Though it launches high-end devices every now and then, Starmobile’s smartphone release this time is one that focuses on high-speed surfing with affordability in mind. The new Starmobile Vida is a 3.5-inch Android KitKat smartphone with 3G HSPA+ connectivity for just Php2,490.
When you’re just after high-speed Internet access, the Starmobile Vida looks like a promising smartphone. Equipped with HSPA+, this handset can reach up to 21.1Mbps download speed. It’s also configured with dual SIM slots, so you can make use of two networks for your Internet needs. (On a side note, Talk ‘n Text is offering PisoNet or Php1 for 10 minutes of Internet access.)
The other specs of the Starmobile Vida are what you can expect from an entry-level device. There’s a dual core processor running under the hood, along with Mali 400 graphics and 512MB RAM. They’re modest at best, but the preinstalled Android KitKat should keep at least everything smooth. The Vida also offers 4GB of internal storage, up to 32GB expansion via microSD, and the typical connectivity options.
Starmobile Vida Specs
- Android 4.4 KitKat
- 3.5-inch capacitive multi-touch screen (320×480 HVGA), ~165ppi
- 1GHz dual core MediaTek MT6572 processor
- Mali-400MP GPU
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 32GB
- 5-megapixel main camera, without LED flash
- 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front camera
- Dual SIM with dual 3G standby
- 3G HSPA+
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 115 x 61.5 x 11.9mm
- Weight: 108g
- Li-Ion 1300mAh battery
Though a budget smartphone, the Starmobile Vida still comes jam-packed with features. Highlights include smile shot, talk-to-unlock, audio enhancer, and app-to-SD transfer. Bundled apps include a free security software, RAM/memory booster, and one for easy messaging.
The Starmobile Vida comes in three colors: black, white, and pink. It will start selling this weekend for Php2,490. Every purchase comes with a free headset with mic, case and screen protector.