We finally got our MyPhone A919i Duo yesterday and a lot of folks probably got their own unit as well. We heard that there are tons of people lined-up early as they are excited to get hold of the new flagship android phone of MyPhone. Do you want to know more about this new smartphone? Check out our first impressions after the break.

MyPhone A919i Duo comes in white and black and I know you’re still confused on which one to get so take a look at the photos below of the two. The white version’s back case has a matte finish while the black version is glossy. Other than that, they’re pretty identical.

Black and White MyPhone A919i Duo

White and Black version of MP A919i Duo

The box of the MyPhone A919i Duo is still the same old style that we got used to. There’s nothing fancy or special but it’s probably one of their way to cut some costs. Besides, what matters most is the unit itself. The package include the unit, microUSB cable, charger, earphones, manuals, and warranty card.

MyPhone A919i Duo First impressions

MyPhone A919i Duo

MP A919i Duo side view

Side of My Phone A919i Duo

Box contents of MyPhone A919i Duo

First Impressions on MyPhone A919i Duo

MyPhone A919i Duo in the flesh, First impressions

My very first impression of the MyPhone A919i Duo is that its very light despite its not so thin profile. The thickness don’t feel that awkward though, but I would be more contented if it’s a bit heavier as a reassuring heft lacks a bit. The build is nice but it’s nowhere near premium as what we could expect on its price range. The materials used is plastic but it feels nice on the hand especially the matte finish of the back as it’s not prone to fingerprints.

MP A919i Duo

Of course, the next thing I noticed once I turned it on is the beautiful 5-inch HD IPS display which looks vibrant even at low brightness. The icons are crisp as the HD resolution packs enough pixels to make a 5-inch display look very solid.

The icons and texts appear to be larger than usual which I don’t really like that much. This type of UI might be appropriate for order people with poor eyesight but for me it doesn’t look attractive at all. However, that’s just my personal preference because I find smaller icons and text to be sexier.


Another important thing that we would like to share is our experience in multitasking. Switching from one app to another is smooth and speedy thanks to its powerful 1.2GHz MT6589 quad-core processor and plentiful 1GB of RAM. We run Facebook, Twitter, Camera, Browser, Gmail, Messaging, and Play Store app together and we can switch between them seamlessly.

My Phone A919i Camera

The 8-megapixel camera of the MyPhone A919i Duo is stellar, but it’s not the best. It shoots nice photos on an environment with good lighting conditions but in low-light scenes the quality is still okay and it’s not hard to see that it seems to suffer quite a bit. But still, I would definitely say that it’s a top performer on this category. Also, the 2-megapixel front facing camera is awesome. It’s clearer than other android phones we’ve reviewed so it’s absolutely a go to camera for selfies.

Hands on preview of MyPhone A919i Duo

We won’t conclude on how long will its 2000 mAh battery last as it’s still to early to say because we only got our unit yesterday afternoon. But based from my observations, the battery is likely to last a day or two depending on usage. I used it for two hours of mobile data internet browsing and at maximum display brightness and it still has some juice left at 24% until now even though it’s at below 40% when we got it.

MyPhone A919i Duo Specs

  • Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch HD (1280×720) IPS Display, 16M colors, ~294 ppi pixel density
  • MTK MT6589 1.2GHz quad-core processor, Cortex-A7
  • PowerVR SGX544
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash
  • 720p HD video recording at 30fps
  • 2-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 11 Mbps
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • microUSB v2.0
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
  • Dimensions: 144 x 74 x 10.7 mm (5.67 x 2.91 x 0.42 in)
  • Weight: 156 g
  • Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery
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To wrap this up, I could safely say that MyPhone A919i Duo is a great android phone and it’s definitely a steal at its low introductory price of Php7,900. The original SRP is Ph9,590 but one of our friends from MyPhone said that he is not sure if the company will push the fairly high retail through or they will slash a few bucks to be more competitive. Don’t get your hopes up though, as it’s still not clear at this point. But if you’ll ask me, getting this at Php9,590 isn’t really bad because I’m really impressed so far. The beautiful screen, quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, and Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean that MyPhone A919i Duo is equipped with is well worth the money they’re asking for.

UPDATE: MyPhone A919i Full Review

In case you missed the sale today, MyPhone has already extended the SALE up to May 1 so be sure to go there early to secure your own unit.

Do you want to pimp your A919i?

MyPhone A919i Cases

MyPhone A919i cases are available on KLSL Accessories for only Php150 each. They also sell matte and clear screen protectors for only Php100. If you want to customize the look of your smartphone, I highly recommend their store as they have accessories for most of the locally branded smartphones here in the PH. They sell hard case, Jelly Case, Flipcase, etc.

