|ASTRA is cheapest dual-core Android phone of StarMobile same with MyPhone A848i|
StarMobile ASTRA is already on the market and selling at P6,990 with free 8 GB memory card and screen protector while MyPhone A848i DUO is coming very soon in the market for P5,990 (Christmas Promo Price cut from P7,499 until December 30, 2012).
So, why I have to compare them?
Both ASTRA and A848i DUO are the cheapest dual-core Android phones from StarMobile and MyPhone respectively aside from competitor Cherry Mobile FLARE (P3,999) and TITAN (P6,499).
Inside both of them are MT6577 dual-core processor from MediaTek which boosts up to 40% application and browser performance thus, fast internet and multimedia experience compared to single-core platform.
Also, both are Android ICS so expect a fast and smooth user Interface (UI).
StarMobile ASTRA vs MyPhone A848i DUO Price, Features and Full Specs Comparison
Price: MyPhone A848i cost much cheaper P5,990 compared to StarMobile ASTRA P6,990 during the promo. At SRP, A848i is more or less P500 more expensive than ASTRA.
Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Standby, with FM Radio, GPS, TV out ( A848i), Mobile TV (ASTRA).
CPU: The same 1 GHz dual-core MT6577 MediaTek processor
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531
OS: Both running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Screen: ASTRA sports a 4.3" display while A848i 4.0" screen. Both are IPS Capacitive Touchscreen.
Resolution: The same 800x480 pixels
Pixel per inch: A848i ppi is equal to 233 compared to 217 ppi for ASTRA.
Camera: Both have dual camera, autofocus with rear LED flash and VGA front. 8 MP rear for ASTRA while 5 MP for A848i DUO.
RAM: Both 512 MB
Sensors: Motion and Proximity Sensor.
Internal memory: Both 4 GB
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable
Battery: A848i is rated at 1600 mAh compared to 1500 mAh for ASTRA.
My hands on with ASTRA for a minute and testing for UI responsiveness is very fast. It has also a solid build and slim design and very tempting to buy.
Having ASTRA and A848i is a good choice for consumers looking for entry level dual-core Android phones. Both are affordable, with fast performance and you will never go wrong for having one of them.
Note: MyPhone A848i Full Specs is not official.
StarMobile ASTRA Full Specs
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