Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0 – A Cheap 5-inch Quad Core Android Smartphone

Published on May 12th, 2013

After a short anticipation and wait, Cherry Mobile has recently launched their latest quad core flagship smartphone that competes with MyPhone A919i Duo and O Plus 8.15, the Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0. Although before the official unveiling, we already have an idea of what their next flagship phone would be. Will this be your next Android phone? See more details below.

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The Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0 sports a nice 5-inch qHD scratch resistant display with 960×540 resolution and 220ppi. It is powered by a 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Cortex A5 quad core processor, similar to CM Flame 2.0, paired with Andreno 203 for its GPU and 1GB of RAM for its memory.

The CM SkyFire 2.0 has a 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD, an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with flash, paired with a 2 megapixel front facing camera. It also has basic network and connectivity functions like WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and GPS. The CM SkyFire 2.0 will be running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, not the latest Jelly Bean version but at least its Jelly Bean, and will be powered by a 2,000 mAh battery.

The Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0 is priced at Php 7,999, which I think is a very cheap price for a 5-inch, quad core powered Android smartphone. If you have checked the Cherry Mobile Omega HD before, you will noticed that it is priced similarly. The Omega HD might have some few advantages like 12 megapixel camera, better display, but it is only powered by a dual core processor.

Cherry Mobile SkyFire 2.0 Specs

Operating System: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Processor: 1.2GHz Snapdragon Quad Core
Memory: 1GB of RAM
Storage: 4GB Internal
Expansion: microSD up to 32GB
Display: 5-inch qHD at 960×540 resolution, with 220ppi
Camera Rear: 8 megapixels with LED flash
Camera Front: 2 megapixels
Network and Connectivity: Dual SIM, 3G, HSPA, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
Battery: 2,000 mAh

Based on the specs, the CM SkyFire 2.0 is not as powerful as the MyPhone A919i Duo and O+ 8.15, but it has much cheaper price tag which the many might find very attractive. Still, some wouldn’t mind paying more for a better specs. So which will be your next quad core phone? the CM SkyFire 2.0, MyPhone A919i Duo or O Plus 8.15? Share your thoughts below.

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