|StarMobile's cheapest quad core Android phone so far - the NAVI, powered by 1.2 GHz quad core Broadcom 23550 CPU, 1 GB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.0" Capacitive display with GLONASS capability.|
As Android smartphones become cheaper due to latest technology in processor, display and camera, Filipinos can enjoy multimedia, gaming, internet connectivity and increased functionality at affordable price.
Latest from MediaTek are affordable version of quad core Soc - the power efficient MT6582 Cortex-A7 released third quarter of 2013.
On the other hand, Broadcom first 5G WiFi, NFC, GPS and Indoor positioning quad core processor designed for entry level smartphones - the BCM 23550 Cortex-A7 was announced second quarter of 2013.
Let's compare two latest quad core Android phones from our local brand Cherry Mobile and StarMobile using both affordable processor.
Cherry Mobile FLARE S vs StarMobile NAVI Price, Features and Specs Comparison
|From the family of FLARE series - Cherry Mobile FLARE S is powered by latest MediaTek MT6582 quad core CPU, 1 GB RAM, running on Android 4.2 JB OS on 4.0" IPS Capacitive Touchscreen boosting 8MP/VGA dual cameras.|
Price: Cherry Mobile FLARE S is selling at P4,499 while StarMobile NAVI is priced at P4,670. A price difference of P191.
Features: Dual SIM (FLARE S), Dual SIM ( Regular + Regular), FM Radio, Over the Air (OTA) Updates and StarMobile SYNC (NAVI)
Physical Design: 10.5 mm slim (NAVI)
CPU: 1.3 GHz MT6582 Cortex-A7 quad core processor (FLARE S), 1.2 GHz Broadcom 23550 Cortex-A7 quad core processor (NAVI)
GPU: MALI 400 (FLARE S), Broadcom Videocore IV (NAVI)
OS: Both Android 4.2 Jelly Bean - JB
RAM: Both 1 GB RAM
Screen: Both 4.0" Capacitive Multi-Touchscreen. FLARE S is IPS.
Resolution: Both 800 x 480 pixels
Pixel per Inch: Both 233 ppi
Internal Memory: Both 4 GB expandable up to 32 GB
Camera: 8 MP rear with Flash and VGA front camera (FLARE S), 5 MP rear, BSI, with dual LED Flash and VGA front camera (NAVI)
Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-USB and 3G/HSPA+ capable (FLARE S), WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, GPS/A-GPS/GLONASS and 3G/HSPA+ capable (Download up to 21.1 Mbps) [NAVI]
Sensors: G-sensor, Proximity and Light (FLARE S), Gyro, Proximity and Light sensor (NAVI)
AnTuTu Benchmark Scores: ?
Battery: 1400 mAh (FLARE S), 1500 mAh Li-Ion (NAVI)
Availability: Both are already in the market
Kindly please share your hands on experience, some specs and initial review if you own one of these Android gadgets. I'll update the specs as long as more information is available.
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