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Cherry Mobile Flame Hands-On and Review
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Cherry Mobile Flame Hands-On and Review

by Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.January 13, 2013

The phenomenal success of Flare and Titan makes Cherry Mobile standout among other local brand distributors, giving them a good sign to invest more in affordable dual core phones and with that, CM released another sets of dual core phones, one is the Cherry Mobile Flame – a bigger version of Flare.

Cherry Mobile Flame is a 4.5 inch device with qHD capacitive touchscreen, resolution is 960×450. It comes with 5megapixel camera and powered by 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Processor coupled with Adreno 203 GPU. Some devices utilizing the same processor are: Huawei Ascend G330D, HTC Desire X, HTC Desire SV.

Cherry Mobile Flame

Cherry Mobile Flame Hands On Video

Cherry Mobile Flame Temple Run

Cherry Mobile Flame Screen

Cherry Mobile Flame Camera

If Cherry Mobile Blaze resembles the look of Samsung Galaxy S3, well, Cherry Mobile Flame relatively looks similar with HTC One X. =)

Cherry Mobile Flame Blaze

Flame runs on Android ICS with 512MB RAM, memory is a big issue with Android, though you can run multiple applications, you’ll experience lags when your available RAM reaches 100MB and below. On the other hand, composing messages, scrolling my FB and Twitter, and of course playing games is quite responsive. It also has a built in 4GB storage and for more space, you can just slap in a microSD card.

Cherry Mobile Flame Battery Dual SIM

Another thing you’ll like about this phone is its dual-SIM, dual-standby feature. The first SIM slot handles 3G while you’re stuck with 2G on the second SIM though. I’ve been using both SIMs for sending SMS or calls and it’s very convenient. This phone uses 1800mAh battery which is gonna be an issue for heavy smartphone users because this may only last for one day as I observed these past couple of days.

Here are the complete specs of the Cherry Mobile Flame:

  • Dual SIM/ Dual Standby
  • 4.5-inch qHD (960×540) IPS capacitive display
  • 245ppi, 16.8M colors with 5-point multi-touch feature
  • 1.2GHz dual-core Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 Processor
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 4GB of internal storage
  • microSD slot up to 32GB
  • 5MP autofocus camera with flash
  • VGA front-facing camera
  • 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps) on SIM 1 only
  • 3.5mm audio jack / microUSB 2.0 / FM Radio
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n / Wi-Fi Direct / Wi-Fi hotspot
  • Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP / GPS with A-GPS support
  • Tri-Band GSM 900/1800/1900MHz; UMTS 2100MHz
  • Gravity / Proximity / Light sensor
  • 1800mAh Li-Ion battery

Cherry Mobile Flame

Cherry Mobile Flame Box

Well, Cherry Mobile Flame generally is commendable. In terms of performance and physical features, with the price of Php 6,299, I would say that it is a good buy. You may want to get one and share below your experiences/comments with this phone.

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About The Author
Bon Francisco Talampas, Jr.
Bon Talampas, Jr. is a computer engineer, a former member of a technical team that supports a leading health care company. Prior to his stint abroad, he worked as an IT specialist and a university lecturer. Bon also holds an MBA. And aside from being a computer geek and DOTA fanatic, he spends most of his idle hours in blogging and photography. You can also read more about him at www.bonistation.com.

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