Firefly Mobile Unveils New Aurii Envy With Metal And Glass


Firefly Mobile has finally announced their long teased and long awaited smartphone, the Aurii Envy. Th enew device sports a premium exterior via a body that’s a mix of metal and glass – Gorilla Glass 3 sheets on the front and back and metal on the frame. The phone has a little bit of that Xperia Z vibe going on, and we like it.

Firefly Mobile Aurii Envy

  • 1.3GHz octa-core processor
  • 2GB/3GB of RAM
  • 5.5-inch full HD OGS display, Gorilla Glass 3, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 16GB/32GB of expandable storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, Sony IMX214 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture, 6 element lens
  • 8-megapixel front camera, Sony IMX219 Exmor RS sensor, f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner
  • 3480mAh battery
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow


Internally the phone sports a still unknown 64-bit octa-core processor running at 1.3GHz, either 2GB or 3GB of RAM, a Sony IMX214 Exmor RS 13-megapixel rear camera with an f/2.0 aperture and 6 element lens, Sony IMX219 Exmor RS 8-megapixel front camera, f/2.0 aperture, fingerprint button embedded on the home key and either 16GB or 32GB of storage, expandable via microSD.


The phone has a 3480mAh battery, and has Android Marshmallow out of the box. Firefly Mobile is pricing the Aurii Envy at Php 7,999 for the 32GB/3GB variant.

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.

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  1. When it was first teased, there were speculation that it will be the Ulefone Vienna. But it doesn’t look like it. Anyone knows the Oem branding of this Aurii Envy?

    1. Sa ngayon…marami din namang POSITIVE feedback sa Firefly except na lng sa mga 4k below phones nila…yan siguro ang sinasabi nilang “you get what you pay for”…Maganda nato…pero dapat Fast Charging at may Manual Controls sa Camera like Shutter Speed…1.3ghz would be very enough…I will personally check this one on the mall… ???

      1. oo nga wag mo bilhin yung 5k below yung firefly intense mini ko hanggang 6 months lang tinagal defective na lcd pero nagagamit ko pa rin naman

    2. muka naman. Intense metal yung binili ko, more than one year na sya ngayon… and to think na balahura din ako sa gamit. ang sira pa lang sa kanya yung speaker pero kasalanan ko naman kasi nabasa ko. pero yun lang, hindi rin naman kasi maganda yung output. mahina tapos sabog. kahit yung sa earphones. ang hina talaga. kaya kung titingin ka, try mo mag play ng music. tapoooos… hirap sya magplay ng hd videos… lalo na pag mkv. yun lang.

    3. I bought firefly last january, i don’t know what unit is that basta mahalaga lang nun pang call and txt, but suddenly after 2 or 3weeks namamatay matay na .. Just like other comments.. Cguro yun ang kailangan I improve..

    4. meron ako Allure 64 LTE ang experience ko sa kanya ay madaling uminit ang fone kapag ginagamit pantawag at pati kapag ng cha charge. dalawang beses din na bigla na lang hindi ko magamit pantext at pantawag kasi pala biglang napalitan ang date a few years back. sana ay na lunasan na mga problemang ito at iba pa sa mga bagong labas nilang modelo

  2. based sa experienced ko after 6 months mamamatay nalang bigla yung firefly mobile, unlike cherry mobile na 1 year atleast bago biglang mamatay yung phone

  3. ok sir firefly. I own the Intense desire model so far no major issues. This Aurii is definitely a looker.

  4. Hope they will show an actual working device soon… This looks really great, but renders or promotional materials often shows them better than it actually is…. How many Cherry Mobile device was shown as almost borderless in renders only to have thick black borders on both sides (or screens that are bigger than it actually is).

    And what about the Audio enhancements mentioned in the specs? Are they the same as in the Ulefone Vienna or does it have dedicated audio chip like the Flash Plus 2? And what about the processor, it is still a mystery Octacore 1.3 chip.

    Wait muna ako for more details before committing my cash.

