Octa-Core + Android Kitkat = Awesome!During Cherry Mobile’s #WeAreOnFire event, the local mobile phone company launched their first ever octa-core smartphone called Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 which can be upgraded to Android version 4.4 Kitkat.
Being part of the Cosmos series means that this is Cherry Mobile’s newest flagship phone with premium specs and features but considerably lower price than its competitors.
Here's how Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 looks like:
|Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 - Photo © Cherry Mobile|
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Processor, Memory and BatteryJust like the octa-core Starmobile Diamond X1, Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is also powered by MediaTek’s MT6592 processor clocked at 1.7GHz and Mali 450MP for the graphics.
Those are already very good specs but the 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage makes the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 a monster phone!
See also: Cherry Mobile Titan Pro phablet with stylus for Php10,999.
Just one thing – one thing that always turns out to be the weakness of Cherry Mobile phones – its battery with a mere 2,000 mAh capacity only. The quad core processor and full HD screen will surely squeeze out the life out of this battery.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Design, Display and Software
Powering up the device brings up the stunning 5-inch full HD display with One Glass Solution technology. Watching movies with the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is surely a wonderful experience especially that it supports High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) for very high quality videos.
One very interesting promise from Cherry Mobile is the Android 4.4 Kitkat update for the Cosmos Z2 by March. They didn’t specify if it’s going to be an OTA update so we’ll see if you need to line up in their service centers to get the update.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 CameraIf you’re okay with software interpolation to increase the capacity of cameras, then Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is offering you an 18 MP main camera with Autofocus, LED Flash and Backside Illiminated sensor.
The front camera will take very high quality photos of your cute face at 8 Megapixels but it’s a fixed focus one.
These cameras are not just for still photos because shooting videos in full HD quality (that’s 1080p my friend) will be blur free even if you don’t have very steady hands.
See also: Cherry Mobile G Pen demo video.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Network and ConnectivityDual band WiFi is clearly becoming a trend now. Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 has this feature that enables it to connect to a WiFi network at 2.5 GHz and 5GHz simultaneously.
|Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 in white. Based on its OEM, other colors might be offered soon. - Photo © Cherry Mobile|
Dual band, dual cameras and dual sim – everything now comes in pairs! Maybe it’s the approaching Valentine’s day.
Anyway, it’s not yet clear if this one has USB OTG like the Cherry Mobile Titan Pro which has been launched at the same time. But we’re hoping it does.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Specs
- 1.7GHz Octa-Core MediaTek Mt6592 Processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS with Android 4.4 Kitkat Update
- 5 Inch Full HD OGS Display @ 1920 x 1080 Pixels or 441 PPI
- Scratch Resistant Dragontrail Glass
- Mali450-MP GPU
- 18 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash and BSI Sensor
- 8 Megapixel Front Camera
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB Internal Storage
- Expandable up to 64GB via Micro SD
- Dual Sim/Dual Standby
- Dual Band WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
- Miracast Wireless Display
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- FM Radio
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Proximity Sensor
- 145 x 69.8 x 7.59 mm
- 2,000 mAh Battery
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Price and AvailabilityCompared to Starmobile’s octa-core phone, Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is Php1,000 cheaper at a suggested retail price of Php12,999.00. The lower price is what defines the Cherry Mobile brand but they must make sure that they can improve their after sales service.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 will be available in different Cherry Mobile outlets in the coming days and weeks. If you want this monster phone to be yours, you better save starting now!