Sunday, January 26, 2014

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Preview

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter

Most mid-range and high-end smartphones these days have at least 5-inch screen, some even stretched to a massive 6.8-inch display. Not all people are fans of phablet, some still prefer a phone that fits just right in their palm. If you are one of them, maybe you need to check the DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter.

The GT17 sports a 4.7-inch screen with qHD resolution and powered by the latest MediaTek MT6582 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3GHz each with 1GB of RAM for smooth multi-tasking.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter CPU Z Info
CPU Z Info

For UNBOXING please kindly click HERE.


DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Front
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Secondary Camera, Earpiece Grill and Sensors
Secondary Camera, Earpiece Grill and Sensors
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Capacitive Keys and Microphone Pin Hole
Capacitive Keys and Microphone Pin Hole

The front has the 4.7-inch display enclosed in a black bezels. Directly below the screen are the capacitive (Menu, Home and Back) keys (no backlight) then underneath it is the metal frame where you can find the microphone pin hole.

Above the top bezel you will find the secondary camera, earpiece grill, proximity and light sensors. The front resembles a lot the design of HTC One, actually many of my friends thought it was really the HTC flagship.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Back
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter 13MP Camera and LED Flash
13MP Camera and LED Flash
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter  Logo and Loud Speaker Grill
 Logo and Loud Speaker Grill

The back panel gives you the illusion that it is made of metal, but in reality it is just a plastic. You will find the 13MP main camera followed by the LED flash on the upper part while the DTC logo is in the lower part just above the loud speaker grill.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Regular SIM, Micro SIM and Micro SD Slots
Regular SIM, Micro SIM and Micro SD Slots

To remove the back cover, you need to start with the slit on the lower right corner. Once remove, you will have the access to the battery along with the regular SIM, micro SIM and micro SD slots.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Left
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Right

The left has the volume rocker while there is nothing on the opposite side.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Top
DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Bottom

The micro USB port is located at the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack is placed on the top near the power/lock key.


DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter 5-point touch
5-point touch

The Jupiter support 5-point touch which is pretty standard on local branded smartphones. Although the display has qHD resolution it still looks sharp and vibrant.


DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Sensors

Using Android Sensor Box and CPU-Z, there are three sensors that registered during the test - Accelerometer, Light and Proximity. All of them worked fine during the test and on actual usage.


DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Antutu - 17379
Antutu - 17379

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter NenaMark2 - 47.7 fps
NenaMark2 - 47.7 fps

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Quadrant - 5897
Quadrant - 5897

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Vellamo - 1967
Vellamo - 1967

This is the second MT6582 quad-core device that I had and their scores are pretty much the same except for the NenaMark2 wherein the GT17 scored 47.7 fps.

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Antutu Comparison
Antutu Comparison

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter NenaMark2 Comparison
NenaMark2 Comparison

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Quadrant Comparison
Quadrant Comparison

DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter Vellamo Comparison
Vellamo Comparison

As you can see on the above comparison charts (except the NenaMark2), the Jupiter outperformed other smartphones.


The DTC Mobile GT17 Jupiter has a powerful processor inside its nice looking body. The design might be a copycat, but it really stands out. In addition, it has a rich retail package, with 2 pieces free screen protector and a free case what else can you ask for?


  • Dual SIM , Dual Standby
  • Quad Band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Dual Band 3G
  • 4.7" capacitive qHD (960x540) touchscreen display, 5-point multi-touch
  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU, Mali-400 GPU, MediaTek MT6582 chipset
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 4GB internal, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 13MP auto focus main camera with LED flash
  • 2MP 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
  • 2200mAh Li-Po battery
  • Price: Php6,990
  • Freebies: Phone case and screen protector

Please kindly watch out for the full review soon...


  1. camera how was it?

  2. HI~ i think their are some wrong info about the antutu score .. I just bought this phone, 5 hours ago, and trying to play around with it just to make sure that its working then i download this antutu thingy w/c only scores around 16,868 then i try to test it again after 3 hours of being use and i got 17062 .. aside from that i didnt get FREE Jelly case ! i bought this phone in sm north edsa, in mega one shop i think.. and i have to prchase it seperately for P500 w/c is only a universal flipcover because they dont have a stock for this phone... one more issue that ive encounter here is that sometimes the screen wont respond correctly .. instead of swiping it the page it actually zooming in OR opening the page though i didnt tap it .. sometimes its opening up multiplepages w/c i didnt open ... ! PLUS the keys at the bottom (return arrow, Home, box box that i dont know what you call) they dont have light on it!! and its annoying because icant see it specially in dark places !!! it should have light on it .. i dont know if i got defective phone or what not but i want to know whats happening here !?

    @daenhawon i just want to let you know dont expect good quality on the front camera but the back cam is pretty good though it doesnt have an option for me to manually choose if i want the flash on/off or auto ...out of the blue it will just flash it self .. i dont know why

  3. please see the full review here...



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