Monday, September 30, 2013

Cherry Mobile Break Out: Flare versus Flare 2.0 versus Flare 2x

Flare versus Flare 2.0 versus Flare 2x

The original Cherry Mobile Flare was announced last November 2012 and it created an overwhelming excitement which made it the "dual-core ng bayan" for being the best-value-for-money smartphone during its time. Just this month Cherry Mobile released its successor, not just one but two - the Flare 2.0 and Flare 2x which they so-called #GameChanger.



Device
CM Flare
CM Flare 2.0
CM Flare 2x
Price
Php 3,499
Php 3,999
Php 4,499
OS
Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2
Dual SIM
Yes
Yes
Yes
Display
4.0-inch (800x4800) WVGA LCD
4.0-inch (800x4800) WVGA LCD
4.0-inch (800x4800) WVGA LCD
Protection
None
None
None
Chipset
Qualcomm Snapdragon
Qualcomm Snapdragon
Qualcomm Snapdragon
CPU
1.2GHz Dual Core Cortex-A5
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A5
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A5
GPU
Adreno 203
Adreno 203
Adreno 203
RAM
512MB
512MB
1GB
Memory
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
Camera (Main)
5MP auto focus BSI with LED Flash
5MP auto focus with Dual LED Flash
8MP auto focus with LED Flash
Video (Main)
480p
720p
720p
Camera (Front)
VGA
VGA
VGA
Video (Front)
VGA
VGA
VGA
Data
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
GPS
Yes, A-GPS Support
Yes, A-GPS Support
Yes, A-GPS Support
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Yes
Radio
Yes
Yes
Yes
Battery
1500 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
1550 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
1500 mAh Li-Ion (removable)


There are things which remained the same like screen size, screen resolution, GPU, ROM and most importantly the battery which many people believe is too low for a quad-core device. Spec wise, the Flare 2x excel among them for having a higher camera resolution and higher memory but it is also the most expensive.

Their price has 500 pesos interval, many people will say that it is not much but for some it already means a lot. So if budget restricts you, the original flare is still a good bet but if you can spend one more grand then Flare 2x is the best choice.
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40 comments:

  1. how about burst 2.0 vs arcmobile 450qd

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  2. The 1Gb of the Flare 2x makes a huge, huge difference! The additional RAM will make the 2x twice as fast as the 2.0!

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    1. kaya nga 2x eh hehe

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    2. yun daw ba reason kaya 2x pangalan?

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  3. Not twice as fast. But run 2-3 times more apps before consistently.

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  4. hmmm.. maibenta nga ang flare at nang makabili nitong 2x... :)

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  5. hmmm.. maibenta nga ang flare at nang makabili nitong 2x... :)

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  6. hmmm.. maibenta nga ang flare at nang makabili nitong 2x... :)

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  7. original flare video (main) is also 720p..mine is 720p...

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  8. hindi ba ung old flare was just Ice Cream sandwich? how come Jellybean nakalagay? hindi ata accurate mga data.

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    1. di ka ata updated dre.. pa update ka may free wifi sa sm..

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    2. JB na ang Flare :D
      kung gusto mo ng EPIC PERFORMANCE ng phone mo ROOT then Install Custom rom and ram engine (LOL sa build.prop un)

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  9. ^ jelly bean n ang flare

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    1. anu differrence of ice cream sandwich to jellybean?

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    2. mas mabilis ang jellybean kesa sa ics
      tignan mo sa youtube parehong nexus 4 kaso nagkaiba OS
      isang ICS and JB - JB panalo

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  10. dba po naka IPS ang original flare? bat po sa taas nakalagay WVGA lang yung original flare?

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    1. IPS stands for what po ba? and WVGA means what?

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    2. in plane switching meaning nun.
      kahit anong viewing angle ang gawin mo malinaw pa din
      Source: Google/Wikipedia :D

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  11. my friend's flare did not survive 6 months of normal use (no gaming, just normal smartphone use).. Is it worth it? for 4k? Might be better to buy second hand samsung top ends like S3. They are sold for around 10-12K secondhand but 95+% good condition, and would last for 2 years or more.

