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MyPhone Rio Fun - Fun Size, Fun Price

By Katrina Canlas - 5 Aug 2014
Launch SRP: PhP2999

Introduction and Design

Perfect Fit

MyPhone continues to bring budget-friendly Android smartphones on the table and a new member of the Rio Family, the Rio Fun, is fun to have especially considering its wallet-friendly price tag. Launched in June, the MyPhone Rio Fun arrives with a 5-inch display, one of the biggest in terms of screen size in the sub-PhP 3K price bracket.

The Rio Fun is easy to hold and looks good on the hand, which makes it a perfect fit. It is also quite lightweight so carrying it around and using it frequently was not strenuous for us.

Similar to the more expensive Rio, the more affordable Rio Fun also comes with a 5-inch touchscreen. The device's back cover is swappable.

Its 5-inch TFT display has a resolution of 854 x 480, which is lower compared to the original MyPhone Rio (1280 x 720). With its glass-like screen, glare is apparent on the screen especially when the phone is used in a well-lit environment. Although the resolution on its display is lower, it is still acceptable when playing various media on it. We deem that the low-resolution display is one of the factors why the Rio Fun costs very affordable.

Situated above the display is a front-facing VGA camera. Based on the icons shown on the UI, the Rio Fun supports Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and dual-SIM functionality.  

The Rio Fun is equipped with capacitive buttons. Notice also the device's rounded back and sides from this angle.

The MyPhone Rio Fun has a front-facing VGA camera that is located above the display. Three capacitive buttons (Menu, Home, and Back) are found at the bottom of the unit.

Auspiciously, MyPhone placed the power button on the right side away from the volume rocker to avoid confusion.

The volume rocker sits on the left side of the phone.

Both the micro-USB connector and the 3.5mm audio jack are located on the top side of the device.

The power button and the volume rocker are placed on the sides separately. The micro-USB and the 3.5mm audio jack for headphones and external speakers are strategically positioned on top of the handset. 

 The back of the phone is rounded to facilitate handling. Protruding on the back is the camera equipped with flash.

 Removing the back cover brings to light the smartphone's slots for two SIM cards, microSD card, and an 1800mAh battery module.

Opening the rear cover, the Rio Fun exposes its two SIM slots and the microSD slot. The phone has a limited 512MB internal storage, so a microSD card (up to 32GB is supported) will be very useful in this case. MyPhone bundles the Rio Fun with an 1800mAh battery module.