Cherry Mobile OMEGA!
Attack Pattern Omega!
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The first Rebranded Jellybean is out and I’m really surprised that it did not make a major dent on society as I seldom hear people talking about it, as of now Flare is still on top by reasons I don’t know why. Cherry Mobile Omega is something I wanted to try out since it came out but due to my stressful and hectic schedule as a graduating student I did not have time for it. ALWAYS KNOW YOUR PRIORITIES MGA TROPA! ARAL MUNA : ) Now all I have to do is, hopefully, wait for April 4 :> Finally, I had time to get my blog back on track with a review of the firsts Cherry Mobile released, Cherry Mobile Omega! So does this device have a leg to stand on or its just another rebranded phone released? Read on and find out!
1. THE PACKAGE (8.1 out of 10)
1.1 The BOX
Purple-colored box with descriptions at the box you see on almost every Cherry mobile release, nothing new nothing special. Seriously, I’m getting sick and tired of the same old box haha. Not complaining, I know it takes time to manufacture a box, nevertheless the box actually looks nice.
1.2 What’s in the Box?
Cherry Mobile Omega offers nothing that has already been seen and tested over the past few months; the Charger even looks the same as that of the Flare. The package includes: the charger, standard earphones, and a USB Cable. YES THIS IS COPY PASTED FROM CherryMobile Burst Review
2. PHONE SUPERFICIALITY (8.7 out of 10)
Cherry Mobile Omega is a 5.2 Inch Screen phone that may appear like a Note 1 to some people, especially when the back is viewed from afar, but when you actually hold it, it does not feel rugged the Capacitive touch buttons are very unattractive and the build is similar to the Titan. The top houses the 3.5mm jack and the power button whereas the side and the bottom has the voume rocker and the microUSB port respectively. Overall it does not have enough oomph to make it feel an executive/branded phone.
3. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
3.1 Speakers (9.6 out of 10)
Cherry Mobile Omega has done it again! Same as with the Burst it has loud speakers, headset attached or loudspeakers. Distortions maybe noticed at maximum volume on Loudspeakers but headsets attached, the audio quality is loud and clear.
3.2 Display / Video Playback (9.2 out of 10)
|My Amnesia Girl 700MB AVI|
|480p 65MB South Park|
|All This Time by Six Part Invention 56MB WMV|
|720p 222MB Big Bang Theory|
Cherry Mobile Omega sports a 5.2 Inch screen with an WVGA Screen. It has ROUGHLY the same screen display as that of the Titan and Skyfire but with a bit more detail and less pixelations. One or two may agree that its screen is slightly better than the aforementioned phones. In addition, Omega has bad screen brightness, my screen is always set at its highest because lower settings can get very dark, sometimes almost unreadable.
As for Video Playback, Omega breaks the barriers with its ability to play 720p videos, at least for a 225MB 720p video, everything under and in between works fine. (Check The Video). Again I highly recommend MX Player Pro for hassle free video playback.
3.3 Gaming (8.3 out of 10)
Android is known for its huge number of games and its ability to run on it virtually any Android-powered device. Omega is no exception to this power as it was able to play mainstream games VERY SMOOTHLY. Games such as Jetpack Joyride, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run, Flow, etc. Played fantastically smoothly with minimal to no lags. As for HD Gaming, I was not able to play any HD Games except for Final Fantasy III, FF3 played fine, if you are going to ask why I was not able to play NBA 2k13 or NOVA 3, I tried but it keeps force closing, unit to unit I guess. Though THEORETICALLY, it should run NBA 2k13 smoothly.
3.4 Camera (4.4 out of 10)
These Images are from Cherry Mobile Omega.
As much as sound has improved over the last few Cherry Mobile Products, its camera seems to falter, undeniable trade off on rebranded phones. Cherry Mobile Omega seems to have a camera similar to that of the Titan meaning it not meant for the job, I don’t know but the colors are far from what I see and dark parts seem to be darker.
3.5 Need for Speed (9.3 out of 10)
RAM and Clockspeed Review
Many of you might wonder, what are RAM and the Clockspeed for? Should I go for higher RAM, fewer clocks or vice versa? The answer depends on how you use the phone. Random Access Memory (RAM) is used to determine how many apps your unit can run simultaneously. So bigger RAM means you can multi-task much more applications without worrying about lagging on the system.
