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MyPhone MyPad 2 Review



So I bought myself a Myphone Mypad 2. I bought it at P4,999. I was choosing between Myphone and a Cherry Mobile tablet with almost the same specs and price and I've read some reviews of other products of both brands, I was convinced to buy this one. Sure there are lots of cheap china tablets out with better specs but I had to get one with a warranty in case something happens to it.

Anyways, I was pretty excited cause this is my first tablet and I would l like to share my experience with mypad 2, so I created this blog.




These are the specs of Myphone Mypad 2 from their website. It's amazing how long and detailed the info they have about their products. :)

1 GHz Single-Core Processor
7.0” Capacitive Touchscreen
2.0 MP Back Camera
VGA Front Camera
Android Ice Cream Sandwich
WiFi

Other info I copied from the device:
Screen resolution: 480x800
Android Version: 4.0.4
USB OTG: Yes
Bluetooth: No
3.5 mm jack
microSd card slot up to 32gb
RAM:512 mb
Internal storage: 4gb
GPU: Mali-400 MP
Motion Sensor



Unboxing MyPhone Mypad 2

Inside Myphone Mypad 2's box are a charger, otg cable, headphone and some papers (warranty card, a flyer/brochure of some sort). No cd for the drivers or software for updating the OS or for backup and restore purposes.


I got the gray one. Black was available but the gray one looks better. At first look, Mypad 2 doesn't look cheap. The screen is scratch resistant which is amazing. No need for a screen protector. It looks sturdy and solid. It doesn't feel delicate. The map of the country, just like any other Myphone unit, is present. I am not sure why they put the map with the logo. I mean, as much as I love my country and the its unique shape, I feel it's a bit weird to have that on the back of my tablet.  Anyways, it really doesn't affect me that much. I try not to think about it.


 Aside from the map, at the back of the tablet is the 2.0 megapixel camera and on the lower backside is the speaker.

Front: camera
Top: Power button, micro usb port, micro sd card slot, 3.5 mm audio jack
Right: Volume Button

This is how the homescreen and app drawer look. Well pretty much it looks like that. I already installed some few apps, if you can see on the image. Viber, Facebook and Twitter are pre-installed. An MMDA app that has traffic info., which I think is useful for people who lives in Metro Manila but not for me cause I live and work in the province. There is also the Pinoy app with My Faith and My Country sort of feature. My Faith is actually really good if you are religious and a Catholic. It has some prayer guides: holy rosary, angelus and so on. My Country has Filipino qoutes, pick up lines, bugtong and movie lines. Some of the must-be-on-a-tablet apps are not installed like Youtube, an ebook reader, or a document/spreadsheet creator/reader. Though I could get those on Google Play, it would have been greater to have those already on the tablet...that could save time, effort and bandwidth :)



Here's a video of my Mypad that I managed to take. Quality is not so good. But would upload a better quality soon.



Performance:

For internet browsing, reading ebooks, watching Youtube videos, and  playing a few games, Myphone Mypad 2 does its job good. It is not for HD games and large apps. So long I can play Candy Crush, some arcade games, Temple Run and Subway Surfer, this tablet is okay for me.


The battery life, like any android tablets/phones, depends on the usage. From my experience here's my observation on how long the battery life of my Mypad 2 lasts .

Turning on Wifi at certain times, checking email, Facebook, web browsing only : 6 hours
Watching Youtube videos only: 3 hours
Playing Candy Crush only: 3 hours

There are some battery saver/booster apps available on Google Play that could make the battery life last a little longer. Greenify is one of them which can hibernate apps that runs on the background and prevent them from draining the battery.

Conclusion

Myphone Mypad 2 is a great tablet for a first-time tablet user like me. It's cheap but it doesn't look cheap. It's solid and it looks good. So I am happy!


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Note: This post was redone. I had an accident while updating the whole blog.  Unfortunately I had no back up.. so I guess, a lesson is learned here. =)

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

Could you do a video riview bout it in youtube plzz. hope you can grand my favor .....

Anonymous said...

Hi ! nice review. How's the battery life? I think ill get this for my son so that we wont divide time on my iPad 3. This is now bundled w/ Myphone A818 at Plan 450 by SUN.

alleyflo said...

With moderate use (web surfing, fb, email) battery could last a day. Haven't tried playing games for a long time so I couldn't really tell for now. Actually if you know how to manage your apps or disable some features in the background..then you could make the battery last a little longer. Or you could download some apps from the Play Store https://play.google.com/store/search?q=battery+booster&c=apps
I am using Battery Booster..it auto optimize my battery usage. http://i.imgur.com/uK6UeuB.png

Anonymous said...

Have you try a broadband on this

Vir Yap said...

Totally convinced to buy this.. :)

Anonymous said...

