Along with the Cherry Mobile One, the MyPhone Uno is the first to bring the Android One experience here in the Philippines.
Based on the specs, almost everything that the MyPhone Uno has is identical to that of the Cherry Mobile One. We’re still talking of the same screen size at 4.5 inches with FWVGA resolution, resulting to a pixel density of 218 pixels per inch. In addition, the Uno has the same MediaTek MT6582M processor, along with Mali-400 MP2 graphics, 1GB of RAM, 5-megapixel main camera and 2-megapixel front camera.
On the other hand, the MyPhone Uno differentiates itself by sporting a curvier body (whereas the Cherry Mobile one has a more rigid, rectangular appearance). Its back comes in either black or white matte. The black color seems to be a fingerprint magnet, so go for the white one if you hate that. Another distinct difference between the MyPhone Uno and its Cherry Mobile counterpart is its internal storage. The former only has 4GB, whereas the latter has double that amount.
MyPhone Uno Specs
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD (480×854 FWVGA), ~218ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor
- Mali-400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
- 2-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+
- Li-Ion 1700mAh battery
Connectivity options of the MyPhone Uno include GPS, 3G HSPA+ and Bluetooth. Since it runs Android Lollipop out of the box, the phone should be fast and responsive on whatever app you throw at it. Android Lollipop also comes with battery saving features, including one that extends the battery life by more than an hour. It should be useful in situations where you can’t recharge your phone just yet.
As of this writing, MyPhone has yet to announce the price for its Uno smartphone. At least we’re sure of that fact that it’s below Php5,000. And since the Cherry Mobile One costs Php3,999, perhaps the Uno is even cheaper considering its smaller internal storage.
Though both the MyPhone Uno and Cherry Mobile One carry the Android One label, they’re still in competition against each other. Which one is your pick?
Now with the arrival of Android 6.0 (marshmallow) I was able to set up the microsd card as internal memory.
Finally, no more ‘insufficient memory’ error messages. Although setting the memory card as ‘internal memory’ makes you lose the portability status.
I also noticed that even with a ‘class 10’ memory, I still got the message that my memory card is still too slow to function as internal memory. So what kind of memory card should I use?