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Cherry Mobile launches Titan and Flare dual-SIM Android phones




Cherry Mobile has launched two new affordable dual-SIM / dual-standby Android smartphones last night – the 5-inch Titan and the 4-inch Flare.

First up, is the Cherry Mobile Titan which sports a 5-inch capacitive WVGA (800 x 480) display powered by a MediaTek dual-core processor clocked at 1GHz. It has a 5 megapixel rear camera, VGA front-facing, 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (up to 32GB via microSD), WiFi, HSPA+, 2350mAh battery and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

The Cherry Mobile Titan has an SRP of Php6,499.

Cherry Mobile Titan specs:
MediaTek MT6577 1GHz dual-core processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
5.0″ capacitive display (800 x 480)
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
2350mAh battery

Now if a 5-inch smartphone is too big for you, you might want to check out the Cherry Mobile Flare. It has a 4-inch WVGA (800 x 480) IPS capacitive display and powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. Like the Titan, it also has a 5 megapixel camera, VGA front-facing, 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal storage (up to 32GB via microSD), WiFi and runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, the Flare packs a smaller battery at 1600mAh.

The Cherry Mobile Flare has an SRP of Php3,999.

Cherry Mobile Flare specs:
Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
Adreno 203 GPU
4.0″ IPS capacitive touch panel (800 x 480)
512MB RAM
4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
HSPA+ 21Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot
Bluetooth 2.1
GPS w/ aGPS support
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
5-megapixel rear camera with flash
VGA front-facing camera
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
1600mAh battery

Both smartphones will be available for purchase starting the first week of November.



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

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89 Responses

  1. ceegii63 says:

    5″ + 800×480 = PIXELENT!!!

    • KP says:

      Cherry Mobile already boosts numerous good reviews on their Android phones. I hope to buy the CM Titan because it has bigger screen but the pixel count makes me think twice. You are right. Anyway, it has better battery pack than the Flare.

      So yeah, I think I just have to wait until December since Yuletide is already around the corner! We can expect for more discounted sales! I hope these Titan and Flare are both quality phones despite their cheapness on price.

  2. Blank says:

    Hmmm. . . not bad.

  3. coachjojoc says:

    Cherry = 30% of its phones are lemons.

  4. Gams says:

    …and 70% disposable.

  5. JKisaragi says:

    This looks like a quick jab at Lenovo. The Titan is quite the deal compared to its Lenovo counterpart, the S880.

    And the Flare is in “impulse buy” territory. Its specs are comparable to Lenovo’s P700i (save for the battery), but the price difference is huge.

    Now people would just have to wait for the reviews and see if these are good.

  6. yuja says:

    I like the flare for its price but i had a bad experience with cherry mobile and i dont want to risk.

  7. Ron says:

    Flare is really intriguing.

    I will definitely keep my eye on those new phones.

    Not all cheap items are “sulit”, some are just what you paid for; cheap.

  8. Enya says:

    Kung me warranty naman na one year, why not try the Flare! Eh baka one year to pay pa ata eto using credit card. This is a steal!

  9. Wreek888 says:

    Parang mas ok yun starmobile astra 4.3 inc with analog tv sa 6,999

  10. rangerwcl says:

    bought the magnum 2x less than a year ago, its already damaged in less than 9 months, microphone and touch screen already malfunctioning and barely working. LEMONS!!!

  11. sonic says:

    i think kaya mababa ang pricing nila ngayon eh bec. of competition sa other local brands.

    Myphone & StarMobile’s new android handsets ( ICS, dual-core, 4++inch IPS screen) are also priced below 7k! At OEMs naman din ata ang mga units nila like CM’s Titan (Konka w990 in China), na may good reviews naman.

    sana pababaan pa sila ng presyo. LOL!
    i’ll definitely give this a try pag available na.

  12. chacha says:

    still the quality of the releases will determine this babies.
    if you check out the service centers of myphone and cherry at sm,
    there is much lesser people going to myphone than cherry’s.
    i own a starmobile phone and so far it’s quality is comparable to myphone, i think we better wait for reviews, or myphone’s Bigger A series and starmobile’s ASTRA than these cherries. just a tip.

  13. goosebumps says:

    Pwede na ang flare pang roaming..dual sim pa..

  14. LenovoLover says:

    Dual 3G kaya to? or the usual GSM & 3G?

