Here’s another interesting product Cherry Mobile, a good alternative to the popular and more expensive action camera, the Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 is affordable, compact, functional and it is the world’s first Smart Action camera that features Android as its Operating Systems.
The Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 is the 2nd generation of Cherry Mobile action camera series, but this time, this camera comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box, yes folks it has Android OS and has this 2.4 Inch HD touch display so it can be us as a regular Android device.
Just like the 1st gen of Cherry Mobile action cam, it has similar packaging, the box contained the accessories you need to get started on your adventure with this camera.
inside the box contains the Action Cam Explorer 2 and the waterproof case, while in a separate box is where the accessories.
Action Cam Explorer 2 and waterproof case
Action Cam Explorer 2, waterproof case and accessories box
Action Cam Explorer 2 and accessories
Action Cam Explorer 2
The camera has a compact body and it lightweight, In terms of design is has rectangular body shape which is easy to hold, its made of hard polycarbonate plastic material.
Action Cam Explorer 2 Silver faceplate
At the front of the Explorer 2 is the 12MP wide angle lens camera, power button, mode button, LED light (charging indicator). This time, the faceplate is not replaceable but it comes is different colors like the one we have which is silver.
The Explorer 2 comes with 1050mAh battery, which is good for more than 1 hour of video recording with the WiFi on, but you might get longer recording hours by turning off its WiFi, Bluetooth, and Location services.
Top view with the Shutter Button
Bottom View with battery compartment
At the top of the camera are the shutter button and the LED activity light, while at the bottom is the battery compartment , speaker, and surprisingly another LED light.
microUSB Port and microSD card slot
WiFi hotspot button
On the right side, there is a WiFi hotspot button and LED activity light, while on the left side is the micro USB port for charging and data transfer using USB cable, and the microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 64GB capacity.
2.4 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution touch screen display
At the back of the camera is the touch display with 2.4-inches HD resolution. The display suffers from limited viewing angles which is bad since this is an action cam and it is good when you can view your recording in almost any angle you need.
Android 5.1 Lollipop
Powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop
The Explorer 2 is the first action cam to have Android as its Operating Systems, so this means you can install apps since it comes with 8GB memory, powered by 1.3GHz Quad-core CPU, and 1GB RAM. It comes pre-loaded with Facebook, Instagram, OneDrive, Xender and Periscope apps, but if you want more you can always download your apps at Google Play Store.
In terms of design, the Explorer 2 has nice built, the body has a solid design with nicely placed buttons to easily access its functions. It comes with 12MP with 170 degrees wide angle lens camera which is great since you can capture more with this camera, it can record up to 1080p at 30fps videos. The camera app is easy to use even with the use of the hardware button.
The 2.4-inch screen has a 2-point multitouch capability which is good since you can easily zoom the photos you took so that you can review it before posting it on your social media accounts. Like we said earlier this camera comes with Android, so you can install some light games and other apps on it. We’re able to install and play games like slither.io and Duterte Fighting Crime 2 without problems.
Cherry Action Cam Explorer 2 Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 2.4 Inch HD 1280 x 720 resolution touch screen display
- 1.3 GHz MT6580 quad-core processor
- 1GB RAM / 8GB Storage
- expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
- 12 MP 170 degrees wide angle lens camera
- HDMI, USB OTG
- Microphone, Loudspeaker
- Battery: 1,050 mAh
- Weight: 164 g
The Explorer 2 is priced at Php 5,999, and it comes with a lot of accessories, some of it are the waterproof case, dashboard mount, bike mount and the frame now that’s a great value, we just wish that the should have also included a microSD card to complete the package.
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