There is no shortage of android phones from local brands right now and in fact they’re everywhere. But if you’re one of those who prefer to carry a smartphone from a trusted brand, then the Samsung Galaxy Star might be the one for you.
For as low as Php3,990, you’ll get a Samsung android phone with the latest Android Jelly Bean OS installed. For obvious reasons, there are some shortcomings on this device that you should bear.
It packs a 1GHz processor and a medicore 512MB of RAM. If we’ll pit it against the last low-end Samsung android phone that made waves in the Philippine mobile scene, it’s just better by about 150MHz and the screen resolution of QVGA (240×320) is retained in a 3-inch TFT LCD display. You can check out the full specs here.
Would you choose the Galaxy Star over local stars like the Cherry Mobile Flare, Burst, and MyPhone A848i?
> Would you choose the Galaxy Star over local stars like
> the Cherry Mobile Flare, Burst, and MyPhone A848i?
Whoa dude, that’s like overkill. These phones are actually good value for the money. Let’s get similar price range but also underspecced competition.
Overpriced phone shootout:
Samsung Galaxy Star (PhP 3,990)
Nokia Asha 501 (PhP 4,490)
True, brands like samsung is much more reliable. However the selling point of the local brands today is their phones are packed with features and a very attractive pricepoint. It’s a balancing act for the consumers right now. Great specs, low price but gambling on quality (not saying locals has poor quality, but the chance of defects seems more prevalent or qc is a bit lax) or buying the a known brand but affording only whatever fits the budget and as featured above, pales in comparison with the local smartphones.