First Impressions: Starmobile Engage 7-inch Android tablet

Starmobile is Filipino mobile phone company that specializes in affordable feature phones of their own design. It’s no surprise that sooner or later the company will also release their own Android devices.

starmobile engage 1

The Starmobile Engage is their first Android tablet at 7-inch and has a retail price of just Php5,990. Can’t believe the price right? At that price, what you can usually get are entry-level Android smartphones.

We received a unit of Starmobile Engage recently so allow us to share to you our first impressions.

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Inside the box, you’ll get the tablet itself, the charger, generic earphones, manual and the warranty card. Pretty basic stuff.

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Lifting the Engage we immediately notice how light it is. The 7-inch display has a wide bezel surrounding it with the Starmobile logo below it. If you notice that the display is not that sharp, well it’s because of the low 800 x 480 resolution which you rarely see even in smartphones with 4.3-inch display.

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It has a curved back with a matte black finish to discourage smudges and fingerprints. Upper right at the back you’ll find the typical 3.0 megapixel camera (no flash) you find in entry-level Android phones. Speaker grill is located on the lower right portion at the back. There’s also a VGA camera in front which works with video calls like Skype.

At the bottom edge of the tablet you’ll be greeted with a whole LOT of ports. From left to right you’ll get the Home button, Reset pinhole, mic, 3.5mm earphone jack, DC charging port, mini-USB, a regular USB, standard HDMI port, microSD slot, and the Power/Sleep button.

starmobile engage 5

The Starmobile Engage is a WiFi-only device but you can use your 3G or 3.5G USB dongle with it. You can also plug in a USB flash drive and access its contents with this tablet. You need a file explorer app for it though which you can easily get from Google Play.

This tablet runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich already and is powered by a single-core 1.2GHz CPU with 1 GB RAM. Haven’t really used it that much but I experienced a little bit of lag when waking this device. There’s a 5GB internal storage here so you’d want to make use of the microSD slot for expansion.

Bottomline here is the Starmobile Engage won’t “œwow” you in terms of looks but it has a unique design compared to other budget tablets in the market. The specs are not something you will like to show off either but they’re serviceable for the price that you are paying for. You will also get a lot of functionalities out of this device thanks to its myriad of ports.

The thing is, for just Php5,995, you’ll get a lightweight 7-inch Android tablet you can use to watch videos, surf, read books, video chat and play casual games with. Starmobile also prides itself with the high-quality of customer support they give which is their edge over other affordable brands in the market.

Starmobile Engage
1.2GHz A10 Cortex A8 CPU
7-inch Capacitive Multi Touch Display, 800×480 pixel resolution
1GB RAM, 5GB internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB
Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
3-megapixel rear facing camera
0.3-megapixel front facing camera
WiFi, HDMI, USB OTG, supports 3.5G modem
No Bluetooth
3000mAh Battery
SRP: Php5,990
  • Dawn N

    Can you download apps in it?

    • Ram

      It runs on Android ICS so apparently, yes. :)

      • greg

        it runs on skype? video call..?

    • Calvin

      yes you can.

  • bob weiss

    High level of customer support is a joke, I have their smartphone and the manual is mediocre and not on their website. When I queried them via email on this I received NO answer.

    • Calvin

      i think their social media accounts (facebook twitter) are more active in answering customer queries.

  • Primon

    For almost the same price you can buy from online shops an ainol Novo II with Ips screen, ics, dual core and 8gb internal storage, no front Cam though.

    • Calvin

      and support… don’t forget about local support. 😉

  • tarzan

    tulong po! hindi ko makita yung mac address ng starmobile tablet,pano po ba isesetup ito?

  • roiji

    are starmobile tablets and phones made in the philippines?

    • JMBalicano

      No, but unlike MyPhone, Torque and Cherry Mobile that simply rely on ODMs and rebrand them for reselling, Starmobile actually designs their own stuff then has them manufactured in China.

    • Griswold

      yup maganda sa starmobile is that they’re not OEM. and they’re open pag may suggestions yung mga tao or pag may mga tanong mga customers nila. active sila sa happyman page nila in facebook.

  • Espada

    I have an Onda Vi30W for 6000 Php… 8Inch with 1.5Ghz 1GB Ram… It serves me good so far…

    my point is… you can get a bang for the buck devices if you just work hard searching for it 😀

    • JMBalicano

      Very true. Ainol is another Chinese manufacturer that delivers bang for buck devices. It’s nice that Cherry Mobile relies on them for ODM tablets. Starmobile is taking another admirable approach by designing their own stuff and then having a Chinese manufacturer make it for them. Either way, you get good local support.

  • Jade

    That’s nice,The Specification and appearance of this tablet is good and the price is very Affordable.

  • jer mil

    may built-in mic po ba ang starmobile engage???

    • Calvin


  • raymund

    paano po ba i-root ito?

  • http://facebook jenica

    ahm malinaw po b ang cam ng starmobile ???? trough chatting skype and in

  • Darel

    does it support pdf format(for texts)?

  • Darel

    does it support pdf format(for texts)?

    • Calvin

      yes it does support pdf

      • ely

        am thinking of buying one…bakit ang price sa balanga, bataan nag tanong ako kanina ay 7,000+ di pa parepareho prices nyo?

