Starmobile has unleashed what it calls its “best value large-screen phone.” Indeed, the Starmobile Up+ only costs Php5,490 and is jam-packed with several features.
To justify its claim as a value device, the Starmobile Up+ boasts a handful of hardware and software features. For one, this is a 5-inch device with an IPS display, a quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM. At 8GB, its internal storage is double that of its predecessor, the Starmobile Up. Furthermore, the Up+ also sports a pair of cameras with back-illuminated sensors, dual SIM slots and microSD expansion.
Android 4.4 KitKat comes preloaded with the Starmobile Up+, and it’s jam-packed with additional customizations. For instance, multipoint gestures of up to three fingers can be used to execute commands, such as double tapping to wake and sleep the device. There’s a built-in battery saver that lets users choose which apps are allowed to run on start-up and which ones have limited background activity and data connection. Call and text filtering, wireless printing, smart camera controls, syncing between devices and app-to-SD transfers are also available.
Starmobile Up+ Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 5-inch IPS LCD (480×854 FWVGA), ~196ppi
- 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor
- Mali-400 MP2 GPU
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 8-megapixel BSI main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
- 2-megapixel BSI front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Dual 3G SIM with dual standby
- 3G HSPA+
- Bluetooth 4.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 146 x 73 x 9.99mm
- Weight: 173g
- Li-Ion 2000mAh battery
Also included in the box are special accessories, such as a compact charger, flip cover, screen protector, a phone case, USB On-The-Go cable and a noise-isolating headset. The phone comes in either black or white color.
The Starmobile Up+ is now available at Starmobile stores and kiosks nationwide. Once again, the price is only Php5,490.