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Cherry Mobile Flare 2X, the Flare with 1GB RAM for P4,499

How much does an additional 512MB RAM cost on an Android phone? Well according to Cherry Mobile, it’s P500 more and that’s what the Flare 2X offers.


Don’t like phones with 512MB RAM any more such as the recently released Php3,999 CM Flare 2.0? Well Cherry Mobile just released the Flare 2X which almost has the same specs but with a 1GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera and a slightly different look.

The Cherry Mobile Flare 2X still has the same 4-inch WVGA display, same 1.2GHz quad-core processor, same 4GB internal storage, and almost the same 1,500mAh battery (it’s 1,550mAh for the Flare 2.0).

It’s hard to understand why Cherry Mobile still released the Flare 2.0 when the Flare 2X was just around the corner. Surely people are more likely to pay an additional P500 for the benefits of having a 1GB RAM on an Android 4.1 device. I guess sub-P4k is still the sweet spot for consumers who don’t care much about RAM.

Anyway, according to a post on the Cherry Mobile SM North EDSA Facebook Page, the Flare 2X is on a limited run and retails for Php4,499.

Cherry Mobile Flare 2XSpecs:
4.0″Β³ WVGA capacitive touch panel (800 x 480), 233 ppi
1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q processor
Adreno 203 GPU
1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
8 megapixel AF camera w/ flash
VGA front-facing camrea
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
FM Radio
Android 4.1 Jellybean
1,500mAh battery
SRP: Php4,499
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  • wut

    that huuuugge bezel…

  • IJ

    Whoa, I think this is the best phone for 4.5k!

    • Cherry Mobile Flare S!!!

      • Ezekiel

        Flare S? Almost thesame power, but with a 0.1 clock speed advantage? Seriously? You’d take that over 2X’s 100 mAh battery advantage? How about NO!

  • Any idea when this will be available nationwide?

    • codeshiri

      yes .available sya. sa cherry mobile store sa sm .kakabili ko lang so far ok naman sya πŸ™‚

      • I’m from Cagayan de Oro. I’ll check it na lang this weekend if meron na here. Pero parang tabain yata ang CM Flare 2x? heheh

      • unknown

        matagal ba battery life nyan??

  • Rei

    wow that 1 gig ram is a good move.

  • ron

    if you think the battery was baaad with the first flare… good effin luck with those two extra A5 cores and 1GB ram… lols

  • CherryMe

    nawawala mga dating bashers ng cm flare ah.
    malamang nasa malls sila,nag hahanap ng cm flare 2X kasi out of stock na.hahag

  • Sample photos please

  • nelson

    the best phone in this price range..

  • JAY

    mababa lang battery nya.. pero ok narin.. pwede bang palitan ng mas mataas na battery????

  • kimmie

    kakabili ko Lang ng flare 2x maganda siya kaso ang issue ko Lang ngayon ay umiinit yung phone konting gamit no lang bukas papapalitan ko. sana di name maulit tong issue na to

    • Quantal Quetzal

      Ganyan din po sa akin, nung october 5 ko lang nabili. Grabe, wala p cgurong 5mins na gamit umiinit agad, pero hindi naman sya nakaka-apekto sa performance. Baka ganyan lang talaga lahat ng flare 2x kasi quadcore, mas matindi at mabilis uminit. Pero pa update naman po kung napalitan ung unit mo, at kung umiinit padin po ung naipalit. Thank you.

  • techgeek

    Hey guys, i heard the original flare was extremely buggy… how is the new Flare 2.0 and 2X so far? how buggy and could you please post some experiences with it? Thanks πŸ˜€

    • blubber

      i have the Flare 2.0 smooth naman sya walang lags and has a nice view on the screen..

      • mbilis din po ba uminit ung flare 2.0 ?

        • Kenneth

          Hindi po. Mas maganda ang FLARE 2.0 kesa sa FLARE 2x na my 1Gb RAm nga bilis naman mlobat at mag init.

