First look: MyPhone A919i Duo quad-core handset

It just hit local store shelves yesterday, but the MyPhone A919i Duo, priced at P9,590, is already getting ready to be tortured in our gadget lab.

Our first impressions? MyPhone's latest entry to the smartphone wars is going to give other devices a good fight.

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It switches between apps smoothlyas it should be. After all, the MyPhone A919i Duo is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 chipset with a quad-core Cortex-A7 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. 

We know that synthetic benchmarks don't give you the whole picture, but we ran AnTuTu on the handset, anyway, and got this result:

MyPhone A919i Duo AnTuTu benchmark score

The body itself looks good, with the slightly curved plastic shell getting an off-white lucent treatment that reminds us of pearls. It's still light even though the 5-inch HD display borders on tablet territory.

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As for the MyPhone A919i Duo's 2000mAh battery, it should last about one day with normal usage. We used the handset for 1 hour, 18 minutes, and 15 seconds with Wi-Fi and syncing on, and we were left with 96 percent of juice. "Used" equates to surfing the Internet, checking our email and Twitter and Facebook accounts, and listening to some songs.

Watch our MyPhone A919i Duo unboxing video below:

Of course, we still have a lot of features to check out, not the least of which are the smartphone's 8- and 2-megapixel cameras, so please check Yahoo! from time to time. In the meantime, you may look at pictures of the rebranded Micromax A116 Canvas HD after the spec sheet.

MyPhone A919i specs:
    •    Dual-SIM slots
    •    MediaTek MT6589 chipset
    •    1.2GHz quad-core processor, Cortex-A7
    •    PowerVR SGX544 GPU
    •    1GB RAM
    •    4GB internal storage
    •    microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
    •    5-inch HD IPS display (1280 x 720 resolution; ~294ppi pixel density)
    •    8-megapixel rear camera with auto-focus and flash
    •    720p HD video recording at 30fps
    •    2-megapixel front camera
    •    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
    •    HSDPA, 21Mbps; HSUPA, 11Mbps
    •    Bluetooth v4.0
    •    microUSB v2.0
    •    USB OTG
    •    GPS, A-GPS
    •    Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity
    •    144 x 74 x 10.7mm
    •    2,000mAh battery
    •    Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2

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