Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cherry Mobile Burst: Move Over Flare

If you’ve been dying to get your hands on a Cherry Mobile Flare, I wouldn’t blame you. After all, where else can you get the performance of a Galaxy Nexus at a price of a Galaxy Pocket? Unfortunately, there have been some supply issues with the Flare that have been driving prices up with various dealers, and the phone itself is quite buggy. Too bad there aren’t any decent alternatives from other local phone brands, right? Well, curiously enough, we’ve learned of a number of phones that Cherry Mobile plans to release into the local market pretty soon. The one that catches my attention the most is the Cherry Mobile Burst. Check out the leaked photo below courtesy of Edriangelo Doctolero Paule, a member of a Flare user group that I frequent on Facebook.

Cherry Mobile Burst Leaked Flyer Shot

Edriangelo took this shot from a yet to be released flyer. Here you can see how it compares to the Flare. The Cherry Mobile Burst and Flare both have an SRP of Php3,999 and feature identical specs, such as a 4 inch IPS display, Android 4.0, and 4Gb ROM. However they differ from each other in CPU clock speed. The Flare is clocked at 1.2GHz while the Burst is set to only 1GHz.

In terms of real life usage, the difference should be negligible, but it’s curious that Cherry Mobile would release a phone with similar specs and the same price point. Still, it’s nice that local brand is offering us something new to choose from, especially with the Flare often in short supply. No idea when the Cherry Mobile Burst will be released though. We’ll just have to wait and see. Thanks Edriangelo!

Cherry Mobile Burst Specs as We Know Them

  • 4 inch capacitive IPS display
  • 1GHz dual core Snapdragon CPU
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • 4Gb ROM, expandable up to 32Gb via MicroSD
  • 5mp primary camera with flash, front-facing camera
  • Bluetooth
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • GPS
  • 3G data

About The Author

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.