Much too little, plus eSIM. MyPhone Now eSIM review

MyPhone Now eSIM technical data

  • 6-inch IPS TFT LCD screen with HD + resolution (1560 x 720 pixels) in 19: 9 format,
  • układ Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22: 8 x ARM Cortex A53 (4 x 2 GHz, 4 x 1,5 GHz); IMG PowerVR GE8320,
  • 4 GB RAM,
  • 64 GB of built-in memory,
  • Android 10,
  • Bluetooth 5.0,
  • LTE,
  • e.g,
  • dual SIM,
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n (2,4 & 5 GHz),
  • USB type C connector,
  • port audio jack 3,5 mm.
  • NFC,
  • main camera:
    • 13 Mpix,
    • 2 megapixels for macro shots
    • 2 Mpix.
  • front camera: 8 Mpix,
  • 4000 mAh battery,
  • dimensions: 154.5 x 73.2 x 8.9 mm,
  • weight: 162 grams.

Price in official Polish distribution: PLN 699.

Appearance, performance

MyPhone Now is an example of a nice, standard design. On the back you can see islet with a camera that brings to mind the Huawei Mate 10, and the glossy housing shimmering in various shades of navy blue can catch the eye, so you can see that the manufacturer has applied to this element. It is a pity that the photo module protrudes above the rest of the housing.

The whole thing was made of plastic. In this segment I did not expect anything else, and the materials used are of good quality, but the model suffers from the typical problem of phones with a shiny housing. The backs get covered with fingerprints very quickly. Individual buttons provide a nice jump, the build quality is a plus.

As for the port placement, both the USB Type-C and the 3.5mm audio jack appeared on the bottom edge, right next to the speaker.

Display

The tested model was equipped with a 6-inch screen surrounded by really large frames, which means that in practice it is not as small as it might seem. In my opinion, such a work space allows you to comfortably browse the web, play, read, watch movies. In addition, we have HD + resolution here, which translates into a pixel density of 286 points per inch. If you are used to Full HD or Ultra HD displays, you will notice a slight blur here, but it does not interfere with everyday use.

The panel is a classic IPS, which translates into good viewing angles, although with a greater deviation you can see a significant loss of contrast and decent color reproduction. Additionally, we can edit their saturation here. The black quality and brightness levels remain without any revelations: the minimum could be lower, while the maximum is not always perfect in the sun. It is worth adding here that the display is protected by a protective film that takes on small scratches, but at the same time it is fingering very much and does not allow the finger to slide smoothly when using the phone. On the plus side, I rate the screen sensitivity and the mounted sensor for adjusting the automatic screen brightness.

Performance, operation

MyPhone Now eSIM uses the Mediatek Helio P22 chip. It consists of: 8 ARM Cortex A53 cores (4 x 2 GHz, 4 x 1.5 GHz), PowerVR GE8320 graphics; which is supplemented by 4 GB RAM and 64 GB of built-in memory. No revelation, but such a combination has already got us used to reasonable speed on a low shelf.

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In games, the phone is decent. The GPU used is not efficient, but the smartphone has a screen with HD + resolution, so you can comfortably play less demanding titles here. Advanced productions will simply cage here .. Moreover, the equipment does not tend to overheat.

Benchmarks:

  • Geekbench
    • Single-Core: 139
    • Multi-Core: 840
  • 3D Mark
    • Sling Shot Extreme (OpenGL ES 3.1): 403

It is stable in everyday use, but you should be prepared for the fact that MyPhone Now needs a moment to react to the commands given by the user. Despite this, the phone has always worked stably, although in this price class we can now find models that are simply faster due to the use of more efficient components. Multitasking, despite the use of 4 GB RAM, is very limited and we can have 2 or 3 applications left in the background.

We have about 50 for data with 64 GB of built-in memory. The built-in memory can be extended with the use of microSD cards, but then we have to give up the second nanoSIM card.

AndroBench Onboard Memory Test:
– sequential data reading – 288.65 MB / s,
– sequential data recording – 175.45 MB / s,
– random data reading – 59.57 MB / s,
– random data write – 21.04 MB / s.

