Saturday, September 14, 2013

Sibling War: MyPhone Vortex Versus MyPhone A919i

MyPhone Vortex versus MyPhone A919i

Yesterday, MyPhone officially announced the Agua Vortex which most of us know has similar roots with its Indian sibling the Micromax Canvas 4. Few months ago, MyPhone released the A919i Duo which so happens has the same OEM of the Micromax Canvas HD. Read on to know more about their similarities and differences.



Device
MyPhone Vortex
MyPhone A919i
Price
Php12,388
Php 9,499
OS
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1
Dual SIM
Yes
Yes
Display
5.0-inch (1280x720) HD IPS LCD
5.0-inch (1280x720) HD IPS LCD
Protection
Corning Gorilla Glass2
None
Chipset
MediaTek MT6589
MediaTek MT6589
CPU
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7
1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7
GPU
PowerVR SGX544MP
PowerVR SGX544MP
RAM
1GB
1GB
Memory
16GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
4GB internal, expandableup to 32GB via microSD
Camera (Main)
13MP auto focus BSI with LED Flash
8MP auto focus BSI with LED Flash
Video (Main)
1080p
1080p
Camera (Front)
5MP
2MP
Video (Front)
VGA
VGA
Data
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPA+
Wi-Fi
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Hotspot, WiFi Direct
GPS
Yes, A-GPS Support and EPO Assistance
Yes, A-GPS Support and EPO Assistance
Bluetooth
Yes
Yes
Radio
Yes
Yes
Battery
2000 mAh Li-Ion (removable)
2000 mAh Li-Ion (removable)

Have you spotted the differences? The Vortex improved its camera, internal storage and screen glass over the A919i Duo, the rest are pretty much the same.

Is the Vortex a worthy upgrade from A919i? Is the premium price justifiable? Share your thoughts and opinions by commenting below.

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20 comments:

  1. For me the Advantage of MP VORTEX is Display (Corning Gorilla Glass2), also it supports TARA, and Clever Motion like MP Agua Iceberg.
    unlike a919i doesnt have Clever and TARA.
    only Iceberg and vortex have TARA that will recognize of MyPhone.

    ~A

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    1. A919i can have air motion features too

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    2. yes, because of myphoneph dev team :)

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  2. IS the premium price justifiable? Yes, it is.

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  3. Hmmmm I think it's a bit expensive, specially considering a) price/specs of the competition, and b) current sale price of the a919i. At 11k-ish though, it becomes interesting. I don't think it's a good buy for current a919i owners though.

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  4. Hindi masyadong WORTH IT for 3k yung TARA CGG2 at YUNG CLEVER. We can all use that without it, yung CGG2 pwede pa, pero hindi padin mapanindigan yung 3k. ;)

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  5. haha!! a change of heart happened to me... I was about to buy this myphone A919i today, but I decided to take the new release.. super awesome though they have the same features but what's best is the appearance...

    I hope the price was just 12,000 PHP.. haha!!!

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  6. myphone a919i duo is now only PHP 7,850
    http://www.cmkcellphones.com/MyPhone/MyPhone_A919i.html

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  7. non removable po ata battery ng agua vortex. in my opinion the price of this phone is to high, might as well buy a cm cosmos s which cost less at 10500 and has better hardware or a lenovo s820 which cost 12k, has the same hardware as the myphone, slightly smaller screen at 4.7 inches but has a larger battery and well at least in the eyes of many a better brand than myphone. Myphone will suffer if they continue releasing products with prices like this.

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  8. you forgot to mention the aluminum frame of the vortex. This Myphone indeed is not cheap. But its looks shout premium. It is nowhere near the plasticky toyish phones of other brands, heck even the a919i.

    I was supposed to go to cmk to get the a919i for 7,850. but then i saw this vortex. 518.00 per month for 24 months, 0 interest. :)

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    1. may I know where you got that deal?

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    2. I saw that in an ad online. That was from SM Appliance center. Kaso when i asked them it was only for select cards and sadly hindi kasama ang bpi. End of sept pa daw sila merong vortex at hindi pa yun sure.

      I paid in cash. Sayang din yung interest kapag kinuha ko through s.i.p. of bpi.

      The phone is nice though. The 16gb internal is the clincher for me. Plus corning gorilla glass2 pa sya. Definitely worth the additional 4k plus.

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  9. mas matindi ang specs nang My Phone Vortex aside from its other features like TARA at saka clever motion. gandang bilhin...

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  10. Pero sulit kaya ang P4500 price difference?

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  11. Price difference is P2,889. according to price comparison above. Yes price difference is justified in my opinion. The only thing that will stop me from getting the vortex is the battery. I heard good things about a919i battery life. Vortex ???
    Can someone please verify.

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  12. Question do they both have the exact same battery? Not just the mAh, but physically, dimensions and all? Maybe we can use a919i battery for vortex(extra battery not as replacement extended battery) since there are no accessories for vortex yet.

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  13. Ok just came from MyPhone concept booth and ask about battery of both vortex and A919i. Found out that they do not have the same dimensions the A919i was substantially wider than that of the vortex battery. Did not check thickness though. But I think if vortex battery was thicker difference would be negligible.
    Though both rated 2000mah if one is bigger than the other, could this be one reason why A919i has better battery life than Vortex? Maybe some battery engineer out there can explain?

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  14. May samsung battery ba na kasya sa myphone vortex? please help.

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