Digital TV is now becoming a trend this year. The country’s No.1 TV network, ABS-CBN, first offered DTV service way back in February 2015 and since then, they have sold more than a million ABS-CBN TV Plus (aka Black Box) units. And then later that year, both Starmobile and Cherry Mobile introduced DTV to its smartphones. MyPhone is the latest local brand to join the bandwagon and announced not just one but SEVEN new devices (5 smartphones and 2 tablets) that are DTV capable.
But what’s the real game change here is the price. All of their new devices are priced below P3,000. Our friends from MyPhone has sent us the MyPhone My86 DTV for a honest review. But before that, let’s unbox it and read our first impressions.
MyPhone My86 DTV:
- 1.3GHz quad core Spreadtrum SC7731 processor
- Mali 400 graphics
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD
- 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and dual LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, Digital TV
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,500 mAh battery
- Android 5.1 Lollipop
- SRP: P2,999
What’s inside the box?
- MyPhone My86 DTV unit
- DTV antenna
- USB cable
- Wall adapter
The MyPhone My86 DTV looks like the MyPhone My33 and the MyPhone My36 we’ve reviewed earlier this year. We are pleased to see a MyPhone logo at the top of the screen just letting you know that it is a Tatak MyPhone, Tatak Matibay. We also love the soft touch matte black of the back giving it a better grip when holding it.
Ports and buttons check:
- Front – sensors, 5 megapixel camera and 5-inch display
- Back – 13 megapixel camera and speaker grill
- Left – nothing
- Right – power button and volume rockers
- Top – 3.5mm headset jack
- Bottom – USB charging port and microphone
We are loving the new MyPhone wallpaper here. Its bright, youthful and make us proud to be Pinoys. The app drawer returns to the MyPhone My86 DTV because it was removed from the older models. MyPhone did not put its own UI on this device either, it feels like using stock Android. We will be using the MyPhone My86 DTV for the next two weeks. Its DTV feature will be the highlight of our review. 🙂