Cherry Mobile first selfie-centric smartphone was released way back in 2014. Fast forward today, they launched there’s a new selfie-centric device the Cherry Mobile Selfie Two that features better specs and camera sensors with the same affordable price.
Cherry Mobile send us a Selfie Two to test, here’s our unboxing and the quick review of this new budget friendly selfie-centric smartphone.
Cherry Mobile Selfie Two Specs
Android 7.0 Nougat
5.2-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720 resolution) at 282ppi
2.5D curved glass
1.3GHz 64-bit MT6737 Quad-core processor
2GB RAM / 16GB Storage
Expandable via microSD card slot up to 64GB
13MP f/2.0 Samsung S5K3L8 rear camera, BSI, AF, and dual tone LED flash
13MP f/2.0 Samsung S5K3L8 selfie, BSI, and dual tone LED flash
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Micro USB 2.0
Sensors: fingerprint, accelerometer, light, proximity
Cherry Selfie Two packaging comes an in a simple box with the company name and large image of the device at the front.
Opening the box will reveal the Selfie Two unit, micro USB cable, charger, earphones, and paper materials.
The Selfie Two is priced at only Php4,999 which is reasonable, so don’t expect a free case or screen protector in the package. But hey it would have been nice gesture if Cherry Mobile include some freebies.
Design and Built
In terms of construction, the Selfie Two has a mix of metal and hard plastic body thus making it a bit heavier compared to other smartphones and it looks durable.
At the front is the 5.2-inch HD IPS display with a 2.5D curved screen but no mention if it has Dragontrail or Gorilla Glass protection.
This device looks nice and sleek it comes in black and red colors, the red color looks better because of its metallic red paint finish. It has curved edges and at the back making it comfortable and it has a nice grip.
Camera and fingerprint scanner
micro USB and 3.5mm audio jack
power button and volume controls
The back cover is removable, inside are the SIM slot and microSD card slot.
Selfie camera and flash and microphone
Quick Hands-on Review
The Selfie Two comes with a 5.2-inch HD IPS panel, there are no capacitive buttons only on-screen button on this device with a thick bezel at the top and bottom to bad this device did not have 18:9 aspect ratio display.
The colors on the display are vivid, with good brightness level. Its usable outdoors, the color temperature of the display can be adjusted at the display settings along with MiraVison for more advanced color tuning.
This device is Powered by 64-bit MT6737 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz with 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage (10.3GB user available), it supports additional storage via microSD card up to 64GB capacity. Noy bad for its price, with this you can easily use your favorite social media apps and play some casual games.
For benchmark, we tested this device on AnTuTu and it scored 28575 while on Geekbench it scored 557 on Single-Core and 1555 on Multi-core, 3D Mark it got 379 Sling Shot score, and on PCMark is cored 3,370 (Work 2.0).
Out of the box the Chery Selfie Two runs on the stock version of Android 7.0 Nougat, no Cherry OS skin on top. It has App drawer and the list are arranged alphabetically. It comes with a lot Cherry Mobile apps pre-installed and standard Google apps.
In terms of security this device support fingerprint scanner at the back for easy unlocking, it also supports PIN, pattern, and password for additional security. The fingerprint works fast in unlocking this device.
This device is packed with 13-megapixel cameras with accompanying LED Flash on its front and back. Both cameras supports offer panorama, beauty and bokeh modes.
Using the Bokeh effects needs practice, users need to do a specific gesture to get the blurred effect right. The blur effect intensity can be adjusted before saving the picture.
The blur effect
The main camera has AF and can also take bokeh photos, it can produce good quality photos with good details and little noise.
What we liked about Cherry Mobile Selfie Two
price just right
What we didn’t like about Cherry Mobile Selfie Two
No Gorilla glass protection
Does not have 18:9 aspect ratio display
Battery drains fast
The Cherry Mobile Selfie Two is a good budget selfie smartphone with good specs and offers a nice camera sensor both at the back and front camera. The built is nice for its price. For only Php4,999 this smartphone it a good buy if you are looking for a budget device with a nice camera and good specs.