MyPhone Rio

MyPhone has yet another smartphone (perhaps the last) on display at its ongoing Youth Tech Congress. The new MyPhone Rio is also a 5-inch smartphone but differs itself from the other upcoming MyPhone devices by offering interchangeable back covers.

Fully known as the MyPhone Agua Rio, this device won’t contribute to the octa-core hype we’re experiencing this year in the local smartphone scene. So no, it’s not like the higher end MyPhone Infinity phone, but having a quad-core processor run under the hood is decent nonetheless. This dual SIM capable device also offers 1GB of RAM, 4GB internal storage with microSD expansion, and a pair of cameras (8 megapixels at the back and 2 megapixels in front).

MyPhone Rio Specs

  • Android Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch capacitive touchscreen (720×1280 HD), ~294ppi
  • 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • 8-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
  • 2-megapixel front camera

From the pictures alone, we can assume at least three colors will be available for the interchangeable back covers. The rest of the specs are still undisclosed, so we’ve pretty much nothing else but guesswork at this point. That said, we’re hoping the unnamed MediaTek processor to be the MT6582 that’s found in the MyPhone Ocean Elite.

Update: Check out the price and full specs of MyPhone Rio here.

As this is a smartphone that we’re talking about, it’s also safe to say that all the connectivity options are available in the MyPhone Rio—Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. If we’re lucky, we might even have a LTE-enabled device here, but reality suggests 3G HSPA+ connectivity at best. As for the battery, perhaps a capacity that won’t go lower than 2000mAh isn’t too much to ask. Anything more than that would mean many hours of nonstop usage on the device.

Along with the Infinity and Ocean Elite, the MyPhone Rio is expected to go on sale nationwide by the end of March. Of the three, the Rio is also expected to be priced the cheapest at less than Php8,000.



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  1. Hello po. Ask ko lng po wla ba tlagang notification na mg papop up sa screen ng myphone rio? Hassle kasi kung always mag swipedown pra mkita if may notification ka lalo na pag nagdadrive.

  2. Hi bakit 2 gb lang yung internal storage dun? Yun yung total space na nkalagay? Dba dpat 4 gb?

    1. 4GB ang total ROM (Storage) pero 2GB lang ang usable dahil iyong 2GB ay ginamit sa mga pre applications at OS.

  3. i have my phone agua rio fun, i just brought it 2 months ago, today, the pre installed main menu SETTING is missing..pls help me to restore it, its hard to use the phone without the seeting menu…need reply asap…tks

    1. Ung sakin din wala..white lng..pti ung icons sa settings (bluetooth, wifi, sim management, etc. ) walang themes and scene settings. Hnd naman sana fake ‘to.

      1. Try using GO launcher po para sa themes po ung rio ko po n personalise k n po pti ung icon ang messenger

        Take note lng po di lahat napapalitan ang icon dipende lng po sa theme n gamit po at may hiwalay po n Go launcher po para messenger pero po pati keyboard and font and even ung color pwede palitan…..

    2. Theme ba hinahanap mu o Font colors? As of theme merun sa setting naman.. Kung font colors default na talaga yung white… There are so many apps in the in the apps store you can download if you want to change the font colors of your text…

  4. I bought myphone agua rio on September 22, 2014 after 2 weeks October 06, 2014 Sira na agad black out yung screen nia . Ni minsan di ko nbagsak yung item .. What do i expect? Napunta ako sa store Robinsons Malate ayaw irreplace yung item dalin ko daw sa Service Center at Kalaw St. I went there October 07,2014 they said that oorderin pa yung software para mgawa yung cell ko after 2 weeks ko pa daw mkukuha? and kung nabgsak ko daw or etc. etc i will pay 400 pesos for the repair? HELLO? 1st time ko nagtry bumili ng MYPHONE and im very disappointed sa quality and service nila.. and i want them to refund my money ayaw nilang pumayag .. i just used the cell 2 weeks after that cra na … WALANG KWENTA MYPHONE…NKKADISMAYA , PAGOD LNG INABOT KO KAKATAWAG WALA PA DIN SAKIN CELL KO..

  5. Hi. Ask ko lang po. Kakabili ko lang kase ng Rio. Agua. Ngayon po . May problem ako. Pag nag send po ako ng multiple message. (Group message) Hindi po nasesend. May alam po ba kung pano ? Salamat

  6. I terms of gaming myPhone Rio performs well and smoothly. Games like Dungeon Hunter 3, Dead Trigger 1&2, Asphalt 8 and Real Racing 3 those games performs very well in this device. Smooth and no lags even after 3 weeks old of playing those games in my Rio.. Well not all games are compatible in this device just like “Crazy Taxi” kasi nga Mali 400 lang yung GPU nito.. But on other HD games well this phone Rocks..