After debuting mid-last year during Computex 2015 in Taipei, local electronics giant Cherry Mobile has finally brought one of its newest Windows 10-powered smartphones in the Philippine market, meet the Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5.
The Alpha Prime 5 is a big brother to a smaller Apha Prime 4, that being said this 5-inch smartphone sports more high end specs than the other but with price tag not more than Php4,000.
Right out of the box, Cherry Mobile packed the Alpha Prime 5 with an 5-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720p) and with total of 294 pixels per inch. Right inside it sits a 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor partnered with 1GB of RAM and 8GB internal storage. MicroSD card up to 32GB is also supported by this device.
When it comes to camera, on the back sits an 8MP shooter equipped with LED flash and the on the front panel is a 2MP camera. And the star of the device, Windows 10 OS. This must support one of my favorite features of Windows 10-equipped mobile devices and that's the Continuum which allows the display to be extended to a monitor giving users a full-blown computer features and functionality right from their pocket. I am just not sure if this particular device really does support Continuum, if it does then does Cherry Mobile also going to offer a Continuum dock for their phones? I hope I can have an answer to this very soon. But yeah, I would really love all Windows 10 smartphones and tablets to have this functionality.
Windows 10 is the newest operating system available to mobile devices like smartphones, and now that Cherry Mobile is offering one with a very cheap price, I think this is the best time to try a new phone that is non-Android and non-iOS powered and see its potential more than just consuming digital content.
Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5 specs:
- 5" HD IPS Display
- 1280 x 720 resolution, 294ppi
- 1.1GHz quad-core Snapdragon 210 processor
- Adreno 304 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card up to 32GB
- 8MP rear camera with LED flash
- 2MP front camera
- Windows 10 OS
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 2100mAh Battery
The Cherry Mobile Alpha Prime 5 is now available at all Cherry Mobile retail, authorized and concept stores nationwide for just Php3,999. If my memory serves me right, this is the most affordable Windows 10 phone we can get on the market right now.