  • Griswold

    how much naman kaya idadagdag para lumaki battery capacity neto? πŸ™‚

  • bakit po sa sm fairview parang hindi 4500, ang price ng flare 2x?

    • Quantal Quetzal

      Opo, 5k sa SM fairview may kasama kasing 8gb na sdcard. Pero sa SM megamall ako nakabili, 4,500 lang pero walang free sdcard/casing, pero may dalawang patong ng screen-protector, as-in dalawang layer talaga. hehe

  • user

    Okay nmn ang flare 2x. Ang prob ko lang is mabilis uminit tong 2x bkt kaya ganto πŸ™ pahelp naman.

    • Quantal Quetzal

      Ganyan din po sa akin, mabilis uminit. Kakabili ko lang din po ng Flare 2x. Cguro mga apat na tayong may Flare 2x na ganyan ung problema, mabilis mag-init.

      • user

        Tayong apat lang? Ung iba bang may 2x ganyN dn ang problemA? Dapat nb dlhin sa sservice centr pag ganto?

        • Quantal Quetzal

          Malamang sa malamang, yung iba pang may ari ng flare 2x ganyan din po ang problema o magiging problema. Kung ako tatanungin, cguro hindi ko muna dadalhin sa service center ung flare 2x ko, sayang lang sa panahon, unless nakakaapekto na sa flare 2x ung init, kunwari, naghang na sa sobrang init, pagganun dadalhin ko na talaga sa service center un.

          • jonald aguilar

            aq rin.,,Mabilis maginit 2x ko,.mabilis pa malobat,..kakainis

          • jonald aguilar

            aq rin.,,Mabilis maginit 2x ko,.mabilis pa malobat,..kakainis,…sna palitan ng cherry mga unit ntn

          • saberxxx

            heat=mabilis masira battery.

            so kung mainit ang flare 2x mabilis din masisira yung battery nyan. heat lng talaga ang kalaban ng battery eh

    • madali dn po uminit sa akin..normal po b

    • hunter24

      Sa palagay ko po ganyan talaga ang Flare2x,,madaling uminit(sa ibaba ng camera sa likod)
      Flare2x user here.

      • Rhaymar

        Basta isipin mo na lang, may hawak kang plantsa kapag hawak mo yan. πŸ™‚ masasanay ka rin πŸ™‚

  • Berto

    1500mAh for a quadcore, JB, 1GB RAM and a 4″ display? Ano to pang 6 hrs lang?

  • qwerty

    will it lag if i install Go Launcher Ex? thanks! anyway, im planning to buy a flare 2.0 instead of the better specifications of the flare 2x. it’s because i prefer more the design than the RAM, but i do worry about lagging if i install a launcher. thanks again in advance! πŸ™‚

    • bj

      ok lng nmn sa flare 2.0 kahit anung launcher…astig nga ng mgging features nya e… lalo na pag vire launcher or next launcher

    • Kenneth

      Base on my research. Hindi daw advisable na lagyan ng GO LAUNCHER EX ang FLARE 2.0 mag co-cause lang daw to ng pagbagal at pagkabilis malobat ng FLARE 2.0 mo.

      I bought FLARE 2.0. And try to install GO LAUNCHER EX and then boom. Yah its true. Hindi pang GO LAUNCHER EX ang FLARE 2.0. Instead I used NOVA LAUNCHER PRO at napaka smooth nyang gmitin..

  • vie

    problema lang sa CM units ung madaling uminit saka un flashes ng cam npaka hina >.<

  • mac

    ganyan talga mga cherry mobile phones..kahit yung dual core flare mabilis maginit..ntc approved naman yata..wag lang i-over use..

