|Latest StarMobile CRYSTAL (on the right) - An upgraded ASTRA with better display, crystal clear 8 MP rear and 2 MP front camera and improved battery capacity.|
StarMobile send another dual-core Android phone into orbit and it's coming this December 2012, maybe before Christmas day.
After the successful launch of ASTRA and BRIGHT, next is CRYSTAL which is named based on alphabetical order. Honestly, StarMobile will launch a series of Android phones and probably Filipinos will expect it by next year.
Price and full specs of StarMobile CRYSTAL below is not official. I think it is an upgrade of ASTRA with large and better display, better front camera and improved battery capacity. Mobile TV was removed so, I really prefer this one.
If it is only an upgrade of ASTRA, how will it compete with dual-core Android phones of Myphone A848i, A898 and A919 DUO, Cherry Mobile SkyFire and FLAME, Cloudfone Thrill 430x and upcoming DTC GT5?
StarMobile CRYSTAL vs ASTRA Price, Features and Full Specs Comparison
|StarMobile CRYSTAL featuring superior 8MP+2MP camera with Backside Illumination (BSI) technique.|
Price: P7,990 (CRYSTAL), P6,990 (ASTRA). CRYSTAL is little expensive mainly because of high resolution display and 2 MP front camera.
Features: Dual SIM and Dual Standby. CRYSTAL features a backside illumination sensor (BSI) for it's camera, this is a type of digital image sensor that increased the amount of light captured thus, enhancing low light performance. High end smartphones HTC Evo 4G and Apple iPhone 4 uses BSI on their rear camera. Sony Exmor R sensor are based on this technique.
CPU: Same 1 GHz MediaTek MT6577 dual-core processor
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531
RAM: Same 512 MB
OS: Both runs on Android 4.0 Ice cream Sandwich
Screen: 4.5" qHD (CRYSTAL), 4.3" WVGA (ASTRA). Both are IPS Capacitive Touchscreen
Resolution: 960x540 pixels (CRYSTAL), 800x480 pixels (ASTRA)
Pixel per inch: 245 ppi (CRYSTAL), 217 ppi (ASTRA)
Camera: Both have Dual Camera with 8 MP rear. 2MP front camera for CRYSTAL while VGA front for ASTRA.
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable
Internal Memory: 4 GB expandable to 32 GB via microSD
Battery: CRYSTAL is rated 1700 mAh while 1500 mAh for ASTRA
If they are running on the same Dual-core MT6577 processor and 512 MB , I think performance will be just the same. So, instead of having TV, you can enjoy better screen resolution for videos, games and video calls with it's 2MP front camera.
Will this upcoming StarMobile CRYSTAL worth waiting for and be the brightest star this Christmas? Does BSI 8MP + 2MP front camera will have mass appeal to Filipinos?
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