Our full review of the MyPhone A919i Duo will be out next week so stay tuned if you want a more comprehensive coverage. In the meantime, if you have any questions about the device, drop us a comment below and we’ll try to answer it.

Read our in-depth review of the MyPhone A919i Duo HERE.

  • Questionaire?

    What is better Matte Finish or the Glossy?

  • jl

    Nice review, noting the pros and cons of the unit.

  • nick

    Nice review. very interesting. I would like to know the pro’s and con’s of this phone soon. i will be waiting ^_^

    • It’s only our first impressions po. We’ll do more testing to give you our verdict on our full review.

  • ray

    does it have a tv out option?

  • Lil

    Pros: So far the specs are great.
    Cons: Size – it too big for my taste. In case you’re wondering, its about the same size as Samsung Grand. Another thing, I don’t know how to delete the contacts. Lol!

  • kim

    waiting for a gaming review :)

    • mark

      yes game review please…i want that phone satisfied ako at family kosa quality and aftersales suppot ng myphone ei

      • Hey guys, we’ll get to that on our review. It’ll be out by next week.

  • Tantrums_cute

    may tv out feature ba ‘to…?

  • grim

    i have one kahapon pa, kinakalikot ko palagi ang phone at nag install ako ng 3D Games, ang galing! Smooth na smooth siya kahit sa HD movie walang lag!

  • JP

    hi. does it have HDMI support, in case I’d connect it to an LED TV?

  • 5858

    for some reason, this reminds me of starmobile diamond. same specs except for the 8mp camera (12+3 mp ang starmobile)

    • admin

      ehem, 1.2 quadcore ho ang myphone a919i at 1.0 dual-core lang ang starmobile diamond. Medyo malayo din ang specs, double check nyo po ulit.

      • KingJames

        hindi sa CPU nagkakatalo (Dual-core Cortex A9 vs. Quad-core Cortex A7) kundi sa GPU (PowerVR SGX 531 vs PowerVR SGX 544). Hindi porke mas maraming core mas mabilis ok? Research research din pag may time.

        • admin

          ikaw ang magbasa ng mabuti, may sinabi ba ko about speed? kinocorrect ko ang sinabi ni @5858 na same specs lang daw, basahin nyo specs ng a919i at ng starmobile diamond. ‘di ba magkaiba? pti nga ikaw inamin mo na na magkaiba ang specs diba? magkaibang powerVR? anlayo ng intindi mo, naghahanap ka lang ng kadebate mali mali pa.

    • XeveraHomeowner

      ang layo kaya ng dual-core sa quad-core. ang bobo naman mag-comment nito. kahit walang alam, basta maka-comment lang.

      • hunk

        mas bobo ka, nag mamagaling hindot ka.basta maka-comment lang.

      • King James

        hindi sa CPU nagkakatalo (Dual-core Cortex A9 vs. Quad-core Cortex A7) kundi sa GPU (PowerVR SGX 531 vs PowerVR SGX 544). Hindi porke mas maraming core mas mabilis ok? Research research din pag may time.

        • ned

          sinong kaaway mo?

          ang pinaguusapan magkaiba ng specs ang myphone a919i
          at starmobile diamond.

          san galing ung speed? inaaway mo sarili mo? haha
          wala namang nagsasabi na mas mabilis pag quadcore ah?

          sinong kausap mo? sarili mo? LOL

          pinaikot mo pa eh, pareho din naman.
          para kang nakipagdebate sa sarili mo na ‘myphone ang mas mabilis sa myphone!’

          wala ka sa topic brad.

          ang dating mo tuloy parang mas boto ka pa sa starmobile diamond, eh alam na alam na man sa specs palang panalo na myphone a919i

          • unk

            tama si ned kingjames, ang pinaguusapan kung anong pinagkaiba, kaya nga reply ni admin ‘malayo din sa specs’, katulad ng sinabi mo about powervr, na lamang na lamang ang myphone a919i, therefore eto ang mas mabilis. pero walang nagsabing dahil sa quadcore kaya mabilis, naunahan ka nang isip mo kaya maling akala ka kaagad na walang nakakaintindi sayo, (ksi common sense na un sa mga tao dito alam nilang sa chipset talaga hindi sila mga t@nga) ang punto lang ni admin ay magkaiba ang 1.0 dualcore sa 1.2 quadcore, pra masabing iba ang specs kasi un ang isa sa mapapansin mong kakaiba, dun palang ang specs nagkalayo na.

