Oct 25, 2012

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Cherry Mobile W500 Titan, 5-inch dual-core Android phone for Php6,499

Aside from the ultra-affordable Cherry Mobile Flare, also announced earlier was the 5-inch Cherry Mobile W500 Titan for people who wants a bigger screen but on a tight budget as this phone will retail for only Php6,499.

Just like the Flare, there’s nothing special with the construction of the W500 Titan. You do however get a flip cover for its 5-inch WVGA capacitive touch screen. The back has a rubbery feel to it to prevent prints and add traction to the unit.

And similar to the Flare, the Titan also has a dual-core processor but this time it’s a MediaTek MT6577 clocked at 1GHz. You’ll also get 512MB RAM and 4GB ROM with storage expansion via microSD. This phone is also dual-SIM, dual-standby by the way. Rounding up the feature list is a 5-megapixel camera with flash and a decent 2,350mAh battery.

The Cherry Mobile W500 Titan will be available on the first week of November for just Php6,499. That’s way cheaper than the Lenovo S880 which is also a dual-SIM 5-incher but with a single-core MediaTek processor.

Cherry Mobile W500 Titan Specs:
MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
5.0″ capacitive touch panel (800 x 480), 16 million colors
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
Up to 3G/HSPA+ 21Mbps (on both SIM)
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
2350mAh battery
205g with battery
SRP: Php 6,499.00


  1. Eto pa isang murang phone. Pambihirang presyohan ito Cherry Mobile. Di pa nag-iinit ang Lenovo S880 taob na agad.

  2. Too bad it only has a 800×460 screen resolution…but everything else looks good.

    • kung gusto ng higher bumili ng high end smartphone

    • Why? I don’t really know about screen resolutions… but is 800×460 really bad for a 5-inches phone?

      • 800×460 pixel resolution will cause severe pixelation pag nag exceed ng 4″ ang screen.

        kaya nga ang Retina display ng Apple Iphones ay sobrang clear, 640×960 pixels on 3.5″ display.

        so bigger resolution + smaller screen = clearer/sharper images.

  3. early xmas treat.the best talaga ang pinoy.

  4. SIr is the screen IPS like the A898 and Astra ? does the 5mp camera have autofocus like the a898 and astra

    Thank you.

  5. hi…this one is really a great deal..but would this be a final price for this unit??..kasi one time i went to sm city cebu then i asked about the w900 and they said after the display there they would return it to its original price w/c is 14k..i hope this one is really the price coz i would really consider this one..thank you..:)..P.S. Great job..:)

    • I don’t think anyone is willing to shell out 14k for a Pinoy branded phone which specs are also outdated.. So most likely, they’re going to retain the 6k price of W900..

    • Cemt Nikhael says:

      Gi ilad rka sa sales lady sa Sm. while katung ga three day sale ang cherry mobile nipalit ko ug cherry mobile w900 tag 5999 ky ibalik na daw ang price sa original price niya. so nipalit ko daun katung august 19 2012. pero unsa naman ta run hapit na mo november tanang stores ako gi adto same price ra gihapon.

      • lagi…kuan man gud to display sa w900 sa sm cebu then my mom asked until wen ana sila until oct. 31 daw then after that ibalik nadaw sa CM ang price,then i asked them na nakapost man sa ilang official FB page na mau na gyud ang price…wa cguro to cya mabrief og pag.au..anyways thanks…:)

    • You have to realize that with Cherry Mobile, they will lower the prices a few months after introducing their new phones. Their business strategy is obvious. However, I’m not faulting them. In fact, I praise them for this. They’re extremely competitive and they act fast to make their current lineup affordable and introduce new ones with better specs. You don’t get this from the branded phones. What they’re doing so far is a good thing for the majority of buyers who cannot afford what SS, LG, HTC, Apl are offering. For most of these buyers, what matters most is getting a smartphone that performs just as well as the branded ones, and still have money left to buy food, clothing and other of life’s necessities. Like me for instance.

      • fyi. from all indications, I think I’ll buy the Flare (although I have to wait for reviews first & hope they’re positive). I know this is not the end of the Droid wars, and something better spec’d will arrive sooner (not later), as is always the case. This week is really a milestone as far as the Philippine Android scene is concerned. Never has there been such a flurry of releases of smartphones so very competitive in price & specs. And the beauty of it is that we, the consumer, are the beneficiaries of the raging Droid race. Let the games begin.

