Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus versus Vivo V11i

Ciara Alarcon
Cherry Mobile is back in the game through its latest Flare S7 series. Known for packing trendy features with an affordable price tag, we didn’t expect that the local mobile player would wow us this much through its Flare S7 Plus device.

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus versus Vivo V11i
Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus versus Vivo V11i

Having great offerings, we’ll see if the brand’s latest device has enough bullets to clash with international smartphone companies. For now, let’s put it in our own battle sheet to fight Vivo’s newest V11i.

Let’s get it on, and see which phone has the upper hand!

Device Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus Vivo V11i
Dual SIM Yes, Hybrid Yes, Hybrid
Display 6.18-inch Trueview FHD+ (2246 x 1080), 19:9 aspect ratio, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 6.3-inch FHD+ LTPS IPS Halo FullView (2280 x 1080), 19:9 aspect ratio
Dimensions 155mm x 75.5mm x 7.8mm 155.97mm x 75.63mm x 8.1mm
Weight 200 grams 163.7 grams
O/S Android 8.1 Oreo Android 8.1 Oreo with Funtouch OS 4.5
Chipset MediaTek Helio P60 MediaTek Helio P60
CPU 64-bit octa-core (4x2.0GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x2.0GHz Cortex-A53) 64-bit octa-core (4x2.0GHz Cortex-A73 + 4x2.0GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3 Mali-G72 MP3
Memory 64GB 128GB
Storage Expansion up to 256GB, uses SIM 2 slot up to 256GB, uses SIM 2 slot
Main Camera 16MP + 5MP with LED Flash 16MP + 5MP with LED flash
Front Camera 16MP 25MP
Radio Yes Yes
GPS Yes with A-GPS, BDS Yes with A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Data supports LTE connectivity supports LTE connectivity
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth v4.2 v4.2
USB Type-C MicroUSB 2.0
OTG Yes Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes Yes
Face Recognition Yes Yes
Battery 3050mAh 3315mAh
Fast Charging Yes Yes
Wireless Charging Yes No
Price Php11,999 Php15,999

Cherry Mobile was able to steal the spotlight from global companies through its Flare S7 Plus. With the specs it has on its sleeves, the brand is now facing a match against Chinese mobile manufacturer Vivo through its toned-down V11 model, the V11i.

Let’s begin with their display. The Vivo V11i got the first point with its slightly bigger 6.3-inch FHD+ screen. Vivo also armed its pick with a new Halo design, making its notch smaller than its rival. However, we have to note that both devices feature a 19:9 aspect ratio.

See Also: 7 Reasons Why Vivo's Halo Display Is a Game Changer

To make this fight interesting, Cherry Mobile geared its device with the same hardware found inside the V11i. Both handsets carry a Helio P60 octa-core processor, paired with Mali-G72 MP3 graphics. However, although the two contenders are both banked with 4GB of RAM, the V11i has a larger 128GB of internal storage. Nevertheless, the Flare S7 Plus is also expandable up to 256GB via microSD card.

Unfortunately, both smartphones will require you to use its SIM 2 slot if you wish to expand your storage.

Moving on to its photography department, the rivals share the same 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel dual-rear camera setup, but the V11i took its lead with its 25-megapixel selfie snapper. The Flare S7 Plus sports a good 16-megapixel front shooter, though.

The two devices come with basic connectivity features including dual-SIM, LTE, WiFi, and Bluetooth. The Flare S7 Plus, on the other hand, boasts USB Type-C compared with V11i’s microUSB 2.0 port.

Related: Cherry Mobile Remains Number 1 Smartphone Vendor in PH – IDC

Moreover, although the V11i is equipped with a bigger 3315mAh battery capacity, the Flare S7 Plus also supports Fast Charging. In addition, the latter allows wireless charging while the V11i does not.

For more secure options, the Flare S7 Plus and V11i are both equipped with fingerprint scanner and facial recognition. Both devices are running on Android 8.1 Oreo, too.

While it's obvious that the V11i won this battle, we can still say that the Flare F7 Plus gave us a good match. The Vivo V11i is priced at Php15,999, while the Cherry Mobile Flare F7 Plus is tagged with a lower asking price of just Php11,999.

Which side are you on?


Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus - Type-C USB, Wireless Charging, Lower Asking Price
Vivo V11i - Larger Screen, Bigger Internal Storage, Better Selfie Camera, Bigger Battery Capacity

The devices share the same:

19:9 screen aspect ratio, Android 8.1 Oreo OS, CPU and GPU, 4GB RAM, up to 256GB internal storage, dual-rear camera setup, security options, and some connectivity features

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