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Dual-core Starmobile Play smartphone released for Php2,999

Dual-core Starmobile Play smartphone released for Php2,999

| On 11, Feb 2014

Starmobile has a new Android smartphone priced reasonably that it won’t burn a hole in your wallet. For Php2,999, the Starmobile Play is dual-core, dual-SIM handset with a 4-inch capacitive touchscreen.

In comparison with similar 4-inch Android smartphones that are currently in the Philippine market, the Happy Man company claims that its Starmobile Play comes with the best rear camera resolution at 5 megapixels, as well as an included battery with the highest capacity at 2000mAh. The latter spec translates to a 4-hour talk time or 10.5-day standby time. Of course, the actual battery life may vary according to usage and network conditions.

The internal hardware responsible for allowing the Starmobile Play to chug along include the dual-core MediaTek MT6572 processor (based on Cortex A7), Mali-400MP graphics, and 512MB of RAM. Available onboard storage is only 4GB, to be supplemented by a microSD external expansion of up to 32GB.

Starmobile Play Specs

  • Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4-inch capacitive multi-touch screen (480×800 WVGA), ~233ppi
  • 1.2GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor
  • Mali-400MP GPU
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 5-megapixel main camera, with fixed focus and LED flash
  • 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera, with fixed focus
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • Bluetooth 3
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • Dimensions: 126.5 x 64 x 12.1mm
  • Weight: 138g
  • Li-Ion 2000mAh battery

Starmobile Play full specs

The company further claims that its Starmobile Play has the loudest music and video playback among the similarly specced competition. That’s because this handset has built-in Yamaha speakers, like its octa-core brother the Diamond X1. Other specs include 3.5G HSPA+ connectivity (with download speeds reaching up to 21.1Mbps), sensors (accelerometer, light, proximity), and a 5-pin micro-USB port. As a dual-SIM capable device, the Starmobile Play uses two regular (mini) SIM cards.

UPDATE: Here’s our Starmobile Play review with video!

Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean powers the Starmobile Play, with future over-the-air (OTA) software updates planned to help keep the device get along with the times. Preinstalled software for entertainment include an FM radio and a multimedia player.

Anyone interested in the Starmobile Play can now grab it at the company’s kiosks and stores across the country for Php2,999. Available color choices are red, white, and blue.

[Source: Starmobile]

  • ViRuX

    Whoo.. another phone to have.

    • Nevoh Kram Jamisola

      kaw ba yan Nåshjøn Johnichi San Quiapo?

      • Rolan sy

        bibili na ko ng play ahahah

  • iANDROID08

    Nothing special except for the large capacity battery

    • John Eric Cabanlit Limbago

      yep pero sulit na sulit kna dto. san kpa mkakahanap ng gnyan specs for 3k only dba? well imo lng :D

      • iANDROID08

        For now this is the winner for sub 3k phones :)

        • Roalph King Bj B. Ramos

          pero sa phone ko ndi nmn 4gb ung internal eh
          98mb lang

          • JAY ACEPCION

            0.98MB DIBA IBIG SABIHIN NYAN 980MB PO GANOON PO KASI TALAGA YUNG PAGBASA NG PHONE SA INTERNAL MEMORY

          • Raphael Gutierrez

            WEW @jayacepcion:disqus PANO NAGING 980MB UNG MEMORY EH 0.98 LANG.. IBIG SABIHIN NUN AY 0.98MB=900+KB.. ANLAYO NMAN NUNG SINASABI MO MAGIGING 980 MB SYA -_- EH WALA PA NGA 1MB UNG 0.98MB EH KB PA LNG YUN.. GANON ANG TAMANG PAGBASA NYAN

          • HAHAHA

            eh mga bulag ka kasi kayo at hndi marunong magbasa.
            Pareho lang kayo ni Ralph King Ramos sa taas na nagpost ng Screenshot.

  • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ Adam Parnala

    So should we review this? :-)

    • tunying

      oh hellz yeah! best budget smartphone to date.

    • John Eric Cabanlit Limbago

      yes please? :D

      • http://www.noypigeeks.com/ Adam Parnala

        This week!

  • Azryth Tumulak

    mas ok pa to kaysa myphone agua storm.. sobra kung mag lag.