Clockspeed is used to determine how fast your system will run a certain application. Simply put, higher Clockspeed means faster phone. THIS IS THE GENERAL IDEA ON RAM AND CLOCKSPEED. Factors on speed are also determined by the chipset architecture, GPU, etc.
Cherry Mobile Omega, along with MyPhone A888 were two of the phones RUMORED TO SPORT A QUAD-CORE PROCESSOR. I don’t know where those rumors came from but everyone was dismayed when both only had Two Cores. Sporting a 1GHz Dual Core Mediatek processor, Omega experience is fast and smooth, granted a slow start-up, memory card reading was fast and navigating is much smoother and faster than other rebranded phones. Late last year most of us were teased that this was to sport 1GB RAM to everyone’s dismay, it is another 512MB RAM phone. Unless you multi-task frequently, the 512MB Ram should be fine.
As for its Internal Storage, 500MB (WHY ONLY 500? BURST HAS 700!!) is dedicated to apps and 2.05GB is user accessible (Nope still prefer more memory for apps).
3.6 User-Friendliness (9.5 out of 10)
This is the first Jellybean on a rebranded phone, if you want to know more about Jellybean improvements over ICS better read this:
Well if you don’t want to read that here is the summary of the said website:
(Note: Credits to UberGizmo, Ma Sotto pa ako hahaha, also the following would be Jellybean update which can be observed on the Omega)
· Project Butter – MOST Android Phones show significant lag with respect to responsiveness, you will notice this if you have a Windows or the smooth Apple phones, if you have a low end Android this is noticeable to, this Project gives the Android a huge boost in response time and fluidity, and with what I have seen with the Omega, it was, compared to other rebranded ICS phones, significantly faster, swiping screen, loading and playing games, etc.
· Widget Resizing- Yes this is present on Omega, you can resize most widgets :>
· Predictive Keyboard – not only is the Stock keyboard adaptive, its also predictive, the more you text the more it learns the pattern of your texts, after a short while if you type ‘good’ options such as day, night, morning, afternoon, etc. will automatically pop-up.
· Offline Voice Typing – unfortunately for me, or for Omega, I was not able to voice type offline, though it has an amazing voice to text recognition, its definitely not Siri but it was nice to have that.
· Camera- yes, Omega also has a Jellybean camera, but due to its bad camera, errr I don’t know
· New Search Interface – Omega also has a new search interface, though it’s a bit disappointing that presseing the menu button for a few seconds does not bring the search bar
· New Notifications Bar- Yes I tried it and you can actually read messages directly from the notification Panel, NEAT!
· Google Now, Better Voice Search – these two requires internet connection, if only Globe, Smart or any other company offer us more affordable internet we would all be so happy.
With all the aforementioned improvements tech geeks will surely get excited, if you are on Data Plan you will get much more excited due to Google Now and the improved Voice Search! Using Android, as I said before needs, nothing but common sense. I don’t even think reading skills are needed as my three year old niece can navigate my phone to play Games. Customization combinations are second to none with the Android OS.
3.7 Battery (8.7 out of 10)
Omega has a 2300mah battery and it actually packs quite a juice, it definitely last you a whole student day (7am-3pm) on extensive usage, by extreme I meant 1 Hour HD Games, 2 Hours Casual gaming, etc.
OMeGash! (8.42 Out of 10)
* Performance is 70%, Package and Looks are both 15% for the total of 100% YEHEY I KNOW MATH :))
Cherry Mobile released another monster of a phone, bringing with it Jellybean skyrockets this device to other phones of same price range! With respect to the Titan, there is a lot and I mean a whole lot of improvement on this phone. For the price of P6699, its actually a good buy as it offers you an OS which was released just a few months back. A clincher to this phone is its ability to play 720p videos along with the Project Butter that actually offers you faster and smoother android experience. Barring its WVGA display, ugly aesthetics and abysmal camera, this phone packs the punch that one or two maybe looking for.
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Whatever Rebranded Phone gets released HAHAHAHA