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MyPhone a919 Duo: A Hands-On Review

Mark Lester Solis | Tuesday, April 09, 2013 | Best Blogger Tips

About 5 months ago when MyPhone unveiled and introduced their latest, biggest and most powerful Smartphone that wowed the crowd- The MyPhone a919 Duo, a 5-inch Dual-Core Phablet (phone+tablet)  with an 8 megapixels camera. It takes me a lot of time on choosing what is the right Smartphone that I should pick. At the end, my decision was to take the MyPhone a919 Duo because of its design, specs and its decent price. My a919 is about a couple of months old since I bought it, and here are my experiences to share.

Sleek and Slim MyPhone a919 Duo

A919 has a simple design literally, yet it is sometimes mistaken to be the Samsung Galaxy SIII and Samsung Galaxy Note II. I love the slim body, cuts and edges and even the silver lining on both sides that made this phone more elegant and stylish. If you have small hands, you might feel not comfortable to grip it by just using 1 hand because it is large. It might slip on your hands because the back cover was made of plastic, so it is recommended to use leather case or hard case.

MyPhone a919 Duo Design

It offers 5-inch FWGVA IPS Capacitive Display with 196ppi (pixels-per-inch) in which it has an excellent graphics display. The viewing angles are also good, thanks to its 168 million colors  It has a nice graphics quality in playing movie and playing games. This phone has 5-point multi-touch feature which is perfect for playing interactive games.

MyPhone a919 Duo Interface

This Smartphone is powered by 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor and because of this chipset, all heavy stuffs seems working smoothly and snappy. Since the first day I bought this phone, I haven’t experience hangs but there are times that the phone lags. It runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich and fueled by 512MB of RAM which work smooth on multi-tasking functionality.

MyPhone a919 Duo Performance
Its shooter has an excellent performance too. It is equipped by an 8 megapixels rear camera that can capture stunning photos. I was really amazed with the quality of images that it produced in which it can be compared to the pictures that was being captured by digital camera. While in front camera, it has VGA Camera which is obviously not good to use at low light places. This phone can also shoot video in HD mode, thanks to its 720p HD Video recorder.

MyPhone a919 Duo Camera

You can connect to the internet in two options; through 3G and Wi-Fi Connectivity. I enjoy browsing the internet because its just feels that you were using the screen of your laptop because of its large screen display. The pages load fast and online streaming also works well at this phone. Most of the time, I use Puffin Browser that load the pages lightning fast and it is really recommended if you want to experience fast browsing. You can download it at Play Store for FREE!   

MyPhone a919 Duo Browsing

If you love gaming, A919 should be part of your checklist. I haven’t tried yet to install heavy games such as NBA and Asphalt (the latest version) but most of my friends that have also own this phone, said that most of the heavy games and apps work so smooth on this device. Dead Trigger is said to be one of the HD Game yet it works with no lags and hiccups on my a919.

MyPhone a919 Duo Gaming

It is packed by Li-Ion 2,000MAh of battery that last for about 1 whole day at normal usage (text, call, etc.). Its battery life will be the first problem you might encounter if you are heavy user in gaming, browsing and watching videos because it can juice your battery a bit fast, that’s why you need an extra battery to extend usage.

MyPhone a919 Duo Battery

Overall, a919 is almost perfect, I enjoy its entire feature and I haven’t yet experience problem on this phone, in short it is durable. I bought it at the price of Php 7,990 and everything is worth.

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