Another affordable smartphone under the Flare series was revealed by Cherry Angel – the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite.

It’s a 5-inch smartphone with a quad core processor, 1GB of RAM and the same faux-leather design from other Flare S3 variants for a little less than ₱3,000.

Compared with the original Flare S3, the Flare S3 Lite has the same screen size, processor, amount of RAM, internal storage, design and battery capacity.

However, its screen is not scratch resistant nor has One Glass Solution (OGS) technology. It has a higher resolution though at 720p or HD compared to the former’s 540p or qHD screen.

Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite composite
Back and side views of the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite has also has a toned down camera at 8MP although the front snapper maintains its 5MP resolution. It also lacks USB OTG functionality.

Despite its shortcomings, the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite is still a good smartphone for its price of only ₱2,999.00.


  • 5.0-Inch HD Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 ppi)
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
  • MediaTek MT6582 Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Mali-400 MP2 GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Regular + Regular)
  • 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1,800mAh Li-ion Battery
  • ₱2,999.00 Official Price
Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite