Cherry Mobile launched the Cosmos line-up early second half of last year, with the Cosmos Z bearing the flagship specs. It was the quad-core line up to be revered by that time, and everyone got pretty excited. However, Cherry Mobile just unpacked the Cosmos Z2 sporting their first octa-core smartphone. So will the Z2 have the enough upgrade to exchange your Cosmos Z with?
The Cosmos Z2 packs its new octa-core MT6592 CPU in a 5-inch full HD 1080 x 1920 resolution display, equipped with 18MP rear camera capable of 1080p video recording, 8MP autofocus front camera, dual SIM with 3G on its primary SIM, have a 2000 mAh battery capacity, and runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean. Actually, the Cosmos Z has the rest of the specs just mentioned, but the octa-core Mediatek chipset.
So, what else could be found with the refreshed version? With a high note, a worthy upgrade is doubling the storage memory and the RAM, with 16GB and 2GB, respectively. The eight-cored CPU, paired with a Mali450MP4 graphics processor definitely pumps up performance, not to mention it gets much more room on multi tasking with 2GB of RAM. And with what’s inside, it may seem to be that’s the sum of the upgrade you get on the Z2.
However, there can be more to the latest Cosmos that can surprise you. Cherry’s putting a new video recording technology putting better media capture with its High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) support and its Clear Motion and Blur Free technology. Another thing is that the Kitkat update is just a month-long wait, which is by March to refresh your Z2’s UI altogether and make it more zippy with added optimization on the new OS. Well, that’s still quick considering the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo’s recent launching still has Jelly Bean pre-installed and will also have a quick update to Android 4.4 shortly after release. And Kitkat’s still not around on almost all newly released local smartphones.
Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 Specification Sheet and Pricing
5.0-inch Full HD IPS 1080 x 1920 (441ppi) touchscreen display
Dragon Trail Glass
1.7GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592 CPU
Mali 450MP4 GPU
2GB RAM / 16GB ROM
MicroSD support up to 64GB
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (KitKat 4.4 upgrade by March)
18MP Rear AF Camera w/ BSI and LED Flash
1080p Video Recording
High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC) support
Clear Motion and Blur Free Technology
8MP Front Camera
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Dual Band
3G / HSPA+
145 x 69.8 x 7.59 mm
Li-Ion 2000mAh battery
SRP: Php 12,999