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May 08, 2014

Cherry Mobile outs Flare S2, Sony IMX179 sensor in tow

Cherry Mobile has recently announced the latest addition to the famous Flare family, the CM Flare S2 which is touted to provide better images courtesy of the Sony IMX179 image sensor; the same sensor that powers the Google Nexus 5’s 8MP rear camera.

cherry mobile flare s2

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 specs:
4.5-inch FWVGA IPS display, 217ppi
1.3GHz quad-core CPU (presumably MT6582M)
1GB RAM
4GB internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
8MP autofocus rear camera w/ 2 LED flashes
Sony IMX179 image sensor
2 megapixel front camera
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
HSPA+, 3G
WiFi
Bluetooth 4.0
Android 4.2 Jellybean

Judging by its specs sheet, we won’t be surprised if the new CM Flare S2 will be priced the same as its predecessor (Cherry Mobile Flare S) which retailed for Php4,499. The only question now is will Cherry Mobile equip their upcoming handset with a more decent battery or will they make the same mistake of putting a lackluster 1,400mAh battery pack to keep the SRP down? What do you guys think?

Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Quick Review

23 Responses to “Cherry Mobile outs Flare S2, Sony IMX179 sensor in tow”

  1. Zobel says:

    Walang kwenta ang Sony cam kung di mo rin lang mare-review sa kahit qHD man lang sana.

  2. caloy says:

    it’s worth noting that one of the weakest points of nexus 5 is the camera

  3. awts says:

    ito yung sinasabi nila na may celphone kana may plantsa kapa

  4. CeaseToExist says:

    Php4,699 po ang price at 1800mAh ang batt..

  5. masamune says:

    Haters gonna hate..

  6. Easy E says:

    Good camera = Good hardware + Good software. Yung sa nexus 5, its about a software issue, and they fixed it already. Sana maganda ang camera nito. Ok na rin ang spec. Ihanda lang ang powerbanks.

  7. hater says:

    dalawa camera niyan? di man lang tapat yung image sensor sa mismong camera … uggghhhh

  8. MrPhabletBulacan says:

    Really? why would i not give the extra 300 and get the way better Myphone Rio or CM Omega Spectrum (2nd choice only)? If 300 is such a big deal bili na lang slightly used Rio, my friend bought used and he is happy with it, he still favors Omega HD 2.0 though saying it has slightly better performance (owned by his wife)…..

    • primer5 says:

      Because Cherry Mobile Flare S2 produces more natural colors because of its camera, battery life is longer than MyPhone although this phone only have 1800mah battery capacity because of its smaller screen and resolution, and this Cherry Mobile Flare S2 has better display because it uses On-Cell Technology or OGS. :)

  9. x2pher says:

    hahaha haters so dami..eto OEM ng Flare s2.. kayo na mg husga kung maganda bah camera :P

  10. What does the Fox says:

    RIO vs Flare s2..sa Flare s2 ako..camera, specs, price, design..swak! :v

  11. engrfrog says:

    i f**in love the sample video.. wow. un kaya talaga ilalagay sa flare s2?

  12. dom says:

    yan ba yung sample video sa xolo Q700s ganda naman ng HD :D parang e2 na papalit sa Flare ko lol hehe..

  13. iKuy says:

    Maganda po sya sa gaming , at Camera! :D
    Battery Friendly pa! :P
    haters gonna hate!

    S2 USER here ;)

  14. ???? ?? says:

    ????20L????????????????15L?????????G??????2?????MP4?????8GB??????

  15. Denise Anne says:

    mas maganda po ba to’ compare to omega spectrum ? d po kase aq makapagdecide kung anung phone bibilhin ko ehhh kung s2, rio, or omega spectrum

    • Zobel says:

      Okay sana tong S2 kaso hindi HD. 500 lang diperensya ng Spectrum so get that. Dragontrail/gorilla glass pa. Avoid the Rio kasi plastic ang screen.

    • primer5 says:

      Physical looks at dragontrail glass lang po ang maganda sa omega spectrum. HD nga, lag naman, edi wala rin kwenta. Mas maganda ang FS2 kasi kahit FWVGA lang siya, IPS OGS naman ang display kaya sobrang liwanag at malinaw parin. Ang lamang ng FS2 laban sa Spectrum is OGS Display, BSI Rear Camera, CPU, GPU, at mas matagal malow batt ang FS2. Ang lamang naman ng Spectrum laban sa FS2, HD screen at dragontrail glass. Pero sinabi ko naman kanina, LAG ang Spectrum kaya useless ang HD display sakanya. :)

  16. primer5 says:

    Cherry Mobile Flare S2 Technical Specifications:

    >1.3 GHz Quadcore MediaTek MT6582M Processor
    >Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
    >4.5 inch FWVGA IPS OGS Display (218ppi)
    >Mali 400 MP2 GPU at 416 MHz
    >8MP Autofocus BSI Main Camera with Dual Led Flash (SONY IMX 179 Main Camera Sensor; 2.0 Aperture)
    >2MP Front Camera
    >1GB RAM, 4GB ROM
    >DUAL SIM/ DUAL STANDBY
    >3G(HSPA+),EDGE and GPRS Network
    >WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
    >Bluetooth 4.0
    >GPS with A-GPS
    >FM Radio
    >Micro USB
    >Accelerometer
    >Ambient Light Sensor
    >Proximity Sensor
    >Dimensions: 136 x 64.6 x 8.9 mm
    >1,800 mAh Battery

    No NFC Connectivity
    OTG not supported
    No LED for Notifications
    5-Point MultiTouch
    SRP 4,699PHP

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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