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Comparison: Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie vs Asus Zenfone Selfie




Cherry Mobile has launched its newest Android smartphone dubbed as the Flare Selfie. It’s a selfie-centric device that is aimed for those who likes to take photos with a front-facing camera. It’s not the only device in the same market as Asus already has its Zenfone Selfie. Let’s check out how both Selfie-named smartphones fair against each other in this comparison.

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Cherry Mobile Flare SelfieAsus Zenfone Selfie
5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels), 294ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 403ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 64-bit Octa-Core chipset1.7GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 64-bit Octa-core chipset
Mali-T720 GPUAdreno 405 GPU
3GB of RAM3GB of RAM
16GB internal storage32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GBExpandable via microSD up to 64GB
16-megapixel BSI AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash13-megapixel laser AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
16-megapixel front camera w/ LED flash13-megapixel front camera w/ dual-tone flash
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.0
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASSGPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS
FM RadioFM Radio
Fingerprint scanner-
3000mAh battery, removable3000mAh battery, removable
Android 5.1 w/ Cherry LauncherAndroid 5.0 w/ ZenUI
143.4 x 69.4 x 7.99mm156.5 x 77.2 x 10.8mm

To start, the two have different footprints. The Flare Selfie has a 5-inch display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels, while the Zenfone Selfie has a bigger and sharper 5.5-inch display with twice the resolution at 1920×1080 pixels. This makes the Flare more pocketable than the Zenfone.

Both sports mid-range chipsets from different manufacturers. The Flare is powered by the MT6753 from MediaTek while the Zenfone has a faster Snapdragon 615 chipset from Qualcomm. While they differ on paper, both perform well with everyday tasks and have close results with synthetic benchmarks. Also, multi-tasking is not a problem for the two with their large 3GB of RAM.

Speaking of memory, the internal storage of the Flare is 16GB  while the Zenfone has twice the storage at 32GB. No worries as both have their respective microSD card slots for expansion.

And as both are named Selfie, their front-facing shooters have the same megapixel count as their rear cameras. We’re seeing 16-megapixel vs 13-megapixel fight here and they both have LED flash with them.

The rest is about the same with connectivity like LTE and dual-band Wi-Fi. What the Flare Selfie has that the Zenfone Selfie lacks is the latest trend of having a fingerprint scanner. This allows you to unlock your device with the need of patterns or passwords. Also, we might be able to use them further as third-party devs unlock the potential of this gem.

The Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie will be on sale by next year at just Php 7,999 while the Asus Zenfone Selfie is already in stores for Php 11,995 with an updated Deluxe version featuring a crystal-like back plate.

You may read our first impression of the CM Flare Selfie here while we are currently working on its full review. And, click here for the Asus Zenfone Selfie review. Or if you wish to dig further into the selfie game, check out our listing of top selfie smartphone here.



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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5 Responses

  1. Izar says:

    Zenfone selfie has removable battery and microsd up to 128gb.

  2. Crimson says:

    Flare Selfie’s Front and Rear Cam have both interpolated camera, which is equivalent to 12.7MP respectively.

  3. Henie says:

    I’ve been using Zenfone Selfie for the past four months. This is the only phone I’ve come across with wherein the front camera is significantly better than the rear camera, to the point that I would still use the front camera to take non-selfie pictures of my friends.

  4. Babebibobu says:

    The only thing similar is the “Selfie” monicker, as they are of a different league. Cherry’s Selfie is just a rebranded China phone with no software support, unlike Asus’ Taiwan-developed international high-quality brand with regular software updates that will even be upgraded to Marshmallow. They don’t even deserve to be compared. Smh.

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