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Modu Phone Review




You don’t need to spend a lot of time with the Modu phone to realize if it’s for you or not. I guess it all boils down to how it fits with your lifestyle.

The first time I saw the Modu, I was a bit confused how one could comfortably use this phone with that very sparse physical keys.

Turns out the phone gives you a virtual alphanumeric keypad for typing a message (reminds me of the virtual keyboard of PSP, only the Modu has alphanumeric).

While most phones in the market  battle it out to be your primary mobile handset, the Modu phone is alone for the #2 spot. In the Philippines, a significant chunk of mobile users have a second phone which they use for simple but specific purpose — second phone could be the office phone for business and client contacts; or is reserved for a specific person or a small personal group of contacts.

The Modu is perfect for that — making calls and sending SMS. Instead of getting a bigger, heavier or more expensive secondary phone, the Modu gets it done and doesn’t add much weight on your pocket.

Of course, if you want to add some variety, they also come with numerous add-on cases or jackets. Just slip it in a jacket and the phone is completely transformed into a new one. Check out some of these colorful jackets for the Modu.

It’s like the Nokia 1100, only way more fashion-friendly. And did I mention it’s the world’s lightest mobile phone? It’s also the slimmest at just 7.8mm thin. At the very least, it’s a conversation piece.

The Modu phone is by no means not your regular feature phone but rather a fashion phone. So it’s either you like it or you don’t. I just happen to like it.



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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43 Responses

  1. allan says:

    hi how much this phone cost? i think i like to have one, for me it’s pretty cool.

  2. myk says:

    i am interested in how much this actually costs and where i could possibly buy one =)hope someone posts info about this inquiry soon.

  3. yuga says:

    @allan @myk – around Php6,000+ on any Globe Business Centers nationwide.

  4. Pusang Kulog says:

    Aw! That price seems too high for a secondary phone…

  5. daddy joey says:

    nice! i can do without the usual keyb ;)

  6. myk says:

    @ yuga
    thanks for the price update. i agree with pusang kulog that 6K for a secondary phone is a bit pricey

  7. jumy says:

    hahaha 6k???!

  8. Rome says:

    waw, buti naman may review na nito dito, tagal na nito eh.. :) Sir Yuga, ask ko lang, kasi gusto ko talagang bumili nito kaya lang nag-aalangan ako kasi wala akong makita sa site ng Globe kung magkano nila pinagbebenta yung mga jackets ng phone. Naitanong nyu po ba sa kanila?? At tsaka gaano kadami yung choices na pagpipilian?

  9. yuga says:

    @rome – around Php1k yung mga jacket.

    @taddah – you insert the jacket.

  10. marvin says:

    ayoko nyan .. masyado maliit.. parang mp4.. he he he

  11. Rome says:

    wow Sir Yuga, ang mahal ng jacket ha?? Pero I think may isang jacket sila na may camera funtionality kaya ok lang siguro! Heheh! Anyway, thanks thanks!!

  12. Porcelain ninja says:

    Not for me. I would rather buy a dual sim as my extra phone. OR if budget allows a Nokia E52 or E72.

    Got the my/phone Q21 instead at Php4,750. It’s a qwerty that looks like the blackberry Bold 9000. 6k is steep plus it’s Globe locked so no thanks as Globe is my primary number and this is just too basic.

  13. lan says:

    @Marvin

    baka mp4 player or PMP. ang mp4, fyi, ay isang uri ng file format.

  14. Jesus says:

    Nice, boss abe. Anliit. Sayang globe lang.

  15. Mia says:

    Hi Yuga! I’m just wondering ano ung sinasabi sa commercial na one year immortal text free????

  16. Josh says:

    Given the size comparison with the E71, even at 6K that’s not a bad deal.

    For me, the most important feature of a second phone is size.

  17. they’re either akin to remote controls or to a media player. the deisgn factor is a novelty but i can’t trade it off to a much needed functionality and comfort.

  18. yuga says:

    @Mia – not sure but I think they’ll give you a certain Immortal Textload for a year.

    @John Ray Cabrera – so what’s you secondary phone? ;)

  19. Reel Advice says:

    This it too much for a secondary phone when you can get the smaller Nokia phones for 1k-2k

  20. albertnt says:

    how much is the jacket?

    *i love the jacket with the bigger screen…

    :]

  21. albertnt says:

    Hi Yuga…
    how can i insert a sim card in that phone?

  22. albertnt says:

    and can i surf internet in that phone?

    XD

  23. hans says:

    Another phone to give away (lose) to the taxi driver hahaha now that is a prize if ever

    -Sent via YugaTech Mobile App

  24. Sanctuarian06 says:

    What a cute little phone to have? Kao ang mahal eh…. :(

  25. Sanctuarian06 says:

    By the way how many JACKETS TO CHOOSE FROM? :)

  26. cv says:

    the jacket possibilities are endless.. but i dunno if they’re available here in the philippines. saw this video on youtube – a cnn review of modu.

  27. Tincrob says:

    Does anyone know how to unlock the modu phone to use another SIM card in it?

  28. Xandrouz says:

    Isa to sa mga pinagpipilian ko dati for secondary phone but I think it’s a little to pricey. I just bought Cherry Mobiles D10 worth 2k. Ok naman siya, dual sim na. Pero plano ko pa rin buy Modu kung sakaling bumagsak na presyo.

  29. somebody says:

    bought this phone from globe but had to return it cause we can’t get the bluetooth and usb connectivity to work :(

    have you tried its bluetooth and usb sir? did it work?

  30. mousephotato says:

    Just bought the Cherry P1 light and thin… just a basic phone for Php999

  31. litfer says:

    I tried that Modu phone. I tell you its one lousy phone! Texting with it takes forever!

  32. kenneth says:

    I have a modu phone but i dont know if how will i find more jackets… where could i buy them??

  33. daril says:

    my modu phone often appears it doesnt have a signal, but i can still text and call though. I was wondering if fellow owners of modu phone expirience the same?

  34. yuna says:

    does anyone know how to unlock this? i want to use when i go abroad..

  35. Ryan says:

    I am in Malaysia and got one of Globe Modu to use as a second phone. Can this phone be unlocked to use other sim.

    Thanks

  36. RIZA CHIA HORTALEZA says:

    where is the service center of modu here in manila???
    please get back to me on this matter. thank you

  37. (riza) sa no.2 aritellis, paradise st, malanday, marikina city

  38. Thanks for your article. I also feel that laptop computers have grown to be more and more popular nowadays, and now tend to be the only sort of computer found in a household. It is because at the same time that they are becoming more and more reasonably priced, their working power is growing to the point where there’re as highly effective as pc’s out of just a few in years past.

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