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)
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
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
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  • Hmmm… Gonna consider you for Christmas.. ^^

    • ara

      nga nmn! i’ll just consider it this X-mas. mahirap na. haha 🙂

      • kelan irereleased in store? please exact date.

    • KP

      Cherry Mobile already boosts numerous good reviews on their Android phones. I hope to buy the CM Titan because it has bigger screen but the pixel count makes me think twice. Anyway, it has better battery pack than the Flare.

      So yeah, I think I just have to wait until December since Yuletide is already around the corner! We can expect for more discounted sales! I hope these Titan and Flare are both quality phones despite their cheapness on price.

  • Oh crap, now I gotta sell my W100 in time for when this comes out.. LOL..

    • Ace

      Mr. JM wla ka po ba na encounter na problem sa w100? balak ko kc bumili eh…kaso wla ako nasasagap na feedback sa w100…

      • mikoloy

        check symbianize w100 users thread.

      • May issue daw ang stock charger na nakaka-affect sa touchscreen while charging. I don’t experience this issue because I’ve been using the charger of my Galaxy Note since day one. Also, even though it’s capable of dual SIM standby and can receive calls and texts through either SIM at any one time, may designated SIM for messages, calls and data. Meaning, you have to go into the settings to change the designated SIM if naubos yung load sa SIM1 at gusto mo tumawag gamit ang SIM2.

  • Neil

    Snapdragon S2 ata hindi S4. Hehehe. Still, a nicely priced phone from Cherry Mobile.

    • S4 dude! hindi nga lang yung Krait.

      • boom1987

        then it should be 8225 not 8255 if it’s the S4 chip minus the Krait. =)

        • yup, it’s the 8225… sorry for the typo.

  • Satoshi

    bat hindi pa nila ginawang 205 kac parang useless nman ang 1.2ghz na cpu tapos 203 lng ang gpu dba ? chka wla bang downgrade to 2.3 yan konti plng kc games na supported sa ics e

  • John G

    This has great specs for 4k! Would be a great gift for family members.

  • Griswold

    ang muraaaa!!! feeling ko ubusan ito. tapos wala ng matitirang unit for replacement pag nagkaproblema 😛

  • valzieg

    when ang start ng release n2 on public?

    at bkit ang mura msyado???
    hnd b ito mdling mcra lng???

    • mikoloy

      depende na rin yan sa paggamit, kung abusado ang user, eh talagang madaling masira yan.

  • VnZDeath

    dafudge?! somebody freaking pinch me.

  • Dobermaxx

    Time to sell my Magnum 2X I guess 😛

    • Pinkie Gelico

      how much benta mo, baka damaged na yan ha..

  • kk

    wow! an ics powered droid with 4″ screen, dual core, 512ram, decent 1600mah battery for 4k?

    baka naman sasabog to after a few months. sabagay, new trend… disposable droids.

    • janex

      anong buwan sasabog? linggo kamo…:D

  • StratoSpHere

    Consider this as my xmas gift to myself heheh!!! 😀

  • StratoSpHere

    Eto na’ng pamasko ko hehe!! 😀

  • 3G capable ba to mga bro???

    • mikoloy

      Sobra pa sa 3G yan! HSPA eh!! High Speed Packet Access which is better than 3G.

      • sorry 3G HSDPA lang pala pero still 7.2 mbps pa rin max.

    • yes sir!

  • jizonpaul

    when this be available here in tarlac?

  • maging nga naman. specs are great!

  • samuel lemuel

    wala pa bang review??

  • ystoy minalang

    very nice,,!

  • ralph monroid

    OMG!! Mas mganda pa pla 2 kysa s w900…mura pa!
    Sayang nabili ku na 2ng w900..

    • shiburi

      Oo tama ka jan

  • ashley

    pwede ask talaga po bang mas maganda specs nito compare sa cherry w900?

    • yep.. sabi ni CM inuubos na lang nila stocks nila ng w900.

      • aureo

        Sir Calvin, Rebranded lang din ba ito tulad ng w900? i’m still doubtful kung eto a lang bibilhin ko rather than w900..