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    1. ang pangit kasi sa samsung every year* naglalabas cla ng new models
      katulad ngayon maglalabas na nmn cla ng bagong phone (s5 ba un basta ginagamitan ng bagong LCD DISPLAY NILA YUNG YOUM)
      kakalabas lang ng s4 bago na nmn
      FYI ndi na nkakatanggap ng SYSTEM UPDATES ang old phones like s2
      kaya pag nilabas ang ANDROID 4.4 KITKAT hmm. alam na
      (NO FLAMES JUST MY OWN OPINION FURTHER COMMENTS NO TRASHTALK)

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    2. oo nga pre etong s3 ko wlang south east asian updates puro at&t and verizon lang buti pang nag sony xperia na lang ako
      sluggish pa ang performance ng s3 maganda pa android phone ng cdr king eh

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    3. v--------- ilang months/year na ang phone mo?

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    4. 4 and a half pa lang bro. moderate use lang lagi text and call lang no apps ad not rooted

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    5. haha nabato ko na nga sa drawer sa sobrang frustrate ko eh bka ibenta ko s3 ko tapos bili ako flare at flare 2x hehe

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    6. dba mei warranty nmn yan, bkit ndi mo dalhin sa pnagbilham mo? kulang kulang 5months lang pla

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    7. @Kyokai hehe sa japan pa bro binili. pinabili ko sa cousin ko
      Samsung Galaxy S3 LTE HD NTT DoCoMo po. ndi ung ordinary version
      LTE pa nmn bat ang bagal WTF

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    8. Kyoukai no Kanata ~Sora wa Naiteru~November 9, 2013 at 9:46 AM

      hmmm. sayang LTE pa nmn ROOT THEN INSTALL CUSTOM ROM like Cyanogenmod or AOKP
      Install RAM ENGINE (RAM ENGINE BENEFITS?)
      < Less RAM usage through zipalign
      < Faster database access
      < Improves touchscreen sensitivity
      < Faster Scroling
      < Better network through 3G/4G tweaks
      < Loads of prop tweaks
      < Overall better performance and Battery life
      < Less lags
      < Faster SDCARD Read/Write speed
      < Better multitasking
      Punta ka XDA Developers type mo Device name mo then madaming instructions doon kahit 5yrs old kayang intindihin.

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    9. salamat bro root muna gagawin ko. :D thanks sa payo :)))
      @Kyoukai no Kanata ~Sora wa Naiteru~ <-- may lahi kang jap. oh otaku ka?
      Otetsudau wo arigatou gozaimasu

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    10. Kyoukai no Kanata ~Sora wa Naiteru~November 9, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      @anony
      haha jap. ang nanay ko then pinoy ang tatay ko.
      Japanese and Otaku ako hehe :))
      npadaan lang ako dito kasi ung friend ko bumili ng Flare 2.0 kya tiningnan ko specs.
      ----------------
      Douitashimashite, sore de ii. :DDD

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  12. Krung Krung SprikitikNovember 9, 2013 at 10:00 AM

    nkabili na ako neto 3 days ago. ayos lang nmn good performance ndi pa ako nkaka encounter ng hangs kahit games ako ng games kaso battery life ang prob. gaming time when full charged is 2-3 hours lang standby time is 2 days
    ndi nmn problema battery bili ka sa ebay na katulad na batt para dito

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  13. mas maganda for me ang flare 2.0 bec. dual LED flash kesa naman sa flare 2x na LED flash lng

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  14. bibili kasi ako ng flare na cp . pero ano ang bibilhin ko . flare 2x or flare 2.0 ? tingin nyo anong mas maganda

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  15. tanga..inutil ung friend mo.. bobo. putang ina mo mamatay kana. pati yang friend mo mga tarantado walang alam sa cp. bobo.. mag china phone kna lng tanga

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  16. Nikko Valera SianoDecember 6, 2013 at 5:49 PM

    ano mas maganda flare o 2.0?

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  17. 2x nlng kac ung pinag kaiba nung dalwa 2.0 = 5mp/ram 512mb
    ung 2x = 8mp/ ram 1gb ako bumili ako ng 2x astig ang bilis nga eh lalo na sa mga games.... d ako nag sisise kaso nga lng naubusan ako ng itim nung bumili ako kaya white nlng hehehehehe

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  18. TencoZ.Alagad Ng MuSiKaDecember 29, 2013 at 10:03 AM

    the best parin ang unang FLARE!! branded kc mula sa karbonn a9+
    tagal pa mag LOWBAT kahit naka 3g

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