MyPhone Rio 2 Lite is the not so baby brother of the new MyPhone Rio 2. It packs a similar quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of expandable ROM to the bigger Rio  2. The main differences of those phones are in the battery capacity, camera and screen size.

Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Meet Rio 2 Lite


During the event yesterday, we were fortunate enough to play with the new Rio 2 Lite for a bit to share with your our quick hands on experience with it.

Build Quality

Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Matte back of the Rio 2 Lite
Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
The microUSB port and microphone below
Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
The rear camera and 3.5 mm jack on the top
Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Volume rocker and power button on the right side
Most of us loved what we saw with the Rio 2 and the Rio 2 Lite. The build quality is identical and they're made out of good and lightweight materials. I also liked the form factor of this phone as it is very easy to hold and the it wont easily fall from your hands due to the matte design of the back cover that can help you have a better grip. Overall and as usual, MyPhone devices really have good durable aesthetics.

Display

Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Side viewing angle of the Rio 2 Lite
When it comes to the display, the MyPhone Rio 2 Lite uses a 4.7 inches WVGA IPS display that's good enough for most. The details were quite fine, respectable and has good colors. However, it lags by a mile compared to the awesome display of the MyPhone Rio 2.

Camera

Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Rear camera
Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
Selfie camera





The rear camera of this phone packs an 8 MP Samsung rear camera. Due to the limited time I had with it I didn't notice that the shot I took was blurry. Fortunately, in the real world situation. The rear camera of this phone performs way  better than the photo shown above. (I'll be updating this article soon) Then the front camera was wide angled and performed nicely too considering that the lighting at the Green Sun hotel yesterday was quite dim.

Antutu Benchmark


Rio 2 Lite Quick Hands On Impressions, Sample Shots And Antutu Benchmark!
20,657 baby!
It scored a thousand more higher than the pricier Rio 2, that's due to the lower resolution of its display. This might be very good for those who wanted a faster gaming experience.

MyPhone Rio 2 Lite Specs

  • Display: 4.7 Inches WVGA IPS 
  • Processor:  1.3 GHz quad core
  • GPU: TBC
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • ROM: 8 GB expandable
  • Rear Camera: 8 MP Samsung Sensor
  • Front Camera: 2 MP
  • Battery: 2,120 mAh
  • OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Connectivity: WiFi / Bluetooth / 3G / HSPA+
  • Others: Dual SIM
  • Price: PHP 4,599

As of the moment...

The 2nd generation of the Rio Lite is definitely better than the old one and should be capable enough to handle your daily smartphone need. I believe that this is also one of the very few local branded phones to have Android 5.0 Lollipop on board. So if you have limited budget and you want a slightly speedier MyPhone Rio with smaller hands and experience the sweetness of Android 5.0 Lollipop then go for this. However, if you wanted a display that's on a different level, better rear and front camera and bigger a battery capacity, then go for the bit pricier MyPhone Rio. 
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