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MyPhone myT2 DTV Quick Review




MyPhone invested in DTV features for their latest devices. One of them is an 8-inch tablet that just cost above Php3k with workable specs on its sleeve. Here’s our quick review of the MyPhone myT2 DTV tablet.

Design and Construction

The front is dominated by the 8-inch IPS LCD with a fair amount of borders. It resembles the size of the iPad Mini for comparison. Even though it’s primarily a tablet, above the display is an earpiece along with a proximity sensor and the front-facing camera with a dedicated LED flash. It’ll be awkward to place the tablet on your cheeks when calling, though.

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The right-hand side is where the physical buttons for volume and power/lock function are located. The lower-right corner has the slit for the built-in antenna for the DTV function that we will talk about later. There’s nothing to mention on the left since it’s completely empty.

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On top are the 3.5mm headphone jack and the micro-USB port for charging and data connectivity while the bottom end has the small hole for the only microphone on the device.

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Flip the device on its back and, yes, the iconic Philippine map is still printed since it’s a MyPhone device. The back has a matte texture giving it a good grip on hand. The rear camera and its LED flash sit on the top portion while the loudspeaker is positioned at the lower left. The back is sealed but the upper part is removable to give access to two SIM cards and a dedicated microSD card for storage expansion.

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The tablet is made out of polycarbonate and surprisingly, it’s well-built and feels solid on hand. The lack of scratch protection for the display is a concern even with the included screen protector as it is still prone to scratches.

Display and Multimedia

The display measures 8-inches with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and an aspect ratio of 16:10. The ratio is ideal for web browsing and viewing documents. It’s an IPS LCD with wide viewing angles although it lacks the vibrancy of more expensive devices. There’s also a noticeable air gap between the screen itself and the protective panel. The brightness could use some boost thoug has it’s still relatively dim even when pushed to its max settings.

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The loudspeaker, just like the display, is lackluster. We were hoping for a loud driver as the tablet is meant for media consumption due to the built-in DTV receiver. You’ll need an external speaker or earphones for better quality.

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Speaking of, as with any new MyPhone devices released, the myT2 DTV has a built-in full seg ISDB-T receiver. It can receive high quality digital terrestrial television signals currently on air. Since the introduction of ISDB-T in the country, a number of TV networks are already doing their test broadcast in various areas in the country. The Digital TV app is simple with options available for screen recording, snapshot, electronic program guide, and favorite list.

So far, we’re able to get a lot of channels within the Greater Manila area. In the provinces, only a few are broadcasting with ABS-CBN having the widest coverage among them. Part of the scan are the encrypted channels of ABS-CBN but you won’t be able to view them since it’s exclusively available through the TV Plus only. To check out the list available channels in the country, you may check the listing from Wikipedia here.

OS, Apps, and UI

The tablet boots Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box and so far, there’s no available Android 6.0 Marshmallow update and perhaps there will never be. Good thing, MyPhone left the OS almost untouched.

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The skin is close to stock Android with just a few tweaks with the icons. There’s a number of pre-installed software (Fotoku, GigGo, Kungfood, NoInk, OnSale, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and PayMaya) as well but can be easy uninstalled when you wish. This is good news as the device only have 5.62GB of usable space out of the total 8GB internal storage.

Camera

The myT2 DTV uses the Google Camera launcher and is equipped with a 5MP rear shooter and a 2MP front-facing camera. Both are fixed-focus but they do have their own LED flashes to help in low-light. Still, no bright flash can help these shooters achieve decent shots.

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The subjects are out of focus and outdoor shots have an unusual glow to them. Same goes with the front-facing camera making them more suited for video chat only if you’re fine with low quality. Here are a few samples:

To our surprise, the rear camera can do 1080p video but the quality is nothing to write home about.

Performance and Benchmarks

The slate is powered by a 1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC7731 quad-core processor with Mali-400 MP2 as its GPU and just 1GB of RAM. With this setup, there’s not much to expect in terms of performance. General navigation is mainly smooth with minor stutters after a long period of usage and amount of content on the display.

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The tablet is for general entertainment, everyday apps, and some light casual gaming. The struggles of the low-end processor and low amount of RAM show when shifting between apps. It is recommended to keep apps and activities light on the tablet to minimize the slow down.

Call Quality and Connectivity

The phone has cellular connectivity giving it the ability to receive and make calls. The earpiece on the device is soft and tinny so it’s best to use earphones.

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There are two SIM card slots with 3G connectivity for mobile data. There’s also Wi-Fi and Bluetooth on the device. The dedicated GPS on the device is questionable but it supports location services through Wi-Fi and cellular network.

Battery Life

The slate has a 4000mAh battery. It’s non-removable and having it replaced will definitely need the assistance of an authorized service center. The cell can last for about 8 hours and 20 minutes on a full charge with our video loop test using a 1080p clip in 50% brightness and airplane mode with earphones plugged in.