    That said, Firefly phones often have better designs than other local brands. And this one certainly beats the Cherry Mobile m1 in terms of aesthetics…

    1. This phone is really enticing especially on its ‘looks’ but i think i would choose afp2 more than this. They almost have the same specs, camera may seem better for firefly but doesnt have gyro feature. Gyro feature is only present on premium models of mobiles

  5. Mura na to kung icocompare sa iPhone 6 and Samsung S6 edge I have Both phones and Mas nagustuhan ko ang S6 edge mayroon na din ako ng s7 edge pero I think almost the same na rin sila ng aurii , okay so kung bibili kayo ng phone suggest ko sa inyo ang aurii kase nakita ko specs and teaser lahat chineck ko lahat and I think kung gusto niyo android mas better siya sa iPhone 6 and almost the same as S6 edge pero mas maganda to Unique Design and maganda specs :)) its like the Samsung S6.5 but FireFly Kaya suggest ko sa inyo mga kuya eto nalang kunin niyo

    1. Hi Dean,

      Base s reciew mo ok tlgactong firefly aurii..ask ko lang kung ok b yung quality nya?I mean kung ilang bagsak na(not intentionally) eh ok padin like samsung?and yung quality din b ng sounds and video nya?Thank you Godbless 🙂

  6. medyo natrauma na ako sa firefly mobile brand. bumili ako dati ng intense 64 lte for 8k tapos a week or two later eh nagpricedrop sila to 6.5k. tapos mga 4-5 months later eh halos lahat ng user ng i64 lte eh nagcomplain sa lumolobong battery. so it means na wala sa charging method namin yung problema kasi halos lahat kami eh naka-experience ng paglobo ng battery. yun barkada kong kasabay ko halos bumili eh lumobo din un intense x niya 2 weeks earlier kesa doon sa i64 lte ko. ok lang sana kung may readily available spare batt sila kaso kailangan pang mag-pre-order at maghihintay pa daw ng 2-3 weeks bago dumating yung order.

  7. gusto ko sana to’ng aurii envy pero non-removable lang yung battery. mahirap na kung masira. diba guys?

  8. Sure this new phone is very enticing, looking at the specs alone, it’s very competitive along with the price. The specs is my major basis for a good phone specifically the Battery, for a 3480mAh capacity, this is not bad at all. The design is indeed I would say, lovely, pure metal casing.

    However, if we consider the quality, durability and stability, how far this phone can serve as? As we all know, there are plenty of negative review in general for this brand. Regardless, this will be my first FIREFLY phone in case I would buy this one. I would love to hear more reviews, comments on this device.

    @John, please keep us posted. We really appreciate more info on this device. 🙂

  9. firefly gamit o ngayon yung intense metal nila.mag 1 yr n sya. okay na okay nman.internet,browsing,picture taking,text,call etc. ang bad side lang e hndi upgradable ang os.pero overall okay na okay sya. mas pipiliin ko ang firefly compare sa cherry. and ang pre-order n rin ako ng aurii.haha.
    firefly is a must try brand ng cellphone 🙂

  10. there’s no question about the hardware but if they can’t optimize the OS itself it’s pointless buying this
    I tried their prev releases, it’s laggy
    and maganda ang camera sensor nila pero if they don’t have a special team to calibrate it sayang lang

  11. Kahit na gaano kamahal at ka hightech yang cellphone mo kung balahura kang gumamait talagang hindi magtatagal yan.

    Alam nyo ba kung bakit mahal yung MATIBAY at MAHUNA ang mahal?

    Kasi kapag mahal talagang iingatan mo mahal eh sayang pera
    Kapag mumurahin naman basta/pabalahura mo gagamitin kasi ok lang MURA lang naman eh.

    Ngayon alam nyo na.

  12. I’ve been using Firefly unit for almost a year now and so far, so good. What I’ve been using is their 2k plus cost of phone as I was in need of phone that time talaga coz I was tulala sa Mall after hearing that my S2 can’t restore anymore, which I love so much and it’s may favorite phone. Anyway, ilang beses ko na xang nabagsak and so far okay prin xa. I’m planning to buy a new phone and I’ve been thinking on what unit. I have 3 options, Xperia Z5, Huawei P9 or this Firefly Aurii.. Also, the reason why I’m here is to check the reviews. If there’s no gyro included, will this phone not worth it anymore? Honestly, I have no clue on what gyro can do to a phone, aside from Pokemon purposes?!

  13. Bumili ko ng firefly envy 2 days ago sa performance at design ok naman talagang premium . what makes me anxious is its connectivity LTE , indoor use di siya stable , base on my experience compared to my old phones na ginagamit ko sa loob ng bahay with envy i need to go outside to get good signals di ko alam kung sim ko lang ang may problema or network provider im not changing sims yet sana di naman unit ang problema if it is ill will be swapping it for good.. i will send another feedback when i changed sim

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