Buy 1, take 1: Cherry Mobile Flare Dash for P3,699

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Cherry Mobile Flare Dash
Cherry Mobile Flare Dash
Cherry Mobile Flare Dash

Still stumped on a couple's gift this Valentine's Day? How does a pair of decently spec'd Android phones for the price of one sound?

For a limited time, Cherry Mobile will be selling two Flare Dash devices for only P3,699, essentially bringing down the price of each handset to P1,849—half the original SRP—which is almost the cost of an entry-level smartphone with hardly any redeeming qualities. Except you're not getting a long list of compromises in exchange for your hard-earned money. Not on paper, at least.

As a package, the Cherry Mobile Flare Dash offers decent value for money, especially if you don't plan on doing a lot of processor-heavy tasks. Besides, the device's 4-inch touchscreen isn't really suited for gaming, though this shouldn't stop you from trying.

Android Jelly Bean running on a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with 1GB of RAM, on the other hand, should be fine for everyday smartphone tasks.

You're also getting two cameras on the Flare Dash: a 5-megapixel rear-facer and a VGA selfie camera on the front.

Cherry Mobile's Valentine's Day promotion will run from February 14 to 15 in select stores nationwide. (Unfortunately, the company hasn't shared a list of shops participating in the sales blitz yet.) If you don't want to brave long lines and huge crowds during one of the busiest days of the year, you can mosey over to Lazada Philippines now and buy two Flare Dash phones for P4,639, as the online retailer currently sells the Flare Dash for P2,319 each.

Specs of the Cherry Mobile Flare Dash:
* Dual SIM
* 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU
* 4GB internal storage
* microSD card slot
* 4-inch capacitive display
* 5-megapixel rear camera
* VGA front camera
* 1,450mAh battery
* Android Jelly Bean 4.3

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