Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0 vs MyPhone A919i Duo vs O+ 8.15 vs Starmobile Diamond


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.

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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 1280×720, 294ppi 5-inch IPS capacitive at 720×1280, 294 ppi 5-inch IPS LCD HD at 1280×720, 294 ppi 5-inch IPS HD at 720×120 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

See also: O+ 8.15 vs MyPhone A919i Duo vs Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0

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?




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  • Kcirejnavi

    great review. thanks! :)

    • http://whatswithjeff.com jeff

      Thanks! :) Don’t forget to share this article with your friends.

  • Will

    Hello Jeff!

    This article is interesting. I am looking for a nice quad core phone that fits my budget. I am a college student now and bringing my ipad around the campus is not so easy.

    I’ve seen and tried out the 3 quadcore phones. They all perform well.

    The 0+ 8.15 looks and feels good. But i wish the price was just 9,999 php. The staff told me I was late because they did have a promotion some time ago and the promotion is a price cut from 13,200 to 9,999 (something like that)for the 0+ 8.15. Too bad :(. I like the way it looks. Looks better than the omega hd 2.0 and the a919i duo. Air shuffle works and is a nice feature although I might be using it rarely.

    The omega hd 2.0 looks ok. It feels light and looks slim. The glass they say is durable the staff says because its got dragon tail glass. The screen had good viewing angles and good colors. Camera is ok but I rarely use the phone’s camera to take pictures. The price is just 8,999 which is really nice.
    but I have heard that the lithium battery cells from cherry mobile don’t last very long. Well I believe that cherry mobile is rebadged from a china brand while myphone is rebadged from an Indian brand.

    The myphone a919i duo looks similar to the omega hd 2.0. Priced slightly above the omega and has same specs. Except no special glass and camera is 8mp but I don’t really mind. The staff tells me its got good network connection which sounds interesting. It performs well and it feels nicer than the omega. The screen is bright and for me it looks like its a bit brighter than the omega and similar to 0+ 8.15. My friends who owned myphone products are happy with them.

    Well the 3 quadcore phones look and perform great. I was not able to try out texting, call, browsing and gaming. But I believe they will perform well in such tasks.
    I want the 0+ 8.15, but my budget is 10k php. But I’m still deciding if I should go with one of these phones, or if I should stay with my ipad2 + Nokia combo and wait for better phones to come.

    Thanks Jeff! Nice article btw.

    • http://whatswithjeff.com Peter Paul

      Hi Will have you seen the Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0? It was recently released. The O+ 8.15 has also 8GB of memory instead of 4GB only, that’s why it’s a little bit expensive than the the Cherry Mobile and MyPhone. If I were you go for the O+ 8.15. If you have 10K just borrow the rest of the amount or find a second hand (if you ever found one). The three phones are great but I will choose the O+ not because of its Air shuffle, which I will replace with a custom rom more or less, but because it has an 8GB of memory. Trust me, the 4GB of memory is very little. You won’t be able to install lots of apps together with decent games like Modern Combat or the likes since the memory is low.

      Is 10K will be your only budget even if you wait for the next generation of phones to come? Perhaps you can save more while waiting. You still got your iPad2 + Nokia setup anyway. Thanks for reading my article, really appreciate it. Good luck Will!

  • aesi

    Hi,

    I really would like to buy the o+ 8.15. My only concern is the aftersales. Is it good enough? I mean if something happens to my phone and it’s out of warranty, can it be repaired easilly. I guess what i really want to know is if it can be repaired by a regular cell shop. Because most likely i’m gonna root the device which makes it oow.

    I really would appreciate any comments here. I’m kinda confused what to buy. I’m thinking of getting a 2nd hand s3 but i’ve read some articles about sds. So I’m thinking of this device or the LG 4x HD which is around 17k brand new. TIA

    • http://whatswithjeff.com Peter Paul

      Hi Aesi?
      What about SDS?
      I’m not really sure about aftersales support of O+. And perhaps some cellphone shops can repair them if anything happens. (not sure with that either)
      I suggest if you have the budget go for the better brand and quality/specs. If aftersales support is your concern Samsung is good. I’m not sure about LG though.
      But I heard negative aftersales support with local smartphone brands.

  • jesse

    sir, ask ko lng po kung 4g or hspa+ ready po b omega hd 2.0? planning to buy in a few days.

    pls. help po.

    mlki po ba speed difference ng 3g lng with 4G/hspa+ ready connection?

    im also having trouble choosing between hd 2.0 or blaze 2.0 especially because of the price drop, the two are identically priced. both mostly have the same specs but i guess it all boils down to personal preference on screen size, but i am leaning more on hd 2.0 but as i’ve said, i have no idea if it will have a big difference in terms of speed between having hspa+ ready connection or only the 3g ready of the HD 2.0. I’m asking this because i will use often my phone as a wifi hotspot for my laptop at school.

    your helpful reply would be mostly appreciated. thanks and godbless.

    • Jeff

      I think its hspa+ or 3G only.
      4G is already LTE na kasi. If you compare 3G with 4G or HSPA+ with LTE, there is a big difference.
      But 3G or HSPA+ is already fast depending on your definition of “fast”. Kung maganda yung signal mo sa area you can experience around 1MBps download speed or even more. LTE mas mabilis pa dyan pero I think you need to subscribe for an LTE account or 4G.
      Ask mo yung nagbebenta sa kiosk, tapos i pa-test mo and speed using Speedtest, tingnan mo sino may mas mabilis na download/upload speed.
      3G or HSPA+ is really okay, provided that the signal in your area is okay as well (same with LTE). I even use 3G/HSPA+ to download large file sizes in Gigabytes.
      Hope this helps.
      By the way, madami nang bagong local phones ngayon. Have you considered checking others? If you can just stretch your budget a little more.

      • jesse

        @Jeff

        Tnx sir Jeff for the reply. i know po na ur a busy man pro npka ganda ng reply niu. definitely a big help po for me..

        sir, so confiormed na po ba na hspa+ capable po ohd 2.0?

        I’m from the province po that’s why its difficult to just go to a kiosk and ask if the ohd 2.0 is hspa+ capable or hsdpa only. malaki dn po kc speed difference ng dalawa according to this nairaland.com/1096698/differences-between-gprs-edge-3g , but as you’ve said and ur definitely correct in saying na it depends on the signal sa area and if available ba ung mga ganong speed by the carriers here sa amin. i’l have a research on that. hehe

        BTW, any specific recommendations po sir regarding other local phones or model? if only i have the budget for the leaked cm omega hd 2x, very nice and mouth watering specs indeed, i’l definitely wait for its release pro un42nately my budget ceiling is only for the ohd 2.0’s price range for now. i’l have to save for another 3 months for that one.. if only i have a higher paying job.. tsk.tsk. hehe.

        hoping for your helpful reply again sir jeff. thanks again and god bless you.

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