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Starmobile Octa Follows Diamond X1 in Octa-core Smartphone Race, Comparisons Inside

By Lionell Go Macahilig - on 19 Mar 2014, 4:41pm

Starmobile Octa Follows Diamond X1 in Octa-core Smartphone Race, Comparisons Inside

Starmobile Octa

More than two months after Starmobile launched its first octa-core smartphone, the locally-based Filipino company is unleashing another octa-core device, namely the Starmobile Octa. Among the highlight features of the Octa include a MediaTek MT6592 eight-core chip, 5-inch Full HD touchscreen with Asahi scratch-resistant OGS panel, 18-megapixel main autofocus camera with dual-LED flash, 8-megapixel front-facing camera with wide-angle lens and flash, 32GB built-in storage, support for wireless charging, and a micro-USB connector compatible with MHL (Mobile HD Link) cable. Available in black and red colors by the end of March, the Starmobile Octa costs PhP 16,990, bundled with the 2-in-1 wireless charging pad and Bluetooth speaker (valued PhP 2,490). The Octa competes with other octa-core smartphones in the market such as the Cherry Mobile Cosmos Z2 and the ThL T100 Monkey King II

Below is a quick comparison between the Starmobile Octa and the preceding Starmobile Diamond X1. To view more photos of the Octa, visit our Forums section and feel free to let us know your thoughts.

Starmobile Octa vs Starmobile Diamond X1
Device Starmobile Octa Starmobile Diamond X1
Operating System Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean) Android 4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)
SIM Slots Micro + Micro, Dual 3G Standby Micro + Micro, Dual 3G Standby
Chipset MediaTek MT6592 MediaTek MT6592
Processor 1.7GHz Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7 1.7GHz Octa-core ARM Cortex-A7
Graphics Quad-core Mali-450MP4 at 650MHz Quad-core Mali-450MP4 at 700MHz
Display 5-inch Full HD (1080 x 1920) 440ppi, 16 Million Colors 6-inch HD (720 x 1280) 245ppi, 16 Million Colors
Memory 2GB RAM, 32GB ROM 2GB RAM, 8GB ROM
Rear Camera 18-megapixel AF with BSI and Dual LED Flash 18-megapixel AF with BSI with LED Flash
Front Camera 8-megapixel FF with BSI, Wide Lens, and LED Flash 8-megapixel FF with BSI
Connectivity 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, USB, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n 3G, Bluetooth 4.0, USB, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n
Battery 2300mAh lithiuim-ion 2300mAh lithium-polymer
Talk Time Up to 10 Hours Up to 10 Hours
Standby Time Up to 250 Hours Up to 280 Hours
Dimensions / Weight 143 x 68.5 x 9.7mm / 153g 161.06 x 80.86 x 7mm / 183.5g
Price PhP 16,990 PhP 13,990