    • liane says:

      gumagamit ba kau ng cherry mobile today….. maganda ba siyang gamitin po and tumtagal ba? kasi nag iisip ako ng phone na ippalit ko sa gamit ko ngayon eh… ?

  15. johngo says:

    Great. Inunahan ng Cherry ang Starmobile.
    Will wait for the
    Cherry Mobile Titan vs. Starmobile Astra

    Good points for Titan:
    HSPA+ (I hope it could support WCDMA850mhz of Smart)
    2350mah battery

    Good points for Astra:
    HSDPA (with WCDMA850mhz support)
    8 Megapixel Camera
    Analog TV

    Need to test first.
    My Cherry Mobile M35 still in good working condition (more than 2 years).

  16. splakepek says:

    teka may 3g ba to?

  17. IC DeaDPiPoL says:

    hope a review will be out soon. Specs seems nice

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  19. jennifer says:

    madali ba talaga masira ang mga CM phones? or nasa ta lang kung paano nila e-handle yung phone nila? ot low quality of materials used lang talaga? please answer me im already confused whether to buy one (CM Flare).

    • coachjojoc says:

      Wait for the Starmobile Bright and/or Astra coming out first week of November and then decide.

      My driver bought a CM phone and it broke down 3 months later. It took him another 3 months before he could claim it at its North EDSA Service Center.

      The Defense rests.

    • Edan says:

      I have a CM orbit, and its still decent. I’ve been using it for a year, I think it depends on the person talaga.

  20. nhelxc: says:

    … bakit aman … di ba lahat naman ng phone nasisira … branded man or leading brand … atleast they found a very interesting gadgets … that can make … other people usually yung mga … hindi naman sa cheap ha … kundi poor …

    >.#UlAnn..

  21. William Co says:

    It’s the price versus features/durability equation. At that price, it’s hard to argue if this will last as long as a branded (ie. Samsung) product. As long as it last a little over it’s one-year guarantee, I think it’s okay na. The specs are near that of a Galaxy SII (except for the internal memory), and an SII still sells for 18-19k. You could get four of these for an SII.

    As for built-quality, I recently bought a Cherry Dragon Phone (W900) and am satisfied with it. There are bugs here and there, but on the whole it is okay for the pric e then (Php 5999). This is way better, spec wise.

    Only advantage for branded products is accessories. One of the joy of a smartphone is it’s accessories like cases which you can change for a 100 or two and you feel like having a new gadget. Hopefully, Cherry Mobile will have some at launch.

    Finally, these good enough phones is making it harder to get a high-end phone like the iPhone5 or the Samsung SIII. Sure those beast have better screens, processors, etc. But for 98% of users, the extra spec are barely noticed. A 800×480 screen is good enough for most web browsing. The 1.2 Dual-Core is good enough for most games. Most super high end games are best played on tablets and PC anyway. Casual games runs fine on my year-plus old SII (which is why I find it hard to justify upgrading to an SIII). The term is good-enough – for a fraction of the price, you get 95% of what Android has to offer and maybe 98% of what Android ICS can do for everyday task (like calling/sms/mms/facebook/etc). So will the good-enough phones cannibbalizes the sale of Samsung and co.? Pertsonally, I bought a Galaxy Pocket for my second sim, and recently upgraded to a Cherry Mobile w900. The increase in screen res is so much that I don’t use the Pocket anymore. And as said, the w900 feels good enough even against my Samsung SII (ecept the paltry internal mempory that the new Flare will partly address).

    One thing to look for in these good enough phones (Starmobile, Myphone, Cherry Mobile Androids) is the screen and the processor. These new ones with dual cores above 1 Ghz shoukld be speedy-enough. But the screen tech should at least be IPS or oine that have a wide viewing angle. The first Androids (like Orbitz, Candy) have bad screens with low resolution o r poor viewing angle which stop it from being good enough. Thw w900 and the Flare (with it’s IPS ) should be good-enough. The Titan is not listed in the specs as IPS, so will await judgment. Ditto, Starmobile phones. One of the myPhone Android (forgot the model) doesn’t have 3G which is a downer for Android…

    Got work to do, enough for now about these good-enough musings…

  22. Mark says:

    I have a CM Nova(Android,2010) almost 3 years old still 100% up and running. It’s easy to blame the phone company pero nasa tao lang din talaga yan. Kahit top brand pa yan like the different fruits kung wala kang alaga sa gadget mo sira talaga yun.