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    i post ninyo po yung camera test front at back po via ordinariyong camera sa loob ng bahay para malaman kung kaano siya malinaw lang po salamat po

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    i post ninyo po yung camera test front at back po via ordinariyong camera sa loob ng bahay para malaman kung kaano siya malinaw lang po salamat po.

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    i post ninyo po yung camera test front at back po via ordinariyong camera sa loob ng bahay para malaman kung kaano siya malinaw lang po salamat po..

  • Jeremiah Ocan

    i post ninyo po yung camera test front at back po via ordinariyong camera sa loob ng bahay para malaman kung kaano siya malinaw lang po salamat po

  • Mr.J

    hmmm…review ko d2 ay Okay na okay…ung video nya unlock pwede ka mag record ng video up to High Definition( 720 x1280 ) d ka2lad ng mga branded phone lock up 640x 480 lng video recording tapos nsa 5k+ pa price…Internal nya ay e2…phone storage ( 980 MB+) tapos internal nya ay ( 1.7GB + ung available storage na magagamit mo…Tpos ung User Available ram ay 471MB RAM- tapos up to 270 MB max na FREE RAM and magagamit mo…Ung Camera interface nya ay super simple lng wlang burst shot, beauty shot, panorama, stable shot tapos ang daming wla ka2lad ng camera metering wla din…sa quality nman ng 5mp masasabi kong indi sya masaydong maganda kapag nsa loob ng bahay at gabi…Mas maganda pa ung camera ng Sony Xperia Tipo ng na 3.15Mp kahit nsa loob ng bahay at gabi…..tapos pag nsa labas nman n try ko e compare…ganito nag shoot ako ng gumamela pink sa 2 phones…ung Xperia ok lng ung kulay pero ung Play ung kulay ibang-iba sa original…hmmm wla kasing metering ung camera interface kaya ndi ko mabago ung settings…Tpos sa User Interface nman nya OK n okay…minsan lng nag lalag mga 1-2 a day if naubos na ang Ram mo sa applications. Ung Speaker ung Malakas n sobra kasi nag download ako ng Equalizer + booster…Wla nman ako nakikita ng bug sa phone… Tpos ang maganda pwede ka pumili sa mo e save ung download mo sa Internal or SD card tapos ung data ng download pwede mo ilagay sa SD card khit 1GB p yan…Pero pag naglagay k ng SD card magiging extra storage nlng ung INTERNAL storage kasi lahat ng thumbnails at data ma sa save sa SD card at indi sa INternal nya so ibig sabihin Good News e2…tapos ung Internet connectivity nya ay super okay…sa SM Cebu n try ko ang hina up to 3Mbps ung speed lng pero sa Elizabeth Mall sa Cebu umaabot ng almost 8Mbps ung speed e1 ko nlng pag super lapit n ng ung signal tower, lalampas ata ung sa 8Mbps kasi 21mbps nman max connection speed nya……..Tpos tinatamad n ako sa taas ng sinulat ko

    questions??? or clarification just text…09321682143

    • Ivan

      ANg labo naman ng paliwanag mo sa Storage nya

      • JAY ACEPCION

        NDI NMAN HA TAMA LANG DIBA 0.98MB LANG IBIG SABIHIN NON AY 980MB TAPOS MERON PA SYANG EXTRA PANG INYERNAL NA 1GB ABOVE

    • Vina Grace Marie

      question lng po pnu po gamitin ang firewall settings nya po,

  • Roalph King Bj B. Ramos

    Bakit po ganito ang system storage ko dba po b 4gb
    98 mb lang po eh

  • YanimNoj Neirzeuq

    Bumili aq ng play dis month lng kaso hindi maganda ang tunog ng speaker, naka indicate kc sa brochure na malakas daw ang speaker kaso na disappoint aq nung patugtugin q na maingay na , sabog pa ang sounds…Haaayyysss:(

  • Vina Grace Marie

    I have this starmobile play as a free phone in my plan 350 in sun cellular, ang masasabi ko po ay maganda po etong phone at friendly budget pa as 3k at android na xa, super loud speaker xa at maganda ang camera nya at malakas ang signal nya mabilis din xa magdownload at magupload.