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Specs comparison: Cherry Mobile Flare S6 vs Flare A5

In this episode of specs comparison, we will be comparing two smartphones that belong to a local brand. Let’s start!

The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 has just been announced recently and is one of the many variants that the company has released for their Flare S series this year. It has a 5.2″ HD IPS display with a 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, a 13MP front camera, and a 2,600mAh battery.

The Cherry Mobile Flare A5 is expected to arrive this Christmas season and has not made any proper introductions yet to the public. It has a 5″ Full HD IPS display with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, a MediaTek MT6753 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, a 16MP rear camera, and a 8MP front camera.

Here are their detailed specs:

Cherry Mobile Flare S6Cherry Mobile Flare A5
5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 pixels5.0-inch FHD IPS display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 Quad-core1.3GHz MediaTek MT6753 Octa-core
Mali-T720 GPUMali-T720 GPU
16GB internal storage16GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD card up to 64GBExpandable via microSD card up to 64GB
13MP rear camera with LED Flash16MP rear camera
13MP front camera8MP front camera
4G LTE (B1/B3/B7/B28)4G LTE (700MHz ready)
WiFi 802.1.1 a/b/g/nWiFi 802.1.1
Bluetooth 4.1Bluetooth
Dual SIM (micro), Dual StandbyDual SIM
Fingerprint scannerTBA
Android 7 Nougat (Cherry OS)Android 7 Nougat
2600mah batteryTBA

Here are their tentative advantages from each other.

Cherry Mobile Flare S6

+ Slightly larger screen size

+ Higher front camera resolution

Cherry Mobile Flare A5

+ Higher screen resolution

+ Better performing CPU

+ Larger RAM

+ Higher rear camera resolution

As you may have noticed, there are still missing specifications from the Flare A5 since it hasn’t been properly introduced yet, but we can make good assumptions from what we know so far.

For the display, the Flare S6 has a larger screen size but only for a measly 0.2-inches. The Flare A5 has a higher screen resolution but from a personal perspective, the latter gets an upper hand when it comes to better viewing experience since the resolution will make a difference for users who like to watch videos in Full HD.

As for the CPU and GPU, the Flare A5 has a better performing CPU with its MT6753 chipset compared to the MT6737 chipset of the Flare S6. They may differ in chipset but they have the same Mali-T720 GPU. The former’s chipset is decent for a budget smartphone and its gaming potential is alright for lightweight games. Expect that your smartphone to easily heat up, though, if you continuously play without rest.

For the camera department, since we do not have any sample photos for both smartphones yet we will resort to checking their resolution. The Flare S6 has a higher front camera resolution while the Flare A5 has a higher rear camera resolution. To put it in simpler terms, the former can be a better selfie smartphone and the latter could be a better rear camera smartphone. But take this with a grain of salt as it will now always come down to resolution when it comes to producing good photos.

For their batteries, the company has not yet announced the capacity of the Flare A5 but we should expect that it will be around the same range as the Flare S6’s 2,600mAh battery.

In terms of overall performance, the Flare A5 is a better pick since it has a better performing CPU and has a 3GB RAM which is larger than the 2GB RAM of the Flare S6. Also, for the viewing experience, users can choose if they want to have a larger screen size or a higher screen resolution for watching videos or playing games.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 is priced at Php3,999 while the Cherry Mobile Flare A5 is expected to be priced at P3,995.

Which Cherry Mobile smartphone would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

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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.

18 Responses

  1. Avatar for Ed Florence Ed Florence says:

    Available na po ba to Nationwide???

    Plssss paki sagot po ASAP..

  2. Avatar for John lawrence John lawrence says:

    Only 2000 mAh the battery of flare a5

  3. Avatar for Tan Tan says:

    Flare A5 user ako. Ang issue ko lang dito sa phone ko ngayon yung rom or yung internal. Sabi sa specs 16gb pero pag bukas 10.87gb lang tinry ko iformat lalong bumaba naging 9.87gb. Binili ko to kase gusto ko mag nba 2k18 sabi kase 3gb ram 0cta core mali t-720 kaso di parin kaya pati mobile legends malag kahit green ping. Pero the rest okay naman. Camera ayos naman.

  4. Avatar for nico nico says:

    Nakabili din po aq ng cm flare A5 last tweek sa Robinson tagaytay. Hindi aq masaya dhil ang bilis malowbat. Ibinalik ko dhil gusto kung Palitan ng ibang model kaso Nd na pinalitan. maganda rin ang a5 problema lang laging bitin ang pagcecelpon dhil sa kakacharge.

  5. Avatar for Vhon Usita Vhon Usita says:

    I just bought my CM Flare A5, and now I’m going to return to the shop to replace it. The battery is 2000mAh and it was really fast draining that I have to charge the phone 3 times! Take note, that was yesterday when I just bought it. It also has some system problems. Idk, but if I’m going to rate CM Flare A5, it’s 6/10 at most.

  6. Avatar for glenn glenn says:


    Baka po pwede maglabas ng full review ng FLARE A5

  7. Avatar for Guest Guest says:

    Yes, available na tong phone na to. Ang ganda ng design. 2000mah battery, di usb type c at walang fingerprint.

  8. Avatar for glenn glenn says:

    available na kaya ito this weekend? baka may nakakaalam po salamat

  9. Avatar for glenn glenn says:

    available na kaya ito this weekend? baka may nakakaalam po salamat
    Read more at https://www.yugatech.com/mobile/cherry-mobile-flare-a5-with-3gb-ram-priced-at-under-php4k/#mAQXMcrUAlv80ZEO.99

  10. Avatar for emobevs emobevs says:

    I owned an A3 bought it at Lazada, im going to buy this A5 for sure ^_^

  11. Avatar for Kat Kat says:

    Bakit di ba magupdate ng oreo ang A5? Mas gusto ko un kesa s6

  12. Avatar for Tantan Tantan says:

    Bumili nalang ako ng flare x may upcoming release kasi ng oreo custom OS from MAD Team.

  13. Avatar for Nooby Nooby says:

    Nooby question po 700mhz ready din po ba ang s6?

  14. Avatar for Ronald Ronald says:

    one good thing about S6 is that they mentioned that it will get an update from Nougat to Oreo.

  15. Avatar for Jude Jude says:

    for the initial specs, even though some are missing from A5, i will pick A5 as long as its battery dont fall behind S6’s. And i dont mind if its USB -C or micro.

  16. Avatar for Ronald Ronald says:

    Sana USB type C din tong A5

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