myPhone A848i Duo and a848: Specs, Review, Pricing and Video Hands-on

I noticed that there has been a lot of searches about the myPhone A848i Duo and the myPhone A848 Duo here. Looks like these two myphone models didnt had its ample time to make a show of itself for public introduction and exposure, so here you go.

Short, the myPhone A848i and the myPhone A848 is a 4-inch Android phone from my|phone. These two are just the same phone, same design, but differs only with some parameters on its specs, and of course pricing.

myphone a848i Duo

myphone a848i Duo

The my|phone A848 Duo is the lower-end here, its a single-core MT6575 clocked at 1GHz while the my|phone A848i Duo (take note of the “i”) is equipped with the newer dual-core MT6577 processor clocked at same 1GHz speed.

my|phone A848i Duo

my|phone A848i Duo

The my|phone A848i Duo has 3G support, while the my|phone A848 Duo can only support EDGE connection. With all these differences, and under the my|phone Christmas promotion sale, the prices of the my|phone A848i Duo and the my|phone A848 Duo are: Php5,990 and Php4,590 respectively.

my|phone A848i Duo - sides

my|phone A848i Duo – sides

I think thats the only difference between the two. Or shall they say, if the 3G connection is not that much of a loss to you then the a848 is good enough. Even though it only have a single-core 1GHz cpu, that is enough already to play HD games and keep things fast, based on my experience with my current phone: ZOPO ZP100.

my|phone A848i Duo - back

my|phone A848i Duo – back

my|phone A848i Duo Specs and Features

Here’s a short run-down of the my|phone A848i Duo features and specifications:

  • Dual-core MT6577, 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB internal storage memory/expandable memory up to 32GB
  • Dual SIM with 3G
  • 4″ IPS screen, 800×480 pixels WVGA
  • Android 4.0.4
  • WIFI/GPS
  • 5.0 MP rear camera with AF and LED flash/VGA front camera
  • 1600mAh Li-on battery

my|phone A848 Duo Specs

and for the a848 Duo, as I say, it differs only on some parameters:

  • Single-core MT6575, 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 1GB internal storage memory/expandable memory up to 32GB
  • Dual SIM with 3G
  • 4″ IPS screen, 800×480 pixels WVGA
  • Android 4.0.4
  • WIFI/GPS
  • 5.0 MP rear camera with AF and LED flash/VGA front camera
  • 1600mAh Li-on battery

Review

I managed to do a short hands-on of this myPhone A848i. Here’s a short video I took while playing with the phone’s UI, if you might want to watch.

my|phone A848i Duo Video:

Research says that it has 4GB of ROM on board, with that we can expect a 2.5GB of usable internal memory, that is the normal. When I did checked the internal memory of this A848i Duo (via going to Settings -> My Apps), I see more than 1GB of usable internal storage memory.

Even running on Android 4.0 ICS, still its icons on the UI is a bit tweaked, menu items got colored icons, the font seems thin, I do not know, I maybe just used to what I am seeing with my phone’s display settings.

myphone a848i screenshots

myphone a848i screenshots

But I will say, the navigation is fast, and smooth. Havent had the chance to play  some games but I am telling you with the configuration on a MediaTek chip at 1GHz + 512MB RAM, playing HD games is not a problem –saying that based on my experience with other phones.

The myPhone A848i is definitely better than the myPhone A868. Why? Simple –its on ICS, got more RAM, more internal storage capacity, and better screen quality.

Well that’s it. I just had a short time playing with it. Overall, its a really capable handset you might want to consider if 4.x-inch devices is a bit big for you. Just dont expect that you wont be needing to do a recharge every night if you are a hardcore smartphone user.

myphone a848i - back

myphone a848i back and jellycase (photo found from Sulit.com.ph)

Pricing and Availability

You can buy the my|phone a848i Duo and the my|phone a848 Duo on my|phone kiosks/shops on malls, under the following price tag: A848i  at Php5,990 and A848 at Php4,590. Jellycasing for the a848 is already available as well as I see.

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