A couple of years following its predecessor’s release, the Cherry Mobile Selfie Two improves upon the old features for much, much less. Touted the selfie-centric phone, it certainly comes with a more modern design, thanks to its curved glass screen.
Every new purchase of the Flare Selfie Two gets you the following:
- 1 Cherry Mobile Selfie Two Main Unit
- 1 Cherry Mobile Brand AC adapter
- 1 Micro USB Data/Charging Cable
- 1 Cherry Mobile Brand Headphones
Despite the plastic build, the Flare Selfie Two feels solid, not to mention premium, in the hand. Its small display also helps the phone keep a compact footprint. The Flare Selfie Two also features a matte finish, so fingerprints will show up less.
Front and center, the 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display with 282ppi. While it doesn’t boast the sharpest of screens, color reproduction and vibrancy look accurate enough to the unsuspecting eye. Above the screen, the 13MP camera can shoot not just with the bokeh effect, but in Panorama mode.
The on-screen buttons could be one gripe the user could have about the phone’s front panel. Its “chin,” as tech pundits would call it, seems a waste of what could’ve been more screen real estate.
While the left side of the phone is empty, the opposite side holds the textured power and volume buttons.
Up top are the 3.5 mm headphone jack (certainly a plus!) and the micro-USB charging port. The microphone, on the other hand, sits below.
Flipping the phone over, on the back are the 13MP rear camera, LED flash, fingerprint scanner, and speakers. To access the SIM and micro SD slots, simply detach the back plate from the main unit. On the other hand, the battery remains non-removable.
Both of the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie Two’s cameras shoot at up to 13 MP, and host features like Bokeh, Panorama, Mono, Night and Beauty. To shoot in bokeh mode the user needs to move the phone a bit, so it could come out as blurred at times. Given the right gesture, though, selfies taken with the bokeh mode seem as if they were taken with a DSLR.
The rear camera captures photos with accurate color representation, as it tends to give them warmer casts. It does a good job with preserving both shadows and highlights in HDR mode, so the photos look clear without much loss in detail. Sadly, it can only take 720p videos that don’t look as vibrant, but that’s not what most users would buy this for, anyway.
Out of the box, the Flare Selfie Two features stock Android 7.0 Nougat – something fans of Android would surely appreciate. Much like Cherry Mobile’s other smartphones, it also comes with pre-installed apps. For the power user, Nougat’s multitasking and split-screen features would prove to be a lifesaver.
For the price difference alone (Php 4,999 vs Php 9,999), the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie Two definitely outshine its predecessor. Its bevy of selfie camera features also sets it apart, not to mention the stock Android experience it provides.