Hi. I got my mypad 2 from sun. In less than two weeks i have had to reset it three times. What do you think could be wrong with it? Thanks.

alleyflo said...

Why did you have to reset it?

Anonymous said...

Hi again. Sorry it took this long for me to reply. The problem is like this...when the pad goes to sleep it sometimes just refuses to wake up again no matter what i do and even when it is fully charged. Now it has happened again for the fifth time and the only option i have to turn it on is to reset it. Do you think it's a factory defect? Thanks so much for taking the time to reply to my question.

Robolt Activator said...

Hi... I also have mypad but when I turn it on it just freezes on the myphone screen

alleyflo said...

how do you reset it?is it rooted?what are the apps you installed? this has not happened to my tablet but i'll share to you what i would do if i am in your place. there could be a lot of reasons for that. maybe there's a bad app you installed. try resetting(factory reset) it again and do not install any app. observe for a few days and if that problem does not come up, maybe an app cause it. try installing an app one at a time and observe it for a few days. if there are no problems, install another app and observe..and so on..until you found the app that causes the problem. anyways, if your tablet is rooted you may try wiping data/cache and battery stats and reboot. if it is not rooted and you haven't done any tweaks on it, best thing to do would be sending it to the store where you bought it and let them check it.

alleyflo said...

@robolt activator
my mypad and my myphonea888 takes a long time to boot up compared to other phones i have here.so i guess it's just a myphone's thing. you just have to wait till it's up. but if booting up takes longer than the usual..you should turn it off, wait for 1 minute and try turning it on again. this thing happens to my tablet and my sister's samsung tab at times and everything gets okay when i restart it. if none of those things work, as I said, it's best to go to myphone's technician.

Anonymous said...

Hi. Thank you for your suggestions. They are very much appreciated. However, the first time this happened I haven't installed any apps yet. The only apps on the pad were the ones that came with it. I reset it by inserting a needle on the tiny reset hole at the back of the unit. Then the pad wakes up again and everything is normal again until the next time it refuses to wake up again. Anyways I think I'll just take it back to sun. Again, thank you very much. I'll keep you posted.

Vir Yap said...

Hi! How does it look like when you press the padlock button?

alleyflo said...

@vir yap
I don't know what you mean by pressing. But if you swipe the button to the right..the screen will be unlocked and you will see your homescreen.

Anonymous said...

how did you root ur mypad 2?

Anonymous said...

Is your mypad2 always reboot ?

alleyflo said...

"how did you root ur mypad 2?"
http://www.pinoyden.com.ph/index.php?topic=228822.msg6617364#msg6617364

alleyflo said...

"Is your mypad2 always reboot ?"

no. It only reboots when I tap the reboot button

Anonymous said...

HI! Does your mypad 2 automatically rooted?

jonas arada said...

is it capable of putting a keyboard on it?

Vir Yap said...

do you need to draw your code to unlock it?

Anonymous said...

Hello I am Anzel. Thank you for this blog! Nalilito kasi ako kung yung Cherry Mobile na tab or etong My Pad 2 ang bibilhin ko. But now,I am really convinced to buy MyPad2, Thank you :)

alleyflo said...

jonas arada said...
is it capable of putting a keyboard on it?

answer:
yes. you can attach a usb keyboard or a mouse using the otg adapter

alleyflo said...

Vir Yap said...
do you need to draw your code to unlock it?

answer
depends if you set a security code on the settings>security.if you haven't..you just have to swipe the padlock button on the screen if the screen is lock.

Anonymous said...

my available na ba na tablet case for mypad 2?

Angeli Baguinon said...

hi, i had a problem with mypad2 i put a padlock and my child plalyed with it and reached the maximum wrong combination of draw code. could any help me? i can't use it anymore. i reset it still nothing happen.

Jerome Teope said...

I just got mine last night and you are right. It doesn't look cheap, in fact, it made me realize that Pinoy Geeks are really great!

Anonymous said...

I was searching for different tablets until I found this.. I was convinced to buy this.. But, how's the battery life?

dingcaixu yaun said...

we just got our mypad2 from sun..we install skype on it..but video calling doesn't seem to work, you can only send video msgs..why????is this not capable of video calling??thanks in advance :)

Anonymous said...

Got recently this Mypad 2. Downloaded some apps and installed it. But i can't open any of it. It does not appear on my MY APPS. Please help me. Thank you..

maryflor orana said...

hello po, compatible po ba ang candy crush sa mypad 2?

Anonymous said...

Hi my tab lose battery easily.is there a compatible baterry saver for mypad2?thanks

alleyflo said...

we just got our mypad2 from sun..we install skype on it..but video calling doesn't seem to work, you can only send video msgs..why????is this not capable of video calling??thanks in advance :)

Answer: It is capable of video calling. Just go to Skype setting and check Enable video calling

alleyflo said...

maryflor orana said...

hello po, compatible po ba ang candy crush sa mypad 2?


