Cherry Mobile Releases Another Quadcore with a high definition screen 12mp camera 1GB of RAM, Cherry Mobile Apollo. Some news in the Group said that the Cherry Mobile Apollo is an OEM copy of CUBOT GT99. Cherry Mobile Apollo 11

The Look

The 4.5 inch Cherry Mobile Apollo smartphone form factor is like a regular chocolate box. It is made with a polycarbonate plastic for the body and a more glossy type for the removable back plate. The whole phone is fingeprint magnet. Hopefully, Cherry Mobile will release accessories which are not finger print magnets. Cherry Mobile Apollo 8 The button and port are mostly located on the top. The Power Lock button, micro USB port, and headphone jack are on the side where the volume rocker is located. And the best about the structure of this phone is it has a LED Notification Light but sadly it is only available in blue color. Cherry Mobile Apollo 3 Cherry Mobile Apollo 2 Cherry Mobile Apollo 13 Cherry Mobile Apollo 14

The Performance

Cherry Mobile Apollo runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box with a 1.2GHz quad core MediaTek MTK6589 processor, PowerVR SGX 544MP graphics processor and 1GB of RAM and it gives me a result of 12038 on Antutu Benchmark. It has the usual 4GB of internal storage with 1GB free for the user to store music, videos, photos and other files. A microSD slot is also expandable up to 32GB.

Cherry Mobile Apollo Benchmark

The Camera

The Cherry Mobile Apollo rear camera impressed me for taking pictures and shooting videos. However, if the lighting is too bright, the rear camera has a hard time focusing in lowlight. Hopefully Cherry Mobile can fix it with Software Update. The 12 megapixel camera at the back is surprisingly great in taking photos!

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The 5 Megapixel camera in front however is quite disappointing. Both are said to be autofocus and with BSI sensor. I’ve noticed that the Cherry Mobile Apollo has a better camera result than the Cherry Mobile Omega HD, which is more expensive by a few bucks.

Here some sample shots using Cherry Mobile Apollo:

Connectivity

Apollo has dual sim capability but only SIM one can connect to 3G networks. Apollo can reach HSPA+ speeds offering fast mobile internet access. It runs Bluetooth 4.0, allowing it to enjoy Bluetooth connectivity without draining battery too much. During my tests I got an Error NVRAM WARNING: ERR = x10 when I turned on my WiFi. Apparently there is a hex error which should be fixed via software update.

Battery

I’m extremely impressed with the battery of cherry mobile Apollo. It has 2,000mah 200 higher than written in the box which can last you for days.


Cherry Mobile Apollo Battery

Verdict

The Cherry Mobile Apollo is one of the best smartphones under 7,000PHP. It has a strong and reliable performance. Its rear facing camera is impressive, and it just put more value to your money – especially if you’re looking for a phone that can double as a good point-and-shoot camera alternative.

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  1. maganda sya tas long battery life sa ibang review tumatagal lang sya ng 6 or 8 hours

    pero ok ..at maganda ung camera

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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.

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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This selfie was taken the night before we left for Tokyo.
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Jam can smile while sleeping. I took this photo inside Skyliner going to Nippori Station from Narita Airport.
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Our Tokyo trip isn’t always complete without grabbing a lunch at Matsuya.
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Night time is coming, and bedtime is near; oh, where is our AirBnB, I thought it is just right here!
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After looking for a 100-Yen store to buy Allan’s towel (since our AirBnB didn’t have any towels available), we took a break at this vending machine to reward ourselves a cold drink.
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Taken near Bic Camera at Akihabara using Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus.
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We gotta have this here in the Philippines! Oh, I noticed that Flare S7 Plus fails to put a watermark when using Bokeh effect.
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A food shot with our Cherry Roam.

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!

Oh, and while you’re at it – be sure to check out our full coverage of Tokyo Game Show 2018 on this link.

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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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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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