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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Flash Plus 2 Official! Review Specs Price Philippines

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Flash Plus 2 3GB RAM 32GB Storage:



Flash Plus 2 Now Official!

Hi Geeks! We are pleased to have with us a Commercial Unit of Flash Plus 2.



We are presented with a Black Box with Flash Plus 2 Branding and a Heart. Opening the package we are greeted with the Front of Flash Plus 2. Setting the unit aside, we look into further and find manuals, warranty card and propriety data cable and charger. This is what we should be expecting to receive when we order. No More No Less.



Flash Plus 2 comes with metallic frame accented with chamfers on the sides. Comes with Removable Back Cover come in Venus Gold and Luna Silver with “Wire Drawing” finish for grand and elegant look although it is not purely metal but mixed with polycarbonate as to not hamper signal reception. It has an curved sides to provide better grip and with stamping of “Flash” Branding at the back. It is quite slim, handy and beautifully premium considering its budget price range.


Upfront lies a 5.5 inch Full HD Display with Dragontrail Glass that delivers great viewing angles as well as clear and detailed viewing experience enhanced with MiraVision 2.0 Technology. We found ourselves a clean stock Android Marshmallow with less bloatwares. Navigation was a breeze and setting up the device was easy. It supports double tap gesture for turning on/off screen. Oh by the way, you can set default storage to external microSD and USB storage.


Flash Plus 2 is the cheapest smartphone packing Helio P10 in the market. It comes in two variants with 2GB RAM with 16GB Storage or 3GB RAM with 32GB Internal Storage. We had encountered a prototype during the launch and it scored 40K on Antutu but surprisingly with the commercial Unit it scored 42K nearing 43K mark. We notice it ran apps better and we had not encounter any lags with navigation.


Well let’s move on to Gaming Test. It ran Asphalt fine at High settings. We also tried Marvel Contest of Champions. Therefore should be able to run COC and other online games with ease as well as Heavy Games though we recommend tuning settings to medium or low if gameplay proves too much to handle. See for yourself. Please comment on the video as what you think of gameplay. Your feedback will be much appreciated by Flash. You would notice how sound quality from the Flash Plus 2 as its speaker is loud enough to hear game music and sound effects.


Flash Plus 2 comes with 13MP with OV13853 sensor at f/2.0 aperture primary rear camera with improved Auto-Focus as it features Mixed AF for more accurate focusing. Utilizes Dual Real-Tone LED Flash for more natural light support. For its Front, it features a 8MP Selfie camera with 84° wider-angle for wider selfie, great for group shots and  supported by selfie flash for light support.

Flash Plus 2 Camera

Camera focuses fast and colors are on point. As seen by samples below. This can be credited to the OmniVision Sensor as well as Mixed CAF and PDAF working together to target your subjects or between the foreground and the background. Shutter is responsive as you push the button, it take the shot at instant. You can take up to 20 shot through Burst mode by holding on the shutter button.

The Left Pic focuses on the Ice King Figure while the right focuses on the city background.

Ice King in Dark Environment
Here are Cityscape shot… Lines are clear but there are some washout details like the red orange roofing and trees. As you zoom in and crop, you dont get to see those minute details.


As for selfies, it did take decent shot of me with correct colors of my shirt although in low light it needs a little help as seen here groufie of Flash Philippines FB Admins and Blogger Ron Not The DJ.



Flash FB Admins and Ron Not The DJ.
Oddly enough there were difference in what is stated on the specs sheet and on the exif of shots taken. As the Rear camera is said to have an aperture of f/2.0 but samples exif indicate otherwise with an aperture of f/2.2. For the front camera, it should be 5MP but we found out to be 8MP shots. Per Flash Community Architect, the aperture problem is said to be a software bug and will be corrected on next firmware update.

Flash is giving it best as they also focus on giving great sound experience with their new Flash Plus 2, bringing in Hi-Fi  32-bit DAC (AKM4375) and a digital filter. Share your music and party with friends as it also comes with Audio amplifiers NX9890 offering higher 5-9dB, loader speakers.