          • but mas may advantage ang processor ng omega hd because it uses Cortex-A9 because it is more advance than Cortex-A7

          • unk

            isa ka pa eh, starmobile diamond nga pti myphone a919i ang pinaguusapan kung magkapareho ba ng specs o hindi, pagkakaiba ang pinaguusapan hindi advantages, at lalong hindi cherry mobile, ang layo mo magbasa ka.

          • I just gave my opinion regarding their processors

        • densio

          Mga loko, sa parehong halaga bat bibili ka ng old tech. Shet!

    • anonymous…

      “except 8mp camera” lang? diamond po ay dual core lang, malayo sa quad core ;)

  • lOraine

    Ang sarap hawakan, ang lakas maka pogi nito! Honestly? Thumbs Up ako dito, di ako nagsisisi na ito binili ko na dapat bibili ako ng s3. nakatipid pa ako yey!

  • I’ve always wondered how the video quality would look like, hope you could screen cap it sometime

    • It’s capable of HD video recording. We’ll try to post it on our full review.

      • aw i was hoping it can record 1080p videos because ipad 3rd gen can do although it only has a 5mp cam and anong company po ba yung nagproproduce ng cam ng myphone

        • JMBalicano

          It does record in Full HD.

    • JP Garmay

      Omega HD with it’s BSI Camera definitely wins this one. Front and back camera for that matter. Pero hindi din naman ganun nagpapahuli si A919i, images and videos taken by it is adequate enough. Pero kung mahilig ka talaga mag Selfie pictures eh sa Omega HD ka na. Hahaha.

  • unknown

    Ayaw ko sa myphone dahil yung apps nya hindi ma transfer sa sd card sayang :( tapos wala ring system updates

    • joshCS

      ang daming paraan, pag marunong ka lang po sali ka sa group sa FB dami mga devs na nagshare ng magagandang enhancement at pede ma unlock at ma discover na mga features na wala sa ibang phone! kaya maganda kasi may support ang mga developers.

      • Ciel

        Parang may nabasa nga akong review na hindi mo pwedeng ilipat sa sd card yung apps sa myphone a919i ,,isa daw yun sa mga panget sa kanya.

        • anonymous…

          obviously you don’t know that much about the benefits of rooting your phone ;)

    • Jello

      hala , di ka marunong mag transfer ng files sa sd ?? LUH !!??

    • KenDroid

      use Link2SD and ROOT YOUR PHONE FIRST .. -__-

  • Sir what do you prefer ? OHD or this ?

    And yung sa sides po nya. Aluminum po ba yan ? Prone to chipping po ba ? :D TIA

    • hunk

      ohd mas maganda cam.

      • true. 12MP BSI camera yung ginamit sa OHD. Pero mas mabilis daw malobat ung OHD based on reviews.

        • hunk

          yes i heard that’s true mas mabilis malobat ohd.

  • 711forever

    Patulong naman po mag-decide. Pinagpipilian ko ung cherry mobile omega hd or my phone a919i. Thanks po.

    • ned

      dualcore (2) lang ang cherry mobile omega hd, sa myphone a919i quadcore (4)

      • Rick

        pero dragon glass ang Omega HD. Maliit ang icons at font ng MyPhone A919i compared sa Omega. Kung ano mas gusto mo, dun ka.

    • Kp Raz

      siguraduhin walang dead pixel sa black and white screen

  • boy kanor

    i was about to get one kanina (1st time sana na magkakaron ng china phone) pero yung lcd pala hindi kasama sa warranty. pag may dead pixel daw after 7 days, may bayad daw pa repair ng lcd. umalis na lang ako. lahat ba ng mga hindi big name brands ganito?

    • erikk

      depende ‘to sa pag-iingat mo, pero para sakin subok ko na myphone, kahit ilang beses ng naaksidente ‘tong a919 ko pero hanggang ngayon buhay pa rin, wala pa rin naman akong naencounter na prob katulad ng sinasabi mong dead pixels.

      • Kp Raz

        sir sakin kasi pag tanggap ko black ung background. pag nag fb na ako nikikita na ok lang sana kung sa gilid lang e sa gitnang gitna pa

    • guest0293

      matanong lang, ano bang gamit mong phone? Ang Iphones, Samsung phones, htc at iba pa ay minamanufacture sa china/taiwan pti nga nokia lumipat na rin sa asia, kaya bihira na siguro magkaron ng cellphone na di gawa sa china.

    • anonymous…

      ever heard of the app deadpixel???

      • Kp Raz

        didnt work

    • Kp Raz

      pota ayaw tanggapin dead pixel. 2 days ko plang ginagamit. factory defect ayaw tanggapin 6300 pesos bumili pa ako nang battery tapos ganon lang??

  • is the screen scratch proof?

