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Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 officially launched




Cherry Mobile has officially launched today the successor to last year’s ultra affordable Flare in the form of the quad-core-packing Jellybean-powered Flare 2.0.

cm flare 2

The CM Flare 2.0 sports a 4-inch WVGA display, a 5 megapixel camera, VGA front-facing, and 4GB of internal storage with microSD card support. Powering the device is a Qualcomm quad-core CPU, 512MB RAM and a 1,550mAh battery.

cm flare 2_ps

Cherry Mobile Flare 2.0 specs:
4″ WVGA (480 x 800) 3-point touch screen LCD, 233ppi
1.2GHz Qualcomm 8225Q quad-core CPU
Adreno 203 GPU
512MB RAM
5 megapixel AF camera w/ dual-LED flash
VGA front-facing
3G, WiFi, GPS, Bluetooth
dual-SIM
4GB of internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
1,550mAh battery
Android 4.1.2 Jellybean
Black and White

We first wrote about the Flare 2.0 back in May when Cherry Mobile Thailand showcased its specs on their webpage along with the Burst 2.0, Thunder 2.0, and Blaze 2.0.

cm flare 2_rear

The Flare 2.0 has an SRP of Php3,999 and will be available in SM North EDSA tomorrow at 1 pm.



This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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86 Responses

  1. abuzalzal says:

    I don’t care how cheap it is but everybody should avoid the Adreno 203+ 512 mb RAM combo…parang imburnal tong kumbinasyon na ‘to

    • bajigjig says:

      Couldn’t agree more! NBA lags like hell with this one.

    • ewe says:

      ano pa ba namang aasahan sa mga specs na ganyan? android ang OS eh. kailangan pa bang imemorize yan?! matic na syempre yun! para ka namang bago ng bago eh!!

      pag siguro 8gb na ang ram at 16 cores na ang processor nyan, baka sakaling di na laggy.

      baka lang ha! di pa yun sure!! LOL!

  2. AA says:

    Basta android dapat at least 1GB RAM. Mapipikon ka lang sa lag pag ganyan.

    • Anthony says:

      Di naman po lahat ng Android ay kelangan ng 1GB RAM. for example, ung MP a848i… smooth po ganoon ko kahit half gig lang RAM nun… baka po ibig sabihin niyo ay kapag JB 4.1??? dun ang alam kong medyo magla-lag na eh. pero… same siguro tayo ng saloobin. di ko rin to bibilhin eh… brand palang :P plus ung specs niya.. talo ka sa Adreno 203 at kahit quad-core ung, Cortex A5 lang un eh. mas mabilis pa rin ang dual-core Krait (Snapdragon S4 Plus/Pro)

    • abuzalzal says:

      Tolerable ‘to sa mga senior citizen …call, text, e-mail you know, when used as a basic *phone* O.o

    • jupao11 says:

      Guyz, P3999 lng ang flare 2.0. Garapal naman qng tataasan p ang specs. Quadcore n nga eh. Ngrereklamo p.

  3. flare 2.0 says:

    It’s a crap specs if your a hardcore gamer. But a good back up phone for calls, text and music. The only difference I see from Flare 1.0 is the quadcore processor and the 3 point touch. Is there anything else?

    • someone says:

      Dual LED, 3 soft keys instead of 4, and option for an all white model.

      It’s still a good buy if you only have 4k to spare.

    • rawr says:

      Hardcore gamer opting to buy a 4k phone? This phone is clearly aimed for regular users not those app hungry users. So Don’t bash the phone as it’s not for gaming. It’s a solid phone for it’s price point, so it’s still a good option.

    • Pan says:

      Hardcore gamers don’t play hard core games in mobile devices!

    • Name: says:

      paenglish english ka pa tanga ka naman :3

      magkaiba ang your sa you’re learn the difference baka!

      besides wala naman nagpipilit sayo na bumili nito why the hell you need to tell us its a crap one? duh

    • yify says:

      nakakatuwa at tawag sa mga mobie gamers ngayon ay “hardcore” lmao, buy a console if you’re really are a “hardcore gamer” or better yet, buy a PC!!

    • yify says:

      nakakatuwa at tawag sa mga mobie gamers ngayon ay “hardcore” lmao, buy a console if you’re really a “hardcore gamer” or better yet, buy a PC!!

