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Cherry Mobile Blaze Unboxing and Hands On Review
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Cherry Mobile Blaze Unboxing and Hands On Review

by Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.January 10, 2013

Cherry Mobile Blaze, the new 4.7 inch dual core phone with 8 megapixel camera. Titan users will get envy with this one. For the price of Php 6,499 (same price with Cherry Mobile Titan) I would definitely say, this one is worth buying! =)

Blaze’s processor (MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7) comes from Mediatek, Taiwan’s biggest chip designer. Boasting 4.7-inch FWVGA (Full Wide Video Graphics Array) with 854×480 pixels resolution (208ppi), Blaze supports 5-point multi touch feature.

 
 
 

Cherry-Mobile-Blaze

Cherry Mobile Blaze Unboxing

Cherry Mobile Blaze is powered by 1GHz dual core processor with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD card; this is a 3G device with dual SIM dual standby functionality. It runs on Android ICS packed with latest features including resizable widgets and face unlock.

Cherry Mobile Blaze Apps

Touch flow is smooth and responsive, the device’s over all enclosure is made of durable plastic with silver lining, which for me, serves as a plus factor becoming to look like more as a premium phone, the entire design really resembles the looks of Samsung Galaxy S3.

Cherry Mobile Blaze Color

Cherry Mobile Blaze Back Cover

The 8 megapixel rear camera is a turn-on factor and is good enough to take high quality pictures (best in outdoor) and shoots 720p HD videos (though as of writing, I’m having problem enabling the “fine” video quality option, the camera is hanging on this option – I’ll write a separate post about it).

Sample picture taken from 8 megapixel rear camera

Cherry Mobile Blaze Camera

Voice Call Audio Quality

Though I didn’t experience any drop calls, the voice audio quality is at far different from the one that I’m used to – iPhone (forgive me for the comparison) “parang tunog lata ang boses dito” taragis but I wouldn’t blame Cherry Mobile on that part, might be one of the drawbacks of an affordable phones, and it’s no big deal. FM radio as well as music player (mp3s) works well. The device comes with Cherry Mobile stock earphones.

Cherry Mobile Earphones

Gaming

Cherry Mobile Blaze GPU is PowerVR SGX531, the same GPU that you can see with most of Lenovo smartphones and Motorola Motosmart XT389. You can play well with most of the popular games on this device; I just tried the Temple Run and 3D Cave Runner. See the video:

Battery

Blaze is powered by 1,500mAh battery (inferior to Titan’s 2,350mAh), my first full charge lasted for a day (full usage, Wi-Fi is on, multiple apps running) and for me, it’s fine and normal with Android device. =) Proper apps management can help extend battery life. (I installed Juice Defender app and I’m observing now the difference)

Cherry Mobile Blaze Dual SIM

Cherry Mobile BLAZE Specifications

  • Dual SIM / Dual Standby
  • 4.7″ FWVGA (854×480) Capacitive display
  • 208ppi with 5-point multi-touch feature
  • Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • 1GHz Dual-Core MT6577 Processor
  • PowerVR SGX531 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • microSD card slot up to 32GB
  • 8MP autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording
  • VGA (0.3MP) front-facing camera
  • GPS with A-GPS support / Bluetooth v2.1
  • WiFi b/g/n / WiFi Hotspot
  • 3G capable / UMTS 2100MHz
  • GPRS / EDGE / GSM 900/1800MHz (Dual-band)
  • Motion Sensor / Proximity Sensor / Light Sensor
  • 3.5mm audio Jack / MicroUSB v2.0 / FM Radio
  • Li-Ion 1,500mAh battery
  • Color: White Silver & Blue Silver
  • Price: Php6,499 (Official SRP)

Been using this Blaze phone for a couple of days now and I couldn’t hardly deny I’m loving it. =) For Php 6,499 you’ll get a 4.7 inch Ice Cream Sandwich phone – large enough to enjoy media content,internet browsing, social media apps plus an 8 mega pixel camera, wooah!

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About The Author
Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.

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