Cherry Mobile W500 Titan and Flare: Two Cheap Dual SIM Smartphones

Published on October 25th, 2012

Aside from Samsung or Alcatel Android Phones, Cherry Mobile Android phones are one of the most popular and cheaper alternative phones available in the market today. Just recently, Cherry Mobile released another two android phones, the Cherry Mobile W500 Titan and Cherry Mobile Flare. Both phones target people who wants a bigger display but at a much affordable price.

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Cherry Mobile W500 Titan

The Cherry Mobile W500 Titan sports a big 5-inch display at 800×480 resolution. The phone is powered by a 1GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual core processor and a 5 megapixel rear facing camera. It runs on Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. The Titan is a cheap alternative to “phalets” like the Galaxy Note or the Galaxy S III. It’s a dual SIM phone, a feature that many Filipinos are looking for.

However, don’t expect too much that it will have the same quality as the high end ones. Remember this is a cheap alternative, so its expected that some of the specs are sacrificed to make it affordable.

The Cherry Mobile Titan price is only Php 6,499 (SRP) and will be available starting November. Below is a complete specs of the phone.

Cherry Mobile Titan Processor

Display: 5 inch capacitive display, 800×480 resolution
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU: 1GHz dual-core processor MediaTek MT6577
GPU: PowerVR SGX531
Memory: 512MB RAM
Storage: 4GB internal
External Storage: up to 32GB via microSD
Camera Rear: 5 megapixel camera with flash
Camera Front: VGA
Data: HSPA+ 21Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1
Features: GPS w/ aGPS support, Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Battery: 2350mAh

Cherry Mobile Flare

Another cheaper Android solution is the 4-inch Cherry Mobile Flare. It features an IPS display, powered by a 1.2GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, Adreno 203 for its GPU, a 5 megapixel rear facing camera and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box. It’s also a dual SIM phone like the Titan.

The Cherry Mobile Flare price is only Php3,999 and will also be available starting November.

Cherry Mobile Flare Specifications

Display: 4 inch IPS capacitive at 800×480 resolution
OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8225 Snapdragon S4 1.2GHz dual-core processor
GPU: Adreno 203
Memory: 512MB RAM
Storage: 4GB internal
External Storage: up to 32GB via microSD
Camera Rear: 5 megapixel camera with flash
Camera Front: VGA
Data: HSPA+ 21Mbps, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth 2.1
Features: GPS w/ aGPS support, Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
Battery: 1600mAh

The Titan and Flare’s specifications might be good enough for you, for a really low price. But I suggest you visit a local store first and see it for yourself before buying one.

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  • dave

    so why flare is cheaper than TITANS while features are almost the same, matter fact, flare is dual core with 1.2GHz snapdragon. I like titan and I will buy one actually this nov 7 at sm megamall exhibit, it made me undecided and confused now. Is it only the screen that make titan expensive compare to flare or there are more? please advise asap.

  • joe

    the titan is much expensive since it use a a cortex 9 processor while flare uses only a cortex 5… you will not see the difference in performance unless you’ll be using benchmark apps.

  • kirito

    plus titan has a much bigger battery capacity

    but i’ll pick flare. since it has a ips capacitive screen

  • pidz

    when will be Titan available in Pangasinan? ive been waiting for your phone.. neither in tarlac and other cell shop on manila, Titan canr be found.. pls help.. tanx!

    • weEh

      same here pidz.
      been looking since november nag order na ako main branch ng cherry mobile located in Robinson but until now wala pa rin daw available and it’s limited pa ung Titan.

      sigh.

      still hoping this Dec mag rerelease na cla ng Titan.
      I’d try also in other branches like nexus telecom and QSL but still they have no stock of Titan..|

  • arjhei

    ung size ng battery ng titan, kakasya kaya sa flare? at matibay ba po ang flare? thanks! 🙂

    • Hi arjhei
      I haven’t reviewed both units so I’m not really sure about that. Thanks for visiting ^_^

  • reby

    grammar check please

  • rod

    3G supported ba both cp

  • mary alforque

    guys,I just bought titan lastnight for myself xmas present,nakipag agawan pa ko as it is the last unit left, in ayala.nd trust me it reli is soo cool. fast typing,pretty and it looks expensive,however I’m selling it today my hubby’s globe application for ip5 has bin confirm approved today. and I’m needing money for the cash out. for those nterested u may contak 09199631150

    • WARNING: According to angel, mary alforque did not send the phone after angel sent the payment. We do not know what happened during their transaction. But please do be careful when purchasing items online, whether posted on blogs or even in popular sites like sulit, ayos dito, philippine forums, tipidpc, and many more. make sure that they are trusted sellers and have good standing or rating.

