Monday, June 18, 2018

Firefly Mobile Aurii XR is a Pretty Handset with a Budget Price Tag

Firefly Mobile is one of those sleeper brands that likes to release something interesting every now and then. Their latest smartphone, the Firefly Mobile Aurii XR isn’t going to blow anyone away in terms of performance, but if the press renders are to be believed, it’s a stunner even if just for its price range. And the Aurii XR is pretty inexpensive. It’s priced at just Php2,999 while sporting an aerospace-grade aluminum frame and a metal build to give it a hefty yet premium feel.

So what are you getting for your Php3k? The Aurii XR packs a 5 inch IPS display and is powered by a modest quad core processor. You only get 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage, though you can bump it up via microSD, which supports up to 128GB cards. You won’t find 4G/LTE here as you only get up to HSPA+ mobile connectivity. There’s also only a 2,200mAh battery powering the device, which may be disappointing to some.

There are a few details missing from the official announcement though. I find a lack of assurance that Firefly Mobile has released so many details in their Facebook post but neglected to specify the screen resolution or exact model of the SoC (processor, GPU) that’s driving the device. Still, the Firefly Aurii XR is a bang-for-buck looker, for sure.

Firefly Mobile Aurii XR Specs

  • 5″ IPS display (resolution unspecified as of writing)
  • Quad core processor (unspecified as of writing)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage, expandable via microSD (up to 128GB)
  • 8mp rear-facing camera with dual LED two-tone flash
  • 2mp front camera
  • 3G/HSPA+, dual SIM
  • WiFi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • Smart audio power amplifier
  • 2,200mAh battery
  • Price: Php2,999

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Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.