December 15, 2012

MyPhone A848i Duo vs. Cherry Mobile Flare: Specs Fight!

MyPhone has finally launched its newest PINOY Android Phone called MyPhone A848i Duo, an updated version of the MyPhone A848 Duo with the speed of a dual-core processor and 3G connectivity. While the Cherry Mobile Flare is the first ever dual-core Android ICS smartphone in the market with an unbelievably low price of Php3,999 only! With that a lot of people are asking which is better between the two? So, Aside from their looks, can you really tell the difference between the two? If not, let’s look at their specs side-by-side after the jump.

MyPhone A848i Duo vs. Cherry Mobile Flare
MyPhone A848i Duo Cherry Mobile Flare
MediaTek MT6577
1GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon S4
1.2GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
PowerVR SGX531 GPU Adreno 203 GPU
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
4.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
5-point multi-touch feature
4.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
2-point multi-touch feature
4GB of internal storage 4GB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
5MP auto-focus camera
with LED flash
5MP auto-focus camera
with LED flash
VGA camera
VGA Camera
720p HD video recording 480p video recording
Dual Sim / Dual Standby Dual SIM / Dual Standby
Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot
microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band) GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)
3G network support3G network support
GPS with A-GPS support GPS with A-GPS support
TV-Out support / FM Radio
LED Notification
Google Play Store (Google Market) Google Play Store (Google Market)
Li-Pol 1,600 mAh Battery Li-ion 1,500 mAh battery
127.5 x 65.5 x 10.3mm
Php5,990 (Promo Price)
Php7,499 (SRP)

Php3,999 (SRP)

If you can see both the Cherry Mobile Flare and the MyPhone A848i Duo have the same RAM, internal storage, both have GPU's that can play Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Temple Run and is compatible with Adobe Flash, but the MyPhone A848i Duo edges the Cherry Mobile Flare with its 5-point multi-touch feature, 720p HD video recording, TV-out support and bigger battery capacity, while the Cherry Mobile Flare only edges the MyPhone A848i Duo with its unbelievably low price of just Php3,999 only!

Now, which phone wins the fight?

- The MediaTek MT6577 is faster than the Qualcomm MSM8625 S4. The MT6577 is a dual-core Cortex A9 while the MSM8625 S4 is a dual-core Cortex A5. The A5 is more efficient, but peak performance the A9 beats it handily. However, it the speed difference is pretty negligible for general usage. It'll only be apparent in benchmarks and games. Thanks AnaIvanovic2!
- Cherry Mobile just released the much anticipated software update for the Cherry Mobile Flare on their service centers nationwide. The new software update (Build number: TBW592241_8572_V000031) covers the most common issues that were present in the Flare like G-sensor, SMS (auto-rotate), support for FM Radio and others. Read more

If you own one of this phone, please share some of your experiences and opinions about this phone, so that others may be aware of it. Thanks!

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Benjamin Jr. Gorospe said...

Yeah! Ang ganda talaga ng a848i! Linaw din ng camera sobra, pati ung Video
recording HD 720p at 30fps talaga unlike sa flare (sa new jb update nila, 720p pero laggy ung video kasi hindi siya 30fps, pati camera hindi masyado maganda color quality). Nagtataka nga ako
bakit ang daming gustong makakuha ng Cherry Mobile Flare ngayon, hindi siguro
sila aware sa existence ng MP A848i Duo, ngayon same price nalang sila
at 3990~ pero di hamak na panalong panalo a848i duo sa specs, performance, and quality vs Flare!

Benjamin Jr. Gorospe said...

Di na xa overpriced, same price na xa ngaun with Flare, kaya sulit na sulit na! a848i duo <3

Adrian said...

Ung MyPhone A818 po yun

jinxchristiangonza said...

anong phone po ung 2G lng gumagana

Rigel Vargas said...

I really love my myPhone a818! even if it was used by my brother and have just to give it to me because he has a Blackberry now. My brother also plans to buy this Gadget (CM FLARE) because of the quality and specs!

