CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Review; Worth Your Every Penny

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Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro Review; Worth Your Every Penny


Homegrown smartphone brand Cherry Mobile has been doing a great job bridging the latest technology to Filipino users. Even if the pressure of competition is much higher than ever, CHERRY continues not only to survive but also able to stay competitive against more prominent brands. Meet one of its latest creations - the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro. And, if you're a budget-savvy tech consumer, be sure to read our review to find out more.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Review; Worth Your Every Penny
CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Review; Worth Your Every Penny


The Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro could easily pass off as a premium device. Even with its economical price tag, the smartphone brand didn't take the modest route when it comes to this device's visuals.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz Display
6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED 120Hz Display

Upfront, the device sports a 6.7-inch AMOLED screen with seamless contoured sides wrapped by the phone's frame and a punch hole for the selfie camera. This combination of design details is common on more expensive smartphones, but Cherry Mobile brought them on a more affordable device since it's what it does.

To say that the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro looks beautiful from every angle is an understatement. And what can be considered as a cherry on top of its front physique is how its screen does its job perfectly. The colors are sharp and vibrant with a 120Hz screen refresh rate, so you're assured of smooth scrolling. Plus, this smartphone comes planted with a plastic film for an extra layer of protection. The screen of the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro also houses an in-display fingerprint scanner that unlocks the device in seconds.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Minimalist Matte Black Finish
Minimalist Matte Black Finish

This device is equally nice-looking when it comes to its rear part. The back panel of the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is in minimalist matte black. Apart from its aesthetically pleasing nature, this design material is also ideal for deflecting fingerprints and smudges. Cherry Mobile also included a free clear case in the smartphone package for added protection without concealing the beautiful back of the device.

Speaking of package content, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro comes with a pair of standard 3.5mm jack earphones, a USB Type-C charging wire, a travel adapter, a quick user guide, and a SIM card ejection tool.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Loudspeaker, USB Type-C, Microphone, 3.5mm Audio Jack
Loudspeaker, USB Type-C, Microphone, 3.5mm Audio Jack

The Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is mostly made of a polycarbonate material, on its right cheek lies its power/lock button and the volume rockers. At the top part is where you can see its secondary microphone and earpiece, at the left side is the card tray for a nano SIM card plus another nanoSIM or MicroSD card, while at the bottom are the loudspeaker, main microphone, and USB-C port, and audio jack.

The buttons of the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro are tactile, and they're strategically placed so they are easy to reach even with one-hand use.

To wrap up this segment, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is a smartphone you'd want to flaunt in mirror selfies, or by just plainly using it. It's a definite eye-catcher – no doubt about that.

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User-experience-wise, we could say that the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro is pretty neat and easy. This device runs on a stock version of Android 13. Bloatware isn't a problem, and Cherry made an excellent decision to remove the app drawer and instead place all the apps on the home screen.

The Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is also among the few smartphones in the market that still carry a built-in radio app. We think this is its way of paying homage to its Filipino roots, as we all know how Filipinos love listening to the radio.

Under its pretty physique is a set of internals you're assured can get the job done. The Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro runs on a Mediatek Helio G99 Ultra chipset with 8 cores at 2.2GHz each, partnered with a dual-core Mali G57 GPU, and a combination of up to 16GB RAM (8GB physical + 8GB extended) and 128GB onboard storage.

The Helio G99 Ultra is touted by the processor company as a flagship-class 4G chip. With 6nm technology, this chipset makes it possible for smartphones to carry the best power efficiency while maintaining a slim and light build.

For the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro, this means a seamless experience without stutters. This device can handle multi-tasking very well, and you'll have no problem switching between apps like GMail, Facebook, Netflix, Google Docs, and more.

Gaming is also an enjoyable experience with this smartphone, thanks to its Intelligent Resource Management Engine that allows the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro to deliver smoother gameplay without compromising battery efficiency.

Here are the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro benchmark results for reference.
  • Antutu - 418,686
  • Geekbench Single-Core - 741
  • Geekbench Multi-Core - 2,046
  • Geekbench Compute - 1,298
  • PC Mark Work Performance 3.0 - 9,130
  • PC Mark Work Storage 2.0 - 27,490
  • 3D Mark Wild Life - 1,235
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Stress Test - 1,243
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme - 347
  • 3D Mark Wild Life Extreme Stress Test - 348
  • 3D Mark Sling Shot - 3,513
  • 3D Mark Sling Shot Extreme - 2,557

In terms of battery life, the 5,000mAh juice of the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro can last a whole day of moderate to heavy use. In just a little over 60 minutes, the battery of this device can go from 0 percent to 100 percent, made possible by the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro's 33W fast charging support.


You get a total of four cameras with the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro – three on the rear and one at the front. For its main cameras, the device has a 64MP primary shooter, a 2MP macro sensor, and an unknown depth/AI camera.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro 64MP Triple Rear Camera
64MP Triple Rear Camera

For selfies, you get a 16-megapixel snapper.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro 16MP Front Camera
16MP Front Camera

To keep the long story short, the cameras of the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro are more than capable. Its rear cameras take pictures ready to be posted on social media, even without touch-ups. This is especially true with photos taken under good lighting conditions. Night photography, on the other hand, might be less impressive, but the images are decent, too. One thing we noticed, though, is reflective glare, which usually appears when a light source shines through the lens. Selfies come great with the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro as well.

For sample photos, you can check the uploads on our Facebook page here.

For videos, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro can record up to 2K in quality, sans a built-in stabilizer.

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Whether you want a relatively affordable device that has all the essential specs you need or you're looking for a budget-friendly phone to give to someone, the Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is a strong choice. It's just another proof that CHERRY knows its business and why they are the last local brand standing.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Review
CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro

The Cherry Mobile Aqua S11 Pro is available for Php7,990.

How much is the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro?

When will the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro be available?

  • The CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro is now available.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Specifications:

  • Dual SIM, dual standby, supports 4G/LTE connectivity
  • 6.7-inch FHD+ (2412 x 1080) AMOLED display, 120Hz Refresh Rate
  • Dimensions: TBC
  • Weight: TBC
  • Android 13
  • Octa-core (2x2.2GHz Cortex-A76 + 6x2.0GHz Cortex-A55) CPU, ARM Mali-G57 MC2 GPU, Mediatek Helio G99 Ultra chipset
  • 8GB physical RAM + 8GB extended RAM
  • 256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via MicroSD card
  • 64MP f/1.8 PDAF main + 2MP f/2.4 macro + depth triple rear cameras with LED flash, 4K video recording at 30fps
  • 16MP f/2.5 front camera, 1080p video recording at 30fps
  • Multimedia player
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6, dual-band
  • Bluetooth v5.2
  • NFC
  • USB Type-C 2.0 with OTG
  • Sensors: fingerprint (in-display), accelerometer, light, proximity, gyroscope
  • Battery: 5,000mAh lithium-ion polymer, non-removable, 33W fast charging
  • Colors: Black
  • CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Price: Php7,999

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