Octa-core battle: Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 vs. Starmobile Diamond X1 vs. MyPhone Agua Infinity

Local phone brands have started to launch octa-core phones.  Starmobile started the race with the introduction of the 6-inch Diamond X1.  It was followed by Cherry Mobile when it introduced the 5-inch Cosmos Z2. The latest to join the octa-core war is MyPhone and its entry is the 5-inch Agua Infinity.  These phones all run Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean so if you’re looking for a KitKat device, better make sure if the octa-core phone you’re picking will have an official KitKat update in the future.

Which of the current octa-core phones is the best?  We can compare the specs at this point and based on this comparison, it appears that the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 is the winner by a hairline, although any of these phones can be a good choice.  The Cosmos Z2 has the best set of specs overall and it has the cheapest price so far.  Of course if you want a big display, the Diamond X1 is the only option as the Cosmos Z2 and the Agua Infinity both have 5-inch displays whereas the Diamond X1 offers a huge 6-inch screen.  The Agua Infinity has no storage expansion slot and it has lower specced cameras but if it is priced considerably low, it can be more compelling than the two other octa-core phones.


Cosmos Z2 vs. Diamond X1 vs. Agua Infinity

You can see the specs comparison in the tablet below.  Look at these specs and you decide which octa-core phone is the best for you.

Specs comparison: Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 vs. Starmobile Diamond X1 vs. MyPhone Agua Infinity

Starmobile Diamond X1 Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 MyPhone Agua Infinity
Display 6-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD IPS display, 245ppi 5-inch fHD OGS display (1920×1080 pixels, 440ppi) 5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD), ~441ppi
Processor 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 CPU 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
GPU Mali 450MP4 GPU Mali 450MP GPU Mali 450MP GPU
Internal Storage 8GB internal storage 16GB internal storage 16GB internal storage
microSD Expansion Expandable (up to 64GB) expandable up to 64GB No microSD support
Rear Camera 18MP BSI auto focus camera with LED Flash 18MP BSI rear camera, LED flash, 1080p video recording @ 30fps 16-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
Front Camera 8MP BSI front-facing camera 8MP front-facing camera 5-megapixel front camera
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, 3G/HSPA+, GPS w/ aGPS support, Bluetooth 3G/HSDPADual-SIM, Dual-Standby, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 GPS, USB On-The-Go support Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS
Dual-SIM Yes  Yes  Yes
OS Android 4.2.2 Jellybean Android 4.2 Jellybean Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Battery 2,300mAh battery Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Price P13,990 P12,999

Which octa-core phone is for you?  Are you going for the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2, the Starmobile Diamond X1 or the MyPhone Agua Infinity?  Share your thoughts in the comments section.


  • Markky Mark

    Its wrong… infinity is 32gb of internal storage…

  • Victor

    Diamon X1 performs very well and I really love this phone allot. Only one thing I observe was the blurry of the screen or some kinda shadow on it. Oh well that’s not the case since my unit is still under warranty. My major problem was #Starmobile services really terrible, slow and disappointing yet I didn’t expect this kind of a service that you are serving.

    I send them the unit for repair last October 12, 2014 and until now they haven’t repaired it, why? because they always say they are just waiting for the parts. What!!! first of all before you release a new product make sure you already have the replacement kit on your stock and no body releases any item without that. Okay, so I’m loosing my temper and would like to request a warranty extension of the unit since it’s already staying with them for “too long” and you know what they say “No sir that is not possible” -What! I can’t really imagine what kind of service you have.

    Friends, relatives, forums and blog recommendation is a highly recommended phone but once your phone is dead…GOOD LUCK!

    Kung ako sa inyo mag Cherry nalang ako.