        • ely

          pls…i want to have one this xmas kaya nag search ako sa internet ngayon.nagulat ako mababa price nyo

        • ely

          ilang oras po ang battery life nya?

          • ely

            baka gusto nyo namang sumagot? sige iba na lang bibilin ko.

  • teresa

    meron din bang microsoft office?

    • Calvin

      i dont think may ms office sa android. what you can do is download polaris app from Google Play to open your MS office files.

      • teresa

        paturo naman po kung papano!!! salamat

        • Calvin

          look for the Google Play icon.. click on it. Search for Polaris office, select the free version and click the install button.

  • chat

    ano po ba ang pinaka cheap pero maayos na tablet?

    • Calvin

      hmm maybe the nexus 7. or samsung galaxy tab 2 7.0.

  • Dwnkiedou

    For exactly one month, I enjoyed downloading using Google Play Store, but, where’s my downoaded apps now? They’re al gone!!! Including my Google Play Store icon has gone too… too bad…

  • sheila

    Pwede bang lagyan ngsim tong starmobile engage.? Or gamitan ngboardband.?

    • Calvin

      di pwede sim pero usb broadband stick pwede.

      • http://facebook owen

        sir may powerpoint ba ang starmobile engage? coz i would like to present my powerpoint to my customer tru the starmobile engage kasi bulky masyado ang laptop

        • Calvin

          you can download polaris office… the free version can read open office documents.

  • sanz

    malinaw po b ang cam..

  • document

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  • nigel

    suportado ba neto ung game na zenonia 4 o temple run

    • Calvin

      kaya naman although not sure sa performance kung super smooth sya.

  • AL Sharp

    With it’s 7″ screen it makes a very viable camera even if resolution is not the highest.


  • chii

    Nakabili nako ng engage. Now my question is pano ko iloload yung prepaid card ko sa broadband ko. Using this tablet. Wala akong makitang sendan ng pin numbers. Pls do reply asap before Monday. Expiratn kase ng unli ko yun. Thanks

    • Calvin

      uhmm kunin mo siguro yung SIM tapos lagay mo sa phone mo then dun mo iload. :)

  • mhay

    can i play facebook games or apps in engage tab

  • bachu bops

    The best ang engage halos lahat ng apps kaya nya. Problem lang pag nag uninstall ka ng external storage nagkakaroon ka ng corrupted files

  • teta

    how can i install my broadband? Di ko kasi alam kung sira yung engage ko pati wifi hnd maka connect po.

  • maria joy

    meron pho b tablet ang starmobile n 3g n

  • maria joy

    meron pho b available n lether case para sa star mobile tablet

  • xas

    how about ms word/excel sir? thanks

  • alvin

    pano po ireset yung engage? na lock pattern kasi.

    • francis

      sir alvin paano naayus yung lock pattern mo?
      nangyari din kasi sa engage namin.. thanks.

  • liza

    hi :) merong po bang google play store app ang engage? alam ko sa coby wala eh.thanks.

    • Calvin

      yes meron. yung bagong coby meron na rin dapat.

  • smileydog

    ang panget naman maganda parin ang pippo up u1 jelly bean ang os quad core pa at saka mataas ang resolution hindi gaya nyan kung taas pa specs nya maaring bilin ko din yan grabe kapresyo pa sya ng pippo tapos ganun yung specs dibale nalang

    • jm

      Hi! San mo po nabili ung pippo jellybean tab mo? Thanks.

      • Ken

        Nasa LAZADA

  • ajoysays

    Can I download instagram here??..nd will it work??..tnx nd Godbless..

  • http://[email protected] leemer

    hello po , supported po ba sya ng adobe flash player ? tsaka ok po ba performance , d po ba masadong log ? ty po sa responce :)

  • ron eric bathan

    pwede mo ba maiconnect ang engage sa isang multi media projector? thanks for your answer. napansin ko kc may hdmi port so ask ko if pwede iconnect sa multi media projector… :)

    • Calvin

      although we havent tried it, that’s the hdmi out is for, to connect to hdmi displays.

      • ron eric bathan

        thanks for the reply sir… i’m just asking because i need a tablet that can be connected to a projector for my power point presentation.

  • che

    wt if po kng wlng wifi….pnu po mgagamit ung application n kailangan my net,
    or my sim dn b yan pra ma e load cia?

    • Calvin

      walang sim. kelangan mo talaga wifi or broadband stick

      • che

        mgkano nmn po ung broadband stick?

        • che

          s pgkakaalam ko po kc ung broadband stick db ung isa my eload,tpos ung isang klase nmn db monthly un?
          gaya s wifi n monthly bill dn..tama po b? 😉

      • Marx

        how to install broadband stick? pag-pinaplug ko di sya ma-read.


    • che

      thanks po s rply.. :)

  • carlo

    sayang maganda na sana kaya lang baterry life niya 3 hours lang.

  • jomar

    paano magconnect ng broadband stick dun sa engage.? ndi ko alam mga process.

    • michael ong

      parang ayaw nga eh…i tried din…hindi naman nererecognize eh

  • Sophia

    were can i buy Starmobile Engage

  • jeet

    engage 9 na po ba yung pinaka malaking tab ng starmobile ?

