Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3: Full Specs, Price and Best Features

Cloudfone just released the most affordable 18:9 smartphone in the market — the Thrill Boost 3. The 18:9 aspect ratio first appeared in flagship smartphones and midrange handsets followed after a couple of months. Other companies tried launching fairly affordable 18:9 devices, but this one from Cloudfone is the cheapest of them all.

Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 smartphone

The Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 doesn’t have much to show for, aside from the screen ratio and its price tag. It features a measly 960 x 480 pixel resolution, which isn’t really impressive on paper. Fortunately, the screen size is on the small side at 5.2-inches, but it’s probably not sharp enough for trained eyes. However, for those who are just starting out on smartphones, this would not be a problem at all.

Performance-wise, it’s not a champ either. It’s equipped with a quad-core MediaTek chipset, a paltry 1GB of DDR2 RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. If the user needs more storage, the device also supports micro SD cards of up to 64GB. Armed with a quad-core MediaTek chip and 1GB of RAM, the Thrill Boost 3 does perform well when doing basic phone functions but does have a bit of problem when using online apps such as those from Facebook.

The measly memory proved that background apps could slow down the device. We recommend using lite versions of your favorite social media apps to save storage and memory space. Heat can be noticeable at the upper-back part even from the most basic of tasks such as browsing web pages over Google Chrome via WiFi or keeping your camera app open for more than two minutes.

Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 best features

The Thrill Boost 3’s 5.45-inch IPS display with an 18:9 display aspect ratio has a 960 x 480 pixel resolution. The 197 pixel-per-inch density may sound like a let-down, but the resolution seems to be decent for the naked eye as we did not have a hard time reading text and seeing details in the phone itself — the colors are well-produced, the viewing angles are good, and the contrast seems to be decent. One thing we had a hard time, though, is the brightness as it’s not bright enough to be seen under the sun. The lowest light setting is good enough for bedtime reading, and you may need to download your favorite screen filter app as this does not come with such.

Call quality on the Thrill Boost 3 is decent as the call speaker grille can provide decent audio loudness that can be heard in most environments, while the microphone records audibly. Connectivity options are also good — the WiFi connects well to several routers we’ve tested, Bluetooth paired and worked well with most of our wireless audio gear, and the 3G mobile connectivity is decent at its best, provided you get yourself a place with a strong signal.

Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 camera

Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 Full Specs 
  • Android 7.0 Nougat 
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby (micro SIM) 
  • 5.45-inch FWVGA+ IPS 2.5D Curved Glass Display, 960 x 480 pixel resolution, ~197 ppi 
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6580M processor 
  • Mali-400 GPU 
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB using micro SD 
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi hotspot 
  • 3G, HSPA+ 
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash 
  • 5-megapixel front camera with LED Flash 
  • Bluetooth v4.0 
  • GPS, A-GPS 
  • Dimensions: 148.8 mm x 71.8 mm x 8.96 mm 
  • Weight: 175g 
  • 2,500mAh battery 
Those who are interested in this smartphone can personally test it out on Cloudfone stores and authorized dealers nationwide. The Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3 has a price of only Php2,999.

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