‘Same Price, Different Specs’

Just a little more than a week after officially releasing the Equinox Night, Cherry Mobile announced the Magnum S – another smartphone that costs ₱9,999 but with different specs and features.

Which one is better suited for you – the quad core Equinox Night with its turbo quad core processor and full HD IPS OGS display OR the octa core Android 4.4.2 Kitkat powered Magnum S? This comparison might help you decide.

Cherry Mobile Magnum S vs Cherry Mobile Equinox Night
Cherry Mobile Magnum S (left) and Cherry Mobile Equinox Night (right)

Feature Cherry Mobile Magnum S Cherry Mobile Equinox Night
Processor 1.7GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592 1.5GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589T
Operating System Android 4.4 Kitkat Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display 5.0-Inch HD IPS (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 PPI) 5.0-Inch FHD IPS OGS (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 441 PPI)
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3 Dragontrail Glass
GPU Mali-400MP PowerVR SGX544
Main Camera 18.0 Megapixels with Autofocus and Dual LED Flash 18.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, BSI Sensor and Dual LED Flash
Front Camera 8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus and LED Flash 3.0 Megapixel with Fixed Focus
Internal Storage 16GB 4GB
MicroSD Card No Yes, up to 64GB
Dual SIM Support Yes Yes
Networks 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS
Wireless Connectivity Wi-Fi, Wireless Display via Miracast, Bluetooth, A-GPS and FM Radio Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and FM Radio
Wired Connectivity USB OTG Support, MHL, MicroUSB and 3.5mm Audio Jack MicroUSB and 3.5mm Audio Jack
Assistant Sensors Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor Accelerometer, Gyro, Proximity Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor
Battery 2,300mAh Li-ion (Non-removable) 2,300mAh Li-ion (Non-removable)
Official Price ₱9,999.00 ₱9,999.00
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Octa Core Magnum S or Quad Core Equinox Night: Your Choice!

Both smartphones have their advantageous features – Magnum S with its octa core processor and Android Kitkat OS and Equinox Night with its gorgeous display and up to 64GB of storage via microSD.

I’m inclined to the Cherry Mobile Magnum S but you can also argue that an additional ₱600 will give you a Xiaomi Mi3 which is the best among the three.