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MyPhone MyX8 Review – It has good battery life, that’s it!

MyTelephone not too long ago introduced the MyX8, a sub PHP 5K price range smartphone provided with trendy 2019 options.
MyPhone MyX8 Review - Big battery on a budget!
MyTelephone MyX8 overview!
In specific, it’s one of the few with a taller 18:9 display screen facet ratio and big 4,000mAh of battery. Under the hood, it additionally has the brand new 64-bit MT6739 quad-core with a PowerVR Rogue GE8100 GPU.

Based on its specifications and contours, it’s one probably the most thrilling MyTelephone for the reason that My33 final 2019.

Let’s see if it merits some hype.

MyTelephone MyX8 Specs

Display: 5.45-inch 2.5D IPS display screen w/ HD+ 1440 x 720 answer at 295 ppi
CPU: 1.25GHz 64-bit MT6739 quad-core processor
GPU: PowerVR Rogue GE8100
RAM: 2GB
ROM: 16GB expandable by way of microSD card slot as much as 128GB
Main Camera: 8MP f/2.0 Sony IMX134 sensor w/ AF and LED flash
Selfie Camera: 5MP f/2.8 w/ LED flash
Battery: 4,000mAh
OS: Android 8.1 Oreo
Connectivity: WiFi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.2, GPS, twin SIM (devoted)
Sensors: Accelerometer, mild, proximity, sound
Others: Face unencumber
Price: PHP 4,999

Disclaimer: This unit used to be seeded to us by means of MyTelephone. Rest confident of our truthful take all the time.

Unboxing/Accessories

The box
The field

The MyX8 arrived with the acquainted MyTelephone field. Inside, it has the 5V/1A USB wall charger. It is small for a telephone with 4,000mAh battery.
Inclusions
Inclusions

It additionally has the standard USB Type-A to micro USB knowledge/charging cable and earphones with mic. There’s a pre-put in display screen protector too. You may even discover a handbook inside of.

It has no case incorporated within the bundle.

Overall, it arrived with a tight bundle for the cheap smartphone.

Build Quality/Design

Respectable construction
Respectable development


The MyX8 is the cheap telephone. So do not be expecting it to come back with top class development. Instead, you’ll be handled with a difficult plastic body and a shiny curved plastic at the detachable backplate of the telephone.

In entrance, it has a 2.5D curved glass subject material at the show. It has no Gorilla Glass coverage. But, MyTelephone is beneficiant sufficient to connect a pre-put in plastic display screen protector.

With correct care, this telephone will final. Try to search for a case as smartly.

Headphone jack and micro USB on the top
Headphone jack and micro USB at the best
Nothing beneath
Power button and volume keys at left
Power button and quantity keys at left
Nothing at right
Nothing at proper


Design-wise, this can be a lovely trendy having a look instrument. The shiny again design seems to be slightly tawdry. It has good curves although. The thickness of the telephone isn’t that dangerous taking into account its huge 4,000mAh battery. It has no digicam hump as smartly.

The spotlight of its design is the 5.45-inch display screen with 18:9 display screen facet ratio. The end result? This telephone has smaller bezels than different price range telephones. The chin bezel is slightly thick, however forgiveable.

We additionally spotted that it feels small for a telephone with 5.45-inch display screen. Its dimension is similar to a conventional 5-inch or 5.2-inch handset.

The headphone jack and micro USB port is on best. The energy button and quantity rocker are discovered at the left facet of the instrument. There’s not anything on beneath and at proper.

The telephone isn’t that slippery to carry and susceptible to fingerprint smudges. However, the again quilt is slightly susceptible to scratches.

Display Quality

Nice viewing angles
Nice viewing angles


The MyX8 is provided with a 5.45-inch IPS panel with HD+ 1440 x 720 answer. It is similar to 295 ppi. For the display screen dimension, its sharpness and stage of main points are first rate.

It has black borders, however colours are high-quality and viewing angles are ok. Like different decrease-finish IPS panels, colours are slightly chilly and fairly bluish.

Sunlight legibility is first rate for the fee as smartly. It is good sufficient to make textual content and pictures slightly viewable/readable underneath the solar. Just do not be expecting it to move in point of fact vivid.

It has adaptive brightness, however sadly, you’ll’t alter the colour tone in contrast to different telephones within the show settings. It has no eye coverage mode too.

The unhappy section? It simplest has 2 issues of contact. So, do not be expecting your swiping, typing, and button smashing whilst gaming to be stress-free.

Audio Quality

Single speaker below
Single speaker beneath


At the again of the telephone, it has a unmarried speaker. The sound is first rate, however as anticipated, it cannot cross loud. It might be tinny when compared with different telephone.

For headphones, audio output is slightly higher (when you have good headphones/earphones). But once more, do not be expecting it to be nice. It is simply good sufficient to make the mids transparent. But lows are muddy and highs are missing in sparkle. Soundstage is smaller than different telephones too. It is missing in vary.

Bluetooth audio is sweet and solid because it has Bluetooth 4.2 audio.

It can report stereo audio, however high quality is a ways from good.

Battery Life

One of the make a choice sure characteristics of this handset is its battery lifestyles. It has huge 4,000mAh of battery. Sadly, we were not ready to benchmark it the usage of PCMark’s paintings battery lifestyles take a look at because it assists in keeping on crashing.