Answer: yes

alleyflo said...

Hi my tab lose battery easily.is there a compatible baterry saver for mypad2?thanks

answer:
you can try these:
zdbox http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=963199
Deep Sleep Battery Saver - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.rootuninstaller.batrsaver
Battery Dr saver+a task killer - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.lepeng.batterydoctor

Dhayana Austria said...

anu pong gagawin kapag everytime na magda download kami sa playstore, may lumalabas na error retrieving information [rpc s-5 aec-0] anu pong pwede naming gawin?

alleyflo said...

anu pong gagawin kapag everytime na magda download kami sa playstore, may lumalabas na error retrieving information [rpc s-5 aec-0] anu pong pwede naming gawin?

answer: try doing this:
go to settings-Apps
Google Play services - clear cache, clear data
Google Play store - clear cache, clear data
reboot

if wala pa rin
uninstall google play store and services
download google play store apk and Google Play services apk to your sdcard
install

Anonymous said...

paano po gagawin kasi yung mayphone ko pag binubuksan nag freeze sya yung logo lang ng myphone nakikita..hindi na din mgamit wala bang paraan dto...

Prince Chubby said...

pwede bang ma upgrade yun 512 na RAM nya? Thanks..

Anonymous said...

can you use mobile network (mobile broadband stick) with mypad 2?

wapakz77 said...

bagong bili aking mypad2 at may globe tattoo pero hindi mka connect sa internet di nmn pide lage nlng akung mag connect sa wifi paano ito makaka gmt ng nternet gamit ang globe tattoo

Erwin Villacorta said...

Pano Po Ireset Ang MyPad.

carlo evan said...

ayaw po gumana ng sg sensor, i tried uninstalling ng mga apps ,nag reset na din ako baka kasi ung mga apps ung prob, pero wala pa din...help naman hindi na kasi gumagana ung sensor eh

Anonymous said...

what are the list of broadband supported by mypad 2

Anonymous said...

Can I play farmville?

Locca Rette said...

hi po..pwede ba tong saksakan ng usb keyboard na parang sa computer?compatible kaya sila at gagana kaya?tnx

Anonymous said...

hi po..pwede po bang saksakan ng usb keyboard via its usb otg ung my pad?kasi like ko gumamit ng keyboard eh..pwede kaya un?tska compatible kaya sila?may nakagawa na ba sa inyo nun??paki share na lang po ng experience..tnx a lot..

Anonymous said...

please don't buy this device. it's very faulty and it crashes a lot. i bought one myself i know it's cheap but it's not worth it. email me if you have the same experience. heisenberg101@gmail.com

nelly borbe said...

Hindi ako nakakanuod ng youtube videos puro loading lang please help ty

yaz magz said...

bakit po ung myphone mypad to wlang preferred storage device... i cannot choose what device to install my apps... mdali lng tuloy mapuno ram and internal memory ko... huhuhu... hope ul find time to answer... tnx...

Anonymous said...

bakit po ung myphone mypad to wlang preferred storage device... i cannot choose what device to install my apps... mdali lng tuloy mapuno ram and internal memory ko... huhuhu... hope ul find time to answer... tnx...

Jher Owsix said...

hello, bakit po yung mypad 2 ko, nawala yung internal storage nya ? kung saan nag i'instal yung mga apps, den pag ino'off ko for sure pag ka sinde wala lahat ng files ko, as in wala lahat, except sa sd card, patulong nman ano maganda sulusyon dito .. msg me on FACEBOOK [search : Jher Owsix] salamat po

aileengrace said...

Hi,
alam nyo po ba panu mag factory reset sa MyPad2,
too many pattern attempt po kasi,
salamat po :D

Anonymous said...

pano po kaya mag root ng mypad2

Anonymous said...

cno pong marunong magroot ng maypad2

Anonymous said...

pwede po kayong gumawa ng video kung pano mag root ng mypad 2

Anonymous said...

too many attempts. Pwede po patulong kung paano maayos to? //// thanks

Elsie de guzman said...

paano magprint screen s amy pad 2?

Anonymous said...

ask ko lang sa mga may my pad 2, meron po bang naka try na gumamit ng skype? gumagana po ba talaga ang skype dito? marami po kasing tablet na hindi pwedeng mag skype. itong my pad 2 sigurado po talagang pwedeng mag skype?

Anonymous said...

Kabibili ko lng ng mypad 5 days ago pero mag hahang n cya at ayaw nhag on.hindi mganda my phone sayang pera

Anonymous said...

Nag hahang n kaagad dapat isoli ang pera niloloko nyo tao.sauang pera

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