Back when the Starmobile Diamond X1 was released, I was a bit curious that they’d go with a 6 incher instead of a 5 inch smartphone that was more manageable for Pinoy-sized hands. After all, they had a great advantage with being first to market with an octa core phone, so why not make sure it appealed to as many folks as possible? Fast forward to today and Starmobile has finally decided to release an all new octa core phone, this time sporting a 5 inch screen. Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome the Starmobile Octa!

The Starmobile Octa features a more mainstream-sized 5 inch Full HD IPS OGS screen with a pixel density of 441ppi. It’s driven by the increasingly popular 1.7GHz octa core MediaTek MT6592 SoC coupled with a quad core Mali 450MP4 GPU for some serious performance and gaming action. You’re also getting 2GB RAM, 32GB of internal storage and USB OTG support.

As for the imaging department, the Starmobile Octa packs an 18mp autofocus rear-facing camera with BSI sensor and LED flash, while the front camera packs an 8mp BSI sensor and also comes with its own LED flash.

Connectivity-wise, you’re getting the typical 3.75G/HSPA+ support, WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0. However, you’re also getting NFC, which is a feature you wouldn’t expect on a local phone.

The Starmobile Octa runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and is powered by a 2,300mAh battery. The battery capacity is a little disappointing, but the Mediatek MT6592 chip is said to be much more power efficient over the MT6589, although it remains to be seen how well it will do in an actual battery life test.

The Starmobile Octa will retail for Php16,999 and is due for release next week. While it’s a little expensive, it manages to come with 32GB of storage and pack NFC connectivity. It’s a pretty awesome phone, but I wouldn’t be surprised if people shopping in that price range might prioritize looking at international brands instead.

Starmobile Octa Specs

  • 5″ Full HD OGS IPS display (1080 x 1920 resolution, 441ppi)
  • 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor
  • Mali 450MP4 GPU
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage, non-expandable
  • 18mp BSI autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash
  • 8mp BSI front camera with LED flash
  • 3.75G/HSPA+
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • NFC
  • Dual micro SIM support
  • Price: Php16,990

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  1. …..bulag ang mga tao porque cnabe na OCTA-CORE lol halos katumbas lng neto ang snapdragon 600 which is Quad-Core lng and not to mention snapdragon 600 has adreno 320 GPU. i have a Sky Vega Iron (which a lot of people is not familiar with kc puro cla MyPhone, Cherry, Starmobile etc…) nakuha q lng tong Vega Iron 2nd Hand with a price of 11k. at kahit ano pang kaekekang OCTA-CORE ang itapat nyo d2 wlng cnabe yang mga Local Phones ninyo A.K.A rebranded phones from china LOWLS…

  2. Seriously. Would somebody really buy a starmobile or any local brand for that matter, at that price?

  3. oo nga, tas dpa ginawalang LTE para sa price na almost 17k? Bili nalang ako ng mga samsung at sony with that price, makakarecieve pa ako latest android OS.
    Peru maganda ung specs, mejo halimaw na.

  4. ano ba yan bat ba tinipid yung battery. wth 2300 mah ubos agad bat nyan after 5 hrs usage khit pa MT6592 yan khit 3.5k~4k mah ok na sana for average usage. sayang ganda pa nmn ng specs

    1. kilalanin mo muna si mr.root pati ang kanyang supporter na si One Power Guard.. you might be amazed at the polar difference in battery performance..

      1. LOL ako pa papakilala mo kay mr.root? d naman sa pagmamayabang pero way back 2010 pa langa lam ko na mag root, firmware flashing, etc. tama si iANDROID08 2300mah is still 2300mah. One Power Guard ba kamo? running app din yan which consumes battery. better use greenify