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Cherry Mobile Titan W500 Review

Adam Parnala | On 09, Dec 2012
It’s been almost three weeks now since we’ve met the Cherry Mobile Titan W500 and by this time we’ve finally gotten the feel of it. It’s currently one of the hottest smartphone in the PH market right now because of its great value for money. To know more about it, check out our full Cherry Mobile W500 review after the jump. The Cherry Mobile Titan was first seen on CM’s Flare up event last October and since then it really made many Filipinos turn to this cheaper alternative instead of buying the products of well-known brands. Why not? This smartphone carries all the bells and whistles that you can get from a Php15k android phone. If you’re still unsure if this device is for you, then read on to know what we think of the Cherry Mobile Titan W500. Cherry Mobile Titan W500 Specs

Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Dual-sim / Dual Standby
5.0-inch WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen, 480×800 pixel resolution MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage (expandable up to 32GB via microSD)
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front camera
3G, HSPA+ 21Mbps
Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotpost
Bluetooth v2.1
microUSB v2.0
GPS, A-GPS
2350mAh battery
What’s in the Box?

The box contains the following:
Cherry Mobile Titan W500
Charger
USB cable
Earphones
Manuals
Design and Construction

If you’ll encounter the Cherry Mobile Titan for the very first time, you might mistakenly take it as a premium device like the Galaxy Note or something from LG’s L series because of its edged curves. In fact, you will not even know that it only cost a mere Php6,499. The body of the Titan is mostly made up of plastic especially the back cover which looks and feels really cheap when inspected closely. It seems like it will easily break off if proper care is not implemented. Fortunately, Cherry Mobile decided to include two back cases – one regular back cover and one with a smart cover. And oh, this case is very prone to recording fingerprints so it should be wiped regularly.

The front panel is mostly covered by glass and the sides are designed with a smoke-black bezel which makes it give an executive look. The VGA front-facing camera and speaker grills are located on top of the screen. On the lower side of the display, we can find the three capacitive buttons namely; Menu, Home, and Back buttons. On top, several ports are located such as the 3.5mm earphone and microUSB ports along with the wake/power button. The huge 5-inch 480×800 MVA display of the CM Titan is probably its best asset. The colors are great, accurate and sharp enough for the normal eye. It already packs a preloaded temporary screen protector right out of the box so it’s ready for usage. Beware, though, because this temporary one is a scratch magnet so you should definitely consider buying a better screen protector.

At the back, the 5-megapixel camera is strategically placed on the top left side of the Titan while the speaker grills is on the parallel spot beside the labels. The name “Titan” was printed on the center and the Cherry Mobile logo was just beneath it by an inch or two. The volume rocker is placed on the right side. “It has an elegant-looking finish which can turn some heads around if you’ll show it off in public.”

It has an elegant-looking finish which can turn some heads around if you’ll show it off in public. The built-in flip cover also adds up to the flavor as it gives a classy look even from afar. Overall, it is kinda solid and I believe it can take some accidental bumps and the like. Display – Oh so HUGE

The Cherry Mobile Titan doesn’t have an IPS display but the screen is still solid. It sports a VA panel which is just in the middle of the TFT and IPS quality. Meaning, it surpasses the low quality screen display. The colors are beautiful and accurate enough especially when “Deep color mode” is enabled. Turning the brightness to its full capacity will also make it...
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