From the get-go, the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity doesn’t exactly pop out at me. The box was 90% black, which gave me the impression that this phone was stylish and for more professional or formal usage. In fact, the box design was similar to other Flare variants that have come out in the past, what with an outer, hard slipcover and the actual box within.
Inside the Flare Infinity packaging you get:
– Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity (1 pc)
– USB-C Charging Cable (1 pc)
– Travel Charger (1 pc)
– Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity Manual (1 pc)
– Earphones (1 pair)
As a small side note, getting the charger and phone out of the box proved a little difficult, thanks to the tight placement of these components into the depressions within the box itself. A small nitpick to be sure, but at least be prepared for it.
Now, to get to the phone itself. Honestly, the outer design looked strange to me, primarily because of the white line pattern found at the top and bottom areas of the back. It would have left a much more favorable impression on me if they kept it plain silver, which maintains the premium, professional look.
To make up for that, however, I was thoroughly impressed with the Infinity being nearly bezelless on the sides. There is a top and bottom bezel, but that’s it. Everything else is the crisp, clear 5.5-inch screen of the Flare Infinity.
Speaking of the bezels, the top bezel features the front camera, while the bottom bezel has nothing on it. The home and back buttons are purely digital, appearing on the screen itself. Additionally, you can find the earphone jack on the top, and the USB-C port and speakers on the bottom. Bonus points for employing a grill-less speaker design, opting instead for dots. As far as I could tell from the quick test, it does not affect the audio. Thus, it’s a welcome aesthetic decision.
Meanwhile, the back contains the rear camera and its flash, while the left side has the slot for two micro-SIM cards, and the right has the lock button, the volume button, and a small fingerprint sensor. All in all, fairly bog standard design, and that’s not a bad thing at all.
I will also note that I like the feel of this phone in my hands. It’s smooth, but not so smooth that it would fall from my hands easily. The size is just right for a guy with my hand size,. However, I think most grips would be fine with this phone.
Now, let’s talk about the specs. As a quick run-through, we’re looking at a device that runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Also, it’s powered by a 2.0GHz MediaTek MT6755 Helio P10 octa-core processor, and 4 GB RAM. For storage, we’re looking at an internal storage of 32GB. The cameras are a 16-megapixel rear camera, and a 5-megapixel front camera. Overall, only an actual test of the specs using apps and games will tell us whether or not this phone is top-notch.
Be sure to check in with us here at PTB this week to know whether or not the Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity proves to be infinitely amazing!