, ,

Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus vs Xiaomi Mi A2: Specs Comparison

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-S7-Plus-vs-Xiaomi-Mi-A2-Specs-Comparison

Cherry Mobile has came up with possibly their most interesting release for a long time. The new Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus, if you haven’t heard of it yet, features interesting features for its fairl low price.

Being the top-tier member of the entire Flare S7 family, the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus has a spec sheet that really aims to compete with the big leagues. Without a doubt, this is one of the most ambitious smartphones that Cherry Mobile has ever released.

But how does it really stack up with some of the biggest names in the midrange segment? Well, we’ll go right ahead and compare it with one of the pioneers of bang-for-the-buck smartphones, Xiaomi.

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-S7-Plus-NoypiGeeks

In our Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus versus Xiaomi Mi A2 specifications and features comparison, we ought to see if Cherry Mobile’s latest entry has what it takes to face a smartphone from Xiaomi. So, without further ado, let’s start!

xiaomi-mi-a2

 Cherry Mobile Flare S7 PlusXiaomi Mi A2
Operating SystemAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 8.1 Oreo
Android One
SIMDual SIM
Dual Standby
Hybrid
Dual SIM
Dual Standby
Display6.18-inch FHD+ IPS
2246 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
19:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
5.99-inch FHD+ IPS
2160 x 1080 pixel resolution
~403ppi
18:9 aspect ratio
Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Processor2.0GHz MediaTek Helio P60 octa-core2.2Ghz Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core
RAM4GB4GB/6GB
GPUMali-G72 MP3Adreno 512
Storage64GB
expandable via microSD up to 256GB
64GB/128GB
non-expandable
Front camera16-megapixel20-megapixel
f/2.2
LED flash
Rear Camera16-megapixel +
5-megapixel
BSI
LED flash
AI scene detection
FlareMoji
20-megapixel +
12-megapixel
f/1.8
PDAF
AI photo modes
LED flash
SecurityFingerprint scanner
Infrared Face Unlock
Fingerprint scanner
Face Unlock
ConnectivityHSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS
FM Radio
USB Type-C
HSPA+, 4G LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth 4.2
GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, BDS
FM Radio
Infrared blaster
USB Type-C
Dimensions155 x 75.5 x 7.85 mm158.7 x 75.4 x 7.3mm
Weight200g166g
ColorsBlackGold
Rose Gold
Blue
Red
Black
Battery3,050mAh battery
non-removable
Wireless charging
3,000mAh
non-removable
PricePhp11,9994GB/64GB: Php13,990
6GB/128GB: Php17,490

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-S7-Plus-Design

It looks like Cherry Mobile really stepped up their game with the Flare S7 Plus. The Xiaomi Mi A2 might have gotten the lead in some areas, but the Flare S7 Plus also to has an appealing set of features.

But before we go any further, let’s first address the biggest factor in this comparison — the price. As you can see, Cherry Mobile’s offering retails at Php11,999, which is around Php2,000 cheaper than the starting price of the Php13,990 Xiaomi Mi A2. Both models come with a 4GB/64GB configuration.

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-S7-Plus-Hands-On

Despite being the affordable option, the Flare S7 Plus has a MediaTek Helio P60 processor. The chipset’s performance is on par with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor of the Mi A2.

The Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus also has a 3,050mAh battery, which is marginally bigger than the 3,000mAh battery that the Xiaomi Mi A2 has.

But probably one of the most distinct features that the former has is its wireless charging capability, which we rarely see in devices at this price category.

Cherry-Mobile-Flare-S7-Plus-Specs

In addition, if you pre-order the device until October 11, you can get a free wireless charger so you can immediately utilize this feature.

However, since the Xiaomi Mi A2 is more expensive between the two, it does have a few better features that might justify the additional price that you’d be paying. For starters, it has a better set of cameras.

xiaomi-mi-a2-price

There’s a 20-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies, while on the back there’s a 20-megapixel + 12-megapixel dual-camera setup. That’s obviously better than the 16-megapixel front and 16-megapixel + 5-megapixel rear cameras of the Flare S7.

Also, despite both coming with Android 8.1 Oreo, the interface on the Mi A2 looks and feels cleaner and polished.

xiaomi-mi-a2

In conclusion, its cheaper price tag, slightly larger screen, wireless charging capability, and reliable performance makes the Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus a really great contender for this price category.

But if smartphone photography and branding are your top priority, then spending a bit more money on the Xiaomi Mi A2 is still a good route to go to.

Comments

Leave a Reply

Leave a Reply

Loading…