Review of Myphone Q21 Duo is based on my opinion, standard and experiences. Other people might have different preference and opinion
Why buy the MyPhone Q21 Duo?
You maybe wondering why I bought this phone instead of some known brands. I choose my gadgets based on my needs and considering what I can afford or how much I am willing to spend. I believe that not all latest and known brands really can answer what I really need. I also take risks on some new brands, like my Neo Laptop, which is now over 2 1/2 years, alive and kicking .
Myphone Q21 Duo package
Package contains the following:
- Q21 Duo Unit
- PC Sync Software Mini CD
- Warranty Card
myphone Menus and screens
I have posted a video displaying Myphone Q21s Menus and screens. Please check if out
Where to buy the Myphone Q21 duo
I bought mine at Compex, SM San Lazaro Branch. I assume that most of the Compex Branches carries the said phone.
You can try to look at the ff. shops, I saw the Myphone Q21 or at least a Myphone brand on their display (All at SM):
- ADI telecom
- DGD Trading
- Other shops
Got mine for PHP4750.00. It was on sale then. Less 200 if I remember it right.
It doesn’t have wi-fi. You can connect to the internet using GPRS. MMS and GPRS settings for Globe,Smart and Sun Cellular are already configured in the phone. Just double check if they are correct . Settings can be found at Myphone Q21 page at the myphone site.
I used to add the firmware information, but I think this is not needed anymore
Myphone Q21 PC Suite
It comes with a mini CD containing the PC suite. Though, in my opinion this is not necessary since you don’t need one when you need to transfer files from PC to phone. Please see my post on connecting your phone to a PC using the PC Suite.
It has the basic key lock function. Nothing more.
Texting and Messaging on Myphone
Typing long text is just the same as typing short ones and of course, texting in a a qwerty keyboard is much much easier than multi tap. Others are concerned about the period key not directly available in the keypad. Its a matter of getting used to it actually. I use the [sym] key in inserting period. Period is the first entry in the list so its just easier to use that ( for me) than pressing [alt][M].
Myphone can hold maximum of 1000 messages combined. Meaning, if the total messages for both SIMs reached 1000, you are notified a no space for new message warning.
Drafts or unsent messages are saved in the the outbox. For drafts, all you can see when browsing messages is the word ‘No Number’. So I guess its hard to identify which is which.
Unlike the usual phones, there is no way for you to track your sent items since sent messages are not saved in the outbox or no sent messages folder.
Battery and Charging
The phone will last approximately 2 days (heavy texting, maximum 1hr call. charging time is approximately 2-3hrs?
The phone comes with a USB cable and this can also be used to charge myphone q21 via your computer’s USB. The travel charger serves like a AC/USB Adaptor, where in the USB cable can be detached when you want to connect/charge the phone using your computer.
Camera and Video Recorder
Yes, it can record videos. The video format saved is .AVI. It can play videos of several formats, but I haven’t tried playing them all. I only tried playing the AVI file. Though, it is reported (from one of my readers ), that the phone is not capable of playing MP4 files. I still need to confirm this.
Don’t expect high quality pictures from this phone
It is expandable up to 2GB
You can only change the wallpaper. You cannot change the phone theme, font and color.
Available colors – Originally, black only, but other users reported other colors such as Yellow Ninoy Version, White, Red and Pink. Though I haven’t seen these new colors yet lol.
Sounds and Radio
The phone produces a very loud sound that is smooth, not ‘basag’ hehe, when the built in speaker is used . I can give this phone a 9.0 grade with 10 is the highest in this category. But don’t expect much with the included headset. The headset produces low quality sound.
It is also equipped with an FM radio. As usual, use the headset for it to work.
How to adjust volume of Audio Player?: Just press the ‘+’ (plus) key to make it louder, the ‘-’ (minus) key otherwise.
The only format that it’s capable of reading is the text format (.txt files)
Myphone q21 is a cool phone for everyday use. Just don’t expect much from it other than calling and texting. This is a cheap phone that is created for that purpose.
Check my post on how to setup GPRS / MMS on Myphone
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