  • michael ong

    i just bought my own engage 9. i was amaze that it connect fast, though its kind a cheap in price..nice work!!
    kaya lang parang alang opera minni na compatible eh

  • danielle dawn villapando

    pede po bang iroot ang starmobile engage 7”? or pde po bang machange ang os nya?

  • youngatheart

    it the camera good??? clear nman mo kahit gabi?? like other samsung tabs?

  • smileydog

    @ jm sa university mall merun dun sa vito cruz maynila yun may bago pippo m3 mas matagal ang life ng battery tapos may hdmi at dual micro usb at saka 5 mp camera front and back at mataas din ang specs at malaki sya jellybean os din

  • gie

    how to use my smartbroadband to my starmobile engage 7?

  • tuttie

    Magtatanong nga po.. meron po kasing nag pop up nakung ano anung information sa upper right side nitong starmobile engage.. paano po tatanggalin un? Para pong nagiiscan na pnpakita lhat ng info about sa apps .. help nmn po

  • vincent palmejar

    how to install globe broadband stick?

  • nadine alvarez

    nawala kse yung keypad ng starmobile engage ko di tuloy ako makapag fb and twitter san ko ba makikita yung keypad nya walang lumalabas kse. salamat

  • Raine2828

    May wi-fi po ba ung starmobile engage? :)

  • babbie

    sir, pwede po ba ang broadband d2? tulad ng smart bro or globe tattoo?…

  • pumpkinjuice

    hi… bakit po ayaw gumana ng frony cam for skype?

  • mariel

    Hi, I just got my engage 7hd today. Everything works fine except when I try downloading apps it get an error saying “it could not be downloaded due to an error (error retrieving information from server.(RPC.S-5 AEC-O ). Please help..

  • mariel

    Hi, I just got my engage 7hd today. Everything works fine except when I try downloading apps it get an error saying “it could not be downloaded due to an error (error retrieving information from server.(RPC.S-5 AEC-O ). Please help me what to do..thanks

    • rz

      yeah i got one to. erroe in downloading, error retreiving info from server. sabi doon sa staff ng starmobile sa wifi daw yun. for me, i don’t believe ksi ok nman wifi doon sa npuntahan ko wla nman ibang ngw2wifi pero ganun pa rin error sa server…

      • phil..

        kailangan mong isure kung gumagana ung gmail acount mu

    • Radz Kiram

      Hello po. Yung problem po sa download ay easily fixed lang po. Nangyari yan dahil sa tablet po ninyo mismo kayo nag register nang gmail ninyo po. Para po masimulan ninyo magdownload pumunta po kayo sa google at i open ninyo lang ang gmail ninyo para ma verify sya ng google as a working account. Open nyo lang po account nyo sa desktop mismo or laptop po. sige po. Thank you po.

  • juann

    hi.everyone im juann of cadiz city negros occ.
    i am just ask one question…..
    is the starmobile engage tablet is available in negros occ.
    b’cos i am erning money to buy it……….

    • gresha

      powet mo

  • Anti_Kimchi

    DEC 25th 2012! I bought two units yesterday at the price of 4,990P each! I wanted to install games before the kids opened their presents, so I tried to do so on the 24th. Farmville installed, but then it would NOT run due to the fact it didn’t have permission to run on Android. After I uninstalled it I could not re-download it. (Magic Jack nor Viber are compatible.) Could NOT get the GLOBE USB 3G Dongle to work at the shop where I bought them. It DID however accept a flash memory USB stick! Very cool!! You will have to go to SETTINGS for Skype to enable the video. Tango works too! (I miss the iPod style  HOME BUTTON). Responsiveness isn’t too bad for a unit costing this little. It take a little getting used to it. Back to apps: VLC is in Beta. It didn’t work well. I had to convert Matroska (MKV) files to MP4 files so they could be viewed. Good old Quicktime 7 Pro converts with ease.
    Any questions? Just ask.

    • Calvin

      always convert your video to mp4, mahirapan ang hardware neto magplay ng big files. try mo mx player instead of vlc.

      • Anti_kimchi

        Yes, thank you. All I have to do is open the movie with QuickTime and save as a movie. So easy.

        I wrote my comments in English. In that way the majority of the World can read it. 
        Update: got my Globe 3G doggie to work. Connected to the Internet at a higher speed than my PLDT Wi-Fi. Got 5 Bars at the bottom Along with the 3G to light up. 
        Skype: after log in video can be enabled. In Tango it was automatic. I believe Starmobile does not want its users to be able to use Teleohone/calling apps, hence Viber and Magicjack don’t work. 
        As for creating a HOT SPOT there is no setting for that. I’m new to android. Perhaps there’s an app for that?

      • Anti_kimchi

        Yes, thank you. All I have to do is open the movie with QuickTime and save as a movie. So easy.

        I wrote my comments in English. In that way the majority of the World can read it. 
        Update: got my Globe 3G doggie to work. Connected to the Internet at a higher speed than my PLDT Wi-Fi. Got 5 Bars at the bottom Along with the 3G to light up. 
        Skype: after log in video can be enabled. In Tango it was automatic. I believe Starmobile does not want its users to be able to use Telephone/calling apps, hence Viber and Magicjack don’t work. 
        As for creating a HOT SPOT there is no setting for that. I’m new to android. Perhaps there’s an app for that?

