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MyPhone A878 Duo vs. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos: Specs Fight!

The MyPhone A878 Duo and the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos, both are among the budget-friendly (below P7K) dual-SIM Android smartphones in the market today and due to the arrival of the MyPhone's A878 Duo during MyPhone's “Fans Day Madness!” event yesterday with an SRP of just Php6,999 only! That's the same price range of that of the Samsung Galaxy Y Duos and with that price a lot of people are asking which is better between the two? So, its between David (MyPhone) vs. Goliath (Samsung) again? Now, let’s look at their specs side-by-side after the jump.

MyPhone A878 Duo vs. Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
MyPhone A878 Duo Samsung Galaxy Y Duos
MediaTek MT6517
1GHz dual-core processor, ARMv7
Broadcom BCM21553 ARM11
832MHz single-core processor, ARMv6
PowerVR SGX531 GPU Broadcom BCM2763 VideoCore IV GPU
Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) Android 2.3.6 (Gingerbread)
4.3-inch WVGA (800 x 480 pixels)
IPS capacitive touchscreen
3.14-inch QVGA (320 x 240 pixels)
TFT capacitive touchscreen
4GB of internal storage 160MB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB microSD up to 32GB
5MP auto-focus camera
with dual LED flash
3.2MP fixed-focus camera
No LED flash
720p HD
video recording
QVGA (320x240)
video recording @24fps
Bluetooth / USB / WiFi Bluetooth / USB / WiFi
No 3G network support HSDPA 7.2 Mbps
FM radio with
3.5mm Stereo headset jack
FM radio with
3.5mm Stereo headset jack
Google Play Store (Google Market) Google Play Store (Google Market)
Pinoy Phone Apps Samsung Apps
Dual Sim / Dual Standby Dual Sim / Dual Standby
GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-band) GSM 850/900/1800/1900  (Quad-band)
GPS with A-GPS support GPS with A-GPS support
Li-Pol 1800 mAh battery Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery
130 x 69 x 10.8mm
109.8 x 60 x 12mm
Php6,999 (SRP) Php6,790 (SRP)

If you can see the MyPhone A878 Duo with its dual-core 1GHz processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, 4.3-inch WVGA IPS display (giving it a wide viewing angle, fast response speed and a simple pixel structured), 512MB of RAM, 4GB of internal storage, 5MP camera, battery capacity (1,800mAh) and OS version (ICS vs Gingerbread) easily beats the entry-level Samsung Galaxy Y Duos in all areas except for the Galaxy Y's price (It's Php209 cheaper than the A878 Duo) and most importantly, support for 3G/ HSDPA connectivity!

Now, which phone wins the fight?

Update: According to AnTuTu Benchmark Results, the MyPhone A878 Duo processor is MT6577, not MT6517. Read more

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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  1. sayang 3G! connectivity nlag sana panalo na c a878... but myphone did really a great job.. hinihintay q parin c a898... perfect gift xa, xa self q for x-mass lol.. :)



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