I’m very happy that we were given Android One phones during the launch by Google earlier today. The Cherry Mobile One and the MyPhone Uno were given to attendees, and I was able to get the latter which I quickly unboxed. Let’s get it on and check out what Android One has to offer.
Here are the MyPhone Uno Specs:
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Processor: 1.3 GHz MTK MT6582 Quad-Core processor
Display: 4.5-inch IPS Display
Wireless Connections: HSPA+, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS
Memory: 4GB Internal Storage expandable with a MicroSD card up to 32GB, 1GB RAM (comes with free 8GB MicroSD Card)
Connectors: Micro USB port
Camera: 5.0 Megapixels (Main Camera), 2.0 Megapixels (Front)
SIM Card Slot: 2x Micro SIM Card Required
Battery: 1,700 mAh (removable)
SRP: Below Php 5,000 (TBA)
The package of the MyPhone Uno includes the unit, battery, USB Cable, USB Charger head, headphones, user manual and warranty card. The good news in buying an Uno is you’ll also get a 8GB MicroSD Card for free!
Since it comes with a 4.5″ screen, the Uno is ideal for those who want a compact-sized smartphone. The weight is slightly heavy for it’s size but not really a bother. The back cover is made of matte finish which is soft and not slippery to hold. The caveat here is surfaces with matte finishing tends to be a fingerprint magnet, so make sure to wipe it once in a while. Still, I like the design of the back cover which makes it look classy even if we all know that it has an affordable price.
Android 5.1 a.k.a. Lollipop is very refreshing to see, and at the same time very smooth to navigate. I’m still adjusting to the new notification window but overall so far it looks pretty. I’m a bit uncomfortable though with the internal storage. MyPhone only included 4GB which left me with 2.23GB of free space. It’s not that bad, but the Cherry Mobile One has an 8GB Internal Storage. My point here is even if you install apps on the memory card, a portion of the internal storage will still be consumed, so imagine if you install a lot of apps on the phone, how much memory will be left on a 4GB compared to an 8GB.
Here’s the Antutu Benchmark score:
The MyPhone Uno has the MTK MT6582 under the hood and like what I’ve said in all my reviews that uses this chipset, it produces very decent results in Antutu. Nevertheless, I’ll be putting the phone through it’s paces in the next few days.
Stay tuned for my full review which should be up by next week.