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Cherry Mobile Flare 5 Hands-on, First Impressions

Cherry Mobile has just launched 6 new handsets under their Flare line-up and the cheapest among the bunch is the successor to the last year’s Flare 4. Here’s our first look with the Cherry Moble Flare 5.


The Flare S5 is a 5-inch Android smartphone rocking a HD AMOLED panel. It’s one of the cheapest handsets you can avail with the said display tech. Along with the display is the 8-megapixel front camera plus its own LED flash.


On its right are the volume rocker and the power lock button. There’s also a slide key that you can program its function in the settings panel. While the left is voided of any buttons or ports.

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The top side houses the micro-USB port and 3.5mm headphone jack. That leaves the bottom end with just the main microphone.

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The back panel is a glossy polycarbonate that produces a striking effect when light hits it. It’s similar to the Zenfone line from ASUS. It’s removable to access the card slots but the battery is intact. The main camera is a 13MP BSI sensor with phase-detection autofocus and a single LED flash.  The loudspeaker is also placed at the back.

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From a design standpoint, the Flare 5 sports an understated look that makes it seem a more premium device. Although, the lack of cold metal leaves an unsatisfying feel on hand. It’s also extremely light on hand.


The phone is powered by an octa-core processor namely the MediaTek 6753 clocked at 1.3GHz. There’s 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. A dedicated microSD card slot is available with support for up 64GB. It’s worth pointing out that it supports the new 700MHz band that local telcos are currently rolling out.

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Cherry Mobile Flare 5 specs:
5-inch HD AMOLED display
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
1.3 GHz Mediatek 6753 octa-core processor
Mali T720 GPU
16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 64GB
16-megapixel BSI PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
8-megapixel front camera w/ LED flash
Dual SIM
4G LTE (700MHz ready)
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-sensor
2500mAh non-removable
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Flare 5 will retail for Php5,499. We’ll be working on a full review to give you more details and to see if the Flare 5 is a worthy daily driver.

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This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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4 years ago

2500 mah ang battery pero bakit nung cheneck ko 1000mah lng ng install ako ng du booster at 2 hrs lng lowbat n kaagad

5 years ago

Can I have my refund??

5 years ago

I bought my flare 5s. I’m kinda frustrated, sobrang ng iinit & despite sa 3gb ram when i check it sa cpu-z app 1200 plus lng Ang ram

5 years ago

ilang point touch po ang flare 5

5 years ago

Meow…. . Nice

5 years ago

..which is better?? This Flare 5 or the Flare XL 2.0??

Jay Buenavente
5 years ago

Pwede na din pamalit :-)

Jaymar Buenavente
5 years ago

full hd or just hd? kind of confusing.. other tech sites list flare 5 only has amoled hd..

jimm staff
jimm staff
5 years ago

A good replacement for my cosmos.x2. Finally.

5 years ago

Edi wow

Dwayne Dee
Dwayne Dee
5 years ago

ONE Of the first to read this review for less than 30 minutes. Thats how i am an avid reader of this site. Reply naman admin.

Charles McMaster
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5 years ago



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