Cherry Mobile Omega HD, 5-inch Android with Dragontrail Glass Technology

Late January, Cherry Mobile released the Omega for those looking for a large dual-SIM Android phone with its 5.2-inch screen. Now, they just announced the Omega HD, a smaller version at 5-inch but with a high-def display on a scratch-resistant Dragontrail glass.

Cherry-Mobile-Omega-HD-front

Dragontrail is not as popular as Corning’s Gorilla Glass but shows promise considering it’s been used on the rugged Sony Xperia Go and the more recent Sony Xperia Z. It’s an alkali-aluminosilicate sheet glass known for its strength and high scratch resistance even on a thin form. This marks the first time for Cherry Mobile to utilize a durable component for their handset.

The 5-inch screen of the Omega HD has a 720×1280 HD resolution on an IPS panel. It uses the same 1GHz dual-core MediaTek processor as that of the Cherry Mobile Skyfire. What’s nice here is that it has 1GB of RAM so you can now play more of those resource-intensive games. Internal storage is still limited at 4GB but you get microSD support of up to 32GB.

Cherry-Mobile-Omega-HD-back

There’s also a whopping 12-megapixel rear camera with a BSI lens for slightly better than usual low-light photos. Front facing camera is at 2-megapixel too so video chats won’t look too pixelated unlike from typical VGA cameras. Battery is not too shabby either at 2,100mAh which is rated for 8 hours talk time.

The Cherry Mobile Omega HD will be available this April for just Php7,899.

Cherry Mobile Omega HD Specs:
5-inch HD (720×1280) IPS capacitive display, 294ppi
Dragontrail Glass Technology
1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean
1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
12MP autofocus BSI camera with LED flash
720p HD video recording @ 30 fps
2MP front camera
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
FM Radio, Bluetooth with A2DP
Li-Ion 2,100mAh Battery
143.5 x 70.8 x 8.8mm
140g
SRP: Php 7,899

*Thanks Louie for the photos!


45 Comments

  1. Smokescreen /

    More or less these were the rumored specs of the first Omega which resulted in all the hype. This should have been the initial release.

  2. NineSwordz /

    The Dragontrail Glass Technology + 5 inch HD IPS screen + 12MP BSI cam on this baby is a WIN. The only downside is the processor and graphics.. But still, this is good for those who like to take pictures. Nice move cherry mobile!

    • Griswold /

      yeah, panalo yung 12mp camera (on paper that is) pati yung HD display. sayang talaga processor, hindi kayang magfull hd video recording tuloy.

    • Cyril /

      Actually, There’s no downside at all. Everything you want on an HD Resolution phone is within. And dont forget the price tag of P7900 only. What else can you ask for?

    • Mang Kanor /

      eh ano pa ba gusto nyo? yung quad core na processor? eh di bumili nalang kayo ng ibang phone o hindi naman kaya eh gumawa kayo ng model nyo

  3. This would be another step for cherry mobile! Breaking the concept of “positioning” which used as marketing strategy of early developer of mobile phones, and now, an obsolete action. Because this time, searching for possible opportunities in the noisy place of confusion is hard, and become harder. But being a tough player with a competitive creativity and humility that could touch the hearts of your target prospects will surely uplift you to get the triumph.
    The only thing that I’ve noticed, is the after sale support of your team. Cherry Mobile must be aware of it, you cannot satisfy your customers without the after-sales support. Don’t adopt the concept of “Low-Cost, Low-Profile”.
    I am expecting that they could hold these statements and put it into reality:

    We value the lifestyle of Filipinos that’s why we come out with smartphones in every range, with different specs. We started in 2009 to bring in the products that you see right now in the market. The products range from the very basic phones up to the WiFi feature handsets, and now we’re bringing in smartphones.” – Mr. Lonson Alejandrino, Cherry Mobile’s Product Manager for Smartphones.

    Read more: http://www.ilonggotechblog.com/2013/03/cherry-mobile-omega-hd-price-specs-and-availability.html#ixzz2NyFZIc9P

    Thank you!

  4. lawrence /

    I hope they come out with a quad-core version of this phone. mas panalo.

