‘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)

FeatureCherry Mobile Magnum SCherry Mobile Equinox Night
Processor1.7GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT65921.5GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589T
Operating SystemAndroid 4.4 KitkatAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Display5.0-Inch HD IPS (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 PPI)5.0-Inch FHD IPS OGS (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 441 PPI)
Screen ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Dragontrail Glass
GPUMali-400MPPowerVR SGX544
Main Camera18.0 Megapixels with Autofocus and Dual LED Flash18.0 Megapixels with Autofocus, BSI Sensor and Dual LED Flash
Front Camera8.0 Megapixels with Autofocus and LED Flash3.0 Megapixel with Fixed Focus
Internal Storage16GB4GB
MicroSD CardNoYes, up to 64GB
Dual SIM SupportYesYes
Networks3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS
Wireless ConnectivityWi-Fi, Wireless Display via Miracast, Bluetooth, A-GPS and FM RadioWi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS and FM Radio
Wired ConnectivityUSB OTG Support, MHL, MicroUSB and 3.5mm Audio JackMicroUSB and 3.5mm Audio Jack
Assistant SensorsAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity Sensor and Ambient Light SensorAccelerometer, Gyro, Proximity Sensor and Ambient Light Sensor
Battery2,300mAh 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.