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Starmobile Play Click Review: Your First Smartphone Experience

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It is quite exciting to have your first – first house, first crush, first love, first trip abroad and so on. If you are a kid or someone using a phone from the Jurassic age and about to own your first smartphone, we are pretty sure it is a memorable experience. Smart Communications Inc. and Starmobile have collaborated to give first time smartphone users a good experience with the Starmobile Play Click. Let’s check out our review.

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Starmobile Play Click:

  • 1.2GHz quad core Spreadtrum SC7731C processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
  • 4.5-inch FWVGA display (854 x 480 pixels)
  • 5 megapixel rear facing camera with LED flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth, FM Radio
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 1,650 mAh battery
  • Android 5.1 Lollipop
  • Price: P1,288
  • Status: Available at Starmobile stores and Smart stores

HARDWARE AND DESIGN

The Starmobile Play Click is a cute, average-sized smartphone. It sits comfortably in the hand and it is very light and pocket-friendly. It is meant for your kid’s hands. Let’s check its button and port placements

  • Top – 3.5mm headset jack and USB charging port
  • Left – nothing
  • Right – Power button and volume rockers
  • Bottom – Microphone
  • Back – Speaker grill and 5 megapixel camera with LED flash
  • Front – 4.5-inch display, three capacitive buttons and 2 megapixel camera

Overall, the Starmobile Play Click is a solid device. The matte back give some added grip and doesn’t accumulate fingerprint and smudges.

DISPLAY

The display has decent screen resolution 854 x 480 pixels which is just right to its 4.5-inch size. It quite sharp and bright though it struggles outdoors. There is no auto brightness here so you have to adjust the brightness manually.

SOFTWARE AND PERFORMANCE

The Starmobile Play Click is running Android 5.1 Lollipop. Smart has already pre-loaded some apps like iFlix and Spinner which is ready to use. Top social media app like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter are also pre-loaded. All you have to do is sign up if you have no social media accounts yet.

Overall performance has been smooth as long as you close apps frequently. When it comes to games, Clash Royale and Clash of Clans works well here.

CAMERA

For the price, don’t expect mind blowing photos taken from its camera. The 5 megapixel camera lacks autofocus but takes decent photos on good light. Take it indoors and the camera starts to struggle.

CONNECTIVITY

Smart has included a Smart Super Pack SIM which is already inserted on the the device. It will give you 100MB of monthly data for a year plus load rewards of P30 every month. So far our internet experience has been great. Based on our latest speed test, we managed to get 7Mbps of download speed. Not bad!

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BATTERY

The battery has hold up very well on our tasks. On you usual social media, calls, texts, chat apps with 3G or WiFi on, we managed to get around 9 hours of battery before it went red on us. You can stretch your battery further when you turn off your data when not in use.

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VERDICT

We are pretty sure that your smartphone experience will be a great one with the Starmobile Play Click. Get free data and load rewards for a year plus you get a good smartphone for a very affordable price. Do you own a Jurassic smartphone? Come on, its time to ditch that! Get the Starmobile Play Click! It is also a perfect choice for your kid’s first smartphone as well.

By the way, there is an open line version of the Starmobile Play Click which sells for P2,699.