Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite Review. Affordable Quad-Core Smartphone with HD Display

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What’s up guys, its time for another unboxing and review, and today I’m going to check out the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite, so what are we waiting for, let’s begin..

Before we begin, let’s first take a recap on the full specifications of this device..

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Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite Specs:

Dual SIM / Dual Standby
2G EDGE, & 3G HSPA+ Connectivity
5.0 Inches (720×1280) (With 294 ppi) Capacitive HD Display.
Android OS 4.4.2 KitKat
Quad-Core 1.3GHz Processor.
8GB of Internal Storage, 1GB of RAM, and an Expandable microSD Card Slot up to 32GB.
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, FM Radio, microUSB 2.0, GPS (With A-GPS), and 3.5mm Headphone Jack.
8 Megapixel Autofocus Rear Camera with LED Flash.
5 Megapixel Front-Facing Camera.. And..
A Removable Li-Ion 1,800mAh Battery.

What’s inside the box:

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– Phone
– USB Wall Adaptor
– USB to microUSB Cable for syncing
– 1,800mAh battery
– 3.5mm Earphones with microphone and control
– Users Manual and Cherry Fun Club Guide

The Review:

Okay let’s begin reviewing this device. Like the other reviews I made, I will rate 1-10 for each highlights that will be mentioned below..

1. Quality and Design

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The quality is fine, its thin but not so compact due to the big bezels on the top and bottom.

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The design is great, it doesn’t attract fingerprints much because its back cover is made out of synthetic leather.. Its 8 out of 10 for the design.

2. Display

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This device features a 5 Inch HD Display with a resolution of 720X1280. The display is excellent, with 294 ppi you can see the text clear and vivid..

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Oh and by the way, i think it has an IPS technology in which noticeable when i tilt the device from a different angle. Its perfect 10 for the Display.

3. Software

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The device runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat, and it runs fine. Apps that came preinstalled on this device are the Cherry Mobile Services, Kakao Talk, and the outdated Opera Mini Browser. Its 8 out of 10 for the Software.

4. Hardware

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At first you will think that this is a Mediatek Powered Smartphone, but unfortunately its not, This device is powered by Spreadtrum SC8830 Quad-Core Chipset in which is clocked @ 1.3GHz and partnered with a Mali-400MP GPU, I’m a little disappointed on this because it lags on some games even though it has 1GB of RAM.

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I tried playing Clash of Clans on this device, and i noticed that there are lags on the animations.

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Based on Antutu Benchmark, this device scores for about 16,888 points.. This device has an 8GB of Internal Storage in which is good because its a unified storage for apps, photos, music, and etc. Its 7 out of 10 for the Hardware.

5. Connectivity

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NOTE: Connecting to the internet using Wi-Fi Connection or Mobile Data Connection depends on your network and location.

I tried connecting to the internet using both methods, and they are working great. Bluetooth sometimes fail when sending files.. Its 8 out of 10 for the Connectivity..

6. Camera

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This device has an 8 Megapixel Autofocus Rear Camera and its photo quality is above average.. It has an LED Flash to aid you when taking low-light photos..

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The Camera App is Modified one in which features HDR, Slo-mo Video Recording and Time Lapse similar to those of the iPhone. Base on the app this device can record up to 1080p@30fps FullHD Videos.

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The device also has a 5 Megapixel Front-facing Camera in which is good on Daylight Condition, and not on low-light condition.. Check out the samples below for the rear and front cameras..

Its 8 out of 10 for the Camera

7. Battery

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The battery is one of the downside of this device because its only 1,800mAh similar to the Flare S3 and Flare S3 Octa.. I noticed that the battery quickly drains when using Data Connection.. Based on my tests, the device can last for a day for regular usage (Texting, Calls), and about 5 to 10 hours if your are playing games or using Data Connection..

Its 8 out of 10 for the Battery..

Final Verdict

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Overall, for the price of P2,999 it’s a good device to use everyday.. So i will rate this 8 out of 10

Pros:

Premium Design
Excellent Display
Good Camera
Unified Internal Storage

Cons:

Lags when playing Games
Low Battery Capacity

Well, that’s it for my review of the Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite. See you again next time for another exciting unboxing and review.. Thank you and God Bless..

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53 comments

  1. i bought this unit flare s3 lite, after almost 2weeks, it always shutdown. when i turned it on, its not lowbat naman. now i returned it to the store where i bought the unit. they refer me to the authorize repair shop of cherry mobile. they said that its the battery that is defective daw. so they get my battery and have me notified nlang daw when the replacement arrives. after a month i went to the repair shop and still wala pa daw. i dont know why it take it so long to process my request. please help me. thanks.

  2. Hi. Just bought this phone yesterday and the new Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Lite which is already a Lollipop one out of the box has improved a lot (and its much faster and no lag even on heavy 3D games)! 🙂 I hope you have a review of the latest version of it. 🙂

  3. ok dn nman s3lite ko pro yung front camera hindi sya maliwanag compare sa s3 octa same lang na mp sa front camera..anu po ba pwede gawin pra maging maliwanag yung camera sa harap…

  4. I am actually using CM Flare s3 lite and it is good, i like the camera feature and the slo mo,got the latest lollipop already and I like the video quality,, what I just don’t like about this phone is the battery^^,

    Drains too fast whenever I uses my data.

  5. Uhm, may question ako.. Bakit pag naguupgrade ako ng apps at download mageerror siya. Kahit nirestart ko na. Kahit osa isa and same as pagdodownload. Pero before nakapagdownload naman ako. Ngaun ayaw na. Internet works fine naman with other phones. Nakakapagdownload. Kahit patayin ko ibang users ayaw padin. Help asa please di ko na maggamit coc ko e.

  6. Uhm, may question ako.. Bakit pag naguupgrade ako ng apps at download mageerror siya. Kahit nirestart ko na. Kahit osa isa and same as pagdodownload. Pero before nakapagdownload naman ako. Ngaun ayaw na. Internet works fine naman with other phones. Nakakapagdownload. Kahit patayin ko ibang users ayaw padin. Help asap please di ko na maggamit coc ko e. Thank you!!!

  7. I used s3lite for 2mnths pero ung touch pod hindi na gaano gumanaa? Bat ganun? Pag nag games ako hindi magfunction ung dapat pindutin…anu ba dapat gawin? Plzz reply sa alam ang gagawin.. Ung touch pod lng talaga ang tagal dumetek.. James po ito sa cebu.

  8. I bought mine last December 21,2015. And I’m still using it right now(04-14-2016). In fact never pa syang nagfreeze,lag or bgla nlng namamatay. I have 15 downloaded applications including dead target 2,asphalt nitro,cymera,avira,Facebook app,messenger,etc. Still no issues pa din. Mabilis lang talaga sya malowbat. For Call&Text,camera,music the battery lasts for a 1whole day. Kapag naman gamit ang WiFi or data mga 9hours lang sya. Nasa taong gumagamit din naman un kung tatagal ang phone. 🙂 hope nakatulong aq

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