Monday, June 24, 2013

Cherry Mobile Omega HD H100 Android Smartphone (i-mobile IQ 6)

First off, I'm not a tech blogger and this is not a technical review. I'm just an average consumer who is satisfied with my phone. Treat this review as a supplement of more technical ones you can find in tech blogs.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD smartphone

I got my Cherry Mobile Omega HD smartphone from the SM North branch for P7999 last month. A week before that, we were in Divisoria so I decided to see if the Cherry Mobile stores in Tutuban and Lucky Chinatown Mall had stocks. Both had none and the staff told me that the Omega HD was usually available only in the big stores like Robinson's and SM. The following week (May 10), I was in SM North and thankfully, the phone was available there that time.

Service at the branch was generally okay except for one thing: Cherry Mobile had a promo last month. Some units came with freebies; Omega HD was supposed to include a free flip cover. The sales personnel did not mention anything about it. We were already eating dinner when I remembered about the freebies and when I came back to the store, only then was I informed that the flip covers were out of stock and that she did not know when they would become available. Going back to SM North is a hassle especially because of our weather so I still haven't gotten my flip cover until now. The salesgirl not saying anything about it during my purchase seemed underhanded though. I tried sending an email to their support team requesting that I be allowed to pick up the flip cover at a nearer branch but my email just bounced, pfft! I sent a text message to their hotline and guess what? I got no reply. Frankly, I don't expect to see that free flip cover.


The box contains
  • Cherry Mobile Omega HD phone (imobile IQ6)
  • USB cable
  • AC adapter
  • earphones
  • 2100 mAh battery
  • user's manual
  • warranty card

Friday, June 7, 2013

Cherry Mobile Q9TV TV phone

When it comes to anything except food gadgets, I'm a cheapskate. I'm not easily tempted by popular new models that people go ga-ga about. I tend to upgrade stuff only after years of heavy use, usually as the gadget takes its last breath.

My much-loved four year old Nokia E63 phone suddenly conked out last month. It had served me well but seemed beyond repair. I decided to finally upgrade to a smartphone. I got curious about Cherry Mobile's new smartphone Omega HD since it was cheap but it was hard to find so I decided to get a temporary phone while we continued looking for the Omega HD and researching other budget-friendly but possibly more expensive brands and models.

Once you go QWERTY, you never go back. That was my motto, so of course I chose a qwerty phone, even though I would only be using it for a week or so. I got the Cherry Mobile Q9TV phone because it had a qwerty keyboard and a TV functionality -- for just P999.

Phone Specifications:
  • dual-SIM
  • 2.2" TFT LCD
  • Mobile TV
  • VGA camera
  • multimedia player
  • FM radio
  • flashlight
  • Facebook mobile
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • microSD memory up to 8GB (memory card sold separately)
  • USB port
  • Proprietary Single Core CPU

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