Gizmos Tech Review: Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus

Cherry Mobile is the first legal mobile phone brand with dual and triple Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) systems in the Philippines. It also marketed the first Windows-enabled phone in the country.

Today, Cherry Mobile is one of the most popular local phone brands. And to offer great options to its growing consumers and play along with the competition, Cherry Mobile has started offering Android Nougat smartphones.

Desire R7 Plus is a 5.5-inch smartphone with specs and features crafted for the modern lifestyle.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus Design

The Desire R7 Plus has a 5.5-inch display. However, there are no capacitive buttons which is very unusual for an Android powered device. The handset uses on-screen buttons for navigation.

You can find other function buttons including the power/lock and the volume on the right-hand side. On the left side, you can find the card tray.
The phone also uses a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro-USB port cable.

At the back, you can find 13MP rear camera with LED flash and a fingerprint scanner just right below the camera bump. The loud speaker is located at the bottom right part of the handset.

Desire R7 Plus has a durable-looking design with an all-metal layout which is actually made-up of polycarbonate or plastic.

Cherry Mobile DesireR7 Plus Software and Performance

The Desire R7 Plus display features a 5.5-inch LCD panel with IPS technology. This innovation gives users a vibrant color and wide viewing angle display. Since Desire R7 Plus runs on Android 7.0 Nougat, improved notifications and smooth app-switching can be experienced. However, the handset has preinstalled Cherry Mobile apps which can be bothersome for certain users.

With 16GB internal storage you can enjoy downloading your desired apps and take photos. You can insert microSD for additional memory.

When it comes to camera, the 8MP front camera can capture favorable selfies. The 13MP rear camera can shoot scenic images. The LED flash also helps to capture subject if light source is limited.

The phone tends to slow down at times when apps that require a big chunk of data is in use for a long period of time.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus Specs

Battery 3000 mAh
SIM Dual Sim
Display 5.5″ IPS Screen
Front Camera 8MP
Rear Camera 13MP
Memory 16 GB
Network 4G
Network Description GSM:850/900 /1800/1900MHz
Connectivity Wifi b/g/n Bluetooth 4.0
Processor Quad Core
Operating System Android Nougat 7.0
GPU Mali T720

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus Verdict

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus offers Nougat OS. It offers a more advanced system operations compared to other handsets available in the market. With a starting price of P 5,999 pesos, Desire R7 Plus is perfect for techies on a budget.