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Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity Hands-on, First Impressions




Among the new handsets of Cherry Mobile, the Flare Infinity is the brand’s top offering with an aluminum unibody that screams premium quality. Here’s our hands-on of the Flare Infinity.

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The Flare Infinity is 5.5-inch handset equipped with a Full HD LTPS display that’s practically borderless on its either sides. The whole front is topped with a 2.5D Gorilla Glass 3 that’s also protecting the 5MP front camera and a couple of sensors.

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Its right side has the volume rocker and power/lock button plus a fingerprint scanner. It’s one the handsets in the market that have the scanner on the side similar to the Xperia handsets from Sony. The left has the ejectable hybrid card tray for either a dual SIM card setup or a microSD card for more storage.

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The top houses the 3.5mm headphone jack with a removable dummy cover that also double as your ejector pin. A handy slot to keep you pin with you at all times.

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A USB Type-C sits at the bottom of the handset with symmetrical holes for the main microphone and the loudspeaker.

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The back is a cold aluminum panel plagued with antenna bands similar to the iPhone 6. It’s not exactly an ugly matter but a darker variant of the handset will be able to hide the bands easily. A 16MP rear sensor with phase-detection autofocus is also found here with its dual-tone LED flash.

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Cherry opted for the Helio P10 for the Infinity which is a downgrade from its former flagship’s Helio X20 that didn’t push through. While performance in benchmark numbers won’t be as exciting, real world usage says otherwise. It also has 4GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage to accompany the processor.

Cherry Mobile Flare Infinity specs:
5.5-inch LTPS LCD @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
2.0GHz Helio P10 octa-core processor
Mali T860 GPU
4GB RAM
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 64GB
16-megapixel PDAF rear camera w/ LED flash
5-megapixel front camera
Dual SIM
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11ab/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Light Sensor, Proximity Sensor, G-Sensor
Gyroscope
Fingerprint Sensor
USB Type-C
GPS w/ A-GPS
3,000mAh Li-Ion removable battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow

The Flare Infinity retails for Php12,999 which is steep compared to other local brand offerings. We’ll be taking the Flare Infinity for a full spin in the coming days. If you’re interested to know something specific about it, chime in the comments below and we’ll try to check it out for you.



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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3 Responses

  1. Marcus says:

    Namamahalan ako.

  2. VICTOR says:

    Could you please test if this phone is plagued by the same problems as the Ulefone Future (Since I think they are practically the same phone) (i.e. Photos are blurry on the sides (http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/review/mid-range-smartphones/ulefone-future-review-3643495/), Battery drains fast starting at 30% , very bad GPS, WI-FI, Bluetooth, 4g, and 3g connectivity, Dust entering the lenses of the rear camera, slow and inaccurate finger print sensor)

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