The "Battle of Quad-core Android Phones" continues after the flaming summer season (FLAME 2.0) to the start of typhoon and rainy season in the Philippines. So, be careful with cloudy skies, heavy rains and thunderstorms from time to time but the good news, THUNDER 2.0 is here.
If your looking for the cheapest Quad-Core Android phone in the market to date, we will compare the latest offering of Cherry Mobile and Arc Mobile, THUNDER 2.0 versus NITRO 450QD - both at price range below P7K.
THUNDER 2.0 is upgraded dual-core THUNDER, the 5th quad-core Android phone of Cherry Mobile (after FLAME 2.0, SKYFIRE 2.0, OMEGA HD 2.0 and BLAZE 2.0) and the most affordable so far. On the other hand, NITRO 450QD is Arc Mobile's first quad-core Android phone and its release (not official) is anticipated months ago.
Lets compare the two cheapest quad-core Android phones and lets see which is the right one for you.
Cherry Mobile THUNDER 2.0 vs Arc Mobile NITRO 450QD Price, Features and Specs Comparison
Price: Cherry Mobile THUNDER 2.0 is priced at P6,299 while Arc Mobile NITRO 450QD at ~P5,499. A price difference of P800.
Features: Both Dual SIM
Physical Design: Both 3 capacitive buttons
CPU: Both 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Quad-Core processor
GPU: Both PowerVR SGX544MP
OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB
Screen: 5.0" FWVGA Capacitive Touchscreen (THUNDER 2.0), 4.5" qHD Touchscreen (NITRO 450QD)
Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels (THUNDER 2.0), 960 x 540 pixels (NITRO 450QD)
Pixel per Inch: 196 ppi (THUNDER 2.0), 245 ppi (NITRO 450QD)
RAM: Both 512 MB
Internal Memory: Both 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB via microSD
Camera: Both sports a dual camera, 8MP rear, autofocus with Flash and 2MP front (THUNDER 2.0), 5MP back with LED flash and VGA front (NITRO 450QD)
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB, A-GPS and 3G capable - HSPA+ (THUNDER 2.0), 2G/3G (is NITRO 450QD HSPA+ capable?)
AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 13,716 ver3.3 (THUNDER 2.0), 10,619 ver3.3 (NITRO 450QD)
Battery: 2100 mAh (THUNDER 2.0), 1800 mAh (NITRO 450QD)
Availability: THUNDER 2.0 is already out in the market while NITRO 450QD will be available first week of July 2013.
As you can see on the full specs, there is noticeable difference between the two and some of them are the display resolution and camera. Which of the two do you think have better design and will give more value to your hard earned money?
Below are the pros of the two. If your looking for large screen and high capacity battery, I recommend THUNDER 2.0 for you. If you like better display resolution at budget price, go for NITRO 450QD. What is your pick?
CM THUNDER 2.0 Pros:
+ Large screen
+ 8MP/2MP camera
+ High capacity battery
AM NITRO 450QD Pros:
+ qHD display, high ppi density
+ Much cheaper (P800)
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