O+ Imagine Unboxing and First Impressions

The phone that’s built to impress has finally arrived Gadget Pilipinas headquarters.

I have just received the limited edition flagship phone of O+ USA today. I am really blown away with the ultra premium look of this device. The free items included just makes its price even more reasonable! Check out our unboxing photos below.

Unboxing the Limited Edition O+ Imagine

O+ Imagine’s retail box is very much similar to 8.15 and 8.16. As a limited edition phone, I would have wanted to see it in a metal or glass box. Well, don’t mind me – I am asking too much. O+ made this more than just a premium offering by putting a gold sticker which says “LIMITED EDITION” and wrapped the box with a Sennheiser band.

As seen from the photos above, here’s a rundown of you what you can see inside the box:

  • O+ Imagine Limited Edition (5″ Full HD IPS OGS display capacitive touchscreen)
  • Sennheiser Stereo Headset (Exclusively for O+ USA)
  • Matte back casing
  • Screen Protector
  • Micro-USB cable
  • Manual

How does it look and feel?

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The phone looks and feels very expensive. It’s totally a looker! As a matter of fact, I find this the best looking smartphone, which sports a MT6589T processor.

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I particularly like the all-glass design, which made the phone look even more stunning. At first glance, you would mistaken it as Sony Xperia Z! The usual capacitive button icons are replaced with a light bar, which doubles as a breathing light notification bar. Sexy! Wait, there’s more – you can even use it to sleep/wake up the phone and quick launch your preferred apps!

Overall Performance

I can only speak about my initial impressions about this phone in the performance “department”. So far, it performs and behaves as you would have expected for a device with 1.5Ghz quad-core processor (Quad Core 1.5 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, 357 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU). It’s fast and often lag-free. Thanks to its 2GB RAM. During my benchmark test, the device registered an Antutu score of 15,317 – about 2,000 points higher than O+ 8.16.

The device has an internal memory of 32gb (26.28 available for the user). Unfortunately, you cannot expand the memory as it does not have a microSD slot.

If you use a regular-sized SIM, you may have to cut and convert it to a microSIM. You can only use 1 SIM on this device, by the way.

I haven’t tested the camera extensively. But I will surely show you the photos I will be taking using the phone on my Facebook page. So, be sure to tune in to my page for goodies!

Price and Availability

O+ Imagine will be available this week for PhP16,995 (within December 2013 only).

Giancarlo Viterbo
Giancarlo Viterbo is a Filipino Technology Journalist, blogger and Editor of GadgetPilipinas.net, He is also a Geek, Dad and a Husband. He knows a lot about washing the dishes, doing some errands and following instructions from his boss on his day job. Follow him on twitter: @gianviterbo and @gadgetpilipinas.
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