        • Edwin P.

          What model of 3G dongle did you use? Any tips on how did you do that? Appreciate your help. Thanks

  • francis

    paano po mareset nalock pattern po kasi.
    thank you!

    • John

      yan rin ang problema ko nakalimutan ko yung pin at hindi ko rin alam paano i-hard reset kaya kung may nakakaalam pls pakisabi paano

      • mac

        ipag sabay nyu lang po ung power button at reset..

        pag katapos po bitawan nyu lng ung power button habng hawak nyu ung reset button…
        at tapos…kung d po gumana itry nyu lng po ng i try……

        • http://none wook

          Pano maayos yung sounds nya gumagana lng po pag saksakan mo ng earpon

        • http://yahoomail jLesTeR Ruado

          kelan bibitawan yung power button ? pag Lumabas na yung aNDroid Logo ? Tapos keLan naman bibitawan yung RESET button ?

  • jasmin

    hi po, pano ko po ma activate yung portable wi-fi hot spot using globe ayaw kasi maconnect nasesearch naman sya malakas siganal kaso pag open na ng browser no connecyion na po… pano po maactivate at anu required n network globe ayaw eh..

    • Anti_kimchi

      Sorry Jasmin. Can’t help.

      • vina

        hi,how can I unlock my starmobile engage,pls help me find a way,I’ve just got my unit december…hope u can help me find the solution.thanks

    • Anti_kimchi

      I only speak jaoanese and English. Are you saying you tried to connect a Globe USB 3G dongle to an engage 7? It does work! As for using the engage 7 for a HOT SPOT for sharing there’s no setting for that like on an android phone.

      You have to change the settings on the engage.

      Now, if you have a MACBOOK PRO you can easily set up a share network using your USB dongle. Easy as 123!

      • Anti_kimchi

        Sorry. Typo. Japanese. Not jaoanese.

      • mac

        mas maganda po bng lagyan ng anti virus ang tablet?//

        • d3athnote09

          globe tatto model 152….. bakit ayaw sa tablet ko.

  • r.susano

    Hi i just go my strmobile HD yestrdy i am usingmy globe dongle, signal is turns blu ise whch means signal
    is good as written on its manual, kya lang loading slowy then later on ang mag aapear network is not working sumthing like that,kht full bar ang signarl, and on thing ore am using prepaid dko alam panu iregister ang tatoo ko sa super sure,

  • Edwin C

    This tablet is cheap and ugly! It’s only for poor people who can hardly afford to even buy this stupid Filipino owned device!

    • Thrill

      Hey! Edwin dont say bad words..You’re not helping people..Here.

    • einnela

      Then why are you commenting here Mr. Edwin?

    • ena

      If you don’t like it just shut up!!!!

    • jacinta

      huuy, hindi naman. i think the product is a PC-killer pa nga with its usb features…mura naman so why dont you buy one para ma-check mo ang features.


    HI… ask ko lang po if na experience nyo na weak sya makaconnect sa wifi sa open na lugar?

    • Anti_kimchi

      In my experience I have connected to the Internet 3 different ways:
      1. My Wi-Fi set up at my home.
      2. Using a USB 3G dongle directly connected to the Engage.
      3. Sharing a 3G connection: USB 3G dongle connected to my MBP. (MacBook Pro)

      I would say that as long as the wifi signal you get is really CONNECTED to a modem you should be able to get online. (if it’s not password protected. If it IS password protected TRY to get the password and connect).

      Sorry. No Tag spoken here.

      • ROMEO

        hi! we are using wifi router provided by pldt. we put the router at the terrace of our house. other tab can connect easily, while my star mobile is having an instability in connection.
        anyway if i connect to wifi in an enclosed area i have a very good connection. do yo

        • Anti_kimchi

          The wifi router here is a Netgear. The signal is strong anywhere in the house and outside. All I can recommend is that you:
          1. Reset using reset button ( far left)
          2. Switch wifi off and on
          3 . Mobile data switched off
          4. Get close to the router. Switch wifi on the engage on. Get a signal. Walk away as far as you can while monitoring the signal.

          Other than that I really don’t have any ideas except for a wi-Fi booster.


          • ROMEO

            big thanks

  • james

    available na ba ang starmobile sa c.d.o.?
    i have to for this tabblet

    • u r is 2 pid

      punta ka sa mall para malaman mo

  • dudz

    sir panu po eih hard reset??naglagay kasi ako ng password pero napalitan ng misis ko kya di ko mabuksan nkalimutan din yong password…

  • tina maderazo

    hi. can you help me what is the best or compatible broadband for starmobile engage? thnx

    • Anti_kimchi

      YES! I can offer some assistance. 

      First of all I have been called a “troll” on this forum under the Nexus 4 topic. I resent that! I have the right to speak freely and I WILL NOT allow the Philippines to RIP ME OFF with their rediculously high price of 24,990p for a $299-$349 phone! Stand up to high prices. 


      I have successfully connected to the Internet by using:

      1. SMARTBRO Model:WM66A USB dongle

      2. GLOBE Model:E153 Huwei USB dongle. 

      I haven’t tried the Sun Cellular modem, but it is the same model as the Globe. It just uses a different User Interface. 

