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Cherry Mobile Cruize, a 5.2″ smartphone for just Php4,499

It seems that Cherry Mobile is not yet done hitting all kinds of screen sizes for their Android smartphone lineup. They recently announced the Cherry Mobile Cruize with its 5.2-inch touchscreen which will only retail for Php4,499.


Why is it cheaper than the 5.0-inch Titan? Or rivaling the price of the 4.0-inch Flare? Well, for one it only has a single-core 1GHz processor so it’s made for the casual smartphone user. Then it also only has a WVGA screen on its humongous display. That’s 800 x 480 resolution for you which results to poorer pixel-per-inch density than the Titan which has the same screen resolution.

It does have dual-SIM support just like most of Cherry Mobile’s current smartphones. Everything else is quite standard : 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage with microSD support, 5MP rear camera with flash, VGA front camera. What’s notable is its 2,500mAh battery which should make it last a little bit longer than their previous dual-SIM Androids.

The Cherry Mobile Cruize is already available in the market for Php4,499. If you don’t have the budget for the Titan but size is a priority, the Cruize can be the phone for you.

Cherry Mobile Cruize Specs:
5.2″ WVGA (800×480) capacitive display, 179ppi
1GHz single-core Broadcom processor
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, microSD up to 32GB
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash
720p HD video recording
VGA front camera
3G / WiFi / Bluetooth
GPS with A-GPS support
2500mAh Li-Ion battery
SRP: Php4,499
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  • Anti_kimchi

    In my humble opinion if this hand held device had come out 5 years ago we would all be “lovin’ it!”. Compared to my old trusty Nokia E-61i this “Cherry” is a fantastic phone. However if you are accustomed to using an iPhone you will more than likely be disappointed. Another case in point is my kids love their Starmobile Engage 7 tabs. For 4990 it’s pretty cool. I don’t have a nexus 7 or an iPad so the Engage doesn’t really disappoint. 

    Maybe Cherry or Star or my phone will produce a 5″ with better specs for 9990! One can hope, can’t he?U

    • jio

      ayaw mag candycrush sa CRUIZE 🙁 uninstall install ayaw p rin 🙁 checked on settings, ayaw p rin 🙁

  • Vern

    180 ppi? This unit is pixelated and slow.

    • exaleop

      now you know one of the reasons why its cheap.

  • Art Cruz

    wow, is this available now, where to buy?

  • Rosenburg

    Does it has TV?

    • no tv

      • exaleop

        then this sucks, it could’ve been better if it has TV coz it has a big screen.

  • pfb

    ok na sana pricing, kaso single core and so-so specs. id rather go for the myphone a919

    • callie

      poorer battery quality than cherry mobile cruiz or titan

  • Doc Neil

    Is the unit quad band?

  • JUNE

    this is a nice. But if CM could have a unit that comes with a 4G then definitely I will be one of the many who would be drooling over CM .. thanks CM keep up 🙂

  • patrick

    single core and 179 ppi? i don’t think i will enjoy a 5.2-screen phone with these specs. sana ginawa nang dual core at tinaasan ang screen resolution kahit mas mahal ng konti.

    • hello basil


    • exaleop

      179p or 180p, that’s way too low even for Samsung Galaxy S1.

      i’d rather have my S1 for 1-2 years more than to buy this crap.

  • rets

    Sana dual core at TV din kasi mas importante ang may TV para sakin na big screen at dual core.

  • Pong

    Wala ba syang gpu ?

  • pyke

    Nice. Some people looking for a better specs. Why not buy an expensive phone

  • Totem

    Wow! Can’t believe that most of you are complaining because of the low PPI.. Remember that 7″ tabs before had 800×480 screen? Yet only a few seemed to complain about it.. Now that the screen size is smaller and has the same resolution, you guys are getting mad over it? LOOOL This phone is targeted to the average consumer.. If you have money, then go shell it out on a much better phone..

    • men i totally agree of what you said 🙂

      very well said..
      i just bought CM CRUIZE and its quite OK 🙂

    • jay

      you own it bro!that’s a good one!

  • anonymouse

    WHERE is it “available in the market” as of this post’s writing?

    Even Cherry people don’t know where this thing is right now.

