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April 25, 2013

Cherry Mobile Spark TV: Specs, Price and Availability in the Philippines




The most affordable Android smartphone with built-in TV tuner is finally here! For only Php2,699 (SRP), the Cherry Mobile Spark TV is one of the new Android phones that came out since the recent announcement of the Cherry Mobile Festival 2013. The budget TV Android also boasts a dual SIM, dual standby capability, 1GHz processor, 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive display, 2MP main camera (VGA front), FM radio and runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread. More about the Cherry Mobile Spark TV specs and features after the jump.

When you think “budget”, it normally means that you are getting a cheap handset that doesn’t have much going for it. Not the Cherry Mobile Spark TV: it might have a lower price point, but the feature set won’t leave you wanting. With its decent 3.5” capacitive touchscreen powered by a 1GHz processor with 256MB of RAM, handles browsing your favorite websites, playing games and movies, as well as other computing tasks with relative ease. That is not bad at all, considering the price point.

It’s not a double-digit megapixel camera, but do you need the higher numbers anyway? Unless you plan on printing out your special moments on a huge piece of board, then 2MP on the Cherry Mobile Spark TV should be more than enough to capture the memories through your everyday beautifully enough. When you do, you can then share these memories with your friends and loved ones via Facebook, Twitter, or pass them on via Bluetooth.

Building on the older Android platform, the Spark TV uses an operating system that is stable. You could even say that the passage of time has only allowed its creators to work out the kinks that would normally accompany each new release. This particular iteration is well-acknowledged for being reliable in a pinch and still more than capable of handling most of the popular applications available on Google Play.

Cherry Mobile Spark TV Specifications
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
3.5-inch HVGA (320x480) capacitive display, 165ppi
1GHz single-core Spreadtrum SC8810 processor
Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread)
ARM Mali-300 GPU
256MB of RAM (211MB usable)
512MB of internal storage (180MB usable)
microSD support up to 32GB
2MP fixed-focus camera (No LED flash)
VGA (0.3MP) front camera
(NO 3G connectivity)
GSM/GPRS 900/1800 (Dual-band)
Bluetooth v2.1 / GPS with A-GPS support
microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm earphone jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi hotspot
Built-in FM radio and TV tuner
Li-Ion 1,200mAh battery
Color: Black and White
Price: Php2,699 (Official SRP) with FREE Beach ball
Availability/ Release Date: Out now | Now available at Lazada Philippines!

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

Update:
(04/27/13) Cherry Mobile Spark TV retail box and specs.

Image Source: Cherry Angel (Facebook)



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16 comments:

Adrian said...

Thanks po, update ko lng po ung specs table sa itaas,

gen said...

Sir Adrian Yung Spreadtrum SP8810 Hindi Po SP. SC Po Spreadtrum SC8810 Correction Lang Po TNX Po Iupdate nyo po yung specs Salamat

alienatorken said...

I own a Cherry Mobile Spark. It's a nice phone but there are some cons. But hey, you get what you paid for, right?

>> The "2 mpx" back camera - Photos taken with the back camera ranges from "so-so" to "absolutely horrible". Even in optimal lighting conditions, photos look like it was shot using a VGA camera. Heck, even an old Nokia N70 or the front-facing cam takes better photos than the one in the back. Might look good when viewed from the phone itself. But once you transfer it to your PC, it's game over.

>> You can't turn the camera sounds off - The camera sounds (shutter and "autofocus") are really, really loud. What's bad is that it is perpetually turned on, even in silent mode. *beep, beep... chak!* You can't take photos in peace, 'coz the camera on this one is a sure head-turner.

>> Lag - Most noticeable while browsing. But sometimes, even mere texting can cause *severe* lag.

>> Sim Card Confusion - You would notice that the Sim 1 and Sim 2 slots are incorrectly labeled. The Sim 2 slot is actually the system's Sim 1, and vice versa.

>> No accelerometer. - No tilting.

For me' it's a good basic phone. As long as you don't install memory/processing-intensive apps, you'll do good. Just watch out for the occasional lag or system freeze, though.

Also, I can only wish that CM addresses the "immortal camera sounds", it's the least they can do for those who want to use the Spark as an on-the-go camera.

Guest said...

antutu benchmark of my mother's cm spark tv... share lang...

Adrian said...

Thanks po :)

Lance said...

please help me po... i badly want to know kung pwede ba sa phone na ito ang screenshot/printscreen, please share some info guys :( i've been searching for info... REPLY PLEASEE!!! T_____T

Asker said...

is it possible for Spark TV to be rooted or any available custom rom?

Echo said...

bakit ganon? ndi nagana ung Motion sensor ng Spark TV :\

Adrian said...

Wala po kasi motion sensor ung CM Spark

disqus_H3YbOjtitF said...

Any Custom Rom for this? Or how to put CyanogenMod?

lhourd said...

may wifi po ba yan??

Adrian said...

Meron po

Ross PateƱa Nepomuceno said...

panalo na sa specs at presyo

Duds Acuna said...

Di nman 2MP ang camera nya, parehas lng VGA.. :(

Adrian said...

Ung quality po? Dahil sa specs po 2MP talaga ung back camera

Adrian said...

Sa specs po my kunting changes pa yan.

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