      Both modems are from 2010. Smart is easier. No settings changes are necessary. Just make sure you have load. 

      The globe modem requires one settings change. Here’s the secret:

      APN. Change the setting from “Internet” to “http”. Just like you would do in your iphone for prepaid. 

      In SETTINGS go to Mobile data. It’s just under WiFi

      1. MOBILE DATA ON. 
      2.  More…
                  Mobile Networks.   
                      Data enabled
                          Access Point Name

      APN… That’s where you would change the settings for Globe. 
      Note: the APN info will appear AFTER the USB dongle is inserted and not before. 

      That’s it! 

      • iPhone_Guy

        WOW!! Thank you for your time and effort! It WORKED for me! Thanks again. I can’t understand WHY no one has taken time to thank you.. ungrateful I guess.

  • Anti_kimchi

    I wanted to add one thing… If your broadband is postpaid, Internet will be the correct APN, not http. Http is for prepaid. Got it?

  • bad jojo

    panu ba i unlock if too many pattern attempts? nakalimutan ko gmail account and pw ko? pls help naman po

    • Anti_kimchi

      I’d love to try to help you.

      • mac

        ganyan den problema ko ….akin ginamit ko na lng warranty.kc nung nag message aq sa happyman sabi nya sa service center daw ginagawa ang hard reset

  • bhea

    i just wanna can i remove the image that i install well actually it is application..its just in the screen.but before that i what will i do.the image still on the screen..but f click.the apps isn’t will i remove that.

    • mark

      Hold the icon and drag to “X Remove”, the pop up menu you can see at the top of the screen..hope I help you solve your worries..:-)

  • vina

    my niece got her android engage last december as her sister’s gift for her,unluckily it got locked how can i unlock it?hope you can help me…

    • Anti_kimchi

      I had a similar problem with my low grade android phone known as kimchi galaxy y. I searched the web and found an UNLOCKING CODE. I entered the code to allow me to delete data so that I could sell the phone. I had forgotten the gmail password I had been using. This code resets to the default factory settings.

      When you say the Engage 7 is locked you mean you can’t get past the LOCK SCREEN? For security reason you assigned a password whether it was using letters, numbers or the pattern?

      Maybe you can search the web for the answer.

      Sorry I couldn’t be of more help.

  • Whit3knight

    Just like to know kung kailangan pang I-Jailbreak ang starmobile. Ndi ko kasi malaro yung ibang game.

  • akosiromrom

    gumagana po ba ang microsoft power point jan??

  • sam

    i accidentally press the reset button then it shutdown,anybody can help me how to open this tab again? it happened before but the salesman didn’t teach me how to re-open the tab again.

    • mac

      hanapin nyu lng po ung power button sa ilalim ..

      o d kaya po ay basahin nyu ung manual

  • jasper

    paano po ba makakapag download ng games please help

    • phil..

      punta ka sa play store tapos mag search ka na ng gusto mong laro

  • Ricky

    I have a problem with my Starmobile Engaged rear camera. When I try to use it all I get is a white background. I hope you can help me. Thanks!

  • phil..

    paano po mag download ng microsoft… plsss reply..

  • mark

    Tanong lng po,,I’m using starmobile engage 7″ HD..bkit po kpag ng e skype aq,,at ng vvideocall bglang nwawala,,me nlabas ”skype has stopped” alam po b kau panu masosolve to,,tnx po..

    • Calvin

      try niyong idelete at ireinstall ang skype. or close niyo ibang apps pag magskype. baka naubusan ng memory.

      • mark

        Tnx calvin,,realy helps!!:-)

      • james

        PANU po magreset ??.. or pumunta sa recovery mode ?.. help po…

  • mark

    Tnx calvin,,realy helps!!:-)

    • Anti_kimchi

      4990 now

  • con

    hello po..question lang po regarding sa sd card ko.ano po kaya ang problem if i moved the app to sd card hindi po nagbabawas yung total ng mb ng sd card,parang hindi po sya pumapasok sa sa sd card ang data?

  • Marcu Riomalos

    i just baught this gadget but the video call in skype doesnt woork…. please help…

    • Anti_kimchi

      Let me tell u a little story. Some stupid low class pinoy said “f you” to me tonite, so guess what? You get no help from me ever again. Figure it out dummy!

  • zalleh

    need help!
    1 month pa lang ung engage 9 ko… ok naman ung naging performance then lately bumabagal na ndi na sya sensitive… hindi pa sya nababagsak, karaniwan ko lang ginagawa dun surf at games or nuod movie then kanina ok naman sya nakapag calculator p ako after ko gamitin iniscreen lock ko then nung ioopen ko para mag games di sya nagoopen at d nman lowbat nilong press ko ung power baka nag auto shut down ung icon n android lang unti now di cia maoff at ayaw mag open T.T anu ba dapat gawin dito?

  • Sai

    anu kaya ngyare sa StarMobile ko ng
    reset ang lahat ng App: nya tapos
    bumalik sa Original na program
    pero pag ng install ako ng App:
    mag install siya kayalang pag ini of
    ku ang StarMobile ko mawala ren yon
    lahat ng ininstall ku help help pls

    • con

      nangyari po sa akin yan ..what i did is dinala ko po sa service center ang unit ko at pinalitan po nila ng jellybean.

