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Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

After more than two years of focusing on IoT devices, Cherry Philippines is back in the smartphone market with its latest additions to the AQUA Series: the Cherry Aqua GR and Cherry Aqua S11 Pro.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

Cherry is making a strong comeback in the mobile market with its latest smartphones, offering impressive features at affordable prices. We got our hands on the Cherry Aqua S11 Pro, courtesy of Cherry. Here's our firsthand experience to provide insights into what this local smartphone brings to the table.

CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro Specs

Android 13
6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display
120Hz refresh rate
2.2GHz MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor
Mali G57 MC2 GPU
256GB UFS 2.2 internal storage, expandable via microSD
64MP + 2MP macro + QVGA depth sensor rear cameras, LED flash
16MP selfie camera
Fingerprint scanner
Dual SIM, Dual standby
Bluetooth 5.2
Colors: Black
5,000mAh battery, 33W fast charging

Design and Built
The Aqua S11 Pro features a straightforward design with a square body that, while not flashy, offers a comfortable grip. The rounded edges make it look more refined. complemented by gradient-finished back panels.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

The Aqua S11 Pro smartphone comes with everything you need right out of the box: a USB-C to USB-C cable, a basic protective case, a charger, a SIM pin, wired earphones, and a warranty card. It's impressive to find both a USB-C to USB-C cable and charger included, especially considering the affordable price of the phone.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

The volume rocker and power button are conveniently located on the right side of the device, offering easy access and responsive functionality. On the left side, you'll find the SIM slot, which follows a hybrid configuration. This means it can accommodate either two nano-SIM cards or one nano-SIM card and a microSD card for expandable storage.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

At the bottom of the device, are the standard 3.5mm audio jack, microphone, a type-C port for charging and data transfer, and the speaker.

While it may not have the premium look of some high-end devices, it boasts reliable build quality, providing a comfortable and enjoyable user experience. Its stylish design and solid construction make it an affordable yet well-built smartphone.

Display Quality
The 6.7-inch Full HD+ AMOLED display showcases vibrant colors and crisp contrasts, offering an enjoyable visual experience. Its 120Hz refresh rate ensures smooth and responsive scrolling and a better user experience. Even under direct sunlight, the display maintains visibility thanks to its adjustable brightness settings.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

Moreover, the display supports Adaptive Brightness, Night Light, and Always-on Display features. Users can personalize their viewing experience by selecting from the Vivid, Warm, and Cool color modes, and adjusting the display temperature to their liking in the settings menu.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

On a side note, the Cherry AQUA S11 Pro also supports an in-screen fingerprint scanner, adding an extra layer of security to the device. This feature conveniently and securely unlocks the phones with just a touch, ensuring personal data and information remain protected against unauthorized access.

The CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro, powered by the MediaTek Helio G99 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz and boasting 8GB of RAM (with an additional 8GB of virtual RAM) delivers commendable performance across various tasks and activities.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

Navigating through everyday tasks such as web browsing, social media usage, multitasking between apps, and streaming media content is a breeze on the Aqua S11 Pro. The ample RAM and smooth software integration ensure snappy performance and responsiveness. Switching between apps is quick, and the device handles multitasking effortlessly with minimal hiccups.

With a generous 256GB of internal storage, there's ample space to install apps, and games, and store photos, videos, and other media files. Moreover, the option to expand storage via a microSD card provides further flexibility for users with growing storage needs.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

Thanks to its robust chipset and ample RAM, the Aqua S11 Pro excels at handling gaming tasks. Even resource-intensive games run smoothly on this device, with minimal lag or frame drops. The Mali G57 GPU contributes to the smooth rendering of graphics, enhancing the overall gaming experience. Whether engaging in action-packed adventures or casual games, this device delivers commendable performance, ensuring an enjoyable gaming session.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

The Aqua S11 Pro runs on the stock version of Android 13, delivering a clean and straightforward user experience devoid of bloatware or unnecessary pre-installed apps. Users benefit from the latest Android 13 features, security updates, and optimizations. However, the UI may seem plain to some, lacking extensive customization options. For those seeking a more personalized interface, various launchers are available on Google Play.

Overall, the CHERRY Aqua S11 Pro offers good performance, making it well-suited for both gaming enthusiasts and everyday users alike.

The camera setup on the Aqua S11 Pro is impressive considering its price point. It has a 64-megapixel AI triple camera system on the rear, accompanied by a 2-megapixel macro lens and a QVGA depth sensor. The 16-megapixel front camera enhances selfie image quality with its creative tools and filters.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

The camera app supports various shooting modes, including Night mode, Photo (default shooting mode), Portrait, and 108MP (although the sensor is 64MP, offering enhanced resolution). Additionally, users can explore Time Lapse, Macro, Panorama, Slow Motion, Pro Mode, Beauty, Film, Filter, and GIF modes for diverse shooting experiences.

Furthermore, Lenscape, a separate app, provides additional features such as Beauty, Portrait, Night mode, and Pro mode, leveraging the device's camera capabilities.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

Sample photos captured using the Cherry AQUA S11 Pro are now available for viewing on the Adobotech page. 

While the camera app interface is simple and lacks extensive customization, it offers essential features like up to 4x zoom, AI support, and HDR for enhanced image quality.

The Aqua S11 Pro delivers sharp and vibrant images, making it ideal for sharing on social media platforms. With support for up to 2K resolution, its videos offer decent clarity and detail, making it a good choice for creating content for platforms such as TikTok. Overall, the Aqua S11 Pro's camera capabilities are commendable, offering users the ability to capture stunning photos and videos.

Battery and Charging
The Aqua S11 Pro packs a 5000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support, ensuring reliable power throughout the day. While there's nothing particularly groundbreaking about its charging capabilities, it efficiently gets the job done by charging the battery in a reasonable amount of time. However, it falls short when compared to devices equipped with 65W fast charging technology, which can top up the battery at a much faster rate.

Cherry Aqua S11 Pro

In daily usage, the battery easily lasts for a full day on a single charge, providing uninterrupted use. While it may not charge as rapidly as some of its competitors with higher wattage and fast charging, its sizable battery and 33W charging support ensure that it can get through the day.

Affordable Price
Impressive Display
Decent Camera Setup
Generous Storage and RAM
Good Battery life.

Average Design
Boring Color
Moderate Charging Speed
Only 4G support

The Cherry AQUA S11 Pro impresses with its affordable pricing, stunning display, ample storage, versatile camera system, and long-lasting battery life. It offers a good package for users looking for a feature-rich smartphone without breaking the bank. While it may not excel in every aspect, such as fast charging speed and processor performance, its overall value proposition makes it a solid choice for budget-conscious consumers looking for a reliable and capable device for their everyday needs.

The Cherry Aqua S11 Pro is priced at ₱7,999 only, and it's available at CHERRY Stores nationwide and through official CHERRY online outlets: CHERRY Shop PH at, Shopee at, and Lazada at
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