Cherry Mobile, MyPhone and Starmobile have been engaged in a battle to become the top local smartphone brand. By my own estimation, Cherry Mobile has had the upper hand so far releasing phones matching their competitors specifications at a substantially lower price. Recently we looked at two nearly identical devices, the Cherry Mobile Omega HD and the Statmobile Diamond. The biggest difference between these two offerings is that the Oemga HD is priced 2K less than the Diamond.
But MyPhone, the oldest local brand new A919i Duo looks like will the 5-inch round of the battle. Priced at Php9,590 the MyPhone A919i is priced Php1,600 more than the Cherry Mobile Omega, but it is worth every pesos of the price difference.
The new offering makes the right compromises.
- Dual SIM
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- 5-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280)
- 4 GB internal storage, expandable via a microSD card slot
- 1 GB RAM
- 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek processor
- PowerVR SGX544MP graphics
- 8 MP primary camera, autofocus with flash
- 2 MP front camera
- 2000 mAh battery
While MyPhone's new 5-inch offering will probably lose out on the photo quality comparisons, overall this is the budget 5-incher to buy. It is no so much the quad core processor which interests me but the newer more power PowerVR SGX544 graphics chip used in the MyPhone A919i Duo. The Cherry Mobile Omega HD and the Starmobile Diamond have the older PowerVR SGX 531 graphics chip which is really pushed to its limits when playing 720p video or 3D graphics on the HD display. The PowerVR 544 graphics chip on the MyPhone Duo 919i does this with ease, MyPhone has posted benchmarks of this phone at a impressive 12430 Antutu Benchmark points.
MyPhone A919i Duo Antutu Benchmarks: 12430
CherryMobile Omega HD Antutu Benchmarks by TechLocal: 5999
Starmobile Diamond Antutu Benchmarks by Yugatech: 5577
I think the numbers speak for themselves. While the Cherry Mobile Omega HD and Starmobile Diamond have their own merits, when buying lower costs phone, compromises have to be made. MyPhone made the right one by prioritizing power and performance.
I own one and it's more than I expected.ReplyDelete
Can you root this thing?ReplyDelete
sure...search for the xda developers section everything was there..it has custom roms too w/ 12mp camera.ReplyDelete
look for micromax a116 thread on xda :DReplyDelete
im planning to buy one
can u play facebook games direct from the net or u have to download the apps first?just wondering...tnx for the replyReplyDelete
Is this phone's screen just ordinary glass or gorilla/dragontrail? And when will we get accessories such as screen protector for this model?ReplyDelete
its mozzarella, super tough!ReplyDelete
Nice post. However it would be really helpful and informative if you can add a Product Demo Video or a Promotional Video of the MyPhone A919i Duo so that potential buyers can gauge if the gadget will fit their needs.ReplyDelete
Their are plenty of fine local blogs who do this. I do not get demo or review units, so I really cannot. Rather than just video, if ever I got gadgets to review, I would love to switch the blog format from announcements and lists to purely featuring one product a week, like "Seven Days with the My Phone A919i Duo - Day 1".ReplyDelete
mas mahal pa sa Samsung Galaxy Ace 2.ReplyDelete
If you were to choose, which one do you prefer?
MyPhone A919i or Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
I'd choose Myphone a919i, its way way better than the galaxy ace 2,Delete
syempre mas advanced yung features ng a919i .. maicocompare na nga siya sa os ng galaxy 3 ee .. stupid !Delete
Galaxy Ace 2 in terms of QUALITY. Ang Myphone A919i baka di yan tumagal ng mahigit isang taon na hindi lumabas ang defects. Pero kung gusto mo lang sumunod sa uso go for Myphone A919i. Remember, trusted brands nga nagkakaroon ng defects yan pa kaya?Delete
Its a way better option compared to cherry mobile. Performance is very nice. It has all that you need for a phone. Screen is very good too.Delete
myphone is your best choiceReplyDelete
what can you say about the CM HD 2.0? they both have PowerVR SGX544 graphics chip. i just want to know your stand if they both have the same chip.ReplyDelete
I am already have a post on the CM Omega HD 2.0. But in brief, it is slimmer, cheaper and has the same chipset inside. The better choice in my opinion.Delete
Mas ok ang starmobile knight pde ka mag capture ng pic habang nagvivideo ka den corning gorilla glass pa and 18mp rear 8mp frontDelete
Mas ok ang starmobile knightReplyDelete
mag kano p ble nyo s starmobile knightDelete
starmobile knight is not yet being release.. mga 2nd week of july pa siguro and it will cost sround 11k ..Delete
anu po ba mas ok my phone A919i or cherrymobile skyfire 2.0?ReplyDelete
Between those two, the A919i. Please note that there is also a lower end A919Delete
mas maganda ang my phone kase proven durable and have the same quality w other branded phonesDelete
Drop both phone at the same height, myphone will still work fine. I think they have a better build. Care to visit CM's service centers? See how many people are there. Try SM North Annex...Delete
Thats really true coz i also have a myphone touch screen unit for 3yrs now,lagi syang bumabagsak naghihiwa-hiwalay battery & back cover at 2x bumagsak frm upper double deck bed but still working fine right now..thumbs up..really durable ang myphone,proven.Delete
I have 2 phones.. myphone which is 3 yrs old and samsung naman for more than a year old now.. for me, mas maganda at dekalidad ang myphone products, based on my own experienced!!!!! nakakairita kung ano pa daw ang mas sikat internationally yan pa pala ang mabilis masira or magloko..ReplyDelete
maganda na ngaun ang myphone kc sa sony na sla kumukuha ng mga parts nla ibig sabihin dekalidad na din sla :)ReplyDelete
super sulit ang myphone a919i. plays almost all games on android market. ang dami custom roms. ang ganda ng tech support from their facebook page. hndi ka pipila sa service center pag nag ka problema, as in halos walang tao na nagpapa service! at may parts tlaga na available if ever you'll need replacements. unlike cherry na block buster lagi ang service center.ReplyDelete
kung SG ace 2 ang comparison, u'll get it for the same price with a device performing between SG win and SG s3 with 13500+ score rating at antutu. actually d na applicable kc almost 8k n lng price n2.
in terms of quality, dropped my device for 3 times at eye level, while sleeping on a double deck bed with silicon case on it. so far, still kicking flawlessly. + im using xperia rom with 12mp cam, walkman and all! magnifico...
in terms of durability myphone talaga tibay yan ,,, kasi yung CM nung sa tatay ko parang may sakit ,, need ipagawa every month sayang sa pamasahe or gasolina ,,, based in my experience ,, pero para nman di kawawa ang CM sa tech mejo advance sila ^^ReplyDelete
Ahm soft touch po ba ang a919i duo? Un ba meaning nun 5.0 ips display?ReplyDelete