Starmobile didn’t hesitate to go all-out this holiday season, releasing a variety of smartphones with different prices so as to cater every kind of budget-conscious Filipino. Whereas the Muse takes the lead and Navi trails behind, the Starmobile Diamond S1 covers the mid-range market at Php8,990.

For that price, the Starmobile Diamond S1 offers a 5-inch capacitive touchscreen with qHD resolution. There’s Asahi Dragontrail Glass placed on top for high scratch resistance. As for its design, the device touts a sleek appearance and thin profile for its size. It’s also relatively light at 153g.

Performance should be quite fast thanks to the MediaTek MT6582M quad-core CPU running under hood, complemented by a Mali 400MP GPU for smoother rendering of graphics. Users will also be to run a couple of apps simultaneously with the 1GB RAM onboard. With back-illuminated sensors (BSI), pictures taken with the Starmobile Diamond S1 look great.

Starmobile Diamond S1 Specs

  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 5-inch LCD touchscreen (540×960 qHD), ~220ppi
  • 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor
  • Mali 400MP GPU
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 32GB
  • 12-megapixel BSI main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 3-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP
  • GPS
  • Dimensions: 146.7 x 73.5 x 9.1mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • Li-Po 2000mAh battery

The Starmobile Diamond S1 also has dual-SIM configuration, with both its SIM modules having standby and 3G connectivity. Mobile download speeds can reach up to 21.1Mbps. Starmobile Sync also comes preinstalled to allow a quick and easy way to import a variety of data from older handsets. Software updates will be rolled out over the air.

Already available in stores and accredited dealers nationwide, the Starmobile Diamond S1 is sold for Php8,990. Color choices for the casing are red and yellow.

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