When the MyPhone Iceberg was launched last July, it garnered a lot of attention with its sleek unibody chassis that made it look really premium. Problem was, the 5.7-inch size was just not for everybody. Now MyPhone has introduced the Iceberg Mini which sports a more compact size while retaining its looks.
I had a brief time playing with the MyPhone Iceberg Mini and first thing that came into my mind was that the phone felt really good on my hands. Weight was not too light to feel cheap, it has the right heft and thickness (or thinness in this instance), and it felt solid for a local-branded phone.
The specs aren’t too shabby either in fact, it screams premium already for a local mobile phone brand. The 5-inch display is already at Full HD compared to the first Iceberg and its HD display and this one is still protected with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 all throughout its front.
Aside form the gorgeous display, it has the same 1.5GHz quad-core turbo processor as that of Starmobile’s latest flagship phone which is the Muse. You’ll get 2GB RAM here and 16GB internal storage but with no provision for a microSD expansion card. At the back there’s a 13-megapixel BSI camera which is place closed to the edge which makes it easy for your finger to cover, while a 5-megapixel BSI camera mans the front.
This phone supports dual 3G micro SIM cards via two push-pin trays on the side. MyPhone is adding a free SIM adapter and a micro SIM cutter to make sure you can readily use it with your regular SIMs. The phone jack is at the bottom so put it upside down in your pocket when a headphone is plugged in. Battery is non-removable and has a 2000mAh capacity which makes it slightly below average for a 5-inch quad-core phone with a Full HD display.
The MyPhone Iceberg Mini will be available by this weekend for Php12,888 which is almost a thousand higher than the original Iceberg. I think the price is just right considering the specs and the make of this phone. Try it, hold it, and experience it, and see how the the Iceberg Mini justifies its price tag.
|MyPhone Iceberg Mini Specs:|
|5-inch Full HD 1080 x 1920 multitouch screen, 441 ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 2|
|1.5GHz MT6589T Turbo Quad Core processor|
|IMGSGX544 357Mhz GPU|
|2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, no microSD slot|
|13-megapixel BSI rear camera with LED flash|
|5-megapixel BSI front camera|
|Android 4.2 Jelly Bean|
|Dual SIM, Dual 3G Standby|
|HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS|
|2000 mAh Li-Ion non-removable battery|
|Free microSIM cutter and SIM adapters|