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Cherry Mobile Thunder vs. Cherry Mobile Flare: Specs Fight!

The Cherry Mobile Thunder vs. Cherry Mobile Flare, both are among the most affordable dual SIM Android ICS smartphones below P5K! Dubbed as "Dual Core ng Bayan" the Cherry Mobile Flare is the first ever dual-core Android ICS smartphone in the market with an unbelievably low price of just Php3,999 only, while the Cherry Mobile Thunder is the newest online EXCLUSIVE (for 1 week) smartphone from CM! 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.

Cherry Mobile Thunder vs. Cherry Mobile Flare
Cherry Mobile Thunder 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)
4.5-inch FWVGA (480 x 854 pixels)
Capacitive touchscreen
5-point multi-touch feature
4-inch WVGA (480 x 800 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
No LED flash
5MP auto-focus camera
with LED flash
VGA camera
VGA Camera
720p HD video recording VGA 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 (Dual-band) GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)
3G network support
(UMTS 2100)
3G network support
(UMTS 900/ 2100)
GPS with A-GPS support GPS with A-GPS support
FM Radio /
Google Play Store (Google Market)
FM Radio /
Google Play Store (Google Market)
Li-Ion 1,800 mAh battery Li-Ion 1,500 mAh battery
136 x 65 x 9.9mm
131 × 68.2 × 11.3mm
Php4,999 (SRP) Php3,999 (SRP)

If you can see both the Cherry Mobile Thunder and the Cherry Mobile Flare have same RAM, internal storage and both have GPU's that can play Angry Birds, Bad Piggies, Temple Run and is compatible with Adobe Flash, but the Cherry Mobile Flare edges the Cherry Mobile Thunder with its 4-inch IPS display (giving it a wide viewing angle, fast response speed and a simple pixel structured), 233ppi (for better viewing), tri-band GSM connectivity and its cheaper price tag (Less P1,000), while the Cherry Mobile Thunder only edges the Cherry Mobile Flare with its bigger 4.5-inch FWVGA display with 5-point multi-touch feature, 720p HD video recording and bigger battery capacity.

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!

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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  1. correction flare is also a hd video recorder @ 30fps

  2. not on landscape mode, which is the standard parameter .

  3. Flame 2.0 dahil quad-core po ito, 4.5" qHD IPS display, 1GB ung RAM at bago ung OS (Android Jelly Bean).

    Flare: 4" WVGA display, dual-core, 512MB RAM and Android ICS
    Thunder: 4.5" FWVGA display, dual-core, 512MB RAM and Android ICS
    Hyper: 5" WVGA display, dual-core, 512MB and Android ICS

  4. ano po mas mgandang bilhin cherry mobile flare, flame 2.0 , HYper or Thunder??

  5. ano po mas mgandang bilhin cherry mobile flare, flame 2.0 , HYper or Thunder????

  6. thanks for the info..d:D

  7. mag antay nlng kayo sa Flame 2.0 http://techbuzz.ph/2013/03/cherry-mobile-flame-2/

  8. wrong karbonn have their fons made in China just like Cherry mobile and MyPhone, flare is NOT from india it is also from China. accept the truth Flare is MADE IN CHINA. Be proud of your Chinese made phones.

  9. kahit ano pa kunin nyo sa dalawa basta lagyan mo nito http://goo.gl/2PsJk napaka useful nyang phone mo

  10. Flare 2.1 is an MSM8625 Snapdragon s4... check nyo n lng.. it's according to ALL in one TOOl box

  11. Boy From BacolodJuly 24, 2013 at 9:36 PM

    Thunder is a rebranding of Coolpad 7290 (Yulong Company,China) and Flare is rebranding of Karbonn (India).. If looking for casing for your thunder, you can check ebay and search coolpad 7290.. Jelly Case is sold at 130Php free shipping on ebay.. Im hoping cherry mobile would bring in more accesories locally for this phone.. If your looking for alternative casing for Cherry Mobile Thunder, you can fit in Sony Xperia Ion Case..

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  13. well...the cherry mobile thunder has a 240 not 218 PPI I'v got this info. from google play ,the app that I'v downloaded AND THE DISPLAY HAS A 240 PPI/240 DPI.........THE risson that the cm thunder is much more expensive than cm flare cause of it's QUALITY.....AND BESIDE OF IT, IT'S AUDIO..IT'S DISPLAY ...AND SO MANY MORE.......HELLO GUYS I'M IAN ...AND I'M A 13 Y.O ....even though I'm just a kid..............I have thing i know that you don't know........FOR ME THE BEST PHONE IS CM THUNDER....

  14. Try nyu po dito mg.calculate ng PPI http://pixeldensitycalculator.com/?h=480&v=854&d=4.5 :)

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