, the quality is one best we have seen, it is smooth without noticeable skipped frame.

Browser:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Browser

The browser is a stock Android app, it renders web pages quickly and has several useful features such as multiple tabs and desktop mode, what is missing is incognito mode.

Gaming:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Dead Trigger 2
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Asphalt 7
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Heroes of Order & Chaos

The casual games are no match to the graphics and processing prowess of the Pure XL. On the other hand, HD games also run smoothly, especially when you close/end other applications before start playing. If you do not perform this routine, there will be times that the phone will experience hiccups, but only in a very minimal basis.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Storage

It has 8GB of internal storage wherein 5.94GB is available to the user, the good thing here is that it has unified storage. Also, if you are going to use an SD card, it will become the default storage location of the phone.

Related: Cherry Mobile Flare 3 Review: Intense Emotion


CONNECTIVITY:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Connectivity

Connectivity wise, all the basics are covered and they are working without any issue. It has dual SIM that supports HSPA+ connectivity and can be shared via tethering, WiFi, wireless display, wireless printing, Bluetooth and OTG support.


PRODUCTIVITY:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Productivity Apps

The usual productivity tools are there, calculator, calendar, clock, file explorer, sound recorder and to do. There is no document viewer/editor, but you can simply download your favorite app in the Play Store.


GPS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
GPS

When A-GPS data is pre-loaded, the phone able to get a satellite lock in almost an instant with an average accuracy of 11 feet. Please take note that this test was done inside the car along an open highway.


BATTERY STATS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Battery Stats

During standby mode, it only consumed 6% of its battery in almost 19 hours. Meanwhile, in video playback test, it is able to last 6 hours and 40 minutes before the battery percentage dropped to 15%.


OTHERS:

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Apps

The Cherry Mobile apps installed are Pinoy App Shop, Wireless Update and Fun Club. For some reason, the last one only shows sponsored links and no apps at all.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Google Apps

Apart from Gmail and Play Music, other Google Apps, namely Voice, Now, Maps and YouTube are also installed.

Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Cherry Mobile Infinix Pure XL Review, Wholesome Giant
Other Apps

The other applications factory installed are the NQ Mobile Easy Finder for tracking your phone when it got lost; Backup and Restore for apps and personal information; SIM Tool Kit for accessing pre-defined options from the service provider; 100% Games for downloading Gameloft games; KakaoTalk and VOXCEE for instant messaging.


CONCLUSION:

The Cherry Mobile Pure XL is one the best smartphones that you can buy at the 7K price range. It gives you powerful internals, good build quality and decent cameras. It is a great alternative to Cherry Mobile Excalibur and Cherry Mobile Cosmos One, especially if you do not like their design or cannot find one at the store near you.

PROS:

5.5-inch IPS HD display
Octa core processor
8GB ROM
OTG Support

CONS:

Generic design
Slightly bigger compared to other devices with the same screen size

Specifications:

  • Quad band 2G, dual band 3G
  • Dual SIM (regular+micro) dual standby
  • 5.5-inch IPS capacitive HD (1280x720) touchscreen display
  • Android 4.4.2 KitKat
  • 1.4GHz octa core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-450MP GPU, MediaTek MT6592M chipset
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with LED flash, 1080p video recording
  • 2MP secondary camera
  • Multimedia player
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Micro USB 2.0 with OTG support
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • Sensors: accelerometer, light, proximity
  • 2600mAh battery
  • Price: Php6,999

10 comments:

  1. This one looks like a good buy for the price :D Nice review sir!

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  2. i like the specification of Infinix Pure XL.. but i think the display of this phone a bit large..

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  3. Sir, where can I buy this phone?

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  4. ganda ng screen display :) nice specs!

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  5. nice! ganito yung gusto kong review haha.

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  6. Great battery

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  7. Nice review, very comprehensive.

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  8. superb battery capacity perfect for its specs. :)

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  9. Thanks for the info. Another great review.

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