While a lot of flagship devices have quality front cameras, budget devices are left behind with low megapixel shooters, but not the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie. With its 16-megapixel front camera, it’s bound to give great selfies. It also has a fingerprint sensor, which is rare in this segment.
With its impressive megapixel count, can the Flare Selfie live up to its name and also as your everyday smartphone? Read on through the review to find out.
Design and Construction
Like other new Flare smartphone from Cherry Mobile, the Flare Selfie is designed to be a premium on a budget. With its aluminum frame, holding the device on hand will give a lasting impression on its build. It’s solid and does feel like a more expensive phone. Although, the glossy back may not be as likable as the aluminum frame.
The front is familiar with the 5-inch display, earpiece, a couple of sensors, and the front-facing camera with a single LED flash.
The right side has the volume rocker and the power/lock button while the SIM card tray is on the left side.
On top is the 3.5mm headphone jack with the secondary microphone. The bottom end houses the micro-USB port, primary microphone, and the loudspeaker.
Flipping to the back will show the rear camera with its two-tone LED flash, the fingerprint scanner, and some branding labels.
I’ll give Cherry Mobile its deserved praise by giving the new Flare series aluminum construction. Having this gives the Flare Selfie a firm build with no creaks or whatsoever. It’s time to say goodbye to poorly built devices soon as we see more similar designs this year.