Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus or Flare P1 Plus?

Arnel Uy asks, “Which is better: Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus or Flare P1 Plus?

In this match, we have two Cherry Mobile smartphones with the same Suggested Retail Price (SRP). Let’s find out which device stands out on each aspect. Let’s go!

The Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus has been around just recently. It has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 13MP rear autofocus camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and a 3000mAh battery to power up the device.

The Cherry Mobile Flare P1 Plus is the successor to the Flare P1 dual camera smartphone. It has a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 resolution, a MediaTek MT6737T chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP + 5MP autofocus dual rear camera with LED flash, an 8MP front camera with LED flash, and a 3,000mAh battery to power up the smartphone.

Let us look at their detailed specs.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus Cherry Mobile Flare P1 Plus
Display 5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 720 5.5-inch IPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080
CPU 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6737 1.5GHz Mediatek MTK6737T quad-core
GPU Mali-T720 Mali-T720
Memory -16GB internal storage
-3GB RAM
-16GB internal storage
-2GB RAM
Camera -13MP rear autofocus camera w/ LED Flash
-8MP front-facing camera
-13MP + 5MP Dual autofocus rear cameras w/ LED Flash
-8MP front camera w/ LED flash
Battery 3,000mAh Non-removable battery 3,000mAh Li-Po battery
OS Android 7.0 Nougat Android 7.0 Nougat

Here are their some benchmark scores.

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus Cherry Mobile Flare P1 Plus
Antutu 30254 35,943
Geekbench 578 (Single), 1601 (Multi) 627 (Single), 1609 (Multi)
PCMark 2643 (Work 2.0), 3527 (Work 1.0), 1943 (Storage) 3042 (Work 2.0), 4208 (Work 1.0), 1735 (Storage)
3DMark 108 (Sling Shot Extreme) 175 (Sling Shot Extreme)
Battery Life 9 hours, 6 mins 5 hours, 53 mins

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

Cherry Mobile Desire R7 Plus

+ Larger RAM

+ Longer Battery Life

Cherry Mobile Flare P1 Plus

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Dual rear camera

This battle has different winners on each aspect. Let us look at the overall performance first. For this aspect, the Flare P1 Plus is the winner since its 1.5GHz MTK 6737T provides faster CPU performance than the Desire R7 Plus’s 1.3GHz MTK 6737. Aside from this, the smartphone also has a 1920 x 1080 resolution which is great for watching and gaming.

As for Camera performance, you can check our review of the Desire R7 Plus here and the Flare P1 Plus here to check out our sample photos and videos for both smartphones.

Lastly, in the battery performance aspect, the Desire R7 Plus proves to be the clear winner since this smartphone lasts for 9 hours and 6 mins compared to the Flare P1 Plus’s 5 hours and 53 mins which is considerably short.

Both smartphones have their own poison so choose wisely.

The Desire R7 Plus and Flare P1 Plus are both priced at Php5,999 and is available at Cherry Mobile concept stores and authorized retailers.

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