What’s up guys! Time for another Smartphone Review, and this time it’s the Cherry Mobile Flare S6.. Is it the best budget Camera Phone under P4K? Let’s Find out..
Before we proceed, let’s check the specifications of the device..
Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Specifications:
4G 700MHz LTE Connectivity
5.2 Inch HD IPS 2.5D Display
720X1280 @ 282 ppi
Android OS V7.0 Nougat. With CherryOS 2.0
Quad-Core 1.3GHz Cortex-A53 Mediatek MT6737 Processor
16GB ROM / 2GB RAM
microSD up to 64GB
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS with A-GPS
USB Type C 1.0 Reversible
3.5mm Audio Jack
13 Megapixel Autofocus f/2.0 Sony IMX135 Rear Camera with LED Flash
13 Megapixel f/2.0 OmniVision OV12830 Front-Facing Camera
Removable Li-Ion 2600mAh Battery
Price: SRP P3,999
Availability: NOW AVAILABLE!!
Colors: Black, Gray, Silver, Gold, Mocha, Red
What’s inside the box:
– USB Wall Adaptor
– USB Type C Cable
– 2,600mAh battery
– 3.5mm Earphones with microphone and control
– Users Manual and Cherry Fun Club Guide
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
The quality is excellent. Its easy to hold in your hand although it’s a bit slippery due to its matte finish back cover.. button positions are very easy to access and they have the satisfying click.. Fingerprint sensor is very accurate..
As for the Design, it really feels like a premium device with the 2.5D Glass.. as for the back cover, again it is a Matte Finish back although it’s not the rubbery matte back from the previous Flare Devices like the Flare S100..
The positions of the Camera module, LED Flash and the Fingerprint Scanner kinda reminds me of the Desire R8. So for the Quality and Design its 9 out of 10
This device features a 5.2 Inch HD IPS Display with a resolution of 720X1280. The display is excellent, with 282 ppi you can see the text clear, viewing angles are great.. the 2.5D Curve glass gives a premium feel on the device.. it has a 5 point multitouch BTW.. so it’s 9 out of 10 for the Display
The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and comes with the company’s new CherryOS. So far the Software runs fine, but there is actually one part in this software that is kinda dealbreaker for this device, and that is the Default Launcher itself.
The reason why is because you cannot replace it to any other 3rd party launchers and shortcuts will always be added to your homescreen even though app drawer is available.. for me it is a terrible experience because you cannot remove it to your homescreen, the only way you can deal with it is to hide it inside a folder.
It is also unfair because from what I have heared is that you can change the Deafult launcher of its sibling which is the Flare S6 Selfie to any launcher you want.. I really hope that Cherry Mobile will address this issue on their next software update.. Its 5 out of 10 for the Software.
This device is powered by a Mediatek MT6737T processor paired with Mali-T720MP GPU and 2GB of RAM.. The device runs fine with just a bit of lag..
Games like Minecraft, Mobile Legends are playable in this device..
This device come with 16GB of Internal Storage in which is good because the software takes only around 1.5GB of the entire storage.. Its 8 out of 10 for the Hardware.
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. LTE works great thanks to the 700MHz LTE band.. Its 9 out of 10 for the Connectivity..
This device has an 13 Megapixel Autofocus f/2.0 Rear Camera with an LED Flash and its photo quality is Good enough for daily use..
The Camera app is packed with a number of modes like Beauty Mode, FaceCute, Panorama, Time Lapse, and Pro Mode.. this device can record up to 1080p@30fps FullHD Videos.
The device also has a 13 Megapixel f/2.0 Front-facing Camera with LED Flash in which is good on Daylight Condition, and average on low-light condition.. Check out the samples below for the rear and front cameras..
Its Perfect 10 for the Camera
The 2600mAh Removable Battery is enough for daily tasks, mild gaming and surfing the net.. it can last more than a day on my end and around 8-9 hours when directly using it for playing games and connecting to my social media apps..
Its 9 out of 10 for the Battery..
Overall, for P3,999 it is the best budget camera phone you can get for its pricepoint.. So i will rate it 8.5 out of 10
Accurate Fingerprint Sensor
Cannot change Default Launcher
Cannot delete Shortcuts on Home Screen