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MyPhone Cyclone launched: 5-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 4.2 Jelly Bean

MyPhone Cyclone launched: 5-inch qHD display, 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 4.2 Jelly Bean

| On 20, Dec 2013

MyPhone has announced on Facebook their latest quad-core smartphone: the MyPhone Cyclone. Sporting a 5-inch qHD display and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, this new handset comes with an introductory price of Php6,988.

We first reported about the MyPhone Cyclone last month, when it was spotted on a store poster along with the Storm, Iceberg, and Rain 2G. Though more of its specs have been revealed since then, the exact processor and GPU running inside the device remain unknown. However, its use of an 8MP main camera and qHD resolution seems to suggest any of these three chipsets from MediaTek: MT6582, MT6582M, and MT6589.

Media hoarders and download addicts may find the MyPhone Cyclone’s 4GB internal storage to be sorely disappointing, though the microSD slot expansion should compensate. On the plus side, the device has relatively more bang for the buck at the moment; it’s a better deal than the Starmobile Diamond S1, assuming you can tolerate the former’s less powerful pair of cameras.

MyPhone Cyclone Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch IPS capacitive touchscreen (540×960 qHD), ~220ppi
  • 1.3GHz quad-core mobile processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth, GPS
  • 2000mAh battery

MyPhone Cyclone specs

One of MyPhone Cyclone’s highlights is its camera’s voice capture feature. As MyPhone puts it, the device can “capture life’s precious moments with just the sound of your voice.” Also featured is the my|karaoke app, which supplies an unlimited access to free, popular karaoke songs. And like all recently released MyPhone devices, the Cyclone is equipped with the company’s proprietary anti-theft TARA (i.e., Theft Apprehension & Asset Recovery Application) technology.

The MyPhone Cyclone also borrows many other features from its older siblings. For one, it uses the Clever Motion feature to recognize hand gestures (e.g., flip to mute, wave to take screenshots, bring the phone to the ear to answer calls). It’s also a dual-SIM device, allowing users to employ two SIM cards for, say, work and personal contacts. Other preinstalled software include Bible, ClickTheCity, Opera Mini, and apps of popular social networks.

The MyPhone Cyclone’s regular retail price is Php8,988, though it’s currently selling for Php2,000 less. That’s only for the month of December, though, so avail yourself of this introductory price while you can. The phone is now available in several MyPhone stores located in a variety of malls, the complete list of which can be found in the source link below.

[Source: Facebook]

  • alcbu

    Myphones’ gotta stop naming their phones like that . After what our country goes thru each year it doesn’t sound so enticing to buy phones named like Rain, Storm, Cyclone and with that map, in the Philippines.

    • youLOL

      Nonsense much?
      Mag complain ka sa pricing nila hindi sa pangalan, after all, people won’t give a rat’s a*s*s about their phone’s names, it the price/spec ratio is what really matters here.

      Would I get this phone? NO
      Is it worth it? NO

      CM will probably release a NEW 720p phone a couple of weeks from now that would cost just under Php6k

      • BJ

        Worth it naman siya, may usb otg/ led notif saka 5 point multitouch naman e, unlike sa ibang mt6582 na karaniwan 2 points lang, saka if you are referring to an HD phone, sigurado akong MT6589 un dahil not supported ng MT6582 ang HD display, far superior ang performance ng mt6582 with mali-400mp2 kaysa sa mt6589 with sgx544

        • Ambet Y.

          The CM Apollo sells for Php6.5k @ a kiosk here in Isabela, I got one actually as a gift for my Dad, that’s a cheaper 720p for you right there. Loved that phone after testing it for a day before giving it to him. When you have a Php7k budget you might as well shoot for a 720p phone…….Qhd is rubbish, tapos 5 inches pa yan e di lalong na emphasize yung mga pixels. Myphone never released a ”value” phone, there was/is always something better around.

          • Jan

            Ang arte mo naman. Hindi naman masyadong halata ang difference ng qHD at HD – I doubt if you have already compared the difference from both since Cherry Mobile lang naman ang maganda para sayo. Kung 5″ pababa lang naman ang screen size mo, okay na ang qHD. Mag HD ka kung tablet bibilhin mo. Therefore cherry mobile never released a ”value” phone because of their very poor after sales service and low quality phone. MyPhone not only sells thru high specifications, they sell durability and good after sales services. Mag-research ka na muna bago mo sabihing rubbish ang qHD. At i-research mo ang sandamakmak na reklamo ng former ka-cherry mobile mo.

          • hehe

            LOL kuya andami kong nakikitang reklamo sa Myphone page basa basa din pag may time.

