Local brand Starmobile and its partnership with Smart Communications has been gunning the entry level market lately with the recent smartphones it launched. One smartphone in particular, the Starmobile Play Click has received strong demand among consumers with its affordable P1,288 price tag plus 1 year free internet from Smart.
The partnership between Starmobile and Smart continues with the newly announced Starmobile Play Max. Its main selling point is the large 4,000 mAh battery. Just like the Play Click, it is also bundled with Smart’s Super Pack SIM. We have one for review. Let’s take it out of the box!
Starmobile Play Max:
- 1.3GHz quad core Spreadtrum 7731G processor
- Mali 400MP2
- 1GB RAM
- 8GB internal memory expandable via MicroSD up to 32GB
- 5-inch HD IPS LCD display (1280 x 720 pixels)
- 8 megapixel rear facing camera with autofocus and LED flash
- 5 megapixel front facing camera with flash
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 3G/HSPA+, WiFi, Bluetooth
- GPS, A-GPS
- 4,000 mAh battery
- Android 6.0 Marshmallow
What’s inside the box?
- Starmobile Play Max unit
- USB cable
- Wall adapter
- Clear jelly case
- Smart Super Pack SIM
We were very pleased to see the Starmobile Play Max out of the box and its freebies inside. The device is gorgeous with brushed metal design at the back. Well the back is actually plastic but the metal look is a nice touch. Moving on the front side of the device we were greeted with a 5-inch display which is on HD. Overall, look and feel is solid and well built, one thing we like about Starmobile’s phones.
Buttons and ports check:
- Left – nothing
- Right – volume rockers and power button
- Bottom – speaker grill and microphone
- Top – 3.5mm headset jack and USB charging port
- Back – 8 megapixel camera with flash
- Front – 5-inch display, three capacitive buttons, sensors, 5 megapixel camera with flash
The SIM 1 is locked only to the SIM card provided but good thing SIM 2 is open to any SIM of any network. We will be testing the Starmobile Play Max for about two weeks. We will be using the SIM card provided and we be definitely keep an eye with the battery. 🙂