MyPhone might have a winner with the Agua Cyclone
Smartphones with qHD displays have become the norm these days. Local smartphone brands wisely started putting qHD displays on their smartphones from 5-inches up to increase the value proposition for their smartphones. MyPhone is the latest local brand to embrace the trend with their MyPhone Agua Cyclone. We’ve managed to grab a review unit of the Agua Cyclone and today we’ll be unboxing it.
- 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek 6582M processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage expandable via MircoSD up to 32GB
- 5-inch qHD IPS LCD display (960 x 540 pixels)
- 8-megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and flash
- 2-megapixel front facing camera
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB On-The-Go (OTG)
- Dual SIM, Dual standby
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,000 mAh battery
- Android 4.2 Jellybean
- SRP: Php 6,998*
*Note about the price: When MyPhone initially offered the device a month ago, they listed an introductory SRP of Php 6,998 with a higher SRP of Php 8,998 kicking in once December was over. We’ve confirmed with MyPhone that they’ve not increased the price of the Agua Cyclone as of writing.
The MyPhone Agua Cyclone has the same packaging as its other, hi-end brethren, the MyPhone Agua Iceberg, Iceberg Mini and Vortex. The MyPhone Agua Cyclone comes in a plain and simple box, with no fancy designs on front, not even a photo of the device in question.
The MyPhone Agua Cyclone comes in different colors, and we picked up the pearl white one. The Agua cyclone comes with the typical accessories you’d expect from a smartphone, which includes a USB cable, adapter, warranty card, manuals and headset.
One thing that immediately caught our eye was the relatively small size pf MyPhone logo on the back of the device, which is a departure from the firm’s usual logo treatment. We particularly like the not-so-glossy pearl white back of the device. The volume rocker of the Agua Cyclone is located on the left,while the power/lock button is on the right. The 3.5mm jack and the USB port are located on the top. There’s a 2-megapixel front facing camera in the usual place, on the top right near the display. The 8-megapixel camera is located on the back. As far as looks go, the Agua Cyclone is very similar to MyPhone’s previous flagship, the A919i.
One thing that really caught our eye was the beautiful 5-inch qHD IPS display. While it’s not really HD, it’s still particularly nice to look at, and is nice and bright with great color reproduction.
We’ll keep you guys updated as we take this device out for a spin, including full performance and battery tests later this week.