It’s the battle of the 18:9 displays this time as we pit the Cloudfone Next Infinity and the Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Deluxe head-to-head. Let’s start!
The Cloudfone Next Infinity is part of the Infinity series that has been released just recently by the company. It has a 5.7″ HD+ 18:9 IPS screen display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a Snapdragon 425 processor, 16GB internal storage, 3GB RAM, 13MP Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) rear camera with LED flash, a 16MP front camera with a soft light flash, and 2,900mAh battery.
The Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Deluxe is their recently released smartphone in the S6 series. It has a 5.7″ HD+ 18:9 IPS screen display with 1440 x 720 resolution, a MediaTek MT6737 processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera with LED flash, 8MP front camera, and 3,000mAh battery.
Here are their detailed specs:
|Cloudfone Next Infinity||Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Deluxe|
|5.7-inch HD+ IPS 18:9 display||5.7-inch HD+ IPS 18:9 display|
|2.5D curved glass||TBA|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 425 processor||MediaTek MT6737 1.3GHz quad-core processor|
|16GB internal storage||16GB internal storage|
|3GB RAM||2GB RAM|
|expandable up to 128GB via microSD||expandable up to 64GB via microSD|
|13MP PDAF rear camera w/ portrait mode, LED flash||13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash|
|16MP front camera w/ portrait mode, soft light||8 megapixel front camera|
|4G LTE, 700MHz||4G LTE, 700MHz|
|Fingerprint sensor||Fingerprint sensor|
|Android 7.1.2 Nougat||Android Nougat 7.0|
|2,900mAh battery||3,000mAh battery|
Here are the advantages of each smartphone:
Cloudfone Next Infinity
+ Better performing CPU
+ Larger RAM
+ Higher front camera resolution
+ Android 7.1.2 Nougat out-of-the-box
Cherry Mobile Flare S6 Deluxe
+ Better Performing GPU
+ Slightly larger battery capacity
Both smartphones’ displays are of a 5.7″ IPS LCD make, and they are both good display specs even for an entry-level smartphone. What’s amusing is that they both follow the 18:9 screen aspect ratio trend that has been with most of the new smartphones in 2017. In terms of viewing experience, users will find them equally appealing if they are fond of watching videos since there is practically no difference between them.
CPU AND GPU
The Next Infinity bears a Snapdragon 425 while the Flare S6 Deluxe is built with a MediaTek MT6737 chip, both quite dated for 2017 devices. The former still has a better CPU performance based on paper and checking out the benchmark scores of the devices we previously reviewed carrying the same chip. In terms of gaming experience, the Flare S6 Deluxe has a slight advantage since it has more gaming potential than the Next Infinity.
Both smartphones have the same rear camera resolutions. The Next Infinity, however, could be a hit with the selfie folks as it sports a front camera of higher resolution. We do not have sample photos, but we will definitely capture images once we get our hands on the units.
There is only a little difference in their battery capacity. The Flare S6 Deluxe has a slightly higher capacity compared with the Next Infinity. As for battery life performance, expect that both smartphones will last almost the same time when tested.