|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.
|CPU Z Info|
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|Secondary Camera, Earpiece Grill and Sensors|
|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.
|13MP Camera and LED Flash|
|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.
|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.
The left has the volume rocker while there is nothing on the opposite side.
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.
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.
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.
|Antutu - 17379|
|NenaMark2 - 47.7 fps|
|Quadrant - 5897|
|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.
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
- 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...