Specs Comparison: Cherry Mobile Flare X2 vs Cloudfone Next
The battle for the best bang-for-the-buck device begins: In one corner, we have the newly-announced Cherry Mobile Flare X2 and the sub-Php10K Cloudfone Next in another. Both of these devices sport near-identical hardware specifications, but which ones takes the cake? Here’s a quick rundown.
|Cherry Mobile Flare X2||Cloudfone Next|
|5.5-inch IPS display||5.2-inch IPS display|
|Full HD, 401ppi||Full HD, 423ppi|
|Dragontail Glass (front and back)||2.5D glass with Corning Gorilla Glass 3|
|1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core CPU|
|Andreno 505 GPU||Adreno 505 GPU|
|4GB RAM||4GB RAM|
|32GB internal storage||32GB internal storage|
|up to 64GB via microSD||up to 128GB via microSD|
|16MP BSI rear camera with LED Flash||16MP Samsung S5K3P3 ISOCELL sensor w/ PDAF, LED flash|
|8MP front camera||8MP front BSI camera|
|Dual-SIM (micro + nano)||Dual-SIM|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 b/g/n||WiFi|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS / A-GPS|
|Fingerprint scanner||Fingerprint scanner|
|Android 6.0 Marshmallow||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|3,000mAh non-removable battery||3,000mAh battery w/ Quick Charge|
With literally having almost the same specification on all fronts, they may possess the same performance except for maybe physical differences — the Flare X2 sports a larger 5.5-inch display while the Next has a crisper resolution at 423ppi given its 5.2-inch display profile. They also sport different glass protection — Cherry Mobile’s has a scratch-resistant Dragontail glass on both its front and back sides that may be prone to fingerprint smudges, while Cloudfone’s flagship has a 2.5D glass in front with Corning’s Gorilla Glass protection.
The software could also be considered: While they both have near-stock Android Marshmallow OS out of the box, each company has a few tricks up their sleeve. Cherry Mobile left the UI intact and installed a few apps in tradition to what they have been serving, which includes the new Movie Club app alongside Cherry Play and Fun Club. Cloudfone, on the other hand, installed its own non-removable launcher that removes the drawers and keeps all your installed apps on the home screen. This could also make or break your preference in user interface environment.
With nearly identical hardware, one could see a difference in pricing: Cherry Mobile has placed the Flare X successor at Php7,999 and will be available soon, while Cloudfone’s prized gem is available since Monday with a Php9,999 price tag. The Php2,000 difference could also make or break your decision in choosing either of these smartphones.
As we check them out, the question remains: which is the better phone for you? Drop your suggestions at the comments section below.