Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Phablet War: SKK Mobile Silver versus MyPhone A919i Duo

MyPhone A919i vs SKK Mobile Silver
MyPhone A919i vs SKK Mobile Silver

The “phablet” war is not only for foreign expensive brands, lately more and more local brands are venturing on this category. Phablet is a smartphone featuring screen sizes from 5.0 to 6.9 inches design to cater the functionalities of both phone and tablet.

MyPhone and SKK Mobile recently released their flagship phone which we can call phablets. The MyPhone has the A919i duo with 5.0 inch screen while the SKK Mobile has the Silver with 5.7 inch screen. Both handsets are powered by the MediaTek MT6589 chipset clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with PowerVR SGX544MP and 1 GB of RAM.

As you can see on the above picture, both phones can be considered as huge. See below for a run down of the specifications.

Device SKK Mobile Silver MyPhone A919i
Display 5.7-inch HD (1280x720) IPS LCD 5.0-inch HD (1280x720) IPS LCD
Chipset MediaTek MT6589 MediaTek MT6589
CPU 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 Quad Core
Memory 8GB internal (6.53 GB available), expandable up to 32GB via microSD 4GB internal (2.75 GB available), expandable up to 32GB via microSD
Camera (Main) 13MP auto focus with LED Flash 8MP auto focus with LED Flash
Camera (Front) 5MP 2MP
Camera Features Geo-tagging, HDR, Burst Shot (up to 99 shots), Panorama, Photo-Sphere Geo-tagging, HDR, Burst Shot (up to 16 shots), Panorama, Photo-Sphere
Connectivity WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, HSPA+ (Both SIM), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, HSPA+ (SIM 1 Only), Bluetooth 4.0, GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
Battery 2400MAh 2000mAh
Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Proximity, Sound, Accelerometer, Light, Orientation, Proximity, Sound, Magnetic 
LED Notification None Yes
OS Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Price Php 9999 Php 9590

The SKK Mobile Silver bags the display, memory, camera, connectivity and battery department. The MyPhone A919i has the advantage of having additional sensors, LED Notification and slightly lower price. In practicality the SKK Silver has the edge especially for having a bigger memory, an 8GB internal storage which is pretty rare for local brands.

Now, which do you think is better?

For more information on both phones you can visit the links below:

SKK Mobile Silver Review: Extra Large Quad Core
MyPhone A919i Duo Review: Overall Performer


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  2. wala po bang issues ito like dead/stuck pixels? thanks. .

    1. so far yung na review ko wala naman issue..

  3. SKK Mobile Radiance Giveaway

  4. Great review! :)

    One question, though: Does the SKK Silver support USB OTG? The A919i does. Thank you! I'll be waiting for your reply. :D

    1. The SKK Silver shows "External USB Storage" under storage settings, so I guess it supports OTG BUT I was not able to test when I review the unit. Sa ngayon wala na yung silver ko - nabenta na.

  5. More advantages of the SKK Silver is a pre-installed screen protector and a free cellphone case. The A919i, however, does not, but some say that it also comes with a free leather case but I'm not sure. hehe :)

    1. There was no freebie or whatsoever when I bought my A919i.

    2. Hi, I'm sorry if my commenting too much is a bother.

      The A919i has a BSI. Does the SKK Silver have this? Does the SKK Platinum? Thank you :)



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