        • thanks for your information…actually i’m eyeing the titan coz i want a bigger phone..but anyways,thank you so much…:)

  6. I was just about set to get the Starmobile Astra. Now, I’m not so sure anymore. This new Cherries – Titan & Flare are gatecrashers to the smartphone party – both in the low, mid & high end offerings. Specs-wise, Cherry has already won. The question now is their quality & real-word performance. On with the reviews then. After that, I’ll make my decision.

  7. simplynice93 says:

    Full review muna sir!

  8. IF true the 5″ cherry Titan W500 is the rebranded Konka W990, Id just like to share the reviews on the Konka W990. The link below is in chinese , but google can translate to english .I understand chinese so I read the original version. Of the 17 reviews it got 4.4 of a possible 5 avg review. It performed well like gaming, screen is nice. The complaints are One mentioned after a night charging of 12 hrs and then playing time total just less than 1 hr , the batterly life was already down to 50%. Another mentioned that even on standby or surfing the net, battery drain is very fast from 100% to 80 % and in only a short time the battery life is already down to 80% but when it reaches this 80 % level , the battery usage become more durable better meaning the drop off is not as sharp anymore. , Some heating problem was mentioned, Volume on phone calls is a bit small and need to place ears on output area to hear call well. There is one complain on the 5mp camera photo quality being not good, not even 3mp quality good.

    Cherry could have made some changes sofware wise that could help with the heating . Just like Samsung galaxy S3 which had a slight heating problem but after getting un software update eh is okey na ). Battery usage is another if the way the software performance was adjusted by cherry to be more efficient there could be improvement. . Still If going to get this for gaming, an extra battery could be a consideration. Camera wise well I hope its not true. Volume well again software can have an effect and it may just be enough for you. So check check check when buying .

    HERE IS THE LINK http://detail.zol.com.cn/329/328826/review_0_2_0_1.shtml

  9. bigbadroy says:

    These phones may not be as hyped as the A898 and the Astra but it sure took the spotlight away from those two in terms of price and performance. Kudos to Cherry Mobile.

  10. Tandaan sa pagbili:
    1.Sa loob ng 7 araw,icheck na lahat kung may sira o defect.
    2.Mas maigi kung bibili kayo mga 2-3 months pagkatapos ilabas ang cp.Sa unang buwan ng pagkalabas ay siguradong lalabas na ang mga bug at siguraduhing ayos na ang bugs ng manufacturer.Kung marami pa ring nagrereklamo ay wag na lang bumili.
    3.Magbasa ng review(Reviewhin niyo na…)Pwede ri n kayong sumali sa mga tech forums para sa assistance at sharing ng experience…

  11. Cherry Mobile’s official blog doesn’t list either the Flare or Titan as having 3G, but every other spec list I’ve seen from local tech blogs like this have 3G listed. Can this be clarified?

  12. Just seen lately here in Robinsons Manila this Cherry Mobile TITAN, kind a surprise regarding the price ur posting the price of 6,499,yet the price here is P7,500. Is this a joke or are they just TAKING ADVANTAGE of the price here while typhoon OFEL is on the loose…Please check it out here.

  13. does the titan supports official google play store app??

  14. so which one is really out now in the market? i thought mid-november pang dalawang to ilalabas.

    • november pa raw. yun ang advise sa amin ng cherry mobile when asked about the availability.

    • Mid-November talaga ang official release, pero may mga outlets like sa SM North na nagbebenta in advance. Yun nga lang, tinataasan ata nila yung selling price to take advantage of the demand. To be honest, I’d rather wait before buying until may mga reviews na.

  15. How come the price here is 6,499 but today I bought a Titan w500 at Robinson Manila with the price of 7,500 can you explain this cherry mobile administtion .

    • Please Lang cherry mobile admin paki explain nyo nga yang ginagawa nyong pangloloko nakaka panghinayang yung ginagawa nyong ads .

  16. Grabe si Cherry Mobile nagmukha tuloy overpriced sina A898 at Astra. If only the after sales support, durability and reliability of this brand is proven. Panigurado bibilhin ko eto, I’ll wait nalang muna kahit naglalaway na ako after 1-2months in the market kung walang mga complaints

    • tama ka bro. guess will have to read all the reviews from all the tech blogs out there to find out if Titan and Flare are worth it. Even though the price is low enough, we still don’t want to end up with a problematic device. It’s not worth it if it won’t last a day – after all smartphones should already be designed for heavy use, IMHO.