    • KP says:

      Wow, thanks for that. I really wish nasa tao talaga yan. Cherry Mobile already boosts numerous good reviews on their Android phones. I hope to but the CM Titan because it has bigger screen but the pixel count makes me think twice. Anyway, it has better battery pack than the Flare. I think I just have to wait until December since Yuletide is already around the corner. I hope marami pang lumabas na cheap but quality Android phones.

    • johnrizle says:

      Proud CM Nova owner here! Nagla-lag na ngayon konti ang CM Nova ko. Pero, in fairness, I think it started lagging only after I dropped it for the NTH (100+) times. Isang beses natanggal pa nga sides ng casing. So kasalan ko? hehe.

    • Mike M says:

      Not really. 2 units of Cherry Orbits, both of them very well taken care of, both of them broke down by having phantom taps and short on the sensors.

      But that wasn’t my problem w/ Cherry Mobile. Defects and malfunctions ARE part of the deal, always. It’s how they handle their customer support. Cherry Mobile has the WORST support ever. Took me 3 months with my 1st Orbit (1 Month, tested no damage, returned the next day since problem reoccured, another month, replaced LCD, returned an hour after since extreme phantom taps exists, another month for replacement), then 2 months with the other Orbit (Short on sensors, a month of wait. Returned to me “fixed”, but after testing, it was still the same, complained, they “fixed” it again but left the warranty sticker off, after a day, returned since it was never “fixed”, they voided my warranty after 3 months of non-use since purchase)

      Price is never always the answer. Cherry Mobile should fix their lousy customer service. No amount that you saved will help you in these irritating situations.

  23. KP says:

    Cherry Mobile already boosts numerous good reviews on their Android phones. I hope to buy the CM Titan because it has bigger screen but the pixel count makes me think twice. Anyway, it has better battery pack than the Flare.

    So yeah, I think I just have to wait until December since Yuletide is already around the corner! We can expect for more discounted sales! I hope these Titan and Flare are both quality phones despite their cheapness on price.

  24. bil_san says:

    kung hindi ako nagkakamali Cherry Mobile flare is karbonn A9+ from india? so far nice naman ang mga reviews nya.

  25. forster says:

    Mas maganda feedback sa Myphone sa customer service and build quality ng devices. And for sure, magbabagsak rin ng preyso yan ng mga dual core Androids nila.

  26. ken says:

    if only the main memory is 1GB, i wouldn’t think twice to get both of them.

  27. ChrisP says:

    Specs sheet is good. Price is awesome.

    Let’s wait for hands-on review.

  28. itsmepaulo says:

    Bakit mas mura yung Flare kaysa sa Titan, samantalang sa aking personal na opinyon hindi hamak na mas maganda ang specs ng Flare compare sa Titan + pa ang IPS dispay ng Flare at yun processor if hindi ako ngkakamli eto yun processor ng nauna na nilang mas mahal na Android phone W900 ata yun model nun.

  29. john says:

    http://androidplus.in/reviews/karbonn-a9-review check this out… this is a review on an indian phone which is exactly the flare of CM

  30. john says:

    Mali guys, isa sa mga model ng hUawei na phone, pramis same specs sila .

    http://www.gsmarena.com/huawei_ascend_g330-4966.php

  31. Haykal86 says:

    Well if you like to buy titan it is already available at lazada for order and delivery. http://www.lazada.com.ph/Cherry-Mobile-Titan-%28Black%29-UNLOCKED-45860.html

  32. jennifer says:

    which is much better the CM FLARE or the CM TITAN? i need your opinions please.. thank you

  33. GERALD says:

    I’m confused.. Which is better FLare or titan? Overall. Maganda po kaya yung Viewing Angle ng Titan na 5′? parehas po kasi ng rpocessor yung astra at titan.

  34. GERALD says:

    I’m confused.. Which is better FLare or titan? Overall. Maganda po kaya yung Viewing Angle ng Titan na 5′? parehas po kasi ng processor yung astra at titan.

  35. jameserik says:

    ang ganda ng cherry mobile flare :) with high end specs for a cheap price :)

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  37. Radical says:

    W8 na lang me review ng flare, @yuga-h0pe t0 have a full review 0f cm flare s0on..huawei ascend plan k0 per0 spec wise talaga t0h laki ng diff.,basta be sure t0 take g0od care 0f it kaya sana tumagal if ever.
    Me nman i have a bad xp sa myph0ne. Prev T11 user, 7m0s lang ata at wala pa matin0 0S yun,BORING talaga hal0s wala magawa. mukha beta release yun 1st 3 f0nes nila. Naging tester tul0y me, php7k.

