Cherry Mobile Releasing Updated Flare X With MT6753 Instead of MT6752 Chipset

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Notice anything weird with your new Flare X lately?

Some new Flare X buyers have been complaining lately that the Flare X smartphones that they got from Cherry Mobile had downgraded chips, running at 1.3GHz instead of 1.7GHz. Well, we’re here to clear up the confusion. Apparently Cherry Mobile has replaced the chipsets in the Flare X because the MT6752 chipsets were becoming harder and harder to source since most companies have moved on to the MT6753 SoC. One bright spot for the processor change is that Lollipop is now on board the new Flare X.

Cherry Mobile Flare X

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek 6753 octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD IPS OGS display, Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB of storage expandable via microSD card
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX214 sensor, BSI
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, NFC
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android Lollipop
  • SRP: Php6,999

In short, supply problems and high demand for the Flare X forced the company to switch from the MT6752 SoC to the MT6753. We’ve confirmed with the company that aside from the processor change and update to Lollipop, nothing inside the Flare X has been changed, which includes the RAM and display resolution. Cherry Mobile will still be coming out with a lower priced, lower spec’d version of the Flare X, but for now the new Flare X smartphones that are being sold only has its SoC changed – everything else is still the same.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. bummer, na disappoint ako ng mejo mejo lang after ko maka bili ng unit. ung gpu tlga habol ko dun e tapos di man lang ako nainform na iba na pla edi sana nag flash 2 nlng ako para tipid

    1. Mas ok pa yan since nagro-roll out naman ng update pag software. Eh yung processor, stuck ka na dun for the life of the device, kahit Lollipop pa ang nakalagay.

  2. The MT6753 uses the GPU Mali-T720 MP3. The MT6752 uses the Mali-760 MP2.

    The Firefly Allure 64 seems to be a better phone at this price point as it still comes with the MT6752.

    MT6753 has lower-performance GPU than MT6752

    MT6753 also has a significantly lower-performance and smaller GPU (Mali-T720 MP3), compared to the Mali-T760 MP2 inside MT6752. MT6753 marks the first Mali implementation with three pixel processing cores; previous Mali GPUs either had one, two, four, six or eight pixel processing cores, Most likely, Mali-T720 does not have the memory bandwidth usage optimization that are present in Mali-T760, which together with the more limited pixel processing throughput means that devices with a 1080p display such as the Meizu M2 Note may be impacted in terms of 1080p game performance and power efficiency for graphics-intensive operations.

      1. Basically MT6752 is better than MT6753. So yung luma nila 1.7Ghz mas mabilis sabihin natin by 3 times sa graphics. Yun bago nilagay mabagal.

        Hindi worth the price kung mag gaming ka for future proof. kaya tumingin ka din sa iba brand na unit with better specs.

  3. Different SoC at weak yung CPU and GPU nya, dapat Flare X -2 pangalan nya para hindi confusing sa bibili. BTW Jiayu S3+ po yung name nito sa China. Jiayu S3 Advance yung naunang Flare X.

  4. putang ina kung di pa ko napunta ng service center di nila sasabihin na version 2 na pala ung nabili ko… putang ina di na ko maiisahan ng cherry nato puking inang cherry yan

  5. Nainis naman ako, kakabili ko lng ng flare x nung isangbaraw na may 1.7ghz octacore.. dinala ko sa service center ang flare para ipaupgrade sa lollipop dahil sa error na
    “Your system is damaged wireless update is disabled” tuwing nago-ota update.
    Pagkuha ko saka ko lang narealize na 1.3ghz na sya..
    Bakit kailangan palitan ang cpu kung iuupgrade lng ang from kitkat to lollipop?

    1. Official cherry mobile service center ang pinuntahan ko.. Why do they have to replace the chip if all i asked is for them to upgrade to lollipop?
      I hope theres a valid explanation to this o baka nanlalamang lang mga tech dun?

  6. I wanted to use this unit for VR viewing purposes. Pero baliktad ang galaw ng gyroscope nito. Ganun din even the other units of the same model… Can this be patched?

  7. Ahm ask ko lng ho , ano po ba mas mgnda ang dating Flare x ? Or yung bago po ngyun na flare x lollipop ?
    Sana po may sumagot nagguluhan kse ako kse nakabili asawa ko gift para skin e bagong flare x kso nabbsa ko mga commnt nila dto ma mas mgnda daw yung v1 ng flare x. Kesa sa latest na nbili ngyun ng asawa ko na flare x. V2
    Thanks po sana may pumansin

  8. Bakit pa kasi pinalitan ang SoC ng Flare X?…sa tingin ko nagdadahilan lang ‘tong Cherry Mobile na nagkakaroon ng kakulangan sa supply ng MT6752 chip…napansin siguro nila na luge sila sa nilabas nilang SoC (1.7Ghz)…marketing strategy ang nakikita ko dito. Maglalabas siguro sila ng 1.7Ghz sa MT6753 in the future, with higher specs sa susunod nilang mga devices, for sure…wais talaga ‘tong Cherry Mobile.

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