  • jotakz

    sa akin hindi umiinit pag normal use.. pero pag nag data connection ako ng ilang minutes umiinit.. nwawala rin nman.. πŸ™‚

  • angras

    Flare 2x another cherry mobile failure, at first I thought it was different from old cherry mobile flare dual core. I bought it because specifications are amazing but when i got it, it’s very disapppointing, pag ginamit mo when you turn data ON it goes very HOT and touch screen start to malfunction unless you reboot it…What’s the purpose of having data connection while you can’t use it dahil sobrang init tapos hindi na magfunction ng mabuti ang touch screen nya? For me, two thumbs down i will sell it in cheap and don’t mind the losses.

    • DH3NZ

      mgkano m be2nta angras?

      • skateboxx

        same problem here..i bought my flare 2x last week..ok na sana specs eh..naglalag na sya pag gnamit na data conection..tpos ang init sobra ng tapat ng btery nya.

  • my tinda po b niyan s sm batangas?

  • bob

    guys.. kelan lng din ako bumili ng flare 2.0… ilang mins. mo lng ggmitin lalo na sa mob. net.. bilis uminit. dun part sa lalagyan ng sim.. peri d nkaaapekto sa performance..un nga lng bilis uminit…
    cherry mob. company.. may magagawa po b kayo para sa problema n yun?? ganoon po b talaga??

  • shen

    sa mga nabasa kong comment about flare2x parang natakot tuloy akong bumili. im planning to buy pa naman. πŸ™ nu ba yan.. disappointing.

  • mhienibhie04

    almost 1 month q n gamit flare 2x ko, ayus nmn sya mabilis sa games, sa net, malinaw cam…. my only problem is mabilis malowbat, at umiinit din.. tsk…

  • winston

    My flare 2.0 ako dati, ayos namn sya FOUR THUMBS UP (if possible :))) kaya lng logger. pero mangda , mpagtyatyagaan nmn ung log moments at mablis uminit at malowbat. cguro gnun tlga ung Cm phones. Lets just be thankful that in a cheaper price we all able to posses a good and quality android phone πŸ™‚

    im planning to buy sna nung flare 2x, kaso ang shonget ng design πŸ™‚

  • pulube

    yang flare 2.0 at flare 2x parehas lang yan na umiinit pero wala akong pakialam dun…kailangan ko ng mataas na RAM.quadcore nga ung flare 2.0 bagal naman sa multitasking kase mababa ang RAM(512 mb pero 406 mb lang ewan ko san napunta ung 106 mb).ung flare 2x naman 1gb RAM daw? sigurado ako may bawas din ung RAM nun pero kahit na FLARE 2X pa rin bibilhin ko


      900+ lng ata ung ram nya tol….pero mablis nmn to sa multi tasking kc ako kht ilang tab smooth pden…ang prob… mbilis malowbat un lng

  • Lamegirl

    Hi guys. I’m sorry to hear all your comments and stories about cm flare phones. Actually, I am planning to buy one but as I went through this thread, nakumbinsi ako na d pla mganda kc ang bilis uminit.. thanks a lot for your help.

  • MJohan

    Yung flare 2x ko mabilis dn mag init,,,pero baka normal lng nman..wg lng e over use!

  • MJohan

    MAganda po ung features nung flare 2x…kaso mabilis nga lng uminit.. d tulad nung normal flare ko..medyo mabagal,,pero upgraded na sya s 4.1..kaso dual core lng

  • Ang problema ko lng tlga ee mbilis syang mlowbat me alm ba kaung pwedeng alternative battery pra sa cherry mobile flare 2x ? Ung mtgal mlowbat i need your answers guys mkakatulong kyo ng malaki haha πŸ™‚

