Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Myphone QW28 Duo Review - Features and Price

The Myphone QW28 Duo is another qwerty model from the Myphone products. It is currently one of the pricey units from Myphone. What makes it more expensive compared to their relatively budget array of mobile phones is that it's equipped with good attractions. Sold at the current price of about 6000 pesos (more or less $136), still pretty affordable, here is a summary of its features

  • Qwerty Keypad
  • Dual Sim card
  • 2.4-inch display
  • 115 X 64.5 X 12.2 mm dimension and about 103 grams
  • 3.2 mega pixel rear camera
  • WIFI connectivity! Bluethooth, USB
  • about 7 hrs battery life (talk time)
  • MP3, MP4, FM Player
  • micro SD
  • on screen shortcuts to Facebook, Twitter etc.
I like how its qwerty keypad fits elegantly on the board. You will also find enough space for your fingers when typing in its keypad. Same with Duo Myphone units, the dual sim card capability works best if you need to use more than one contact number at the same time without the hassle of having another mobile phone. The unit also comes with built buttons in the keypad to access each sim card.

Myphone QW28 Duo

On the other hand, im not quite convinced with the quality of images its 3.2 mega pixel camera delivers as compared to other brands with more or less the same resolution. A flash could have made the picture quality sounder.

So here is the main attraction- WIFI! Yes this pretty affordable mobile phone is equipped with WIFI connectivity. You will not need to worry on somewhat overpriced GPRS and 3G anymore as free WIFI connection is everywhere these days – perfect for on the go Tweeting and updating your Facebook status. Also for those who are into instant messaging you’ll find it useful. It has pre-installed Yahoo Messenger, Google Talk, Skype and other instant applications. 

The cellphone also boasts its 7-hour battery life (talk time). Standby time, on the other hand, lasts for about 250 hrs! The 7 hours of talk time is pretty long for most users, so you might find the long battery life useful for internet browsing or using some of its built in apps. 

The My phone qw28 is a multi media player too. It can play the standard multi media files – MP4, MP3 etc. I’m just a bit disappointed with its lack of good loud speakers. Nevertheless, you can plug in 3.5mm-jack earphones. Also, with its expandable micrSD slot, storing media files is not a problem. 

Overall, this cellphone is a good trade for your money – relatively low price mobile phone with some attractive features.

61 comments:

  1. I disagree with the description regarding the speaker..my QW28 Duo built in speaker, including
    whenever you're listening via earphone is very very very loud! It's lowest tone is I believe the loudest tone compared to other brands. You can't use it while you sleep. The "Pinoy" application don't have a way to reduce the volume, so you can't solemnly listen to them at night..
    Does anyone have a way to at least make the sound volume more conventional?

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  2. Hi Eric. Lack of good speakers means i am not satisfied with its built in loud speakers - and that is based from my personal judgment =)

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  3. Hi taztech. If that's the case then I guess we have the same understanding..
    I just want to know, how come its main attraction (aka WIFI), is not FREE? I think it just's recognizes WIFI signals, but you can't use it for FREE internet browsing. WLAN connection in my QW28 Duo does not work, and whenever I have WIFI signal and I tried to access the Net, it will deduct 5php whenever it connects.. Do I just have a wrong setting on my phone? The problem in this phone is there are no many conspicuous settings, and is not user friendly. I am currently not satisfied with it. I bought it solely because of its WIFI feature but it is still useless. Please help if you can.
    As I was saying, i've tried all options to set the network connections to LAN, but it is still trying to grab load on my Globe sim all the time I surf the net, with or without WIFI.

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  4. I think this WIFI function is just a bluff..it's really not WIFI powered. It has a lot of defects, same like typical china phones. You can consider myphone as same quality as Cherry mobiles.

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    1. Don't you know how to use it?
      Or you're just stupid.
      Meron pong WiFi 'tong phonee, bopols.

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    2. please help! how can i repair myphone QW28 DUO/ it open then off??? it started when i used it while in the mall i used it when i saw wifi connection and then started to malfunction?????
      send me your answer here @t my forum Http://income4everyone.tk

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  5. hi eric. is that true about the wifi? so this phone won't be able to connect to my wifi at home? because i'm considering getting this phone precisely because of that. and i have another concern. does the yahoo messenger here work like the yahoo messenger in blackberry where you can receive message bursts as long as you're connected to wifi? i need to be online in ym most of the time because i have an online store. how about the facebook app, does it update automatically like a feed?

    if this phone doesn't work like that, please save me 5k. thanks!

