When broadcast giant ABS-CBN announced the ABS-CBN TV Plus (or popularly known as “Ang Mahiwagang Black Box”), we are all excited about it. Still more than half of households in our country does not have cable or satellite TV service and digital TV might solve the problem of non-cable TV owners – analogue signal distortion. But we never expect that digital TV technology can go mobile. And then, here comes Starmobile Knight Vision.
Recently announced last month, the Knight Vision gives you cable-like TV reception even on-the-go. But that does not end there. Our good friends from Starmobile gave us a review unit. Let’s unbox it!
Starmobile Knight Vision
- 1.3Ghz Quad Core Mediatek MT6582 processor
- Mali 400MP2 graphics
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 64GB
- 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 13 megapixel rear facing Sony IMX camera with autofocus, LED flash and Optical Image Stabilization
- 8 megapixel front facing Sony camera
- Dual SIM (Regular + Micro) Dual Standby
- HSPA+, WiFi, WiFi hotspot, Bluetooth, ISDB-T Digital TV
- GPS, A-GPS
- 2,450 mAh Li-Po battery
- Android 4.4 Kitkat
- SRP: P9,990
- Status: Available in Starmobile stores and kiosks
What’s inside the box?
- unit itself
- USB cable
- two screen protectors
- free clear case
HANDS ON AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS:
The device resembles the Cherry Mobile Cosmos One Plus only with different button and port positions. Speaking of port positions, volume rocker and power/lock button are on the right, 3.5mm headset jack and microUSB port on top, microphone on the bottom and nothing on the left. The slightly protruding optically stabilized 13 megapixel rear facing camera with dual LED flash on the top left at the back. Lastly, the antenna is found on the top left on the device beside the microUSB port.
The Knight Vision is lightweight and slim at 8.5mm. We do love the white variant as it looks classy. Moving on to the screen, we have a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720, not full HD found on the flagship Knight X. We’ll test the screen and the phone’s performance as we use it.
We did set up the Digital TV app and we got 30 channels, although many channels are encrypted only to ABS-CBN’s TV Plus box, the top three channels work well – ABS-CBN, TV5 and GMA. More on that on our full review.
The Starmobile Knight Vision will be our daily driver for a week. Expect our full review after.