The Flare S7 series was a promising reboot for Cherry Mobile’s famous budget-minded smartphone lineup. Interestingly, they decided to come out with 2 variants: 2GB and 3GB models. While the 2GB RAM variant is just Php4,599, by adding just a few more hundred pesos, you can get the 3GB model for just Php4,999! Is there any real benefit to having 3GB RAM on an entry level phone like this though? Find out soon by staying tuned for the upcoming full review. In the meantime, here are some scores from my favorite benchmarking apps.
The scores are to be expected for an entry-level device. I also ran the Flare S7 against some gaming and GPU benchmarks. Let’s see how it fares.
From experience, achieving at least a 13fps in GFXBench’s T-Rex benchmark would result in average-yet-serviceable performance in casual games, but the Flare S7 misses that mark. It’s far from a world breaker, and it’s definitely not a gaming phone. So who is this phone for then? Find out soon in my full review!
Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Specs
|Resolution||720 x 1440|
|PLATFORM||OS||Android 8.1 Oreo|
|CPU||1.3GHz quad-core ARM Cortex-A53|
|CAMERA||Primary||13mp + 2mp|
|Secondary||13mp + 2mp|
|CONNECTIVITY||Network||Up to 4G/LTE|
|Body||150.3 x 72 x 9.2mm|
|2x nano SIM|
|Price||2GB / 16GB : Php4,599|
|3GB / 16GB : Php4,999|