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Comparison: Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie vs Xiaomi Redmi Note 3




Since the launch of the Touch ID on the iPhone 5s two years ago, the fingerprint scanner has become a popular feature among smartphones with most OEMs following suit. It started to become common among flagship devices and now, even mid-range smartphones already have it. Among the few available in the country are the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.

How do they fair against each other?

selfie-vs-note3

Cherry Mobile Flare SelfieXiaomi Redmi Note 3
5-inch IPS LCD (1280 x 720 pixels), 294ppi5.5-inch IPS LCD, (1920 x 1080 pixels), 401ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 64-bit Octa-Core chipset2.0GHz MediaTek Helio X10 chipset
Mali-T720 GPUPowerVR G6200 GPU
3GB of RAM2GB/3GB of RAM
16GB internal storage16GB/32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD up to 32GBNon-expandable memory
16-megapixel BSI AF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash13-megapixel PDAF rear camera w/ dual-tone LED flash
16-megapixel front camera5-megapixel front camera
Dual-SIMDual-SIM
4G LTE4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/nWi-Fi 802.11 ac
Bluetooth 4.0Bluetooth 4.1
GPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASSGPS w/ A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM RadioFM Radio
-IR Blaster
Fingerprint scannerFingerprint scanner
3000mAh battery, removable4000mAh battery, non-removable
Android 5.1 w/ Cherry LauncherAndroid 5.0.2 w/ MIUI 7
143.4 x 69.4 x 7.99mm150 x 76 x 8.7mm

Each of the devices has their own strengths. The Flare Selfie, being a camera-centric smartphone, has two 16-megapixel shooters both at the front and on its back. Obviously, it is marketed towards the crowd who likes to take selfies, thus the name of it. While the Redmi Note is more focused on being a big device with its 5.5-inch display, which also says much about its Note monicker.

Both are powered by MediaTek but with different chipsets. The Flare Selfie has a modest MT6753 while the Redmi Note 3 is powered by the beastly Helio X10 chipset. Despite this, both devices perform well with everyday task. The fingerprint scanners on their back are properly placed for easy use with the index finger. They are also quick to respond.

Memory-wise, the Flare Selfie has the edge with its 3GB RAM over the Redmi Note 3’s 2GB RAM but it also has a 3GB option. In terms of storage, the former has a 16GB internal storage but with an option for microSD expansion, while the latter has a fixed 16GB or 32GB.

Lastly, the price. The Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie will retail for just Php 7,999 starting next year while the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 is currently listed on Widget City for Php 8,500 for 2GB/16GB and Php 10,500 for the 3GB/32GB option. We’re still working on our full written review on both devices, so be sure to check back soon.

 



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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7 Responses

  1. Jakrems says:

    Please enlighten me, di ko pa rin gets anong basehan bakit yang dalawang yan ang na-compare?

    • Typical says:

      “Since the launch of the Touch ID on the iPhone 5s two years ago, the fingerprint scanner has become a popular feature among smartphones with most OEMs following suit. It started to become common among flagship devices and now, even mid-range smartphones already have it. Among the few available in the country are the Cherry Mobile Flare Selfie and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 3.”

  2. Agree. It should be compared with Asus Selfie phone, not RedMi note 3

  3. vendeatha says:

    ’cause someone ask a comparison test between them.

  4. john says:

    16 megapixel talaga? Weh!!!

  5. Daniel Imburnal says:

    parang kwentong barbero lng ang review.. hahaha

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