Conclusion

Overall, the myT2 DTV from MyPhone is a decent tablet if you’re looking for a cheap entertainment device. The DTV feature will depend on your location so it’s best to check or ask around first if your area has good coverage.

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The tablet currently retails for Php3,199 through authorized dealers nationwide or if you prefer shopping online, MyPhone has just launched their online store. Check out the listing here.

MyPhone myT2 DTV specs:
8-inch IPS LCD @ 1280 x 800 pixels, 189ppi
1.3GHz Spreadtrum SC7731 quad-core processor
Mali-400MP GPU
1GB RAM
8GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 32GB
5-megapixel fixed-focus rear camera w/ LED flash
2-megapixel front-facing camera w/ LED flash
Dual SIM
3G HSPA+
Bluetooth 4.0
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
GPS w/ A-GPS
USB OTG
Accelerometer, Proximity sensor
4000mAh non-removable battery
Android 5.1 Lollipop

Pros:

  • Functional DTV feature
  • Good build
  • Wide-viewing angle
  • 3G cellular connectivity

Cons:

  • Weak speaker
  • Inept cameras
  • Low performance



This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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33 Responses

  1. KRUSTYKRAB says:

    Sir Daniel, 3G capable ba yung dalawang sim slots?

    • jjj says:

      Maganda sana to kaso yung touch panel nya sa bandang taas sa may front cam medyo nakausli parang tuklap, isinauli ko yun pinalitan naman kaso ganun padin… ang malupit isang besses lang daw sila pwede mag palit

  2. jjj says:

    Maganda sana to kaso yung touch panel nya sa bandang taas sa may front cam medyo nakausli parang tuklap, isinauli ko yun pinalitan naman kaso ganun padin… ang malupit isang besses lang daw sila pwede mag palit

  3. Christian says:

    Sir Daniel, does the MyT2 really have the USB OTG feature? If so, does it work (if ever you have tried the feature already)? I’m planning to buy this device. Would you recommend this tablet for editing documents and the like? Is its lag/low performance bearable? Thanks in advance po! :)

    • Jade says:

      Otg xa tas mabilis ung net peru bka sa network din un, kaso kkabili q lng to ngaun, unang brows q to, ung sim slot 1 di gumana, ung micro sd di rin, 32 nman tong sd card q, tas otg namamatay ung phone tas start lng xa ng start ayaw mg on hanggat di natanggal ung usb, bali ung sd q lng din ung kinabit q sa otg, ginamitan q lng ng card reader tsaka adapter,,balik q to bukas sa store…

  4. Dennis says:

    @ Daniel, when you say the GPS is questionable, do you mean it is not present too in your unit? I bought two of these tablets and they both seem to have no GPS modules.

  5. Akira says:

    I highly recommend ito sa mga friends ko, mura kasi ok din ang specs mabilis sa internet kahit maliit ang mp. Kung nasa PS ito irate ko ng 5*. So far naka root na MyPhone ko para madali lang matanggal ang mga ghost push virus if ever na mapasukan.

  6. Victoria says:

    Sir ok naman yung myphone T2 DTV…natuwa nga ako sa kanya kasi malinaw un tv..dual sim..android.. nabili ko sya January 2017…nagamit ko pa sya just awhile ago…kaso nung ioopen ko ulit ayaw na gumana un slide to unlock…irestart ko sana…kaso ayaw din…parang ayaw gumana yung touch screen…biglang bigla na lang…di naman nahulog or nabasa di rin naman na overcharge…basta di ko na sya ma open…i was suppose to remove un battery …naalala ko built in pala yun battery nya…ano po ang dapat kong gawin…

    • Jay-r says:

      Good day po sir.. Ma’am sir sna mtulungan nyo po aq s myT2DTV q. Kc uncertified device certificate po nkalagay s playstore setting q. Paano po ang ga2win pra mging certified yong device certificate ko? . thank you po s mka2tulong.

  7. Jerry says:

    Paano ba inaalis ang vibration sa mga noitification nito? Kanalikot ko na ang buong setting nya di ko mahanap ang pang dis able nang vibration sa notification nya.. Nka general na user profile nman ako..salamat sa makakatulong

  8. bambi says:

    my idea po ba kau kon magkano ung battery?? ung sakin kc myphone myt2 DTV mabilis lang ma lowbat six months na ngaun isang oras lng ng watch movies lowbat na agad..

  9. nikko says:

    pano ba ito ung akin nakalagay naman sa homescreen ung simcard q pero walang signal no network pano ba aolution dto

  10. dante says:

    where can i buy my t2 dtv my address is in manila what store do i have to go ?

  11. bams says:

    san po makabili ng antena?? myphone MyT2 DTV 8inc…

  12. Princess says:

    paano ihard reset yung myT2 DTV?

  13. princess says:

    paano po ihard reset yung myT2 DTV?

