Thursday, April 19, 2018

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 Unveiled: 5 Inch HD Handset with Entry-level Pricing

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2

I’ve never been a fan of sub-HD screens, so it’s nice to see that more and more entry level handsets are coming out with sharper screens. Today’s latest example is the Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2, a 5 inch HD handset with a quad core processor, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. The best part? Probably that Php2,999 sticker price.

Unfortunately, the Flare HD 2 doesn’t come with support for 4G/LTE, but it does come with mostly everything else you would need on a proper smartphone. There’s a reasonably sharp 8mp shooter on the back to go with the 5mp selfie camera in front. It also only runs Lollipop 5.1 out of the box with 2,000mAh of juice to power it. Sure, it’s hard to complain about a Php3k smartphone with decent specs, but it would have been nice if it ran Marshmallow 6.0 instead.

Cherry Mobile Flare HD 2 Specs

  • 5″ HD IPS display (720 x 1280 resolution, 294ppi)
  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6580 quad core processor
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 8mp autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 5mp front camera
  • 3.75G/HSPA+, dual SIM (1x micro, 1x mini)
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Micro USB 2.0 port
  • FM radio
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • Price: Php2,999

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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.