|DTC Mobile GT21 Neptune Hands-on|
Last July 6, along with the public unveiling of their brand ambassadors and ambassadress, DTC Mobile also showcased their first ever octa core device - the GT21 Neptune.
We first got a glimpse of the GT21 during the close-door media event last May, however, during that time this model number has a different name as well as specifications. Back then, it was called as the 'Extreme' which sports a 5-inch qHD display, 1GB of RAM, 32GB ROM and runs on the older Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
The front is mainly occupied by the 5-inch IPS display, there was no mention whether it has a scratch-resistant glass or not, but we assume it is the latter. Above the screen you will find the 2MP secondary followed by the hidden sensors and earpiece grill. Below the display you have the usual capacitive Android keys.
The back has a rubbery feel and has hundreds of dotted holes similar to that of the Samsung Galaxy S5. Here you can find the 13MP BSI auto focus main camera accompanied by an LED flash just below it. At the lower portion, you have the loudspeaker grill and above it is the DTC branding.
|Back without the over|
The back cover is removable and by doing so will reveal the battery, the micro SD card slot, the regular SIM card slot and the micro SIM card slot.
The bottom has nothing on it while the top holds both the micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack.
The left side features the volume rocker while on the right side you can find the power button.
Although the unit during the event is a prototype/engineering device, we can still say that it has a great build quality. In terms of design, the metallic sides add elegance to the rather generic squarish phone. It is only 8.4mm thin and it feels thinner because of the angled/curved edges.
- Dual SIM (regular+micro) dual standby
- 5-inch capacitive IPS HD (1280x720) touchscreen display
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 1.7GHz Octa Core CPU, 700MHz Mali-450MP GPU MediaTek MT6592 chipset
- 2GB of RAM
- 16GB internal storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 13MP auto focus BSI main camera with LED Flash
- 2MP 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 with OTG support
- Bluetooth v4.0
- 2000mAh Li-Ion battery
- Price: Php10,999