  17. akala koba sa Nov pa ang labas nito?
    may nakbili na sa tipidcp nung 26

    • yeah some of the stores are already have a CM titan., but that’s only a sample phones., w8 mu nlng ng ilang months b4 u buy kc upgrade p nla yun,, ^^

    • sir nakita ko din kanina sa robinson’s ortigas cherry mobile shop available na 6,499.00 published price

  18. plano ko na ibenta iphone 3gs ko to buy CM Titan wehehe

  19. MGA SIR MAGANDA PO BA YUNG W500 KAY SA SA W900… KAC NANG NAIKUMPARA KO SILA MAS MAGANDA ANG W500. EH COMMENT PO KAU AH.. KAC ANG CP KO NAUN IS W900.. PERO NAG DADALAWANG ISIP AKO…. IF KUNG BUMILI ME NG W500… OK KAYA …

  20. Sa wakas nakabili din ako ng Titan, i was so impressed ng mahawakan ko i2 but after an hour or 2 parang gs2 ko na ulit ibalik kaso d n pwede… touch screen d sya masyado responsive, wifi hirap maka connect sa wpa2 kung di ko inalis na lng password ng wifi nmin, masyado mabigat compare to other phone na parehas ang laki, and the worst ang camera claiming 5mp… e mas malinaw pa ang cam ng nokia 2700c ko na vga lng…screen kailangn naka full ang brightness para makita ng maayos, maputla ang kulay cguro 56k colors lang i2, parang htc hd2 lng e

    • ganun talga yan boss, what do you expect from a dual-core 5″ phablet under 10k? yung Galaxy S3 nga, 4.8″ lang pero 720x1280px na ung resolution, kaya responsive; then imagine a phone with 5″ tpos ung resolution ay pang 4″ lang, so ganun talaga.

      anyway thanks for the heads up bro! I was planning to swap out my battered Galaxy Y for either this or the Cherry Mobile Flare, but after seeing your review. hahaha, walang dalawang isip, stick to my Galaxy Y muna. :)

  21. 3G na po ba ito kasi MediaTek MT6577 na.. di ba sa myphone a898, 3g na un?

  22. princejhay says:

    all i can say is kung responsive ba ung capacitive touch screen and ung 5 megapixel camera worth it ba? better bumuli ng mahal branded fone specially htc kung ang titan naman ay palpak sa performance naaakit lang ang buyers na bumili dahil sa malaki at maganda ang design…think about that!

  23. im reconsidering buying plare instead of this one oh kaya naman ung Myphone A898, for one, sa tingin ko ay magpipixelate ang screen dahil sa low resolution on a 5″ model and sa tingin ko mas sulit siguro bilhin ung myphone series, at available na ung A898 at ung bagong A919 (rebranded istyle phone from thai manufacturer) nang Myphone dito sa Cagayan de Oro kapapasok ko lang sa store nila, can anybody recommend a better phone? A898 o ung flare o titan ba?

  24. i bought cm titan @ 6499. two days after i am returning the item kasi sira ang mouthpiece niya. maganda naman ang phone sayang lang may defect siya. mabilis at ok naman ang graphics niya. hopefully yung replaced unit walang defect kasi good buy siya.

  25. Eliezer S. Caducoy says:

    Sir /Maam Good day query lang po where i can buy LCD sa cherry mobile wil phone T16 . i in zamboanga peninsula, particularly zamboanga sibugay province

  26. nosferatu says:

    okay na sana ang specs kaya lang disposable lang ang mga bagong phone ng Cherry mobile dahil wala silang tinitindang battery for those units, specifically for TITAN, OMEGA and OMEGA HD, I don’t have idea about the others.

  27. call DTI hotline tel 02 751-3330
    any complain about defective goods.

  28. kendallhuertazuela says:

    newbie lng dito but i would like to share why does my cm w500 unit keep or me error or problem n ata.. kc twing gagamitin mo wala sa focus ang screen when u happen to press any icons from the menu iba nag oopen.. does anybody here can help. tnx.

  29. I couldn’t refrain from commenting. Exceptionally well written!

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