If you're looking for a very affordable smartphone with NFC, this could be it. The top mobile company in the Philippines just announced the Cherry Mobile Axis as a part of their latest plethora of handsets.
|Meet Cherry Mobile Axis|
- Display: 4.5 inches qHD IPS
- Processor: 1.2 GHz Cortex A7 quad core
- RAM: 1 GB
- ROM: 4 GB (TBC if expandable)
- Rear Camera: 8 MP
- Front Camera:0.3 MP
- OS: Android 4.2 Jellybean
- Battery: 2,300 mAh battery
- Connectivity: 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC
- Others: OTG,Dual SIM, Dual Standby (Micro SIM), 1 x speaker, 3.5 mm jack
- Price: PHP 3,499
Given those specs, it seems to be a good buy for the price. That quad core processor and 1 GB RAM is is a surefire performer for an entry level Android phone and that qHD resolution should be good enough to make the images look great on this screen. Then lastly it has that NFC capability which others don't have for this price. However, it has that one catch this one still runs on Android 4.2 Jellybean, so I wish that Cherry Mobile will upgrade this to at least Kitkat for a smoother overall performance.