Quad core for ₱3,999 only!
Cherry Mobile finally launched Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 - the successor to the very successful Cherry Mobile Flare of last year.
Flare 2.0 is just the same as the original Flare but with a quad core processor, Android Jelly Bean operating system out of the box, slightly higher battery capacity and a dual LED flash. Is it going to be the 'Quad Core ng Bayan?'
|Cherry Mobile and Qualcomm Executives showing off Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0. Photo: Cherry Mobile|
Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 PerformanceQualcomm's quad core Snapdragon MSM8225Q powers Flare 2.0 and is clocked at 1.2GHz. It has the same speed as the dual core processor of the original Flare but more cores means better processing and overall performance.
There's a catch though. Flare 2.0 still has a 512MB of RAM. That will limit the number of apps that you can run at the same time. Using Facebook and then switching to Candy Crush will make it stutter. Even using Go launcher isn't advisable. You should also use an app that can free Flare 2.0's RAM in one click like Clean Master.
Flare 2.0's internal memory is still 4GB with a slot for a 32GB micro SD card.
It's battery has been increased by 100 from Flare 1.0's faulty 1,500 mAh Lithium-ion battery. It's not much but I hope it will boost Flare 2.0's performance.
Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Design, Display and Camera
Flare 2.0 still has the same display at 4 inch with a resolution of 800x480 pixels or 233 pixels per inch. It can accommodate up to three touch inputs at the same time too.
For the camera, there are no changes. It's still the same 5 Megapixel snapper at the back and a VGA at the front. What's changed is the dual LED flash which will help making images look more natural and a new camera app brought by Jelly Bean.
Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Network and ConnectivityFlare 2.0 can connect to 3G networks for mobile internet access or downgrade to EDGE and GPRS when 3G isn't available.
Of course, Flare 2.0 can connect to a WiFi network and serve as a WiFi hotspot. It has Bluetooth and GPS too but you should consider turning these off when not in use to save battery.
Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Price and Availability
|Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Flare2 Day Poster.|
Flare2 Day is scheduled on September 21 starting at 1PM at SM City North EDSA. You can buy your quad core Flare 2.0 for ₱3,999.
Although many will comment that Flare 2.0 has a small amount of RAM or a 'fail' battery, Cherry Mobile has done a good job at offering smartphones with awesome specs but with a low price. There are compromises though that we have to live with if we are going to buy their products.
Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 Specs
- 1.2GHz Quad Core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8225Q Processor
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 4-Inch 800x480 Pixel Capacitive Display or 233 Pixels per Inch
- 3-Point Multi-touch
- Adreno 203 GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB Internal Storage
- 5 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with Dual LED Flash
- VGA Front Camera
- Dual Sim/Dual Standby
- WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
- 3G, EDGE, GPRS and GSM Networks
- 3.5mm Audio Jack
- FM Radio
- 1,500 mAh Li-ion Battery
- ₱3,999.00 SRP
What do you think? Share your thoughts about Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 in the comments below.