MyPhone my28 Powered by Smart

MyPhone's my28 powered by Smart

MyPhone’s my28 powered by Smart

MyPhone have recently partnered with Smart telecom from its recent anniversary and released their low-cost Quadcore “MyPhone my28 Powered by Smart” Phone for P888. On some countries, 888 means luck or lucky and on some it means the number of Jesus Christ. It was not directly explained on how they derived the P888 price but one thing is for sure, Smart have thrown out more than P1000 to subsidize this phone.

I do not jump easily on bandwagon but it caught my eyes to the point that I had plan to buy a few units but ended up with Smart Stores that are out of stock with this unit so I reverted purchasing online with 5-7 days delivery. I was also able to secure one from a friend who worked with a phone supplier with partnership with MyPhone and Smart (I was very lucky).

Telco Lock

Smart Telecoms claimed that the phone unit is Smart Sim locked but in reality, only the main Sim slot which is a nano sim was locked to Smart, Talk and Text and Sun Cellular. The main Sim slot is pre-installed with a Smart nano Sim card which a customized prepaid plan. The sim will get 100MB of data per month for free and the sim card automatically refunds you for P30 each time you reach P100 top up per month for 1 year.

The second sim slot may be telco locked on the other units but ours was not. It is also peculiar for a phone to have both sim slots locked to a telco, perhaps it is just a marketing gimmick to prevent people from slotting a Globe sim.


The my28 features a front camera flash and the picture quality is relatively good for it’s price.


The phone being powered by a quad-core processor have no signs of lagging which is very common for low-priced phones. The “downside” on this phone was the missing OTG/USB support and it’s low RAM.


Phone last for 8 hours with wifi turned on and Facebook running on the background which text use and casual calls.

Smart Bundle

A Smart tricut sim card is preinstalled that receives 100MB of data per month and an automated P30 rebate for P100 accumulated top up for the month. This will keep on going for 12 months as long as you keep your Sim card active.

Smart Store Purchase

Smart Store Purchase

Phone Specifications

  • Android Smartphone
  • Android Lollipop Operating System
  • Dual Sim 1 Nano slim slot and 1 Ordinary Slim slot
  • 1.2GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 Chipset
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4.0-inch WVGA Display
  • 8GB Internal Storage, Expandable via MicroSD
  • 5.0-megapixel primary camera
  • 2.0-megapixel secondary camera
  • 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 1450mAh Battery


MyPhone my28 Smart Kit

MyPhone my28 Smart Kit

Kit Contents

The kit is bundled with the following:

  • MyPhone’s my28  quadcore Android Phone
  • 1450mAh Battery Pack for the Android phone
  • Charger and a detachable USB cable
  • Headphone with Mic
  • 1 Smart Sim card tricut (preslotted and activated), removing this nano sim card will void the warranty
  • 1 Talk and Text Sim card (old series non tricut)
  • For early buyers, myPhone throws an extra sports watch
  • P888 for a unit or approximately P1399 after the promo period

This unit is a “MUST BUY” phone for backup use or for main phone use.


The TechnoJunkie of the group who studied engineering but got stuck with software development. Remember kids, 90% of your problems can be solved by marketing. Solving the other 10% just requires good procrastination skills.

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19 Responses

  1. myka says:

    hi, i need your help. my28 sim toolkit ia not working and keep on saying ‘app isn’t installed’. i tried to change a sim card but it seems like the simcard slot has no problem. it keeps on displaying ‘invalid simcard’ even though i tried new one? what should i do?

    • “Invalid SIM card” means that sim card reader slot is not working. Bring it to a service center for repairs. On my personal opinion, get a new phone. my28 is a cheap phone. Sending it for repairs will make you spend more than the actual price of the phone when it was purchased.

  2. Rexy says:

    My Slot 1 was damaged and want to use TNT or GLOBE in slot 2 . What can i do with that ?

    • coderinthebox says:

      If your phone was purchased from Smart, you can’t use globe on sim #2 unless you get it sim unlocked. For the damage sim slot, better get it fixed.

  3. Jasmine says:

    How to use both sim ?? I tried smart and tnt on both sim 1 and 2 but always says invalid 🙁 but they read the number no signal only

  4. Renz says:

    How to open mobile data in slot number 2

    • coderinthebox says:

      Go to settings then sim management, on the data row, select Sim 2. Sim #2 is default for Data connection.

  5. rechie says:

    I lost smart sim that included in myphone28 unit but it can’t work with another smart sim pls help me

    • coderinthebox says:

      My28 is sim locked to Smart, it will work with ANY Smart sim for slot #2 (nano) and it will work with Globe on slot #1 (normal) if you got the early release and did not install the sim lock patch. If you have the 2nd batch and above of My28 from smart or you are using My28s, slim slot will be locked with Smart, TNT and Sun

  6. joan n. arevalo says:

    hi if i buy 5pcs is there will discount

  7. Anne says:

    Hi I wanted to resel this item,,can you pm me for what should I do?

  8. coderinthebox says:

    My post about my28 and my28s are hitting a lot.. as of 3 days, my28s is officially out of stock, leave your info here so Smart can contact you when stocks gets available

    My28 is out of stock and will either be released bundled with a sim card and memory card for P1088 or the regular price P1899. DO NOT PURCHASE at LAZADA, it is priced at P2999 there for a P888 phone

  9. coderinthebox says:

    My28 have 4GB more ROM compared to My28S. It bears the Smart Logo instead of the MyPhone Logo and an exclusive phone for Smart.

  10. coderinthebox says:

    For those availing.. Once the stock for the my28 designated for P888 promo rans out, they will release it again at the regular price of P1399 with no sports watch and the Talk and Text sim card will be optional. This is available on all partner stores, selected Smart Stores and on their online shopping cart.

  1. January 27, 2016

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