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Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus vs Flare X3: What’s the difference?

Cherry Mobile is a phone brand that is continuously growing its user base, especially here in the Philippines.

In today’s specs comparison, we’ll be talking about two of their popular phones. We have the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus and the Cherry Mobile Flare X3.

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Let’s talk about the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus first. The Flare S8 Plus is a phone that has three rear cameras, a motorized pop up dual selfie camera and respectable storage and RAM size.

The second phone in this matchup is the Cherry Mobile Flare X3. The Flare X3, similar to the S8 Plus, also has a triple rear camera set up. Selfie camera wise, the Flare X3 also has a dual-camera setup though it does not have a motorized pop-up function.

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At a glance, the two phones seem to be fairly similar to one another but is that really the case though? Are you better off with the cheaper version out of the two? Or would shelling out a little bit more money for the expensive model be the best option for you?

These are the questions we would like to answer in this Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus vs Flare X3 NoypiGeeks specs comparison. Let’s get it started then!

 Cherry Mobile Flare X3Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus
Operating SystemAndroid 9 PieAndroid 9.0 Pie
Cherry OS v2
SIMDual-SIMDual-SIM
Display6.18-inch FHD+
1080 x 2246 pixel resolution
~403ppi
TrueView 19:9 display
6.26-inch FHD+
1080 x 2280 pixel resolution
~403ppi
Fullscreen 19:9 display
Processor2.0Ghz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core2.0Ghz MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core
RAM6GB6GB
GPUMali-G72 MP3Mali-G72 MP3
Storage64GB
expandable up to 256GB
128GB
expandable up to 512GB
Front camera20-megapixel
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
16-megapixel
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
Motorized Pop-up
Rear Camera12-megapixel main camera (f/2.0, PDAF)
5-megapixel (monochrome)
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
LED Flash
16-megapixel main camera (f/1.6, PDAF)
5-megapixel
2-megapixel (depth sensor)
Dual-tone LED Flash
SecuritySide-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face Unlock
Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
Face Unlock
Connectivity4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
Bluetooth
GPS
USB Type-C
4G LTE
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac (Dual Band)
Bluetooth
GPS
USB Type-C
Dimensions155 x 75.5 x 8.1mm153.3 x 74.9 x 10.2mm
Weight200g192g
ColorsTwilight PurpleBlack
Battery4,000mAh
18W Fast Charging
3,250mAh
5V/2A Charging
PricePhp9,999Php12,990

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As you can see, both phones are fairly different from another. Although they do share some minor features like a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, face unlock feature and a Type-C USB port.

Aside from these similarities, come a lot of differences. The first difference between the two phones is their display. The Cherry Mobile Flare X3 has a 6.18-inch FHD+ with a TrueView Display compared to the slightly bigger 6.26-inch FHD+ and FullScreen Display of the Flare S8 Plus.

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Processor and GPU wise, the Flare S8 Plus takes the cake thanks to its MediaTek Helio P70 octa-core CPU versus the Flare X3’s MediaTek Helio P60 chip. Although, GPU wise, both phones come with a Mali-G72 MP3. The higher-performing CPU of the S8 Plus clearly overpowers the Flare X3.

On the memory front, both phones have 6GB of RAM. While internal storage wise, the Flare X3 has a built-in 64GB capacity while the Flare S8 Plus has a 128GB capacity. Although, should you need more storage space, the Flare X3 can be expanded up to 256GB while the Flare S8 Plus has the capacity to expand up to 512GB.

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As for the rear cameras, both phones have a triple camera set up at the back where the Flare S8 Plus slightly overtakes the Flare X3. The Flare S8 Plus has a 16-megapixel main shooter along with a 5-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera. That’s compared to the Flare X3’s 12-megapixel, 5-megapixel, and 2-megapixel cameras.

On the selfie camera front, both phones have two selfie camera set up. Although, the Flare X3 has a 20-megapixel and 2-megapixel camera while the Flare S8 Plus has a motorized pop up dual camera set up of 16-megapixel and 2-megapixel.

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-X3-display

On the battery side, if you’re a heavy phone user, the Flare X3 might just be the phone for you as it packs a 4,000mAh battery with a fast battery charging feature compared to the 3,250mAh battery of the Flare S8 Plus.

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Lastly, let’s talk about the main “feature” of both phones which is the price. The Cherry Mobile Flare X3 is currently priced at Php9,999 while the Flare S8 Plus is priced at Php12,990. That’s about Php3,000 in difference.

In this specs matchup, the Cherry Mobile Flare S8 Plus clearly wins. If you’re looking for a phone that has a better display, high-performing CPU, larger storage and a better main camera then this is the phone for you.

Although, the Flare X3 is also a good choice thanks to its bigger battery, better selfie camera and of course, its lower price. You honestly won’t go wrong if you choose any of the two phones.

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