Cherry Mobile Flare 4, Flare S4 and Flare S4 Plus: Right Specs, Right Price

Cherry Mobile found a hit with the first Flare so it’s only natural for the local phone brand to continue the line that has become known for being a bang-for-buck smartphone.  The Flare always manages to balance price with features and for most users, the Flare phones manage to address all their needs without having to break their piggy banks, so to speak.

Now Cherry Mobile has just updated the Flare with three new variants.  The new phones all run Android, as expected and are priced just right.  The specs are amazing for the price tags and I can see CM, as techies fondly call Cherry Mobile, another bunch of hits in its hands.  Without further ado, the new phones are the Flare 4, the Flare S4 and the Flare S4 Plus.

Cherry Mobile Flare 4, Flare S4 and Flare S4 Plus

Cherry Mobile Flare 4, Flare S4 and Flare S4 Plus

The Cherry Mobile FLARE 4 and FLARE S4

The Cherry Mobile Flare 4 and Flare S4 are both 5-inch phones that are essentially alike in hardware specs and features with the only noticeable difference being the design and finish.  The CM Flare 4 packs more curves and is a bit edgy while the CM Flare S4 has a more premium-looking design and finish.  When specs are compared, the CM Flare 4 and CM Flare S4 is the lower battery capacity of the CM Flare 4 (2,100mAh) compared to the CM Flare S4 (2,200mAh).

Cherry Mobile Flare 4

Cherry Mobile Flare 4

 

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in White Color

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in White Color

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in Gold Color

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 in Gold Color

All the rest of the specs seem to be equal for both the CM Flare 4 and CM Flare S4.  Both Android Lollipop-running phones sport a 5-inch HD IPS display with 2.5D scratch resistant Dragontrail glass reinforcement.  Both also run on 1.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU with Mali-T720 GPU and 2GB of RAM.

Cherry Mobile Flare S4

Cherry Mobile Flare S4

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 in Black Color

The rest of the specs are also similar like the 13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera, 8GB internal storage, dual-SIM functionality and 4G LTE connectivity.  The price of both phones are also identical at Php4,999.  It’s baffling why Cherry Mobile decided to offer two separate devices that practically differ only in design.  The good thing about this is, people have two designs to choose from if a 5-inch Flare is what they decide to buy.

The Cherry Mobile FLARE S4 Plus

The Cherry Mobile FLARE S4 Plus is quite different from the other two Flares.  The CM Flare S4 Plus has a bigger 5.5-inch display with better specs overall, albeit the price is more expensive.   The main specs of the CM Flare S4 Plus are actually comparable with flagship phones from international brands.  For starter, the display of the CM Flare S4 Plus is Full HD with 1080 x 1920 resolution at 401ppi pixel density.  That’s quite startling, although that would translate to a heavier drain on battery juice.

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in Black Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in White Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in White Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in Gold Color

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus in Gold Color

 

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus SIM Trays

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus SIM Trays

Like the other Flares, the CM Flare S4 Plus uses a MediaTek MT6753 chipset and a 1.3GHz octa-core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU.  However, it packs a bigger 3GB of RAM.  Storage is bigger at 16GB.  For photography needs, the CM Flare S4 Plus offers a 16MP rear camera with BSI sensor and LED flash and an 8MP selfie camera.  The CM Flare S4 Plus also has dual-SIM capability and has 4G LTE connectivity.   For all these hardware, the CM Flare S4 Plus relies on the power of a 2,800mAh Battery which could be insufficient for heavy users and is unforetunately non-removable.  The retail price of the CM Flare S4 Plus is Php7,999.

For the complete set of specs of the Cherry Mobile Flare 4, Flare S4 and Flare S4 Plus, please check the list below.

Cherry Mobile Flare 4 Specifications

  • 5.0-inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixel, 294 ppi)
  • 2.5D Scratch Resistant Dragontrail Glass
  • MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB Internal Storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 13 Megapixel autofocus main camera with BSI Sensor and LED Flash
  • 5 Megapixel front Camera with BSI Sensor
  • Dual Micro SIM
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS, FM Radio
  • MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 2,100mAh Battery (Removable)
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • Price in the Philippines Php4,999

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Specifications

  • 5.0-Inch HD IPS Display (720 x 1280 Pixels, 294 ppi)
  • Scratch Resistant 2.5D Dragontrail Glass
  • MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 13 Megapixel autofocus main camera with BSI and LED Flash
  • 5 Megapixel front camera
  • Dual Micro SIM
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio, MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 2,200mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • Price in the Philippines: Php4,999

Cherry Mobile Flare S4 Plus Specifications

  • 5.5-Inch Full HD IPS Display with OGS (1080 x 1920 Pixels, 401 ppi)
  • Scratch Resistant DragonTrail Glass
  • MediaTek MT6753 Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Octa Core 64-bit Cortex-A53 CPU, Mali-T720 GPU
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 16 Megapixel autofocus main camera with BSI Sensor and LED Flash
  • 8 Megapixel front camera
  • 16GB internal storage, expandable via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro + Nano/microSD)
  • 4G LTE, 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot, HotKnot, Bluetooth 4.0, A-GPS, FM Radio
  • USB OTG, MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 2,800mAh battery (Non-removable)
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop OS
  • Price in the Philippines: Php7,999

What do you think about these phones?  Do you find them cheap enough?

If you happen to buy any of the above phones when they become available, write a quick review in the comments section for the benefit of other readers.

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  • Tantantan

    Pwede na to

  • Warren Endino

    saan nakakabili ng 4,999? i want flare s4 anyone?