Software

We are certainly happy that MyPhone works under Android 10 without major modifications from the manufacturer. Android 10 is on board

Features available:

  • Navigation bar – you can choose the layout with buttons or gesture control; you can edit the background color of the strip,
  • Battery manager – allows you to detect applications consuming too much power,
  • Fingerprint function – with the use of the fingerprint scanner you can take photos, screenshot or return to the start screen,
  • Smart assistance – a traditional gesture system that allows, for example, to take a screenshot with three fingers or answer an incoming call by holding the phone to the ear,
  • DuraSpeed ​​- limiting the running of the application in the background.

Telecommunications facilities

The key element of MyPhone Now equipment is the eSIM and it is the cheapest model offering this solution, for which the manufacturer deserves praise. This allows you to easily add a virtual operator card, regardless of where we are, as long as the operator supports this option, and in place of eSIM we can have a duplicate of our physical SIM card or a new card. This means we can have one number on two phones. Currently, this technology is only popularized, but now we can take advantage of its benefits.

Also read: What is eSIM and how does it work?

In addition, MyPhone Now are well-functioning connectivity modules, including dual-band WiFi, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.0 and GPS. The call quality itself was good, although the microphone tends to pick up a lot of noise from our surroundings.

Biometric security

MyPhone Now offers two biometric systems: face recognition based on the front camera and a fingerprint scanner. The first solution works fine, but it is very sensitive to any lack of light – in such a situation it simply refuses to act. The reader, on the other hand, is not the fastest and the phone takes a moment to illuminate the screen after unlocking (on average two seconds), but the accuracy itself leaves nothing to be desired.

Sound quality

A single loudspeaker does not bode well, especially since we are talking about a cheap smartphone. In practice, the phone plays poorly and is only suitable for listening to something from YouTube, but it’s not something you can enjoy watching a movie on. As a consolation, there is a 3.5 mm audio jack and the quality on the headphones is already good.

apparatus

MyPhone Now eSIM offers standard photographic equipment. On the back we find a triple camera of 13, 2 and 2 Mpix, while the front camera is 8 Mpix. The camera application is very transparent, we even have the option of turning on 52 Mpix mode, HDR, manual mode, creating GIFs, slow motion movies, so the software itself is great.

However, when it comes to the quality of photos, the main module offers nothing extraordinary. Yes, the phone quickly captures subsequent shots, the HDR mode works as it should, but the sharpness of the photos or the color reproduction on them clearly shows that we are dealing with a budget device. The situation is not improved by two additional ones mesh after 2 Mpix, but it was difficult to expect anything special from them. At night, even the night mode does not help and the photos come out poorly then. The front camera, on the other hand, is very good, and the movies recorded in the maximum Full HD resolution at 30 frames per second are good during the day – at night the phone simply has problems with focusing and stabilization.

Drums

4000 mAh translates into satisfactory working times and the phone easily withstands up to two days of work on a single charge, ending it with the result on the screen on about 6.5 – 7 hours. You can reach a maximum of 9 hours when using WiFi only. Unfortunately, charging from 0 to 100% takes about 170 minutes – fast charging would definitely come in handy here.

Summary

MyPhone Now eSIM is a suitable proposition for people who are looking for a smartphone with eSIM or a relatively compact (compared to rivals) and nice-looking model. Overall performance, working time, screen and quality of workmanship are good, but poor multimedia and limited work speed mean that there are better devices in this price class, although of course it is worth considering the reviewed equipment.

Alternatives to MyPhone Now eSIM:

  • Motorola Moto G8 Power – proposition at the same price with Full HD screen, Snapdragon 665 and 5000 mAh battery,
  • Realme 7i – a budget proposition from Realme, which focuses on an attractive appearance,
  • Xiaomi Redmi 9 – a model for PLN 549 with a Full HD + screen with a diagonal of 6.53 inches.

Advantages:

  • effective look,
  • Android without unnecessary extras,
  • eSIM availability,
  • NFC module available,
  • stable operation.

Disadvantages:

  • slow charging,
  • average gaming performance,
  • high price compared to rivals,
  • poor audio quality,
  • fingerboard housing.

Source: AntyWeb by antyweb.pl.

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