Chery Mobile Flare Specifications and Price

Cherry Mobile Flare: Budget Android Phone for Just P3,999

Chery Mobile Flare Specifications and Price

Update: Cherry Mobile just posted that the Flare will be going on a limited release sale on November 17 at SM North Edsa and Robinsons Place Manila. First 50 buyers will get freebies along with their purchases. Sadly, I won’t be able to make it since I’ll be in Laguna at that time. TUNGUNUNG YUN

There comes a time when we should be satisfied with what we have. I upgraded my secondary phone from a MyPhone A818 to a Cherry Mobile W100 about a month ago because it had a faster 1GHz CPU and 512Mb of RAM while actually costing less. It seemed like such a good decision at the time too. Of course, Cherry Mobile then had to unveil the Cherry Mobile Flare: a dual core Android smartphone with a 4 inch IPS screen, 512Mb of RAM and Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0 out of the box. How much? P3,999. Crap. This is the smartphone I should have gotten. By just adding P500 to the price of the W100, you get a dual core 1.2GHz CPU instead of single core 1GHz chip, a screen that’s bigger by half an inch and has a better resolution, 4Gb of internal storage instead of just 512Mb, and finally, a better 5mp rear-facing camera instead of the 3mp snapper that’s on the W100. That’s a whole lot more performance and functionality just by adding P500.

And it isn’t like it makes many compromises either. For example, the MyPhone A878 is another affordable dual core phone with a slightly bigger 4.3″ screen that sells for P6,999. It’s a pretty awesome phone in its own right,but it isn’t capable of 3G data or even a front-facing camera for video calls. These are the sort of shortcomings that often plague most budget smartphones. However, not with the Cherry Mobile Flare. In terms of specs, the Flare makes absolutely no compromises, often exceeding the specifications of other phones that are typically priced twice as much. Not only does it have an excellent base configuration of when it comes to the OS, CPU, RAM and internal storage, but it also covers everything you would want from a smartphone: Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS and support for 3G data.

Of course, there has to be some compromises, and there probably are. When I first opened up the W100 for testing before eventually buying it, it felt like a toy in my hands because it was made from such light plastic. I doubt the Cherry Mobile Flare will be any different, but for P3,999, I wouldn’t care that much about using cheaper materials so long as it’s solidly put together. Too bad I won’t be able to buy it and review it or else my girlfriend will kill me.. *sigh 🙁

Update: I bought the Cherry Mobile Flare! Check it out here!


  • Chipset: 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon Dual Core
  • Camera: 5 MP (Main), VGA (Front)
  • SIM Slot: Dual SIM
  • Screen Type: IPS Capacitive
  • Screen Size: 4.0 Inches
  • Navigation: Touchscreen
  • Dimensions: 123 mm x 62.5 mm x 11.8 mm
  • ROM: 4GB
  • RAM: 512MB
  • Slot: Up to 32GB microSD
  • Data: 3G/HSDPA, 2G/EDGE/GPRS
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with aGPS
  • Platform/OS: Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Color: Black
  • Price: Php3,999


53 responses to “Cherry Mobile Flare: Budget Android Phone for Just P3,999”

  1. […] For just an additional Php500, you can get the Cherry Mobile Flare with 1.2GHz CPU, 512Mb RAM and a 4″ IPS […]

  2. michael campos Avatar
    michael campos

    release na po ba to sa mga cherry mobile kiosks?

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      sa ibang kiosks pa lang po. ang alam ko, meron na sa sm north.

      1. Dee Pangilinan Avatar

        ANg hirap makakita ng Cherry Mobile lately!! Sana nga po meron sa SM North. I’m really seriously considering switching to Cherry Mobile after reading your reviews. Thanks so much for all the info!

      2. John Avatar

        Release na po ba yan sa SMbacolod ?

  3. Pao Avatar

    hahaha.. doms wont kill you man. Review mona!! review review review!!

  4. Jerome Cabrera Avatar

    Yun oh! Sana may full Review na din soon mula sa MobileTechPinoy! Thumbs up!