  • Iverson Boiser

    hello po…gusto ko lang po sanang magpatulong kung papano gamitin ang smartbro broadband ko sa tablet ko..thanks!

  • cathy

    pano po mag reset?

  • mac

    hi poh sa lahat ng nakakabasa netuh………

    gustuh ko lng pong magpaturo kung panuh i-on ung globe broadband sa tablet engage???

    d po kc gumagana …kelangan pa ren po bng i set ung apn.

  • aldroid

    having prob with link2SD. My second partition is ext2. When accessing link2SD after power on, it prompts me to select from(ext2,ext3,ext4,fat32/16)… I have to choose fat for it to work. Is it normal?

  • aldroid

    is it possible to update to jellybean???

  • lhei

    ask ko lang what will i do ayaw syang ma open.. as in pag press ng on button lalabas STARMOBILE then the ADROID after the ANDROID image STARMOBILE logo na naman at HANG na sya.. may naka encounter na po ba sa inyo na nag hang?

  • fatima rose languban

    bakit po di nagana viber ? tango at skype naman nagana

    • eugene dc

      sa pagkaka-alam ko ang viber ay gumagamit ng celfone number ang engage ay walang simcard kaya hindi magagamit ang viber dito mas ok naman ang skype nakikita mo ang kausap mo

      • cutieave

        kailangan nka on po ang wifi

  • ghon14

    got mine also….but the problem is ….all of the apps installed in the internal memory not in external sd card..also the camera doesnt have an option to select storage location…

    hirap kong laging sa internal nasesave lahat …

  • jeizza

    hi, I had a motorcycle accident earlier and broke my 2 days old starmobile screen does anyone know if it can be repaired?

  • jeizza

    hi,I had a motorcycle accident today and broke the screen does anyone know if it can be repaired?

  • jeizza

    hi I broke the screen,can it be fixed?does anyone know?

  • http://[email protected] catherine

    hi. im from koronadal city. i just bought starmobile engage 9 two weeks ago… ok naman yung unit. pero kahapon, nung palowbat nxa, at nagsignal ng connect charger parang nagahang na.. haist. hanggang doon nlng xa sa name na starmobile nagastop and nd na magload…. everytime na iconnect ko ang charger, ganun yung nangyayari. kainis. what shall i do ? =[

  • kb_dee

    good day!pwede pa po ba mapalitan ng screen yung engage 9 tablet ko?nagkaroon kasi ng crack,yung isang side lang yung gumagana ng screen.please help..

  • alyanna

    when i press the menu before, i can see all the applications i downloaded before but now i cannot see some. what happend

  • phol

    Ask k/lng poh kung compatible bah ang smartbro model mf627 sa engage?

  • Roy

    eto po problema ko, pano ko po marecover yung mac address at ip address? kasi di po gumagana wifi ko, if wala po nitong dalawa po. eto po yung link

  • raf

    my problem is d gsensor…my update b dto hw to fix?

  • reyman

    ask q lng po bkit wla po video call ng skype q pn0 po ma-activate ung video call.

  • nicknaks

    Ano po ba sng paraan pra maunlock ung starmobile tablet na too many attempt na tapos hindi ko na matandaan ang google accnt ko at password.. plss help:(

  • nicknaks

    Pinatingin ko na sya sa technician, sabi wala p daw software na jilalabas ang starmobile.. totoo ba yun? Di ko na nagagamit yung tab. Panu ba yun?:((

  • Jenna


    Ask ko lang bakit walang nagaappear na files sa SD card ko. But then, naka-insert naman ito at nag-notify na “SD card mounted” pero kapag tinignan mu na un mga laman wala naman.


  • kaygie

    help me nman po, kc yung cam is super dilim khit may flash na… panu po ba gagawin para luminaw? db ang purpose ng flash is para khit madilim eh ma capture mu cia ng malinaw at maganda.. pero bkit hindi gnun ung nangyayari! help me nman po plsssssss……

  • Lea

    My Starmobile Engage has been acting up. Binili ko ito last October 2012. Bihira ko naman gamitin. Lately, bigla na lang namamatay kahit full bar pa ang battery. Twice na nangyari ito, kahit anong gawin ko, blank screen talaga sya, pero mainit, so I think gumagana sa loob. So inaantay ko na lang ma-drain yung battery. pag totally drained na, plug ko na yung charger, mag-oopen na. medyo weird.

  • beth

    paano ba maactivate ang globe tattoo broadband sa engage 7hd tablet, may signal naman pero ayaw lumabas nang 3G

    • joephee

      kusa yang maactivate ung sakin nga eh smartbro nung sinaksak ko sa tablet kusang lumabas ung signal then ung 3G . baka may sira po ung tablet nyo o kaya sa settings lng yan :)

      • Shein

        Paano po ba mag install ang Aking Sun Broadband???

        • kaimax

          the usb broadband capability is with this tablet however the newest version of those devices are mostly not compatible with tabs, mbps ea. 4-5 and lower are which can b used with this one. when i got mine i asked for the list of the dongles compatible with it.

