[important]UPDATE: The Trade-in Madness Promo is extended until JUNE 3, 2012![/important]
If ever you are currently saving up to take hold of your very first android device–I have good news for you! Now is the time to get your smartphone from MyPhone’s Trade-in Madness promo. You can get the new MyPhone A818 Duo android phone for a discounted price of just P3999. That’s almost P1500 savings from the original retail price of P5499! How’s the specifications? It’s very competitive. Check it out below.
But what’s the catch? It’s pretty simple! You just have to bring in an old phone to be traded-in to get the discount. The phone can be from any brand or any model and the great part is it doesn’t need to be working. They also accept junk mobile phones as long as it is complete. However, it is not necessary and you can avail the smartphone for P4499 if you don’t want to exchange a mobile handset.
Here are the complete promo guidelines taken directly from MyPhone’s FB Fan page:
1. Customer can avail of the promo by
surrendering a mobile phone of any
brand or model, working or non-
working, to buy a MyPhone A818 Duo
at the price of Php3,999.00.
2. Phone to be traded-in should
include its battery pack.
3. Phone that is broken down into
separate parts will not be accepted.
4. Promo period is from April 28 to
May 6, 2012.
The offer is made for a better introduction of their new android phone and spread it to the masses. Also, I suggest you trade-in a non-working phone to save some money.
Here are the MyPhone A818 Duo complete specs:
• 3.5 inch HVGA Capacitive Touchscreen 320×480 pixel resolution
• 650 MHz processor
• 191MB internal storage, RAM TBA
• Android 2.3 Gingerbread
• Dual Sim / Dual Standby
• 3.2 MP primary camera
• Front facing VGA camera
• Wi-Fi , Wi-Fi hotspot
• WAP / GPRS / SMS /
• MMS/ NO 3GMultimedia Player / FM Radio – Headset jack3.5mm
• Pinoy Phone Apps , APK, Java
• Micro USB v2.0
• Internal memory expandable via microSD up to 16GB
MyPhone didn’t give the information regarding the RAM and battery capacity so we should check that out to be sure if it’s really a good buy. The amount of RAM should be atleast 256MB for a decent multitasking and a minimum of 1500mAh for the battery to last a day considering it’s big 3.5 inch screen will consume power faster. At the same price range, you can also have the Torque Droidz View and read what I have to say in it.
Overall, the phone is good but it is not the best in its category because it lacks 3G connectivity. If you opt a dual-sim android, you may look for the Alcatel Blaze Glory 918N at the same price level. You can also check my insights in the new LG Optimus L3 which is the best buy for under P6000 IMHO. But with Myphone’s current price of merely P3999, it is the best deal around in that price. Check out MyPhone’s latest price list.
If you already have this phone, please share your experience and opinion in this new offering from MyPhone so that others may be aware of it.
Promo runs from April 28-May 6, 2012 (Metro Manila) and May 2, 2012-May 6, 2012 Nationwide.