It seems that MyPhone is bouncing back from its recent quiet state by giving us a question what we all like to answer with a big yes: “Naka Octa-Core ka na ba?”
It’s not every day that we can own a device with eight cores running the show. For one, it’s quite expensive for a company, let alone a local brand, to mass produce the chips and solder it to a handheld. On the other, it comes with a distinct reputation of being a powerhouse – a locomotive that constantly powers a Smartphone to do what it’s supposed to do.
MyPhone’s recent announcement is a signal that they are once again ready to take on the challenge. The my31 is the company’s latest exploit that also comes with a “Tatak Pinoy, Tatak Matibay” quote and of course, that feeling of national pride by supporting the local economy.
In essence the my31 is the standard bearer of MyPhone’s new My Series that also includes the my21, my22 and my23 quad-core devices that plays along the P2,000.00 – P3,000.00 sticker price. The my31 on the other hand is priced at P4,999.00, which is still a bargain.
The My Series also brought back the iconic Philippine map that’s printed on the back casing. While it’s not to everyone’s liking, there are still a handful of those who like the map, maybe because of the Pinoy Pride aura.
The my31 is an above-par Smartphone, both on the outside and the inside. It is adorned by an iPhone-esque design complete with a metallic strip that hugs its side. In front is a 5-inch, HD IPS display screen with 720×1280 pixels (294ppi), although there’s no word if the screen is scratch resistant. On the inside is a 1.4GHz Cortex-A7 on a MediaTek MT6592M chipset, a Mali-450 graphics card, 1GB RAM and a spacious 8GB of internal memory that’s expandable up to 64GB via microSD card.
As for its cameras, the my31 will flaunt a decent 8megapixel autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 2megapixel front snapper. It’s not overwhelming, to say the least, but then again, it’s better to have a camera than none at all.
Wrapping up the my31 specs is Google’s Android 4.4 KitKat for its Operating System, Dual-Micro SIM cards, 3G (no 4G connectivity), Bluetooth, WiFi, and Pinoy Content Version 3 with more than a hundred prayers and novenas in audio format as well as the rosary, praise and worship songs, Philippine trivia and recipes, too.
Again, the MyPhone my31 is tagged at P4,999.00 and should be sold in either black or white.