|Starmobile UP, 5-inch IPS Quad Core For Php4,990|
The mid-range smartphones, especially those that fall in the 5K-peso category have been very important to local mobile brands. MyPhone has their Agua Rio, Cherry Mobile has the Omega Spectrum and recently, Starmobile joined the crowd with a phablet simply called UP.
It sports a 5-inch IPS touchscreen display powered by MediaTek MT6582M processor clocked at 1.3GHz each coupled with 1GB of RAM. There is 4GB of native storage plus an expansion slot for a micro SD card up to 32GB. One of its main advantages among its competitors is that it runs on Android KitKat out of the box.
Another interesting thing is the camera department, it has 8MP snapper at the back and 2MP shooter in the front, both of which have back-illuminated sensor. It also has double tap features which allow you to wake or let the phone to sleep.
It is now on all Starmobile kiosks and stores nationwide for Php4,990 with free OTG cable and flip case.
- Dual SIM (regular+micro), dual standby
- 5-inch capacitive IPS FWVGA (854x480) touchscreen display
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.3GHz Quad Core CPU, Mali-400MP2 GPU, MediaTek MT6582M chipset
- 1GB of RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 8MP BSI main camera with LED Flash
- 2MP BSI secondary camera
- GPS with A-GPS and EPO assistance
- WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, WiFi Hotspot
- 3.5 Audio Jack
- Stereo FM Radio
- Multimedia Player
- Micro USB 2.0
- 2000mAh battery
- Others: Double tap to wake/sleep, smart camera controls, call and text filtering