MyPhone Iceberg Slim Review: Slimmer and Better Than the Original?

MyPhone Iceberg Slim Review: Slimmer and Better Than the Original?


We review the MyPhone Iceberg Slim!

Today, we take an in-depth look at MyPhone’s Iceberg Slim, one of the company’s slimmest and sexiest offerings yet. The Iceberg Slim is the third smartphone in the company’s Iceberg lineup, coming after the original 5.7-inch phablet and the Mini version of the Iceberg with a 5-inch display. It seems that each new entry in the Iceberg family sports a shrinking display, and the Iceberg Slim is no exception – with a 4.7-inch IPS HD display and thickness of only 7.8mm, it’s probably the smallest and slimmest Iceberg yet.

MyPhone Iceberg Slim Specs

  • 1.3GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4.7-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 4GB storage, expandable up to 32GB
  • 8-megapixel rear camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Wireless display, OTG, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Dual SIM (Regular SIM and micro SIM)
  • 1800mAh Battery(Non-removable)
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • Php 7,999


The slimmest Iceberg yet

If you haven’t guessed, the main selling point of the Iceberg Slim is that it’s comparatively thinner and more petite than its bigger brothers. At only 7.8mm thin at its thickest point, it’s one of the sexiest phones in MyPhone’s lineup. Much like its bigger brothers, the Iceberg Slim has a premium looking body and has a metal back. MyPhone decided to use an unusual color with the Iceberg Slim – Rose Gold.


While not everyone is a fan of the color, it certainly makes the Iceberg Slim look more premium compared to their other offerings. We also noticed that while the Iceberg Slim uses a metal body, it doesn’t weigh as much as your typical smartphone. While it’s not as ridiculously light as Cherry Mobile’s Razor 2.0, it’s still pretty light, which makes it a great phone to carry around especially if you’re conscious about the weight of the phone that you carry.


As far as button layouts go, the Iceberg Slim holds no surprises – all the pertinent physical controls (volume rocker, power/lock button) are located on the right side of the phone. On the left side lies a SIM tray that you can access via a pinhole.


Both the 3.5mm jack and the USB port are located on the top of the Iceberg Slim, To access the other SIM card slot and microSD card slot, you simply have to remove the top of the Iceberg Slim. Sadly, the construction of the body of the Iceberg Slim means you can’t remove that 1800mAh battery when it runs out.


The 4.7-inch HD display of the Iceberg Slim is a bit of a downgrade compared to the Iceberg Mini. While it’s not a bad display per se, we’ve definitely seen better. It’s not the sharpest out there, but again we’ve seen worse. The display is decent enough, offering adequate viewing angles though people looking at the extreme left or right may not get the best view.


Smaller, not slower

While the Iceberg Slim is a relatively smaller and thinner phone compared to its bigger brothers, it’s still pretty potent, thanks to the 1.3GHz MediaTek quad-core processor inside it. The clockspeed of the processor in the Iceberg Slim is actually slower than the one inside the Iceberg Mini, but in our AnTuTu benchmark it gave a higher score, probably because the processor only has to drive a HD display, rather than a full HD display on the Iceberg Mini.

The processor also does a great job of keeping everything smooth and fluid on the Iceberg Slim. There’s no hint of lag anywhere on the device during our time with it. Playing games on the Iceberg Slim is a pleasure, as everything is nice and smooth, including games like Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt 8.


Camera still needs work

The camera on the Iceberg Slim is a mixed bag. It’s able to take good photos if there’s proper lighting around. We noticed that the camera still suffers from the white-wash issue that was present in the Iceberg Mini.






It’s also not the best camera to use in low-light situations, and you can expect a bit of noise and washed-out details if you do decide to take snaps in dimly-lit environs. The Iceberg Slim also suffers from the slow autofocus that plagued the Iceberg Mini as well. Hopefully MyPhone can sort this out in the next (if there is a next) iteration of the Iceberg.

Surprisingly decent battery life

While we weren’t expecting much from the battery of the Iceberg Slim, we were pleasantly surprised that the Iceberg Slim managed to last around 7 hours with moderate use. With light use, it managed to last around 9 to 10 hours on a single charge, which is impressive, considering the size of the battery you’re working with. Battery management is one of the things you’ll need to keep in mind with the Iceberg Slim, which is sadly the price you pay if you want to use a slim and light device.


Verdict: another solid entry to the Iceberg lineup

All in all, the Iceberg Slim is a great addition to MyPhone’s burgeoning Iceberg lineup. If you like the design of the original Iceberg but want a more manageable, slimmer profile device without sacrificing performance, then the Iceberg Slim is for you.




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