  • wewet

    OP, wait muna ako ng review niyo after 2-3 months max. based saking mga nabasa sa original brand nito laging may prob ang battery dahil sa power supply nito sa loob.. sana naaddress ito ng myphone or kahit before makuha ng myphone ^_^ anyway good specs hindi madaling mag init ang processor, at maganda ang GPU nito (SGX544) and ask ko lang din kamusta ang after sales service ng myphone? mas maganda ba kesa sa dalawang kalaban nila? i believe na ito ang isa sa importante nating tignan dahil nga sa problem ng original brand.. thanks OP

    • welmer

      yup, may service center sila nationwide, sa Sony service center po ang myphone. nakita ko sa website nila.

    • MrBigote

      It will take AT LEAST a month for them to order the parts. Sa singapore pa daw ang parts nila. I experienced it and I dont want this to happen again. Dont go for MyPhone kung ayaw mong maghintay ng matagal for repairs.

  • arvin

    ask ko lang po if supported ba sya kahit ng ibang telecom worldwide?

    • Yes, it’s quad-band.

      • BavarianMist

        ano po ung quad-band?

  • Gwapong Gwapo

    How to delete the contact’s?

    help anyone? WAH!

    sa performance nya.
    so far so good tlga

  • ano masmabilis pagdating sa HD games CM FLAME 2.0 or MyPhone A919i Duo??

    • sa tingin ko a919i kasi adreno ung ginamit ng CM Flame 2.0 e. pero mejo magkasingbilis lang cla ng GPU e.

      • NO THE Adreno 203 GPU OF CHERRY MOBILE IS SLOWER THAn THE GPU OF MY PHONE a919i!! The PowerVR SGX544MP GPU of myphone is more powerful than the Adreno 203 GPU of flame 2.0 of cherry mobile… check it in unbox segment in youtube.. :) Miss Allora is the blogger… :)

  • i thought 10 590 to

  • hunk

    still at 7999 sa myphone quiapo

    • Erwin Llauderes

      saan banda ang myphone quiapo,,, exact location nito i am planning to buy this kind of phone.,

  • Annie Miranda

    Kelan po labas ng full review neto =c

    • Hi, it’ll be out by next week. We’re now using it as our main phone.

  • osiris

    kelan pa kya to darating sa davao :/

    • MyPhone told me that it’s already rolling out so expect it in a few days or a week. :D

      • osiris

        sir.. kaya bng dalhin ng phone nato yung mga high end games ? such as NFS , nba , zero hour .etc.. di ba xa nag lalag pag HD graphics na yung game?

  • sheyann

    hi. matanong ko lang po, ok po ba batt nito? kahit naka-open ang mobile data di agad malolowbatt??? tsaka maiinstallan po ba ng viber for calls? di naman kaya robotic ang boses (tulad ng alcatel glory)?? salamat

    • Ok naman po battery niya pero don’t expect na whole day pwede siya naka on ang mobile data dahil malolobat po yun. Pero kung di masyado mabilis kailangan, pwede niyo gawing EDGE lang yung connection para mas tumagal ang battery. Hindi ko pa po natry ang Viber pero I think ok naman siya.

    • anonymous…

      kung yung iba ngang mas mababang specs na android kaya ang viber walang dahilan para hindi makaya ng a919i na may mas magandang specs

  • hometarget

    Sir mas okey daw po yun cherry mobile na titan kung para dito ?

    • Para gaming, subukan n’yo ng MyPhone A919i Duo.

    • anonymous…

      ang layo naman ata ng comparison since ang titan ay dual core lamang

  • Kailan ang pagbaba ng presyo ng cellphone na ito?

  • Sabir

    can we make Skype video call on this phone?

    • anonymous…

      of course… just download the app on ur phone

    • Almar

      i was asking the same.. i would like to ask if skype video calling really works in this phone??

    • pinoyatheart

      Yes just download the Skype app on Google Play Store.

      • hnd k alam

        mag kano p myphone A919i…. at pwede bang gamitin s ibang bansa..???

  • anonymous…

    matagal pa po ba bago lumabaz ang complete review nito? excited much, hehehe

  • My brother bought this phone last week. He got the 9k price. I agree that the price is worth it. I like the big screen, and the overall performance is pretty fast. There’s no lag when switching between apps and taking photos. I’m actually warming up to the idea of getting smartphones from brands like MyPhone. :)

  • JeffersonLovesMutya

    wala pa ba how to root ng a919i? salamat po

  • anubis

    uhm .. db micromax a116 po ito ? okey lng po buh na . yung a116 category ang gamitin ko ? if ever may eddownload aku tapos nag rrequire ng phone unit .. kabibili ko lng kasi nito :D

    • BavarianMist

      nililinaw po ng myphone na hindi po rebrended ang a919i

      • Troll

        Tama si anubis rebranded lang yan

  • franzis

    may unit na ba to sa CAGAYAN DE ORO..?

