For a month, my sister and I tested how the DESIRE R7 PLUS works: The Desire Series is the latest collection of Cherry Mobile.
The last time I used Cherry Mobile was when the calculator phone was a trend. It was really handy, cute and not flashy especially for a college student.
It’s overall look is sleek, modern and minimalist. The exciting part is the Fingerprint sensor – for EXTRA security reasons ofcourse. Setting up the fingerprint sensor is easy (Head over to settings). The phone is very light and the size is just right.
It comes in a black sleek box and the inside the compartment with the unit, the earphones and charger plus manuals on how to use the basic features, Cherry mobile fun club, Cherry Play manual and the warranty
My overall review for the phone is impressive For a price of P5,999 not bad – It’s affordable .
CAMERA 3.5 /5
It’s not bad for a local android phone, the first thing I checked was the camera ofcourse, Taking a selfie is way better than some local & international android phone but not as like the level of high end brands but it’s middle good. The rear cam, is good too especially taking photos under natural light. Indoor shots with light and in the dark is not as High Definition. It’s not a phone for instagrammable flatlay shots but is more or a taking moments kind of phone and it works way better with NATURAL light. With the pictures you can edit it with the phone’s built in filters.
PHONE’S VIDEO RESOLUTION 5/5
It’s excellent and fast but it would vary on your internet connection also.The features on the phone gives a modern take among all cherry mobile series and it’s vibrant colors are appealing. The themes are cute and the applications/ icons on the display are bigger compared to other phone but it suits with the built of the phone . With it’s 5.5 inches HD IPS I enjoyed watching and streaming videos online.
NAVIGATION BUTTONS and TOUCH & CONTROLS 4/5
Maybe I’m not used having no button in the middle of the phone but I sometime forget that I have to swipe up in order to see the main navigational buttons. The touch and controls are user-friendly, not complicated and smooth. It’s fast and NOT lagging.
Using the headphones that comes with it , excellent surround sound and the maximum volume is just right. Using other headphones, it’s okay but not loud. Technically it works better with a cherry mobile accessories. I tried jogging while listening to my playlist – it was okay for as long it is not loose. Loudspeakers is not that high definition surround sound and not that clear compared to other smart phones.
BATTERY LIFE 5/5
Battery life is long lasting, for as long you don’t consume too much data/wifi. You get to charge it NOT as many times.
I don’t want to go so “techy” when it comes to the specs, as much I want to explain it in Layman’s point of view. Referring to the terms of like Nougat (it’s like the latest android version so it means it’s new) and RAM (3-4 Speed is good for the Desire R7 Plus). Overall, I think the phone is impressive and not bad at all but my concern would be maybe when it comes to like heavy-duty files like games with extreme graphics I don’t know how the capacity of the phone would take so far my sister has been playing application games there seem to be no problem. I could say, it would be an OKAY everyday phone to use 🙂
- Android Nougat 7.0
- 5.5 HD IPS SCREEN
- 1.3 GHZ QUAD CORE
- DUAL SIM (MICRO & NANO)
- FINGER PRINT SENSOR
- LTE 700 MHZ READY
- 13 MP REAR CAMERA
- 8MP FRONT CAMERA
- WIFI b/g/h BT 4.0
- ROM 16 GB AND RAM 3 GB
- 3000 mAh (non- removable)