Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE Price, Specs, Unboxing and Actual Unit Photos, Initial Impressions

The freshly released Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE is hardly the most powerful 2019 smartphone from the leading Pinoy handset maker but it certainly has several strong selling points that make it a pretty compelling offer for those who are now thinking about getting their first Android phone or buying an affordable secondary handset.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Perhaps the most appealing thing about this model is its budget-friendly price tag of just PHP 4,299, which makes it very accessible to Filipinos who aren't keen on spending too much money on a new gadget.

Let me show you what you'll get for that amount through these unboxing photos.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE comes in this Dark Blue box showing the image of the handset on top and the name of the device on either sides.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

At the bottom of the box, the company had listed down the key technical specifications of the phone so the buyer knows exactly what he or she is getting.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

The complete retail package includes the unit itself, the user manual, metal pin for ejecting the SIM card tray, microUSB to USB connector cable, travel charger, and a pair of earphones, which I appreciate getting in this pack since some manufacturers don't even include that accessory in their entry-level releases.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

The second thing that I like about the Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE is its elegant design language.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

This model flaunts a high-gloss glass-sandwich look that exudes an air of elegance and makes the unit look more expensive than it actually is. If you ask me, I think it's quite handsome.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE also has a large 6.2-inch HD+ IPS display with rounded corners and a small notch, which is similar to what we see on entry-level to lower midrange 2019 Android smartphones by international brands. This big screen delivers an enjoyable viewing experience when browsing social media apps, reading blogs, watching vlogs, or playing 3D games anytime, anywhere.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Although the device's exterior lacks real metal elements or accents, it's well-crafted enough not to look cheap or to feel flimsy. I have to say, this could well be its strongest selling point. You won't be shy to put this handset on the table during dates or lunch meetings.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

The volume buttons and the power key are all located in the right panel, which is rather unusual. Usually the power button is on the right. But I don't really mind.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Just as odd is the placement of the microUSB 2.0 charging port and the 3.5mm audio jack on the top panel. Frankly, I would have wanted them to be at the rear but I guess this placement is one of the things that made this model less expensive to produce.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

Nothing at the rear but the loud speaker and the microphone pinhole for calls.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

As its name suggests, 4G LTE mobile connectivity support is another thing that sets this model apart from its competitors in its price bracket.

Whereas competing devices only support 3G HSPA+, Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE lets you experience the fastest mobile data speeeds that are currently available in the market.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE

This is certainly a good feature to have when playing online games on this smartphone, including the very popular Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. No more lags due to unstable network.

Yup, although Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE has very modest internal hardware - namely, a Quad Core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 8GB of internal storage - it can run the full version of Mobile Legends! Just set the graphics to low and you're good to go.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE runs Android 8.1 Oreo Go Edition operating system, which is a light-weight version of Google's mobile OS that's meant for entry-level smartphones with non-beastly specs. Although it's not as resource and energy intensive as the regular version, Android Go Edition still gives the user access to Google Services including Google Play Store and Google Play Protect, among many others.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE is now available at all Cherry Mobile Concept Stores, kiosks, and authorized retailers in major malls nationwide.

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE Specs
6.2 HD+ IPS Display
13 MegaPixel Rear Camera
5 MegaPixel Front Camera
Android 8.1 Oreo Go Operating System
1.5 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6739 Processor
1GB RAM
8GB ROM
microSD Card Slot via Hybrid Secondary nanoSIM Slot
WiFi
Bluetooth
4G LTE
Dual nanoSIM
Non-Removable 2,800 mAh Battery Pack

Cherry Mobile Flare Y7 LTE Price
Official Suggested Retail Price - PHP 4,299

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