          • http://[email protected] babes masukat

            hello po. karereceive ko lang po ng starmobile engage 9. ilang oras po ba ang initial charging nito? sa initail charging di po ba dapat ma power on? antayin po ba talaga mafull charge bago magamit? thanks

        • xanne

          Sun broadband plan? Ganyan ang gmit ko nkpag connect ako.. Just go to setting click more check data enable then click network operator then click select automatically.. Than wait for the signal, be sure to log in s google account then go to playstore.. You can now download games..

    • http://pinoytechblog MiGz_Pulilan

      sir/maam panu po mg hard reset kng wla xa display. starmobile lng po display nya.tnx po

  • beth

    tulong naman po dyan, full bars ang signal pero ayaw lumabas nang 3g baka may kulang sa settings ko sa APN…..

    • arwin

      look for your server minsan may mga area na mahina ang 3G/HSDPA even fullbar ang signal bar try mo lumipat ng location kapag may time ka or kelangan mo mag manual request ng gprs setting(smart/globe/sun)

  • joephee

    paano po ulit mabubuksan ang tablet ko
    nakalimutan ko kc ung pattern tas ayaw mag log in ung google acc. ko HELP plss :(

    • arwin

      mag log-in ka sa pc gamit google account mo na kung ano ginamit mo sa android phone mo ppara mapalitan mo ng password kasi may alam me na ibang way kaso baka magkamali ka sa pag troubleshoot

      • snow

        pano po ung isang way?

        • xanne

          Yes, anu ung isang way.. Same situation, thanks

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  • joephee

    HELP nyo nman po ako paano i hard reset ung starmobile engage 7.0″ android 4.0 . pls help i need my tablet back kc maraming important files dun :( i realy realy need help anyone? plssss …

    • xanne

      Yes, anu ung isang way.. Same situation, thanks

  • irene

    ano po yong gagawin. ginamit ko yong phone ko na myphone coonecting to starmobile gamit yong usb connector nang myphone. pangtanggal ko sa connector yong starmobile tab ko di na gumagana. para naman syang naka on kasi umiilaw yong screen. ang problema, wala naman akong makita. pls help po.

    • arwin

      you need to reboot the system; dapat maalam ka sa way na to kasi medyo risk kapag kulang sa info.or knowledge about OS ng android soft reboot lang gagawin mo phonebook at kunting file lang ang hindi marerecover o e backup u muna sa sdcard

  • dominic

    clear ba atsaka maliwanag ba ang camera nito pag gabi?? pls answer because i am planning to buy this tablet and i am looking for a tablet na mura pero clear yung camera….pls answer

    • Lalaine

      clear po yung camera nito pero pag madilim yung room kung saan ka nagta-take ng picture halos hindi ka makikita

  • rose

    sir/madam ,
    panu po gagawin ayaw magtuloy mag open ng s akin h’gang logo ng android lang po pls help nman po thx

  • Shein

    Paano po ba ma-activate ang aking Sun Broadband(Alcatel One touch x090S) sa Starmobile Engage 9?

  • Lalaine

    kailan po yung time tapos na ma-iinstall yung broadband? yung sa kin kc ang tagal nakalagay lng sa tablet ko installing pa raw

  • Lalaine

    Bakit po ba madaling mag low battery yung tablet ko hanggang kailan po ba maglolow battery yung tab ko please give me an advise thank you

  • Roland

    Bakit po hindi ko mai connect ung engage 9 tablet ko sa PLDTmyDsl na wifi? meron din po ba same prob. d2? thanks po

  • mj

    pwede po ba dito mag-install ng external webcam sa engage 7-Tv? like logitech webcam..mga ganyan? compatible po kaya?

  • xanne

    Is it possible to re-set the Star Mobile Engage, nagpunta n ako s victory mall s service center ng Star Mobile pero hindi kaya ng nag assist skin kya pinapupunta ako sa Pasig.. Bakit hindi kayang support ung concern ko samantalang authorized service center ng star mobile ang victory mall s 3rd floor.. S Pasig ba kaya akong support kze plan ko na magpunta this coming week..????????

  • http://[email protected] ysa

    Bkt laging nag foforce close ung star mob. Engage9 q?? Wait or close ung lumalbas pag nag hang xa answer pls…

  • Eileen Clemente

    Good morning. We just bought a Starmobile Engage 7 TV and we cannot save downloaded files to the external sd card. May I request assistance on how to access the external memory?

    Thanks in advance.

    • poogii

      hindi lahat ng apps pwedeng ilagay sa sd card,ung iba lng unless kapag nakaroot na ung tablet pwede lahat kahit ung system apps

      • Chai

        I have the same problem with my engage 7. yes hindi nga lahat ng apps pwde ma move sa sd but in this case laha talaga ng apps d pwde. wlang problema yung sd card ko kasi ive tried it on my phone. ang problema is ang tablet talaga. kailangan ba e-root pra mabago ang os>

  • George Cervantes

    Good morning mga technicians natin jan, pa help nmn.. hndi kasi nag popower ung starmobile engage tablet ko, hndi nag oon, na overcharge yta to or dahil sa charger. panu ko ba to maopen ulit. or ma hardreset or ma format nlng ma on lng sya.. tnx.. help plz

    • poogii

      kung d siya nagpopower, you have no choice kundi dalhin sa pinakamalapit na starmobile service center mahirap magself repair baka lalo pa masira(pero di ko sure kung sakop sya ng warranty at kung magkanu ang babayaran mo para maayos)

  • Bruhilda

    May sim slot po ba ang tablet nato? kung meron, makakapag net ba ko using the surfing promos ng globe?