  4. flare says:

    i know this should be a budget phone. but at least give it a 1gb ram

  5. wew says:

    maybe enough for gradeschool students pero hindi gagamitin panglaro…

  6. boboy says:

    ampota… 4k lang yan, wag na kayo maghanap ng ibang features sa ganayang halaga. potaenang mga pilipinong reklamador

    • Andrew says:

      Hahaha! Very well said bro, sana maalis na itong ganitong thingking nang pilipino na puro reklamo.

      Cherry mobile is for the Masses market and not the high-end users.

      Wala ata ibang phone na mas mataas ang specs sa price point na 3,999 pesos na pwede icompare dito.

      We should thank cherrymobile for bringing decent mobile hardware at an affordable price.

  7. chacha says:

    buti pa myphone A848i dito, same price lng pero mas mataas ang battery, 1800 mah, un nga lng dual core nga lng. aanhin mo un quad core na kapos un battery. parang maging kakambal nito un powerbank nyan.

  8. pangmodel says:

    Pwede to pangharabas. Pwede na pang wifi sa waiting shed.

  9. Sonofa says:

    konti nalang ascend g525 na…
    malayo ba speed nito sa ascend?

  10. amer shhene says:

    Kelan ba to magkaka available dito sa cagayn de oro?

  11. Al says:

    For basic usage pwede na tong phone. San ka ba naman makakita ng 4k na quad-core phone.

    • abuzalzal says:

      Quad core don’t mean shyt kung bino-bottleneck ng maliit na RAM

      A dual core cpu + 1 gig RAM would’ve been ideal, pero since marketing BS ang pina-iral, they opted to bump the cpu without increasing the RAM, which is pretty pointless

  12. CopyCatDroid says:

    Ang daming ANDROID devices na basura na binebenta sa market ngayon ! Isa na ito. Basura talaga yang ANDROID na yan.

    • AndroidFan says:

      Alam mo ba pinagsasabi mo ha? FYI, Android ang OS ng VERTU. Alam mo ba ganu kamahal ang vertu? at ito ang only masabing luxury phone? May two vertu ako, does that mean basura kami na may vertu at basura ang android? Or ikaw ang basura dahil utak squatter ka walang alam!

    • Fred says:

      Gawa ka ng sarili mong OS bago mo sabihin na basura ANDROID. isip2 din. pumunta ka sa page na 2 para siraan android. uh – nice one ? -.-

    • wtfjr says:

      Mas basura ka! Blah blah blah blah! Basura ka basura! Basuraa! At basura paren hahahaha! Blah blah! BASURA! Haha

    • bajigjig says:

      Sus laos na kasi yang iOS mo kaya bitter ka na.

    • android_king says:

      Hindi ka lang pala bobo…gago pa..
      Open source yung Android papaano mo sabihin basura.Wag mo sabihin dika nanonood ng Youtube o gamit ng Gmail at nagsesearch Gooooogle o Google Map.

    • wew says:

      natawa ako dun sa comment ni @AndroidFan as if naman maniniwala kaming lahat na may vertu ka at dalawa pa,hahahaha!

    • Johnny says:

      Wow, good for you Androidfan, naka vertu ka, dalawa pa, buti kapa noh? Nakakahiya pero I drive my own BMW X6 and a Merc slk to school eh pero phone ko Lumia 520 lang ayaw kasi ako bilhan ng vertu eh mahal daw sabi ng parents ko, la eh poor lang kame. Buti kapa noh? Hahaha. Gosh. Oh and Copycat? Go fuck yourself, karamihan nman kasi ng iphone user ay feelers eh, Iphone nowadays are only bought for looks, para lang masabihang uy yomon naman naka ihpone :> o kaya any top of the line phones, hampas ko sa inyo 3210 ko eh :> inyo na yang mga ihpone niyo, kesa bumili pako’t masama pako sa mga feelers na nagcocommute pauwi hawak ang iphone :”>

    • ruel rodriguez says:

      Ayaw ko sana patulan, but nakakatawa ang, mga trying hard at social climber dito. Ano ngayun kung may dalawang vertu si androidfan, kung kya nia so what.inggit ka lang weh. Ngayon un nman ngyabang na x6 at at slk daw di umano ang sasakyan nia pagpunta school hahah dream on bka vios lang kaya ng parents mo hahah. Hoy ang true ma mayayaman ang sasakyan ay simple lang but isang warehouse naman ang paradahan namin. Am sure poor kau at hulugan ang vios mo. Sge post mo dito ang plate number mo at ipost ko sino ka. O ayan name ko.

