The Cherry Mobile Thunder is no desert, but is an Ice Cream Sandwich flavored Android phone
$125 USD. This unit will not blow out your budget, but neither will it give you some of the amenities that you might have grown accustomed to such as Gorilla Glass, a decently sized battery and 4G connectivity.
The Cherry Mobile Thunder is available exclusively from online retailer Lazada, and you can click on the sourcelink for more information.
source: Lazada via AndroidAuthority
1. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Cool. but maybe we should not expect so much of this handset given the price range.
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6648; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Specs won't blow you away, but ICS is smooth all around.
4. redmd (Posts: 786; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)
Few years back, I remembered Nokia's goal of giving the next billion people access to the internet with their mobile. I think Android will be the one to accomplish that mission. Fewer people are now using feature phones.
5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6648; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The world of technology is rapidly growing day by day. Bendable screens, cars with full touch screens, new display panels for smart phones, new machines in the medical field, etc. People from the 90's would have never guessed we'd be where we are today.
Still waiting for the hover cars though.
10. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
A 4 inch phone mentioned here is called "Flare" and has a decent performance. It's a rebranded phone from a9+. It could play games such as temple run 2, shadowgun and many more in a decent framerate.
Given that fact which has almost similar specs with this "thunder", I should say that this would perform well.
2. PapaSmurf (Posts: 6648; Member since: 14 May 2012)
For $125 USD, that's not bad at all. Good looking phone for the price.
6. nikenturd (unregistered)
Compared to overpriced Samsung low ends..this is a better deal
7. melvineus (Posts: 17; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)
Oh Phonearena.. Please dont forget that this is just a rebranded unit of some other countries mobile phone manufacturer.. Currently Philippines isnt capable of making their own android phone yet, but maybe in the near future.. But yeah this is a great phone
8. jsdechavez (Posts: 676; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)
Well, I heard this and the myPhone Flare are sold-out in Manila. Been planning to get these for my parents since December, been everywhere but so far no luck.
11. neutralguy (Posts: 1152; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)
Flare was a rebranded karbonn a9+ from cherry mobile, but yeah, it's sold out. There are news that it only took minutes or few hours after its arrival on cherry mobile stalls, before they sold out.
9. shadez10 (Posts: 386; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
hahahah... so cherry mobile has landed on phonearena...
i live in the phil and cherry mobile is really popular for low cost android phones...
12. dacs3266 (Posts: 8; Member since: 23 Jan 2011)
meh.. the specs are good but the quality of the phone is not on par with some android budget phones. i live in the phil and cherry mobile produces low quality but low cost phones..
13. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
im from the Philippines cherry mobile a company that produces average performance with a price of a low end the most of the phone's performance are quite snappy (for the price of it) pretty cheap without compromising too much!
15. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
they are really average and sometimes below average! they always release new phones every month and the support is low! there's too many line on CM kiosks not because they want to buy but for the service!
i prefer myphone or starmobile! they are better than CM!
19. REYNER (Posts: 187; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)
do my phone and starmobile offers updates as well? the three of them are producing Tons of different models what im just saying that for the price of it.. its worth it comparing to what you can buy in leading phone manufacturers such, LG,Sony,Samsung i haven't personally use it but i was able to try it from a close friend and its average to above average considering the price..
20. MC1123 (Posts: 1220; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
actually, they do updates but still not OTA...
what im saying is CM has this "you get what you paid for"!! its not as durable compare to MP and SM! and the satisfactory that CM gets is really low while MP and SM are high!
but i dont know why a lot of people still but CM, maybe i guess they are really that cheap!
14. motty (Posts: 84; Member since: 13 Dec 2012)
WOW Philippines hehe. Two Thumbs Up Cherry Mobile,
17. chefrae (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)
Purchased this phone yesterday. All is great considering the price I paid for it, very very very functional. Let's not forget that you get what you pay for, however for the CM Thunder you're getting a lot more... value for money is great. My only complaint is battery life. But, I've got a ton of applications already installed, been playing a few games on it, and all works well. Thumbs up. What would make this great great great is a better battery life.