Looks like the minimum spec for a sub-10k Android phone is changing once again with Cherry Mobile at the lead. In terms of price / performance ratio, the newly released W900 model is one of the higher spec units out there. Fitted with a 1.2Ghz Snapdragon processor and a 4.0” screen, what was once flagship top-dollar specs has now reached the budget-price segment. Not one year ago, PHP 10,000 would only land you 600Mhz Android phones with 3.5” 320×480 screens at the maximum. That’s why the Cherry Mobile W900 Dragon Phone looks like a pretty sweet deal indeed.
The Cherry Mobile W900 “Dragon” is a new entry-level priced Android phone from local manufacturer. Aside from the aforementioned specs that include the higher-than-usual 1.2Ghz processor and 4.0” 800×480 screen, it also packs a 5MP camera in the back, a front facing one for video calling, and all the usual Android connectivity options. It is running on a custom Gingerbread UI that has a lot of premium features built-in – like an upgraded Camera with panorama and scene modes; a Media Popup Menu when you plugin a 3.5mm headset; a custom Task Killer; Slide-up Shortcut bar; Battery management and uptime estimation; and even a dedicated Eco Button for better battery life management. This is one of the more customized UI’s we’ve seen from the manufacturer, and one of the more sophisticated-looking skins from any Android device we’ve seen. Coupled with the snappy 1.2Ghz processor, ample screen size, and the affordable sub-10k price range, the W900 sounds like a great phone for budget-conscious consumers.
The W900 Dragon Phone is available now in all Cherry Mobile Kiosks and Stores nationwide for the SRP of PHP 9,999. Grab one if you’ve been looking for that 10k Android that just has the right amount of specs and UI sophistication. Or if you’d like to see more, check out our video preview of the device below. We’ll also be doing an unboxing and review of this phone in the weeks to come, so stay tuned!
For more pictures of the phone and the event, check out our gallery below.