CloudFone started the year strong with back-to-back devices addressing various needs of various personalities, all announced when they launched the all new CloudFone that was set to dominate the market for the first half of the year. This was also the avenue where they started off their line-up of the new CloudFone Thrill Metal Series, which started bringing premium metal phones to the local scene, boasting a sleeker yet more robust material option while supporting it with quality inside and out.
Joining this line-up would be the flagship device of the range, the CloudFone Thrill Access. As part of its Thrill Metal Series range of devices, the CloudFone Thrill Access stays true to what its siblings have already delivered – all 100% metal back covers, all on the latest Android OS version Marshmallow – and more.
Also just like its first launched devices Thrill Lite and Thrill HD, the CloudFone Thill Access is available in the following striking metallic colors as well: Gray, Silver, Gold, and Rose Gold – showcasing coherence in design principles and promising continuity across the entire line-up.
Beautiful form. Beastly functions.
In this day and age where there is a proliferation of new smartphones and gadgets churned out by different brands and manufacturers, we no longer see many brands taking time to deliberately craft their devices into well-built and well-thought of items. Most phones are starting to all look alike and boring; but that’s not the case with this one. CloudFone, however, made sure to know their market and carefully consider its eventual users even before they fall into their hands.
For CloudFone, it is no longer just about balancing looks and specs, but constantly creating a perfect mix of form and function while being on point with its price point. The CloudFone Thrill Access is the perfect testament to this – a device you’ll surely want to own from the moment you first hold and encounter it. All at Php 4,999, the Thrill Access is a true value for money and a beauty in every way.
One Touch. All Access.
If there’s one thing that the CloudFone Thrill Access boasts the most, it is its Fingerprint Control function. Unlike the common fingerprint scanner found in many of the newer smartphones today, the Thrill Access fingerprint control does not just limit its use to simply unlocking your device; it gives your hands the power to do more.
Accentuated by a gold metal ring, the home button is slightly embedded, teasing your fingers while avoiding possible unintentional pressing of the button. To make it even easier, users no longer have to press any buttons even with their screen on timeout or sleep; they just simply place any of their assigned fingerprints on the home button to easily unlock your device as quickly as 0.48 seconds or launch a pre-set app. Setting it up is also hassle-free; users just register their fingers in the settings, to ensure that their access is personalized.
By assigning every finger with a corresponding app or function, you can also easily customize your access to your needs. For example, simply assign your thumb for unlocking, your index finger for calling your mom or dad, your middle finger for Facebook, your ring finger for camera, and your pinky for music. Using those specific fingers executes the pre-set customization and launches those apps and commands accordingly. Life has never been easier!
Aside from shortcuts, your fingerprint can also be used for app blocking. This means that only your fingerprint can be used to open specific apps you specify, allowing additional security for sensitive and private data or information.
Being an LTE-ready device, the CloudFone Thrill Access gives users access to lightning speed connectivity. With an LTE-SIM, users may now enjoy surfing and staying online on 4G with better and faster loading time.
More than just looks. A true powerhouse.
This 5-incher features a wide and crisp HD display without being overly large and bulky, having its intricate curves and smooth edges still able to sit pretty and rest comfortably on your palm. With its premium metal back cover spilling over the device’s frame, you get an illusion and feel of a unibody chassis enveloping your glass screen while being capped with textured strips at the top and bottom parts of the cover ensure just enough grip amidst the smoothness of its metal back. No matter at what angle you look at this device, it’s a sure stunner for both the user and its lookers!
While average Filipinos should have no trouble reaching all corners of the device’s screen, CloudFone made sure to make your experience as hassle-free as possible, adding in a one-hand operation mode for its newer devices to make it easy to navigate just by sliding your finger from the on-screen capacitive home button to the left or to the right, depending on what hand you would like to utilize. To return to full screen, simply double tap on any of the empty black areas.
The textured power button also takes into consideration even the minute details of its consumers experience; now, no more fumbling around, only to end up pressing the wrong buttons.
Apart from having an amazing 8MP camera that’s optimized to take awesome photos under different lighting conditions, the CloudFone Thrill Access also has front camera and flash that are also strategically positioned at the upper middle left and upper right corners of the phone, respectively, allowing you to have great selfies and groufies even at night! More than the specs, CloudFone has also included software tweaks that will allow mobile photographers to feast their eyes on share-worthy photos they can take using the professional camera mode and other settings.
While some would contest that more cores will always mean better device, the CloudFone Thrill Access might just be able to make you think twice. This device packs a 1.3GHz Quad Core that’s optimized with Android 6.0 Marshmallow for better battery management and power efficiency, among all other benefits. It also possesses a 64-bit processor and having the right GPU, the device can effortlessly execute and run graphic-intensive applications and games – even NBA 2k16, even with no customizations and rooting.
All these features and functionalities that used to only exist among higher end global devices are becoming more and more common, especially with brands like CloudFone striving to constantly provide smartphone users with devices that aim to enrich people’s experiences and make lives easier to keep up with the market’s wants and needs.
CloudFone may still have a long way to go, but devices such as Thrill Access are proof they do not plan on stopping and will make sure they will get there soon.
CloudFone Thrill Access Specifications
Available in: Silver, Dark Gray, Gold, Rose Gold
- 2G Network: GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz
- 3G Network: WCDMA 850/2100 MHz
- 4G Network: FDD 850/1800+/2100 MHz
- SIMs: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, MicroSIM
- Dimensions: 143.2 x 71.2 x 8.4 mm
- Type : 5” HD IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
- Pixel Density: 1280 x 720 pixels
- Card slot: MicroSD 2.0, up to 64 GB
- Internal: 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM
- Data : GPRS, EDGE, HSPA+, LTE
- WLAN: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth : Yes, 4.0
- USB: Yes, USB-OTG compatible
- Primary: 8MP AF with Flash
- Secondary: 5MP with Flash
- Video: 1080p Full HD recording and playback, 30fps
- Others: Face detection, continuous shots, beauty mode, Professional mode
- OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
- Chipset: MTK 6735
- CPU: 1.3 GHz Quad Core
- Others: 64-bit, 5-point touch, Fingerprint Control (Different fingerprint, different function), App blocking
- Capacity: 2,500 mAh