|Who will kill the KNIGHT? The Battle of local brand Quad Core Android smartphones - Larger than life, MyPhone ICEBERG vs Close to Retina Display StarMobile KNIGHT. Which of the two will have a mass appeal to Filipinos?|
You have P12K budget for a Quad-core Android smartphones and you are torn between latest MyPhone ICEBERG, StarMobile KNIGHT, Gionee GN708, ZTE Grand X QUAD, Acer Liquid E2 DUO, O+ 8.15 and upcoming StarMobile DIAMOND V7.
All of them are quad core powered smartphones, running on Android Jelly Bean - JB and mostly 1 GB RAM boosting an HD Display and dual camera with BSI technology at mid range price point (P11K-13K).
We will be comparing the latest of the latest, will ICEBERG kill and pierce the armor of KNIGHT? Let's see.
MyPhone ICEBERG vs StarMobile KNIGHT Price, Features and Specs Comparison
Price: MyPhone ICEBERG is priced at P999/12 months or P499.50/24 months to pay on the upcoming event this July 26, 2013. That would cost you around P11,988 while StarMobile KNIGHT is currently selling at P11,290. A price difference of almost P700 that can buy other accessories.
Freebies: FREE Instacase, Screen protector and 8GB memory card (KNIGHT)
Features: Dual SIM (regular and micro SIM), Dual 3G Standby, FM radio and GPS capable (KNIGHT). Dual SIM, FM Radio, GPS and A-GPS capable (ICEBERG)
MyPhone ICEBERG Features:
(1) Clever Motion - Use specific commands to control you phone like Wave to Capture Image, Wave to DIM, Clever Dial and Flip to Mute
(2) Wireless Display - TV out like feature that is wireless, connect to an external display using WiFi
(3) TARA - Theft Apprehension and Asset Recovery Application, a built in Anti-Theft technology, a Pinoy made App.
(4) Encased in Silver and Aluminum Body - lightweight and protection on extreme temperature.
(5) USB OTG
Physical Design: Both 3 soft capacitive buttons. 120 grams and 7.5 mm slim (KNIGHT), 220 grams and 8.9 mm slim, No Philippine Map on back cover (ICEBERG)
CPU: 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor, I hope MT6589 (ICEBERG), 1.2 GHz MediaTek MT6589 Quad-Core Cortex-A7 power efficient processor (KNIGHT).
GPU: Both PowerVR SGX544MP
OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB
RAM: Both 1 GB
Screen: 5.7" IPS HD Capacitive 10 point Multi-Touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 (ICEBERG), 4.7" HD IPS Touchscreen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection (KNIGHT)
Resolution: Both 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel per Inch: 258 ppi (ICEBERG), 312 ppi (KNIGHT)
Internal Memory: 16 GB (ICEBERG), 4 GB expandable up to 32GB via microSD card (KNIGHT)
Camera: 12 MP rear, autofocus with Flash and BSI Sensor and 5 MP front. Full HD video recording (ICEBERG), 18 MP rear, autofocus, BSI, with dual LED flash and 8 MP front, autofocus with BSI Technology (KNIGHT)
Connectivity: Both WiFi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and HSPA+
Sensors: Light, Proximity, Motion and Magnetic (ICEBERG), Accelerometer, Light and Proximity (KNIGHT)
AnTuTu Benchmark Score: 12,771 (ICEBERG), 13,262 v3.3 (KNIGHT)
Battery: 2600 mAh (ICEBERG), 2000 mAh (KNIGHT). Both are fixed or non-removable
Availability/Released Date: MyPhone ICEBERG will be available at the event on July 26, 2013 at 6pm, Eastwood City Central Plaza. StarMobile KNIGHT is out in the market.
MyPhone ICEBERG Pros:
+ Feature packed (Clever Motion, Wireless Display, TARA, Aluminum body)
+ Large screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 on High capacity battery
+ High capacity 16GB internal memory (used USB OTG to expand it up to 32 GB)
+ Installment promo during launching plus 2 years warranty
+ Good for Pinoys who like phablets
StarMobile KNIGHT Pros:
+ Lighter (120g) and Thinner (7.8mm)
+ Close to Retina Display, High ppi density
+ 18MP/8MP dual camera (both BSI and Autofocus)
+ memory expandable via microSD
+ Much affordable plus freebies
+ Good for those who like a handy smartphone
If you are photo enthusiast, I recommend StarMobile KNIGHT for you, otherwise MyPhone ICEBERG is a good choice either.
StarMobile KNIGHT Full Specs
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