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.

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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
  • USB OTG
  • 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.

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MyPhone A919i Cases

MyPhone A919i cases are available on 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.

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

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

  3. 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:)

      1. 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

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

  4. 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!

    1. @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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

        2. 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…

          1. 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.

    2. 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

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