The MyPhone Rio smartphone undeniably turned the tides last year for packing beefy internals at a sub-Php5K price, something unheard of at that time. This time around, the local company went a few hundred pesos over the Php 5k mark and presented the next-generation Rio 2 with Android Lollipop on board. Will it gain foothold in the local smartphone scene? Here’s what’s changed.
Below are some of the advantages of each model:
- Support for USB-OTG
- Removable Battery
- More affordable
MyPhone RIO 2
- Newer Android OS
- Bigger internal capacity
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Bigger internal storage
The first iteration of the Rio, despite the slow performance issues noticeable in its first versions, has an advantage for those who use USB-OTG as an additional medium for storage and control. Users complained of short battery life and a poor camera performance especially when the LED Flash has been used.
The Rio 2, on the other hand, fixes some of the lapses that the company had made with its predecessor. It is equipped with a bigger internal storage, a newer Android Lollipop OS, a bigger front camera, and Gorilla Glass 3 scratch resistance compared to the flimsy plastic cover used in the first Rio. Users may find the non-removable battery on the Rio 2 a bad thing considering MyPhone had released devices with removable ones thus far.
Besides those difference, pretty much everything remained the same — the 5-inch HD display, the speed of the quad-core processor and amount of RAM, the 3G HSPA+ mobile network, and the 8-megapixel rear camera have been carried on from the original Rio.
Which do you prefer out of the two budget flagships? Let us know what you think by sharing your thoughts down the comments section below.