Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt!
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Here it is guys! Another Cherry Mobile hottest! Cherry Mobile Finally Launched its first Quad-Core Tablet which features a 7 Inch HD IPS Display with a stunning 1280x720 resolution priced at measly-for-the-specs P3, 999! As with the Flare it also had a very long line which extended beyond Globe Telecoms in North Edsa, but with what I have noticed, the people there were not as many as that of Flare. Today, I managed to get the 47th spot securing me a power bank, a pouch and a very adorable Plush Android which was the main reason I was at SM North Edsa by 8am. I even had a brief argument with a fat, lawyery, hypocrite who picks on people smaller than him. He is in one of the pictures, clue he is ahead of me, he insisted that I cut in line where in reality, people ahead me also cut in line, these people and I went ahead because of the friendship principle, we had a friend at the top of the line so we had a spot, I think most Filipinos know what this is like hahaha and yes he, the fat hypocrite, only picked on me because I was smaller and he was shoving me while we entered the mall on opening, as we were on the final line he was sucking the d**** of the guys who also cut in line, being a know it all shit and telling them all he knows about Android shit, Hypocrisy and bullying at its finest. Being a good citizen, nothing good will come if I made a scene so I made this blog hohohoho. Back to the Fusion Bolt, ears were raped by the damned looped Sarah Geronimo song for Cherry Mobile; I had to listen to that shit for almost 3 hours! I can’t imagine what it must be like to numbers beyond 100 as they were subjected to Sarah’s song for the company! So, how does the cheapest Quad-Core tablet stack up with respect to performance? Read on and find out!
NOTE: THIS IS FIRST TABLET REVIEW SORRY FOR THE AMATEURITY
1. THE PACKAGE (6.3 out of 10)
1.1 The BOX
It’s sleek and sexy! It has a purple holder thingy which houses a black box which carries the unit.
1.2 What’s in the Box?
Opening the box, you see your unit and nothing more, at least. Aside from the unit, it has a Warranty card like thing and foam and a weird lengthwise cardboard box which ONLY has a micro-usb cable. I would like to point out that it also come in with a free charger, not a wall charger, an old fashioned charger plugged to the Phones Charging Port. Good thing I came early, the freebies compensated the disappointment I had.
2. SUPERFICIALITY (9.1 out of 10)
Cherry Mobile Fusion Bolt has a very sleek and sexy design! Sure it does not have any menu buttons (capacitive or home), but it looks like very expensive device. The front simply houses the screen (duh?) and the VGA Camera. Sides has microUSB, HDMI Cable port, micro SD slot, mic, 3.5mm jack and the DC charging port.
3. PERFORMANCE EVALUATION
3.1 Speakers (9.4 out of 10)
Be it loudspeaker or headsets attached, Fusion Bolt delivers great audio performance. Easily outclassing, Cherry Mobile Flare, SkyFire, Titan. Earphones attached, It does not have that half volume is already-ok quality but for its price and for its brand it’s quite amazing, shocking even, that Cherry Mobile, a brand which I now doubt when it comes to audio quality earphones attached, produced a cheap tablet that has good audio output.
3.2 Display / Video Playback (8.9 out of 10)
|Big Bang Theory 720p 225MB MKV|
|All This Time by Six Part Invention 56MB WMV|
|My Amnesia Girl 700MB AVI|
Priced at 3999, you may expect something with the same abysmal display as that of Titan, Cruize or SkyFire, fortunately for you and for me and for the worldwide symphony, this tablet has a 7 Inch HD Capacitive Touch Panel with a resolution of 1280x720! Simply put, it has an amazing display and the IPS further amplifies the display by giving the tablet great viewing angles, ehem Cherry Mobile Cruize. The default setting gives you a relatively tiny text display but that can later be changed.
As for Video Playback, Fusion Bolt has the capability to run almost anything under 720p, I have tested the shows above and it was able to run the aforementioned smoothly except for Big Bang Theory which showed lags. It’s up to you if you can tolerate the quality but I advise against it.
