MyPhone as we all know is one of the prime movers and game changers in this industry. However, early this year isn't that kind with them as most of their releases recently aren't 1st gen rio-ish like in terms of value for money.
Fortunately, the local mobile giant won't just stop from trying. They recently revamped their offerings that started with My31 that offers bang per buck worthiness and now with the "surprise phone" dubbed as My35. Why? The My35 is arguably the most intriguing local smartphone today. It features the most affordable 3 GB RAM setup today, boast 13 MP Samsung rear camera (might be the same with Flash 2) with Phase Detection auto-focus and the first "HiFi claimed" Philippine branded local handset.
MyPhone My35 Specs
Display: 5 Inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution w/ Gorilla Glass 2 protection at 294 ppi
CPU: 1.3 GHz 64 Bit MT6753 octa core processor
GPU: Mali T720
RAM: 3 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP Samsung Sensor (might be S5K3M2) w/ phase detection auto focus and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP
Battery: 3,140 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, dual SIM (micro)
Others: HiFi audio, Free MyPhone 8 year commemorative watch
Price: 6,888 Pesos
Unboxing / Accessories
|Accessories found inside the package|
The My35 comes with a standard smartphone package. Once you open the box, you'll get a 1A wall charger adapter, thick yet flexible micro USB data / charging cables and an in ear monitor with mic. It also has a quick start guide, warranty card and a MyPhone history paper inside.
Note 1: MyPhone just included a 1A charger here, I would have liked it better if the company decided to put an adapter with at least 2A of output as this device packs a huge 3,140 mAh of battery that might be hard to charge with using the included charger.
Note 2: I also noticed that the cables of the freebie earphones now is flimsier than ever. Fortunately, that's understandable due to the amazing price to specs ratio of this device.
Build Quality / Design
|The beautiful glossy glass like back cover of My35 which might be prone to fingerprint smudges|
MyPhone always puts a premium in building smartphones with great quality and I'm glad to say that they're continuing and even improved that tradition with this My35. It features one of the most durably built handsets we've seen today that rivals even more expensive devices.
|You get 2 micro SIM slots, micro SD slot, non-removable battery and a quite large speaker chamber|
The My35 feels quite heavy that gives you an immediate impression that this is made out of high quality materials. It features the same metal frame material found with the Lenovo backed ZUK Z1 with shiny metal buttons that lets you locate them easily.
|The power button visible on the right side|
MyPhone did not indicate the type of screen protection they used here, but I'm sure that it sports some kind of lamination to in its display. To ensure your peace of mind, MyPhone decided to pre-installed a screen protector in it.
|Volume rocker visible on the left side of the device|
By the way it has the same thickness of Honor 6 Plus at 7.5 mm
|On top you'll find the 3.5 mm headphone jack|
|Below there's a single microphone|
|The middle key doesn't have back lighting|
|The frame of this device feels like the Zuk Z1.|
Thanks to www.juliaantoinette.com for holding the phones
Design and feel wise, it truly feels like I'm holding an expensive handset as looks absolutely gorgeous. Having said that, I love the minimalist look of it and the sexy curves on the sides that makes it a lot easier to hold as it provides a better grip. My35 also has a glass like back cover with a nicely embedded Philippine map at the back that I actually like more than My31. So far, this is one of the rare local handsets that's simply stunning in general.
|Full front view of the phone, there's also a hidden LED light notification on the upper right side|
Upon opening the device, I was greeted by the new boot loader of MyPhone which is a refreshing sight. What I like from what I saw here first is just like My31, they consistently ditched the MyOS with a near stock Android feel. The result: it feels easier to use, smoother than ever and absolutely snappy overall.
As of the moment
Combine that game changing price tag, specs, features and impressive build, the My35 has the potential to be the perfect comeback phone for MyPhone. Actually in my opinion, it is currently gunning for the best local handset to date regardless of price. You may call me crazy for my claims, but for me the new My35 is initially that impressive.
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