Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 vs MyPhone A919i Duo vs O+ 8.15 vs Starmobile Diamond
Published on May 29th, 2013
Cherry Mobile has recently released their latest Android smartphone with a nice 5-inch HD IPS display featuring Dragontrail Glass technology, the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0. It’s the successor of the previously popular CM Omega HD. The Omega HD 2.0 is powered by a quad core processor paired with 1GB of RAM and will run on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box. Today, let’s compare this new Android phone with three (3) other 5-inch Android smartphones, namely the MyPhone A919i Duo, O+ 8.15 and Starmobile Diamond. Check them out below and find out which one is for you.
Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 Specifications Comparison
First let’s put their respective specifications side by side so that we can have a better look who has the better specs than the other.
|Specifications||Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0||MyPhone A919i Duo||O+ 8.15||Starmobile Diamond|
|Operating System||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean with AirShuffle||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Processor||1.2GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6589||1.2GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6589||1.2GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6589||1GHz Dual Core MTK6577H|
|GPU||PowerVR SGX544MP||PowerVR SGX 544MP||PowerVR SGX 544MP||Enhanced IMG SGX 531|
|Memory||1GB RAM||1GB RAM||1GB RAM||1GB RAM|
|Storage||4GB Internal||4GB Internal||8GB Internal||4GB Internal|
|Expansion||microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB|
|Display||5-inch HD IPS at 1280x720, 294ppi||5-inch IPS capacitive at 720x1280, 294 ppi||5-inch IPS LCD HD at 1280x720, 294 ppi||5-inch IPS HD at 720x120 with Dragontrail Display|
|Camera Rear||12 megapixel with BSI||8 megapixels with AF, dual LED Flash||8 megapixels with BSI, AF, LED Flash||12 megapixels AF, BSI with LED|
|Camera Front||2 megapixel with BSI||2 megapixels||2 megapixels||3 megapixels|
|Network||3G, Dual SIM||3G/HSPA Dual Band, Triband GSM, Dual SIM||3G/HSPA+||2G and 3G Tri Band|
|Connectivity||WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4 with EDR and A2DP|
|HSPA+ *(TBC)||HSDPA/HSUP||HSDPA/HSUP||HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps|
|Battery||2,100 mAh||Li-Ion 2,000 mAh||Li-Po 2,000mAh||2,000 mAh|
|Price||Php 8,999||Php 9,950||Php 12,995||Php 9,990|
|Antutu Benchmark Score||around 12,668||around 12,430||around 13,189||around 5,577|
|NenaMark v2 Score||around 43.7 fps||around 37.3 fps||around 45.7 fps||around 17.5 fps|
Note: In the comparison above I included their respective Antutu Benchmark scores as well as NenaMark v2 results. The benchmarks above were not personally conducted by me, I have gathered them from various reviews. Also a difference in 10 to 100+ points in Antutu Benchmark is not really big. Even 500 points is not that big. There are also various factors that affect the Antutu Benchmark scores, specially the operating system and how clean/fast or stable they are.
You might be also wondering why included the Starmobile Diamond in this comparison. I included the Diamond since it is in the same price range (more or less), and features a 5-inch display.
In terms of processing power, both CPU and GPU, the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0, MyPhone A919i Duo and O+ 8.15 are the same. They are also built with 1GB of RAM, this means that their overall performance is more or less the same. Only the Starmobile Diamond false behind.
However the O+ 8.15 is built with an 8GB of internal storage, which I think is an advantage. The internal storage and external storage does not contribute to the performance of the phone, but it does matter to have a larger internal memory specially if you plan to install lots of apps or even a few high end games.
The Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 is built with a 5-inch IPS display with a screen resolution of 1280×720, and a 294 pixel per inch density. The other three smartphones have also the same display specifications, this means that they are tie in this round. The plus factor that the Omega HD 2.0 has, is that its display features Dragontrail Glass, same with Starmobile Diamond.
The Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 has a 12 megapixel rear facing camera with BSI feature. In terms of sensor size, the Omega HD and the Diamond is the winner here. Since the A919i Duo and O+8.15 has only an 8 megapixel sensor size. But this does not mean that having a large sensor size gives you a better picture quality.
In my opinion the sensor size, or the megapixels in smartphones, are overrated. It’s a gimmick used by manufacturers and advertising company to attract people. Again it doesn’t mean that a 12 megapixel camera will produce a better picture or will have a better photo quality than an 8 megapixel camera. And many people are not aware of this.
In terms of connectivity features, more or less they have the same specifications. If the Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 will come with an HSPA+ connection (which we still need to confirm) then it would be a plus factor since you can enjoy a much faster download and upload speeds (given that your service provider is fast also).
The Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 has a slightly better battery too, with 2,100 mAh capcity. This is also a plus factor for the CMO HD 2.0. Now lets, check their benchmark scores. As you can see, the three smartphones are in the 12,000++ range, and they also have a close fps result. The only weak link here is the Starmobile Diamond, that’s because its CPU and GPU are not that fast.
And finally, we compare their prices. The Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 has a very attractive price of only Php 8,999, beating the MyPhone A919i Duo and the rest. I understand why O+ 8.15 has a much higher price since it offers a larger internal memory, and probably a better overall user experience. But I don’t understand why the Starmobile is priced at Php 9K given the specs.
The Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 offers a really sweet deal, in fact this could be a MyPhone A919i Duo killer. If I where to choose from the four smartphones, I would choose the O+ 8.15. Why? 4GB of internal memory is just way low for me. My second choice would be the Omega HD 2.0.
How about you? Which one is your bet?