Last year’s Cherry Mobile Flame gets a major hardware upgrade in the form the just recently announced Flame 2.0. From a dual-core processor with 512MB RAM and Android ICS, it now has a quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and Android Jellybean. Check out our first impressions after the break.
In the looks department, the Flame 2.0 is something that won’t immediately catch your attention due to its low-keyed design. It sports a black rectangular body with slight curves at the top and bottom. The sides are covered by a silver band with a brushed finish while the removable plastic backplate has a pearly gloss to it.
Overall, the Flame 2.0 is nicely built. It’s easy to hold, with a decent amount of heft and thin enough to easily slide in and out of your pockets. Even with its simple design, the Flame 2.0 exudes some sort of elegance. Actually, if you look at it at a certain angle it kind of reminds you a bit of the iPhone 4.
We managed to do some benchmarks on the Flame 2.0 using AnTuTu, Quadrant Standard, NenaMark2 and Vellamo. AnTutu gave it a score of 10,819. Quadrant scored it at 4,602. NenaMark2 gauged the Adreno 203 GPU at 38.2fps, while Vellamo gave it a score of 1,297 on HTML5 and 344 on Metal.
We tried playing a few games on the Flame 2.0 one of which is Temple Run 2 set in its best graphic quality. Watch our hands on video below:
Cherry Mobile Flame 2.0 specs:
4.5″ qHD (540×960) capacitive display, 245ppi, OGS technology
1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon S4 processor
Adreno 203 GPU
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p HD video recording @ 30fps
VGA front camera
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
FM Radio, Bluetooth with A2DP
Li-Ion 1,600mAh Battery
134.6 x 66 x 9.3mm
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
The Cherry Mobile Flame 2.0 has a price tag of Php6,999. Now if you think the 1,600mAh battery is a downer, Cherry Mobile will be giving out a free power bank when you purchase a Flame 2.0 until May 31, 2013. Check back on us in the coming weeks for a full review.