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Starmobile UP Selfie Unboxing and First Impressions

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Selfies remained to be a standard when it comes to buying a smartphone. If you have around 15k, there are a lot of phones you can choose nowadays. But there are still who are really short in budget but want to get a phone with decent camera. So here comes Starmobile with their latest offering the Starmobile UP Selfie. Let’s explore, shall we?

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Starmobile UP Selfie specs:

  • 3GHz quad core Mediatek MT6737 processor
  • Mali T720MP graphics
  • 3GB RAM
  • 16GB internal memory expandable via microSD up to 32GB
  • 5.2-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
  • 13 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
  • 13 (wide angle) + 13 megapixel front facing cameras with flash
  • Dual SIM (micro + micro), Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, Fingerprint Scanner, FM Radio
  • GPS, A-GPS
  • 2,900 mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • Price: P6,990
  • Status: Available at Starnobile stores, Argomall and Lazada

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What’s inside the box?

  • Starmobile UP Selfie unit
  • USB cable
  • Wall adapter
  • Earphones
  • SIM card ejector tool
  • Free Jelly case
  • Free tempered glass

One word to describe the Starmobile UP Selfie is generic.. Its not a bad thing actually. Though the design is quite common, Starmobile continues its “tatagal” mantra by offering solidly built smartphones that will last.

 

 

The chassis can be mistaken for metal but it is actually plastic and it seems to be a good one. We were also amazed on how light and thin this smartphone is. Putting it on our pockets feels like we were carrying a hanky. That’s how light it is. Included freebies such as a jelly case and a tempered glass is much appreciated. No need to buy separately.

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Starmobile did some customizations on top of Android 7.0 Nougat and there were some useful pre-installed apps such as Starmobile Care and Star Phone. Overall it is pretty smooth though we have not installed our usual apps.

For the cameras, we have a dual camera set up for selfies – two 13 megapixel shooters with one being the wide angle lens. We managed to take a few photos and we were quite impressed with the shots. We will explore more of its camera capabilities for our full review. Photos below were taken in a low light area and settings on auto mode.

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FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Starmobile has not lost touch when it comes to their product’s durability. We also love what they’ve done with the Starmobile UP Selfie’s camera as well. There are still areas to review deeper for our full review but if you are liking what you see here, we give our nod of approval if you are buying one. 😊