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Starmobile Up Snap Unboxing and First Impressions

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The camera on a smartphone, whether at the front or back, is the name of the game for smartphone makers. It is indeed one of the main feature that a smartphone buyer considers. We’ve seen Starmobile efforts to offer quality cameras for their affordable smartphones. They were the ones who pioneered a front facing flash on its selfie camera on the Starmobile Muse about two years ago. The trend continues with the Up series. We have here is the Starmobile Up Snap, a camera-centric smartphone selfie and camera lovers. Let’s unbox it and we’ll share our first impressions with it.

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Starmobile Up Snap:

  • 1.2GHz Quad Core Broadcom BCM23550M processor
  • Videocore IV graphics
  • 1GB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD display (854 x 480 pixels)
  • scratch resistant glass
  • 8 megapixel Ultrapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 5 megapixel front facing camera with autofocus
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, USB OTG
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat

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What’s inside the box?

  • unit itself
  • USB cable
  • charger (not included on the photo)
  • headset
  • clear case
  • screen protector (already installed on the device)

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS:

Looking at the Starmobile Up Snap, it definitely has a clean look. It feels good holding in the hands and it is very solid.  We just find it a little hefty and thicker than any smartphones we’ve reviewed. This is probably because of its big 2,900 mAh battery which is a non-removable one. The back cover can be removed that will reveal the regular and the micro SIM card slot and the microSD card slot.

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The display has a bright but warm tone on it. It also has good viewing angles too. Navigation and app transitions are basically smooth  during our first 24 hours with it.

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We will be taking this smartphone for a spin especially on the camera department. Watch out for our full review with video very soon. 🙂

If you already own this smartphone, please do share your experience with us. Got questions? Tweet and follow @filipinotechie and @immarkmarcelo on Twitter and Instagram.