Saturday, January 5, 2013

KATA i1 vs MyPhone A888 DUO Price and Specs Comparison

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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Anonymous said...

Kata I1 is very good in terms of connecting in wifi and has very good resolution compare to myphone...

Jennie Lyn Villanueva said...

Kata I1 has a long Battery life span:)I'm so much satisfied.. . It's international brand, i bought this in US last week.

GbSb said...

Thanks for the feedback..

Anonymous said...

i am using kata i1 for almost 2 months now and this really impressed me.. the design and performance is great. Have a very good wifi/internet reception. So far have not experienced slowness and lags.goodjob kata!!

Maureen said...

My Sister and I are enjoying our I1 so much.I have broadband sim and i tether the phone to share internet to my other devices.

GbSb said...

Thanks for positive feedback about KATA i1 Maureen..

Anonymous said...

Performance was good but advertisement was s***.

It has only 1.2GHz CPU and....
300KP front camera.

Anonymous said...

Sorry... i mean 1GHz CPU.

Anonymous said...

how about battery charging 5hrs? is this normal?

GbSb said...

Alin po sa dalawa, MyPhone A888 or KATA i1? and anu po gamit mo na charger output current (ex 0.55A or 0.75A)

Brabjef Morales said...

Kata i1 po 5-6 hrs battrt chrging

GbSb said...

Anu po rated output current ng charger mo? Saka pag nag charge ka ba, naka sleep mode ang phone mo or ginagamit mo kasi pag mas mabilis mg charge pag naka off ang phone natin at pag mataas ang output current

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