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Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A2 specs comparison




Recently, the upcoming prices of Cherry Mobile’s newest Flare S7 series surfaced with the Flare S7 Plus having the most “expensive” tag in the family. Let’s take a look at how it fares against the Xiaomi Mi A2, a smartphone with almost the same price. Who will win in this specs comparison? Let’s find out below.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is what I would call a big upgrade from its predecessors. It sports a 6.18-inch 18.5:9 display with 2246 x 1080 resolution, Helio P60 processor, 4GB RAM, 64GB internal storage, 16MP + 5MP dual rear cameras, 16MP + IR front camera, and 3,050mAh battery with fast charging and wireless charging capabilities.

The Xiaomi Mi A2 is the company’s second Android One smartphone to date. It comes with a 5.99-inch 18:9 display with 2160 x 1080 resolution, Snapdragon 660 processor, 4GB/6GB RAM, 64GB/128GB internal storage, 12MP + 20MP dual rear cameras, 20MP front camera, 3,010mAh battery with Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0

Here are their detailed specs:

SpecificationCherry Mobile Flare S7 PlusXiaomi Mi A2
Display6.18-inch 18.5:9 LTPS FHD+ TrueView display @ 2246 x 1080 px, ~403ppi5.99-inch FHD+ LTPS display @ 2160 x 1080px, 403ppi
Glass ProtectionCorning Gorilla Glass 3Corning Gorilla Glass 5
CPUMediaTek Helio P60 2.0GHz octa-coreQualcomm Snapdragon 660 2.2GHz Octa-core processor
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 512
RAM
4GB4/6GB
Storage64GB64/128GB
MicroSDexpandable via microSD card up to 256GB (uses SIM2)Non-expandable
Rear Camera16MP + 5MP BSI rear cameras with LED Flash 12 MP (f/1.75,, 1.25µm) Sony IMX 486 + 20 MP (f/1.75, 1.0µm) Sony IMX 376 dual rear cameras with LED Flash
Front Camera16MP + IR front camera with AI Selfie20 MP (f/1.8, 1.0µm) Sony IMX 376 front camera with HDR
SIMDual-SIM (nano, hybrid)Dual-SIM
LTE4G VoLTE with Band 28 support, Carrier Aggregation4G LTE
WiFiWi-Fi a/b/g/nWiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
BluetoothBluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 5.0
GPSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASSGPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
Biometrics-Fingerprint scanner
-Face Unlock
-Fingerprint Scanner
-Face Unlock
PortUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
OSStock Android (Android 8.1 Oreo)Android One (Android 8.1 Oreo)
Battery3,050mAh battery with fast and wireless charging3,010mAh battery with QC3

Here are the advantages of each:

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus 

  • Slightly larger screen size
  • Slightly larger screen aspect ratio
  • Slightly larger horizontal resolution
  • MicroSD card slot (hybrid)
  • Higher main rear camera resolution
  • Secondary front camera
  • Slightly larger battery capacity
  • Wireless charging support

Xiaomi Mi A2

  • Gorilla Glass 5
  • Higher maximum RAM capacity
  • Higher maximum internal storage capacity
  • Higher secondary camera resolution
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Wi-Fi ac support
  • Bluetooth 5.0

For the display, the Flare S7 Plus wins thanks to its larger screen size, aspect ratio, and resolution. I recommend that users who are fond of watching or streaming videos pick this one. Don’t get me wrong though, the Mi A2 has a decent configuration in this aspect but the former is just better overall.

Performance-wise, the Flare S7 Plus comes with the Helio P60 chipset — the same one that the OPPO F7 and F9 have. The Mi A2, on the other hand, has a Snapdragon 660 chipset which has become the standard for mid-range smartphones nowadays.

In our review of the Mi A2, the AnTuTu score that it yielded was lower than the OPPO F7/F9 which means that the latter is better performing than the former. In the case of the Flare S7 Plus, however, we cannot pre-emptively conclude which one wins since we’ve yet to test its performance out ourselves. Although, if we’re basing it via chipset versus chipset, then the Helio P60 has the edge over the Snapdragon 660.

I always emphasize in my comparisons that higher camera resolutions do not always mean better performance. We gave praise to the Mi A2’s camera performance in our review so you’ll know that it’s worth the purchase. The Flare S7 Plus is a big question mark as its quality is yet to be known. Check our sample photos for the Xiaomi Mi A2 here.

Let’s turn our attention now to the battery. he Flare S7 Plus’ battery capacity is slightly higher than the Mi A2 but it isn’t enough to be a significant difference. We have yet to test the former’s performance so stay tuned. One thing that makes the Flare S7 Plus standout, however, is the support for wireless charging, which is often seen in flagship devices rather than in this price segment.

The Flare S7 Plus is a refreshing pick especially for users who like to watch videos, have more storage (microSD slot), and wireless charging capabilities. As for the Mi A2, it’s good in terms of connectivity (Wi-Fi ac support and Bluetooth 5.0)

The Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus is priced at Php11,999 while the Xiaomi Mi A2 is priced at Php13,990. What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.



Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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2 Responses

  1. Alec says:

    Personally, Specs wise they’re pretty even. Merong wala si Mi A2 na meron si FS7+ and vice versa, but the price though. Expandable pa memory ni FS7+ and may wireless charging na for a mid-range phone.

  2. Stephen Mallari says:

    Im using Mi A2 for quite sometime the performance is beyond your expectation. Multi tasking while playing heavy games and downloading movies is excellent no lag no glitches.

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