MyPhone Agua Cyclone Review

MyPhone has been revamping its product line up by changing the traditional alphabet and numbers combined (eg: A919i, A888, etc) to names (Agua, Tierra, Fuego, etc). Does this mean some significant change in quality and performance? Let’s find out with the review of the MyPhone Agua Cyclone.

Related article – MyPhone Agua Cyclone Unboxing and Initial Impressions

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MyPhone Agua Cyclone specs:

  • 1.3GHz Quad Core MediaTek 6582M processor
  • Mali 400 graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage expandable via MircoSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch qHD IPS LCD display (960 x 540 pixels)
  • 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB On-The-Go (OTG)
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,000 mAh battery
  • Android 4.2 Jellybean
  • SRP: P6,998

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DESIGN AND BUILD QUALITY:

We notice that smartphones from MyPhone have the same design. Like the MyPhone Agua Cyclone that we have here, we can’t the ignore that the phone looks a lot like the MyPhone A919i. The phone is extremely light and has some hollow feel to it.  Despite that, the MyPhone Agua Cyclone remains solid which is MyPhone’s best selling point. We do wonder why MyPhone opted for a small logo at the bottom of the phone.

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MyPhone Agua Cyclone (right) with Kata i3 (left)

DISPLAY:

The phone sports a qHD (960 x 540) resolution. It is bright, vivid and produces accurate colors. But the low resolution is evident when compared to Kata i3’s display. The screen is bright and vivid indoors but it kinda struggle outdoors.

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SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE:

Packing a 1.3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6582M processor and on day to day use it is very fluid and fast. We rarely experience lags even on playing graphic intense games like Dead Trigger 2. The scored 17,271 on Antutu Bechmark and that is impressive! We do love what MyPhone did to the phone’s lockscreen. Easy access to email, camera apps, social networks, Google search and silent mode are all found on the lock screen.

CAMERA:

We are quite impressed with the 8 megapixel camera. The camera is very snappy and autofocus does not take too much time to work. It takes really good pictures on good lighting. It does lack BSI but thanks to its flash, photos still look good in dark situations. Here are sample photos below.

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INTERNET AND CONNECTIVTY:

Its a joy to use this phone  for calls and texts. We had no trouble getting 3G or 2G reception for Sun, Smart and Globe. HSPA+ connection is also good. WiFi reception is good too.  On the picture below, we used our Globe SIM to test the internet and our location is in Pasig.

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BATTERY:

Battery is average. On our heavy usage, the phone got 7 hours before it reached 10%.  We recorded about 11 hours of moderate usage

VERDICT:

We recommend this phone to people who are moderate or light users and those who are looking for a phone with simple and no frills design.

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59 responses to “MyPhone Agua Cyclone Review

  1. hi,im a myphone A888 user,practical bang magupgrade to MP cyclone?and what do you recommend po, cyclone or CM apollo?

  2. yey,thanks,but parehas lang ba sila kumuha on well-lighted environment,. I wish merong 5″ na merong good quality camera na 7-8k lng,. I tried a Demo of SM D1 hindi sya smooth, unlike nung na try kong cyclone, tas lack of IPS yung D1,. meron pa po ba kayo pwedeng irecommend na unit? thanks,.

      • anu pong qHD? kasi po karaniwan sa mga videos ko ehhh 720p ehhh…balak ko kasi bumili pinagpipilian ko ehh a919iduo kaso ung map…e2 naman OK kaso di ako sure kung smooth ang 720p na videos…nanakaw kasi ung Samsung WIN ko ehhh…T_T

      • qHD means quarter high definition. mas mababa sa 1280 x 720 na resolution. 960 x 540 ang qHD. pwede magplay ang 720p na video pero ang resolution qHD.

  3. hi sir, im here again, asl ko lang po lung totoong multi display video and my motion sensor (gestures like wave hand and flip to mute), and reliable po ba yung voice capture camera? thanks po,ito na lang po kasi plano kong bilhin eh, thanks

  4. Hi po, i was planning to buy MP Cyclone this Feb, ask Ko lang may Multi-video touch display din puba sya like Iceberg Mini and Vortex?

  5. between Kata i3 and MP agua cyclone, specs wise mas ok yung Kata I3. But how about quality and after sales? Which one will you choose?

    • Of course when it comes to aftersales MyPhone has a strong reputation of having excellent after sales service. Kata has yet to prove that but as far as aftersales go. Kata has two service centers – Robinsons Pioneer and Starmall Alabang.

  6. sir question lang po, between myphone cyclone and dtc jupiter which is better? or any unit that you recommed within the 7k range. thanks

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  8. Sir when it comes to quality and good reputation.. spec wise and good quality na dn.. tsaka when it comes to camera dn po.. ano po mas maganda blihin ung apollo or cyclone?

  9. Great Review sir! I just bought Myphone Cyclone yesterday. Question, does this have a scratch proof screen? Thanks in advance

  10. Sir, pano ko po ba ililipat yung mga apps ko from internal memory to sd card? Cyclone po ang phone ko. Salamat po.

  11. would like to ask i have 8gb sd card, at halos 2 gb pa lng ang nagagamit, i can’t transfer my new apps sa sd card ;( pls help
    sayang ung ibang apps na di ko madownload lalo na games..

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