  5. […] Cherry Mobile launched two of the hottest new Android smartphones in the Philippine market. The Cherry Mobile Flare is likely to be more appealing to the masses because you get a dual core CPU and 4 inch IPS screen […]

  6. cho Avatar

    Sana nga bigyan ka nila ng review unit kasi astig yung mga reviews mo especially sa w100.lageng may updates.keep it up bro 🙂

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Thanks for the great feedback! Nakakataba ng puso, hehe. Don’t forget to check out din at may mga posts din ako dun. Many thanks ulit 😀

  7. leonard Avatar

    Sa sm north po meron na? Sa po ung sure na meron na po nyan almost 3wks ko na po plan na bumili kaso mid nov p daw po labas sabi sa ibang net reviews

  8. leonard Avatar

    Pls help po kung san na po meron. Thanks po. I rly apprciate.

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Hi, po. Mahirap po magsabi kung saan meron kasi mabilis din mag out of stock. Kung gusto niyo po, try niyo yung Hindi pa available yung Flare sa kanila, pero meron na silang Titan on-hand. Baka i-offer din nila ang Flare shortly.

    2. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Hi again. I asked some Cherry Mobile Stalls just yesterday, they said 2nd week of November. Next week na yun closer to payday.

  9. leonard Avatar

    Thanks po! :] later po send ko additional specs once n mkbli.

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Thank you, thank you. Good luck sa pagbili, hehe 🙂

  10. Roy Avatar

    may usb thethering po ba ito? balak ko pong gamiting modem pero gusto ko thru usb cable kasi ayoko wifi sharing para less battery consumption on both cp and laptop.

  11. Pete Knight Avatar
    Pete Knight

    i have been shopping (looking in the local mall and reading the blogs) for a decent Pinoy smartphone around the Php5000 pricepoint. Lots of interesting stuff out there, and i REALLY wanted something for electronic stimulation while spending all of Nov 1 in the cemetary.
    Saw the CM W100 at the Cherry kiosk, and ater your review had decided “this is my phone!”
    Then the day i was going to buy it, i saw the review for the Flare. Decided that i didn’t want to wait, so went to get the W100, but God decided it was not a good day to buy a cell phone.
    i’ll be picking up a Flare as soon as they hit the stores, and would be willing to share a Review if you like.
    Have a good day, pete

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Good thing you passed on the W100. I think the Flare is a good buy, and if you beat me to it, I’ll be happy to hear some feedback from you 🙂

  12. perryhugo Avatar

    2-pt touch nga lang ba ang flare?

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      I’ve read some early reviews. Ang sabi nila, 2pt touch nga lang.

  13. mariya s fajarito Avatar
    mariya s fajarito

    wala bng radio ang flare???please answer…tanx …*)

  14. mariyasfajarito Avatar

    wala pu bng radio ang flare…???

  15. vinzmendoza Avatar

    aw sir ganun din ako, kakabili ko lng ng w100 kc nga sya ang pinaka-mura na malapit sa htc desire v ang specs. un kc habol ko dual sim w/ front cam at 1ghz procie. problema lng phone memory ang baba, kya naghagilap ako sa net kung pano i-root. nk-ilang oras din ako kkhanap ng instructions. nung n-root na 2wang-2wa ako tpos after ilang weeks lalabas n ang flare… %#$@^! tpos gnun ung specs P500 lng difference

    1. mobiletechpinoy Avatar

      Haha. I heard nasa Php3,299 nalang ang W100, although not sure. Still, 700 lang difference, hehe.

  16. christian Avatar

    ilang maH po battery ng flare??

