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Cherry Mobile Flare P1 Hands-On Review

Eugene    May 04, 2017     2210 views


Cherry Mobile Flare P1 is the newest budget smartphone from Cherry mobile with a price tag of P3,999 pesos. One of the interesting features of cherry mobile flare P1 is that it has a dual camera (13MP + 2MP) at the back that can take photos with bokeh effects or blurry backgrounds. It also has a 5MP front facing camera with flash which is nice for night selfies.

Chery Mobile Flare P1 Quick Specs and Price

  • Price : P3999
  • OS: Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Screen Size :  5 inch HD IPS
  • CPU : 1.3 GHz Quad Core
  • RAM : 1GB
  • ROM : 16 GB
  • Rear Cam : 13MP + 2MP w/ Flash
  • Front Cam : 5MP w/ Flash
  • Wi-Fi : 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth : 4.1
  • Battery : 2350 mAh
  • Network : 2G (850/900/1800/1900 Mhz) & 3G (900/2100)
  • SIM CARD : Dual Micro Sim

BUILD AND DESIGN

It has a pretty standard design just like other smartphones and an average build quality which is just right for its price.
Check the images below and see it for your self.



POWER AND PERFORMANCE

Cherry Mobile Flare P1 is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad core processor from MediaTek paired with Mali-400 MP GPU.

It is enough to run your favorite casual apps and games or watch videos on the internet. Multi-tasking is also smooth since Cherry Mobile Flare P1 has a 1GB of RAM and it runs on the latest android version, Android Nougat (7.0). 
Cherry Mobile Flare P1 has an AnTuTu score of 24,438 based on our test. You can check more about it with the following screen shots below.



SOFTWARE AND UI INTERFACE

The UI of Cherry Mobile Flare P1 is still based on default android look which is very smooth based on our test. If you don’t like its stock launcher, you can always install a third party one. The Flare P1 has some preloaded apps from Cherry Mobile that promotes Filipino applications.

Here are some screenshots of Cherry Mobile Flare P1 default UI interface.



CAMERA

Having a dual rear camera is the most interesting feature of Cherry Mobile Flare P1. People are going crazy about this because you would only see this type of feature on flagship devices like Huawei, LG, and Apple iphone.

The cherry mobile flare P1 has two standard rear cameras (13MP + 2MP) that can capture pretty good pictures. It has also a front facing camera (5MP) with flash for night selfies.

The picture quality is not bad at all. Check the sample photos below. We did not use any lens at all. It is all just cherry mobile flare P1.



BOKEH EFFECTS?

Yes, it is possible to take photos with bokeh  effects, to highlight the effect, both the subject (foreground) and background should be well lighted. This effect can be easily achieved with small subjects. This really works on macro photography.

You can use the blur mode to achieved bokeh effects on larger subjects such as a person or other big objects.



NETWORK AND DATA CONNECTIONS         

Cherry mobile flare P1 is a dual sim smartphone and it supports only 3G data connection.
Overall, there is no problem with data, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth connection.

 

BATTERY LIFE

Standard. We suggest you to use a power bank if you are always using it for internet surfing and gaming.

VERDICT

If you are looking for a smartphone in the same price range, cherry mobile flare p1 is a good choice especially if you are into photography.




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