    • wew says:

      @ruel rodriguez actually mas kapanipaniwala pa ung nakax6…pero malay naten gawagawa din nya yan eh ung nagsabeng nakavertu daw kapal haha s3 mini nga di pa nya ata afford eh

    • Johnny says:

      @ruel, I don’t give a fuck B) mostly pa nmn ng inaaccuse natin sa iba eh reflections lang ng sarili natin kaya I’ll leave that to you nang ma gets mo. Oh and even if I buy cheap phones, atleast galing lang sa baon ko, di tulad ng karamihan na basta lng maka high end phone, mabili ng installment. :> bakit, sobrang gara naba ng X6 at SLK sayo? LMAO. Not sure bakit yung post ko napansin niya, as if nmn na naglagay ako ng “wui mayaman ako” lol, if you didn’t get the vibe of my comment GTFO, di ko na sasabhing “poor” ka, nakaka baba ng pagkatao sa side ko, I already have the things most people dream of, and I won’t take it for granted. So wala kang mabaasang trashtalk mula sakin :>

  13. silent b0bjay says:

    chillax lang mga dre! eto puff and pass

  14. ciom says:

    daming mka myphone nga ng comment

  15. Name: says:

    bili ako nito

  16. mackro says:

    I stopped reading when I saw “512MB RAM”. Man, 512MB RAM and Android Jellybean is a sure ingredient for disaster.

  17. mark says:

    para naman tanga yung iba dito. bibili ng murang cellphone tapos mag-eexpect ng kung anu-ano.

    para kang bumili ng netbook tapos magrereklamo bakit hindi makapaglaro ng 3D intensive games.

    Hindi naman advertised na pang gaming yan.

    Tama lang yang 512MB na RAM. Bukod sa games, anong app pa ba malakas sa resources?

    Kung gusto niyo maglaro bumili kayo ng mas maganda dyan.

    • tanduay rhumble says:

      Having an Android Jellybean smartphone running at 512MB RAM is like getting yourself lobotomized. Sure, you can live with it but you’ll be pretty much limited.

  18. joseph says:

    dont expect good specs for 4k only.. wat the!!!!! its only entry level kung gusto nyo good specs ipon kayo above 10k.. ok?

    • deivlee says:

      compared sa known brands mas basura pa nga specs nila compared rito, same os, same ram, no flash, single core.. pero mas mura.. on the practical POV sulit to… but to expect more on an entry level device, that’s freakin nonesense whatever you all it… flare 1.0 nagpalaos sa SGY, and other OEM phones on it’s price range, dont compare it to high device perse

  19. Kami says:

    Pang entice talaga yung QUAD-CORE sa ganitong price point. Pero ang tanong, paano naman ang performance?

    Baka naman talunin pa ito ng dual core+1g ram. So of anyone can give us a clear picture, better. At kung ilalampaso lang ito ng mga dual cores with 1gb ram at the same price point (kung meron man) THEN WE CAN SAFELY SAY that this PHONE IS SIMPLY POINTLESS AND HOAX.

    Uki po? Now, on with the proofs!

  20. Smokescreen says:

    For fans of the original Flare, this is a good buy. For the same price, you technically get a quad core phone.

  21. mdm782010 says:

    Panigurado champion sa low bat yan.

  22. Caleb says:

    Bullying a phone does not make you cool. It makes you look like a STUPID FOOL…

  23. jun says:

    Sana same battery ng old flare para pwd gamitin yung samsung s3 moded battery d2. Pero i think iba na sya? Well i hope im wrong!

  24. Romeo Natividad says:

    Puro kayo reklamo wala naman kayo maipalit!! Sige nga magrecommend kayo ng same specs or lower specs na ganito ang presyo? Pinag aralan din yan bago ilabas sa market , at least may mas mababa na price. Kung gusto mo ng mas mahusay na phone 20K ang ibudget mo ! Pati pangkain at pambayad sa ilaw tubig mo ibili mo na lang ng phone, Squatter !!! hmmp ….

  25. Romeo Natividad says:

    Puro kayo reklamo wala naman kayo maipalit!! Sige nga magrecommend kayo ng same specs or lower specs na ganito ang presyo? Pinag aralan din yan bago ilabas sa market , at least may mas mababa na price. Kung gusto mo ng mas mahusay na phone 20K ang ibudget mo ! Pati pangkain at pambayad sa ilaw tubig mo ibili mo na lang ng phone, !!! hmmp ….

  26. Kikokix says:

    Reading the comments section never ceases to amaze me. Pengeng popcorn! Hahaha.

