Saturday, May 11, 2013

Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2/FLAME 2 vs MyPhone A919i DUO Price and Specs Comparison

The Battle of Local Brand Quad-Core Android Phones: Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 vs FLAME 2 vs MyPhone A919i DUO

The "Battle of Affordable Quad-Core Android Phones" for summer 2013 is heating up in the Philippines.

Cherry Mobile finally unveils its 2nd Quad-Core powered Android phone lately, the sequel of CM SKYFIRE, named SKYFIRE 2.0. The first one was released last March 2013, the FLAME 2.0 - an improved CM FLAME.

First glance on specs shows that SKYFIRE 2 is an improved FLAME 2, I thought it would be an improved SKYFIRE especially the processor. Original SKYFIRE is running on MediaTek dual core MT6577 processor so, I expect a MediaTek MT6589 Quad-Core processor but sadly it is a competitor Qualcomm Snapdragon processor.

Since it is an improved FLAME 2, SKYFIRE 2 screen size, camera and battery are pump up to much better and competitive specs to compete in the market.

Lets compare the 3 quad-core powered droids offered by our own local mobile brand so that you will have an idea which one suit your needs.

Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2, FLAME 2 vs MyPhone A919i DUO Price and Specs Comparison

Price: Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 is selling at P7,999, FLAME 2 at P6,999 and MyPhone A919i DUO at P9,590. A price difference of P1,591 between CM SKYFIRE 2 and MyPhone A919i DUO.

Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Camera, FM radio and GPS capable. MyPhone A919i DUO features a USB OTG support.

Physical Design: 4 soft capacitive buttons (FLAME 2), 3 soft capacitive buttons (SKYFIRE 2 and A919i DUO)

CPU: 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor (SKYFIRE 2 and FLAME 2), 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Quad-Core Cortex-A7 processor (A919i DUO)

GPU: Adreno 203 (FLAME 2), PowerVR SGX544MP (A919i)

OS: All running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - JB

RAM: All 1 GB

Screen: 5.0" qHD Scratch-Resistant Touchscreen (SKYFIRE 2), 4.5" qHD Capacitive Touchscreen with OGS (One Glass Solution) Technology (FLAME 2), 5.0" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen (A919i DUO).

Resolution: qHD 540 x 960 pixels (SKYFIRE 2 and FLAME 2), HD 720 x 1280 pixels (A919i)

Pixel per Inch: 220 ppi (SKYFIRE 2), 244 ppi (FLAME 2), ~294 ppi (A919i DUO)

Internal Memory: Both are 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.

Camera: 8MP rear camera with Flash and 2MP front (SKYFIRE 2 and A919i DUO + Autofocus), 5MP with Flash and VGA front (FLAME 2).

Connectivity: All are WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable (A919i DUO is HSPDA+ 21 Mbps)

AnTuTu Benchmark: 10,902 v3.2 (FLAME 2), 12,340 v3.3 (A919i DUO)

Battery: 2000 mAh (SKYFIRE 2 and A919i DUO), 1600 mAh (FLAME 2)

Availability: Already in the market. Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 is available on SM North EDSA Annex, 6:00 pm, May 11, 2013.

If you stock up which of the two you should buy, Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 or MyPhone A919i DUO, let me help you with 3 things to consider.

First, Price, Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 is much more affordable (~P1,500) than Myphone A919i DUO, good for budget Pinoys. One twist here is Cherry Mobile OMEGA HD is also selling at P7,999 - a dual-core powered, sports a 5.0" IPS HD display with 12MP rear BSI and 2MP front camera.

Second, what is your pick? A MediaTek Quad-Core processor or a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Quad-Core processor? What's the difference between the two and which is better?

Third, Screen resolution, Myphone A919i DUO is HD (~294 ppi, highest of the three). Although SKYFIRE 2 is qHD, is has a scratch-resistant screen making it also a better choice.

So, which Quad-core droids is the right one for you? Do you want to go with affordability or processor capability?

Note: Full Specs of CM SKYFIRE 2 are not Official, kindly visit Cherry Mobile Facebook Page for updates

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