        • eto na… iphase out na nila yung w900. mas simple lang nga itsura neto pero lamang sa specs.

          • aureo

            ah ganun po ba sir calvin? hehehe buti na lang pala di pa ako bumili.. kelan po kaya expected release neto? medyo konti pa kasi apps at games na supported ng ics than of the ginger bread and jelly bean,,

          • I’ve heard that this is a rebranded phone..a Karbonn A9+ from India, which has nice reviews so far.


  • ayoko na ng Cherry Mobile nakabili ako 3 iba ibang units kaso di tumatagal kahit kalahting taon. Hayzts

    • Kenx

      Sa pag gamit lang yan sir.. yung saken nga more than a year na wla parin sira.. even my 2nd phone na D11 kahit tinapon tapon ko na at ilang beses na nahulog wla parin sira.. 🙂

  • Jo

    Nice! But I wonder how long will the 1600mAh last?

    • mamak!!

      1 day or less.. kasi yung myphone a878 ko halos mag 1.5 – 2 days, 1800mah na un ha.. pero depende din cguro sa gamit kapag gaming lang, for sure akong less than 1 day yan 1600mah eh..

  • Maganda nga ang specs nito. Sana pag hinawakan sya eh hindi yung parang madaling masira. Iba rin kasi feel pag ok ang quality. I hope may mag post ng video review. thanks

  • John

    by mid november po ang release nito ? sana po makapagdistribute din po nito dito sa marbel.. hoping to.. at the first day. so excited to have 1 of this. 🙂

  • Ako

    Yung chipset niya ay base sa Cortex A5,baka yung battery ay madaling madrain tulad ng LG Optimus L7…

  • noodles

    bakit kaya ng mura compared sa ibang branded phones like sa Lenovo.

    • Androwd

      di pa kasi ganun kalaki branding expenses nila, compared sa mga branded phone. Advertisement at R&D pa lng mahal na so additional dagdag cost sa phone. Maganda na din may choice ang market> Its nice na theres a local brand who can cater good price. Also, check always on the specs para kung konti na rin lang difference dun kana sa lamang ang specs.

      I tried this FLARE already, it rocks for the price! Jackpot ika nga.

  • P1natic

    sir do you know the weight of this unit?
    how many grams? thanks.

  • sana may review.

  • android@_@

    nice specs for it’s value, sana maganda review neto pag na-release na.

  • RJ De Leon

    A bit odd na Adreno 203 at di man lang 205 ang ginamit. A 1600 mAh battery to power a dual-core 4-incher? Better bring the charger along ‘coz you’re gonna need it by afternoon. Still, ignoring for a moment the build quality, the specs are still attractive at 4K… Just bear in mind that you’ll almost certainly need to buy a new replacement phone in 9 months time or less.

  • dmep

    does this support the official google play station app???

    • yep. just like other cherry mobile phones.

  • shangnae

    buti nalang out of stock na ang w100 kundi yun pinabili ko.anyway,kailan officially ilolaunch itong flare?aabot kaya stocks dito probinsya?hmmm.

  • nald

    hmmm… durability and stability is really still an issue with CM mobile phones. nakabaili ako ng w100, after 2 weeks, ayaw na gumana ng main cam. tapos crash ng crash randomly. when i use heavily, it would crash at least twice or thrice a day. nakukuha naman sa reboot, kakairita lang.

  • Khim

    This just hyped me up. Never found anything better than its specs. Was eying W100 for Christmas but Im yearning for this Flare now. I hope stocks would reach Cebu. Im buying this. 😀

  • SuperJeCS

    armv7 ba ‘to ?

  • armv7 ba ‘to o armv6 ?

  • p1natic

    ang bigat naman neto for a 152grams cp.

  • p1natic

    ang bigat nya 152 grams. bakit ganun kaya?!

    • yep 152g… pero di naman ganun kabigat.

  • Flippy

    May FM Radio po ba ito? Motion sensor? Gyro?

