Cherry Mobile Flare HD 'HD ng Bayan' Specs, Price and Features

New Flare!

Cherry Mobile’s very successful FLARE models are taking the Philippine smartphone market by storm once again. This time, it’s packed with a high definition screen and better optics!

Cherry Mobile Flare HD is the fifth installment of the series. We previously enjoyed the original Flare, then Flare 2.0 followed by Flare 2X and finally, Flare S.

Here’s how Cherry Mobile Flare HD looks like:

Cherry Mobile HD 'HD ng Bayan'
Cherry Mobile HD is dubbed as 'HD ng Bayan' after the first Flare lived up to its 'Dual Core ng Bayan' tagline.

Cherry Mobile Flare Design, Display and Camera

Cherry Mobile Flare HDI normally start with the performance specs but since Cherry Mobile Flare HD focuses on screen and camera, let’s tackle those first.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD’s design stays similar to first Cherry Mobile Flare, although bigger. What stands out most is the stunning graphics on its 4.3 inch high definition display. It even features a different lockscreen app called Start.

The cameras on Flare HD got an upgrade too. Many users of the original Flare weren’t contented with the 5MP camera. But now, they’ll be overwhelmed with the 12MP main camera and 5MP front cam both with BSI sensors (Cherry Mobile calls it OmniBSI).


Cherry Mobile Performance (Processor, Memory and Battery)

If you’re a hard core gamer, Cherry Mobile Flare HD is perfect for you and your budget. It already runs on a 1.2GHz quad core processor from MediaTek plus 1GB of RAM. This combination will run almost all apps and games smoothly.

Just like the previous Flare models, Cherry Mobile Flare HD is limited to 4GB in internal storage. You’ll have to use a microSD card for additional memory for your photos, music and game files.

The battery has been a constant issue with Cherry Mobile Flare models. This time, Cherry Mobile fitted Flare HD with a 1,800mAh battery. I wish this will be enough but I’m not keeping my hopes too high.


Cherry Mobile Flare HD Networks and Connectivity Features

Cherry Mobile Flare HD has all the essential connectivity features. It has dual sim slots and can connect to 3G networks for faster mobile internet. It also has WiFi and WiFi hotspot for connecting and sharing your internet connection.

I’m a bit disappointed that there’s still no word with USB On the Go feature yet. This fifth installment of the Flare series deserves USB OTG feature. Anyway, the complete list of specs follows below.


Cherry Mobile Flare HD Specs

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 (possibly the Turbo version) Processor
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS
  • 4.3 Inch HD IPS Display @ 1280x720 Pixels
  • 12 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with BSI sensor and LED Flash
  • 5 Megapixel Front Camera with BSI sensor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB of Internal Storage
  • Expandable up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual Sim/Dual Standby
  • 3G, 2G EDGE and 2G GPRS Networks
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Motion Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1,800mAh Li-ion Battery
Cherry Mobile HD


Cherry Mobile Flare HD Price and Availability

Cherry Mobile Flare models won the hearts of Pinoys and Pinays with its affordable price of less than Php4,000.00. However, Cherry Mobile Flare HD will say goodbye to that as it is priced at Php5,499.00.

This is inevitable because better hardware like the HD screen and 12MP camera are expensive too. We’ll just have to adjust to afford one.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD will hit the stores in the coming days to weeks in the provinces. If you got or planning to get one, hit the comments section below.








Daniel Gubalane Written by Daniel Gubalane - tech blogger, freelance web developer and former Physics teacher. Connect with me on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Published on Monday, January 06, 2014. Creative Commons License


43 comments

  1. im planning to get one.. kelan release nyan ? :)

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  2. kung 1.2ghz non turbo yan

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  3. An Antutu benchmark test shows that it has the Turbo version.

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  4. Sana less than 5k

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  5. What is the pixel density for this phone??

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  6. .,kailan ba yan ma availabe dito sa sm cebu?

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    1. No word about that yet. Basta this month. Sa SM North EDSA and Sm Mall of Asia meron na.

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    2. Kuha kog usa deretso kng nana ni Cebu brad.

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  7. Daniel HI! Ask lang me, what can u say about cherry mobile phones, honestly. Kc, I came to know from several persons who bought them, madali masira. Tapos, when it comes to their service centers, ang hirap... Sana matulungan mo ako. Sa mga fare, ano ang pinaka best?

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    1. Hi Rommel! Yes, Cherry Mobile has a bad reputation with their after sales service. I have purchased several Cherry Mobile products and thankfully, I have never experienced something very bad.

      You just have to keep in mind that you need to check your unit immediately so that you can get a replacement unit if something is wrong. You can check this guide: 5 Things to Check Before Buying a Cheap Smartphone or Tablet.

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  8. Daniel HI! Ask lang me, what can u say about cherry mobile phones, honestly. Kc, I came to know from several persons who bought them, madali masira. Tapos, when it comes to their service centers, ang hirap... Sana matulungan mo ako. Sa mga fare, ano ang pinaka best?

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  9. I hope that unit will be available in Zamboanga city by this febuary :D

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  10. ilang points po ang multi-touch nito?

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  11. 1800 un batterry? at anti scartch b yan?

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  12. i have the original flare, until now it's running ok except for the short battery life span. naabus s mga games and flashlight. overall, the specs are great...i'm planning to upgrade in the next couple of months. the price of flare HD suits me...still looking for something like this but with a better battery life. :)

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  13. kailan po magkakaroon ng stocks dito sa cdo?????

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  14. with BSI sensor ba talaga cam nito or wala some articles/review sa Flare HD kasi wala naman daw BSI sensor ano po ba talaga?.. pero i think malinaw naman rin yung Cam nya eh

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  15. anu yan multitouch ba ang screen?

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  16. baka pag bumagsak yan eh sira agad2

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  17. anu yan multitouch ba ang screen?

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  18. anu yan multitouch ba ang screen?

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  19. available n kaya yan sa iligan city??

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  20. sana sa sm dasmariñas meron na nyan, reply po kung meron na!

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  21. Ayus naman marami lang bloat ware na naka install,ung batery life atleast up to 5 house straight kung ginamit non stop, ung camera maganda

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  22. try mo bagsak galaxy note , s3 ,s4 kung d masira

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  23. Ask lang po, plastic ba ung back ng flare hd?

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  24. Cherry Mobile Apollo or Flare HD? So far I can see the major difference is the battery and price...

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  25. Bibili na ako ng cherry mobile phone. Flare HD at Fuze ang choices ko. Pero naikot ko na ang mndaluyong, ortigas, cubao walang flare HD.
    Limited stocks lng ba ito?
    At this time, saan ba available ang Flare HD? Please give me an answer CM.

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  26. Yung akin po di siya pwede ng same network :/

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  27. NO Available stock ang Flare HD Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

    Anayare?

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  28. i went to sm north edsa knina lookin for flare hd wala naman daw stocks..san b mern cm,,?tas ganun b tlaga ayaw man lng ipahawak ng mga tgatinda ung unit nt unless bayaran daw muna para sure na bibilhin...ganun b kasensitive ang unit para d pde hwakan..kakabdtrip mga tindero.

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  29. WHAT IS MULTI TOUCH?

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  30. available na yan sa mga provinces?? like misamis occidental??

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  31. Sir Saan pa kaya Available ngayon yan?Any Suggestion?

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  32. Sana sa Iloilo meron na nito..maganda ung specs nya, at fit talaga sya sa gamer na gaya ko...

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