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Kervie Sta. Maria asks, “Which is better: Cherry Mobile Flare S6 or Xiaomi Redmi 4a?”
In this match, we will look at the specs of these entry-level smartphones and see which one will come out on top. Let’s begin!
The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 has a 5.2″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 13MP front camera, and 2,600mAh removable battery.
The Xiaomi Redmi 4a is an older device and has a 5″ HD IPS display with 1280 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 425 chipset, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 5MP front camera, and 3,120mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs.
|Cherry Mobile Flare S6||Xiaomi Redmi 4A|
|Display||5.2-inch HD IPS display @ 1280 x 720 pixels||5-inch HD IPS display @1280 x 720 pixels|
|CPU||1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 Quad-Core||1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 quad-core|
|GPU||Mali T720||Adreno 308|
|Memory||– 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
|– 16GB internal storage
– 2GB RAM
|Camera||– 13MP Sony IMX135 rear camera with LED Flash
– 13MP OmniVision12830 front camera
|– 13MP rear camera, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash
– 5MP front camera, f/2.2 aperture
|Battery||2600mah battery (removable)||3,120mAh battery|
|OS||Android 7 Nougat (Cherry OS)||MIUI 8 (Android 6 Marshmallow)|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Cherry Mobile Flare S6
+ Slightly larger screen size
+ Better performing GPU
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Android 7 out-of-the-box
+ Fingerprint scanner
Xiaomi Redmi 4A
+ Better performing CPU
+ Larger battery capacity
+ Expandable MicroSD up to 128GB
Both smartphones have the same HD resolution but slightly different in screen size. The Flare S6 has a slightly larger screen size compared with the Redmi 4A. When it comes to the viewing experience, the latter packs more pixels per inch at 294 PPI, compared to the former’s 282 PPI. Although you wouldn’t really notice this difference.
CPU AND GPU
The Snapdragon 425 of the Redmi 4A is faster than the MT6737 of the Flare S6. This means that the daily task performance is smoother with the former. A factor would be their clock speed where the latter can only reach a clock speed of 1.35GHz while the former can go up to 1.4GHz. In terms of GPU, the Mali-T720 has a slightly better performing GPU which means that games can run smoother than the Adreno 308.
Looking at their camera specs, we can see that the Flare S6 has a higher front camera resolution than the Redmi 4A. We can’t say for sure which has a better photo quality since camera resolutions alone don’t equate to having better photo results.
The Redmi 4A has a larger one with 3,120mAh compared with the 2,600mAh one of the Flare S6. Theoretically, we expect the Redmi 4A to last longer given the larger battery capacity.
The Redmi 4A has a better day-to-day performance speed and quality. For gaming potential, the Flare S6 has a better performing GPU.
The Flare S6 has the upper hand in terms of biometric security thanks to its fingerprint scanner. Another plus is the presence of the USB Type-C. The Redmi 4A, on the other hand, lacks the said scanner and uses the standard micro USB port.
The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 is priced at Php3,999 while the Xiaomi Redmi 4A is priced at Php4,900 (see price listing here)
Which entry-level smartphone would you pick? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.