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Cherry Mobile Flash Unboxing And First Impressions - Too Affordable To Resist?

Few days back, Cherry Mobile has officially announced the Flash. It's the company's latest handset that aims to capitalize on the entry-midrange smartphone game by putting impressive things altogether with Cherry's patented affordability.
Cherry Mobile Flash unboxing and first impressions

Those great impressive things on paper that we are talking includes: good looks, cameras with high pixel count, latest OS, and a fingerprint scanner on a beefy sub-6K phoneThose traits made us crave on what this handset can do in real life as it appears to be a lifesaver to individuals who wants a good phone that's secured on a budget.

Moving forward, we were able to get our own unit earlier. So let's start with the part 1 of our review and see if Cherry is successful in curating this device.

Disclaimer: This unit was seeded by Cherry Mobile for an honest review

Cherry Mobile Flash Specs

Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi
CPU: 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6753 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T720
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card up to 32 GB
Back Camera: 16 MP w/ BSI, AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 8 MP w/ AF
Battery: 2,800 mAh
OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Connectivity: WiFi, LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, A GPS, dual SIM
Sensors: Light, proximity, accelerometer, g
Others: Fingerprint sensor, Colors: black, gold, white
Dimensions: 152.1 x 76.2 x 7.9 mm
Price: 5,999 Pesos

Unboxing / Accessories

The box
The box

Cherry's Flash is no different in terms of packaging style against other CM handsets. It still has that sleeve cover and the box itself that with a large print of the phone and some basic info like specs / features.

Upon opening the box, the aesthetically pleasing Flash will immediately greet you. Then there's a basic 1 A wall charger / adapter, flexible USB to micro USB data / charging cable, and an in ear monitors with mic.
Inclusions found inside
Inclusions found inside

As a whole, it's the basic package that most needed on a smartphone. However, this would have been a nicer package if Cherry included a soft TPU case and a screen protector.

Build Quality / Design

Look at its back showing the camera, flash, noise cancelling mic, fingerprint scanner, and speaker
Look at its back showing the camera, flash, noise cancelling mic, fingerprint scanner, and speaker

The quality of materials Cherry used here isn't surprising for a handset with one of the top features for the price. It uses an metallic looking plastic unibody with criss-crossed textured back design and chrome painted upper sides. On top, there's its screen is using a real glass with unspecified type of protection against scratches.
Putting metal frames here would have been better, but I would not complain as it feels a more than decent for its low asking price.
The feel of this handset is acceptable in durability-wise. While we should not expect it to be as tough as real metal clad phones, the Flash feels solid enough and has decent heft (weight) for a nearly all plastic device. 
Look on top
Look on top showing the slight camera protrusion and 3.5 mm jack placement
Micro USB charging / data port and another microphone below
Micro USB charging / data port and another microphone below
Power button and volume rocker
This photo highlights the semi curved back and shows the volume rocker and power button on the right side
Visible in this image are the removable hybrid SIM / micro SD card slot, not that thick black bezels, ear-speakers, and front facing camera. There's also an LED notification hidden on the left side of the sensor in front

Going to the aesthetics, the Flash is one of their better designed phonesWe can say that Cherry is successful in mimicking metal clad phones with this one. It's criss-crossed textured back cover is highly appealing, has beautiful curves, slim profile, doesn't feel big for a 5.5 inch device, and has noticeably lesser side black bezels on the screen.
The Flash is a live testament that plastic phones won't look cheap if made right.
In terms of ergonomics, Cherry did a good job here as the Flash a well-thought-of handset. It's easy on the hands as its textured back and curves all over provided us with the good grip we wanted on a phone. That's something not often achieved by affordable phones.

All its buttons and ports were also on the more standard side as they're easy to locate. The fingerprint scanner placement at the back is brilliant, the volume rocker and power button on the right is just right for the size, and everything else feels okay.

However, Cherry forgot something here where they failed to add lighting in its capacitive keys. That will make it a little harder to use if you're not used to Android keys in the dark.

As of the moment

All is well with the Cherry Mobile Flash. It's looks gorgeous in person, great to hold, and snappy enough overall. We think that its one of their more promising phone due to its internals, full HD screen, high camera pixel count, front camera with manual / auto focus, and fingerprint scanner at the back.

For our review: Cherry Mobile Flash Review - Affordable Jack Of All Trades!
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