We go hands-on with MyPhone’s Infinity 2!
In May of last year, three flagships from local brands waged war in the local space. The concept of fast, octa-core phones were a new one back then, and the three main local players – Starmobile, MyPhone and Cherry Mobile – had the eye of the local tech scene. Fast forward to 2015, and the scene couldn’t be more different – multiple international companies have managed to steal the limelight from local brands in the lower-mid range market, both in specs and price point. This is the environment that MyPhone is launching its current flagship in.
Before we begin, let’s take a look at its specs:
MyPhone Infinity 2 specs
- 1.5GHz MediaTek 64-bit octa-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720
- 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
- 13-megapixel rear camera, Sony sensor
- 5-megapixel front camera
- Dual SIM
- 3G, LTE
- WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB-OTG
- 2450mAh battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- Php 12,799
Initial Impressions: Sexy, all metal build, and the display is fantastic
The Infinity 2 is probably one of the nicest and handsomest phones we’ve ever handled in a while. MyPhone’s traded the plastic and glass build of the original Infinity for a metal, magnalium (aluminium alloy with magnesium and small amounts of copper, nickel, and tin) body. The body is only 5.9mm thin, which makes it one of the thinnest and sexiest phones from a local brand today.
The power button is located on the right, along with the SIM slots. Just like their previous devices, one of the SIM slots double as a microSD expansion slot, so you’ll have to choose if you need either an extra SIM or extra storage. The volume rocker is located on the left, while the 3.5mm and USB port are located in the usual places, which is on the top and bottom, respectively.
Turning the phone over you’ll see the 13-megapixel rear camera, along with an LED flash on the upper left side. The Infinity 2 also has very nice premium touches to the overall metal design, like the subtle chamfering of the magnalium body on the top and bottom of the phone. We also like the fact that the speaker grille has been re-positioned to the bottom of the chassis. Overall we’re really impressed at the overall build quality of the phone. The Infinity 2 comes in different colors aside from gold.
MyPhone’s also put in some work into the camera of the Infinity 2. Aside from sporting a Sony sensor, the Infinity 2 also has a comprehensive manual mode as well, which kind of surprised us to be honest, in a good way.
As far as hardware goes, the Infinity 2 runs MediaTek’s MTK6752 processor, which is the same as the one on the Alcatel Flash Plus and the Lenovo A7000. In AnTuTu the MTK6752 manages to score around 39K points which is within the range that you’d expect for the specs.
MyPhone is pricing the Infinity 2 at Php 12,799, which in itself isn’t that bad of a price. Unfortunately, that price range puts it in direct competition with ASUS’ Zenfone 2, and all the other bang for the buck phones of international brands. MyPhone’s obviously putting a premium on the overall build of the Infinity 2 aside from the specs, only time (and overall sales) will tell if this is the correct path for the local brand.