Sunday, May 11, 2014

Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 vs MyPhone RIO Price and Specs Comparison

Latest Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 features an IPS LCD with On-Cell Touchscreen panel making images closer to top layer of the display, with better color reproduction and lower power consumption. Aside from that, it is equipped with Sony's IMX179 camera sensor, also used by latest Google/LG NEXUS 5 - a quad core Android KitKat smartphone.

Aside from Cherry Mobile OMEGA Spectrum (P4,999), latest FLARE S2 (an upgrade of FLARE S priced at P4,499) is another affordable quad core Android smartphone beside MyPhone RIO that is priced below P5K giving Pinoy consumers more options to choose from.

In addition, latest SKK Mobile MARIAN V1 quad core could be probably priced at less than P5K. Just for the record, the cheapest quad core Android phones in the market to date based on my list are SKK Mobile GRIFFIN/GRIFFIN 2 (P3,599) and upcoming Cherry Mobile LIFE 2.0 (P3,299)

At less than P5K price range, local mobile brand player already offers quad core gadgets either with large High Definition (HD) screen for gamers or with better camera for photo enthusiasts. So, before buying, better pick the one that will suit you needs, lifestyle and enhances your communication.


Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 vs MyPhone RIO Price, Features and Specs Comparison

Latest MyPhone RIO boosting 5.0" IPS High Definition (HD, 1280 x 20 pixels resolution) display and powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. 

Price: Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 is priced at P4,699 while MyPhone RIO is selling at P4,999. A price difference of P300.

Features: Dual SIM and Premium Curve Design (FLARE S2), Dual SIM with USB OTG support (RIO)

CPU:  1.3 GHz quad core processor (FLARE S2), 1.3 GHz MT6582M Quad-Core processor (RIO)

GPU:  MALI 400MP (RIO)

OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB

Screen: 4.5" FWVGA IPS with On-Cell Touchscreen Panel making it thinner, with better color reproduction and lower power consumption (FLARE S2), 5.0" IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen (RIO)


Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, 1 GB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.5" IPS display boosting 8MP/2MP dual cameras.

Resolution:  854 x 480 pixels (FLARE S2), 1280 x 720 pixels (RIO)

Pixel per Inch: 213 ppi (FLARE S2), 294 ppi (RIO)

RAM: Both 1 GB

Internal Memory: 4 GB (FLARE S2), 4 GB and expandable up to 32 GB (RIO)

Camera: 8 MP BSI rear with Sony's IMX 179 camera sensor with Flash and 2 MP front camera (FLARE S2), 8 MP rear, autofocus with Flash and 2 MP front (RIO)

Connectivity: WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 4.0 (FLARE S2), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and 3G/HSPA+ capable (RIO)

AnTuTu Benchmark Score:  ~17K (RIO)

Battery: 1800 mAh (FLARE S2), 2000 mAh capacity (RIO)

Availability: MyPhone RIO are available in white, blue, red, orange, yellow, black colors and already out in the market.

Although both Android phones are at almost the same price point, Cherry Mobile FLARE S2 and MyPhone RIO offers two different interesting features. If you like large screen with HD display, go for RIO and if you like design with premium curve and 8 MP rear camera with Sony sensor, I'll choose FLARE S2.

If you own one of this gadget, kindly please share to us your impression and some missing specs.Thanks!


Sources/Photo Credits:
Myphone Facebook, Cherry Angel Facebook
Cherry Mobile Facebook



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27 comments:

Anonymous said...

i bought this FLARE S2 last saturday 5/24/14 at 8:00 pm and tested it in all aspects and it is ok but when i tried to use the launcher applications (eg:go launcher/nova launcher) and tried to set it as a default.. the phone wont let me because it does not have an option to choose a default launcher… i had already escalated this to the cherry mobile center in sm dasma on sunday morning and they said it was for REFORMAT and i agreed to it but when i claimed it yesterday.. nothing has changed… THEY SAID THAT IT WAS FOR SYSTEM UPDATE BUT WHY AM I THE ONE EXPERIENCING THIS ?? my friend’s default launcher option for flare s2 is working and mine was not and THEY ARE GIVING ME THAT EXCUSE? WOW… MY PHONE WAS STILL UNDER 7 DAYS REPLACEMENT AND THEY EVEN DIDNT EVEN WANT TO REPLACE IT? THAT WAS A FACTORY DEFECT!
Issue: home button doesnt have default launcher option.

They said that it was a system issue for all cherry flare S2 Not having Default launcher options when you press the home button…

Are you also experiencing this?

