Thursday, January 30, 2014

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Preview

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta

The GT15 Astroid Fiesta is currently the largest smartphone that DTC Mobile released in the market. It has a massive 6-inch capacitive screen powered by a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM.

There are people like me who loves gigantic phone and for that reason alone, global and local brands are venturing on phablets. Today, you can find at least one phablet in almost every mobile brand.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta CPU Z Info
CPU Z Info

For UNBOXING please click HERE.


HARDWARE:

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Front
Front

The front has a strong similarity with devices from Samsung, it is mainly occupied with its huge screen, Below the display we can find the physical Home key in between the capacitive Menu and Back keys. The hidden sensor and the secondary camera are located on the right side of the earpiece grill above the screen.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Back
Back

The back is made of plastic and the outer shell feels rubbery which adds up to a better grip on the device. The main camera is located on the upper part and directly below it is the LED flash followed by the Fiesta logo. On the lower left, we have the loud speaker grill and above it towards the right is the DTC logo.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Slots
Slots

To remove the back plate, you need to locate first the slit (near the power key) and start from there. Once removed, you can now have access to the regular SIM, micro SIM and micros SD slots.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Left
Left
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Right
Right

The left has the volume key while the right side has the power/lock key.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Top
Top
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Bottom
Bottom

The top houses the 3.5mm audio jack while the bottom has the micro USB port and the microphone pin hold.

The phone is quite big, most of the time, you will need both of your hands to operate or use it. The metal around the sides adds contrast to its black tone, giving it more appeal. The overall aesthetic is great, the design is nice and the build quality is superb.


DISPLAY:

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta 5-point touch
5-point touch

The 6-inch capacitive touchscreen display is made from IPS panel, the viewing angles are really wide and it supports up to 5-point finger touch. There is no protective glass that is why the pre-installed screen protector is very much appreciated.


SENSORS:

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Sensors
Sensors

The basic sensors inside the Astroid Fiesta are the Acceleromer, Proximity and Light. These sensors are very useful in day to day usage of your mobile phone. You can verify if all of them are working via the CPU-Z you see above or using the Android Sensor Box downloadable via Play Store.


BENCHMARKS:

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Antutu - 13488
Antutu - 13488
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta NenaMark2
NenaMark2
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Quadrant - 4101
Quadrant - 4101
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Vellamo HTML - 1485
Vellamo HTML - 1485

In the heart of the GT15 is a 1.2GHz MediaTek MT6589 quad-core processor, this is the SoC which dominated the 2013 flagships and we know it is a very capable one. The benchmark results above are typical for a device using this kind of chipset and coupled with 1GB of RAM.

DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Antutu Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Antutu Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta NenaMark2 Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta NenaMark2 Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Quadrant Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Quadrant Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Vellamo HTML Comparison
DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta Vellamo HTML Comparison
 
When compared to other devices (above illustrations), we can safely say that the DTC phablet is at par with them.


INITIAL VERDICT:

The DTC Mobile GT15 Astroid Fiesta is one of the 6-inch alternative you can find from the local brands. It has a capable set of internals - a processor which is already tested so many times and 1GB of RAM. This combination is proven to be efficient and powerful enough to run most of the games and applications from the Play Store.


Specifications:

  • Dual SIM , Dual Standby
  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Dual Band 3G
  • 6" capacitive qHD (960x540) touchscreen display, 5-point multi-touch
  • Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean
  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, PowerVR SGX544MP GPU, MediaTek MT6589 chipset
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with LED flash
  • 2MP (5MP in Antutu) secondary camera
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Micro USB 2.0
  • GPS with A-GPS and EPO assitance
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • MP3/MP4 Player
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Proximity, Light
  • 2700mAh Li-Po battery
  • Price: Php8,888 

If you want to know something about this device or want something to be included in the review, please kindly share your thoughts in the comment section below.

4 comments:

  1. Roland SavellanoMarch 1, 2014 at 9:51 AM

    Antutu Score is good.. :)

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  2. I hope to win

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  3. Agustin John Cabredo IIMarch 23, 2014 at 2:07 AM

    good luck to everyone

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  4. Lovely Joy V. MercedApril 4, 2014 at 10:45 AM

    Awesome device!

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