|Latest Cherry Mobile FLARE 3 - "Phablet ng Bayan" - the cheapest 5.0" IPS qHD quad-core phablet in the Philippine market to date for P3,999 only|
Recently, MyPhone unveiled INFINITY LITE (P7,999) "Octa-Core ng Bayan" - the cheapest octa-core Android smartphone to date beating a couple of local brand octa-core gadgets such as Cherry Mobile MAGNUM S (P9,999), SKK Mobile MARIAN S1 (P9,999) and KRAKEN (P8,999) in terms of affordability.
As the Philippine market is flooded with a lot of Android phones every year with improved/higher specs and added features, the competition is really tight and Pinoy consumers are on dilemma which smartphones to buy.
To give you an example, Cherry Mobile just recently announced the third installment of FLARE, the FLARE 3 "Phablet ng Bayan" - the cheapest quad-core phablet in the market to date competing with MyPhone RIO LITE, Cloudfone GEO 400Q+ (P3,999), StarMobile NAVI/SKY (P3,990/P3,890) and SKK Mobile GRIFFIN/GRIFFIN 2 (both P3,599).
For a hard earned money of P3,999, which Android smartphones above do you think is better? Below are the comparison of the FLARE 3 and RIO LITE - the closest rivals.
Cherry Mobile FLARE 3 vs MyPhone RIO LITE Price and Specs Comparison
|MyPhone RIO LITE is powered by 1.3 GHz quad-core CPU, 512MB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.7" IPS display boasting 5MP/2MP dual cameras and fueled by 2000 mAh battery.|
Price: Both are priced at P3,999
Features: Dual SIM (FLARE 3), Dual SIM and 9.5 mm slim (RIO LITE)
CPU: 1.3 GHz MT6582 Quad-Core processor (FLARE 3), 1.3 GHz MT6582M Quad-Core processor (RIO LITE),
GPU: All MALI 400MP
OS: Android 4.4 KitKat (FLARE 3), Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB (RIO LITE)
Screen: 5.0" IPS qHD OGS scratch resistant display (FLARE 3), 4.7" IPS WVGA Capacitive Touchscreen (RIO LITE)
Resolution: 960 x 540 pixels (FLARE 3), 800 x 400 pixels (RIO LITE)
Pixel per Inch: 220 ppi (FLARE 3), 199 ppi (RIO LITE)
RAM: 1 GB (FLARE 3), 512 MB (RIO LITE)
Internal Memory: 8 GB expandable up to 64 GB ( FLARE 3), 4 GB (RIO LITE)
Camera: 8 MP rear with Flash and 3 MP front (FLARE 3), 5 MP rear with Flash and 2 MP front (RIO LITE)
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/A-GPS and HSPA+ (FLARE 3), WiFi and 3G/HSPA+ (RIO LITE)
Sensors: Accelerometer, Light and Proximity (FLARE 3), Light, Motion, Proximity, Magnetic (RIO LITE)
AnTuTu Benchmark Score: Both ~17K
Battery: 1980 mAh (FLARE 3), 2000 mAh (RIO LITE)
Availability: Cherry Mobile FLARE 3 will be available at SM North EDSA, Robinsons Manila and Graphics CDO on August 2, 2014 and available at 5 supreme colors. MyPhone RIO LITE is available in white, blue, red, orange, yellow, black colors and already out in the market.
So, which of the two gadgets do you think is the right one for you? I'll update the specs once more information and official specs are available.
Kindly please share to us your impression and initial review if you own one of these gadgets. Thanks!
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