Cherry Mobile has recently unveiled their newest Flare series phones. We were able to have a look at the devices and here are our first impressions:
The design of the Flare 5 has been simplified from the previous generation. And I think that’s just going backwards because that was a beautiful design (At least in my opinion). In any case, there are some nifty improvements such as the 3GB of RAM and the 16MP BSI camera with PDAF. The device seemed to perform smoothly but we’ll have to see if it does the same on some heavy apps.
Flare S5/S5 Plus
The S5 and S5 Plus look, well they look the same except for the bigger display of the Plus. The device felt premium and solid and UI navigation was smooth as well. What worries me though is that they have the same 1.3GHz Octa-core processor and MaliT720 GPU, but the plus has a Full HD display. That means that the GPU will have to push more pixels especially when using graphics intensive applications. Hopefully, it doesn’t slow it down. Setting that aside, both devices have fingerprint sensors and finally, USB Type-C ports.
Honestly, the X2 could’ve been a better looking device if not for the huge bezels. But setting that aside, everything else looks good. Performance should be generally good since this has 4GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 430 processor. But we’ll have to see when it’s tested with heavy apps/games.
Oh look! it’s an i….. just kidding.. it just really resembles that device. But it looks really good. Possibly the most beautiful Cherry Mobile device that i’ve got my hands on. The 2.5D glass, the premium finish, and the attractive specs make for one incredibly solid device. But at PhP12,999? well, let’s just see how the device performs.
Flare S5 Power
While it probably isn’t such as pretty as the Zenfone 3 Max, this device has a more potent 6050 mAh battery. Overall performance is good like the S5, though performance in graphics intensive applications might become an issue due to the Full HD display. Its priced similar to the Flare X2, so it boils down to whether you prefer high performance over longevity or vice versa.
For complete specs and more details about these devices, click here.
Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.