Review – Sandy YD 628

Sandy YD 628 is kind of like a cheap alternative to HiTaste P5 and P6 devices. Can it compete?


Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Officially 15, but our test users got 14
Cycle Length4 minutes
Charging Time1 hour, 29 minutes
FeaturesTemperature Adjustment
Life Expectancy1 year
ColorsBlack, gray, blue


I mean it’s not the worst device ever, but I certainly wouldn’t recommend it. It only gives you 14 consecutive uses. Generally, it’s a bit fragile and the quality’s not the best. For instance, the manual claims there is a self-cleaning feature but we never actually got it to work.

Sandy YD 628 is kind of like a cheap alternative to HiTaste P5 and P6 devices. But for a price difference of approximately $10USD (Sandy is $30USD, HiTaste P5 is $40USD), you’re better off upgrading to HiTaste.

FEATURES: Temperature adjustment and self-cleaning. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get the self-cleaning to work on our device. I’m guessing this is a manufacturer defect…

QUALITY: Eh. It’s not the best. Some features didn’t work, the device isn’t super powerful, and it feels a bit fragile.

DESIGN: Very basic. A bit masculine?

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In your Sandy YD 628 kit you will find; the device, the manual, a Quality Control card, a USB cable, and a cleaning brush.


Before using the device, check to make sure it’s fully charged. To do this, just click the control button once. The screen will light up and you will be able to see the battery icon. If the battery isn’t full, connect the device to a power source via the USB cable. Charging should take approximately 1 hour and 29 minutes, which is pretty quick!

Once the device is fully charged, you can start your first cycle. To do so just press and hold the control button until the device vibrates and ‘HEATING’ starts flashing on screen.

Sandy YD 628 does have temperature adjustment. You can adjust the temperature at any time once the cycle has started. You’ll see on screen the current temperature in big numbers. TO change it, just click the ‘+’ or ‘-‘ temperature adjustment buttons on the side of the device. It will set automatically and then you can enjoy your cycle.


Each cycle lasts for 4 minutes. You will be able to see how long you have left by checking the seconds remaining numbers on the screen. When the cycle is nearing the end, you will feel a warning vibration. Shortly after, you will feel a second vibration to let you know that the cycle has ended and the device is powering off.

Since Sandy YD 628 is a multi-use device, you can immediately begin another cycle if you wish to do so. Just put a new HeatStick in and press and hold the control button again. Sandy YD 628 offers 14 consecutive uses.

To keep your Sandy YD 628 device in good health, make sure to clean regularly. The manufacturer recommends cleaning after every 10 HeatSticks.

Cleaning this device should be easy as the manufacturer claims it has a self-cleaning feature, but we never got this feature to work. Apparently when you click the control button 4 times the device will go into cleaning mode, but it wouldn’t work for us. We tried playing around with it so see if maybe it would work if we clicked 5 times instead of 4, etc., but no luck. I’m guessing this is a manufacturer defect?

So, instead we had to rely on manual cleaning. To do so, just remove the cap and insert the cleaning brush into the HeatSticks heating chamber. Twirl the brush around to get rid of any built-up grime.

How To Turn ONPress and hold control button
Temperature Adjustment?Yes - start cycle, click '+' or '-' buttons to change temperature
Heating Time?9 seconds
Indication that the Heating Process has StartedVibrate, 'HEATING' flashes on screen, temperature numbers change on screen
Indication that Device is Ready to UseVibrate, set temperature shown on screen
Length of Cycle4 minutes
Indication that Device is Powering OffWarning vibration, second vibration, screen turns off
How to Shut Off DevicePress and hold control button
Number of Cycles (aka number of HeatSticks before needing to recharge device)Officially 15, but our test users got 14
How to Check Battery StatusClick control button, check battery icon
Locking featureNo
Locking feature indicationN/A
Indicate when Device Needs Cleaning?No
How Often Should You Clean the Device?Every 10 HeatSticks
Self-Cleaning FunctionYes - click control button 4 times

Length of Self-CleaningUnknown
How to Manually Clean DeviceRemove cap, put cleaning brush in HeatSticks heating chamber and sweep grime
TroubleshootingSee 'Sandy YD 628 Manual' button below


The Sandy brand does not product their own HeatSticks. Instead, their devices are designed to work with other branded HeatSticks, such as HEETS and Marlboro for IQOS HeatSticks.




It is unknown if Sandy YD 628 comes with a warranty.

Kit Price$30USD
Diameters108 x 28 x 17mm
Weight with Packaging179g
Battery TypeLi-ion 900mAh
Power InputUSB Cable
Charging Time1 hour, 29 minutes
Time it Takes for Device to Heat9 seconds
Maximum Blade Temperature225°C/ 437°F
Temperature AdjustmentYes
How Many Cycles Before Device Needs ChargingOfficially 15, but our test users got 14
How Long Does a Cycle Last4 minutes
HeatSticksHEETS, Marlboro for IQOS
Built-In Cleaning MechanismYes but this did not work for us
Can Kit Accessories be Purchased SeparatelyNo
Colors AvailableBlack, gray, blue
Comparable ToHiTaste P5, HiTaste P6, QOQ Honor Max
In the KitDevice
Quality Control Card
USB Cable
Cleaning Sticks
Manual LanguagesEN, JA, KO, ZHO
Warranty TermsUnknown
How Does It Look?Simple, a bit masculine?
How Does It Feel?Lightweight, a bit fragile
Easy To Use?Yes
Easy To Clean?Somewhat
Release DateUnknown
ManufacturerDongugan Yidian Electronic Technology Co. Ltd.
Location of ManufacturerDonguan City, China
Year in Business2010
Manufacturer WebsiteHere
Impression of Manufacturer's WebsiteAlibaba site, caters to ZHO speakers
Manufacturer Contact Information for Customer ServicePhone: +86 0769 81553867

Fax: +86 0769 81764865
Manufacturer Contact Information for WholesalersPhone: +86 0769 81553867

Fax: +86 0769 81764865
Countries the Manufacturer is Wholesaling toChina, North America, South America,
Western Europe, Eastern Europe
Countries the Manufacturer Would Like to Wholesale toUnknown
Full Product Line that the Manufacturer OffersSandy YD 628, Sandy YD 618
Where to Buy Sandy YD 628 and other Sandy products?Online, we bought ours on AliExpress,
however it was listed under the name 'TOBA'
instead of 'Sandy'
Shipping and delivery timeVaries based on region

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