Thursday, May 30, 2013

StarMobile ICON, JUMP, KNIGHT Price, Features and Specs

Latest from StarMobile fleet of Android phones reaching to the stars are quad-core powered ICON, KNIGHT and dual-core JUMP - left to right. Will they capture the heart of Filipinos?

StarMobile Alphabets of naming Android phones are now on latest ICON, JUMP and KNIGHT after the dual-core powered GOAL (P5,990) and single core HIT (P3,590) droids installment last April 2013.

The latest 3 Android phones are still not officially announced on StarMobile Facebook and their website but I watched it on Unbox Video Podcast so we will have the first glance view on specs. ( Updates: It's now official, 5 Android phones are going to be released including StarMobile DIAMOND V3 and V7 phablet both running on quad-core processor)

I'm impressed with StarMobile KNIGHT - it's really a knight in a shining armor, with screen pixel per inch (ppi) close to retina display covered with Corning Gorilla glass for scratch protection.

KNIGHT sports an 18MP rear and 8MP front camera both with BSI and autofocus - one of a kind dual camera combo specs offered by a local mobile brand to Filipinos (usually 8MP/2MP or 12MP/2MP are around in the market).


StarMobile ICON, JUMP, KNIGHT Price, Features and Specs


StarMobile ICON

ICON first quad-core Android of StarMobile competing with Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2 (they have almost the same specs). StarMobile ICON is powered by Qualcomm quad-core Snapdragon processor, running on Android Jelly Bean and 1GB RAM. It sports a dual camera 8MP/5MP both with autofocus with BSI on rear on 4.5" quarter High Definition (qHD) display protected with Dragontrail Glass for scratch resistance.

Price: P7,990 (official)
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Camera, FM Radio, Support OTA updates
Freebies: FREE Jelly case and 4 GB Memory card
Physical Design: 3 soft capacitive buttons
CPU: 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225Q Quad-Core processor
GPU: Adreno 203
OS: Android Jelly Bean - JB
Screen: 4.5" qHD Touchscreen with Dragontrail Glass Technology
Resolution: 540 x 960 pixels
Pixel per Inch: 245 ppi
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 4GB expandable up to 32 GB
Camera: 8MP rear, autofocus with BSI Technology and 5 MP front, autofocus
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable (HSPA+)
Battery: 1800 mAh
Availability: 2nd week of June 2013


StarMobile JUMP

JUMP up your career with StarMobile cheapest dual-core powered Android so far. From StarMobile ASTRA (P6,990) to GOAL (P5,990), StarMobile JUMP is packed with balanced performance (Dual-core processor that boosts up to 40% apps and browser performance), functionality (Dual camera, FM radio and 3G capable) at affordable price (third cheapest dual- core in the market next to Cherry Mobile FLARE/BURST (P3,999), MyPhone A818g DUO (P3,999) and Cloudfone Excite 400D - P4,490. It also competes with Cherry Mobile HYPER and THUNDER (both P4,999) and Lenovo A390 - P4,999).

Price: P4,990 (official)
Freebies: FREE Instacase and 4GB memory card
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Camera and FM Radio
Physical Design: 3 soft capacitive buttons
CPU: 1 GHz MT6577 dual-core processor
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX531
OS: Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Screen: 4.0" WVGA Touchscreen
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel per Inch: 233 ppi
RAM: 512 MB
Internal Memory: 4GB expandable up to 32 GB
Camera: 5MP rear and VGA front
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable
Battery: 1400 mAh
Availability: 2nd week of June 2013


StarMobile KNIGHT

Who will kill the StarMobile KNIGHT running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean powered by MediaTek power efficient Cortex-A7 quad-core processor and 1 GB RAM? It sports an 18MP/8MP dual camera both autofocus with BSI technology on Gorilla Glass protected 4.7" IPS High Definition close to Retina display (Retina Display are screen with high pixel density that our eyes is unable to notice pixelation at a typical viewing distance. Steve Job says that the magic number for a retina display is about 300 ppi for a device held 10-12 inches from the eye)

Price: P11,290 (official)
Freebies: FREE Instacase and 4GB memory card
Features: Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual Camera, FM Radio and GPS capable
Physical Design: 3 soft capacitive buttons
CPU: 1.2 GHz MT6589 quad-core processor
GPU: Integrated PowerVR SGX544MP
OS: Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Screen: 4.7" HD IPS Touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Resolution: 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel per Inch: 312 ppi
RAM: 1 GB
Internal Memory: 4GB expandable up to 32 GB
Camera: 18MP rear, autofocus, BSI, with LED flash and 8 MP front, autofocus with BSI Technology
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable (HSPA+)
Battery: 2000 mAh
Availability: July 2013

To give you a summary of the 3 Android phones, the cheapest dual-core powered Android is StarMobile JUMP, I think it is a redesigned GOAL or BRIGHT made for affordability and for entry level Android users.

Second, the first quad-core powered droid is StarMobile ICON with inspiration from FLIRT, it sports a dual camera with both autofocus (8MP/5MP) on qHD (quarter High Definition) display with Dragontrail Glass scratch resistant protection.

Lastly, StarMobile KNIGHT is a flagship droid with impressive display resolution (312 ppi), camera (18MP/8MP) and pack with features (power efficient processor, coolest quad-core Soc in the world, BSI sensor and Gorilla glass screen protection) - what can you ask for?

What is your pick?

Note: Full Specs are not official, kindly please visit StarMobile Facebook from time to time for future updates.

Sources:
StarMobile Launches New Android Devices
StarMobile KNIGHT, ICON and JUMP Video Hands On


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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

is this the official price?

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