Cherry Mobile BURST!
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After releasing Cherry Mobile Flare, arguably the hottest rebranded phone EVER as of now, Cherry had continuously released and released and released numerous phones that I can’t even keep up with the pace. Recently, Cherry released a phone with arguable same specifications as that of the Flare, barring the lower clock of Burst. Now, only one question comes, which phone is better? The answer will be viewed on my next blog entry. For now let us look at the Cherry Mobile Burst, see if it can be a fitting proxy for the Flare.
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1. THE PACKAGE (8.1 out of 10)
1.1 The BOX
Carmel-colored box with descriptions at the box you see on almost every Cherry mobile release, nothing new nothing special.
1.2 What’s in the Box?
Cherry Mobile Burst 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.
2. PHONE SUPERFICIALITY (9.7 out of 10)
Cherry Mobile Cruize is a 4 Inch Screen phone that strongly resembles a Nexus phone which makes it a very expensive looking phone at first sight. It is sleek and sexy. As with most of the phones of this Generation, the sides offer the volume rocker and the power button and the top and bottom houses the 3.5mm jack and the microUSB port respectively. Overall this has to be the one of the best looking rebranded phone out there.
3. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
3.1 Speakers (9.4 out of 10)
Cherry Mobile has captured my heart once more with sound quality goodness of the Cherry Mobile Cruize, as I said before, Cherry had been a sinusoidal brand but that belief was broken by this phones’ amazing audio output. It has a loud loudspeaker with little distortion at maximum volume and it also has great audio quality headsets attached. Definitely better than Flare or SkyFire.
3.2 Display / Video Playback (8.7 out of 10)
|700MB AVI My Amnesia Girl|
|480p 65MB South Park|
|720p 222MB Big Bang Theory LAAAAAG|
|All This Time by Six Part Invention 56MB WMV|
Cherry Mobile Burst sports a 4 Inch screen with an 800x480 resolution. It also has IPS display. Having the aforementioned specifications, Burst has a nice display with a nice blend of saturation; the IPS display gives you great viewing angles.
As for Video Playback, Burst also suffers the inability to play 720p videos, but everything under works fine. I have tested a 720p 225MB, 480p 65MB video, 777MB Video and a WMV file and both played smoothly. Again I highly recommend MX Player Pro for hassle free video playback.
3.3 Gaming (7.9 out of 10)
Android is known for its huge number of games and its ability to run on it virtually any Android-powered device. Burst is no exception to this power as it was able to play mainstream games very smoothly. As for HD Gaming, it runs NBA 2k13 but gameplay is definitely not as smooth as you may want, it’s tolerable but not recommended. For the nth time, Qualcomm chips on rebranded phones do not play HD Games well, Mediatek’s MT6577 chips will give you smoother and better gaming experience if you want cheap HD Android gaming. Stick to Casual Gaming with Cherry Mobile Burst!
3.4 Camera (6.4 out of 10)
These Images are from Cherry Mobile Burst.
Finally a Titan-like phone, photos are quite nice when viewed normally but zooming shows you a different story. It has a nice saturation. Though I would like to point out that its stock camera does not have a very good Auto-focus, macro-shooting can be a pain. I’m pretty sure some camera applications on the market will fill this hole nicely.
3.5 Need for Speed (8.7 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.
Sporting a 1GHz Qualcomm processor partnered with a 512MB RAM, Burst was able to perform miniscule applications smoothly, swiping between screens is a fast and smooth. The only lags I noticed were loading my fully-loaded SD Card. Other than that the phone runs pretty smoothly. Again lags on HD Games is very apparent especially if you have filled your RAM.
As for its Internal Storage, 1GB is generously dedicated to apps and 1.88GB is user accessible.
3.6 User-Friendliness (8.9 out of 10)
Another ICS powered device, if you have been a fan of my blog, you know that I will definitely say that Android is a very user friendly OS that only requires common sense in navigating. 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.
NOTE: BURST ONLY HAS A TWO POINT MULTITOUCH
3.7 Battery (8.5 out of 10)
Burst sports a measly 1500mah battery but I have noticed significant battery improvements over the Flare on INITIAL USE. I don’t think Burst’s battery will outlast the Flare greatly but initial observations show Burst has the better one. I have fully charged the Burst yesterday(March 11) at about 9am, and played music for about 4 Hours with a Bluetooth headset, with slight texting, it still has 35% as of now (March 12, 9.30am).
BURSTING WITH FLYING COLORS! (8.61 Out of 10)
* Performance is 70%, Package and Looks are both 15% for the total of 100% YEHEY I KNOW MATH :))
Cherry Mobile attempted to release another Cherry Mobile Flarey phone. Initially I suspected it to be painstakingly similar but it has shown drastic improvements on sounds and few tweaks to Cherry Mobile Flare, though on some aspects, Flare still outshines Burst, I will quickly do a follow up review pitting both but setting the Flare aside, Burst may need to get credit more than it deserve as it is truly another phone that packs quite a punch without doing so on your wallet. Burst has performed well on tasks I need a phone to perform well and it is Music, Camera, and Video Playback, if these three are also what you look for a phone, then Burst maybe for you to!
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