MyPhone Storm: A 4 Inch Feature Phone in Smartphone’s Clothing

When it comes to Android phones, there are Android smartphones and there are Android feature phones trying hard to be smartphones. The recently released MyPhone Storm belongs to the latter. Why? Because a smartphone is only as powerful as the apps that can be installed on it. The more apps you can install, the more functional the phone becomes. But if you limit that storage to a point where you can only install a few apps, you’re pretty much stuck with a feature phone.

MyPhone Storm Official Promo Graphic

The MyPhone Storm does have it merits. It features a pleasantly large 4 inch capacitive touchscreen and a 1.3GHz dual core MT6572 CPU. It also has dual cameras (3.2mp rear, VGA front) for basic shots and video calls. There’s also WiFi for browsing whenever you’re near a hotspot, although there’s not mention of 3G.

However, because the MyPhone Storm only comes with 512MB internal storage, the number of apps that can actually be installed will be severely limited. In my experience, the actual user accessible storage of phones with just 512MB ROM tends to be in the 100MB to 150MB range. That isn’t exactly a lot of room apps.

Still, I’m sure there are some enterprising Android users who can get around this limitation. I just can’t help but feel disappointed at the MyPhone Storm because the similarly priced MyPhone Rain 3G that only has a 3.5 inch screen manages to come with both 4GB of internal storage AND 3G. For the money, I’d rather go for the Rain than the Storm.

MyPhone Storm Specs

  • 4″ capacitive touchscreen
  • 1.3GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor
  • Mali 400 GPU
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 256MB RAM
  • 512MB internal storage
  • WiFi
  • Dual SIM/dual standby
  • 1,600mAh battery
  • Price: Php2,988

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