3.3 Gaming (7.4 out of 10)
Android is known for its huge number of games and its ability to run on it virtually any Android-powered device. As for the Fusion Bolt, it is able to play mainstream games smoothly, Fruit Ninja, Temple Run 2, Jetpack Joyride, Angry Birds, you name it, and this tablet can play those mainstream games with ease! Unlike the Cruize, it does not show eye-straining visual lagging on any games thanks to its amazing display. As for HD Gaming, I came out of my shell for once and tried on TWO HD GAMES, NBA 2k13 and NOVA 3; unfortunately, playing HD Games on this device is an absolute let down as lags lags and more lags prevent the game from being playable. Sure it can run them but unless you’re that desperate to play HD Games, by all means be my guest, just don’t blame me if you die frequently and suddenly you throw the Fusion Bolt on the wall! I warned you!
3.4 Camera (5.3 out of 10)
These Images are from Cherry Mobile Cruize.
I don’t know how tablet picture quality should be so until then this stays at 5.3 only. Fusion Bolt has a 2-MegaPixel Rear Camera and a VGA Front for Skype and Self-portrait. Taking pictures is almost as snappy as my Galaxy Note 2!
3.5 Need for Speed (7.9 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.
Coming from a bunch of dual-cores and a quad-core and then another dual-core comparable to a quad-core, lags were negligible to none. Swiping between screens, opening applications, multi-tasking were done quickly. After having the amazing Samsung Galaxy Note 2 for a quad-core, I had high hopes for the Fusion Bolt’s A9 1GHz Quad-Core Procie, but then I internalized and asked myself, what components are used to make a quad-core for only P4000, the answer? I don’t know but what I am dead sure was that it was nowhere near a Branded quad-core phones’ technology and upon actual use this is nowhere even near a Branded phones’ latest dual-core phone. I’m not ranting I’m just saying, I expected the Fusion Bolt to show weakness somewhere and I think this is it, again for its price, I’m not complaining! Its Ram, on the other hand, is 1GB plenty of space to mutli-task with
3.6 User-Friendliness (9.5 out of 10)
Finally! A Rebranded Jelly Bean at the palm of my hands! Ok so Omega also had Jellybean but I don’t have it that’s why I specified at the palm of my hands. Using this phone requires nothing but pure common sense, all you have to do is know where the buttons are and what they do and you’re good to go! With millions of Android users around, one or two will help you and you’ll be customizing this Tablet in no time! Customization is quite fun especially while you are searching for that one that fits you!
3.7 Battery (8.5 out of 10)
I am yet to fully test the battery but from initial usage I can say it packs quite a juicy battery. I’ll keep you guys posted!
I have observed the following which may or may not be a reason why this tablet is so freaking cheap:
· No Bluetooth
· No 3G
· Booting Up Takes 10 Million Years
· No Capacitive Touch Buttons
· No Hard Buttons
· No Bloatwares
· No Useful Apps (YouTube, Facebook, etc.)
· Too many Dead-Pixelated Units
WORTH IT ! (8 out of 10)
* Performance is 70%, Package and Looks are both 15% for the total of 100% YEHEY I KNOW MATH :))
Cherry Mobile is continuing its role as the Rebranded King as I think Fusion Bolt Mania was a huge success, granted there were a lot of Dead-Pixelated units, the number of people Cherry Reached was overwhelming! As for the Tablet’s performance, for a P3999 tablet, it has a great value for money as it can perform your everyday task with ease, again don’t expect anything from HD Games and HD Movies (720p and 1080p). Personally, I think Fusion Bolt is a half-baked tablet, the idea is there but the components aren’t. Still, if you’re looking for a useable tablet I can say it’s a relatively good buy. As I highly recommend this rather than the Cherry Mobile Cruize :P Till Next Time Guys!
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