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Despite the heated battle of mid-range and flagships for other brands, Cherry Mobile continues to push for devices at the budget end of the market – enabling more consumers to have access to devices that offer the basic capabilities, at very affordable prices.

The Omega HD Duo has the look and feel that’s more or less what you’d expect from its price range. The display measures 5.2-inches with HD resolution.

Running the device is a MediaTek MT6737 quad-core processor, along with 2GB of RAM, which should be enough just for the usual daily tasks, and 16GB of storage that’s still expandable with a microSD card.

Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD Duo UnboxingFor photos, the Omega HD Duo has a 13MP rear camera and an 8MP front camera. Quite a rarity these days, its back panel can also be removed to gain access to the SIM slot, the microSD card slot, and the removable 2,560mAh battery.

Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD Duo UnboxingThe phone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo. And while there are still a few Cherry Mobile apps pre-installed, much of the interface remains stock or close to it. For some reason though, navigating the user interface isn’t as smooth as I expected. It may just be a software glitch though.

Overall, this isn’t a device that will wow you on anything. But for someone who just needs a decent all-around device for social media, music, and other basic tasks, this one might be worth a look, especially for its PhP4,999 price tag. I just really hope they can fix that laggy UI.

Stay tuned for our full review on Gadget Pilipinas.

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Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.

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