Last May 24, 2016, I was able to get my hands on the demo unit of the Flash Plus 2 during its launching at Lepanto Building, Makati City, Philippines. And I honestly believe that Flash Plus 2 is a must buy. I highly recommend it. And on top of that, it’s a bang for the buck smartphone.
Here are my top 5 reasons why I like Flash Plus 2 and why I’m personally planning to buy one for myself once it’s released.
Top 5: Clear Image Quality.
I tested the rear and front camera of the new Flash Plus 2. It didn’t disappoint me. The lighting of the venue wasn’t good. Yet, the quality of the photos taken by the Flash Plus 2 was superb. It followed the same photograhing DNA used by the Flash product roster and upgrading to the next level with the light of fast focal adjustment and dark light shooting capabilities. It also adapts the integration of PDAF and contrast focusing with merely 0.1s of focal alignment.
The new Flash Plus 2 also allows “Picture-in-Picture” capability. It means the front and rear camera lenses can work simultaneously. It also upgraded its front lens, adopting LED flash lamp with CRI up to 80 while the red spectrum is intelligently enhanced. It also has a ruddy facial effect that offers over a hundred percent real-time facial enhancement function.
Top 4: Ultra fast charging.
Yes. You read that right. Ultra fast charging. Who doesn’t want a phone that can charge up to 50 percent in just 30 minutes? With my kind of lifestyle, I need a phone that offers ultra fast charging. Charge your phone in a flash with Flash Plus 2! 😉 Charging your phone for 2 hours will give you 10 hours of talk time.
Top 3: Sound quality.
Flash Plus 2 is loaded with Hi-Fi audio! So for the audiophiles out there who’s on a tight budget, Flash Pus 2 is a must-buy. Sound quality is an important feature me. I can’t say that I am actually an audiophile, but I love listening music to my phone. Aside from the camera and social media apps, it’s one of the most used features on my phone. Adding Hi-Fi audio to Flash Plus 2 made me even want to get my hands on this phone more.
Flash Plus 2 has high-fidelity, quality-retaining earphone acoustics, high sound volume effects, and MIX music production. It has dedicated AKM4375 audio decoding chip with IRD sound filter and value-retaining signal output. It also has NXP980 power amplification chip and built-in DSP algorithm drives speaker power to reach 3.6 watts to improve your music experience.
Top 2: Premium design.
For a smartphone under Php 7000.00, I believe the aesthetic build of Flash Plus 2 is pretty premium. The metal casing of the phone underwent 7 processes: Stamping, CNC (forgive me, I forgot what CNC stands for.), Sand Blasting, Wire Drawing, 1st anodizing, diamond cutting, and 2nd anodizing. I really love it’s design. No one would have guessed that you are using a phone under Php 7000.00. Good job for that, Flash.
Top 1: One finger app launch.
This is my personal favorite. Imagine being able to launch a specific app by assigning a specific finger to launch it? How cool is that! I believe Flash Plus 2 is the first in the market to release a smartphone with this feature. (Although I heard another brand has this feature but they haven’t launched nor have been released in the market.) I really like this feature. This is why it got the number one spot in why I want to get my hands on this phone. (Also, because it’s affordable.) As a blogger, I would love to be able to launch Facebook, Instagram, Camera, Instagram and SnapChat by using a specific finger. Oh, I can’t wait to get my hands on Flash Plus 2!
Flash Plus 2 will be released in the market on May 31, 2016 and exclusively available in Lazada. If I’m lucky to be able to get my own unit, I will published a much comprehensive and full review of Flash Plus 2.
Flash Plus 2 Specifications
CPU: 64 Bit Helio P10 Octa core processor.
Display: 5.5 Inch FHD IPS 1920 x 1080 resolution at 401 ppi. (Both 2GB and 3GB variants has 5.5 INCH FHD IPS display.)
GPU: MAli T860.
RAM: 2GB / 3 GB.
ROM: 16 GB / 32 GB. Both variants is expandable using the microSD card slot up to 128 GB.
Front Camera: 5 MP f/2.2, 1.12μm and 84 degree wide angle lens w/ LED flash.
Rear Camera: 3 MP f/2.0 OV13853 w/ Mixed AF, 76.5 degrees wide angle lens and dual real tone LED flash.
Battery: 3,000 mAh.
OS: Stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
Sensors: Light, Promiximity, Gyro, G, Accelerometer, E-compass, Fingerprint.
Connectivity: WiFi, Dual LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, A GPS and dual SIM.
Others: AKM4375 DAC, NX 9890 AMP, Dual Mic.
Colors: Venus Gold and Luna Silver
Price: 2 GB RAM / 16 GB ROM – Php 6990.00.
3 GB RAM / 32 GB ROM – Php 8490.00
Availability: May 31, 2016. Exclusively available at Lazada.