Oct 24, 2012

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Cherry Mobile Flare, 4-inch dual-SIM dual-core Android for only Php3,999

Here’s an unbelievably priced phone from Cherry Mobile. They just launched their 4-inch Cherry Mobile Flare phone which goes for only Php3,999! That’s way more affordable than their previous 4-incher, the Cherry Mobile W900 Dragon which is currently selling at Php5,999. Moreso, the Flare packs more punch than the Dragon.

On the outside, the Cherry Mobile Flare looks pretty basic and spartan. You’ll get the 4-inch IPS capacitive touch panel display on an 800 x 480 screen resolution. Build is nothing special plastic but with a matte back to keep fingerprints and smudges at bay.

What’s special about this phone is in the inside. You’ll get a respectable 1.2 GHz Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with 512MB RAM running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. ROM is at a hefty 4GB with microSD support up to 32GB. For the kicker, this smartphone is also dual-SIM, dual-standby capable to give you more mileage out of it.

The specs on its own are not too shabby but partnered with an unbelievably low price of Php3,999, I think this phone will be a hot-seller once it rolls out on mid-November.

Check our Cherry Mobile Flare review.

Cherry Mobile Flare Specs:
Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 203 GPU
4.0″ IPS capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
3G / HSDPA
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1500mAh battery
152 grams
SRP: Php 3,999.00


  1. Wew.. astig to..mas nakaka akit ang spec nito compare sa ibang high end phones..pero kung titingnan mu.. nakaka kaba bumili nito..nakakatawa..pag ang phone maganda ang spec tapos mahal,madami nag rereklamo bakit ang mahal tapos ngayun naman na ang ganda ng spec tapos ang mura..nagrereklamo padin bakit daw ang mura naman.hahaha..ang totoo…??hahaha oo nga naman..kahit ako kinakabahan din..im planning to buy a phone this christmas just a gift for my self..eheh..may bagong labas din ang nokia ngayun.yung ASHA 306.. kaso ang daming drawbacks.dami issue..sayang ayus din sana yun..kaso resistive toch lang..wew.. dito nalang ako sa CM FLare.. kaso wala pa stock dito sa BICOL..

    – Pa update nalang mga Sir kung may nakabili na dito..share your feedbacks Please…

    • Don’t worry if you this CM Flare. Sulit na sulit. Until now ok pa rin ung flare ko. Well, don’t expect too much sa battery, it can last for 3 days standby, pero syempre pag ginamitan mo na ng games and connect sa wifi eh mabilis din ma lowbat. Sa speed and graphics no problem. Madalas pa nga mapag kamalan na iPhone 5 to eh. Walang lag sa mga HD games like modern combat, contract killer and many more. If masira man agad, eh super sulit naman sya sa specs for a price of 4k.

    • tanung ko lang. gamit ko un flare ko, kapag may nagttxt sakin, walang nag aappeare n message receive s front screen.. sa setting ba un or may sira un phone? sa notification ko lang kasi nakikita kapag may nagttxt.. thank you sa response..

  2. gaano katigay ang flare vherry mobile kailan ang available sa market

  3. mga sir.wala pa bang reviews about dito..?? i think durablity is still an issue here..^_^.. wala pa ring stocks dito sa bicol…

  4. WoW.,!! Ang ganda.,!!! Bbli kya q nito.,? Karbonn a9+ daw to sabi nila.,

    • hey of course its just 4K… but with that price you get even more… hey think think… dont just judge….

      • ,mga sir ang dami ata issue ng flare..??? sinu po senyo ang nakabili na..?? may stocks na dito sa bicol,,pero hndi pa ako bumibili..wala pa kasi akong magandang review na nakikita with regards its durability…^_^

        • I think after 1 week prang myayamot ka na gamitin ang flare sa dami ng mga negative churva nya :))

          • George Jimenez says:

            Negative feedback: Walang stock at maraming issues ang Flare. Di alam ng Cherry Mobile kung panu i-resolve ang mga issues. Walang stock kung may defect ang nabili mo. Pabalik balik ka sa binilhan mo at maiinis ka na lang sa mga masusungit na tindera nila. 2 months na akong pabalik balik sa SM Taytay para ibalik yung Flare na nabili ko, walang stock daw silang natangap over the span of 2 months. Weeehhh…di nga…

  5. Donita Rose Gaida says:

    Kopya lang…Hi guys! I was reading this thread to help me decide if I’ll buy CM Flare. But according to the first batch of Flarenatics, ito yung mga issues na na-eencounter nila:

    1. G-Sensor is unbalanced. Hindi mo malalaro yung NFS at temple run (or any games that involves gyroscope/g-sensor) ng maayos.
    2. Unresponsive touchscreen while charging.
    3. Unresponsive touchscreen if you’re not holding the phone when using it, or kapag nakapatong yung unit sa table.
    4. Some flarenatics have deadpixels on their CM Flare.
    5. Creaky left side near the volume button, it gets worse kapag palagi mong inaalis yung back cover.
    6. Buggy sms keyboard, especially when composing sms.
    7. No landscape or buggy landscape mode for sms.
    8. Battery life sucks. What do you expect? 1500mah lang yung battery.
    9. Faulty calibration of battery percentage. Fully charged (100%), but when you unplug the charger magiging 96% or so yung battery.
    10. GPS sometimes does not work properly, cannot connect to the satellite.
    11. Dual sim cannot be renamed. Fixed na yung Sim 1 and Sim 2
    12. You cannot remove the search bar on the homescreen.
    13. When using other earphones, music player becomes buggy like nagrarandom stop yung music.
    14. Lag in playing movies.
    15. Crushes when using Panorama app. RAM is too small for multitasking.

