First Look: Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph Specs, Unboxing, First Impressions

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Woot! A review unit of the Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph was delivered to me in Glorietta by their PR firm (thanks Fritz and Carmel!) and I wasted no time by unboxing it immediately. Sorry for the messy table, mahirap tanggihan ang mga doughnuts ng Krispy Kreme 🙂 Anyway, check out my Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph Specs, Unboxing, First Impressions.

SPECIFICATIONS

OS: Windows 8.1
Processor: 1.33 GHz Intel Quad-Core Z3735D processor, Intel HD Graphic – Gen 7
Display: 10-inches HD IPS Display
Wireless Connections: HSDPA+, Bluetooth 2.0, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Memory: 32GB Internal Storage, expandable with a MicroSD card up to 64GB, 2GB RAM
Connectors: Micro USB port (USB OTG Supported), HDMI
Camera: 2 Megapixels BSI (Main), 2 Megapixels (Secondary)
Battery: 8,000 mAh
SRP: Php 11,999.00

THE UNBOXING

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The package of the Cherry Mobile Alpha Morph includes the tablet, charger, USB OTG, User Manual and Warranty Card. Is that all? Where’s the keyboard?

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Ah! There it is! The keyboard comes with a trackpad which also acts as a mouse button. Tap once to select or press a button, or tap twice to show more options like the mouse’s right click button.

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Here’s the 10-inch Alpha Morph Windows 8 tablet. It doesn’t always have to be docked so you can leave the keyboard/cover for those days you don’t need it.

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Back is made of matte finish. I find it unusual to have this kind of finishing on a tablet but at least it’s not slippery. You can see the official Windows logo at the center as well as the Cherry Mobile logo at the bottom.

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Ports and control buttons are found on the left side of the Alpha Morph. Power button, 3.5mm headphone jack, HDMI (not the regular one), MicroSD card slot, USB and charger port. On top of the corner are the volume controls.

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Under the Alpha Morph is the dock connector for the keyboard. I think it has the right amount of thickness.

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Back to the keyboard, the flip cover doubles as a stand for the tablet while on laptop mode. It’s very simple to fold the back thanks to the flexibility of the cover.

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This is how it looks like.

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Photo from another angle.

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Now to dock it and use this bad boy!

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

  • Tablet is a bit on the heavy side, but not as heavy as my iPad 4th Gen.
  • Alpha Morph doesn’t look cheap despite of it’s affordable price tag.
  • Keyboard is cramped as expected, but I’m sure I’ll be able to adjust to it in the next few days of usage.
  • So far, Windows 8 on the Alpha Morph is responsive. I have yet to install my apps so let’s see how it will respond to my usage once I start using it as my daily driver.
  • 20.4GB free storage left. How much storage would I have left after installing my Windows 8 apps? (Oh right, there’s a MicroSD card slot on the Alpha Morph)
  • I’m receiving some dagger looks from my Asus Transformer T100 Windows 8 tablet (Oh no!)

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Best paired with a Windows Phone by Cherry Mobile, the Alpha Luxe 🙂

Before I end this post, here’s what the Keyboard/Cover looks like when the tablet is not in use:

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Watch out for my full review soon! If you have any questions, tweet me on twitter at @dronthego or send me a message on Facebook facebook.com/DRontheGO.

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