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MyPhone launches Agua Rio, priced at Php4,999

Today marks the official debut of one of MyPhone’s latest dual-SIM Android smartphones, the MyPhone Agua Rio. But it’s not your average budget smartphone as this one packs a 5-inch 720p display and 1.3GHz quad-core processor with 1GB RAM all for five thousand pesos.

MyPhone Agua Rio specs:
5-inch IPS display @ 1280×720 pixels, 294ppi
1.3GHz MediaTek MT6582M quad-core processor
Mali-400MP2 GPU
Expandable 4GB internal storage
up to 32GB via microSD
Dual-SIM, Dual-Standby
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
USB OTG support
8MP rear camera with Flash
2MP front-facing camera
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery
Android 4.2 Jellybean

As you can see on its specs sheet above, the MyPhone Agua Rio has a pretty decent feature set to go along with its competitive price tag. It also comes in a variety of colors (Black, Blue, Green, Orange, Red and Yellow) and will be retailed for Php4,999.

This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

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51 Responses

  1. tjsas1 says:

    Ouch, mas mura pa sa MyPhone A919i :(

  2. abuzalzal says:

    Doesn’t support MicroSD card install, which is the major downside of this phone, pero ewan ko kung may hack ito.

  3. 2toyzki says:

    Hardware is pretty good for its price but the software kills it. There seems to be a problem with its kernel. It is slow, lags, u wont feel that youre using a quadcore, even a 1ghz single core feels much smoother than this piece of beauty. I own one since last saturday, i sold my myphone cyclone for it now i miss cyclone’s overall smoothness

    • 2toyzki says:

      I think the rom is capped @15-30fps, It feels like the old nokia 5800 that i once owned.

    • Zobel says:

      pag ganyan you need to partition your internal storage pa. And it’s riskier than rooting.

    • 2toyzki says:

      @zobel wrong reply ka ata, yung mga cnsb mo hnd mo na kelangan sbhn saken yan, i already bought a couple of android phones most of them are rooted, flashed with with custom recoveries,flashed with custom rom (if available) tweaked, repartitioned and swapped in under 24hrs since i bought them (including this rio). I know all the risks that youre talking abt.

    • Pat says:

      Kung makareply to si 2toy kala mo lahat ng tao nangiinsulto ng intelligence mo.

    • 888 says:

      you get what you pay. what would you expect people!!

    • southpark says:

      that’s what we call arrogant

    • anthony says:

      you just need to download SEEDER 2.0 and activate it and lag would be gone

  4. Easy E says:

    Magaling ang price nito. Kumpetetib! Pwede na

  5. helm says:

    Huli ka na naman sa balita Bulaong.

    • Kyle says:

      lmao. This guy is using my Hubpage, which contains my review of the Rio, as his website. Then Ronnie Bulaong here sends me a message on Facebook with an angry tone.

      Even if I was the person who actually posted that, it’d still be unprofessional conduct. Seriously, watch who you accuse first, Mr. Bulaong.

      Better yet, remove the ‘website’ field from replies altogether. I can claim to be from other tech blogs like Unbox, Gadget Pilipinas, etc and leave nasty comments here.

    • wahahaha says:

      Abnoy pala tong si bulaong e! Kung sino sino binibiktima. Wahahaha!!

    • gamma says:

      Gago pala itong si Ronald. Akala mo ang angas wala naman palang binatbat.

  6. AA says:

    Yung MediaTek MT6582M is not optimized for HD screens kaya may lag parin daw.

  7. dangerouss says:

    Bibili na din sana ko buti nagbasa ko ng reviews. According to feedbacks, laggers daw talaga yung phone.

    • bradley says:

      mawawala po ung lag pagnaroot at nadownload ang seeder 2.0,activate it and super smooth na ang rio mo…konting knowledge sa android lang po yan!!,ung pagroot just download FRAMAROOT 1.9,install it and choose barahir,restart phone and rooted ka na

  8. 2toyzki says:

    Mtk6582m fully supports 720p resolution according to Mediatek, it is pretty much powerful than mtk6589 on OmegaHD2.0 and MyPhone a919i due to better graphics processor on 6582/m

    • abuzalzal says:

      Just so you know, Mas inferior ang MALI 400 kesa sa PowerVr Sgx544MP.

      The lag is quite telling….samantalang yung mga SoC ng OHD2, Apollo, A919i napaka smooth ng transitions…ever wonder why is it so darn Cheap?

    • 2toyzki says:

      Ilang mtk6582m na 720p na nahawakan mo sir?

    • 2toyzki says:

      Try playing asphalt8 on high graphics settings on cherry mobile flare S vs. Cherry mobile burst 2.0 at kkainin mo sinabi mong mas malakas ang powervrsg544 vs. mali400mp2

    • minix says:

      MT6582M support only qHD(960x 540) screen resolution, while the newer version MT6582 without “M” support 1280 x 720.

      kaya siguro laggy ang screen ninyo ?