  27. wow, nakakahiya mga tao d2. pinag ppyestahan pa ang specs nito. Tingin2x din sa presyo oh. The higher the specs, the more expensive the smartphone. ganun un mga ugok. gamitin nyo din utak nyo minsan, d yan stainless.

    anyways, almost the same specs din dito ung Nokia Lumia 520 (WP8 OS) pero x2 presyo ng L520 kumpara dito sa Flare 2.0.

    • ewe says:

      ikumpara ba yung lagdroid phone na yan sa NL520!

      sa quality pa lang, pangbangketa lang ang dating nung CM! di lalo na sa performance, parang pinagkarera mo ang usa at elepante.

  28. Johnny says:

    I don’t have any qualms with this one, for 4k it’s quite a good deal na eh, I mean who would even buy this phone and play hardcore games in it like the other posters say? Pag nakuha ko na baon ko sa monday, I’ll buy this one if available na. Nakakatawa lang talaga yung ibang nagcocomment na panay bash ang pinagsasabi sa phone na ganto, XD I mean, why are you guys even here? lol.

    • rb says:

      I have thunder and its only dual core but for me its fast enough to satisfies myself and its a year and a half still running smoothly good condition and I have enjoy browsing and playing games.for only 5k I can say Tama ang pagbili ko dhil nasatisfies ako sa performance and it last means durability.so I can say also flare 2 with quad core is one of d best fr cm.Nokia? Laos n yan.unless mag android n rin cla.

  29. naruto731 says:

    the price for the unit is good, Cherry Mobile is giving the masses the opportunity to buy cheap phones but then better read Tech news with the effect of only having 512mb ram in combination of a Jellybean Android OS.

    What can i say is its useless, JB is optimized for devices having 1gb ram, the fact that when you browse the system settings almost 50mb has already been consumed, if multiple apps are running all at the same time, then the user will already experience lag particularly when playing “hard core” games like Dead Trigger and the new Asphalt 8 or even using different launchers aside from the stock launcher, using multiple camera apps and installing widgets.

    ~anyway if users are only “casual” then this phone is good, but not the best out there….

    ~magaling gumawa ng marketing strategy ang Cherry Mobile dahil marami parin ang bibili nito kahit pa maraming nagrereklamo sa kanilang bad after sales service…. dahil sa maganda sa tunog na “QUAD CORE”

    ~lets see what this phone can do, kasi when i last browsed the FB Fanpage, meron na kagad nagrereklamo….

    • rb says:

      Try mo I search ung ibang brand name model like Samsung or Nokia or HTC o Erickson punta ka sa comment mkikita mo rin dun n marami ring complain or negative feedback kgya ng sa cm.just like u may nasasabi cla na akala mo may perfect n brand .ndi masatisfied.so nobody’s perfect.

  30. Adrian says:

    don’t expect a GAMING phone @ 4k php haha tandaan nyo di lang Kabataan ang gumagamit ng cellphones the same way na di lahat ng nag cecellphone ay gamers :)

  31. RJ de Leon says:

    Suspetsa ko di tunay na Jelly Bean yung JB nitong Flare 2.0 kundi Jinjer Bread — homecooked ROM ng Cherry Mobile based on a heavily stripped-down version ng JB 4.1…

    Jowk lang! =D

  32. KNUCKELLE BONE says:

    ALAM NYO SUBUKAN NYO MUNA YUNG GAWA NG CM BAGO KAYO MAG FEEDS NANG SALUNGAT PARA MALAMAN NYO

  33. daniel says:

    everytime na nagbabasa ako ng Yugatech, I get the same feeling pag nasa 9GAG ako hahahA!

    so funny how filipinos fight each other in the cyber arena hahaha…. bobo dito, fuck you doon, social climber dito, putang ina doon! hahahahahhahaha nakakatawa!

  34. smartphone says:

    nakuha nyo pa magreklamo eh sa price pa lang nyan panalo ka na! icompare mo kaya ang cm flare 2.0 sa ibang brands na same price range, ewan ko lang kung makahanap kayo ng ganyang specs! ang bobo ng mga nagrereklamo! feelingerz mayaman! edi dun kau sa mamahaling smartphone at ilibre nyo lahat ng nagrereklamo! bashes and hates is a disease! kayo mismo sa sarili nyo makakagamot nyan!

  35. former flare says:

    mabilis lang cherry mobile flare kapag wala masyadong naka install na applications, pag may mga themes na and games, SOBRANG BAGAL!!!! kahit text messaging sobrang hirap, hindi maganda response ng touch screen.. makikinig ka ng music? sobrang baba at hina ng quality. calls? hindi malinaw.. sa isang salita, BULOK.. sayang lang pera ko..

