Thursday, October 24, 2019
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Cherry Mobile Omega X vs Flare S8: Which One to Throw Php4k At?

Cherry Mobile has typically had a great entry level smartphone under the Php4-5k mark every year. This year, they’ve got two! The obvious one is the Flare S8, but the recently announced Omega X is another one to look forward to. And it too is priced at just Php3,999! So what are you getting for the price? Check out the specs below.

Cherry Mobile Omega X Specs

DISPLAYTypeIPS
Size6.2"
Resolution720 x 1520
Aspect Ratio19:9
MultitouchYes
PLATFORMOSPie 9.0
ChipsetMediaTek MT6763V/V
CPU2GHz Octa-core
GPUMali G71 MP2
MEMORYRAM3GB
ROM32GB
Expandable?Yes, up to 128GB
CAMERAPrimary13MP
Secondary8MP
CONNECTIVITYNetworkUp to 4G/LTE
WLANb/g/n
Bluetooth4.2
GPSYes
FM RadioYes
BATTERYmAh2800mAh
MISCColorsCrimson blue, Imperial red, Space black, Iris purple
PricePhp3,999

The Omega X has a lot of great things going for it in addition to its Php4k price tag. For one thing, it has a 6.2 inch HD+ notched display with a resolution of 720 x 1520, giving it a wide aspect ratio of 19:9. It also packs a capable Helio P23 processor to go along with 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage. As for cameras, you’re getting a 13mp rear shooter and an 8mp shooter for selfies.

Interestingly, it shares a lot of similarities with the Flare S8 at the same price tag. On paper, it has the Omega X beat across a few key specs. For example, the Flare S8 has a slightly larger 6.26″ HD+ notched display. It’s also clocked at a higher 2.3GHz whereas the Omega X is clocked at 2GHz. Finally, the Flare S8 has a dual 13+2MP rear camera and 13mp front camera setup.

Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Specs

DISPLAYTypeIPS, 2.5D curved edges
Size6.26-inch
Resolution720 x 1520, 269ppi
PLATFORMOSAndroid 9.0 Pie
ChipsetHelio P23
CPU64-bit 2.3GHz octa-core processor
GPUMali-G71 MP2
MEMORYRAM3GB
ROM32GB
Expandable?Yes, up to 128GB
CAMERAPrimary13 + 2MP
LED flash
Secondary13MP
CONNECTIVITYNetworkUp to 4G LTE
WLANWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2
GPSYes, with A-GPS
USBMicro USB 2.0
BATTERYmAh2800mAh
MISCSensorsFingerprint, face unlock
PricePhp3,999

Despite these seeming advantages, to me, there’s a clear reason for getting one or the other. Being the higher clocked model, the Flare S8 would appeal to those looking to get the most performance for the money. The Omega X on the other hand may appeal to those who prioritize battery life. And the comparison will be quite clear given that both are rated at 2,800mAh.

Of course, there can’t be a real comparison unless I have both and at the moment, I only have the Flare S8. Hopefully, maybe I can get my hands on the Omega X as well. In the meantime, you might look forward to my review of the Flare S8!

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.

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