The war is on. Cherry Mobile might be king when it comes to the sheer number of Android devices released in the market but MyPhone might have the best Android phone right now when specs and price are considered.
The newest Android device from MyPhone is the Iceberg Mini, a phone that perfectly marries design, specs and pricing, making it one of the most attractive locally-branded phones in the market. The MyPhone Iceberg Mini is not so mini with its 5-inch display but the nomenclature is in relation to the original Iceberg which features a bigger display. The original has a cheaper price but the pricing of the Iceberg Mini is rather reasonable considering the added specs and features. The new Iceberg has a faster quad-core processor, a bigger RAM and improved cameras.
The most interesting feature of the MyPhone Iceberg Mini is the 5-inch display. It’s an IPS LCD screen with 1080×1920 resolution, making it a full-HD display with a whopping 441ppi. Really, this phone is a beast and the only missing features I would look for are LTE connectivity and a microSD slot for storage expansion. Nonetheless, if you’re not in need of LTE, the HSPA+ connectivity should work fine. Below are the main specs of the MyPhone Iceberg Mini.
MyPhone Iceberg Mini Specs and Price
- 5-inch IPS LCD (1080×1920 Full HD, 441ppi)
- Gorilla Glass 2 reinforcement
- 1.5GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6589T processor
- PowerVR Series5XT GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- no microSD support
- 13-megapixel BSI rear camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11n
- 3G, HSPA+
- Wi-Fi Hotspot, GPS
- Bluetooth 4.0
- Micro USB, 3.5mm audio jack
- Li-Ion 2000mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- Dimensions: 128.3 x 71 x 8.6mm
- Price: P12,888
In terms of design, the MyPhone Iceberg Mini is a looker. It has a thin profile and a metallic finish that exudes class and premium quality. It remains to be seen, however, if this phone is as sturdy as it looks. I imagine the Iceberg Mini to be easy to use judging from the phone’s curved edges.
The MyPhone Iceberg Mini comes with a free SIM adapter and micro-SIM cutter so if you’re using the regular SIM, that should not be a problem if you want to switch to this phone. I’d love to review this phone but in case I don’t get to, share your impressions in the comments section if you happen to have purchased one.