Starmobile just announced two new android phones called as the Starmobile Goal and Starmobile Hit. Announced on their Facebook fan page, these two will be their new entry-level and mid-range level offering that will compliment the newly launched Starmobile Diamond.
The Starmobile Goal is now one of the cheapest 4.5-inch dual-core with FWVGA display in the market as it’s priced for only Php5,990. It has the usual specs that you would expect with a local android phone. It will be powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, 512MB RAM, and a PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The internal storage remains at 4GB and it’s expandable up to 32GB via a microSD. At the back, it has an 8-megapixel camera but there is a lack of LED flash which means that it won’t be a good companion on low-light conditions. There is a VGA front-facing camera in front and other standard connectivity features such as Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, and GPS are present as well. Starmobile Goal will be juiced by a meager 1800mAh battery. The Starmobile Goal could probably replace the Starmobile Astra in the market as it now offer better specs minus the TV, but with a cheaper price.
The Starmobile Hit is a little conservative as the Php3,590 say so. It’s an android phone with an outdated Android 2.3 Gingerbread, 1GHz single core processor, PowerVR SGX531 GPU, and only 256MB of RAM. The battery is rated at 1400mAh. It has a small 3.5-inch display with a HVGA (230×480) resolution which is okay for most first time users but considering how close the price is to the Cherry Mobile Flare and Cherry Mobile Burst, it makes little sense to sell this at this price point. And oh, the Cherry Mobile Thunder got a price cut to only Php4,499 and that’s a better android world for an extra Php1,000.
I don’t know what Starmobile is really up to with these kind of releases but I’ve heard good feedbacks on their service centers which we haven’t tried out yet. Anyway, these affordable handsets looks like a good back up to the Starmobile Diamond. How about you? Do you think Starmobile Android phones deserve those extra money?