Dubbed as the world’s affordable Windows 8.1 Phone from Microsoft, Cherry Mobile Alpha Style has set itself apart from the leading high-end brands carrying the latest Windows OS. At Php 2,999 – almost $67, it is indeed the affordable Windows Phone manufactured by one of the giants in tech industry in the Philippines, Cherry Mobile.
The Cherry Mobile Alpha Style is one of the new mobile devices that is currently out in the market under the Alpha Series. Alpha Series mobile devices were launched early September with local showbiz actress Kim Chiu front-lining the brand units as brand ambassador for Alpha Series. (RELATED: Cherry Mobile gets bigger and better with Alpha Windows 8.1 Series)
Alpha Style is running on Windows 8.1 OS with 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad-core processors and Adreno 305 graphics. Alpha Style has 4-inch 800 x 480 IPS screen, similar to iPhone 5C unit. Alpha Style is packed with 4GB internal memory and 512GB of RAM.
Alpha Style is easy to navigate and if you’re familiar with Windows, running and installing apps is just a breeze. One thing that you have to take note of, Alpha Style also comes with a free download of Office Mobile, since Cherry Mobile and Microsoft partnered for the Alpha Series.
With Windows 8.1, we could easily connect to OneDrive and share documents, photos, and video files to and from our laptop. So if we took photos, we can go to our laptop and see the pictures in our OneDrive. Alpha Style has a 5MP VGA camera, not much of what you’re expecting if you’re buying a high-end smartphone.
What’s inside the box of Alpha Style?
– standard accessories of a smartphone such as the unit with two (2) regular SIM slots and one (1) for micro SD, micro USB cable and plug for charging, battery, earphones, and user’s manual.
Alpha Style comes with a 1500mAh battery and will give you 2-3 days battery-life without data and less than 12 hours when you’re using internet connection.
We can say that Cherry Mobile Alpha Series is perfect for those who are starting up with smartphones or familiarizing Windows Phone. Audio quality of Alpha Style is very good and the small packaging of the unit is hand-held friendly, it doesn’t easily slip or slide from our hand. It’s also pocket-friendly and won’t ‘bend’ as you tuck it in your favorite jeans.
Power button is located at the right side while the Volume button are at the left side of the unit. Micro USB cable and earphones plug-ins are at the top part of the unit.
What more can you ask for? For Php 2,999, you’ve almost got the basic things that you’ll need for a smartphone – Windows Phone.
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