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MyPhone my35 Unboxing: Hi Fidelity

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We unbox the MyPhone my35!

Along with the my36, MyPhone also handed us their new my35 smartphone to unbox and review in the next few days. At just Php 6,888, the my35 is priced pretty closely to the company’s my36, with the latter going for just Php 100 more over the former. The my35 does bring a couple of unique things to the table that the my36 lacks, which we’ll be talking about in this unboxing. Speaking of which, let’s begin:

MyPhone my35 specs:

  • 1.3GHz 64-bit octa-core processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5-inch HD IPS display, 1280 x 720 resolution
  • 16GB of storage, expandable via microSD
  • 13-megapixel rear camera, Samsung sensor, phase detection AF, LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • Dual-SIM
  • 3G, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Hi-fi audio
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • 3140mAh battery

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Packaging and contents:

The packaging for the my35 isn’t quite as plush compared to its slightly more expensive brother. The my35 comes in a smaller albeit thicker box, which clearly advertises that the phone comes with the same commemorative watch that we saw in our unboxing of the my36.

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There’s also a sticker on the front that proudly proclaims that the my35 comes with a free SIM card that has free internet for 1 year, though there is fine print that says you’re getting 100MB for 15 days a month for 12 months. Since our unit didn’t come with said SIM card, we can’t comment if the SIM is Smart or Globe.

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Anyway, inside the box you’ll see the same accessories that the my36 came with: headphones, USB cable and USB charger, as well as the warranty card and documentation for the phone.

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Initial impressions: another good looking phone from MyPhone, this time with HiFi audio

With their revamped my line MyPhone has managed to put out not just one, but two handsome phones. The my35 has a few key design differences compared to its slightly bigger and more expensive brother. For one, the my35 does not have a 2.5D curved glass and settles for a normal 5-inch, HD IPS display. The my35 also has physical capacitive Android navigation keys on the bottom of the device.

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The volume rocker is located on the left of the phone, while the power button is on the right.ย Both the 3.5mm jack and USB port are on the top of the phone.

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The phone sports a rounded grey plastic frame that makes it look a little like Sony’s Xperia Z3 smartphone. Flip the phone over, and you’ll see the gloss black back, along with the PH map. We’ve already discussed why MyPhone went back to this design for their phones, and for better or for worse that map is here to stay. Anyway, on the upper left side is the camera with the LED flash right below it.

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You’re probably wondering where you put your SIM and microSD cards on the my35. That’s actually the clever bit – the my35’s glossy back is removable. The small slot that aids in the removal of the cover is hidden at the bottom of the phone. Once you take that out, you’ll see the two SIM card and single microSD slot, along with the non-removable battery.


The quality of construction of the my35’s back cover is superb – we spent a few minutes trying to figure out where the SIM and microSD slots were before we found the recess on the bottom. Good job there MyPhone.

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Internally the my35 isn’t too different from the my36 – it uses MediaTek’s 1.3GHz MT6753 octa-core processor with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. The big difference here is screen size – 5-inches to 5.2-inches – and resolution – HD compared to full HD. As such, the my35 scores a wee bit higher in AnTuTu. One major differentiator is HiFi audio, which MyPhone says the my35 has. We plugged in our favorite pair of headphones in the my35 to confirm. While Lil Dicky’s Save That Money sounded richer and better with the my35 compared to the my36, we’ll have to use the my35 for a few days to really see if the phone does deliver on its promise of HiFi audio.

The biggest issue that we have right now with the my35 is its price – while it’s a rather affordable phone at just Php 6,888, it’s too closely priced to the my36. There’s just a small price difference between the two (Php 111 in fact) and too big a specs gap. The my35’s bigger brother, the my36, has a full HD display, nicer 2.5D glass panel though it loses a bit on the battery capacity and lack of HiFi audio.

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Anyway, that concludes our unboxing and first hands-on of the my35.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.


  1. The hi-fi audio capability of this phone is not very detailed, did not even disclose what audio DAC was used or made mention of any software audio optimizations. I have the Meizu MX 4-core and it sounds great with the MI earphones, with it’s Wolfson DAC and the fact that I have my phone rooted with Viper installed, sounds very loud and produces bit-perfect audio. The ZTE Blade S6 uses the Asahi Kasei DAC which makes it a Hi-fi device as reviewed by GSMArena though I would say the specs of ZTE S6 is a bit inferior compared with MY35.

    1. Wolfson dacs are definitely audiophile quality. But you have to admit piston 2s and 3s are only at the top of low-fi headphones and aren’t the best tools to measure bit-perfect. Then again i only own low to medium end stuff myself.

      Someday hd800… Someday we’ll meet…

    2. Hard to believe that you hear “bit-perfect audio” from a smartphone and a budget-fi iem. If you guys want to hear better audio, buy a dedicated DAP(Fiio X3 SG, iBasso DX90) and at least a decent mid-fi iem/hp(Vsonic VSD3, DUNU Titan 1, HifiMan RE-400 etc.).

      1. It’s pretty pricy to buy mid end gear. Superlux would be fine, or if you could find imported once like Koss Porta-pros, those are easily bang for buck lower mid end gear at low end prices. For a decent more amount of money SHP9000 or HD595 or HD 600 would be good options.

        Or if you love slightly bloated bass, but great bang for buck, ATH-M50 or M50x are always good. For IEMs… xiaomi hybrid coming up sounds promising, brainwavz are supposed to be good.

        I must admit I’ve never bought or used a dedicated DAC or DAP. (Given that I’ve only borrowed mid end gear and only own lower end mid-fi equipment).

        But all in all you’re right, it’s almost impossible to believe he hears bit-perfect audio with low end gear.
        Albeit wolfson dacs can themselves be considered mid-end gear IMO.

  2. Sinasayang ng MyPhone ang kanilang mga potential buyers because of that stupid flag plastered on the back, buti sana kung may free case…tsk tsk tsk

    1. tang in@ muh pla eh sariling flag natin sinasabihan muh stupid.. pero mas stupid ka kasi mapa yan tang@. bago mang comment aral aral muna tang@ muh,,,

  3. mabilis magasgasan back nyan for sure..kahit hindi ko pa nagagamit yan for sure gasgasin likod nyan. pero hindi gasgasin yan kung #Mypride ka hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚ #Myphone#MyPride

  4. First hand experience, everytime may nagpapagawa sa amin ng phone, pinagtatawanan ng mga kaibigan niya ang owner ng sirang myphone dahil sa philippine map. May times din na nahihiya ang owner na tanggalin sa case yung phone. Baka bigay lang or yun lang ang kaya ng pera niya kaya napabili siya ng myphone. Kung talagang professional businessman ang marketing ng myphone, tatanggalin nila yung map kasama yung bloatwares na 3 o clock prayer at pinoy trivia. Wala rin naman silang mauuto masyado dahil lahat ng cellphone ngayon ay gawa sa china.

  5. Ok naman na may Philippine map. Map lang naman yan. First hand experience din, quality ang mga myphone units. Siyempre from time to time, may masisira din, kahit iPhone nagkakaproblema din naman eh… Alam ng marketing ng myphone ginagawa nila. May mga natututong mag pray dahil sa 3 o’clock prayer… ๐Ÿ™‚

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