Cherry Mobile just outed a new Flare smartphone that is positioned as "with style and substance" but won't hurt anyone's pocket. The Cherry Mobile Flare XL Plus, is the device to look after the next time you visit one of the company's stores nationwide.
The Flare XL Plus is kind of a unique from the current and previous offerings from Cherry Mobile as it sports a muti-faceted design on its back cover, similar to the that of Zenfone Deluxe Editions, which is quite nice to look at and feel. Actually Cherry Mobile calls these back plates "Deluxe Chassis".
Tech-wise, this Flare XL Plus offers a bright and clear and huge 5.5-inch screen size with HD resolution or 1280 x 720 pixel arrangement. An HD resolution on a 5.5" device is actually good and rarely you will notice pixels, at least on most smartphones I have tried so far. However, I am pretty sure it will be the same case here on the Flare XL Plus. Hopefully I can fully verify that when I have a review unit of this phone.
Inside the smartphone is an octa-core processor from MediaTek clocked at 1.4GHz, and this is partnered with a 2GB RAM to ensure lagless multitasking activities. And then for storage purposes there is a 16GB of space right off the bat and this is expandable via microSD card up to another 64GB. The only turn off I see, at least on paper, is that the lack of LTE support. But 3G is there and dual-SIM support which is I think is more than enough to most users for casual internet browsing.
Even the camera section of this phone is very generous as the main shooter is pegged at 13MP while the selfie snapper is at 8MP. Mobile operating system wise, users will be able to enjoy Android 5.1 Lollipop with this one right out of the box. Keeping the lights on is a 2300mAh battery.
Cherry Mobile Flare XL Plus
- 5.5" HD IPS Display
- 1280 x 720 resolution
- 1.4GHz Octa-core MediaTek 6592 processor
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- Supports microSD card up to 64GB
- 13MP rear camera
- 8MP front camera
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
- 2,300mAh battery
The Cherry Mobile Flare XL Plus, according to CM itself, is now available at all of their stores nationwide for a price of just Php3,999. Based on the looks and specs this device carries, it's safe to say that it is already a steal that should be taken advantage of, especially of those people who are on a tight budget but still wants to have a quite powerful smartphone.