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Cherry Mobile unveils the new and affordable Flare S3 OCTA

OCTA CPU, Large HD display with USB OTG Support
cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( Feb 26, 2015 )    |    Mobile


One of the successful line of Cherry Mobile phones is the Flare series and with the Flare S segment gets into the game, the series just went on top of most local brand in the market. With one of the recently released Flare S3, Cherry Mobile has proven that even the local brand name can fairly compete with other big names in the industry. So much so that the company just announced the new Flare S3 which is basically an update to the existing Flare S3 smartphone device with Octa-core CPU and an updated and improved display.

The new Flare S3 OCTA comes with an improved 5-inch IPS display with 720p HD resolution. It is powered by a more powerful Octa-Core MediaTek processor running at 1.4 GHz. Despite the massive processing power of the device, Cherry Mobile decided to give the handset with only 1 GB of RAM, while this would be enough for daily and lightweight apps, the problem with devices having lower RAM’s appears when launching graphic intensive and large apps which would result into undesirable performance issues such as lags and sometimes hanging up. But as a daily driver with lightweight apps installed, devices such as the Flare S3 OCTA should be enough to get things done.

Now with most of the new Cherry Mobile handsets, new devices are given at least 8 GB of internal storage and the new Flare S3 Octa is coming with it. It also has a micro-SD slot for users who would want to expand the storage space to accommodate their needs. Like its predecessor, The new Flare S3 Octa comes with a 13 Megapixel main camera on the back and a 5 Megapixel camera on the front. Both of these cameras takes high-resolution images with results comparable to other camera equipped smartphones in the market.

For connectivity and communication, the handset has two SIM slots and is fully compatible with 3G HSPA+ and 2G GSM wireless network connectivity. Other connectivity options includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS support and USB 2.0 with USB OTG support.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S3 Octa will be running Android 4.4 (KitKat) but we do hope that Cherry Mobile will make Android 5.0 Lollipop available for their new devices. The handset comes with a small 1,800 mAh battery, that only means that if you are a heavy user, you might want to consider having yourself a powerbank ready or have your charger go along with you wherever you go.

The newly announced Flare S3 OCTA will be made available on a 1 day nationwide launch event happening on February 28, 2015 at all selected Cherry Mobile stores, kioks and partners in these following establishments: SM City North EDSA, SM Megamall, SM Southmall, SM City Calamba, SM City Dasmarinas, Robinsons Place Manila, Market! Market!, Ayala Center Cebu, Ayala Centrio CDO and GMall in Davao. The Flare S3 OCTA will be on sale during this date for only Php 4,999.00.

[ Cherry Mobile: Flare S3 OCTA ]

5-inch IPS HD Display

1.4 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592m Processor


8 GB Internal Storage

Up to 32 GB micro-SD card support

13 Megapixel main camera | LED flash

5 Megapixel front camera

Dual-SIM | Dual Standby



Bluetooth 4.0


USB 2.0 | USB OTG support

Android 4.4 (KitKat)

1800 mAh Battery