After spending some precious time with the Firefly Mobile Allure 64 LTE, we asked the nice people at the Firefly Mobile kiosk in SM Light Mall in Mandaluyong City if we can also play with Allure’s sibling, the Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE. So here’s our hands on and first impressions.
Firefly Mobile Intense 64 LTE:
- 1.5GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6732 64-bit processor
- Mali T760 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD
- 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels) with One Glass Solution (OGS)
- Asahi Dragontrail Glass
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with back side illumination, autofocus and LED flash
- 8 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual LTE, Dual Standby
- LTE, HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB OTG
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,800 mAh battery
- Android 5.0 Lollipop
- SRP: P6,999
- Status: Available on Firefly Mobile kiosks and stores
We can’t help but compare both the Allure and the Intense. If the Allure has more refined lines and looks like the Apple iPhone 6 Plus, the Intense 64 LTE looks has sharper edges and has a rectangular design. It shares some resemblance of the One Plus One. It is also a little shorter than the Allure so its easier to hold with one hand.
The display is as bright and vivid as the Allure. It has great viewing angles too. When it comes to performance, the phone has the chipset as the Allure but on a slower clock speed. Despite that, we didn’t notice any lags during our time with the device. Games are preloaded on the demo unit but we downloaded Dead Trigger 2 to test the chipset’s performance. The game ran very well on the device.
We also explored the phone’s 13 megapixel camera. We found out that a Samsung sensor was used by Firefly Mobile for the Intense while the Allure has a Sony sensor. Photos we saw on the demo unit looks pretty good but we have yet to test it on other lighting conditions once we have our own unit.
Another impressive smartphone from Firefly Mobile. Good camera, smooth performance and great display. Now it harder to decide what to get. Both the Allure and the Intense are really good phones and the only difference between the two based on our time with them is the Fingerprint scanner on the Allure and the rectangular design of the Intense. Whichever phone you choose, you won’t get wrong. 🙂