The original Flare redefined what you could get for your money at the Php4k mark. Back then, nothing came close to it in terms of specs and value. Fast forward to today and the Flare series is still at it, this time with the Flare 3.
The Flare 3 gets a significant upgrade over the original Flare and Flare 2.0. Whereas you used to only get a 4 inch WVGA screen, you can now get a 5 inch qHD IPS screen with OGS technology. The processor also gets an upgrade from the dinky Snapdragon 200 chip to a significantly better MediaTek MT6582.
In addition, you’re also getting a whopping 8GB ROM, which to be honest, is unheard of at this price point. At Php4k and below, you would typically have to make do with 4GB ROM, which really only gave you about 1GB of usable storage. With 8GB ROM, you’ve got around 6GB of usable storage, meaning you won’t immediately have to shell out an extra 500 bucks or so for a micro SD card.
Right now, there simply isn’t anything else from any of the local brands that gives you this much value at the Php4k price point. With the Cherry Mobile Flare 3, you’re getting significantly more for your money than anything out there at Php4k and below.