Cherry Explorer 2 Review - The First Android Powered Action Camera In The World!
|Cherry Mobile Explorer 2 review|
Fortunately, it appears that the biggest mobile brand in the country is listening. At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Spain, one the biggest tech show in the world, the company surprised everyone with the announcement of the Explorer 2 Action Cam.
The 2nd generation Action camera that touts a lot of improvements and innovation. Cherry managed to pull of a very clever feature that nobody else did before on this type of device, the Explorer 2 is the first fully operational action camera in the world that runs with Android 5.1 Lollipop OS.
Cherry Explorer 2 Specs
Camera: 12 MP 170 degrees wide angle lens
CPU: 1.3 GHz MT6580 quad core processor
RAM: 1 GB
ROM: 8 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
Battery: 1,050 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: HDMI, USB OTG
Others: Microphone, Loudspeaker, FREE Waterproof case
Dimensions: 67.2 x 46.6 x 21.3 mm
Weight: 164 g
Price: 5,999 Pesos
Unboxing / Accessories
|The beautiful box of Cherry Explorer 2|
|Tons of accessories inside!|
Build Quality / Design
|The waterproof case of the camera|
It doesn't moist underwater most of the time
|WiFi button at right|
|Micro USB data / charging port at left|
In terms of design, it's a small rectangular device with faux leather like texture on the sides, brushed steel plate, and large protruding camera sensor in front. Overall, it looks neat and simple.
|At La Union|
|Nice waves, great wide angle effect!|
|Nature trip at Baguio|
|Butanding in Cebu|
|Grains in lowlight|
|Sunset in Manila, violetish, but the effect is cool|
The Cherry Explorer 2 enables you to upload your shots easily to your favorite social media apps.
Pros - Improved camera performance, nice HDR result, waterproof case won't easily moist, ample built-in storage, decent microphone quality, can upload easily to favorite social media apps, has WiFi, app is easy to use
Cons - Camera performance isn't consistent, grainy in dim light, video recording at night needs improvement, slow Bluetooth file transder, lack of monopod
VerdictThe Cherry Mobile Explorer 2 is a cool and innovative device. Like what we said earlier, it is the world's first action camera that runs with Android OS. With that, it can also considered as a smart camera as it has plenty of functions that's useful in the age of social media.
Quality-wise, the improvement coming from the first Cherry Action cam is evident as well. It now shoots better photos / videos and has a longer battery life. At just 5,999 Pesos, this would be a nifty and feature packed travel buddy.
GIZ Rating: 4/5 Stars