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Thursday, January 14, 2016

2016 CloudFone Special edition, Excite Prime, Thrill , CloudLite phones and CloudPad Epic tablet are now available (SRP PHP1999-8999)

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Cellprime, the maker and distributor of CloudFone here in the Philippines just unveiled their latest model of smartphones and tablets. And inline with the launch, they also announced that they partnered and collaborated with global leading brands such as NBA, PBA, Microsoft, Disney, Marvel, Star Wars, and Spotify, to bring in more content for our appreciation and mobile lifestyle.

The launch of new smartphones and tablets of CloudFone are considered a game changer for the company. We are surprised to hear that they offer the smartphone lines with better and upgraded tech specs and comes with the mentioned partnered brands. Cellprime announces a much more affordable smartphones prices as low as PHP 1,999.

CloudFone also introduces their new metal body rig for the CloudFone Thrill line, they also featured a CloudFone that works better with music and Spotify, and another model of CloudFone that is powered by an Intel Atom X3 and a CloudPad tablet running on Windows OS. There are no LTE announcement yet for the new phones, but Im sure they will move there soon.

There are a lot of new phones for CloudFone this 2016, I’ve listed them all here and see what’s better and fit your mobile and digital lifestyle.



CLOUDFONE EXCITE PRIME
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The CloudFone Excite Prime was the first model that was introduced to us, we were glad that the price range for a 5.5 inches display and Octa Core is just below the PHP5k range. Its big, slim, and there’s a nice leather back case that adds protection and grip to the smartphone user.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

TECH SPECS

5.5" IPS HD Display
1.4 Ghz Octa Core
WIFI and 3G ready
Android 5.1 Lollipop
13MP rear camera with flash
5MP front camera
2 GB RAM
16 GB ROM
expandable memory up to 32 GB
Dual sim and stand by
USB OTG ready

SRP PHP 3,999

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Octa powered CloudFone runs best with this NBA game.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The white leather back case is so stylist and neat.
Im not sure if there are any colors available for CloudFone Extreme Prime


CLOUDFONE THRILL LITE (METAL SERIES)Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The metal series under the the CloudFone Thrill line is also a good addition for their 2016 models. There are questions about the durability of the metal, but we learned that it was a whole metal that was cut to form the back casing of the CloudFone Thrill. So no more worries for phone bending problems.

The CloudFone Thrill is the most affordable smartphone line for CloudFone, its only with a 5 inches display touch screen, but its powered by a 1.3 Ghz Octa Core. The phone is also Spotify ready with built in app and a Spotify earphones.

TECH SPECS
5 inches WVGA screen
WIFI and 3G ready
Android 6.01 Marshamallow
5 MP rear camera with flash
front camera (no specs mentioned yet)
1.3 Ghz Quad core processor
8GB ROM
512 RAM
Dual sim and standby
FM Radio

SRP PHP 1999


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Check out the metallic casing

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Perfectly designed for music and also your on the go mobile device.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

5 MP rear camera with flash.



CLOUDFONE THRILL HD (METAL SERIES)Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The 2nd metal series is made for the CloudFone Thrill HD, it has the same shape with the Thrill Lite, but the difference is that the Thrill HD comes with an IPS HD screen and a 8 MP rear camera. Its much more of an upgraded version. And same thing, it’s a Spotify ready smartphone

TECH SPECS5 inches IPS HD Display
3G and WIFI ready
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
8MP rear camera with flash
2MP front camera
1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor
1GB RAM
8GB ROM
Expandable memory up to 64GB
Dual sim and standby
FM Radio

SRP PHP 2999

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

I forgot to take a photo of the speaker, its located lower base of the phone, there are two speakers that helps music and sound to amplify better.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Power button and volume control at the right side of the phone

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

8 MP rear camera with flash

CLOUDFONE THRILL 500X SPOTIFY EDITIONCloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


I only got a few details of CloudFone Thrill 500X, all I know is that this phone is their Spotify Edition.

It is powered by an Octa Core and runs with a 4000 mah battery.

TECH SPECS
5 inches IPS HD Display
WIFI and HSPA+ ready
Android 4.4 KitKat
13 MP rear camera with flash
5 MP front camera
1.7 Ghz Octa Core processor
1 GB RAM
8 GB ROM
Dual Sim and standby
4000 mAh battery

SRP PHP 5999



CLOUDLITE SUPREME
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


I thought that I wont be seeing these kinds of phone in this generation,but still we need them in other ways, they run on low power and its good phone that can receive calls and sms. CloudFone will not stay away in making this vintage style mobile phones, because the local market still needs it and we rely on cheap and affordable mobile phones that can help us stay connected.

TECH SPECS
2 inches Display
Mobile camera and video recording
MP3 music player
Wireless FM Radio
Bluetooth
Expandable memory up to 16 GB
Dual Sim
Smart tools
Flash light

SRP PHP 690


CLOUDLITE PREMIERE
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


I asked if these are water proof or shock proof…. I got an answer of a – No, they are not.
It’s a regular mobile phone just like in the 90’s. But the best part here is that they can be used as flashlight too or an FM radio.

TECH SPECS
1.77 inches Display
Mobile camera and video recording
Mp3 music player
FM Radio
Bluetooth
Expandable up to 16GB
Dual SIM
Smart tools
Flash light

SRP PHP 490


CLOUDLITE ULTIMATE
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


I believe that this clam shell phone or flip phones can attract the ladies and the user of yester years of clam shell mobile phones. Its cute and very stylish. Its still the most preferred phone by many.


