O+ 8.92 Price, Specs, Release Date, My Birthday Giveaway c/o Reindeer Cupid : 5-inch MT6582 Powered Android Phablet

When Cupid - one of Santa's trusty and most beloved reindeers - learned that today (December 23) is my birthday, he told me that he wants to make the event even more special by raising the level of the device he'll be raffling off via his own #OPlusTPWishUponAReindeer Yuletide giveaway!

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"I think your readers will appreciate getting a chance to own a brand-new O+ 8.92 with complete accessories," he shared. "O+ 8.92 is the American company's affordable 5-inch phablet running Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with the all-new, powerhouse MediaTek MT6582 processor! It's also the very first device from O+ to run on that new generation chipset. Since it's your birthday today, Mark, that's what I'll give away! I'm sure a lot of young TP Friends would love to own this handset." Well, thanks, Cupid!

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For those who are not yet familiar with it, MT6582 is a rather fresh system-on-chip released by Taiwanese chipset maker MediaTek just last quarter. This is the sterling follow-up to the popular MT6589 SoC - powering both the best-selling O+ 8.15 and O+ 8.16 - and as such it is expected to deliver a far smoother gaming and overall mobile touch experience. MT6582 meets these lofty expectations by coming replete with a Quad Core 1.3 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU and a 500 MHz Mali 400 MP2 GPU - which is known to be more powerful than the 286 MHz PowerVR SGX544 GPU of MT6589.

This SoC paired with O+ 8.92's 1GB of RAM and 4GB of ROM allows the handset to get an Antutu benchmark score in the area of 17,000 to 17,500. In fact, when I ran the test on the prototype device a few weeks back, O+ 8.92 gave me a score of 17,328, which merely reflected the noticeably smooth Temple Run 2, Zombie Tsunami, Raging Thunder, Subway Surfers, Plants vs Zombies 2, and Need for Speed Most Wanted game play that I got from the demo phone.

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But its chipset is really just one of the many things that are special about O+ 8.92. It also comes with a 5-inch qHD TFT display panel, a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and BSI sensor at the back, 2 MegaPixel front cam, the patented Air Shuffle Technology by O+, HD video recorder, WiFi, Bluetooth, USB-On-The-Go, and 3G HSPA+ connectivity support, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability, and 1,900 mAh battery pack delivering around 8 to 9 hours of uptime with mixed usage including making calls, sending text messaging, browsing the web, updating social networking sites, playing games, recording videos, listening to music, and taking photos.

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And apart from having those powerful innards and cool multimedia features, what's hot about O+ 8.92 is its very attractive design language highlighted by the edge-to-edge glass face, the metallic rim running down the sides of the device, and the rounded back case with honeycomb-like pattern underneath the high-gloss finish.

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But here's the best part: You get all that on a handset that sells for only Php 7,995! I know! Totally budget-friendly right?! And you even get a free 8GB microSD card! O+ 8.92 is now available at all O+ Concept Stores and Kiosks in major malls nationwide. And if you're thinking about buying one, you may request to give a unit a test run first as all O+ outlets have actual, working devices that consumers can play with. No to dummies! As much as possible, O+ tries to avoid displaying dummies of their handsets and tablets in their stores.

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a Rafflecopter giveaway

Just like Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, and Comet, Cupid has likewise decided to do his giveaway via Rafflecopter -- so make sure you use the widget above when sending your entries! Cupid's raffle contest will run from today - my birthday - until December 28, 2013 11:59 PM. I think O+ 8.92 definitely gives great bang for the buck and is absolutely sulit! I love this smartphone and I hope you do too. So what you waiting for? Join Cupid's giveaway now, TP Friends!

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