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  6. hi Lala..
    I am still waiting for taztech's reply. Maybe I just overlooked how to properly set-up this phone because i'm not a geek in electronics. But if ever im wrong then we can say that this phone is not user-friendly when it comes to setting up connections. I've tried different N-series phones, ericsson wifi-ready phones and they are as simple as just choose WLAN over mobile networking. but my myphone doesn't have any such option.
    Wait until next week for my final confirmation. I just bought this phone last last week and I still don't have the chance to go back to the seller to try other units. Maybe my unit is just defective..I was hoping taztech have the answer though.
    Last night I was about to retract to the credibility of this post since I thought I found out how WIFI in this phone would work. It has some sort of a browser called "OPera Mini". If ever you will still buy this kind of phone, its better to use this browser other than directly accessing the preset icons for FB,FS, Twitter, etc because the interface is wider. I haven't had the chance to enter YM, I don't know what is the problem. In other phones, its very easy. Even the Skype I can't access. There's really no better phone manual coz these phones are basically china phones.

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  7. Lala, about the Opera Mini, it consumes load as well but it is much better with regards to interface compared to preset icons on the menu. My myphones browsing is 1/2 as fast as my ericsson Elm. I tried to compare them in SM supermalls. By the way for ericsson, WIFI IS FREE.
    personal opinion, ericsson phone is the most durable brand of phone plus they have very much competitive functions. Headsets are very stylish. But of course, it cost more.

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  8. can you please clarify the WIFI function. Is this WIFI can pick up wireless connection from home internet or other places with WIFI. In this case this should be free. Appreciate if you can confirm tASAP his WIFI issue. thanks Babes

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    1. naiintindihan moh b ibig savhin ng wifi? bka d moh lng alam gmitin yn phone

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  9. i am currently using its WIFI feature for free! i consulted to the seller and theyve asked me to ask for internet settings from the network provider such as globe. as easy as that..maybe my sim or the unit itself was not set properly for wifi connection! im starting to appreciate it now..the only problem 4 me is how to lessen this very loud speakers. iv been trying to find compatible earphones that would not damage its sound quality. anyway, enjoy!

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  10. hi eric. lala again, here. thanks for the response. so what's the verdict? can it actually use wifi, like for free, without getting credits off your load? i'm wary about asking the network provider for settings to be able to connect to wifi. because that could mean connecting to some sites are free but not to all? like my smart can connect to some sites using 3g and gprs without pay, but once you go outside those sites, credit is taken off your load.

    i have an experia and it connects to wifi fine and i can go to all sites for free. do i get to enjoy that in myphone?

    also, what's the verdict in the ym?

    thank you so much. sorry for being makulit about this, i just don't want to spend a lot of money for a product that won't work as advertised. thanks!

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  11. Hi Lala..
    Everything is for free now! Verdict? It's has lots to offer even at its very low price. So far there are no sites which charges me with load during wifi connection. It's just that I am still wasn't able to download mp3 via wifi (maybe because our home wifi has very weak signal).

    I've tried the YM, it's normal. I've also accessed via Skype but since it has no dual camera, It's not able to Video call (I am not sure if it's possible with other phones though :D)

    If ever you have some problems, you can ask me anytime.

    My remaining comments to QW28 Duo:
    1. Very Loud Speakers which can't be regulated.
    2. On the audio and video players, no fast forward. Only "back" and "next" option.
    3. Headset is not good. No volume adjust but on the keypad itself.
    4. Camera and Video quality is poor.

    that's all! EnjoY!

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  12. hi eric.. i just bought my myphone qw28, i tried wifi, it connects to the network, but when i click facebook , it says connection failed. but wifi is connected. what can i do...
    when i use operamini, it says error, failed to connect to the network. need help (:

    dino

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  13. waste of money! im selling my QW28 na.. somebody said, myphone hardware is very good but not the software. myhone should replace with Android OS.

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  14. Dino, can you connect to other sites via the preset icons? Or its just facebook? My myphone also have some problems like that but facebook has no problem.

    If ever you can not also connect to other sites, it could only mean:
    1. you don't have load and your phone setting is still not fixed to wifi mode.
    2. You are not really connected via wifi (as for me, some SM supermalls don't directly connect to their wifi or has some connection problem)
    3. Your phone is defective (hopefully not)

    tell me more whatever you could find to solve your problem..