Good battery lifestyles!


But in actual lifestyles, it used to be ready to final for 11 hours on a unmarried rate underneath our same old heavy utilization. If used as a secondary telephone, it could possibly final for round 1.5 days on a unmarried rate.

Charging time isn’t that speedy as anticipated. Why? It simplest has a 5V/1A charger. It might be gradual for its 4,000mAh battery.

As a end result, charging time from 0 to 100 % is round 2 hours and 45 mins.

Camera

Single cam
Single cam


Behind, it has an 8MP f/2.0 Sony sensor for elementary cell images. It has AF and LED flash. It is going with the inventory digicam UI with elementary HDR and filters.

Camera UI
Camera UI


Autofocus pace isn’t speedy, however now not too gradual. It has first rate focal point pace in sunlight, however gradual focal point in lowlight. Shooting pace on HDR is gradual at round 3 seconds in line with shot. On auto mode this can be a bit sooner at round 1 2d in line with shot.

Photo high quality the usage of the principle digicam is dangerous even in sunlight. The primary digicam of MyTelephone gadgets just like the Rio 2 from 2019 is such a lot higher than this.

It lacks the main points that different price range digicam telephones can produce. Details are cushy, HDR is deficient, Colors are yellowish (slightly greenish too), and dynamic vary is off. Avoid the usage of it in lowlight as smartly.

Hopefully, MyTelephone can seed an replace to make its images revel in higher.

Rear Camera Samples

Dull colors
Dull colours
Daylight shot
Daylight shot
Another daylight shot
Another sunlight shot
Bright daylight shot
Bright sunlight shot
Decent looking daylight shot
Decent having a look sunlight shot
Decent looking daylight shot
Close-up snap
Lowlight sample
Lowlight pattern

For selfies, it has a 5MP f/2.8 snapper with LED flash. Interestingly, it has no face attractiveness mode. It has HDR and quite a lot of filters although. Shooting and saving pace is just about the principle digicam at the back of.

Single selfie cam with flash
Single selfie cam with flash


My revel in with the selfie cam is slightly higher than the principle cam. Details and hues are a bit of nicer than the principle digicam underneath sunlight. Dynamic vary is extra first rate as smartly. It has deficient indoor and lowlight efficiency although.

Yes, selfie efficiency is deficient even though you utilize the selfie flash.

Selfie Camera Samples

Daylight selfie
Daylight selfie
Indoor selfie
Indoor selfie
Lowlight selfie with flash
Lowlight selfie with flash


For movies, it could possibly shoot as much as 1080p on the again. Interestingly, it has EIS to supply some form of stabilization. In our revel in, it used to be ready to report first rate sunlight movies. The shake is there, however it’s forgiveable for the cheap smartphone.

For selfie movies, it could possibly shoot as much as 720p in high quality. Its efficiency is first rate for the fee too.

Performance

AnTuTu and Geekbench score
AnTuTu and Geekbench ranking


Under the hood, this telephone runs with the brand new 1.25GHz 64-bit MT6739 quad-core processor with PowerVR Rogue GE8100. It additionally has 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM like different sub PHP 5K telephones.

The MT6739 of MediaTek is identical chip discovered at the Honor 7S. The Honor 7S has good efficiency for the fee. Unfortunately, the MyX8 does not have the similar efficiency even though they have got equivalent specifications.

The MyX8 that we reviewed is gradual. It is solely a ways from speedy. We have had (Go version) powered telephones with very low 1GB RAM that has sooner efficiency than this telephone.

Gaming with MyX8
Gaming with MyX8


It can play video games just like the Asphalt 8, however it is going to lag. Fortunately, the thermal control of this instrument is good.

The UI
The UI


Most most likely, its gradual efficiency is because of its unoptimized tool. It simplest has round 850MB left on its 2GB RAM. The UI has no app drawer anymore and it has few bloats.

You can change the theme if you want, face unlock is hidden in the settings
You can alternate the theme if you need, face unencumber is hidden within the settings


For safety, you’ll use the standard telephone lock or face unencumber. The face unencumber isn’t as delicate as opposed to upper-finish telephones although.

Telephony revel in is sweet. It has good GSM sign reception, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, and 4G LTE. It has two SIM slots. It additionally has OTG beef up. As anticipated, it has no gyroscope.


Pros – Compact frame with 18:9 display screen, lengthy battery lifestyles, 4G LTE connectivity
Cons – 2 issues of contact simplest, tinny audio, gradual charging time, tool isn’t optimized, gradual efficiency for the specifications

Verdict

The MyTelephone MyX8 is a promising smartphone. It has the specifications that may compete with the most productive underneath PHP 5K. It even has a large 4,000mAh battery.

However, my revel in with it’s not as easy when compared with its competition.

Touch reaction, audio, and cameras wishes development. The UI they used is useful resource heavy and a ways from easy.

Hopefully, MyTelephone will seed an replace to minimize the above-discussed issues we had with this instrument.

Build/Design – 4
Display – 3.75
Audio – 2.5
Battery – 4.25
Camera – 3
Performance – 2.75
Average – 3.33/5