Last May 16, 2013, a new player in the Android cellphones and tablets competition has emerged – Arc Mobile. You probably never heard this name but let’s give them a chance to market their devices. Actually, this Arc Mobile’s first time to enter into the Android powered-phone devices competition in the Philippine Market.

Arc Mobile aims to dominate the world of tablets and cellphones here in the Philippines. A quick history of Arc Mobile: apparently, Arc Mobile was put up by Iridium Distribution Co., which specializes on the distribution of Samsung and Blackberry devices.

Arc Mobile released 3 different models: Nitro, Prime and Tab. Their Nitro Series offers the best specs; Prime Series offers a medium specs; and the Tab Series has also tablet line with the best specs (3G capability and Analog TV). All of these devices you can get without busting your pocket.

Nitro 400D

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The Arc Mobile Nitro 400D has a Dual Sim capabality with 3G connectivity. It is also powered by a Dual Core A9 processor with a GPU of PowerVR SGX531. Its display is a 4.0″ WVGA Capacitive Screen. A 5 megapixel camera is located at the back of the 400D with 0.3 megapixel camera at the front. It has a 512MB RAM with a built-in memory of 4GB. A 1450 mAh Li-on battery powers the device with the an OS of Android Jellybean 4.1.2.

You are all wondering what does the 400D means. Arc Mobile explained to us that 400 means it has 4.0 inch-display and D stands for Dual Core. It is a good idea for naming a device. Good job, Arc Mobile! The 400D is now available for a price of Php3,999.

Nitro 500D

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Now, this gets interesting. The Nitro 500D also has a Dual Sim capability with 3G connectivity. It is powered by 1Ghz Dual Core A9 processor with a GPU of PowerVR SGX531, which is also the same with the 400D but with 5.0″ WVGA Capacitive Screen. The only difference is that the camera of 500D is 5.0 megapixel with BSI Sensor and 1 megapixel camera located at the front of the device. Packed with 2000 mAh Li-on battery with an OS of Android Jellybean 4.1.2.

Again, the 500 means that it has 5 inch-display and D is for Dual Core. In this way, we could understand better when we first heard the name of the device. The 500D has a price of Php4,795.

Nitro 450QD

Lastly, the top of the line of the Nitro Series, Nitro 450QD. Let’s see what this monster can provide us:

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The Nitro 450QD, 450 means 4.5 qHD capacitive screen and QD means it has a 1.2 GHz Quad Core A7 processor with a GPU of PowerVR SGX544MP. It also has a Dual Sim capability and 3g connectivity, with a 5.0 megapixel camera and .3 at the front. It has 512 MB RAM, a little lower for a Quad Core device, and 4 GB of memory. It has a 1800 mAh Li-on battery and with an updated stock Android Jellybean 4.2.1. It will retail for less than Php6,200.

There you have it, the Nitro Series. Packed with amazing specifications but with super cheap price.

Arc Mobile Prime Series

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The Arc Mobile Prime 350 offers the consumers the medium specs but with much cheaper price than the Nitro Series. The Prime 350 also has Dual Sim Capability but with only 2G connectivity. It has 1 Ghz Single Core processor with a GPU of Mali-300 GPU. It has a 3.5″ HVGA display with a camera of 1.3 megapixel at the back and .3 at the front.  WiFi connectivity is also present. With its speed, a 256MB RAM and 512MB memory is included in the device. A 4GB Transcend MicroSD is included at the package. A 2000 mAh Li-on battery powers the device that has an Analog TV and powered by Android Gingerbread 2.3.5.

It will be released later this May and will retail at a price of less than Php2,600.

Now let’s go to the Arc Mobile Tab Series. I find it necessary to remind you that two of their tablets are with call and text functions.

First is the Tab 700M.

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The 700M also has Dual Sim slot which is very unusual in a tablet and apparently, there’s a different tablet that offers a 3G connectivity. It has 1Ghz Single Core A9 processor with PowerVR SGX531 GPU. The 700M has a beautiful 7.0″ WVGA Capacitive screen. A dual camera is also present on this tablet – 2.0 megapixel at the back and .3 megapixel at the front. It is powered by a 3000 mAh Li-on battery with an OS of Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4. The great thing here is that this tablet has a Mobile Analog TV. Its retail price is Php3,999 and it is now available!

Finally, the Arc Mobile Tab 720M 3G. The specifications of the 720M is pretty much the same with the 700M. The only difference is that the 720M does not have a Mobile Analog TV but has 3G connectivity. No price tag yet but will keep you posted about that matter.

There you have it, the Arc Mobile Nitro, Prime and Tab Series. I’m pretty sure that the Arc Mobile will continue to update their devices, hardware wise or software wise. Go out there and buy their devices because this is surely worth to try! The devices are now available nationwide but with selected stores only. These are the retailers: Memo Xpress, Technomobile, BSD International, Sandztel, SDL, CyberWidget, Mobilizer, IntoGadgets, MMR Dynamic, MediaBox, M2 Mobile, Eazy Text, 5th Avenue, Inbox Mobile, GSN Wireless, Telefonetics, and at Lazada Philippines.

 

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Gianfranco is the co-founder of GadgetPilipinas.net. He graduated from Far Eastern University. A Psychology student turned tech-savvy. He's currently the HR Supervisor of Blip Media and one of the content producers of Gadget Pilipinas. He enjoys playing competitive video games and binge-watch American TV series.

5 Comments

  1. Fred Carpio Reply

    I bought nitro450QD. Then 3days after the battery is not working anymore!

  2. Majikero Love Reply

    i bought last month #Arc_mobile “Phone.Tab” in Starmall area. . and the Cashier said ‘the internal memory of my phone tab is 2G , but I discovered it has only “50mb. . WTF

  3. This arcmobile phone easily sucks after using in a matter of 3 months. I send it to repair center and it’s almost 4 months not yet repaired. WTF cheap phone

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Witness this year’s biggest gaming convention in Asia, the Tokyo Game Show 2018. This September 19, our team will fly to Tokyo, Japan, to be part to TGS 2018. Special thanks to our brand partners Huawei Mobile, PLDT Home, Smart Communications and Cherry Mobile for making this coverage possible.

Without questions, Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is the best camera smartphone the Cherry Mobile has to date. We haven’t seen other Cherry Mobile phones that are capable of taking photos with impressive quality than the one we brought to Japan to cover Tokyo Game Show 2018.

If you have been following our Instagram posts (@gadgetpilipinas) during our coverage of the TGS 2018, our daily driver was the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.  So, feast your eyes and take a look at some of our photos:

For high-resolution photos, go  to this link: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1HwHBWNh2WYceTywxiNBhxNKbZuGyz988?usp=sharing

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We’ve got to hold our horses so we don’t spoil too much of our TGS experience with photos. Watch out for our first impressions and review of Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus!

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If the line on the demo is any indication, Biohazard RE: 2 is one of the most popular games in TGS 2018. It’s one of those games that, regardless of the time of day, the queue to the booth just won’t go shorter than 60 minutes. We decided to hold off trying our luck on the demo, maybe tomorrow’s line would be shorter.

Demo or no demo, it’s still worth mentioning that the game, even in pictures is just a sight to behold. CAPCOM gave us access to screenshots of the game, and my goodness, what a fresh  coat of paint the game has over the 1998 Playstation and Nintendo 64 classic.

Check them out and drool.
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