|The battle of Dual-Core powered smartphones in qHD Display - KATA i1 vs MyPhone A888 DUO|
Owtel Shop was launched in the Philippines in August 2010, it's a one-stop-specialty-shop specializing in high-tech gadgets and accessories including mobile phones.
Latest offering of KATA is i1 running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by dual-core processor and it competes with MyPhone A888 DUO, Cherry Mobile FLAME (P6,299), StarMobile CRYSTAL (P7,999), Cloudfone Thrill 430x (P7,777) and upcoming Torque DROIDZ Blast (P6,999, not official).
All of them have 3 things in common, they sports a qHD display, running on Android Ice Cream Sandwich and powered by dual-core processor. Which of them is the right one for you and that will suit your needs, lifestyle and budget?
KATA i1 vs MyPhone A888 DUO Price, Features, Specs and Benchmark Comparison
|KATA i1 (left) vs MyPhone A888 DUO (right) AnTuTu Benchmark Comparison|
Price: KATA i1 is selling at P7,999 (before P8,499) while MyPhone at P7,499 (introductory price). A price difference of P1,000.
Thickness: 10.3 mm (KATA i1), 8.9mm (A888 DUO)
Freebies: 8 GB microSD card, Screen Protector and Jelly Case (Kata i1)
Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM radio, GPS and 720p HD video recording capable. A888 DUO features dual MIC noise reduction and turn to mute function.
CPU: Both are running on 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531
RAM: 1 GB (KATA i1), 512 MB (A888 DUO)
OS: Both runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Screen: Both are 4.5" IPS qHD (quarter HD) Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution: The same 960 x 540 pixels
Pixel per inch: Both are 245 ppi
Internal Memory: Both are 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB
Camera: Both sports a dual camera with 8MP rear autofocus with flash and 1.3MP front camera. A888 DUO is dual LED Flash
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable
Sensors: Both have Proximity, Motion and Light sensor
AnTuTu/Quadrant Benchmark: 6679/2855 (KATA i1), 6378/2861 (A888 DUO)
Battery: 1600 mAh (KATA i1), 1800 mAh (Myphone A888 DUO)
In summary, they have almost the same specs in terms of hardware and OS. KATA i1 1 GB RAM is very appealing and MyPhone A888 DUO is packed with features (I like dual MIC noise reduction).
User Interface (UI) is very smooth and display is responsive after hands on with KATA i1 for a minute. Physical design is also solid build and very tempting to buy.
If you are used to dual-core Android phones you cannot tell the difference among them, performance is superb and no lag.
A good design Android phone is based from price, performance, battery capacity and overall design. So, which one do you want to own?
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