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MyPhone Infinity 2 Hands-on: A Brand New Infinity

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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┬ádisplay, 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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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34 Comments

  1. Kapal ng myphone wala yan sa zenfone 2. Kung nasa 7k price range yan patok yan. Grab a seatbelt myphone, you’re in for a major downfall.

    1. Natalo kasi sila sa mas malaking volume order ng ibang international brands kaya napamura nila price unlike sa Myphone na dito lang sa Pinas un market nila, unlike sa iba na nirelease din sa ibang bansa. saka mas napamahal sila sa metal build design ng bagong flagship nila.

  2. Ngayon pa lang masasabi ko nang mali talaga ang path na pinili nila. Kain ng buhay to sa Alcatel, Meizu, Lenovo at Asus.

    Attention Cherry Mobile. Magbasa basa muna at magresearch bago maglabas ng new products and make sure that the price is right :) Kung hindi magsasama kayo sa kangkungan ng MyPhone at Starmobile

    1. Yeah, kahit tadtarin nila ng puro Ads sa TV lalo silang malulugi, a celebrity endorser can never and will never convince / influence you what you might need in a tech product, ang consumer lang ang nakakaalam niyan kung ano ang swak sa kanya

      Sigurado nababasa na ng Marketing ang sandamakmak na negative feedbacks haha, this is unprecedented lmao

  3. Ampota! Ang mahal! D ba kaya nababaliw na ang mga Local brands especially MyPhone? Ano akala niyo MyPhone may buang na bibili nito? Magising na kayo sa bangungot noh! Maganda pa Honor 4x dito! Mura pa, bigger battery capacity, larger screen, at Dual LTE! Halerrrrr MyPhone!

  4. Kau naman, ang iinit nyu. Kung ung speaker, napunta sa harap. Baka nagdalawang isip pa para bilin. Nagcompensate naman cya kahit papaano at aluminum ung build. Ganun ba kahirap ireposition ung speakers para mapunta sa harap? Normal lang yan, na mataas muna. Para pde nila isale. O edi gwapo pa datingan nila hehe

  5. So the ONLY legitimate argument for this phone is the extensive use of metal. Legitimate metal.

    People, please understand that metal is not cheap. What was the last cheap all-metal phone you remember? Certainly not Oppo R5. I’m not happy at all at the price point of this phone compared to the most recent outings from the competitors by any means. I am also not happy that it is stuck on freaking Kitkat with an uncertain chance of Lollipop coming to it.

    But you have to hand it to MP for making a 5.9 millimetre all-metal phone – the Zenfone 2 is a relatively portly 11 millimetres, and some props for what seems to be taking serious the camera chops.

    1. IF only may OIS to, may laban pa siguro..but as it is now? wais na mga tao. sa presyong ganyan dalawang tao na mag eenjoy ng AFP which is currently the king of the bang for buck phones.
      And usually yung mga tao na bibili nyan syempre yung mga medyo sosy, I would expect lalagyan lang din nila ng case, so there goes the metal build naitago lang din.

  6. A little nitpick:
    That MyPhone Infinity 2 is exactly the Wiko Highway Star 4G.
    Officially from Wiko, that Highway Star’s thickness is 6.6mm, not 5.9mm.
    And the specs are exactly the same.

    Maybe MyPhone may have measure the phone wrong. Or is it the “approximate” thickness? We’re not sure, but it may not be 5.9mm.

    1. Actually, the display is IPS, not AMOLED like on the Highway Star 4G.
      … but we’re not sure the thickness…

  7. Kung 9k-10k baka may laban sya sa ibang brand. Kasi amoled yung screen nya tsaka manipis. Pero almost 13k eh patay sa ibang brand yan

    1. tama, maganda ang design, manipis at all metal at amoled, pero dun rin sa P8999 o P9888 ang bagsak nito dahil sa competition kaysa di mabili

  8. dapat nagcheck muna ang myphone sa market bago nagrelease nito. matalino na ang mga buyers lalo na sa price range na ganyan.

  9. In fairness, maganda ang design, metallic build at amoled screen. Para sa mga la pake sa specs at more attracted sa ganitong itsura.

  10. Galeng ng MyPhone, saan ka pa makakahanap ng premium phone sa ganyang kababang price, job well done Marketing team! sigurado dudumugin ito ng tao, just make sure na lang na mabilis ang re-stocking ninyo dahil ito talaga ang mas pipiliin ng mga buyers kesa sa Asus ZF2, Lenovo A700 at Alcatel Flash Plus

    MAJOR KUDOS!!!!

  11. The day My|Phone releases an intel phone para tapatin ang zenfone 2 would be the day I’d consider buying an intel phone.

    MyPhone Infinity 2: Intel Edition

  12. Ok na ok sana kaso mejo mahal ang AMOLED screen. Stick na lang sana sa IPS and priced it around 10k then it will sell. Sayang ganda ng pagka premium design kaso mapapaisip ka sa price lalo na same price with ZF2

  13. WeIl n good..I’m using Myphone now’for a year..If evr price will go down for Infinity 2′..I’ll buy a new one!!

  14. Tama karamihan ng mga comments about the price. If MyPhone is really serious to promote its new products like Infinity 2, they should adjust their prices lower so they can compete with popular and established brands. I think the marketing strategy is flawed when they choose to put a high price tag on this local product. You will need millions of pesos in paid ads to convince people to buy this.

  15. pricing aside, this could have been a really good phone..too bad mga tao ngayon price ang unang batayan..
    Meizu m1 Note FTW!

  16. Very Pam”porma”ble sleek metal design, but you have to pay an extra for it hehe, unlike the Bang for the Buck mid range phones nowadays.

  17. Kau naman. With its built quality, somehow it matches the price. All metal and amoled display. If the brand myphone was to be removed, with the same specs and replace the brand to Samsung,no one will argue.

  18. ok na sana 8k to ,9k dahil sa magandang design…parehas lang nang spec. sa Lenovo at AFP..talo pa siya sa Meizu m1 sa spec. Worth 7,999 lang

  19. haist,, kaya siguro wala ng uunlad na local brand kasi sa Pilipinas palang ayaw ng tangkilikin,,, tatak branded kasi mga Pinoy,,, why not help our local brands, malay niyo pag maayos ang kita e mag lelevel up din ang quality.. diba?

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