  6. I’ved tried the Flare! IT’S AWSOME! cool specs, Super CHEAP!!!! Quality is OK!!

    • Donita Rose Ganda says:

      Hi James,

      Sana nga. I was like you when i got my flare. I was happy for the first few days pero nung marami na akong natry na games na di nag wowork or pumapalpak, i was really disappointed. I hope this will not the case on your unit. Goodluck.

      Donita

  7. @gs_Spidey says:

    More comments pa nga para makadecide ako na bumili ng CM Flare. Nakakabighani kasi,, ang ganda ng spec’s. Gusto ko rin sana a60 ng lenovo kaso mas nakakasave sa flare. Please help me to decide guys. ;)

    Ags

  8. skype lang habol ko and syempre pang fb narin :D so i think worth naman pero wait pko for mga comments

  9. mga SIR what do you think which is better ,, samsung pocket or the CM flare.. wew.. i think i would just go for the pocket.???

    • for me, the Flare is better,. don’t buy samsung or apple – branded phones because u’ll not buy the phone, you’ll buy the brand.. and u’ll waste extra cash on the brand.. so in my opinion, go for the flare.. aside from it’s filipino, it’s a lot better..

  10. Eeeewww dagdag nanaman sa choices ko na murang phone but good specs, ako’y nahihilo na. haha

  11. dollyjessa says:

    na feature na to sa poptalk(gmanewstv) specs are so cool, yun nga lang hindi parin talga tested ang ating pinoy phones. like sa workmate ko 3days palang yung Myphone niya nagkaron agad ng conflicts, (latest model nila i don’t remember the unit). maging wise nalng tayo. :) good day!

  12. is that so? sayang buti nalang di agad ako bumili .,… nag observe muna ako about sa performance … ill try or find another cheap phone na android

  13. i got my CM Flare last Sunday. ok naman ying unit ko so far.

  14. meron po bang flare sa cebu?sir

  15. does it support hd games like Temple Run..?? sabi kc d daw capable becoz of lack of Gyroscope sensor. plss reply. im planning to buy this product kc ee

  16. san ba nakakabili neto?wala sa market2…wala din sa megamall…

  17. DAMI NYO REKLAMO….KUNG MAY MGA PERA KAYO WAG CHERRY MOBILE BILHIN NYO…PARA KAY Donita Rose Gaida MAY WARRANTY BA YAN…KUNG MERON MAN GAMITIN MO!!!!

  18. pano po i.fix ung “unfortunately, the process com.android.phone has stopped” then susundan p ng iba’t ibang mga process n ngstop dn??

  19. Is there a CHERRY MOBILE FLARE in CEBU? reply please..

    • jeanne_marie88 says:

      hey naa sa SM cherry mobile kiosk, naa sa ground floor. sila nalang jud ang namaligya wala nay supply sa uban. pero tag 4,450 sad lage.tsk
      law of supply and demand jud. tsk

  20. jeanne_marie88 says:

    ang dami ng bumibili dito sa cebu ubos na lahat. tapos meron CM kiosk sa SM cebu sila nalang meron few units but they increased the price to 4,450php.. wow! grabe ng flare dito sa cebu!

  21. jeanne_marie88 says:

    i dont have one yet but im gonna buy soon.. come payday will let you know if its good or not! but read some blogs and reviews so far so good!!! and most of the reviews are really honests.. pros and cons are stated talaga..

    just like this
    http://www.pinoytechblog.com/archives/cherry-mobile-flare-review-is-it-really-worth-p3999

  22. how about the sensitivity po nung touch screen?
    tnx

  23. tanung ko lang. gamit ko un flare ko, kapag may nagttxt sakin, walang nag aappeare na message receive sa front screen.. sa setting ba un or may sira un phone? sa notification ko lang kasi nakikita kapag may nagttxt.. thank you sa response..

  24. ang problema ko sa cherry mobile flare is hindi mo pwede gawing landscape mode yung keyboard. ang hirap pa naman na mag type pag portrait mode. sana man may way para mag-landscape yung keyboard.

    I also tried to install other keyboards from Google Play but it did not resolve it.

    Any suggestions?

  25. rocknerves says:

    Hi flarenatics! Anyone who knows how to remove the google search bar on home screen? Meron lng daw idi-disable sa settings eh..pls reply s nakakaalam.. TIA

  26. kailan ba available ang jelly case or protector ng cherry mobile flare sa apalit, pampanga?

  27. for sale flare!!! contact me at 09468011822

  28. George Jimenez says:

    Negative feedback: Walang stock at maraming issues ang Flare. Di alam ng Cherry Mobile kung panu i-resolve ang mga issues. Walang stock kung may defect ang nabili mo. Pabalik balik ka sa binilhan mo at maiinis ka na lang sa mga masusungit na tindera nila. 2 months na akong pabalik balik sa SM Taytay para ibalik yung Flare na nabili ko, walang stock daw silang natangap over the span of 2 months. Weeehhh…di nga…

  29. may plan 350 sa SUN.. flare! 4,200 lng for 12 months but not fixed ang 350 of course if mag-e-excede kau sa use sa load nyo..haha! malapit na akong magka flare!

  30. SIR PA ASK PLEASE litung lito na tlga ako sa bibilhin ko anu ba mas maganda ang cherry mobile w900(5990php) or yang flare? nakakalito tlga kasi mas mahal ang w900 pero pag e compare mo mukhang mas ok ang specs ng flare… PLEAS PLEASE help nalilito na tlga ako at nahihilo na sa pag compare..

  31. Kelan Kaya magkakaroon ng CM flare D2 sa olongapo?

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