  • mary alforque

    I just bought titan lastnight. its reli cool and pretty! nakipag agawan pa ako sa centrio ayala as it is the only unit left. no issues,super classy and glossy. I soo like it. however my hubbys globe application for the ip5 called this morning and confirmed approved.so I’m selling my titan now cos.I’m needing money for the cash out. bye titan!my 1 night affair wid u was memorable=] nterested may text or call 09199631150

    • Hi Mary, try selling your phone on sulit or tipdcp or ayosdito
      thanks!

    • WARNING: According to angel, mary alforque did not send the phone after angel sent the payment. We do not know what happened during their transaction. But please do be careful when purchasing items online, whether posted on blogs or even in popular sites like sulit, ayos dito, philippine forums, tipidpc, and many more. make sure that they are trusted sellers and have good standing or rating.

      • Angel

        Mary Alforque Perpetua is her full name and she claimed she is from Iponan, Cagayan de Oro City. I was just too eager as it was so hard to find Titan lately that I feel into her trap. Lesson learned is never ever trust anybody when money is involved, especially in the net.

        • just buy from trusted seller. by the way, her ip address shows that she’s from manila

      • Angel

        jeff, thank you for the advice. it was a very costly learning experience. things happen for a reason. merry christmas and happy new year.

        • i too was a victim before of this kind of scam. hope they loose more than what they got.

      • Angel

        mary alforque’s email address is maryalforque969@yahoo.com. she used that in sending me by email a supposedly copy of the receipt of the titan that she purchased in cagayan de oro last 15 December and also the warranty card.

        • did you try contacting lbc? maybe they can hold the payment? or trace who withdraw the money

  • Indo

    Hi! How much are you selling your Titan?

  • Angel

    folks, this girl mary alforque is a fake. i sent her the money via lbc but she did not send the titan phone. beware of her posting here.

    • WHAT? we can trace her ip address. but I doubt if she/he is using a real one.
      what other information did you get during your transaction?
      Or trace the cellphone number that she use. Be very careful of scammers. There are tons out there specially xmas season.

  • maeleen

    bakit hindi kayo bumili sa lazada.com . cash-on-delivery. no need to send money. duon sigurado pag-receive nyo ng item duon mo palang babayaran.

  • Christian Simon

    Titan is good naman eh. Parang quad core na ung ginagamit mo. Feels like or most of the new samsung galaxy note 2. Yung capacitive touchscreen is okay lang. parang ips na rin sya kasi may 3 color modes sya. super affordable pa. like it,

  • Christian Simon

    I bought it from MX memo express.

  • Rigor

    maeleen is right for first time buyers out there i will also suggest to buy it at lazada.com.discounted price na cash on delivery pa which is very secure.sana jeff release also a review for myphone a919 or at least a face off for a919 or titan because im still confused which one is to buy.thanks and happy new year to all

    • Hi Rigor. I don;t have contacts with Cherry mobile. I have been requesting items for review but until now they have not sent one. I’ll try to post a A919 vs Titan soon as per your request.

  • Josh

    Pwede ba maalis ‘yung naka display na cherry mobile sa screen?

  • ItStudentNaWalangPera

    Hello po. Ahmm. Medyo nahihiya ako sa inyo. First time ko lang kasi magtanung sa website na to. hihi..

    Kwentuhan ko po muna kayu. january 6 na po ngayun.. College na po ako, sa isang university na mababa ang tuition 12/unit. IT po course ko, Medyo naiingit po kasi ako sa mga klasmeyt ko kasi halos lahat po sila may mga bagong laptop. Since hindi ko naman po afford yun nag pasya po ako na bumili ng cellphone basta po makakatulong sa pag-aaral.

    Since IT po ako. Kailangan ko po ng san damakmak na libro. Pero ang naisip ko pong solution eh mag download na lang ng PDF. Mahilig din po ako sa games, lalo na yung mga HD games like 2k13, DEad trigger at kung anu anu pa.. Blogger din po ako. Medyo marami rami rin po akong followers sa tumblr yung mga post ko po sa tumblr mga picture po, mga inspiring pictures po na nakikita sa kalsada. Gamit ko po dun LGCU720(Maganda po at malinaw yung cam nito). Mahilig din po ako sa Movies at nabalitaan ko po na ito pong Flare ay Hindi po IPS.

    Medyo nalilito rin po ako kung TITAN po or Flare bibilin ko. O antayin ko po si OMEGA. My budget si 7k.

    So eto po tanung ko. :

    #1. Sir, Anu po mas Ideal para po estudyante Flare or Titan?
    (Like editing po ng Thesis using openoffice, reading book, doing some research)

    #2. Sir, kaya po irun ng Flare yung mga high end games na sinabi ko? saan po mas maganda yung output sa titan po or sa flare.