  • marky

    talaga bang di lumabas ang 3g mas malimit lumabas ang E, H at H+ is it normal? Pls Help

  • Admin, paano po mag root ng myphone a919i? please help, if you could give us steps to do it… Ty

  • ryan

    kaya nya yung real racing 3 :D

  • jennzey

    may matte po bang black??

  • Enna

    i am planning to buy this phone.. pero all i need to know is that does Myphone A919i is supported skype video calling?

    • pinoyatheart

      Yes all phones with front camera are capable of supporting video calls. Just download the Skype app on the Google Play Store.

  • timmyboi

    comparing this myphone a919i vs cherry mobile titan tv which one will you buy and why?

    • Canvas HD

      This one definitely.

  • kisha

    Myphone A919i sobrang lag ng phone pg ng Wechat video call.. when i move
    the phone or press a button grabe delay, internet connection is fine
    kasi clear naman and smooth pag sa Ipad namin. Good naman sa mga 3d games at ibang apps maybe di lang tlaga compatible sa Wechat video calling, Inis for 10k!

    • buloknaprutas

      @kisha base sa sinabi mo lag sa wechat? tapos sa 3D games smooth? ehh mas mabigat ang mga 3D games compare sa wechat ahhhhh Hmmmm…..esep esep ako dun ahhh.

      • kisha

        base sa pag gamit ko ng Wechat video calling lag po talga like an old pc.. pero sa ibang apps , 3d games like order & chaos smooth naman po. d lang cguro for video calling? try it po tell me kung iba experience mo.

        • shawn

          kaya siguro laggy sa wechat and smooth sa 3d games , since wifi nga gamit for internet connection… eh malamang may problem ang WIFI ng A919i mo kisha. Go back to myphone to have a checked and compare its wifi connectivity to other A919is there.

        • jacjac

          diba sinabi na sayo.. via “WIFI” ang “WECHAT”
          nppganaga sya ng wifi..
          ang CONNECTION mo ang my PROBLEM…
          So please… STOp BLaming Your PHone… coz.. ITs my TOo…

          • kisha

            sa ipad2 po no lag sa video same connection. i play Order and Chaos sa phone na to online sya with no lag via wifi. if you guys are using A919i duo for video chat with no lag problem baka nga unit ko may problema if not eh ewan ko na.

    • alex

      its normal. via wi fi ung video call and offline yung 3d game. not fair to compare un. lag talaga ang video call ganun talaga. pinas to eh. haha

    • Canvas HD

      Because front cam isn’t running in 30fps. kahit hindi wechat, observe mo yung front cam.

  • f16

    paano ba mag download ng viber?, kasi error yun nka labas. thnx

    • Alex

      computer age na. google google din. try mo type viber direct download. try mo din sa youtube para may video pa

  • Leogie Agustin Lapitan

    bkit di po ako mkapagsave sa sd card ko?

      • dissapointed

        misleading pala . ang sabi u need to transfer other applications to the sd card to free space sa phone, but then u can’t even transfer kahit photos., ano lang silbi ng sd card , pandagdag benta, decorasyon. then u need to root para makapagtransfer , pero myphone is not liable kapag nasira phone…tsk, sayang 10k

  • Dea Rose

    has anybody figured out how to delete contacts or edit man lang sa phone na toh?

  • destiny

    hndi ok ang vc sa wechat but try to use such skype or oovoo fo vc everything is so smooth and fine..this phone never failed to amaze me:)

  • missy

    paano naman po mag download ng games sa MY PHONE T28 TV DUO . ayaw pu kase ee .

  • Arvin Gallarte

    ayos ba ung 3G nito .. ?

  • elyu

    Kusang nagsasara yung twitter kapag gamit sa 3G. Pero kapag Wifi, ok naman. Ganun din yung sa GMA News app.

  • Julie Anne

    pano mo magchange nang system font for this phone? i have one pero hindi ko po alam kung paano i-change yung font nya.

  • rollingleaf71

    is this a quadband celphone can i use it in the U.S?

  • magnus

    6,300 na lang siya at 4.2.1 na ang jellybean fast pa sa gaming

    • Jeremiah Ocan

      ok na…

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    quad band at 3g na po ba siya???

  • Anthony Buenaventura

    hndi sya masyado maganda walang tv out………….. mas ok p yun a919 otg na tv out pa

  • Tan’g Fa Chuan