Thursday, March 21, 2013

Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD vs StarMobile FLIRT Price and Specs Comparison

Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD - an upgrade of OMEGA released last January 2013 packed with better display resolution,12 MP/2 MP camera with BSI Technology on scratch resistant Dragon Trail Glass 5.0" HD screen.

As technology for Android smartphones components, like dual-core processor by MediaTek, higher internal storage (4GB), 512 MB RAM and dual camera became cheaper plus with open source Android OS, Filipinos can own dual core Android Phones offered by our own local mobile brands for as low as P4K which is available for P10K and up from global mobile brands.

The last quarter of 2012 is the "Battle of dual-core powered Android Phones" then followed by the battle of "qHD display on dual-core processor". Some of them are MyPhone A888 DUO, KATA i1, Cherry Mobile FLAME, StarMobile CRYSTALCloudfone Thrill 430x and Lenovo S720.

The war pushes to the limits of MT6577 processor capability to support up to HD display and with 12MP/BSI technology combo, whats left for 2nd quarter of 2013? Will it be the "Battle of Quad-core powered Android Phones"? - Yes, it already started with Cherry Mobile FLAME 2 running on quad-core Snapdragon processor to be available this April 2013.

StarMobile DIAMOND - upgrade of FLIRT powered by 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor, runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 1 GB RAM, sports a 12 MP/3 MP camera with BSI on 5.0" IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen with Dragon Trail Glass scratch protection.

When will be MyPhone, StarMobile, Torque and Cloudfone unveils its quad-core powered droids to join the battle?

To give you an overview, Starmobile is the first local mobile brand to release CRYSTAL with 8 MP camera with BSI technology, followed by FLIRT with 12 MP rear and 3 MP front camera both with BSI, the third one is the latest Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD.

Lets compare two dual core powered droids with 12 MP BSI technology on Dragon Trail Glass scratch protection display.

Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD vs StarMobile FLIRT Price, Features and Specs Comparison

StarMobile FLIRT - an improved CRYSTAL with better 12 MP/3MP camera, both with BSI on scratch resistant Dragon Trail Glass 4.5" qHD screen  

Price: Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD is priced at P7,999 while StarMobile FLIRT is selling at P9,290. A price difference of P1,291

Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM Radio, GPS capable, Camera with BSI and Dragon Trail Glass technology for scratch protection display.

Freebies: 4 GB memory card and screen protector (FLIRT)

CPU: Both are powered by 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor that boost up to 40% apps and browser performance compared to single core processor.

GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531

OS: Both runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - JB . Android JB is update of Ice Cream Sandwich OS with improve performance and functionality.


Screen: 5.0" IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen. 4.5" IPS QHD Capacitive Touchscreen (FLIRT)

Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (OMEGA HD), 540 x 960 pixels (FLIRT)

Pixel per Inch: 294 ppi (OMEGA HD), 245 ppi (FLIRT)

Internal Memory: Both 4GB expandable to 32 GB via microSD card

Camera: Both sports a dual camera. 12 MP rear with BSI and Flash and 2 MP front (OMEGA HD), 12 MP rear with BSI and Dual Flash and 3MP front with BSI (FLIRT).

BSI or Backside Illumination Technology increases the light captured of camera thus, enhancing captured photos especially on low light environment.

Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable

Battery: 2100 mAh (OMEGA HD), 1700 mAh (FLIRT)

Availability: OMEGA HD will be available in April 2013 while FLIRT is already in the market.

Both Android phones are on the mid range prices and features 12 MP camera with BSI plus a scratch resistant cover - Dragon Trail Glass Technology from AGC, which is six time more stronger than soda lime glass.

So what set them apart?

First, the price, OMEGA HD is much cheaper than FLIRT (bundled with freebies). Second, OMEGA HD screen size and resolution is much higher than FLIRT. 3rd, OMEGA HD is powered by 2100 mAh battery and lastly FLIRT front camera is 3MP with BSI Technology.

Just recently, StarMobile unveils its latest HD dual-core Android phone DIAMOND - an upgrade of FLIRT. So, what is your pick?

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