Cherry Mobile has been on fire with their entry-level phones lately and it clearly shows – thanks to their large customer base here in the Philippines.

In this spec comparison, we’ll be talking about two of their best phones: the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 and the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro.

Up first in this spec comparison is the Cherry Mobile Flare S8. The Flare S8 is a budget-friendly phone that packs a serviceable chip, respectable cameras, and a solid storage offering.

The second phone on the list is the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro. The Flare S8 Pro, as stated, is a pro version model of the base S8. Even though it is a Pro model, it is still a budget-friendly option for those looking for one.


Which of the two devices should you end up getting? Should you get the base unit only? Or would spending a little bit more for the Pro unit be the best option? These are the questions we will answer in this Cherry Mobile Flare S8 vs Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro spec comparison.

Cherry Mobile Flare S8Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro
Operating SystemAndroid 9.0 Pie
Cherry OS v2
Android 9.0 Pie
Cherry OS v2
Display6.26-inch HD+ IPS LCD Display
1520 x 720 pixel resolution
6.5-inch HD+ IPS LCD Display
1520 x 720 pixel resolution
ProcessorMediaTek Helio P23MediaTek Helio P22
GPUMali-G71 MP2IMG PowerVR GE8320
Expandable up to 128GB via microSD
Expandable up to 512GB via microSD
Front camera13-megapixel20-megapixel
Rear Camera13-megapixel (f/2.0, Autofocus)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED Flash
20-megapixel (f/2.0, Autofocus)
5-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED Flash
AudioHeadphone jackUSB Type-C Audio Output
SecurityFingerprint Scanner
Face Unlock
Fingerprint Scanner
Face Unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
MicroUSB 2.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
USB Type-C
Dimensions155 x 77 x 9mm170 x 79mm
WeightNo Information availableNo Information available
ColorsBluePurple Gradient
5V/2A Charging

As expected, the Pro Version clearly overpowers the base unit in terms of specs but is the increase in price warranted? Let’s find out then!

Display-wise, though both phones have an LCD screen they do differ in their display size. The Flare S8 Pro has a 6.5-inch display compared to the slightly smaller 6.26-inch screen of the Flare S8.


Processor and GPU wise, the Pro version has a MediaTek Helio P22 chip and an IMG PowerVR GE8320 GPU versus the Mediatek Helio P23 chip and Mali G71 MP2 GPU of the Cherry Mobile Flare S8. This particular matchup is in favor of the S8 pro.

On the topic of memory, the Flare S8 Pro has a 4GB RAM along with 64GB worth of internal storage while the Flare S8 has 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage. Both phones have the capacity to have expanded storage though they do differ in terms of the maximum amount. The Flare S8 Pro can be expanded up to 512GB compared to the Flare S8’s 128GB.


Camera-wise, both phones have a triple-camera setup. Let’s talk about their rear cameras first. The Flare S8 has a 13-megapixel main shooter and a 2-megapixel depth sensor meanwhile the Flare S8 Pro has a 20-megapixel main camera and a 5-megapixel depth sensor.

At the front, the Flare S8 sports a 13-megapixel selfie camera compared to the 20-megapixel selfie camera of the Flare S8 Pro. Camera-wise, the Flare S8 Pro is the clear winner.


On the battery front, the Flare S8 packs a 2,800mAh battery compared to the 4,000mAh battery and it comes with a 5V/2A charging feature.

To add, both phones have a fingerprint scanner and a face unlock feature. The Flare S8 has a microUSB 2.0 port while the Flare S8 Pro has a USB Type-C port.



Finally, pricing wise, the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 is priced at Php3,999 while the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro is priced at Php5,999.

To summarize, The Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Pro takes the win in this spec comparison. Even though the S8 is Php2,000 cheaper, it would be wise to spend a little bit more on the S8 Pro due to its bigger display size, superior cameras, slightly better performance and its bigger battery.

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