    • minix says:

      MT6582M support only qHD(960x 540) screen resolution, while the newer version MT6582 without “M” support 1280 x 720.

      kaya siguro laggy ang screen ninyo ?

      The hero of power-packed flagship Chinese Smartphones, as well as low-cost quad-core Android Smartphones MediaTek is preparing a new SoC to add to their successful lineup. A quad-core by design, new chipset aims to drive Smartphone prices further south.

      Dubbed the MediaTek MT6582, the new chipset bears many similarities with the MediaTek MT6592 (the super duper popular one). Both are quad-core by design, based on the ARM Cortex A7 core. The max core clock for the MT6582 being 1.3 GHz, a full 100 MHz more than the MT6592. Both pack the same PowerVR SGX544MP GPU clocked at 286 MHz. However, the new low(er) cost SoC will only support displays up to 720p (unlike 1080p in the present chipset), 8 to 13 MP cameras, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi, 3G and GPS. Another cut-down version of the chipset, dubbed the MT6582M, will be made available, but will only support qHD (960 x 540) displays.

  9. 2toyzki says:

    May ganyang set up din yung lenovo a859 pero smooth yon. Software issue lang talaga yung sa Rio.

  10. loyd says:

    Saan kya poydi mka true online!!!!

  11. blind says:

    dami niyong complains, gawa kaya kayo ng sarili niyong phone para wala kayong reklamo.

    Peace! ~

  12. 2toyzki says:

    Lenovo a859 has also the same setup (mtk6582m, 720p screen, 1gb ram) smooth na smooth sya. Tried an hd game on it (gta san andreas) suuper smooth, d kaya ng mtk6589 ng kasing smooth ng mtk6582. So walang problema sa hardware, capped lng tlg yung framerate ng rom nya. The a919 also has d same issue pero naayos ng yonip team.

  13. 2toyzki says:

    @Abuzalzal, panuorin mo to, pag nagawa mo mga ito sa powervrsgx544 hanga nako sayo:

    MyPhone Agua Rio Gaming Videos:

    • MrPhabletBulacan says:

      thanks sa link, this is good indicative of soc performance, gaming can really bring out what a soc can do and not just some GUI lag test…

  14. RJ de Leon says:

    Makakatulong ba Chainfire 3D kung graphics-related ang cause ng lagginess nito?

  15. jcne says:

    MT6582m = 540×960 (qHD) display support

    kaya buggy yung rio. kung ang ginamit na cpu sa Rio ay MT6582, malamang na mas mahal pa ang Rio sa Cyclone. Malaki kasi pinagkaiba ng MT6582m at MT6582.

    Lenovo A859 – MT6582 ang gamit na processor. based sa GSMArena.

    Pero kung possible na iflash yung stock rom ng Cyclone sa Rio, magiging smooth siguro ang Rio.
    namimili pa ko kung anong bibilin, Rio or Cyclone. Pero mukhang mag-Cyclone ako, dae kasi negative feedbacks ng Rio.

  16. SisigTuna says:

    fcuk that. fail pla ang review. buti nlang.

  17. johnnyboy says:

    I think for its price (4999) it’s a suitable budget smartphone. With its specs, it’s not a total wreck. Galing ng MyPhone at naisip nilang ibaba ang presyo with these specs. Sana maglabas ulit sila.

  18. Shakiro says:

    kung may pera naman mag iPhone kana lang dka pa mag sisi wag lang ma snatch hahaha

    • abuzalzal says:

      @Shakiro Anong akala mo sa kin, lang pera! Puta ka. Ikaw bili ng myphone na iyan mukha yatang poor ka! Puta ka!

  19. roll says:

    may magnetic sensor po ba ang rio?anu po ba gamit nito?

  20. ryan says:

    not worth on your money.. meron ka-klase ko nito pero he ends up selling it.. di na nya pina root kasi nainis sya na hanggang specs lng pla tong phone na to.. kaya nman pla mura e kasi pangit performance in actual na.. lol

  21. minix says:

    doon na lang ako sa CM Omega spectrum kahit mahina ang Broadcom 23550 supported naman ang 720 display up to 1080P. miracast ready pa at dragon trail glass, GPS+ Glonass

  22. James Bond says:

    Maganda to pang regalo sa mga bagong graduate na anak / pamangkin etc. if makareceive sila nyan, ewan ko lang kung magreklamo pa sila.

  23. Chris says:

    Nice Article – stil very hot phone! Check our Omega Spectrum Vs MyPhone Rio Review:

  24. alex n says:

    goodluck sa may rio ingat sa phone bka mabasag screen wala pa din cla pamalit super bagal ang after sales support

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