OS, UI, Apps
The Cherry Mobile Flare 4 comes pre-installed with the standard Cherry Mobile apps including Cherry Fun Club and Cherry Play. Cherry Mobile also stuffed the device with additional apps such as the BeautyPlus camera app and Pomelo filter app. The preloaded apps consume about 3GB of the internal storage, leaving around 13GB for your personal apps. It’s a plus that the Flare 4 supports both USB OTG and microSD cards up to 32GB for storage expansion. Overall, the Flare 4’s user interface is highly responsive and runs smoothly.
The Flare 4’s 13-megapixel rear camera takes decent photos but sometimes tends to underexpose. Nonetheless, the camera is packed with adequate features to adjust the exposure, white balance, and other settings. The rear camera is also loaded with effects and different shooting modes including Gesture capture that automatically activates the shutter with a V-sign. It even has its own version of ‘Live Photo’, which is basically a 5-second video clip.
The 5-megapixel front camera also features a Gesture capture as well as a Wrinkle Removal and Whitening Tool, allowing users to have more control on the camera when taking selfies.
Here are some photos taken by the Cherry Mobile Flare 4.
Here’s a couple of shots taken from the Flare 4’s front camera.
Performance and Benchmark
The Cherry Mobile Flare 4’s 1.3 GHz 64-bit MediaTek MT6753 Octa Core processor and Mali-T720 GPU plus 2 GB of RAM is more than enough to handle essential everyday apps from social media, photo editing, messaging apps to games. The Flare 4’s powerful processor can even efficiently run graphic intensive games such as Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8. The device handles multitasking very well and delivers a stable performance overall.
Below are the benchmark results.
Antutu – 31263
Quadrant Standard – 20782
Geekbench (Single-Core) – 622
Geekbench (Multi-Core) – 2855
Multicore – 1520
Metal – 1,007
Chrome Browser – 2180