  5. sinoako /

    Don’t expect too much on Cherry Mobile’s products since its target market are the masses who cannot afford expensive branded gadget..
    Sa isang bagay lang sila consistent laging hindi nagcocompliment ang specs nila sa isa’t-isa.. maybe the screen would be highlight of this phone but dapat i-consider din yung processor.. underdog tuloy yung procie..haha

    • Cyril /

      No. The MTK MediaTek processor will suffice. Quad core would cost like double the price considering that this phone also has an HD IPS Dragontrail glass and 1GB of RAM.
      This phone is a steal.

  6. Master Haru /

    they are so pushy kasi sa product nila without reflecting the after effect. mukhang pera na tlaga ang labanan. I am not impressed with CM products, mas lalo pa ang AFTER Sale support nila the worst amongst the rest. Sorry CM but thats the FACT! Haba nga ng pila sa CM service cnter nyo eh.. kala mo my sale ulet LOL!

    • If they could handle the customers’ concern as well, they might be the number one best local smartphone provider ever. Hope you realize it CM. By the way, it’s still part of your marketing strategy – to persuade smartphone users to replace their old units for another one… which possible for those easy-go-lucky people, who has enough money to spend. Money-concern.

      • kentot /

        simple solution if you want a sub 10k android with decent after sales support then purchase the entry level androids offered by samsung, lenovo, alcatel, etc.

        local brands will NEVER equal the quality of support established brands will give you. the comprise for mid to low highend specs at an affordable price is the after sales support. kaya wag na kayo magreklamo.

        • Jenna /

          LIKE!!! :)

          • gian /

            nonsense po. I purchased xperia play na sonny, since nasira phone ko, hangaang ngayun wala pa rin yung sinasabi mong technical support. ang shonga mo po hehehe shonga shoga

      • omegahduser1 /

        Bakit po ganun nagka scratch yung omega hd screen ko kahit dragon trail glass naman? Pls help me so depressing tignan ang scratch :(

        • scratch-resistant po ang dragontrail glass not scratch-proof. malamang ay merong mas matigas na element ang nakascratch sa kanya. kahit yung gorilla glass din naman nascra-scratch din. mahirap nga lang ma-scratch pero it’s possible.

  7. Look at that bezel!!
    With the hd display and that very slim bezel, at first glance, this phone looks very high end… it got slimmer bezel than the s3 if im not mistaken…

  8. jase galliguez /

    atleast the processor wont consume much of its battery considering it is a dual-core processor. it can do multi tasking as well and since the processor is an a9 it can handle a heavy multi-tasking. so dont underestimate its processor

  9. lawrence /

    bakit kaya ang baba ng Antutu Benchmark score ng Omega HD?

    http://www.ilonggotechblog.com/2013/03/cherry-mobile-omega-hd-price-specs-and-availability.html#ixzz2NyFZIc9P

    I have a tablet with 1GHz Dudal-core CPU and 800×1280 screen, Antutu Benchmark is 8,800+. Maybe the Omega HD needs some sort of software optimization? I Hope CM comes out with a rom upgrade…

    PS: Sorry I’m not too techie to understand Antutu benchmarking, especially how the CPU and the screen resolution affects the score.

  10. tristan /

    sana nga may after sales support ang CM. tska sana din meron mga screen protector, body case etc. :) tnx anyway for bringing diz up CM at least we can afford to buy Android phones in cheap price.

  11. cherry mobile re-brands

  12. Cherry mobile is a local brand, Yes that is true.

    But….

    Their mobile phones are rebranded meaning hindi sila nag manufacture and nag design – Omega HD is IQ6 from india.Starmobile diamond is IQ4 from india as well same manufacturer.

  13. Saw this kanina, and it’s impressively slim. The thing that concerned me is the 2100 mAh battery which means charging by lunchbreak in the office esp for mid to heavy users of mobile net.

    • PS. And i would probably consider this as soon as my fave twitter app becomes available for android platform. One can’t have it all for an entry-level price, imo.

  14. Kunky /

    So sino ang original manufacturer ng CM Omega HD?

    • Ekninetyeight /

      I think CM is a Karbonn rebranded, much like Micromax being Myphone’s alter ego.

  15. Mark Lester /

    saang branch pa kaya may availabel na ganyang phone?

