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Cherry Mobile W100 vs. MyPhone A858 Duo: Specs Fight!



The Cherry Mobile W100 and the MyPhone A858 Duo, both phones are bestsellers among the budget friendly Android dual SIM smartphone (Below P5K) to feature a 1GHz processor. Due to the overwhelming demand of these phones, 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.

Cherry Mobile W100 vs. MyPhone A858 Duo
Cherry Mobile W100 MyPhone A858 Duo
Qualcomm MSM7X27A Snapdragon
1GHz single-core processor, ARMv7
MediaTek MT6575
1GHz single-core processor, ARMv7
Adreno 200 GPUPowerVR SGX531 GPU
Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels)
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
3.95-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels)
Capacitive touchscreen
512MB RAM 512MB RAM
512MB of internal storage 128MB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
3.2MP fixed-focus
camera with LED flash

(Rear-facing)
3.2MP fixed-focus
camera
(Rear-facing)
VGA Camera
(Front-facing)
None
(Front-facing)
Dual Sim / Dual Standby Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Bluetooth / USB / WiFi Bluetooth / USB / WiFi
GSM 850/ 900/ 1800/ 1900 (Quad-band) GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)
3G/ UMTS 2100 No 3G network support
GPS with A-GPS support GPS with A-GPS support
FM radio with
3.5mm Stereo headset jack
FM radio with
3.5mm Stereo headset jack
Google Play Store (Google Market) Google Play Store (Google Market)
Li-ion 1,400 mAh Battery Li-Ion 1,600 mAh battery
Php3,499 (SRP) Php4,999 (SRP)

If you can see both the Cherry Mobile W100 and the MyPhone A858 Duo have the same processor frequency and both have GPU's that can play Temple Run and is compatible with Adobe Flash, but the W100 edges the A858 Duo with its IPS display technology (giving it a wide viewing angle, fast response speed and a simple pixel structure), bigger internal storage (512MB compared to the A858's 128MB of internal storage), a VGA front-facing camera (the A858 has none), its price (it's Php1,500 cheaper than the A858 Duo) and most importantly, support for 3G/ HSPA connectivity! While the MyPhone A858 Duo only edges the W100 with its 3.95-inch display and its bigger battery capacity, but according to AnTuTu Benchmark Results, the MediaTek MT6575 processor can reach a CPU frequency of 1998.84MHz or 2GHz. That's 2x faster than the 1GHz frequency stated in the specs of the phone.

Now, which these phones do you think wins the fight?

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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