Starmobile Crystal: New Budget Friendly Smartphone Only Php7,990
Published on January 9th, 2013
Starmobile has made available their latest budget friendly Android smartphone this 2013, the Starmobile Crystal. It’s the successor of Astra, most of their specs are the same but the Crystal has a few upgrades compared to its predecessor. Check out the full specs below.
Starmobile Crystal Specification
Dimension: 136mm × 68mm × 9.1mm
Operating System: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
Processor: 1GHz dual-core CPU MediaTek MT6577, ARMv7
Graphics Processor: PowerVR SGX531 GPU
Display: 4.5-inch IPS display at 540×960 resolution, 245 ppi and 5-point multi-touch
Memory: 512MB RAM
Internal Storage: 4GB
Expansion: microSD up to 32GB
Camera Rear: 8 Megapixel auto-focus BSI camera with LED Flash
Camera Front: 2 Megapixel camera
3.5mm audio jack
GSM 900/1800 (Dual-band)
3G network support
HSDPA 7.2Mbps / HSUPA 5.76Mbps
GPS with A-GPS support
Battery: Li-Pol 1,700 mAh battery
Starmobile Crystal vs Astra
Most of the Crystal specs are similar to Astra. I only see four major difference when comparing the Crystal vs Astra. First is that the Crystal has an 8 megapixel rear facing BSI camera and a 2 megapixel front facing camera, while the Astra has only a VGA front facing camera.
Second, the Crystal has a slight larger display of 4.5 inch compared to the Astra’s 4.3 inch. But the Crystal as a higher pixel per inch density, resulting to sharper display. Third is the battery capacity, the Crystal has 1700 mAh battery while the Astra has only 1500 mAh battery. And the fourth are their prices, the Crystal is priced Php 1,000 higher compared to the Astra.
But the Astra has also advantages over the Crystal like mobile TV and Tri-band GSM connectivity. But they are only minimal features.
Starmobile Crystal Price and Where to Buy
Currently the Starmobile Crystal is priced at Php 7,990 (suggested retail price) and can now be purchased at local smartphone dealers nationwide.