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Hands on with the MyPhone Iceberg Mini

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.

MyPhone Iceberg Mini

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.

MyPhone Iceberg mini side

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.

MyPhone Iceberg Mini back

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.

iceberg mini

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
SRP: Php12,888
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  • a nice specs @ reasonable price but how bout the quality…….of

  • dmac

    Anybody here knows where to get that sim cutter?

  • moto

    bili ka nalang ng moto g, lols

    • moto

      Saan ka po makabili ng moto g dito as pin as, available ba ito as mga malls?

  • just bought this phone this morning, grabe ang ganda talaga
    recommend to buy nyo to.
    ang ganda ng cam from front to back
    ang ganda ang back cover metallic

    • jm

      Wala naman silang bentang unit sa lahat ng myphone branch

    • Lee

      Where did you bought it?

      • Hi there, Lee. Just want to commend your outstanding use of the English language. “Where did you bought it?” I really admire that kind of grammar. Next time, if you’re thinking of saying something in English, please make sure that you have the proper grammar, because you sound like you’re trying too hard. Take note, subject and verb agreement has always been included on the topics in English class from grade school to high school. LOL

        • Dumber

          Many fools are born stupid. Some go to school to become it. You are obviously one of them, mr. outstanding.

        • lalala

          Meanings are in people, not in words.

  • musician

    yep, this is a good phone.. the only drawback is the battery.. it cannot be removed.. so in case mag hang-up yong phone, u still have to wait till ma drain ang battery bago ma restart.. 🙂

    • et

      you can reset the phone with out removing the battery

      • ed

        agree! very noob if you don’t know how to restart your phone without removing the batt…

        • vinoe

          push lang daw yung power button pag nag hang

    • Beatrice V.

      I just got my my 1st android phone last saturday and it works very fine, no lags. To increase your battery power, you must download an app like DU Battery saver or norton mobile utilities and for clearing ram, I suggest ram booster.

  • You guys also love this stuff like me, it wont let you down…

  • mpvortex

    i have mp vortex…….nd lng aq ngagandahan sa cam nya although its a 13mp 🙁

  • Griswold

    parang di pulido yung pagkagawa sa back casing, parang may paling.

  • fers

    NO MICRO SD SLOT@!%&u&~~ WT-FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • wew

    moto g n lng hahhaa

  • Jett

    Syang dpat 32gb ROM prang Omega Hd2x nagddlwang icp 2loy aq kng alin s 2 un bblhn q hayyyzzzz

  • Art

    This will be the first time i will be buying a smart phone, samsung is already out of my radar but i am still not decided which among the 2 i will buy, the Iphone 5(s or c) or this MyPhone Iceberg Mini. Kaya ba ng iceberg gawin ang mga nagagawa ng iphone 5? ano ang mga applications meron ang Myphone? Please help me…

    • Jr

      Lahat ng nggwa ng ip5 mggawa mu sa iceberg mini pero lahat ng magagawa mu sa iceberg di mu mggwa s ip5.

  • kxr

    Hi guys! Bought the iceberg mini for christmas and it is truly amazing. With 13k, the phone is worth it. Believe me yung display nya parang S4, yung camera may autofocus pa kaya maHD yung photos. May face scan pa and quad-core, bilin niyo na guys!!!!

  • Minnie

    I need help my Iceberg hangs up several times and it takes minutes to work or all day to work again, finally it stop working I bought the phone Dec 24, 2013. I send it back to the store for replacement Jan 23, 2014 from that time my phone starts hanging again. I am a loyal client of MyPhone I recommend friends and relatives. This is my 3rd MyPhone unit, and this was the only unit (Iceberg) that hangs. This is very disappointing spending almost 12k, it looks like my savings will be put into trash. What can you suggest.

    • jonie

      same thing happened with my phone. problem is I bought the phone in the philippines and i’m now in ksa. i’ve already drained its battery but my phone is still not working.i’ve only bought it about 3 weeks ago.

      • alfonso

        Am frequently experiencing too same hang-ups for about 30-seconds then it works again. Need help to trouble shoot…

  • raspberry23

    How come na 16GB tlg internal nya based sa specs na binigay nila eh..nung naicheck ko sa settings
    Internal storage 1.97gb,phone storage 11.09 gb total of 13.06gb lang. Mali ba aq ng check??

    • wipiping

      may system memory pa po n hnd mo nakikita.. nsa 2+gb po un ^^

  • Lea

    Is the replacement (battery) means they’ll replace a new battery or the phone itself? Recently, my battery is going nuts. It shuts down even if it’s 75% and when I turn it on it goes down to 13-15%. And when I charge, after 47-48% it goes directly to 100%. Is this something about circuits inside my phone? Will this be fixed? Please reply, thank you. 🙂

  • Jess Lee

    Being very clumsy, nabagsak ko yung iceberg mini ko then nagkacrack siya. When i tried to type a message, hindi na gumagana yung ibang keys. Mapapalitan pa ba yung lcd ko? Kabibili ko palang nung phone and sayang naman kung di ko na siya magagamit. Please i need help. Thank you!

  • eljaypodii16

    Ayaw na po maopen ng iceberg ko! Iniwan ko lang po siyang nakacharge ka gabi tapos ngaun di ko na ma opeN! Nu po kaya pwde ko gawin?

  • Maricris

    How do you edit and delete contacts?

  • karla tulio

    PLease help me, how. To reser myphone iceberg nag hang xa mag 1 br na di pa za gumagana…

  • ashtrid

    Ung iceberg ko ang dami problem, nanghihinayang ako sa pinambili ko, di maganda ung camera, pag ginagamit ung front cam pag check mo sa gallery thumbnail, black screen pa ano yun?…. Di ko alm kung may something sa speakers pero for me sobrang hina cia… Gusto ko na tuloy palitan…. Madalas pa maghang