The good thing with MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor are flexibility and simplified product development. Both Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD and MyPhone A919 DUO are powered by MT6577 dual-core processor. What will happen if you removed MT6577 and replaced it with MT6889 quad-core SoC in the circuit? How long will it take to test the new design?
The tight competitor from local brand of Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD is StarMobile DIAMOND, both on 5.0" IPS HD screen with dual camera featuring BSI technology and Dragontrail Scratch Resistant display. MyPhone don’t have Android phone featuring a camera with BSI technology but rather a quad-core HD A919i DUO.
On the other hand A919i DUO tight competitor are Cherry Mobile FLAME 2 and SKYFIRE 2, all running on quad-core Snapdragon processor. A919i is upgraded A919 DUO, so we are talking all upgrades here. All these upgrades will benefit consumers because older design drop its price due to tight competition and promos.
Latest from Cherry Mobile and MyPhone are OMEGA HD 2 and A919 3D. They are upgrades from original CM OMEGA HD and MP A919 DUO.
Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD 2.0 (OHD 2) is unofficial and few captured pictures are circulating around the net. OMEGA HD 2.0 specs are very feasible and very competitive and if it still unofficial, Cherry Mobile should start making that one - the first Cherry Mobile quad-core powered Android using MediaTek MT6589 processor. (Updates: Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD 2.0 is now officially announced)
MyPhone A919 3D had been announced officially on MyPhone Facebook with TRADE-IN Kindness Promo (now P5,690, discount of P1,700 in trade of 3 wearable clothes in Robinsons Galleria Activity Center this coming May 31, 2013).
We will be comparing the 4 Android phones so that we will have an idea which one suit your lifestyle and needs.
Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD/HD 2.0 vs MyPhone A919 3D/A919i DUO Price and Specs Comparison
|Latest Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD 2 - an upgrade of OMEGA HD running on MediaTek MT6589 quad-core SoC. It is so far the second local mobile brand Android to run on MT6589 processor competing with MyPhone A919i DUO.|
Price: Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD is selling at P7,999, OMEGA HD 2.0 at P8,999, MyPhone A919 3D at P7,390 and A919i DUO at P9,590.
Features: All are Dual SIM, Dual Standby, FM Radio and GPS capable. Scratch resistant display and BSI camera (OMEGA HD/HD 2), MyPhone LIVE App, Pinoy App and USB OTG (A919i DUO), 3D camera (A919 3D).
MyPhone LIVE App is made by AppLabs Digital Studios Inc. (ADSI), a Pinoy mobile app and web developer who also made Maddie and Matt Educational App and EnviroPop App - a game App to save Endangered Marine Life.
MP LIVE App lets you know the latest in MyPhone services, entertainment, social media, business, lifestyle and a lot more.
CPU: 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 Cortex-A9 dual-core processor that boost up to 40% apps and browser performance compared to single core processor (OMEGA HD and A919 3D), 1.2 GHz MT6589 Cortex-A7 quad-core processor, power efficient and coolest SoC in the world (OMEGA HD 2.0 and A919i DUO).
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531 (OMEGA HD and A919 3D), PowerVR SGX544MP (OMEGA HD 2.0 and A919i DUO)
OS: All running on Android Jelly Bean - JB
RAM: 1 GB (OMEGA HD/ HD 2.0 and A919i DUO), 512 MB for A919 3D
Screen: 5.0" IPS HD Capacitive Touchscreen (OMEGA HD/HD 2.0 and A919i DUO), 5.0" Real 3D WVGA Display (A919 3D).
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels (OMEGA HD/HD 2.0 and A919i DUO), 480 x 800 pixels (A919 3D)
Pixel per Inch: ~294 ppi (OMEGA HD/HD 2.0 and A919i DUO), 187 ppi (A919 3D)
Internal Memory: All 4GB expandable to 32 GB via microSD card
|Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD 2.0 are equipped with 8MP/2MP dual camera both with BSI sensor to enhanced captured photos in low light environment such as indoor or during night. It is so far the 3rd cheapest quad-core Android phone in the Philippine market next to Cherry Mobile FLAME 2 (P6,999) and SKYFIRE 2 (P7,999).|
Camera: 12 MP rear with BSI and Flash and 2 MP front (OMEGA HD), 12 MP rear with BSI and LED Flash and 2 MP BSI front (OMEGA HD 2), 8 MP rear with Flash and 2 MP front (A919i DUO), 5 MP 3D back camera and VGA front (A919 3D).
BSI or Backside Illumination Technology increases the light captured of camera thus, enhancing captured photos especially on low light environment.
Connectivity: All are WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable. A919i DUO is HSDPA +21 Mbps capable
AnTuTu Benchmark: 12,660 (OMEGA HD 2.0), 12,430 v3.3 (A919i DUO)
Battery: 2100 mAh (OMEGA HD and OMEGA HD 2.0), 2000 mAh (A919i DUO and A919 3D)
Availability: All are out in the market.
All of them are at the mid-range price segment Android phone and deciding which one to buy depends on your budget. Both OMEGA HD and HD 2.0 features a Dragontrail Glass Technology Scratch Resistant display from AGC, which is six times more stronger than soda lime glass.
If you have budget, CM OMEGA HD 2.0 is very promising and I recommend to get one of that kind otherwise go for A919 3D DUO which is capable of 3D camera, 3D games and 3D video viewing.
If you want a Superbrand, get MyPhone A919i DUO, with dependable quality and handset/accessories that are readily available.
MyPhone Android phones are known for descent camera and I hope they will release quad-core Android with scratch resistant display and camera with BSI technology to compete in "Quad-core + BSI market.
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