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itel P33 Plus vs Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE specs comparison

The battle of entry-level smartphones this 2019 is far from over as Cherry Mobile and a new brand that entered the country named itel presented both of their devices this year. The itel P33 Plus and the Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE are both promising phones in the budget segment so let’s see which one wins in each key smartphone aspect.

Here are their detailed specs:

itel P33 PlusCherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE
6.0-inch IPS HD+ (1440 x 720) display6.2-inch HD+ (720 x 1520 px) 19:9 display
Spreadtrum SC7731E 1.3GHz quad-coreMediaTek MT6739WW 1.5GHz Quad-core
Mali-T820 MP1 GPUPowerVR GE8100 GPU
16GB storage8GB storage
microSD up to 256GB (dedicated slot)microSD up to 32GB (hybrid)
8MP + 8MP dual rear cameras13MP rear camera with LED Flash
8MP front camera5MP front camera
Removable back covernot removable
WiFi 802.11 b/g/nWiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2Bluetooth 4.0
FM RadioFM Radio
Fingerprint scanner (rear)n/a
Face Unlockn/a
3.5mm audio jack3.5mm audio jack
micro USB 2.0micro USB 2.0
Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)Android 8.1 Oreo (Go Edition)
5,000mAh battery2,800mAh battery

Here are the advantages of each smartphone:

itel P33 Plus

  • Larger storage capacity
  • Dual rear camera setup
  • Higher front camera resolution
  • Dedicated microSD card slot
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • Fingerprint scanner
  • Face Unlock
  • Larger battery capacity

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

  • Larger display
  • Better performing CPU (based on clock speed)
  • Higher rear camera resolution
  • 4G LTE

There are a lot of things to check out on both smartphones, but let’s start with their displays first. The Flare Y7 LTE is a bit larger than the P33 Plus, making it a better pick when it comes to watching or streaming videos.

For performance, the Flare Y7 LTE still takes the cake as it has a faster clock speed as compared to the P33 Plus. We’ve yet to know how well the latter’s gaming capability go; however, know that both phones’ GPUs are only capable of running light games like Candy Crush at the very least.

In terms of storage, P33 Plus has more abundant storage, which is always a good thing given that you can store more images, games, documents, music, or even videos.

We’ve yet to know how well the P33 Plus performs in terms of cameras, but, it is interesting to see that it comes with a dual rear camera setup while the Flare Y7 LTE has a higher single rear camera resolution.

Mobile data is technically the main deal breaker of devices nowadays. If your device doesn’t at least have 4G LTE support, then it’s a big no already for people. The Flare Y7 LTE has this kind of technology given its name, but that is not the case for the P33 Plus.

Feature-wise, the P33 Plus has more to offer in terms of biometrics. It has a rear fingerprint scanner and face unlock which the Flare Y7 LTE doesn’t have. Its Bluetooth version is also more updated, which is useful if you want to connect other external devices on the phone.

For battery, the P33 Plus has a significantly larger battery capacity as compared to the Flare Y7 LTE. Do note that we have not yet tested how long the P33 Plus’s battery life lasts. We’ll know once we release our full review in the coming days.

Here are the prices of both smartphones:

  • itel P33 Plus – PHP 3,499
  • Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE – PHP 4,299

Overall, the itel P33 Plus takes the cake in terms of the number of advantages. However, you should also take into consideration that it doesn’t have a 4G LTE support, which could be a deal breaker. These devices are entry-level phones, so note that CPU speed is greatly considered in this segment. With that said, the Flare Y7 LTE has an edge on this aspect.

What do you guys think? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

Vaughn is your go-to person when it comes to comparing gadgets especially smartphones. He's also a gamer by heart and the "Hackerman" of the team.

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