  • bhonie

    naka bili na ako ng flare 2x bago ko mabasa itong issue ng flare 2x pangregalo kasi kaya hindi ko na naibalik pero napansin ko nga nung nag-iinstall ako ng mga apps na mabilis xa manginit pero hindi naman mismo yung battery nya yung nainit kasi ng open ko yung likod nya hindi naman mainit yung battery… siguro dahil sa quad core xa at 1ghz RAM nya fasted performer means masmalakas kain ng battery, kaya siguro ganon… alam ko yung umiinit nayon ay yung processor ng flare 2x yun, yung IC or integrated circuit nung unit, natural na umiinit yun pero hindi dapat umabot na tipong nakakapaso na… kapag battery calibrate na abot ng 36 to 37 degrees temp nya.. feature and performance ok! xa yun lang talaga mabilis uminit.. possible na idenisign talaga na nainit yung sa may likod, para maabsorb yung heat na nang gagaling sa loob ng unit.. kaya hindi naaapektohan performance nya…. ok! na to kaya wag manghinayang sa binili.. cm flare ko yung luma buhay parin.. quality naman kaya ok na!!!! haha!!

  • nell

    guys wg kau msyado madismaya ha kc ung flare 2x q 2 months na skin nung una sobra tlga mg init naalala q ung old flare q na dual core gnun din pero makalipas lng ang 1 month umiinit sya pero hndi na k2lad ng dati at wla na lag 98% smooth sya and battery 10hrs life pa e2 mga nka install skin (real racing 3, need for speed most wanted, contrack killer zombies origins, indestructible, bombshell, eternity warriors 1 and 2, zombiewood temple run 2, guns n glory heroes and zombies, dead trigger, zombie, tsunami, asphalt 8 and 7, modern combat 4, call of duty zombies), marami pa aq akong games at app pero as of now smooth tlga sya at sobrang sulit tlga pera q dito now mgpapal8 na aq ng batt kea obserbahan nyo lng sainyo bka ung unit na binili nyo ay me tinatawag bubuyog o (bug)

  • ymar

    Ano po pwedeng gamitin pamalit sa batt ng flare 2x? Salamat…

  • aaaaaaaa

    init lang pala prob.nyo..lahat ng smartphones umiinit …

  • pdel

    hindi poh bah makaka apekto sa processor yung pag init, dba like for computers n dapat may fan for amd processors dahil umiinit ito? ask lng poh sana if ok lng yung pag kainit nya

  • timong

    ganyan din sakin umiinit sa may baba ng camera pero kapag lang nMan nag nenet ako.. pag for texting and music hindi naman.. tsaka pala sa long calls.. mga after 3 minutes iinit na xia sa likod.. i’m looking for a store na nagbebenta po ng battery ng 2x nagpunta kasi ako cherry mobile stall ang sabi nila wala pa daw silang available na model ng battery, pag naka net aq mga 1.5hours lNg wala na akong battery from 99%.. pero wala ako masabi sa screen resolution nya.. maganda talaga and slim body.. a good choice for those people na hindi mahilig kumonek sA net all the time.. πŸ™‚ sa stand by mode naman (doing texting, mp3) umabot naman ng 32 hours araw battery life ko.. not bad for a 4.5k android phone..


    Heat? .. if umiinit ang battery ng cm 2x nyo tanggalin nyo cover sa likod pra sumingaw ung init if hnd pa dn sya mag normal ung temperature nya.. mag install kau ng official killer ng application kc sa dami nag run na application un din ung nag cause ng pag ka madaling malowbat ung CM2x nyo.. then wag nyo din hayaang ma drain battery nyo para sa normal condition prin.. kht bagung bili wag nyu ipa drain stay nyo lang sa normal pag 15% na lang battery charge agad kc once nsa 20-15% na lang battery nyan nag cause pa yan ng mataas na radiation …… un lang.. πŸ™‚ good luck

  • jared

    my flare 2x only flashes white screen and yellow colored line and stuck there. I am suspicious that it’s a virus since i plugged it with my friends computer that has virus on it. what shall i do to restore or reboot my phone since it flashes white screen only?

  • Mark jim plaza

    Mgkano na ngaun ang flare 2x ?

  • dada

    ano bang pwdeng pamalit sa charger ng flare 2X? hirap mghanap sa bangketa eh…..

  • jizy

    subukan ang isang ito 2amgames.com