MyPhone MyX1: A Good Smartphone Features 18:9 Display for Php3K

Smartphones with tall 18:9 aspect ratio display are the 'in' thing these days -- but the main issue for budget-conscious consumers who want to jump on the trend is that most of these handsets are still quite pricey. That's why I particularly like the MyPhone MyXI, which sells for just Php 2,799 -- making it the most affordable Android smartphone in the Philippines with an 18:9 screen. I like it because it allows practically every Filipino to experience the benefits of this type of display, which are real and not mere fluff.

To be specific, many such devices still cost more than Php 10,000, putting them well within the upper midrange bracket. MyPhone has been teasing about the imminent arrival of its first 18:9 smartphone on their social media channels as we have reported a few days back, and we have received information regarding the upcoming device. This is the the myPhone MyX1, a device that joins the trend of affordable 18:9 aspect ratio display-equipped devices, sporting modest internals at an entry-level price.

MyPhone has officially announced a new smartphone after a long hiatus — the MyPhone myX1. The local mobile phone company has gone back to its roots of affordable offerings, instead of previous attempts to conquer higher price segments. The new handset aims to give a taste of the current 18:9 aspect ratio trend to those who are on a budget.

The MyPhone myX1 features a 4.95-inch display with a low FWVGA resolution. It’s not the sharpest and most detailed screen out there, but for its price, it’s one of the corners that need to be cut. It’s also powered by a quad-core chipset and a measly 1GB of RAM. Internal storage is only 8GB, but it can be expanded using a micro SD card.

On the outside, this model features a 4.95-inch FWVGA+ 960 x 480 pixels IPS display panel with 18:9 aspect ratio, a 5 MegaPixel fixed focus camera at the back with LED flash, 5MP selfie cam in front, and HD video recording capability. Inside the the glossy plastic shell, this handset runs its Android 7.0 Nougat operating system with a 1.4 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 and Mali-400 GPU based Spreadtrum 7731C processor, has 1 GB of RAM, and 8GB of expandable storage.

In terms of camera, it’s understandable that it’s not the most pixel-packed compared to more expensive options. It’s equipped with 5-megapixel sensors in the front and back, which is most likely enough for casual picture-taking and posting on social media. Those who are interested in this smartphone can also take a look at the Cloudfone Thrill Boost 3.

It also has an 18:9 aspect on a bigger 5.2-inch screen, better CPU, and higher capacity battery — all for only Php200 more at its price of Php2,999. The MyPhone myX1 is now available in SM Baguio starting today, with a price tag of Php2,799. The rest of the Philippines can purchase the device beginning March 2, 2018.

MyPhone myX1 Full Specs:
  • Android 7.0 Nougat 
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby (micro SIM) 
  • 4.95-inch FWVGA+ Display, 960 x 480 pixel resolution 
  • 1.2GHz quad-core processor 
  • 1GB RAM 
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable up to 64GB using micro SD 
  • WiFi b/g/n, WiFi hotspot 
  • 3G, HSPA+ 
  • 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED Flash 
  • 5-megapixel front camera 
  • Bluetooth 
  • GPS, A-GPS

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