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Flare S8 Plus

Flare S8 Plus
$206
Brand: Cherry Mobile
Category: Phones
  • Display 6.26-inch 1080 x 2280 pixels Full-HD+ display
  • Camera 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 Main/ 16 MP + 2 MP front
  • Storage 128 GB
  • RAM 6 GB
  • CPU Octa-core 2.1 GHz, Mediatek Helio P70
  • OS Android 9.0 (Pie)

Our Rating

The rating is based on the opinions of users and reliable reviewers.

8.8
  • Design, Built Quality 7 / 10
  • Display Quality 10 / 10
  • Camera Quality 8 / 10
  • Audio & Multimedia 7 / 10
  • OS and Usability 9 / 10
  • Battery Performance 9 / 10

Flare S8 Plus Highlights and Overview

The Flare S8 Plus is yet another mid-range from Cherry Mobile, launched in Philippines under the company’s S8-series. There three key thing to note about this device: Firstly, it has 5-camera sensors in all, 2 sensors upfront, and 3 at the back. Secondly, it is graced by Mediatek Helio P70, and finally, you are getting a side mounted fingerprint sensor.

From the screen, the Flare S8 Plus comes with a 6.26 display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, taunting an impressive 86% screen-to-body ratio, thanks to the pop camera. As mentioned above, the device is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P70 CPU clocked at 2.1 GHz. Graphic is handled by ARM Mali-G72 MP3, coupled with 6GB of RAM and 256GB internal storage. 

Coming to the camera department, you are getting triple sensors at the back, comprising of a 16-megapixel main shooter, a 5-megapixel wide angle lens and a secondary 2-megapixel depth sensor, along with PDAF, F/1.6 aperture and dual LED flash. Interestingly, Cherry Mobile made use of a dual front-facing camera, a combination of 16 MP + 2 MP shooters, hidden in the motorized pop-up.

The device comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner, a dual SIM slot with support for 4G VoLTE network. There’s Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type-C 2.0, 3250mAh battery and Android 9.0 (Pie) out of the box. Other specifications and key features of the Flare S8 Plus are detailed in the specification table below.

Flare S8 Plus Full Specifications and Features

NETWORK

Technology GSM / HSPA / LTE
2G Network Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network Bands HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100
4G Network Bands LTE band 2(1900), 4(1700/2100), 7(2600), 12(700), 17(700)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps

LAUNCH

Also Known As -
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BODY

Dimensions 153.3 x 74.9 x 10.2 mm
Weight 192 grams
Build Front glass, plastic body, aluminum frame
SIM Type Dual SIM (Nano-SIM, dual stand-by)

DISPLAY

Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 6.26-inches, 72.9 cm2 (~86.2% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 2280 pixels, 19:9 ratio (~406 ppi density)

PLATFORM

Operating System Android 9.0 (Pie)
Chipset Mediatek Helio P70 (12nm)
CPU Octa-core (4x2.1 GHz Cortex-A73 & 4x2.0 GHz Cortex-A53)
GPU Mali-G72 MP3

MEMORY

RAM + ROM 6 GB
Card Slot Yes, up to 256 GB GB via microSD card (uses SIM 2 slot)

MAIN CAMERA

Camera Type Triple Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) 16 MP + 5 MP + 2 Main camera
Camera Features Autofocus
Continuous shooting
Geotagging
Panorama
HDR
Touch focus
Face detection
White balance settings
ISO settings
Exposure compensation
Self-timer
Scene mode
5-element lens
Video Resolution 1080p@30fps

SELFIE CAMERA

Camera Type Double Lenses
Camera Sensor(s) Mechanical pop-up 16 MP + 2 MP
Camera Features Face Beautification
FaceID
HDR
Video Resolution 720p

SOUND

Loudspeaker Yes
Speaker Location Placed at the base of the phone
Audio Jack Type No

CONNECTIVITY

Bluetooth Bluetooth 4.2, A2DP, LE
NFC
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes

BATTERY

Battery Capacity Non-removable Li-polymer 3250 mAh battery
Wireless Charging No
Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower. Up to 26 hours
Stand-by Up to 580 hours

OTHER FEATURES

Sensors Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass
Box Contents Charging Brick / USB cable

Flare S8 Plus User Reviews and Opinions

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We CANNOT guarantee 100% accuracy for the specification table above.