Battery life is one of the biggest problems that we encounter in our daily routine whenever we use our smartphones. Most of the time and especially to those gamers, they are annoyed that their smartphones don’t last up to more than a day. But thankfully, we now have more smartphones that offer a big battery life including the latest smartphone from Cherry Mobile, the Cherry Mobile Zoom.
The Cherry Mobile Zoom looks clean
One thing is for sure, the Cherry Mobile Zoom looks is clean especially when the display is off. At the front, you won’t see any capacitive buttons as this one sports on-screen buttons. While at the back, you’ll see a plastic back cover with a brushed metal look.
Compared to most smartphones with a big battery, The Cherry Mobile Zoom offers a removable back cover and as expected a non-removable 4000mAh battery. There’s also the dual sim card slot at the back along with the MicroSD card slot.
The volume rocker is placed on the left while the power button of the smartphone is placed at the left while the 3.5mm audio jack is placed at the top of the smartphone while the Micro-USB port is placed below the smartphone.
Again, the smartphone looks clean on both front and back of the smartphone and despite having a large battery, the smartphone feels comfortable to use thanks to its smooth curves and2 a more handy design. The brushed metal look also adds to the clean feel and prettier build of the smartphone.
Long Battery Life
One of the advantages of getting this over other smartphones in its price range. With 4000mAh battery and only packing an HD display, I was able to squeeze out the battery of the smartphone in three days of average use. In heavy usage, I was able to use the smartphone more than 16 hours without the need of power banks. That’s pretty good, you know.
The smartphone also boasts fast charging but using it wasn’t as fast as I expected but hey, it’s still fast compared to other smartphones running on a MediaTek chipset.
Just a typical display
Look, the Cherry Mobile Zoom’s display is just a 5-inch HD IPS display. It isn’t bad but it isn’t the best that you can find in the market too. But hey, if you’re just into regular consuming, I’m pretty sure that you’ll still enjoy using this smartphone with this kind of display without problems.
The viewing angles of the display are good however I felt that the smartphone’s display isn’t that bright and really needs an improvement. The bezels of the smartphone is a little bit thick however when the display is off, you wouldn’t really notice that one. Another thing, since this one doesn’t have capacitive buttons, the smartphone has an on-screen button that takes a little bit of screen space on your smartphone’s display.
Clean software with a pretty good hardware
Cherry Mobile tries to clean out their smartphones from bloatware and just like the other Cherry Mobile smartphones that we’ve reviewed in the past, the Cherry Mobile Zoom’s software isn’t flooded with pesky bloatware.
The smartphone has Movie Club inside in where you could watch different local movies and TV shows, the ever trusty Opera Mini and of course, the Cherry Mobile applications preinstalled in the smartphone such as Fun Club, eWarranty, Cherry Prepaid, Bonus Load and Cherry Play.
One thing that I really like in this smartphone is its hardware. No, this smartphone doesn’t have the most badass processor and hardware in the market but this one has a MediaTek MT6735P processor along with Mali-T720 GPU and 3GB of RAM.
The processor might not do good in benchmarks and some numbers but the performance was just satisfying. It’s not the best and the fastest for its price range but the Cherry Mobile Zoom got a pretty good 3GB of RAM which is more than enough for most consumers. Asphalt 8 works well with this smartphone and when playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, the game would only be enjoyable when you set it at mid to high settings.
The camera department of the Cherry Mobile Zoom isn’t really its biggest feature being marketed by Cherry Mobile but it actually performed well in my test especially in well-lit conditions. The color reproduction was pretty good and I didn’t have any washed out photos. Check out the shots that I took using the smartphone:
The smartphone has a promising battery life. There is only a few affordable smartphone with this long battery life and Cherry Mobile Zoom didn’t fail to meet my expectations when it comes to the battery life. However, the smartphone doesn’t really have the power that I expect from its price range. I believe that the smartphone could do even better if they’ve chosen a better chipset.
But still, the smartphone can run most apps and games without problems and I’m pretty satisfied with how the smartphone performed overall. The Cherry Mobile Zoom is now available for P4,999.