Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Cherry Mobile Orbit vs Lenovo Mobile A60

Dual-sim phones are seem to be the norm these days. People are just not contented using only 1 sim. Thanks to manufacturers like Myphone, Torque and Cherry Mobile, everyone can get an affordable dual-sim phone. And they're not only making ordinary dual-sim phones, they're also making dual-sim smartphones.

Cherry Mobile is one of the manufacturers that has the dual-sim smartphone line. And one of their popular dual-sim handset is the Cherry Mobile Orbit. CM Orbit is a dual-sim Android smartphone. Which makes it more interesting because Android is so popular these days.
When CM Orbit was first introduced in the market, it was priced at P12,999. At that time, Android handsets were priced above 10k. But then, cheaper and more affordable Android handsets quickly came into the market. In order to maintain the lead in the affordability of handsets, CM came with a bold and daring sale. They slashed the price of CM Orbit in half for just a day.

Now, Cherry Mobile is faced again with the same threat. But this is not just another Android smartphone, this is a dual-sim Android smartphone. Enter Lenovo Mobile. Lenovo is a renowned brand in the PC industry. And now they want a piece of the mobile market. Their entry-level Android smartphone is the Lenovo Mobile A60.

Now let's see if CM is strong enough to compete with this upcoming contender. Let's check out this table shall we:

Cherry Mobile Orbit
Lenovo Mobile A60
OS (Operating System)
Android OS v2.2 (Froyo)
Android OS v2.3 (Gingerbread)
CPU (Processor)
528 MHz ARM 11 processor, Adreno 200 GPU, Qualcomm MSM7225-1 chipset
650 MHz ARM 11 processor, MediaTek MT6573 chipset
2G - GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & 2 (Quadband)
3G - HSDPA 900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only
2G - GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & 2 (Triband)
3G - HSDPA 900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only
TFT capacitive touchscreen, 256K colors, 3.2 inches, 320 x 480 pixels
Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen, 262K colors, 3.5 inches, 320 x 480 pixels
256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD card up to 32GB
256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM, microSD card up to 16GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, Wi-Fi hotspot
5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus
3.2 MP rear, 2048x1536 pixels, 0.3 MP front-facing,
Li-Po 1260 mAh
Li-Ion 1500 mAh
P6,999 (until October 31 only)

As you can see from the highlights, there's a lot to consider with the new contender. It's got the latest Android OS (Ice Cream Sandwich is not yet available this time). A more powerful processor and bigger screen. Front-facing camera plus a larger capacity battery. The only points you can consider with Orbit is the card slot capacity, 5MP camera and lower price (until October 31 only).

Lenovo Mobile A60 definitely wins if you're going to consider the features on its current price tag. And this is one of the first entry-level Android smartphone that has a front-facing camera. You usually see the front-facing camera with high-end handsets. Another thing to consider is the name. Lenovo is a well-known brand and it's definitely a serious threat to other handset makers.

Hope this article will help you in choosing your next affordable dual-sim Android smartphone.


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