Cherries on top: Cherry Mobile delivers not one, but two, treats to sweeten your days

Published May 18, 2022, 7:45 AM

by Edgard Hilario

It’s Christmas too early for Cherry Mobile fans as the local tech competitor gift-wrapped its first two 5G-enabled smartphones — the Aqua S10 Pro 5G and Aqua SV 5G — only very recently.

And TechNews, excited as always, got two boxes of these goodies which were immediately unwrapped, or unboxed as some would say. Happily, we would like to report why we’re still up and giggly.

As a starter, getting both Cherry Mobile phones for you and your loved ones would hardly burn holes in your pockets. Yes, take the Aqua S10 Pro 5G and Aqua SV 5G in a single purchase and you can immediately go on your merry way.

Aqua SV 5G

From the light-colored box of Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G you get a 6.78-inch FHD+ LCD panel in a stylish high-gloss curved back design, powered with the 2.0GHz 7nm MediaTek Dimensity 700 octa-core processor and generously loaded with 4GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage, 48MP main quad-rear camera, and a 5,000mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging and 10W wireless charging.

The Cherry Mobile Aqua SV (SV, by the way, stands for Super Velocity) 5G off a mostly-black box spirts a 6.6-inch 3D curved FHD+ AMOLED screen with a 90Hz refresh rate that is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5. For power, get ready to wage your daily battles with its 2.4GHz 6nm MediaTek Dimensity 810 octa-core processor, paired with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB of UFS 2.2 internal storage, and a 4,200mAh battery with 30W fast charging. It is also equipped with a quad-rear camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary sensor, 5MP ultra-wide shooter, 2MP depth lens, and a 2MP macro module. Upfront is a 16MP and 2MP dual selfie shooter.

Cherry Mobile Aqua SV 5G specs:
Network: 5G, 4G LTE
Display: 6.6-inch FHD+ (2400 x 1080) AMOLED, 3D curved, 90Hz refresh rate, 399PPI
Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
OS: Android 11
Chipset: MediaTek Dimensity 810 (6nm)
GPU: Mali-G57 MC2
Memory: 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128GB UFS 2.2 storage
Security: In-Display fingerprint sensor, Face Unlock
Rear Camera: 64MP OV64B40 (main)
5MP GC5035 (ultra-wide)
2MP BF2253L (depth)
2MP BF2253L (macro)
Front/Selfie Camera: 16MP OV16A1Q (main)
2MP BF2253L (depth)
Connectivity: WiFI 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, A-GPS, Dual-SIM
Audio: Dual-mic
Port(s): USB Type-C
Battery: 4,200mAh with 30W fast charging
Dimensions & Weight: 160.5 x 73.8 x 8.8 mm; 175 g
Colors: Luxe Green
Liquid Cooling

The Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G, which we actually got a day or two earlier, was taken for a spin just some minutes after initial charging. Boy, we’re telling you, that 6.78-inch Full HD+ TrueView punch-hole display of the Aqua S10 Pro 5G that allows you to fully engage in movie streaming, binge-watching, and mobile gaming activities is too good, but true.

Aqua S10 Pro 5G

What do expect in a powerful 2.2GHz Mediatek Dimensity 700 SoC, but a lag-free and more accesible  mobile entertainment, ideal for gamers and no-nonsense mobile users. Its 4GB RAM and 128GB storage, which can be expanded up to 512GB via MicroSD card, allow for a big amount of files, tabs, and apps. Now don’t forget that 5,000mAh battery with 18W rapid charging and 10W wireless charging capabilities.
Camera-wise, the 8MP Quad AI camera on the Aqua S10 Pro 5G takes crisp shots, the 16MP front cam for cute selfies — enough to satisfy the first lists of what you want for a budget smartphone.

The Aqua SV, again, that’s Super Velocity, is a whistler for its edge-to-edge curved display with a 6.6-inch Full HD+ TrueView 90Hz AMOLED dual punch-hole display with brilliant color reproduction. A fingerprint sensor is built right into the display. The Mediatek Dimensity 810 chipset has clock speed of up to 20 2.4GHz and liquid cooling technologies. 

And we’re still running both the Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G and Aqua SV in the techlab, we just can’t get enough of them.

You still ask “pretty please with cherries on top” for true-value smartphones? With Cherry Mobile Aqua S10 Pro 5G and Aqua SV, now you can get ’em.

Both smartphones will be available at Cherry Mobile stores, kiosks, and CHERRY Concept Stores nationwide, and online at the Cherry Shop website, Shopee, and Lazada.