  16. Ken Masters /

    Alam niyo guys walang magagawa yang mga pagrereklamo ninyo online. kasi hindi niyo matitibag ang cherry mobile.. sa dami ng bumibili ng products nila. co’z it’s cheap.. and it keeps getting better and better.. marami naman nang na improve.. tip ko lang..
    if gamer kayo? flame 2.0 pag more on phone quality Omega HD.
    if you want both. Sony kau or Samsung. co’z you really can’t have it all.. for now. lol

  17. Dantoy /

    ASK KO LANG PO….Bakit po walang signal ang Omega HD ko when i enable the 3G and then set it to “WCDMA only”? But if i select GSM/WCDMA (auto-mode), EDGE naman ang signal….For the record, may 3G naman sa area ko….Anyone? Please answer…..Thanks in advance……….Pahabol lang, Battery charging is almost 4 hours daily…!

    • omegahduser /

      You can do the following:

      1. Settings
      2. click More… (you can see that Under Data usage)
      3. click Mobile Networks
      4. click Data Connection. Choose your preferred sim which will be using 3G connection.
      5. click 3G Service
      6. click Enable 3G and click the same sim you chose in step 4
      7. click Network Mode and set it to GSM/WCDMA auto mode
      8. Try restarting your phone although I just wait for it or nagtatambling muna ako.
      9. Check for the letter “H” on the signal bar of the sim you chose on step 4 and step 6.
      9. Use a browser to check the speed. Click on Chrome or Opera Mini to see if they are loading at all.
      10. Pag ayaw talaga, ibato mo sabay mura kasi yun ginawa ko. Akalain mo nagload.

      Bow.

      • zarah /

        panu po mapapatagal ung connection sa data connection? i mean kc po bigla na lang po cia nag-ooff pag d ko gngamit eh may hinihintay po akong email so kelangan ko muna ulit ioff at iclick ulit ung preffered sim ko ..

        panu po mapapastay na connected cia via data connection? parang pag d kc ginagamit ung phone ko bigla nlng nadidisconnect eh..

        thanks sana po may sumagot :)

  18. omegahduser /

    hey guys,

    Bought Omega HD the first week it came out. I still have it but plans to sell it is not a far distant future. Here’s why.

    1. The battery. Minsan we’re not really after the battery but truth be told, you charge it 4 hrs and you can use it for 4 hrs. Wala pang gaming yan. Just pure data connection (internet) using LOWEST light display.

    2. Naghahang talaga siya whenever you install themes. Alam mo naman tayong mga Pinoy, we like to customize our gadgets and sad to say na although you can install themes, games, and whatnots, it affects the performance of the phone. That is expected because the 720p HD is pushing its power.

    3. Too fast, too furious. Meaning mabilis uminit yung battery although it runs on a dual core processor. It will prompt you that the battery is overheating. If that continuously happens, masisira ang battery mo and eventually the phone.

    4. Post service. Okay, may e-warranty ka nga pero nung nagkaproblema ako sa pagchacharge kasi hindi na masyado gumagana, I emailed CM four times and you all my efforts resulted to nothing from their end. I called them up but to no avail. That is the saddest thing amongst all.

    So there, I don’t know how will I ever sell this Omega HD but I hope someone will buy it. Pero ayoko rin na magkaproblema yung next user. Hayyyyy. Samsung Note 2 na nga lang. Lol.

    • kratoz /

      Pano po iinstall yung iron man 3 the official game sa omega hd? Not compatible naman pero may napanuod aq sa youtube na nka install ing game. Pls help

    • Jennyvie Baguio /

      Hi,
      Magkano mo po ibebenta?

  19. nashxp /

    well,mahirap yan pag qualcom based ito.mas mabuti pa siguru if mtk based andriod.kc madali ayusin at reprogram if ever ito ma hang up.

    commom talaga mga ganyan phone na ma hangup. ang masama dun. 50 – 50 repairable. unlike mtk based 100 ma ayos pa.

    anyway am not being baised here kc lahat naman model ng phone kahit i phone orig or samsung s3 or s4 or lg na hahang.pero repairable sila.

    cherry mobile masyadong makunat ang software.

  20. omegahduser1 /

    Bakit po ganun nagka scratch yung omega hd screen ko kahit dragon trail glass? Pls help me! Depressing kasi tignan yung scratch :(

  21. nieva /

    uhym.. can i ask some questions..? maganda po ang omega hd pero.. is it capable na magtatagal ang omega hd? i need your answers tnx..

  22. kratoz /

    How come Iron Man 3 the official game is not compatible with omega hd? Please reply. Thanks

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