Thursday, March 14, 2013

MyPhone A848 DUO vs StarMobile ENERGY Price and Specs Comparison

The Battle of affordable 1 GHz single core processor + 4.0" display Android Phones - MyPhone A848 DUO (bottom) vs StarMobile ENERGY (top).

Recently MediaTek unveils its first Quad-core processor MT6589, the successor of MT6577 dual-core Cortex-A9 processor. MediaTek dual-core processor boosts up to 40% application and browser performance compared to single core platform. If you want an Android smartphone for apps and internet use, this is a good choice.

How about if your new to Android platform and you want to buy your first Android smartphone? Do you want a quad core or dual core powered droids or single core is enough for you?

There are a lot of 1 GHz single core Android phones in the market today and they are affordable but rarely with 1 GHz + 4.0 incher display combo. Due to competition from global and local mobile brands, consumers had a hard time choosing what is the best for their needs.

Some of them are latest Lenovo A690 (P5,299)Cherry Mobile W300 (P2,999), Torque Droidz FORCE (P3,299)Sony Xperia J and Alcatel OT 993D. All of them are 1 GHz processor powered on 4 inches display.

I believe there are different types of Android phone designed for different consumers and buying the one with features that you don’t need is just a waste of money. Lets compare 1 GHz single core powered droids from MyPhone and StarMobile.

MyPhone A848 DUO vs StarMobile ENERGY Price, Features and Specs Comparison

MyPhone A848 DUO (bottom) is the twin brother of A848i DUO. They have almost the same design and features except for processor and connectivity capabilities. MyPhone A848i DUO is powered by dual-core processor and 3G capable. StarMobile ENERGY (top) on white with thickness of 12.2 mm and 8 MP rear camera with flash.

Price: MyPhone A848 DUO is selling at P4,590 while StarMobile ENERGY at P5,690. A price difference of P1,100.

Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Standby and GPS Capable. ENERGY is mobile TV capable same with StarMobile ASTRA.

Physical Design: The same 3 soft capacitive buttons

Thickness: 12.2 mm (ENERGY)

CPU: Both are powered by 1 GHz processor. MT6575 (MyPhone A848 DUO)

GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531 (A848 DUO), Adreno 200 (ENERGY)

OS: Both runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich - ICS

RAM: Both 512 MB

Screen: Both 4.0" Capacitive Touchscreen. A848 DUO is IPS display while ENERGY is TFT.

Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels

Pixel per Inch: Both 233 ppi

Internal Memory:  Both 4 GB expandable to 32 GB via microSD slot

Camera: Both sports a dual camera. 5 MP rear with LED flash and VGA front (A848 DUO), 8 MP rear with LED flash and VGA front (ENERGY)

Sensors: Both have motion and proximity sensors

AnTuTu Benchmark: 4369 v3.0.3 (A848 DUO)

Connectivity: Both with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3.5mm jack port. ENERGY is 3G capable while A848 DUO is non 3G.

Battery:  MyPhone A848 is rated at 1600 mAh while StarMobile ENERGY at 2200 mAh.

So which one is your pick? Do you want an IPS or TFT display, a 3G capable Android smartphone or with high rated battery capacity of 2200 mAh for 8 hours talktime and entertainment?

MyPhone A848 DUO Video Review
StarMobile ENERGY First Hands On
StarMobile ENERGY Full Specs

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