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

TECH SPECS

2 inches Display
Mobile camera with video recording
MP3 music player
FM Radio
Bluetooth
Expandable memory up to 16GB
Dual SIM
Smart tools
Flash light

SRP PHP 590

CLOUDLITE EXTREMECloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


If ever I know that these will be launched, I should have save some money and buy one for an exchange gift aahaha. I know someone who needs this.

TECH SPECS
2.4 inches Display
1.3 MP Mobile camera with video recording
MP3 music player
FM Radio
Bluetooth
Expandable memory up to 16GB
Dual SIM
smart tools
Flash light

SRP PHP 790


CLOUDFONE SPOTIFY EDITION LITE
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


The specs are similar to a Thrill Lite, but this one has a 4 inches screen only.
It is Quad Core powered and ready for your Spotify lifestyle.

TECH SPECS
4 inches WVGA Display
3G and WIFI ready
Android 5.1 Lollipop
1.3 Ghz Quad Core processor
5MP front camera wtih flash
2MP front camera
1 GB RAM
8 GB ROM
Dual SIM and standby

SRP PHP 1999

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


It comes with a free Spotify-CloudFone earphones


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The body and case is made up only with plastic hard shell.


CLOUDFONE SPECIAL EDITIONSCloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

CloudFone is now dressed up with the partnered global brands such as Marvel, Disney and Star Wars. The special edition of CloudFone comes with a character branded casing and earphones.

It is the most promising line of CloudFone because it runs on Intel Atom X3 Quad core processor.


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

TECH SPECS

5 inches HD 2.5D Curved display with Gorilla glass protection
3G and WIFI ready
Android 5.1 Lollipop
8 MP rear camera with flash
2 MP front camera
Intel Atom X3 Quad Core processor
2 GB RAM
16 GB ROM
Dual SIM and standby
Free Exclusive Accessories (Marvel, Disney, Star Wars)

SRP PHP 4999

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

The back casing and body is all metal.


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Without the casing, you’ll see a very neat Gorilla glass covering the screen display


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Here’s a sample back casing under the Disney line.


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Star Wars line


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Star Wars line for CloudFone Special Edition


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Marvel line for CloudFone Special Edition


Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016 Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Each CloudFone special edition comes with its own branded design casing and also specially designed earphones.


CLOUDPAD SPECIAL EDITION
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


The CloudPad tablet special edition is also designed with Star Wars, Marvel and Disney characters. The tech specs is a bit lower, but I think this tablet is designed for kids.

TECH SPECS
7 inches WSVGA Display
3G and WIFI ready
Android 5.1 Lollipop
3.2 MP rear camera with flash
front camera
1 Ghz Quad Core processor
1GB RAM
8GB ROM
Expandable up to 32 GB
Dual SIM and standby
USB OTG Compatible
Comes with a free Disney, Star Wars or Marvel leather casing

SRP (no details yet)

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Its small and light weight.
Here’s a cute Disney theme running on Android

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Back casing of the CloudPad special edition


CLOUDPAD EPIC 8.0
Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016


CloudPad Epic 8 is a Windows tablet that runs on an Intel Atom processor. It displays some power, fast and smooth operation of the OS and launch of application on this small tablet. I super love the keyboard and it’s the perfect keyboard for small tablets. Attaching it can convert this tablet into a laptop already.

The CloudPad Epic 8 is also preloaded with Halo: Spartan Strike game and it comes with free game credits.

The thing we have here on the photo is the 8 inches version. There are other versions of CloudPad Epic, like the 8.9 version with 8.9 inches screen with SRP PHP 8999, and the 7.1 version with 7 inches screen with SRP PHP 4999.

TECH SPECS
8 inches IPS OGS WXGA Display
WIFI ready
Windows 8.1
2MP rear camera
2MP front camera
1.8 Ghz Quad Core Intel Atom Processor
1 GB RAM
16 GB ROM
USB OTG Cable Included
Free Bluetooth Keyboard case and smart pen


SRP PHP 7999

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

It’s a tablet…and it’s a laptop too.
It comes with a special casing, keyboard and a smart pen.
Now I wonder if its best to pair this with a Bluetooth mouse.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

Here I tried playing the Halo: Spartan Strike game by using the touch screen of the CloudPad Epic 8.0

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

I closed the game and here I was brought to the Windows OS environment.
Its like using my laptop at home.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

I tried the keyboard and it was fine.
Btw, this is not a silicon kind of keyboard. It’s the one that can hear a takakakakakakkak type.

Cloudfone new line up of smartphones this 2016

I tried the smart pen and its very accurate on my pressure and stroke.
Its perfect for people who wants to doodle on their mobile device.

to know more
visit CloudFone
http://cloudfonemobile.com/
https://www.facebook.com/cloudfone

The blogger

Azrael Coladilla is the blogger and founder of Azrael's Merryland Blog. This blog started as a personal blog in 2003, and then converted the blog into a lifeblog about his interest and reporting about pop culture, lifestyle, entertainment, technology, food, travel, toys, outdoor adventure, internet and social media. Awarded as the 2009 Most Influential Blogger for Luzon, Philippines, awarded by the Philippine Blog Awards. He is the founder of several online communities - Manila Bloggers Network, PBNetwork PH, Oh My Food! community, Cavite Bloggers, Travel and Blog Community, and Philippine ToyCon. He loves to travel, explore, discover, eat new food, document and record his life, meet new people, do photography and collects Transformers toys.


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