    #3. Sir, bilang isang blogger, pde po ba yung cam ng flare for capturing beautiful scenery. Anu po mas prefer nyo po titan or flare?

    #4. Sir, Aantayin ko pa po ba si OMEGA, or pwede na si TITAN or Flare?

    #5. Sir, Mas tataas ba ang productivity ko sir. kung titan ang bibilin ko dahil mas malaki ang Screen nito or Flare.

    Sir. 7k po yung budget ko. Sobrang hirap po talaga. Kasi ito pong 7k na ito hanggang march pa po dapat, pero mang hihingi nalang po ako ulet ng pera. 14 pesos lang naman nagagastos ko sa isang araw. Thesis writing at defense na po kami plus pa po yung software at web development so Sa tingin nyo po na about time na po para mag invest ng cellphone para pag aaral..

    Thx po maraming maraming salamat.. Hoping for your response..

    • 1. bigger screen means better. honestly for a student a netbook or laptop is ideal.
      2. i’m not sure and i don’t think so. games like dead trigger requires tegra 2 or 3 GPU
      3. both of them have same megapixel. and i’m not sure about the quality of their photos either.
      4. wait for omega. i heard it’s better only 7,999
      5. productivity will depend on how fast you are. bigger screen will help you. but if you want more productivity go for a tablet or netbook/laptop

      you don’t have to buy now if you are on a tight budget. during my college days when smartphones were not yet available, there are internet cafes. there are many ways on how you can pass your course even without a smartphone. just be wise and make “diskarte”.

    • jamestechy

      I bought titan and flare…. here’s the catch flare is bigger the flare pero ang flare bukod sa 1.2 ang processor nito mas maganda’malinaw at detalyado ang subject mo…… ibig sabihin mas mukhang nagsasabi ng tapat ang flare na 5 mp sya kesa sa camera ng titan…. I’m using my flare ans my titan at the same tym para maikumpara ko sila si flare ay smooth ang transition ng mga icons kahit. Gamitanmo ng neonthemes gamit ang go launcher si titan naman malabo sya at parang may ghost image na naiiwan sa bawat transition……. so camera; resolution at bilis flare ang maganda…….. savideo d lag. Ang flare unlike my titan….. and I’m using ebook apps fron google store at mas maganda resolution ng flare

  • valentine201

    hi, i just to know if flare supports skype video call?thnxs alot.

    • I haven’t tried it yet

    • jamestechy

      It does …I’m using it …
      Try to use tango though….. nice speed and clear transitional of video per frame

  • James Salazar

    it says flare has 4gb internal memory., but I checked the storage at my settings and it only has 2.56gb memory.., wth?!

    • 4GB is the unused size of the storage. But since the Android OS and other apps are also installed in the internal memory you only get 2GB++. That is true to any smartphone. A 16GB Galaxy Note or S3 has only 10GB left for users to use.

  • elize

    Which do you think is better titan or omega? Or titan tv? Expert opinion is badly needed. Tia

    • I think the omega. But I haven’t tried them both personally.

      • elize

        How about cm thunder? Have u seen the specs?

        • I’ll look into this

  • elize

    Very impressive review btw.

  • xinlin_wang

    bakit ganun, in internet price 3,999 ang flare but in the mall 4,999..
    1000 is too much para idagdag nila sa original price…

    • Mall price are usually more expensive than street price. There are factors why prices in the internet or street price are cheaper.

  • Shirley Lopez

    Hi po… Sir ask ko lang po ano po ba mas maganda ung CM Flare po ba o ung CM candy TV? Kasi po dun sa flare may nabasa po ako na review about flare na madali daw pong maubos ung battery life niya, hindi daw po maganda ung sound quality, mahirap din daw po magtext dahil daw po sa 2 point touch kaya kapag pinindot mo ung dalawang letra na magkatabi mababasa niya lang ito as one,at tsaka ung back cover daw po ng flare hindi daw po maganda.. So nagdadalawang isip po ako kung ano po ung pipiliin ko po. Sa CM Candy TV naman po, wala pa naman po akong nababasa na mga di magandang features po nito. Yun po.Ano po bang dapat kong piliin? Totoo po ba ung mga comments about flare?

    • Hi Shirley, there are new Cherry Mobile phones being rolled out this month. I suggest you visit a Cherry Mobile store (or any smartphone store) and try it yourself. In this way you will have actual experience of the phone.

  • jeffrey ferrer

    .ahmp! my tnung po aqoh? pd bang lgyan ng free youtube server ang flare. nah nd gumagamit ng WI-FI like free FB? kc napagana qoh ung free FB, eh panu xah YOUTUBE, MERON IP ADRRESS bah xah YOUTUbe nah FREE??? THANK,
    or by downloading on OPERAMINI???

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