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  15. Guys, WiFi is absolutely FREE, no need to mind about your GPRS consumption. Here's how I found out:

    1) Go to myservices (beside mysettings, the very last icon at the right bottom of the main menu).

    2) Go to internet service.

    3) Go to settings.

    4) Go to profiles, choose "WLAN".

    Make sure that your wifi connection works before doing the above steps. I was able to login to gtalk, ym, msn, etc. As for Opera Mini, it still failed to connect (yeah I know it sucks). The browser that I use for surfing is the built-in one (internet service found in myservices), and it works perfectly fine. I'm using Globe sim and I have zero load when I did the above steps.

    I bought my unit a few hours ago, felt somewhat ripped off when I was having a hard time setting up WLAN settings until it finally worked which gave me a big relief. Hope I was able to help anyone here.

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  16. does this phone support 3g? i need 3g if im out of the country.. can we verify this? the package does not state any "3g".

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  17. Hi Eric,

    I am a proud owner of the phone too. If you want to lessen the volume with Pinoy/Java/myfaith, go to Java settings and configure the java audio. now once everything is in correct set up, you can also manipulate the track ball for loudness and lessen the volume but that only applies to Pinoy/Java/MyFaith which are Java operated unlike the built in mp3 player that utilizes the - and + buttons. I hope the helps.

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  18. hey guys, everything works now, i can connect to wifi, i can surf all the sites using opera mini and use the built-in apps w/o problems, facebook is fast and the built-in ebuddy allows me to facebook chat and YM.
    without wifi, i can also surf the net using my sim card GPRS/EDGE.
    you just have to do some changes in the settings.

    this is the instructions i followed, if you follow it carefully, im sure you can do it too.

    http://myphone.com.ph/faq.php?cID=1&osCsid=h6egam3p1blv7a8k7fer0cras6

    dino

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    1. ano po ba dapat ang setting?

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  19. tnx Dredd

    ur the man!!

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  20. hi there, i recently purchased this phone. i was wondering if i could remove or disable the picture slideshow that comes up every time i receive a message.

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  21. dino pls tel d instructions in setting pls.pls.pls
    to make connected with out wife pls...tnx

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  22. the manual says its support the videos AVI, i downloaded a series of 375MB and stored it in my mc. when i turn to play it, wont work.. help anyone.
    thanks

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  23. uggh!! waste of money.. my phone's trackball is'nt working after just 4 months after i bought it. im planning to sell it to buy a new phone(definetely not the same onehehehe)

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  24. This is not a good phone at all. I just bought my own unit last week and I'm really disappointed. Here's why:
    1) Not an MP4 player at all! just 3GP as usual.
    2) Standby time is not 250hrs but a mere 160hrs; Talktime not 7hrs but 6hrs.
    3) It doesn't even have a Memo/Notes function.
    4) Cant use the headset because its freakin loud! you'll have blood on your ears.
    5) Cam is no way 3.2 MP! I very much doubt it! my old sony ericsson 2MP fone is way better than this one.

    Overall assesment:
    Buy Samsung Punch instead!

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  25. can anyone give me some solution....plss...i cant use my phone..i cant txt and i cant call...i think its because of the settings...but i dont know how to reset it...
    pls help...tnx

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  26. hey this phone is really good and worth it as long as you know how to set its settings properly.. it can install java applications adn really fun games.. its ebook is also very good wit .txt file and .jar applications.. however i still dont know how to make the wifi funvtion work. help pls

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  27. the phone suite it comes with is not compatible with the model itself, QW28. what kind of distributor does that.

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  28. hey mharmary, just use WLAN profile on each setting for your apps that tries to access the internet. also, i found a phone suite that can sync with this phone. it's mobTime cellphone manager. to sync, you have to use bluetooth, since the usb drivers aren't compatible with china phones and windows 7.

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  29. hi guys.. hmmmm
    can anyone give me some solution....plss...i cant use my phone..i cant txt or even write a message i think its because of the settings...but i dont know how to reset it..
    plssss help me naman oh :(

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  30. anybody help me how to have great solution with my qw29? it says the it had 3.2 megapixels...please teach me how to set the camera to have a good quality....

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  31. Hello. this phone ba ay hindi makakaopen nag more than one application??? kc yong N95 ko i can open more than 1 app at the same time... halimbawa... im chatting for facebook while im surfing in the Opera mini... in my QW28 terminate muna bago mka open nag new app... how can i open 2 app in my QW28 at the same time??? help me guys...