  • Wilx

    I’m going to buy this by the mids of dec. :), sana walang maging issue ito.

  • Edsar

    Calvin is this the most trended TOPIC/POST in PTB?

  • ragingneth

    Ok na lahat kaso mukhang alanganin ang battery 1600mah sa stellar pa lang 3.5inch mabilis ng ma drain mas maganda na siguro yung w500 2k+mah up for the battery

  • Alexander Duca

    May sample ba kayo ng photo and video so we can check? Im planning to have an android dual sim with good specs at less than 5K. So kung okay ang cam at photo nito, Im gonna buy this na.

    • Androwd

      google mo lang bro cherrymobile flare lalaba dun mga photos and unboxing videos sa youtube

  • Compatible ba sa skype yang Flare?

  • ahrvz

    pwede ba dito yung mga motion sensor games?

  • NineSwordz

    Kapag may nakapag-root nito sure buy ‘to sakin. 😀

    • lockon

      madali lang yan i-root!

  • Dan Ong

    See the comparison with Starmobile T602i parehas lang ang price at specs may TV pa…

  • CJ

    mga maam at sir, sino na meron nito? Paki inform naman sa battery o? Pls. Thnks! Honestly kinakabahan ako sa durability at stability. Paki inform ako pls.. 🙁 thanks!

    • wag ka munang kabahan, di pa naman sya available sa market. hehehe. still verifying something sa battery before we hand out our review.

    • Androwd

      relax bro, sa price nya di ka talaga lugi…

  • Hehe… nagpareserve na ako kay ate sa CM dealer sa SM Masinag. text nlang nila ako pag dumating ung stock nila ng flare….

  • randz

    ayon sa balibalita, 2nd week of nov release ng Flare sa market. tyak ubusan ng unit ito.

  • Androwd

    Best buy to, and balita ko may mga accesories na din available like colorful backcovers.

  • Z_andZ

    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 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…

    • CuTeng

      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.

    • jules

      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..

  • gaano katigay ang flare vherry mobile kailan ang available sa market

  • Z_andZ

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

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

    • jhun

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

      • Z_andZ

        ,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…^_^

        • SimSimi

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

          • George Jimenez

            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…

  • Donita Rose Gaida

    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.

    • James Co

      maybe yung na try mo na unit defective, i’v been using it for 2 day already.. works great!

      • jack

        my available themes ba for flare?

        • what you want to do is download go launcher

          • jules

            sa mga my flare n jan.. 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..

    • LOSER

  • James Co

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

    • Donita Rose Ganda

      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.


  • @gs_Spidey

    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. 😉


  • iza

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

    • nard

      maganda tlaga cya
      meron nabang flare sa cebu?
      sa SM cebu city

      • ace teves

        oo nga po eh.. naghahanap dn ako ng flare..

  • Z_andZ

    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.???

    • ace teves

      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..

  • Lovely

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

  • dollyjessa

    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!

  • andrian

    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

  • thartz69

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

  • nard

    meron po bang flare sa cebu?sir

  • kevs

    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

      • George Jimenez

        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…

  • grace

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


    • jeanne_marie88

      may like button ba dito? hehehe 🙂

    • eulae

      Gusto ko tong reply na to.. the best so far.. Hahaha..

  • heim

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

    • uninstall mo mga apps na yun and reinstall them na lang ulet.

  • ace teves

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

    • jeanne_marie88

      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

  • jeanne_marie88

    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!

  • jeanne_marie88

    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

  • bien

    how about the sensitivity po nung touch screen?

  • jules

    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..

  • otozam

    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?

    • Jake

      update mu to version 37..

  • rocknerves

    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

  • ivy

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

  • rob

    for sale flare!!! contact me at 09468011822

  • George Jimenez

    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…

  • 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!

  • Nico

    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..

  • Vincent

    Kelan Kaya magkakaroon ng CM flare D2 sa olongapo?

    • try niyo sir bumili sa lazada online kung magship sila sa olongapo. or sa sun alam ko carry na nila yung flare eh.