This is my video review of the MyPhone A818 Duo – an insanely affordable (yet very functional) Android smartphone.
Since most gadgets & devices always look good on paper but sometimes fall short during actual (real life) usage, I decided not to delve on the technical specifications of the phone and concentrated instead on how functional and useable this device is.
So what did you think?
What wasn’t covered during this video review is the “Pinoy Content” SIM which comes along with it. That particular SIM contains all the Pinoy factoids, prayers, trivias, which can be easily accessible via a featured app that comes with the phone itself.
Also, games and apps aren’t reviewed in-depth since a person with common knowledge of what an Android OS is capable of is well aware of what this smartphone can deliver. If you are still wondering if games and apps run smoothly on this device… the quickest answer to that is – fair enough. Not blazingly fast, but not crawling either. Then again, performance varies depending on what app or game is used on it. It works.
No complaints here. For a device that costs Php 3,999.00, you get all the bells and whistles you could ever ask for (except for 3G capability).
I’d like to thank good friend, Richie de Quina of MyPhone for this nifty and cool little gadget – the MyPhone A818 Duo.
I’ve wanted to review this baby for quite sometime now. Why, you ask? Well, for one, this particular MyPhone model already runs on Android. Secondly, apart from it being a dual-sim smartphone, the A818 Duo is insanely affordable. Talk about empowering the masses!
With all the brand choices that one could scour through in the market nowadays, it is quite refreshing and very comforting to find a manufacturer that actually prides itself of being truly “Pinoy”.
Okay, you’re probably asking yourself, “Pinoy? But aren’t these phones made in China?”. Indeed, these phones are made by MyPhone’s partner factory located in China… but everything else about their products are truly Pinoy – the R&D (Research and Development), content, and even the design of each of their models are based on inputs by MyPhone’s Filipino team. And because of that, MyPhone qualifies as a brand (unlike other companies that merely trade).
If there’s one thing I do know about the folks over at MyPhone, it’s that these guys really work their butt off finding ways to improve their products and exceed expectations of what most stereotype people perceive “Pinoy quality” should be.