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Specs vs Specs: MyPhone Rio vs Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum

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Both MyPhone and Cherry Mobile are fiercely competing on the sub 5k market with the Rio and the Omega Spectrum. These phones are the first, at this price point, with a 5-inch HD display. Looking at the specs you’ll see that they are almost similar to each other and choosing either of these phones is a good choice. But we think there is a better phone between them. Let’s take a look at the specs first.

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Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum specs:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Broadcom BCM 23550 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, USB OTG (on the go), Miracast ready
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • SRP: P4,999
  • Status: Available on Cherry Mobile stores, kiosks and retailers

MyPhone Aqua Rio specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582 processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch IPS HD display (720 x 1280 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual 3G
  • HSPA+, Bluetooth, WiFi, USB OTG (on the go)
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 4,2 Jellybean
  • SRP: P4,999
  • Status: Available on MyPhone stores, kiosks and retailers

We think that the MyPhone Rio is the better pick here. Why? Here are the reasons:

  • Processor – MyPhone Rio is powered by a 1.3GHz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582 processor while the Cherry Mobile Omega Spectrum has a 1.2GHz Quad Core Broadcom BCM23550 processor. Although the 0.1 difference is no big deal, Mediatek’s processors performs better than Broadcom. This is the reason why Mediatek remains to be the top choice by local brands.
  • Color Options – After Nokia released Windows Phone handsets with eye candy colors, Many Android manufacturers have done the same. The Rio’ adds some pogi points with its iPhone 5c design.
  • Reliability and After Sales Service – MyPhone remains unbeaten when it comes to quality and excellent after sales service.  We were strolling around SM North Edsa a few days ago and we happened to pass by Cherry Mobile and MyPhone’s service centers. MyPhone’s service center is empty while people have piled up in a long line on Cherry Mobile’s service center. All we can say is – “Alam na”.