Although he finds it slow (the myphone a818 not a848i) and has no 3g function only 2g, he was thankful that he had that such wonderful phone like that and recommends it for me as a starters phone for android users. :D

RockeR22 said...

hehehe malas niyo lang po! di pa po nagka-ganyan phone ko ever. rooted na nga po yung akin eh, no probs at all. piece of shit? ung unit lang po na napunta sa inyo yun.

peace! .\ /m

RockeR22 said...

di po. mas maganda pa rin po ang performance at durability ng a848i, kaya tama lang ung presyo (6k nalang!). hanggang ngayon nagpapa-sale sila nang paulit-ulit at ung presyo laging 4.5 or 4.6k...

kamote said...

sa mga benchmarks mas mataas ang Adreno 203 GPU kesa dun sa kabila... durability wise depende sa gumagamit

ehm said...

yes because a848i is overprice compared to Flare.

Jeh said...

Just wanna share my frustration with regard to myphone A848i. . . I bought my phone last January 2013 at Gaisano City here in Cagayan de Oro City. After a week of utilizing the phone, it started to quit working and it's no longer turning on. I brought it back to the store and asked for replacement.Unfortunately the company doesn't have replacement if it is more than 7 days, which kinda odd, so they took phone I let them bring to the service center.I thought I can get it in less than a week, but sadly I waited for a month to have my phone back. 2 weeks after getting my phone back from repair, It started not to function correctly, it was no longer detecting any sim card. I brought it back again to the store from where I bought it. I already set my mind for the possibility. It's going to be another month. Up until now, I haven't got the phone back. I'ts more than a month.The phone is a piece of garbage and the service was a nightmare!!!. I will not recommend MyPhone for most of my clients. Value your money, don't buy this piece of shit!!!!

Adrian said...

P4490 na po ung CM Flare? Sa Cherry Festival 2013 P3,999 nlng kasi

emm said...

back to 4490 today

emm said...

kamusta 3gs mo epot? iyot

emm said...

depende po sa strength ng connection kaya nag tunog robot, pag ok signal very clear even sa flare napansin ko yan.

Adrian said...

Kahit sa online Php4,999 na rin

wahabi said...

CM flare no 720p on video camera Myphone A848i is full 720p video
camera capture

emm said...


mark said...

the best t
ong a848i duo... super nae-enjoy ko... dali nga lang ma-lowbat hehe

ehm said...

yup kita mo talo pa yun tag 7k ? lol

handsome ^G said...

anung mas maganda ang quality? ang flare or a848 duo ?

ehm said...

pareho lang bro, maganda din ang flare kahit mura sya. same rebranded phones from China sila.

Khristian Paran Tolentino said...

not from CHINA.. LOL...from INDIA

Gabriel Andres said...

It's such a pity that the Flare won against the A848i Duo over the price. The MyPhone A848i is truly a much better device. I've held both devices for quite a while and I prefer the A848i much more than I do with the Flare.

Fa Ajose said...

the best a848i sulit sa price, except ung powerbutton prang ang cheap ng pagkagawa anything else is brilliant!

ehm said...

sulit a848i kung babalik sa 4.5k ang price to match Flare.

Adrian said...

There are people looking for this comparison, since both phones are dual-core and have the same 4-inch display.

That's is why I made this comparison for them.

popokwikkwak said...

why not compare with the same price?

popokwikkwak said...

lol tama bang icompare ang 7.5k sa 4k?

marjlax said...

great review. thanks for the info

Adrian said...

Okay lng po, since December 2012 pa ang post na ito :)

lodz said...

hindi po sa artice ang tinawanan ko, sa price drop po ako natawa... hehehehe.... btw nice review

lodz said...

4,590 pesos na po price ng a848i ... wahahahahahahahaha......dami ko tawa

Adrian said...

Pwd po, ito po ung link ng Tango app

russell Mallari said...

Pwede po bang gamitin yung tango App dito? Thanks :D ASAP

Electrotest Light said...

Compatible pala ang Cherry Mobile Flare sa 2,200MAH LG P970 OPTIMUS BLACK BATTERY (VIDEO)

Electrotest Light said...

Wow! gumana ang 2,100 mAh Samsung Battery sa Flare!!

yat said...

cherry mobile store at SMCity ... cherry mobile flare Php 4,999.00

astig said...

tanong ko lng kng magkasize b ng battery ang a848i ska a898??

Adrian said...

Nd po iba po ung A848i sa A898

Kenneth said...

Advantage: install apps to sd.. long battery life.. speed up the unit... making back up, install new rom, new appearance... and you can gain full control of the unit.. that's why it is called "ROOT"

Disadvantage: Your phone/device might get bricked... or useless.... (like carrying a brick in your pocket

and your phone/device warranty will be lost

(root at your own risk) ^_^ (take it to the experts)

root is for android powered devices

jailbreak is for the ios

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