Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image Image
Scroll to top

Top

13 Comments

Starmobile Diamond D2 is company’s largest phablet yet

Starmobile Diamond D2 is company’s largest phablet yet

| On 25, Dec 2013

The follow-up to the Starmobile Diamond D1 is now for sale. Aptly named the Diamond D2, it’s a 6.8-inch phablet that uses a dual-core MediaTek processor, qHD screen resolution, and 1GB RAM for Php7,990.

To start off, the most prominent feature of the Starmobile Diamond D2 is its gigantic screen size. The company claims users can “enjoy more screen time with this first-of-its-kind phablet’s widescreen advantage.” Indeed, there’s more screen real estate, but its low resolution translates to pixilation of visual elements. Small texts won’t be easy to read, slanted lines will appear jagged, and images won’t look smooth.

Yet another good thing about the Starmobile Diamond D2 is its build quality. The aluminum body comes with a premium look and feel, while textured back should help hold this unwieldy device. While it won’t win any titles for profile slimness, this phablet is still thin enough to fit inside a pocket or bag.

Starmobile Diamond D2

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 6.8-inch multi-touch capacitive LCD (540×960 qHD), ~162ppi
  • 1.2GHz dual-core MediaTek processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
  • Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • Li-Ion 3200mAh battery

Starmobile Diamond D2

The Starmobile Diamond D2 also has dual SIM configuration, both of which are 3G-enabled and have standby. It’s also travel-friendly, largely thanks to it quad-band support. In other words, it’s likely to support several cellular frequencies across countries.

It’s also worth noting that the device comes with over-the-air (OTA) software updates, which means it won’t be stuck at running its preinstalled Android ROM in its entire life and can move to a more recent Android version once Starmobile has the upgrades ready to roll out. With Starmobile Sync, contacts, calendar appointments, and other data can be easily between devices.

Personally, the Php7,990 asking price for the Starmobile Diamond D2 is way expensive, especially when putting into account the low screen resolution, meager dual-core processor, and a battery that seems low for a phablet this big. But for those who insist on buying for its better features, this device is already available at dealers and retailers nationwide.

  • iANDROID08

    is this a joke or what? at the price you can get OHD 2.0 with a much better specs and has a wide variety of custom roms to choose from -.-

    • Omar

      Uu nga ….162ppi , almost 7 inches, your eyes will bleed with this thing.

      The screen is literally a pixel magnifier lolz

      trust me, even a noob would choose a 4.5 inch higher res’d CM Apollo over this one

      • iANDROID08

        Yep even Flare HD is much better than this, I just hope na competitive din ang pricing ng CM sa Flare HD that would be a real game changer

  • Omar

    My Good Lord Starmobile, trying to deceive the public with your ”hey this has big @ss screen” marketing gimmick?

    Php8k @ ~162ppi, wow….yung profit margin ninyo nasa Mt. Apo na hahahaha tubong-lugaw to the max na to lol

    Nung naglabas kayo ng teaser about your Mediatek Octa device, nobody got excited…you should ask yourselves why.

  • juan23

    first of its kind huh?

  • Rudy

    I have purchased starmobile diamond d2 with serial number 866490001536933 and NTC No. ESD-GEC-1302187, and after 6 days sira kaagad ayaw ng gumana ang power and everytime na plug mo ang charger umiinit ang naturang unit… this brand and model really sucks at di dapat tankilikin

  • Rudy

    I have purchased starmobile diamond d2 with serial number 866490001536933 and NTC No. ESD-GEC-1302187 sa Automatic Center Market Market Taguig City and after 6 days sira kaagad, ayaw ng mag-on and everytime na plug mo ang charger umiinit ang unit… this brand and model really sucks at di dapat tankilikin

    • Dark

      same problem pre

  • jake

    All philippine phone, tablets, & computer product is not good. palibhasa pinpagawa sa china na mga android phones taz pinalalagyan lng ng design at tatak ng companya nila. Mas maganda pa ang mga fully established products like samsung, lg, lenovo & sony. ang pangit ng nabili ko na starmobile lagi pa naghahang low sccreeeen resolution. huhunuj

  • claret

    my son bought this phone for me yesterday. he said since i have old eyes na daw mas okay mag phablet. when we got home and checked the product may “samsung” sa lock screen at notification drag panel. in my son’s opinion, ginaya nila ang user interface o theme ng samsung. copyright infringement na ito?

  • Dark

    Do not BUY any StarMobile Product. a single scratch will void your warranty and they will not support it anymore even if they can turn on the device using their on tools… SUCKS! Got a D2! after one month POWER PROBLEM kaagad. LOL

    Funny thing… the cause might be a 3rd Party software lol… Even all SAMSUNG device are 3rd PARTY… WHATS THE POINT OF THIS DEVICE IF YOU CANT INSTALL 3rd PARTY BECAUSE IT WILL AFFECT THE DEVICE… DOES STARMOBILE HAS AN INHOUSE SOFTWARE? LOL…

    THEIR DEVICES SUCKS!

  • jheyz27

    sure kayu mga dre???? ehh sa lugar nmin karamihan star mobile pero wala nman akong nakitang defective yung sakin nga ilang beses ko ng nabagsak ang tataas pa till now gumagana pa mhigit half year ko na dn gamit ang sakin ??

  • cutejehan17 .

    Hindi na gumagana ang bluetooth ng Starmobile Diamond D2 ko!
    kakabili lang last month.