MyPhone recently announced the availability of their newest smartphone called the MyPhone A818 Slim Duo, an updated version of the popular MyPhone A818 Duo and retails for just Php3,990 (promo price). That's the same price range of that of the Cherry Mobile Flare, the first ever dual-core Android ICS smartphone in the market with an unbelievably low price of Php3,999 (SRP) only. With that a lot of people are asking which is better between the two? So, aside from their looks, can you really tell the difference between the two? If not, let’s look at their specs side-by-side after the jump.
|MyPhone A818 Slim Duo vs. Cherry Mobile Flare|
|MyPhone A818 Slim Duo||Cherry Mobile Flare|
|MediaTek MT6575 |
1GHz single-core processor, ARMv7
|Qualcomm MSM8625 Snapdragon S4 |
1.2GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
|PowerVR SGX531 GPU||Adreno 203 GPU|
|Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)||Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich)|
|3.5-inch HVGA (320 x 480 pixels)|
|4.0-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)|
IPS Capacitive touchscreen
|512MB RAM||512MB RAM|
|256MB of internal storage||4GB of internal storage|
|microSD up to 32GB||microSD up to 32GB|
|3.2MP fixed-focus camera |
No LED flash
|5MP auto-focus camera |
with LED flash
|VGA camera |
|VGA Camera |
|VGA video recording||480p video recording|
|Dual Sim / Dual Standby||Dual SIM / Dual Standby|
|Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot||Bluetooth / WiFi / WiFi hotspot|
|microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack||microUSB 2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack|
|GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)||GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band)|
|No 3G network support||3G network support|
|No GPS support||GPS with A-GPS support|
|Google Play Store (Google Market)||Google Play Store (Google Market)|
|Li-Ion 1,400 mAh battery||Li-ion 1,500 mAh battery|
|117 x 62.5 x 10.5mm |
|Php3,990 (Promo Price)||Php3,999 (SRP)|
If you can see the Cherry Mobile Flare easily beats the MyPhone A818 Slim Duo because of its dual-core 1.2GHz processor, 4.0-inch WVGA IPS display (giving it a wide viewing angle, fast response speed and a simple pixel structured), 4GB of internal storage (compared to the A818's 256MB of internal storage), 5MP auto-focus camera with LED flash, 480p video recording, OS version (ICS vs Gingerbread), 3G connectivity and a bigger battery capacity, while the MyPhone A818 Slim Duo boasts a slim and is lighter than the Flare.
Now, which phone wins the fight?
- According to AnTuTu Benchmark Results, the MediaTek MT6575 processor can reach a CPU frequency of 1998.84MHz or 2GHz. That's 2x faster than the 1GHz frequency stated in the specs of the phone.
If you own one of this phone, please share some of your experiences and opinions about this phone, so that others may be aware of it. Thanks!
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