    • I bought my CM CRUIZE in (Victory Central Mall – 3rd floor “Sign on Electronics Marketing in front of CD-R King”)which the store has also CM OMEGA,


      ang problemahin mo yung spelling ng pangalan mo BOBO mag aalyas ka na lang tungaw pang katulad ang TANGA mo talaga ANONYMOUS yan anong anonymouse ang BOBO mo talaga ano yan may daga hahaha ENGOT

  • Mas maganda ito compared sa flare kasi sa battery capacity at screen. Sana walang typing bug gaya nang flare. Ito pala yung phone na G’Five G95 nakita ko dito http://androidtabletlover.blogspot.com/2013/01/cherry-mobile-cruize-52-inch-smartphone.html
    Pareho talaga front and back

  • Ang Cherry Mobile Cruize pala ay 8MP at hindi 5MP! at may tagalog language setting din ito. Nakita ko dito

    • 5MP lng po ang Cruize.

      • rendilyn

        5mp lng ang labo p nga ng cmera kht my flash eh

  • Hey GUYS for those who wants to buy CM CRUIZE,


    I bought my CM CRUIZE in (Victory Central Mall – 3rd floor
    “Sign on Electronics Marketing” in front of Sun Cellular Support)which the store has also CM OMEGA,

    • dentoc

      magkano bili mo ? taga caloocan lang din ako, balak kong bumili jan kaso di ko alam kung magkano ang cruize sa victory mall?

  • magkanO po ang SRP ng CRUIZE? 4999 po kc ang bili ko s market market taguig..

  • Luap

    kuya calvin kung ikaw ang bibili ng phone ano pipiliin mo CM CRUIZE or CM THUNDER? TNX in advanced. 😀

  • for me magnda ang cruize kabibili kulang last week and i enjoy it so
    at ang lakas ng forma at madalas napag kakamalang galaxy note 2 at galaxy s 3 lalo na ku cia ng samsung galaxy s3 luncher astig…..

  • galing talaga ng cruize at may nagsasabi sa mga review na hindi daw 5mp ang camera nya kundi 8mp much better san kayu hahanap ng phablet na ganito

  • anu po mas maganda cm. magnum2x o cruize i need your answer

  • Raytheon07

    Hi Pinoytechblog itatanong ko lang sana kung yung battery ng Cruize ay compatible sa FLARE?? salamat po^_^

    • we wouldn’t know sorry. i think it’s better to ask Cherry Mobile FB page for that.

  • katharzyna

    i wonder which is better titan tv? cruize? or alcatel glory 2? i need your opinion guys.. :))

  • ajay

    hi would like to ask lang po if this work po using 3g connection? wala kasi kami wifi sa bahay. can i use skype or other internet site using 3g connection? thanks

    • yes 3G capable and you can use that connection for skype and browsing

      • ajay

        thanks much calvin;)

  • Chumzcharm

    Tanung ko lang po which is better to buy a samsung galaxy y or a cherry mobile cruize?flash player supported po ba ang mga ito?at pwde po kaya maglaro ng games sa fb using those phone?please reply..thankx..

    • hindi na sinusupport ng Android ang flash so no to both unless yung fb games mo may sariling app na ginawa for android (like candy crush)

      • Chumzcharm

        Thank you..but anu po kaya ang mas magandang klaseng phone sa dalawa? CM cruize or galaxy y?.

        • rendilyn

          the best pdin ang galaxy y ..super dali i-connect ang wifi at mgnda ang cmera

  • bhe

    napakalabo ng camera parang hmd 5mp

  • bhe

    ung 5mp nia sobrang labo..and ung flash useless

  • rendilyn

    ung cruize q po hirap mg connect s wifi ..mostly opera sng gmit at wrong spelling ung data conntect..my alm po b kyo n paraan pra mka connect aq s wifi?

  • kaiser

    ndi ako makapanuod ng video online sa cruize tulad nq youtube .. bakit ganun

  • hujiehd

    ano ba talaga ..kasi next week mag bili ako ng Cherry mobile Cruize……pero sabi nila maganda siya pero ang iba hindi..ano ba totoo…

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  • Kath

    maganda parin po pa itong cherry mobile cruize kasi im planning to buy this phone.. ung iba cnasabi nla pangit pero ung iba sabii nila magand nmn daw… reply plss. thnx in advance