P6,999 Cherry Mobile Flare X w/flagship specs revealed

In Phones by Ramon Lopez1 Comment

Cherry Mobile made another huge announcement today with the unveiling of a top-specced Android phone that’s sure to shake up the local tech community. You’re looking at the incredibly powerful and incredibly affordable Cherry Mobile Flare X — which I reckon is the higher-end version of China’s JiaYu S3.

The Flare X is powered by a 64-bit, octa-core MediaTek MT6752 chipset with a whopping 3GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in memory, which you can extend by up to an additional 64GB using a microSD card. The 5.5-inch IPS display sports a resolution of 1080p, amounting to a pixel density of 401 dots per inch.

It’s wrapped in Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection against bumps and scratches, too. Also on deck are all the connectivity options you’d expect from a 2015 flagship, including LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and NFC.

The Cherry Mobile Flare X is priced at P6,999 and is due out in the first week of July. I’m currently using a review unit from Cherry Mobile as my daily driver, and so far my initial impressions are very positive. You only have to look at the spec sheet, really.

The Flare X offers greater value than any other phone I’ve come across, and it has impressed me enough to rank it above the OnePlus One on my value-for-money list.

On paper, the Flare X offers greater value than any other phone I’ve come across — and I’ve played with a ton of phones at various price points. So far it has impressed me enough to rank it above the now-discounted OnePlus One on my value-for-money list.

Stay tuned for my review of Cherry Mobile’s latest — and perhaps greatest — for my verdict.

Cherry Mobile Flare X

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Specs of the Cherry Mobile Flare X (Price: P6,999):
* Dual SIM with LTE support
* 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6752 64-bit, octa-core CPU
* Mali-T760 MP2 GPU
* 16GB internal storage
* microSD card slot (up to 64GB)
* 5.5-inch IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (1,080 x 1,920 resolution)
* 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash
* 5-megapixel front camera
* 3,000mAh battery
* Android 4.4 KitKat

JiaYu S3 (aka Cherry Mobile Flare X) video review from YouTube

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Reviews editor: Ramon "Monch" Lopez has 16 years of professional experience creating and editing content for print and digital publications such as Yahoo. He headed the gadgets-merchandising division of one of the Philippines’ largest retail operators somewhere in between.