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MyPhone Rio Pixie: 8MP Front Camera with Free Selfie Stick and Selfie App

Meet the MyPhone Rio Pixie

rio pixie 2MyPhone just took the wraps off their newest offering, the MyPhone Rio Pixie. The specifications aren’t really kick ass. Instead of investing heavily in the processing and graphics power of the device, MyPhone opted to focus on its camera and “selfie” capabilities. The Rio Pixie sports an 8MP front-facing camera with LED flash and comes pre-installed with a free selfie app called Fotoku. You also get a free Selfie Stick with each purchase.

Here are the complete specifications:

MyPhone Rio Pixie Spec Sheet

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD
  • 4.8-inch HD AMOLED display (1280 x 720 pixels), Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • 8.0-megapixel primary camera, autofocus + LED flash
  • 8.0-megapixel secondary camera with LED flash
  • 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS
  • Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • SRP: Php7,599

Priced at Php7,599, the Rio Pixie joins the most fierce and competitive price segment in the market. This is the space where the Alcatel Flash Plus, Cherry Mobile Flare X, and the Firefly Allure 64 LTE are all duking it out. All the others though are all banking on internal specs. The Rio Pixie, while having inferior (compared to the others in this price range) internal storage, processor, and connectivity, looks to have the best camera capabilities. Of course this is just all based on paper and the only time we’ll be able to verify is once we review a unit.

There’s no word yet on the battery mAh rating though so we’re not sure if this can go the distance.

What’s a Fotoku?

Fotoku is a “selfie” app which primarily uses the front-facing camera and lets you edit the photos and then share them to your different social networking accounts. You can download it for free on either iOS or the Google Play store. The MyPhone Rio Pixie will have it pre-installed so you don’t have to download it anymore once you activate your phone.

Available in Stores Already

The MyPhone Rio Pixie is already available in MyPhone kiosks and stores this weekend. If you guys decide to get one, please do let us know what you think about it in the comments section below. We’ll try to get our hands on a review unit as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

MyPhone's Poster Announcement of the MyPhone Rio Pixie
MyPhone’s Poster Announcement of the MyPhone Rio Pixie

Carlo Ople

Carlo is the Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Unbox.ph. During daytime heโ€™s the Managing Director and Partner of a Digital Marketing Agency in the Philippines and by nighttime heโ€™s living out his passion as a gadget enthusiast and story teller through Unbox.

26 Comments

  1. So I’m guessing they’re not really keeping tabs on their closest competition? Cherry has been there, done that with their selfie phone that they called…Selfie. You know, the one that sold for 10 k and looked like a miniature Disney closet slash mirror?

  2. And what’s a selfie stick? a separate camera probe that transmits to the mothership, I mean phone?

    And un box, ayusin nyo nga site nyo. Ang hirap mag navigate using phone browser. Pics keeping popping up.

    1. The pics only pop up when you tap on the photos. As for the selfie stick we have no idea what it looks like yet since they haven’t posted a photo of it. Marami naman selfie sticks in the market right now so that should be self explanatory.

      1. oo6nga pala. Yung mala baston na ginagamit ng mga nag Se selfie. Those things are ridiculous 5looking. parang may pilay tingin ko sa mga gumagamit nun lelz

      2. Yes, problem is many times when you flick on the screen to scroll down, the phone interpret it as a tap on the photo and open a pop-up of the same photo. The popup seems to display the photo at the same resolution, so it feels redundant and useless (annoying too, especially if you want to scroll quickly to a certain section like comments.

        1. Ditto. I should have been more articulate. But anyhoo ang hirap ngang mag scroll. Pati yung pics ng Intel ads lumalabas then mawawalang parang bula then babalik na naman di mo naman Kinlick. I use dolphin browser. Ewan ko kung ganon din sa ibang browser.

        2. +1 @Carlo Ople

          Akala ko ako lng nakakaexperience neto. Pop ng pop ang photos images pag nagscroll. Phone at tablet ko yan.

          Actually, diko na binubuksan sa mobile ang unbox. Yuga na lng binabasa ko pag nakamobile

  3. Dapat siguro magpalit na ng OEM ang myphone. Di na talaga sila makasabay sa pricing trends ng mga main brands. Kahit lenovo na mataas magpresyo noon e naglalabas na din ng affordable device.

    1. Ang dapat gawin ng MyPhone tapatan nila spec for spec ang best sellers ng Cherrymo. Then taasan nila ng up to 1k compared sa offering ng Cherry to at least give them a modicum of a premium feel. Don’t bother compete on volume. total6maganda naman reputasyon nila pagdating sa customer Service at ?ta updates. Be like Daimler, not Toyota. Bawasan6na rin nila advertising budget nila. Para kang Jollibee na puro ads 7pero ang product walang kwenta.

  4. who needs 40k+ antutu and 3GB RAM kung meron naman selfie stick? Yun talaga ang gustung gusto ko yung stick, buti alam ni MyPhone, eto na talaga dream phone ko!

  5. Hahaha! Nagpapakamatay na talaga ang MyPhone! Loser specs for quite a high price. Sige rugby pa! Hahahaha!

  6. It’s a start na miba sila, though hindi lalaban ng head to head ang myphone since nka sched na yan, at talo sila dun since mas maliit ang volume (mas quality assured ang advantage nman nila, i heard marami daw issues un flash plus since mass produced masyado) ng production nila siguro dapat mas strategic ang price nila, i-adjust pa nila ng konti, mahal kasi ng endorsers nila, dapat dun sila magbawas, established na nman sila as a brand. gayahin nila un quote ni steve jobs:
    You have to start with the customer experience and work backwards to the technology.
    ibalance nila price, ibenta value ng specs nila for specific target market like that being a selfie phone with front flash and app. add sila ng support na public demo and discounted launch sale, ease of use nung front cam, then software update support updateng OS. if makita ng users na serious sila about customer support, may retention na sila at word of mouth advertising pa since social media age na ngayon. yan ang mali ni cherry eh, customers feel na iniwanan na sila pagkabile sa dami ng tao sa service center nila.

  7. Cherry Mobile: We are going HEAD-TO-HEAD with Alcatel, Lenovo, and the other Chinese bang-for-buck phone manufacturers!
    MyPhone: Here’s a Selfie Stick!

    But seriously, almost P8,000 for specs like this?!

  8. Dear my|Phone,
    Feel free to shove the selfie sticks included in every purchase of this ridiculously priced phone in your asses.

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