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  32. ahh only one application lang po ung pwedeng gamitin dyan....

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  33. I bought my QW28 Duo last year 2010 and found it to be one of the best. I found it to have more feathers then some other phone. I have made full use of the Java Platform it has for Java applications, the WIFI, and was able to use it as a GPRS modem for my laptop for internet surfing. I guest we just spend sometime to work out the full capabilities of the this phone.
    I honestly think it was a good buy for me..

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  34. I'd still go with the hackable, lousy symbian, hehe. Though inferior, one will get a feeling of in a full control of what one wants :D

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  35. Guys, if we do not support Philippine products and corporations, they will never have the capital it takes to fully mature. Our local industries are suffering because it is hard compete with the influx of imports.

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  36. tanung ko lng po kc un myphone q QW28...naglagay kc aq ng pic n mataas un resolution ng pic so nung pinaty q xa at inopen ko ulit namamatay nxa..buburahin qna san un pic kso ayaw ndn xa marecognize ng pc...pnu po baun?please help...i need it now...thnk you..

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  37. hi po! tanong ko lang po ano ba cra ng phone ko kac nawala ung color pagnagpunta sa menu pero pag sa wall paper nya meron namang color po..

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  38. dont compare myphone products on other high pricing phone,. because more price means more quality,. i like qw28, it supports mp4 format on me, volume control is good, wifi is working if you know hot to use your phone, the onli thing that i don't like in this phone is the fu**n picture that appears when you recieve messages,.

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  39. please help i can't connect my phone to the internet..can use my opera mini, facebook etc...

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  40. please help me i can't connect my phone to internet.. i bought this coz am a facebook user and i love to play on line games ....i bought this last march 2011

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  41. 3.2mp is the resolution not the quality...
    it's like sony ericsson's K800 and C905...
    K800 has 3.2mp while C905 has 8.1mp...
    However, when it comes to quality, K800 is better...

    Resolution doesn't speak the Quality..

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  42. HI GUYS! two questions. how to lock keypad/trackball and can i edit the shortcuts displayed on my wallpaper? i don't use fb, audio player, wifi

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    1. punta lang kau sa settings :)

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  43. can i change casing this kind of phone?

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  44. help me naman how to use my opera mini?

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  45. Hello!!!hope you don't mind me asking some questions?^^

    have you heard of kakao talk? can we download it using this unit?

    thank you so much..your response would be much appreciated..

    ^^

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  46. is this phone a triband or something..i need to use it out of the country

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  47. how do i turn off the WLAN?

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  48. Part 1:

    sorry because I'm just typing here using my myphone QW29 DUO via WIFI.

    Speakers: it is true that MyPhone products have such boasting loudness on its speakers but regarding to toning, you can manually adjust it especially when using M.Player. you can access the volume found on the qwerty keypad "I and O" above those said letters comes with symbols negative and positive. thats where you can gain control on the volume.

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  49. Wifi is absolutely free!
    To set the WIFI, click the globe looking Icon on the main screen icons. then select internet services and go to mode then select WIFI.
    for multiple browsing without having to terminate another app. I recommend updating Opera to Opera7. it has multi tabbing features and you can view what you have downloaded. its does looked like Google Chrome in some ways but when your downloading something there's always a chance that the browsing rate goes to 30-58% link speed. That's the downside

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  50. Minamaliit nyo yung mga Pinoy phone. Hindi nyo alam, darating din ang panahon na matatalbugan din nila yung mga mamahaling phone tapos hindi na kailangang sa ibang bansa pa i-mass produce yung mga produkto nila. Nakikita nyo na kung ano ang mali sa mga phone na "dinisenyo" sa atin. Bakit hindi na lang natin sila tulungan? Mag-imbento na lang kayo tayo ng phone.

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    1. tama.........tanga lng kxe cla mas gusto p nla un mga gawang dayuhan

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  51. how view youtube using myphone qw28 duo.?

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  52. I really like myphone QW29 DUO.The internet connection is just fine and fast if you use opera mini version7.1 The wifi has no problem and all the functions and icons are working properly.Im using globe sim not wifi.

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  53. My myphone qw29 duo has been log when i goto operamini, my problem was solve when i install the memory booster.Now it fast to access the browser! :)

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  55. paano po i-lock ang phone na ito? binigay lang po kasi sa akin. hnd ako makahanap ng manual.

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