Cloudfone Thrill 550q Unboxing and Initial Impressions

Cloudfone has been known for making smartphones with monster batteries. We got a chance to review the Cloudfone Thrill 530 qx with a huge 4,500 mAh battery on a 5.3-inch qHD display. Related article – Cloudfone Thrill 530qx Hands On Review. We have here the Cloudfone Thrill 550q, the company’s first smartphone with an HD display. But this device doesn’t have Cloudfone’s monstrous battary. Instead, the handset manufacturer opted the put a normal-sized 2,500 mAh battery. Let’s check out the specs!

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Cloudfone Thrill 550q specs:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD
  • 5.5-inch HD LCD display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 3.2 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 2,500 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • Price: P8,999

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Package includes:

  • Box
  • Unit
  • USB
  • Adapter
  • Headset

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First Impressions:

The phone is a TANK! Upon holding the phone for the first time, it instanly felt how solidly built this device is. Its quite heavy too! Adding to its tank physique is the rubber matte finish which give you a reassuring grip to the phone. We noticed that it has dual speakers at the back of the device. Sound coming out from the speakers is very loud which we think levels a notch lower from HTC’s Boomsound found on the HTC One. This phone looks very promising. Many will love the phone’s tank-like construction but it lacks style and appeal found on Starmobile’s smartphones.

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We will post a review in a few days. We will be flying to Davao next for a vacation. This will be perfect time to test the phone’s capabilities – battery, performance, gaming, and camera. Stay tuned! 🙂

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