Do you like smartphones with a huge screen? Those are called phablets and Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 is one of the most affordable ones right now.
Aside from its large display, Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 also feature a quad core processor, 1GB of RAM, 12MP camera with BSI and a battery that makes it last the whole day.
One thing that you’ll immediately notice upon opening the box of a Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 is its Samsung Galaxy style physical home button. That’s why it’s very surprising to find out that there are additional navigation buttons on the bottom part of its screen!
This means less space for the actual content. The thick bezel even worsens the problem. Thankfully, you can remove the on screen navigation buttons using an app called GMD Hide Soft Keys.
These aside, Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 delivers a great multimedia consuming experience on a phone. Movies, games and web browsing become very immersive with its 5.7-inch IPS display with HD resolution.
|Notice the on-screen navigation buttons? (Raymark Vergara/PTG)|
A quad core processor from MediaTek runs the Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 at 1.2GHz. This is aided by a PowerVR SGX 544 graphics processor for smooth games. Finally, a 1GB of RAM completes the lag-less experience.
There’s only 4GB of onboard storage space so you’ll have to use a micro SD card of up to 32GB to store all your movies and game files.
When you look at the back cover of Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0, you’ll notice that its matte texture is in contrast with the glossy front. Remove that and you’ll be greeted with a 2,500mAh Li-ion battery. This should be enough for a day of moderate usage.
|Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 is available in Black or White. (Cherry Mobile/PTG)|
If you’re into photography, Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 has a 12MP camera to answer your needs. It has a single LED flash for poorly lit environments plus the backside illuminated sensor increases its quality.
For the front, a 2MP camera does the job of taking selfies.
|Sample photo taken using Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0. (JedXander Marasigan/PTG)|
Lastly, Cherry Mobile Blaze 2.0 has all the usual wireless connectivity features like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS. It retails for a suggested retail price of ₱7,500.00.
- 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 Processor
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
- 5.7 Inches HD IPS Display (1280 x 720 Pixels, 258 PPI)
- Scratch Resistant Asahi Glass
- PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
- 5-Point Multi-touch Support
- 12.0 Megapixel Main Camera with LED Flash and BSI Sensor
- 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera with BSI Sensor
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage
- Expandable up to 32GB via Micro SD
- 3G, EDGE and GPRS Networks
- WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
- GPS with A-GPS Support
- FM Radio
- Micro USB
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- Proximity Sensor
- Ambient Light Sensor
- 2,500 mAh Battery
- ₱7,500.00 SRP