We see smaller than usual smartphones with small batteries. Smaller displays at lower resolution consumes less power, so, what’s the point of a bigger battery, right? But what if you want that extra power? So here’s the Starmobile Jump Max, an entry level smartphone with a large 3,000 mAh battery. Read on with the review.
Starmobile Jump Max:
- 1GHz Dual Core Mediatek MT6572 processor
- Mali 400MP2 graphics
- 512MB RAM
- 4GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS LCD display (854 x 480 pixels)
- 5 megapixel rear facing camera with flash
- VGA front facing camera
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby (regular + regular)
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, FM Radio
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3,000 mAh Li-Ion battery
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- SRP: P3,690
- Status: Available on Starmobile stores and kiosks
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HARDWARE AND DESIGN:
There’s nothing new with the Jump Max’s design. But you’ll notice that added heft when you picked up the device for the first time. That is because of that 3,000 mAh battery -more on that on the battery section. Anyway, even if it is just an entry level device, Starmobile badge of quality is all over it. It is well built and very solid.
Entry level smartphones has its limits like the display. The 4.5-inch display has a low-res FWVGA display (480 x 800 pixels). The upside is it is fairly decent and has good outdoor visibility which is very seldom to find on an entry level smartphone.
SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE:
It limits also extends to the performance. The Jump Max performs well on basic tasks like sending, receiving text messages and making and accepting calls or checking you Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Just make sure you download a third party app and cache cleaner like Clean Master. Regularly close your apps to maintain that zero lag experience.
When it comes to gaming, playing Candy Crush Saga or Clash of Clans will work fine here. Just attempt to download heavy and graphic intense games like NBA 2k14, Asphalt 8 and Dead Trigger.
The 5 megapixel rear facing camera lacks autofocus so getting more details from your pictures won’t happen. It is a decent shooter despite the lack of autofocus. On dark places, the LED flash will help you brighten up your photos. If you are a “selfielord”, you wont be delighted much on its VGA front facing camera but it takes good selfies on good lighting conditions. We suggest that you take a look at the Starmobile Up Lite or the Up Snap for better selfies.
Both Smart and Globe SIMs work fine on the Jump Max. SIM 1 support regular sized SIMs while SIM 2 support micro SIMs. Calls are crystal clear on our Globe SIM as the other side of the line can hear us clearly. WiFi works fine too.
And we are now on the phone’s main selling point – the battery. The Jump Max’s 3,000 mAh battery lasted a whooping 12 hours of HEAVY usage – 3 hours of iWantv, an hour of games (Sky Force and Clash of Clans), 2 hours of You Tube videos, calls, texts, emails and social media at HSPA+ and WiFi on at auto brightness level. We had an impressive screen on time of around 7 hours! On our light to moderate usage, the phone lasted nearly 2 days. Wow!
Do you seldom or sometimes forget to charge your phone? Are you on a budget and doesn’t mind the camera lacks autofocus? The this is the phone for you. It is the smartphone that can take you the extra mile and more hours of usage.
If you already own one, please do share your experience with us.