We tested out fingerprint sensor and it worked flawlessly. You just need to set it up right by pressing your fingers and in every angle so it can detect it with ease. When setup goes well, you can set which finger to use to launch a specific app like Facebook or camera. Quick access with a reaction time of .5 seconds and supports 360 degrees fingerprint detection. Supports up to Five Fingers. It does not work while the phone is on standby though.

Flash Plus 2 comes complete set of sensors with Gyro, G-Sensor, Proximity, Light, E-Compass and Hall Switch.

Charger Input: 100-240V-50/60Hz 0.5AOutput: 5.0V 2A / 9.0V 1.67A
Carries a 3000mAh Non-Removable Battery and finally offers faster charger with Flash Charging and its  5V 2A / 9V 1.67A Power Adapter that offers 3x faster charging times - 50% in 30 mins and Full Chargers at 1.5 Hours. Started out at 34% percent of battery then after the games and antutu and all we arrived at 23% so 11% drop. If my estimation is correct it should last you about up to 4hrs and 5hrs heavy usage. Casual users might last the day with moderate usage. Was not able to test charging though hopefully when we get more time with Flash Plus 2

Regular sets of connectivity features is available like WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. LTE is available for ultra-fast internet connection. Turbo Download feature is added for faster downloads. Carries two sim card slots and yes both sim supports LTE as well as be able to lock on to LTE signal.


Overall, Flash Plus 2 is sweet deal as it is attractive with its metal form paired together with most recent efficient processor Helio P10 by Mediatek. It also offers great sound with HiFi and loud amplified speakers. You get your shots quick focus with sharp on point camera optics. Personalized Security and shortcut with Flash Plus 2 fingerprint sensor. Offers Flash charging to lessen your waiting time and more usage. For 6,990 Pesos for the 2GB RAM variant, it’s the best Flash has to offer for the Filipino Consumers. Budget but dang its worth your money.

Update! Flash Plus 2 Gets Firmware Update!


Flash Plus 2 Fota Update version 01003’s main improvement compared with version 01001:
1. Integrated Google R6 CTS upgrade package.
2. Incorporated the latest Google security patch!
3. Fixed the Rear camera aperture parameter issue.
4. Integrated the latest MTK platform Critical Patch.
5. Fixed the music issue that wouldn’t allow sound through the headset after plugging it in.
6. Fixed the issue when incoming calls wouldn’t show up for 20 seconds when using Facebook.
7. Improved the Front Camera's Lowlight performance, and improved the previous issue with color cast.
8. Increased the Rear Camera's brightness of the Flash LED, and improved PDAF performance.


Price for 6,990 Pesos for 2GB / 16GB Model and 8,490 for 3GB/32GB model.See Product Pages Here :

Flash Plus 2 2GB RAM 16GB Storage:


Flash Plus 2 3GB RAM 32GB Storage:



Flash Accessories will also be sold!

  


Flash Plus 2 Specs
Android  Marshmallow 6.0
5.5 inch Rainbow FHD OGS IPS Display
DragontrailGlass Protection
MiraVision image technology V2.0
Mediatek MT6755 Helio P10 Octa-Core Processor
2GB RAM / 3GB RAM Dual Channel
16GB / 32GB Internal Storage
Expandable via MicroSD up to 128GB
13MP Rear Camera
Mixed AF (Contrast AF + PDAF)  f/2.0 aperture 76.5° wide-angle
OV13853 Purecel sensor 1/3.06" 1.12 µm
5P lens with blue optical glass filter
Dual Real-Tone LED Flash
FHD 1080P video recording at 60fps.
8MP F2.2 Front Fixed focus camera with LED Flash.
84° wider-angle for We-fie.
1.12μm pixel size.
LTE/ HSPA+ / 3G
Dual Sim (Nano+Micro) Dual LTE Dual Standby
WiFi 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.1
GPS
Fingerprint Sensor
USB-OTG
HIFI Audio AKM4375
Audio Amplifiers NX9890
OMA DRM 1.0
Dual-mic Noise cancellation
Sensors:
Light sensor
Proximity sensor
G-sensor
Accelerometer
E-Compass
Hall Switch
Gyro Sensor
3000mAh Non-Removable Battery
Flash Charging
Dimensions : 152.6×76.4×8.2mm
Weight: 157g