  14. bombastic says:

    …hello po mga kababayans,auko po ng MyT

    • bombastic says:

      …hello po mga kababayans,auko po ng myT2 DTV..(dugtungan ko lng po ang nputol kong comment) gusto ko lng po ay may TV ang tablet…pero dahil mura ang tablet na ito,nagtry akong bumili nito…pero napaWOW ako sa ganda…malinaw ang tv,pude mo isave ang napanood mo sa TV channel,masarap manood at maglaro sa tablet dahil 8″ ang screen,mabilis ang internet..kahit data connection lang pude ka mag FB at messenger…til now gamit ko pa sya sa office dahil nid ko ang dictionary,calculator at bible sometimes…and for you to know…napakarami ko ng apps dito…lalo na ang chess games apps at iba pang laro…movie? naku,napupuyat ako sa kakamovie marathon ko…ito ang malupit…madaling kargahan ang battery,matagal nman madischarge…sa halagang P3,1200..sulit na ako..kung noon ay ayaw ko sa gadget na ito…now GUSTONG GUSTO ko na sya…at MAHAL KO PA SYA SA GF KO…

  15. bombastic says:

    ……hello po mga kababayan,auko po ng myT2 DTV….(naputol po ako,ito po karugtong ng una kong comment)..pero dahil gusto ko ng tablet na may TV…napilitan po ako na bumili nito dahil mura lng sya sa halagang P3,1200….TV lng lng po gusto ko…pero…napaWOW ako..na amazed po ako ng SOBRA sa ganda ng performance..jan 2017 ko lng sya nabili…pero till now…may na ,maganda pa rin sya…ito ang mga hinangaan ko..una yung price,malinaw ang tv,pude mo isave mga napanood mo sa tv,mabilis sa internet,kahit data connection lang sa globe ok na,makakapg FB at MESSENGER ka na…at ito ang malupit..mdaling magkarga ang battery..pero matagal madischarge,…for you to know guys..napakarami kong apps sa tablet na ito…masrap maglaro ng games dahil 8″ ang screen…at responsive ang screen nya dahil sensitive sa touch operation….kung dati ay ayaw ko sa knya…now..GUSTONG GUSTO KO NA SYA!…mahal ko pa sya sa GF ko…

  16. marnic12 says:

    I bought my unit myphone t2dtv for about 6 months now, hindi ko naibagsak and laging tama ang charging..nagtataka lang ako,kasi ang bilis na nyang ma lowbatt… all apps are closed after using. kung sa battery ito,bakit ganun kabilis masira? problema ko lang hindi na makita yung resibo ko…can you please help me out..

    • angel says:

      baka battery problem na talaga ganun dn sakin.. bumili nlng ako ng bagong battery hnd kona dinala sa service center nila..

  17. Mary Chan says:

    Papano po kaya makukuha yung nahulog na sim card sa loob ng T2 DTV?

    • angel says:

      try mo sunkitin f meron kang matulis n gamit.. sakin paper clip ginamit ko.. pero f hnd mona makita dalhin mo lng sa repair shop susunkitin nila yan kc my mga gamit yan cla.. un lng my bayad nasa 200.. sakin una ganun ngyari xmpre natakot dinala ko sa mga repair shop.. pangalawa ngyari memory card q namn ginawa ko ung paper clip n ginamit ko

  18. Ramonito Maglasang says:

    Uyy pakitulong naman. Bat hindi gumagana yung saksakan nang SD card ? Okay naman yung performance nya saka matagal ma lowbat madaling mag charge, yung saksakan lng talaga sa SD o kaya baka mali yung pagkasaksak ko .. Pasa PM sakin please ito FB ko #ramonito maglasang hindi naman sira yung SD card ko

  19. Princess says:

    Magkano po ba magpapalit ng battery ng my t2 dtv sa service center?

  20. Teodulo Lugod Jr. says:

    San po may service center para magpalit ng battery ngy t2 dtv na malapit sa binondo manila ? At magkano po ang new battery? Humina na po kc battery life nito

  21. ign0rant3 says:

    parang ang dami issue ng unit?

  22. Cia Angela says:

    Nabasag yung T2 touchscreen nung sakin due to accident. Ok pa yung LCD pero may mga areas na di na gumagana kapag tinouch. Anyone who has this unit na bricked or di na mapapakinabangan ang board but ok pa ang touchscreen and willing to sell, just contact me and I would be very happy to reply. Thanks

  23. felix says:

    bakit di na ma touch yung screen ng my t2 dtv tab ko, wala pang 2 mnths to :(

  24. Moho says:

    Paano ayusin music nya? hindi gumagana kahit anong edit ko sa setting naka off parin pag na save ko. help naman

  25. Eden says:

    Patulong naman Po . Ung cp ko ksi di ma back touch . Bago ko lang Po to binili wla pang isang buwan . Pls . Paki sagot pano to ??? Thanks in advance .

  26. jayzie says:

    good day sakin naman ayw ng kumarga pag nagchacharge.. sa notification panel is charging naman siya but 1% lang ang battery percentage niya kahit gaano ko siya katagal icharge sana matulungan niyoako

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