  38. keith says:

    ang pangit lng sa flare mkapal cya ahah…

  39. rod says:

    panira ng specs ng flare ang 512MB na RAM and 1600mAh na battery. Andun na oh, biglang… wengk!!!

    IMHO, Flare is like a phone version of EKEN A90 tablet. Same specs ng processor and RAM. kaya di na nakapagtatakang less than 4K ang price nya.

  40. X3 says:

    Both of these phones does not have FM radioes?….

  41. RepotSirc says:

    Anu ba GPU ng Titan at Flare?

  42. Arnold says:

    Do you have Idea Guys when this Cerry mobile Flare will be available in Davao Market?

  43. Jo Grabz says:

    Guys baka pede magtanong for those people n nakakita n ng ibang review about flare , as u notice meron dun sa review n nakakapaglaro ng 3D games, right ? such as ShadowGun , Panu nalaro un after installation ? kc sa xperia neo L ko , na install ko n ung laro n un but it was not able to function .. how was that happen ? and how cud i play it well ?

    Thanks in advace

    Hoping for the quick response !!

  44. Asmodel says:

    prob sa flare ung gyroscope di ata maganda pagkakalagay…mapapansin nyo pag naglaro kayo ng temple run..sabi sa mga hands on review.

  45. Sasa says:

    kung maka pag kumpara kau titan at flare wag muna agad mag compare ng specs habang nde mo alam ung kaya at nde niya kayang gawin.. mas maganda ang titan kasi arm7 which is the updated arm version for android mobile devices mapwera pa ung sa mga tablet arm11 kasi gamit sa mga tablet.. and sa flare ai arm5 kahit 1.2ghz siya na snapdragon kung outdated na ung arm version niya dba?? mostly kung gamer ka at hinihintay mo ung mga lumalabas na magagandang games sa android mostly ang mahahanap mo sa net ai ang pang arm7 and arm6 madalang ka makakita na compatible sa arm5… then again wala pang review sa flare na compatible ang skype sa titan meron pero may nabasa akong isang review na parehas silang titan ung nag skype daw sila black screen lng tapos kita sa maliit na parang window ung sarili nila.. siguro software problem lng un kasi pag phone to pc naman walang problema.. un lng shinare ko lng para mas maliwanag sa inyo

  46. carlo says:

    I am thinking buying CM flare but my problem is its battery life. Is this any battery brand Can we use to subtitute the CM’s Battery? LiKe telego they made theor phone compatible to nokia’s comon battery brand’s.

  47. jen says:

    limited edition lng b ang flare?
    san pde mkbili?s mall wla p dw stocks.
    tnx!

  48. jmru says:

    where can I buy this in CEBU?

  49. lalalalala says:

    kaimbyerna ! my nagtatanong ng auz sasagutin mo ng ganun sus !

  50. pradeepkvijay says:

    hi i want to know about cherry mobiles and is this mobiles available in indian markers

  51. Name: pepito says:

    ba’t ganun, dito sa iloilo, ang price ng cherry mobile titan is P7,999, mas cheaper pa dyan sa manila..

  52. joanna says:

    my cherry mobile flare ba kayo na available?

  53. dyan sa iloilo mapag samantala mga dealer dyan,6500 lang dito sa manila yan.

  54. meron na po bang cherry mobile flare at batac
    ilocos norte??

  55. JuLio Bandido says:

    FLare is onLy P3,999 sa Farmers PLaza, Cubao. Titan is also ok at P6,499 but no screen cover so you have to come back for it.

  56. Julio Bandido says:

    Help ! I was about to buy a pricey Samsung S3 but I read that the Cherry Omega is coming soon? Kindly update me so I can economize? Kuripot kc me.

  57. JuLio Bandido says:

    pradeepkvijay, your Micromax phones are very good and they sell very well in the Philippines but are trade marked as myPhone.

  58. lhaine says:

    magagamit po ba sa uae ang cherry mobile phone flare?thanks!

  59. RV San diego says:

    Can i purchase Titan TV or Titan via Credit card?

  60. im shed says:

    compatible pu b ung Subway surf sa CM titan?

  61. Mariz says:

    Uh, Magkano po yan? :)

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