It’s been more than a month since Cherry Mobile first revealed the P3 Series running Android Go to a small group of select bloggers. Now, these affordable smartphones, all equipped with elegant designs, 18:9 TrueView displays, and running Android Oreo Go out of the box will finally be making their way to the market right in time for Cherry Mobile Festival 2018.
Cherry Mobile Flare P3 Lite
The P3 Lite is the smallest of the trio, packing a 5 inch TrueView display to go along with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage. This compact Android Go device is great for mobility and an on-the-go lifestyle. You also get extra security thanks to a fingerprint scanner on the back. Finally, you can snap decent photos with its 8mp rear camera and 5mp front camera. Price: Php2,999
Cherry Mobile Flare P3
If you’re looking for entertainment on the go, the P3 packs a 5.5″ TrueView display for enhanced viewing. While it too comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB of storage typical of Android Go smartphones, it offers a better 13mp BSI camera and 5mp camera. In addition to a fingerprint scanner on the back, it also offers USB OTG capability. Price: Php3,799
Cherry Mobile P3 Plus
Finally, you have the trendy P3 Plus with its large 6″ HD+ TrueView display. Despite its modest 1GB RAM and 8GB storage, it can take decent photos with its 13mp BSI rear camera and 8mp front camera. And like its siblings, it too comes with a fingerprint scanner mounted on the back. Price: Php4,499
The Power of Android Oreo Go
In the past, entry-level Android smartphones with 1GB RAM or less could be considered more as feature phones than smartphones due to the limitations of the hardware. Often, manufacturers would have to choose outdated versions of Android to free up enough space for apps. However, thanks to Android Go, there’s now a lightweight option of the most current version of Android, making these entry-level smartphones even more bang-for-buck options.