December 21, 2012

KATA i1 vs. Cherry Mobile Flame: Specs Fight!

Cherry Mobile has finally launched its newest Android Phone with a 4.5-inch qHD IPS display called Cherry Mobile Flame, while the KATA i1 is the newest 4.5-inch smartphone from Owtel Shop is a One-Stop-Specialty-Shop specializing in high tech gadgets and accessories. With that a lot of people are asking which is better between the two? So, aside from their looks, can you really tell the difference between the two? If not, let’s look at their specs side-by-side after the jump.

KATA i1 vs. Cherry Mobile Flame
KATA i1 Cherry Mobile Flame
MediaTek MT6577
1GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4
1.2GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
PowerVR SGX531 GPU Adreno 203 GPU
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels)
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
5-point multi-touch feature
4.5-inch qHD (540 x 960 pixels)
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
5-point multi-touch feature
4GB of internal storage 4GB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
8MP auto-focus camera
with LED flash
5MP auto-focus camera
with LED flash
1.3MP camera
VGA Camera
720p HD video recording 720p HD video recording
Dual Sim / Dual Standby Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot
microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quad-band) GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)
3G network support3G network support
GPS with A-GPS support GPS with A-GPS support
Google Play Store (Google Market) Google Play Store (Google Market)
Li-Ion 1,600 mAh battery Li-ion 1,800 mAh battery
Talk time up 5 hours Talk time up 5 hours
Standby time up 500 hours Standby time up 200 hours
Php8,499 (SRP) Php6,299 (SRP)

If you can see both the KATA i1 and the Cherry Mobile Flame have the same internal storage and both have GPU's that can play Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Temple Run and is compatible with Adobe Flash, but the KATA i1 edges the Cherry Mobile Flame with its 1GB of RAM, quad-band GSM connectivity, 8MP camera and 1.3MP front-facing camera, while the Cherry Mobile Flame only edges the KATA i1 with its 1,800mAh battery and its unbelievably low price of just Php6,299 only!

Now, which phone wins the fight?

- According to AnTuTu Benchmark v3.0.3, the processor of the Cherry Mobile Flame is a Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon S4 and not MSM8225. The phone also comes with VGA front camera according to specs found at the back of the retail box.
- The MediaTek MT6577 is faster than the Qualcomm MSM8225 S4. The MT6577 is a dual-core Cortex A9 while the MSM8225 S4 is a dual-core Cortex A5. The A5 is more efficient, but peak performance the A9 beats it handily. However, it the speed difference is pretty negligible for general usage. It'll only be apparent in benchmarks and games. Thanks AnaIvanovic2!

If you own one of this phone, please share some of your experiences and opinions about this phone, so that others may be aware of it. Thanks!

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Ron de Guia said...

Hindi naka highlight yung (Quad band)...

+1 point din to sa Kata... I think... :)

Ron de Guia said...

Add ko lang po ulit bakit po mas matagal ang standby time ng Kata whereas mas mababa yung mAh battery ng Kata?

ann said...

I really love kata products...kata i1d bbesst kingsoft office n sya so pwede knang gmya ng mga files m or mgtype ng ma documents.inaabangan k ang bgo nlng tab w/c is d kata t2.san kp panoramic n ang cmer pra knang nkaiphone5S.

Adrian said...

Ito po yung list of Owtel Shops (KATA) in the Philippines

jhon erwin lopez said...

san makakakkuha po
ng unit na un ung kata?

Gerard Neil Jimenez said...

sir,why is it that kata1i has 500 hrs. standby power while the cherry mobile flame has only 200 standby time hrs. kasi po diba ang as stated at the specs fight..the kata1i has Li-Ion 1,600 mAh battery while the cm flame has Li-ion 1,800 mAh battery?

Adrian said...

Kinuha ko po yung data sa specs ng phone, actual usage po depende pa rin yan sa gamit ng user.

Adrian said...

Yan kasi nasa specs ng phone, sa actual usage po depende yan sa gamit ng user.

Adrian said...

Yan po kasi nsa specs ng phone.

Adrian said...

Thanks for the catch :)

Adrian said...

Opo, ito po yung antutu benchmark (3GB po yung usable storage) at flyer ng kata i1

arnel ramirez said...


arnel ramirez said...

4GB ba tlga internal memory ng Kata i1?

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