Anonymous said...

nope, wala naman nangyari ganyan sa s2 ko. try mo e root pre

Dave Allen belicario said...

same issue with the launcher , it cant be set as default . tsk

Dave Allen belicario said...

na fix ko na,punta ka settings>app manager>all>hanapin mo launcher na default then clickCLEAR DEFAULT .after press mo home button , it willask you to chose a default launcher

ivyaj clao said...

Ok na ba ung issue bout sa launcher o tlagang my bug xa? Balak ko kc bumili bnenta ko na flare s ko.. is there any bugs guys sa cm flare s2? Tnx..

jc said...

okey na po ba tong flare s2?

Anonymous said...

patulong naman po, di ko makonek sa wifi ang s2 ko. authentication problem lagi.

GbSb said...

Tama po ba ang password? try mo po mag connect sa SM WiFi or ibang WiFi Hotspot.

Anonymous said...

Automatic dapat pag nag install ka ng 3rd party launcher, pag pinindot mo home button, lalabas ang home switcher at mapipili mo ang mga installed launcher. Pag pinili mo 'always', dapat yun na ang magiging default launcher mo. Pero pag nabalik sa stock launcher, me problema phone mo.

Anonymous said...

Iba po kc ang home button effect ng flare s2 kesa sa ibang phones. prang unique lang sa s2 un,pro kung rooted ka, medaling maayos un, wag magpanic. di yun problema at di un nakakasama sa phone. Gamit lang kau ng app na ngffreeze ng mga applications like titanium backup then freeze niyo ung default or stock launcher then set default ung chosen launcher. DONE

Anonymous said...

Ginawa ko na rin po yang titanium pero workaround lang yun, hindi talaga solution. Ang misbehaviour na to di lang confined sa launcher, pag lumabas ang "Complete Action Using" dialog box pag nag open ka ng, e.g.,, jpg file at multiple apps ang capable na buksan ito, kahit piliin mo 'always' ay hindi nya na reremember. Next time tatanungin ka uli nya. same with mp3 etc. Kaya there's a problem with the rom. Sana maupdate ng CM ang firmware ng FS2 para maayos to. If not Ifflash ko na lang to with another ROM...

Anonymous said...

gnyn dn problem ko..di ko ma set as default ung go launcher...ang gnawa ko.. ng dload ako ng atom launcher tas inactivate ko.. pgka press ko ng home... bumalik xa sa go launcher. pgka press ko ng home.. di na xa ma assk ng deafults...hope mkatulong

Anonymous said...

Post the comparison of CAMERA'S.

Anonymous said...

yung launcher ng flares2 ko bglang umayos hahahaha.

Anonymous said...

i updated my flare s2 into Kitkat. after that nag disfunction na ang messaging ko. i dont know what to do with it

Anonymous said...

mag factory reset ka.. ganyan din sa akin.. hindi ako makarecieve ng msg. peru bago ka mag factory data reset.. mag backup ka muna.

Anonymous said...

I have a CM FS2 and i also encountered the same problem with my sms after i updated to kitkat. But i accidentally fixed it. Here's how i did it.

After installing the firmware update. . .

1. Back up everything using Backup and Restore app.
2. Reset your phone by going to:
Settings>Personal>Backup & Restore>Factory Data>Reset
3. After the phone has finished restoring itself to factory defualts, restore your personal data and apps using Backup and Restore app.

Voila!

So that's how i fixed it. The update also fixed the default launcher issue and other default app prompts.

At least that's how it turned out for me.

However, the issue with the default storage/custom ringtone reverting back to phone storage/default ringtone that i was experiencing after usb storage mode was still there.

I hope CM fixes thus bug in the near future.

kc Go said...

kindly reply..im planning to buy a new phone...and im thinking about my phone rio and flare s2...so which is better???
thanks for your suggestions

GbSb said...

I recommend MyPhone RIO

Anonymous said...

Epektib! Tnx boss! :)

mofos said...

Paano po I root ang flare s2? I need help. D q po ma root phone q.

Anonymous said...

ok po ba tong flare s2? bibili po sana ako sa mon. ng flare s2.

Anonymous said...

magkano po kaya ang LCD ng cherry mobile Omega spectrum kasi nabagsak yong cp ko...

Paolo Gumahin said...

whats the best option po Flare s2 or RIO? Help me

GbSb said...

Before buying, check both MP RIO and CM FLARE S2 design. For internal specs, I like MP RIO HD display and 2000 mAh battery.

Anonymous said...

DPAT AFTER MAG UPDATE TO KITKAT MAGFACTORY RESET
PARA ND MGKAPROBLEMA JUST LIKE ME AFTER KO
MAGUPDATE SA OTA WLA NGNG PROBLEMA

Anonymous said...

ah.. ok now i now

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