Last July 25, Cherry Mobile introduced four powerful quad-core phones through an exclusive event at One Esplanade in Pasay City. A MediaTek quad-core chip and remarkable screens set the Cosmos series better than they previously launched. Luckily, we got to experience Cherry Mobile Cosmos X. Watch the unboxing video to prepare you for this detailed review.

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The Form

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The physical appearance of the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X resembles the Alcatel Idol Ultra sans the capacitive buttons. This is one of the few phones that Cherry launched without capacitive buttons. Instead, the Philippines’ fruit company opted for soft keys, similar to what you can find on Nexus 4.

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Cosmos X packs a 4.7 in SUPER AMOLED HD Display underneath a Corning Gorilla Glass 2 screen with an extra-high density of 320 PPI and 5 multi-touch points. With a Super AMOLED HD Display, you can easily see its difference compared to our aging Blaze and Blaze 2.0. It produces vibrant colors, pitch black, leveled contrast images, which make the Cosmos X an awesome device if you’re particular to display quality. Keep in mind that the Cosmos X’s display made it pricier than the devices that Cherry previously launched.

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Physical buttons such as power button, volume rockers and camera shutter are placed typically at the sides of the device (see video above for exact locations of these buttons). A 3.5 mm headset jack is also neatly placed at the top of the device.

I find the camera cover overly protruded. This isn’t actually a big deal but it could relatively be an aesthetic issue for some.

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A star-like grill is also placed at the bottom of the device for the speakers. Star = Cosmos. Well played, Cherry Mobile.

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Cherry Mobile Cosmos Series has MediaTek quad-core processors revving inside. Cosmos X, being the most affordable among the Cosmos line, has a Mediatek MT6589 1.2Ghz quad-core processor. It has a generous 1 GB RAM, which helps the device render 3D graphics and handle graphics-heavy games effortlessly.  Here are the different benchmarks for your perusal:

The benchmarks are expected because of the power of its quad-core; and truly, I did not experience much lags while testing the device. Needless to say, it’s one of the snappiest devices yet from Cherry Mobile!

More so, this device only has an internal memory of 4GB. You’d be disappointed to know that it wouldn’t work if you’re thinking of jacking up a USB disk via USB-OTG cable. Thankfully, it is expandable up to 32 GB via the integrated microSD slot.

Cosmos X also has operating system of Android Jellybean 4.2.1, the same thing with other Cosmos devices. It adds up to the beauty of the device because it compliments the power and endurance of quad-core. With this version of Jellybean, you can easily immerse yourself to the growing ecosystem of Android and its applications via Play Store.



Cosmos X has 2 cameras, one at the back and one in front. The back camera has a whopping 18 megapixel with BSI sensor and an LED Flash. While a number of people believe that it’s 18mp shutter is just a software interpollated, the quality of pictures it produces is respectable.  Here are the sample shots:


The battery is only 1,800 mAh. Being a power user (SMS, Facebook, Twitter and gaming are included during my usage), the battery only lasted for 16 hours.


All in all, the Cherry Mobile Cosmos X defines who the Cherry Mobile is right now – simple, smooth, attractive yet powerful. I recommend this phone for all the quad-core fans out there. Arguably, its price may be too steep but Cherry Mobile tried to cover every penny with freebies like free flip cover, extra screen protector and back shell. Don’t get me wrong though. More than the freebies, the seemingly high price is accounted for the Super AMOLED HD display, noteworthy cameras and outstanding hardware performance.

Priced at PhP9,999, this is obviously Cherry’s response to widening the market share. O+ and Starmobile are on spotlight when it comes to more-than-10-grand competition; and Cherry believes that it deserves a good spot in it. Also, I’ve heard from a reliable source that Cherry is ranked #2 in the Philippines in terms of volumes of devices sold (next to a company that starts with a letter ‘S’). There is one way to becoming the 1st; and that is to compete directly with the ‘giants’ in the similar industry.