    • jem says:

      totoo po ba ?balak ko po kase bumili nyan ee..thanks po ..

    • Dals says:

      Excuse me po, i had my flare for more than a month na and installed several apps. So far maganda naman mag function and malinaw ang camera, mga apps and themes(go sms, launcher, keyboard). Nasa pagamit lang yan.

  36. Titus says:

    What is the video capture quality of this phone? Can it record 720p videos?

  37. rb says:

    Mass bulok mga ugali nio mga cm haters.mga bobo!

  38. taktengtete says:

    Puro kayo reklamo! Wala kang mahahanap na ibang phone na ganyan kamura at ganyan ang specs.. tsk!..

    Yung mga nagrereklamo jan na 1gb ram dapat wait niyo nalang CM flare 3.0 baka 1gb na ram nun..hehe..

    Bili mna kayo CM Flare 2.0 i test niyo bago kayo mag-reklamo..:)

    na try ko na to CM Flare 2.0 kakabili lang ng uncle ko – ayos naman mabilis kasi wala pang apps hehe..

  39. AYOS says:

    Ayos yan. You guys never fail to amuse me, mga nagfefeeling techy and all that. why would someone compare a local brand of CM to an international brand “SAMSUNG” LOL. CM gives the opportunity to people who can’t afford samsung/apple. kaya nga MURA LANG na may tamang specs lang. buti nga 4k lang na quad core eh. expect mo, Local yan. Ndi ko sinasabing Mahina ang LOCAL Brand. pero. DUH. seryoso, samsung vs CM? :)) Isip isip din pag may time, kasa ka ng kasa ng bibig mo. mag isip isip din. :))

  40. rod says:

    Mga haters!! My flare 1.0 is almost 9 months old na and up to now wala pa ri g flaws ang unit ko! Puro koyo complains nga hinayupak! Kung ayaw nyo sa brand a sa unit na to, better shut up, mukha kayong desperadong putik!!

  41. POWEHH says:

    ask ko lang po kung mabilis ba to malobat sa mga nakatry na nito? Thanks :)

    • hi says:

      with heavy use (continuous wifi, gaming, etc.), madali siyang malowbatt (from experience, mga 3-4 hrs lang ang kaya) pero kung minimal to moderate browsing and gaming good for one day to one and a half ang battery :)

  42. kewl says:

    sa mga gipit sa buhay, at may sapat lang na budget OKAY n OKAY nato. kaya sa mga nagbbash dyan FULLTANK kayo!! OINKI ng ina nyo!! mga feeling bigtaym kayo!! RAWWRR XD

  43. Hell yeah says:

    Yan hirap satin eh gusto ng mataas na specs. Pero ayaw ng mahal na presyo.. Diba pwedeng makuntento nalang? And okay naman CM sakin(di ko pa kasi natry magpagawa sa SC nila kaya wala pa akong reklamo eh hahahahahaha)

  44. Gabs says:

    HINDI AutoFocus ang CAM!

    naka pag test ako FLARE ko at yung FLARE 2.0.

    kahit naka Macro shot ayaw talaga.

  45. daniel 2.0 says:

    mga dudezzz! really?. maganda talaga tong flare kapag marunong kang gumamit ng ANDROID ng cellphone. I mean hindi kasi automatic namamatay ang mga apps kpg na-iclose mo na, so makakaexperience ka talaga ng pagbabagal at pagkaubos ng battery. best solution, i-root mo tapos install ng auto task killer. boom!!!!! BOBO lang ninyo.

  46. ako ay cm user says:

    hahaha use it muna. saka kung passive user ka lang dead end kn talaga sa kung ano lang yung usual na nagagawa ng phone. subukan nyo mag root at maglagay ng apps/gamed kahit pa 512mb lang ram nyan, baka sabihin nyo “ASTIG”. ang dami ko naka install na games. lahat nasa SD card na class 10. iisipin mo mamahalin cp ko pero “hindi”. alamin nyo mga tweaks muna. mga haters na bobo hahahaha

  47. PAMUGAS says:

    meron na ako nito flare 2.0, at pati 1. Panalo sa prisyo ang phone na to pati sa performance. Yun e kung alam mo ang mga tweaks,

  48. marian pilarin says:

    hala bibili pa naman sana ako ayy :(

  49. dary says:

    meron ba kayong original rom nito,,?

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