          • BJ

            Yes marami nga po especially sa A848i, rain units, saka ung storm….other than those units wala naman masyado :)

          • NAYBAMPIRA

            According to the elements of the companies are

            CM: Fire, Earth
            MyPhone: Ice, Water

            That’s why the companies are releasing their phones.

          • Jan

            Di kasi nalabas sa google kaagad eh. Pag cherry mobile madami eh. Copy paste mo nalang sa google page mo tung dalawa at basa basa din pag may time: “myphone service review”, “cherry mobile service review” FYI din pala sayo, bad shot ang cherry mobile sa karamihan ng kakilala ko. They rather buy myphone daw. LOL XD

          • iANDROID08

            well both of them rebrands Chinese phone though xD that’s big fact we can’t deny.

          • Jan

            Big deal pa ba ang “made in China” sa panahon ngayon? Baguhin mo na ang pananaw mo sa buhay lalo’t na sa Pilipinas ka naman at halos lahat ng mabibili dito made in China. And micromax canvas is made from India by the way – China-like country since they also offer cheap parts and labor. ^_^

          • iANDROID08

            NO Micromax is also rebranding meh, do little bit of Googling pfft -_-

          • hehe

            HAHA di ata to marunong tumingin ng display o malabo na mata. Hindi daw halata ang difference ng qHD at HD? LOLOLOLOLOLOL

          • Jan

            HAHA ka din. Ang sabi ko, hindi masyadong halata. Oo nakita ko, may salamin pa nga ako eh. Basahin mo rin ang comment ko pag may time! I-repost ko na para sayo – “Hindi naman masyadong halata ang difference ng qHD at HD”. Baka naman sobrang titig mo naman kasi. Bawasan mo naman ang titig. OLOLOLOL! XD

          • BJ

            hindi po aa….I just bought my A919i a few weeks ago and it was great ;) …same performance and screen resolution ng apollo, may usb otg pa ^__^, ung apollo nd ko gusto ung kulay ng rear cam nya, yes BSi nga xa bat may sample pics ako from apollo and a848i dito, same spot ng pinagkuhaan kitang kita mo na talo ng a848i ang pagkavivid ng kulay at buhay ng pics ^_^…if u want i can upload them both here..saka hindi lang naman screen resolution ang tinitignan jan bro, pati un performance xempre, karaniwan phones equipped with mt6589 chipset only scores 12-14k sa antutu while 16-18k ung mga nakaMT6582…performance wise nga kung baga….downside lang talaga is qHD lang ang supported ng Mt6582…puede mo naman gawing mukhang HD ang display e, babaan mo lang ung DPI nya sa build.prop :) )

            ok lang naman din ang qHD….Samsung Mega 5.8 sports a 5.8inch TFT LCD with qHD resolution :D

          • neym

            y so hungry with pixels across a 5″ display? my netbook has 10″ display with 1280×780 reso, but i cant see the “pixel”. u have microscope vision?

      • guessWHO?

        would i get a phone from CM? NO
        are they’re phones cheap? YES (cheap price)
        is it worth it? NO
        good after sales support? a BIG NO, hahaha ;)

        • iANDROID08

          nobody’s pleasing you to buy their phones anyway LOL

          • neym

            bakit di mo rin sabihin yan kay youLOL?? LOL

      • alcbu

        I hope it’s not a Tornado or a Typhoon

    • iANDROID08

      +1 its kinda shitty

    • Archel Prinny Dood Barayoga

      wala eh… agua series daw hahaha

    • neym

      masyado kang sensitive brad.

  • iANDROID08

    at an 8k SRP? are you kidding me? well why not go get a CM Omega HD 2.0 for 7,999 duh

    • BJ

      performance wise talong talo ang omega hd 2 dito, panalo lang siya sa 8mp BSi camera nya, saka sa HD display with dragontrail glass (LOL may screen protector nmn) nya, other than that wala na….wala siyang USB OTG, magnetic sensor

      • iANDROID08

        MP fantard spotted meh… -_-

        • BJ

          cant accept the fact? LOL wala akong pinipiling brand, im just telling the truth, bkit nd b? bago ka magrecommend ng other cp siguraduhin mo munang worth it lola :D

          • iANDROID08

            You just can’t accept you’re a fantard too xD my ass laughs off :v

  • billy

    bkit po ganun.. yung mga apps ko po d ko masave sa external.. ang lumlbas lng po ay internal at phone storage…? bkit ganun?

    • bojo

      mabilis naman sya,,kaso di sya fore gamers,,nagkamali yata ako ng bili,,,

  • bojo

    di mailipat yung ibang application sa sd card nya..