Cherry Mobile recently introduced the Superion which is their own tablet/phone running on Android. The Superion rivals Samsung’s upcoming Galaxy Tab making it the first of its kind here in our country. Both devices are almost similar on the inside and the feature set would be also considering both runs on Android OS.
Here is a specs comparison of the two tablet phones.
|Cherry Mobile Superion||Samsung Galaxy Tab|
|Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)||Android OS 2.2 (Froyo)|
|179.4mm (H) x 110mm (W) x 11.5mm (T)||190.09mm x 120.45mm x 11.98mm|
|Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor||ARM Cortex A8 processor, 1 GHz processor; PowerVR SGX540 graphics|
|7” WGVA capacitive touchscreen (800 x 480)||7” WGVA capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 600)|
|512 MB ROM + up to 32GB microSD||16GB/32GB + up to 32GB microSD|
|HSDPA 7.2 Mbps||HSDPA 7.2 Mbps|
|Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Bluetooth 2.1||Bluetooth 3.0|
|3 MP autofocus camera with LED flash||3 MP autofocus camera with LED flash|
|Front VGA camera||Front VGA camera|
|Standard battery, Li-Po 3240 mAh||Standard battery, Li-Po 4000 mAh|
|SRP: Php19,990||SRP: Estimated at Php35,000|
Ok clearly, the Samsung Galaxy Tab has an edge on processor speed which is a big deal for devices that is capable of doing plenty of fun stuff. It also lasts a bit longer than the Superion thanks to its 4000 mAh battery.
What the Superion has going is its unbelievable price of Php19,990. You would sacrifice the slight dip in processing power and internal storage but microSD cards are getting cheaper these days.
I was able to “briefly” use both devices and as far as UI and performance are concerned, the Galaxy Tab and Superion are very similar. Samsung has the slight edge though with its Samsung Apps and refined TouchWiz UI but it doesn’t really matter if all you need are apps from the Android Market.
So did the Superion just gave the Galaxy Tab a run for its money? Looks like it but still, it’s unclear at this point who has the edge on functionality and user experience until we get to check out both devices thoroughly. But you really can’t ignore Cherry Mobile’s attractive price point.