Cherry Mobile Cosmos X Specifications

  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • Dual-SIM, Dual Standby (1 Standard SIM and 1 Micro SIM)
  • 4.7-inch Super AMOLED HD Corning Gorilla Glass 2 Display
  • 1.2GHz MT6589 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • 18-megapixel BSI main camera with LED flash
  • 8-megapixel front-facing camera
  • WiFi, WiFi hotspot
  • HSPA+
  • Bluetooth
  • FM Radio
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 135×69.7×7.9mm
  • Battery: 1800mAh



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Gianfranco is the co-founder of 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.


  1. The camera: the flash light does not go with the capturing. Why? And now, my usb connection to pc does not work!!!! I don’t know why? I am a user from Myanmar. I don’t think Cherry will last long in this way in Myanmar.

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Tokyo Game Show Special Coverage

Tokyo Game Show 2018

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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.

The Gadget Pilipinas Team was given access to a press briefing with Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director from From Software and a bit of hands-on gameplay. Here’s our take on the hands-on gameplay and the insights from the press interview. We also  figured a listicle is in order to rundown why this game will match the hype surrounding it.

Here’s our Top 5 reasons why “Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice” is to die for.

1) The game is Tenchu-inspired

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2) Casual or hardcore can play

sn1rmqcvrwomyuttaoyq 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forFrom Software is notorious for challenging games and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is no exception. However, Hidetaka Miyazaki, Director of From Software, revealed that he himself is a casual gamer and has made it clear that the game should be accessible to beginners and experienced players alike.

3) Upgradeable prosthetic arm

jjn6e6ivua5u142iukql 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat prosthetic arm that Sekiro has isn’t just for looks. It can launch a grappling hook and is upgradeable too. No details were revealed but its good to know that a skill-tree based system is in place. Think Horizon Zero Dawn or Spiderman on the way skill and gadgets are upgraded. Tech upgrades set in feudal Japan? What’s not to like?

4) Play the style that suits you

jo1pi5md3myj0pxynz9p 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forStealth like Tenchu or head-on like Dark Souls? It’s up to you. What’s clear is that you can’t use stealth for the whole campaign since the game wasn’t designed that way. Stealth can be used to thin enemy numbers and to preserve your health before confronting the big boss. The mix of stealth and hack and slash is always a good mix to change-up the pace and should suit any gameplay style.

5) Single-player only campaign can last 20 to 30 hours 

ocxemodvr6oa72argpyo 770x433 - Top 5 reasons "Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice" is to die forThat’s the length of the campaign as per Miyazaki. The game is focused-solely on the single-player experience. No more wayward players who can just jump-in and help or derail your campaign. From Software also focused on the story-telling. Given that no resources were spent in developing the multiplayer aspect, expect the campaign to take it up a notch.

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice will be released on March 22, 2019 on PC, Xbox One and the Playstation 4.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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Heads-up, Pro Evolution Soccer (PES) players. The PES game you’re playing on your phone is going to get a major upgrade.

For starters, the visuals will get a major overhaul and will be using Unreal Engine 4 – the same graphics engine used in triple A games for consoles and PCs. With the use of Unreal Engine 4, PES will be inching closer to how it looks versus its console port. It

Next, over 3,000 new animations, improved player AI with every playstyle accounted for, and realistic ball movements has been optimized for fans to enjoy the ultimate soccer game.

And lastly, 10 new league licenses from Europe, South America and Asia have been added, including Japan’s J. League.

The best part? Despite these updates,  Winning Eleven 2019 is still free-to-play (with in-game purchases).

PES 2019 promises to give a life-like behavior of the beautiful game and should take competitive mobile sports gaming to new heights.

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More about the game and new features, here.

Our Tokyo Game Show 2018 Coverage is brought to you by our brand partners: Huawei Mobile Philippines, PLDT Home Fibr, Smart and Cherry Mobile. Access our coverage here.

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