Impatient and impulsive

04 January 2013

Alternatively titled: Why and how I got a new phone.

I've always wanted a Kindle. I've had it in my annual Christmas wishlist for a couple of years now but I haven't gotten around to getting one. For the meantime, I am enjoying the Kindle app for Android but barely; because I have more than a hundred eBooks saved in my Netphone, I always experience lags and force closing whenever I try to use it. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

When I finally got enough money last weekend (it's a struggle for me to save up, you see), my initial reaction was, "yay I can finally get a Kindle!" but then... I realized I also need a camera. It would be nice to see clearer photos in my blog again, yes? And thus began one of the most difficult decisions I've ever had to make in my life. 「(°ヘ°)

LOL. Kidding.

It was a choice between a Kindle and a nice point-and-shoot camera, and I even consulted my friends to help me decide. Finally, I arrived at a decision. I will get a Kindle. ( ̄︶ ̄)

There's only one little teeny-tiny glitch. There are no stocks of the Kindle Paperwhite in all the local online shops I checked, and the earliest they can get one for me is late January. I could opt to order from Amazon directly and get to save more than a thousand bucks but I would also have to wait for two to three weeks for it to arrive. So what did I do? 

I got a new phone.


The thing is, I wasn't planning on getting a new phone. But I saw some of my highschool barkada last Saturday night, and one of them, Ric, has a new phone - a Cherry Mobile Flame - and it looks so cool but a little too big for me. He told me it has a smaller brother that has just been released, the Cherry Mobile Flare, and so I spent all Sunday morning checking out reviews online. (◎_◎;)

I read a lot of posts saying this phone is almost always out of stock and they had to line up for four hours just to get their own! Four hours! I don't want to line up for a phone for four hours! Ric recommended I check Lazada, and bingo, "In Stock" flashed brightly on the screen. It would only be a matter of clicking a few buttons before I could hold my own Flare! ⊙﹏⊙

I played it cool though and didn't order yet because I still wanted to think. At around 12 noon, it said "Limited Stocks" and I panicked slightly because we were already due to leave to go to my aunt's house in Malinta. I finally got to process my order when we got there. Good thing I did, for when I checked again at around 4 PM it already said "Out of Stock".  (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

What I loved about the transaction is that they offer Cash on Delivery, so I didn't have to worry about lining up at the bank to deposit my payment or to send my credit card details somewhere. Also, I was given P200 worth of shopping credits upon registration! Wheee! \(^▽^@)ノ

Timescales for delivery is five business days within Metro Manila. Because of the holidays, the first business day was January 2. I did the transaction on December 30, and the past three days before I received it yesterday was filled with such agonizing excitement! I wish I have a photo of how sweet my smile was yesterday when the delivery guy arrived at our office. 。◕‿◕。

So yeah, here's Zippy, my Cherry Mobile Flare.
I'm using the Papertown super theme from Go Launcher EX here.
I promise to write a full review of this gadget soon, but for the meantime check the specifications and features here. Would you believe I got it for only P3,999? Well, P3,799 because of the voucher, but still! That's an awesome price for a brand new phone with awesome specs! (⌒▽⌒)☆

After charging it initially for four hours last night, I was able to use it for 20 hours and 6 minutes before the battery juice got drained completely. That's after moderate to heavy use, since I loaded it with apps today. I am finally able to play games and use photo editing apps that are too heavy for my HTC ChaCha and Netphone that both run on Android Froyo! It's so zippy, thus the name. Or maybe I can call it Bruce Wayne, what do you think? (゜▽゜;)

I super love my new phone. Now my Kindle app doesn't lag any more! Heee I guess it pays to be impatient and impulsive. Sometimes. (◕‿◕✿)


  1. My office mate also owns a Flare! Uber nice phone! :)

  2. cute phone!!:) don't worry, in time, you shall be rewarded a kindle!

  3. seriously? ang muraaaaaaaaa! i want one asap! haha!  review review please!

  4. TheSizzleToYourNizzleJanuary 5, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    I think you ever so handsome and good mannered friend, Ric, has a Chery Mobile Flame and not the Titan.

  5. Heee thanks Ava, but at the moment I think getting a camera is my priority since I can use the Kindle app just fine now ^_^

  6. I don't want to come up with a hasty review so I'll use the phone first for a couple of days, but I promise I'll write one the soonest time possible! :) For the meantime you can check tech blogs, there are a lot of positive reviews for this phone that's why I also didn't hesitate to get one :)

  7. Ooooh thank you for the information. Edited the post already, Your Highness ^___^

  8. I am so amazed with what all these new phones can do.

  9. wow really on P3,999? That's a very good deal missy! :) 

  10. Kumusta po ang display ng Flare? Ok po ba?

  11. Found your review helpful! Thanks for taking time to do this :-)


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