Sunday, July 14, 2013

Lenovo A706 vs Starmobile ICON Priced at P7,999 - Specs Comparison

Lenovo A706 vs StarMobile ICON: The Battle of Quad Core powered Android smartphones priced at P7,999 - Which of the two will give more value to your hard earned money?

Imagine every Filipino owns an entry level Android smartphone all running on quad core processor with multi-tasking capabilities and faster internet connectivity (HSPA+).

At present, Philippine market is already flooded with affordable quad-core Android phones for as low as P6K (local brand) and 7K (global brand).

The local market trend is like this, single core to dual core then to quad-core and back to dual core (more power efficient and HSPA+, MediaTek MT6572 powered gadgets is coming very soon).

Latest Lenovo A706 quad core smartphone rival ZTE BLADE E (~P7K) and Huawei Ascend G525 (P6,990) for global brand while Cherry Mobile SKYFIRE 2.0 (P7,999) and StarMobile ICON/DIAMOND V3 (P7,990/P8,990) for local brand. Lets compare the two of them.

Lenovo A706 vs Starmobile ICON Price, Features and Specs Comparison

StarMobile ICON is powered by quad-core Snapdragon S4 processor, running on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and 1 GB RAM. Its selling points are 8MP/5MP dual camera with BSI, quarter High Definition (qHD) scratch resistant display at affordable price for budget conscious Pinoys.

Price: Lenovo A706 is selling at P7,999 while StarMobile ICON is priced at P7,990.

Features: Both are Dual SIM, Dual Standby and  FM radio capable. Dolby Digital Plus and GPS capable (A706). Support OTA updates, dual Autofocus camera and dual 3G standby (ICON).

Freebies: FREE Instacase, screen protector and 4 GB Memory card (ICON)

Physical Design: Both 3 soft capacitive buttons

CPU: Both 1.2 GHz Qualcomm MSM8225Q Quad-Core S4 processor

GPU: Adreno 203 (ICON)

OS: Both Android 4.1 Jelly Bean - JB

RAM: Both 1 GB

Screen: 4.5" FWVGA 16M colors IPS Capacitive Touchscreen (A706), 4.5" qHD Touchscreen with Dragontrail Glass Technology

Resolution: 854 x 480 pixels (A706), 540 x 960 pixels (ICON)

Pixel per Inch: 218 ppi (A706), 245 ppi (ICON)

Internal Memory: Both 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card

Camera: 5MP rear, autofocus with Flash and VGA front. Panorama mode and burst shots up to 16 shots (A706), 8MP rear, autofocus with BSI Technology and 5 MP front, autofocus (ICON)

Connectivity: Both WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable

Sensors: G-sensor, Light and Proximity (A706)

Battery: 2000 mAh (A706), 1800 mAh (ICON)

Availability: Both are already in the market.

Lenovo A706 Pros:
+ High battery capacity
+ Dolby Digital Plus Technology
+ Pre-installed App (Route 66 Maps + Navigation App and Norton Mobile Security)

StarMobile ICON Pros:
+ Lot of freebies
+ qHD resolution, high ppi density and Dragontrail Glass display
+ 8MP/5MP dual camera with both autofocus

It's obvious, StarMobile ICON will give more value to your hard earned money for just P7,990. What is your pick?

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Anonymous said...

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