Cherry Mobile’s Flare Series has opened an affordable and a pop-culture friendly smartphone to the Filipino mobile phone scene. Currently, this smartphone series from a homegrown brand of the Philippines - Cherry mobile, is at its all-time high, all thanks to its Flare S3. Read here to find out why.
|Release Date in Philippines|
|Processor frequency||1.3 GHz|
|Display diagonal||12.7 cm (5")|
|Ports & interfaces|
|USB connector type||Micro-USB|
|Headphone connectivity||3.5 mm|
|SIM card capability||Dual SIM|
|SIM card type||SIM + MicroSIM|
|Wi-Fi standards||IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n|
|2G bands (primary SIM)||850,900,1800,1900 MHz|
|3G bands supported||2100 MHz|
|RAM capacity||1 GB|
|Internal storage capacity||8 GB|
|Compatible memory cards||MicroSD (TransFlash)|
|Maximum memory card size||64 GB|
|Operating system installed||Android|
|Operating system version||4.4|
|Rear camera resolution (numeric)||13 MP|
|Front camera type||Single camera|
|Front camera resolution (numeric)||5 MP|
|Battery capacity||1800 mAh|
|Colour of product||White|
|Subscription type||No subscription|
Despite being one of the most affordable midrange smartphones not just in the Philippines, but even in the entire world, The Flare S3 won’t leave you shortchanged. With a price that’s doesn’t even reach a quarter of what you’re paying for the latest model of Apple’s iPhone, you sure do get a complete feature that’s present in high-end devices. A decent 13Megapixel primary camera and 5MP selfie camera, An Octa-core processor, 8GB internal Memory which is expandable to 32Gb via microSD slot, Dual Sim, FM Radio, and the list goes on. What else could you ask for?
From the design itself, it’s easy to tell that this phone does not aim to grab the spotlight from its competitors, it’s simply aimed to provide a practical smartphone solution to practical users. Its design is not a standout but its thin and lightweight body gives its users a good grip of the phone. Its back cover is made up of faux leather, which was somehow inspired from the Galaxy Note 3. Its back cover can easily be interchanged with different colors; you can buy them separately.
The Flare series just did a major upgrade of their screen, and that is evident on Flare S3. This is one of the areas where flare S3 excels among its local competitors, its 5 inch HD IPS panels boasts perfect sharpness, sunlight legibility is above average as well as its viewing angles. The screen also supports multitouch of up to 5 fingers, giving more way touch response dependent applications and games. For a midrange phone that possesses the price of an entry level phone, its screen is pretty overpowered.
Obviously, this phone does not try to outmatch those in the higher end of the spectrum, however, it doesn’t mean it’s also a push over. With an Octa-core processor and a 1GB worth of RAM, there’s so much that you can do and a limitless number of applications and games you can run without spending without shelling out a lot of money.
Cherry Mobile Flare S3 is a practical choice for the practical consumers, which is what most Filipinos are. If you’re on a tight budget or simply don’t want to spend much on mobile phones, and if you’re just after a phone that you could simply enjoy using than flaunting. The Flare S3 is the phone for you.