MyPhone My33 Unboxing And First Impressions! The Baby My36!

There are numerous budget offerings nowadays that offers an octa core processor setup in the local smartphone scene. Last quarter of the year the trend was to level up the game further by offering at least 2 GB of RAM. That's where MyPhone's My33 that we currently have here is trying to compete against what others can offer.
MyPhone My33 review part 1
MyPhone My33 review part 1

Now the question is, can it stand out? Let's all find out in this part 1 of our MyPhone My33 review. First let's check out on what it can offer on paper.

MyPhone My33 Specs

Display: 5 Inch HD IPS 1280 x 720 resolution at 294 ppi w/ Gorilla Glass protection
CPU: 1.4 GHz MT6592M octa core processor
GPU: Mali 450
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 64 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP AF w/ LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP w/ flash
Battery: 2,500 mAh
OS: Android 5.1 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS, dual SIM (standard / micro)
Others: Free MyPhone 8 year commemorative watch, 1 year free internet (100MB / 15 days / month)
Price: 4,999 Pesos

Unboxing / Accessories

The box
The box

The My33 features the same package that we saw with My32. It goes in with a pleasant looking thick box showcasing the My33 and the other freebies you'll get.
Inclusions inside
Inclusions inside

After digging deeper in to the package, you'll get a standard 1A wall charger / adapter, MyPhone's usual thick yet flexible data / charging cables, in ear monitors with mic and manuals. As a part of their 8th year anniversary, MyPhone's My33 buyers will also get a FREE great looking watch with authentic leather strap and SIM with 100 MB FREE monthly data for 1 year.

Compared with My32, what's missing in its package is the inclusion of a screen protector.

Build Quality / Design

PH Map at the back
PH Map at the back

MyPhone's specialized in making phones with great durability even on a tight budget, this device is no different. The My33 is a fairly solid device that's made out of polycarbonate shell that doesn't feel flimsy at all. The glass on top is protected by an unknown type of Gorilla Glass that should prevent light scratches and damages.
Opened! Showing the SIM / micro SD card slots and battery

In terms of design, the My33 the exact love child of CloudFone Excite Prime and MyPhone My36. They look very similar with that on-screen buttons, semi rounded frames / corners and faux leather back cover. The only difference is the My33 is smaller at just 5 inches and used chrome painted plastic instead of a full metal frame. The result is you get an elegant looking fairly slim phone that's nice to hold as well without sharp and annoying edges.
Top view
3.5 mm headphone port located on top
Below view
Micro USB port and microphone below
Right side
Power button and volume rocker on the right

Button placement on the other hand is exactly what I find ergonomic and easy to locate on a phone. All the buttons is located on the right side, the micro USB port and mic below and headphone port on top of the device.

Note: There's also an LED notification on top that turns red when charging

Camera Teaser

Rear camera sample
Rear camera sample
Selfie sample
Selfie sample

As of the moment

So far, my first experience with this device was great! MyPhone's My33 is nearly everything that I wanted to see on a sub 5K device in terms of aesthetics and specs. It's a clear improvement over the ageing Rio 2 which is nice and refreshing to see. It also goes with their very own heavily skinned My OS that doesn't have an app drawer anymore which could be the preference of some.

For now, we'll play around with this device first and give you our complete report on how it performs and compete against the likes of the Flare 4 series and etc. Watch out!

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