Starmobile recently announced their newest addition to the Diamond series, the Diamond D1. The Diamond D1 is a phablet with a 5 inch screen, 1.2GHz quad core processor, and dual autofocus BSI cameras (12mp rear, 8mp front). What’s equally interesting is that the Starmobile Diamond D1 is equipped with a 3,000mAh battery, which is impressive considering most other 5 inch phablets in the market are in the 2,000-2,500mAh range.
Of course, simply having a large battery doesn’t automatically equate to great battery life. The Diamond D1 is optimized for better battery usage because the screen has a lower FWVGA resolution, compared to the HD resolution of some of the higher end phablets. Of course, technically that means the screen isn’t as clear, but fewer pixels also means a lighter load for the GPU to process.
Another thing that contributes to better battery life on the Diamond D1 is its underclocked GPU. It is equipped with a quad core MT6589M SoC, which is a slightly lower end variant of the regular MT6589 that most of the premium local quad core phones sport. While both their CPUs are clocked at 1.2GHz, the “M” variant is coupled with an underclocked PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU at 156MHz down from 286MHz on the regular MT6589 variant. Obviously, this means that the graphics aren’t as potent on the Starmobile Diamond D1, but because it’s paired with a lower resolution screen, the graphics performance balances itself out.
If you care about the rest of the specs, it’s fairly well-equipped. The Starmobile Diamond D1 supports data speeds of up to 3.5G/HSPA+ and comes with built in WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS support. Looking to grab this power-efficient phablet? SRP is only Php7,999.
Starmobile Diamond D1 Specs
- 5″ FWVGA display (480 x 854 resolution, 195ppi) with Dragontrail glass
- 1.2GHz quad core MT6589M SoC
- 156MHz PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU
- Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
- 12mp rear-facing autofocus BSI camera
- 8mp front autofocus BSI camera
- WiFi b/g/n
- Bluetooth 3.0
- GPS with A-GPS
- FM Radio
- 3,000mAh battery
- Dimensions: 147.5 x 74 x 10.3mm
- Weight: 204g with battery