Thursday, November 28, 2013

Cherry Mobile FLARE S vs StarMobile NAVI Price and Specs Comparison

StarMobile's cheapest quad core Android phone so far - the NAVI, powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Broadcom 23550 CPU, 1 GB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.0" Capacitive display with GLONASS capability.

As Android smartphones become cheaper due to latest technology in processor, display and camera, Filipinos can enjoy multimedia, gaming,  internet connectivity and increased functionality at affordable price.

Latest from MediaTek are affordable version of quad core Soc - the power efficient MT6582 Cortex-A7 released third quarter of 2013.

On the other hand, Broadcom first 5G WiFi, NFC, GPS and Indoor positioning quad core processor designed for entry level smartphones - the BCM 23550 Cortex-A7 was announced second quarter of 2013.

Let's compare two latest quad core Android phones  from our local brand Cherry Mobile and StarMobile using both affordable processor.

Cherry Mobile FLARE S vs StarMobile NAVI Price, Features and Specs Comparison

From the family of FLARE series - Cherry Mobile FLARE S is powered by latest MediaTek MT6582 quad core CPU, 1 GB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.0" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen boosting 8MP/VGA dual cameras.

Price: Cherry Mobile FLARE S is selling at P4,499 while StarMobile NAVI is priced at P4,670. A price difference of P191.

Features: Dual SIM (FLARE S), Dual SIM ( Regular + Regular), FM Radio, Over the Air (OTA) Updates and StarMobile SYNC (NAVI)

Physical Design: 10.5 mm slim (NAVI)

CPU: 1.3 GHz MT6582 Cortex-A7 quad core processor (FLARE S), 1.2 GHz Broadcom 23550 Cortex-A7 quad core processor (NAVI)

GPU: MALI 400 (FLARE S), Broadcom Videocore IV (NAVI)

OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB

RAM: Both 1 GB RAM

Screen:  Both 4.0" Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen. FLARE S is IPS.

Resolution: Both 800 x 480 pixels

Pixel per Inch: Both 233 ppi

Internal Memory: Both 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB

Camera:  8 MP rear with Flash and VGA front camera (FLARE S), 5 MP rear, BSI, with dual LED Flash and VGA front camera (NAVI)

Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-USB and 3G/HSPA+ capable (FLARE S), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS and 3G/HSPA+ capable (Download up to 21.1 Mbps) [NAVI]

Sensors: G-sensor, Proximity and Light (FLARE S), Gyro, Proximity and Light sensor (NAVI)

AnTuTu Benchmark Scores: ?

Battery: 1400 mAh (FLARE S), 1500 mAh Li-Ion (NAVI)

Availability: Both are already in the market

Kindly please share your hands on experience, some specs and initial review if you own one of these Android gadgets. I'll update the specs as long as more information is available.

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Anonymous said...

wala pa namang nagcomment ah, alin po ba ang as maganda? :-)

Anonymous said...

flare s. kahit 1400 mah battery nya tagal malowbat. 5hrs pag heavy use. games,surfing, mabilis din sya smooth lalo sa games. Thankgod sa mal 400 na gpu haha.

GbSb said...

Thanks for feedback about CM FLARE S.

Anonymous said...

StarMobile Navi's competitor is not CM Flare S but CM Sonic 2.0 - parehas na parehas ang specs with Sonic 2.0 priced at 3,999; nice try StarMobile but no.

GbSb said...

You're right, its CM SONIC 2.0 vs SM NAVI.

Anonymous said...

ppsspp emu: final fantasy dissidia full speed at flare s

gee reyes said...

problem sa CM Flare S ko yun camera nagkaroon ng guhit sa camera. mabagal service ng cherry mobile 1 month ng nasa kanila yun cellphone ko til now hindi pa rin gawa.. sayang ang pera 1month ko lng nagamit after ng 1month nasira na then hintay uli kun kelan magagawa..cherry mobile kainis talaga.

GbSb said...

Hintayin mo na lang po maayos at ifollow up for status.

Carl Mateo said...

Parang mas Ok yung Kata venus 3 kesa sa flare s no?

GbSb said...

Yung Kata VENUS 3 ay dual core, 1600 mAh ang battery at P3,699 na lang siya while Cherry Mobile FLARE S ay quad core at 1 GB RAM plus 8 MP rear camera at mas mahal ng konti.

Depende po sa budget mo peru ok naman ang VENUS 3.

jp lacson said...

Ano po mas maganda panggaming phone with good camera? Navi or flare S?

Anonymous said...

Tindi Flare S sa gaming pati cam ganda

Anonymous said...

Maganda parin yung starmobile navi gaming at pang selfie and internet speed mabilis talaga

GbSb said...

Thanks po sa impression about sa CM FLARE S at SM NAVI, for my blog readers, fyi.

jerwinm_qc said...

sm navi ko bilis ma lowbat,,,d man lang sya umabot ng 24hrs.......meron ba batery na pwede pamalit?tapos ung sounds nya super sa hina.......but kapag nag playback ka ng video record ok nmn,but ung files from sd cards sobrang hina,,till me pls how to fix it??????

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