  17. […] it will only be available at SM City North Edsa and Robinsons Place Manila for the time being. The Cherry Mobile Flare goes for and will officially go on sale starting 1PM and will continue until stocks last. The first […]

  18. […] If this sale goes live, it makes perfect sense, since there’s no way you can justify selling the Cherry Mobile Magnum 2X higher than the Flare. Sure, you can argue that the Magnum 2X is made from better quality components, such as Gorilla Glass and an Nvidia Tegra 2 chip. However, people will still prefer the updated OS (ICS vs Gingerbread) and specifications of the Cherry Mobile Flare. […]

  19. […] to a Cherry Mobile kiosk as soon as the malls opened their doors. Alas, they announced that the Cherry Mobile Flare would be released on Saturday at Robinsons Place Manila and SM North Edsa at 1pm. I was going to be […]

  20. […] with the same resolution and at Php2,999, it looks to be a more affordable alternative to the Cherry Mobile Flare. You guys can check out more pics and information over at […]

  21. mikedc Avatar

    based on everyone comments, I think I’m gonna buy Cherry mobile flare for my wife. 🙂 Price is good, spec is good, no worries. Just one question para sa mga meron nang flare.. how about it’s durability?


    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      Hi, I have a full review on, which I also write for. It’s a little wordy, but it should answer all your questions. Check it out here 🙂

  22. john Avatar

    is cherry mobile w100 li-Ion buttery are they the same to nokia 5800 xpressmusic because 5800

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      Sorry, but I don’t know the answer to that.

  23. john Avatar

    i wanna buy cherry mobile flare but how many days before it shutdown?even using musicplayer,text,games,and so on

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      The Android OS is known for draining your battery quickly. The Flare will last for about 17 hours on 30 mins 3G, 6hours WiFi and the rest on normal usage for things like calling and texting. You can check out my full review of the Cherry Mobile Flare on NoypiGeeks here:

  24. Franz Avatar

    pano po ba ang gprs settings ng flare?? kc naka activate nmn ang GPRS ko pero di pa rin ako makapasok sa sun browser na promo nila fb10, need ko po daw configuration sa GPRS pls reply sir

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      Wala po akong experience sa Sun and Smart eh. Nagka problem din ako sa gnyan dati with Globe, and ang ginawa ko lang is sinelect ko yung tamang APN profile sa Settings > More > Mobile Networks > Access Point Names ata.

  25. Zain Morato Avatar
    Zain Morato

    Bakut ganun dito Price nyan 5k hays tas la pa haos stocks anu ba naman yan naka lagay sa web nila 3,999 tas di naman pla tumataas ang price pag daming benta lol…..

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      Mainis ka sa mga dealers. Kakabili ko lang the other day ng 3,999 lang sa SM Syberzone Cubao, pero madame din akong nababalita na 4.5k-5k ang benta. Okay sana kung may bundled jelly case or back case, kaso yung iba, walang nakabundle. Sa Starmall, 5k daw. Sus. Kung pwede lang ireport ang ganyan.

  26. juandelacruz Avatar

    Wala bang pwedeng pagcomplainan about sa increase ng Flare price ng mga CM Kiosks or rights nila yun? Kaya nga may SRP di ba? Di ba pwede sa DTI or sa Admin mismo ng malls kung saan sila nakapwesto?

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      Cherry Mobile can reach out to these dealers, but really, I think that’s all they can do 🙁

  27. johnrei Avatar

    totoo po bang hindi gumagana ang temple run sa flare?

    1. JM Balicano Avatar

      hindi po totoo. yun nga lang, may G-sensor issue na tagilid ang character. may software update ang Cherry Mobile na pwedeng ipa-update sa service centers nila. pwede din hintayin ang OTA (over the air) update this month day para nde na kailangan pmunta ng SC

  28. marlo Avatar

    are they still selling this phone to the market, sobrang limited ksi, other retailers/dealers are over pricing these phones, my cousin bought his phone for P4,500… people are taking advantage of the fact that people are looking for this phone. san pa ba meron matinong bilihan nito?

  29. REY Avatar

    May I know if FLARE
    is a QUAD BAND or TRI-BAND?

  30. julie ann Avatar
    julie ann

    pano po ba magvideo call or Skype?? thanks..kasi nung nag Skype ako voice call alng po..

    1. Yaj Yagnatacam Nagali Avatar
      Yaj Yagnatacam Nagali

      enable mo lang ung video call… nasa settings ng skype

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