    • Calvin

      no sim slot.

      • Jac

        Help naman po bka alam nyo pano ako mka connect sa wifi..starmobile engage 7tv po gamit ko..pero ayaw ma connect sa wifi namin.. Pls help. Tnx

        • Calvin

          try mo i-reset yung router?

          • Jac

            Na reset na po.. Ung tab po ba my prob? Just got it today from sun post paid..kya lng d ko n try yung wifi kanina. :(

  • Jac

    Di po ako maka connect sa wifi ,,, starmobile engage 7tv po gamit ko.. Please help,

  • maimai

    Hi I just wanted to ask help from you guys….
    Paano ba mag save ng blue toothed files sa SD card?…
    Default nya kasi sa phone memory napupunta….
    Need your expertise guys… thanks

    • Calvin

      try mo mag download ng file manager app, like es file explorer, then from there pwede mo i-move mga files mo.

      • maimai

        Thanks for that… but paano ba iset yung SD card as default?

  • jonah

    Paano ba tanggalin yong pag vibrate ng astra at diamond phones ko?…. Hindi ko kasi makita sa settings eh… need your help….

  • maimai

    Thanks for that…. but paano ba iset yung SD card as default?

  • BOB


  • Mary


    Can anyone tell me if there’s a way to transfer apps or files to SD card from system storage or internal storage? All I’m seeing is trasfer from internal to system and vice versa.

  • kim

    compatible ba ang pdf files dito?

  • Zalie

    What do u mean by storage may be in use.? Di po ako kaka download ng apps .coulndt I stall on USB or sd card po nag appear pag nag install ako. Ano po prob dun thnx Poznan.

    • engage9user

      Anyone of you have the original firmware of ENGAGE 7 and 9?? Kasi Nag Stuck n lng s logo yung engage 9 q sana may marunong mag dump d2 khit SYSTEM.IMG lng ng engage.. thanks..

  • Den

    hi. may starmobile engage 9 po ang kapatid ko. bago pa lang nabili, almost a month na tapos ngayon parati mag.freeze sa startup. di namin magamit. ba’t ganito? naman po please. :(

    na.reset na din namin pero ganun pa din. :(

  • fcaw

    weak ng starmobile shit!

    • Zhei

      Can’t agree more.

    • http://google Zhei

      Narestart yung engage 7 ko. Paano po ba iback-up yung mga apps?

  • miki

    Panget ng starmobile engage 7hd andaming problema

  • james

    pano po maghard reset?

  • http://[email protected] julius

    1 month old pa lng ung engage7 naghahung na palagi hindi mo na magamit ng matino,laging not responding,do you like to close,wait,report,then nakahung na,reset mo after a few minutes ganun po uli,ano po magandang gawin,pls.reply……

    • daniel

      try mo i turn off yung animations dun sa developer options pagkatapos i force gpu rendering mo

      • daniel

        wag mo nalang iforce gpu rendering correction sorry

  • mary grace ayala

    Hello help please 3 days pa lang ung starmobile engage 7 ko nag full charge naman sya after an hour hindi ko na ma open ung starmobile please help naman ang mahal pa naman ng bili namin tapos hindi ko naman magamit ng maayos :-(

  • Bheng

    Hi, help naman po with my Starmobile Engage 7tv, pano ko ma-access yung files ko na nasa external hdd? Pag kinonek ko yung usb, directory empty daw? Appreciate your reply.. thanks!

  • chichirikai keogh

    hi pwede nyo po ba ako matulungan? may starmobile engage 7tv po ako kaso po ang problema ko po ay yung skype everytime i signing out my skype and gusto ko pong i log in ang skype ng mama ko sa tablet ko kaso po pag open ko ng skype yung account ko pa rin po ang lumalabas kahit po na sign out ko na cya… ano po ba ang damit gamit please reply po… maraming salamat po

  • franzelle

    ask lang po,.!ang tablet engage 7 po ba pwedeng gamitan ng broadband?may signal po kasi kaso d mainstall,anu po ang gagawin ko?

  • Perry

    Paano po ba mapa reinstall ng system o OS yung starmobile tablet ko, kasi po nag hang sya hanggang dun sa android text and ang sabe nila is system crush daw and needs to reinstall ng system, where can I get a copy of that or have it reinstalled? I’m from Angeles City po. thank you!

  • lala

    Meron po bang nakakalam magroot ng Engage 7TV? I’ve tried all root tool/technique I’ve read here, pero it didn’t work. Patulong naman po. Maraming salamat!

  • lala

    Meron po bang nakakalam magroot ng Engage 7TV? I’ve tried all root tool/technique I’ve read here, pero it didn’t work. I’m not really tech savvy so I would really appreciate your help. Maraming salamat!

  • daniel

    tulong nmn po yung external card ko hindi binbasa nung engage 7 hd marami na po akong na try na apps internal pa rin yung binabasa kailangan pang iroot hirap na hirap na ko gusto ko ng sumuko

  • JC

    Hey, may tanong ako
    ilan ung internal/system memory ng mga Engage7tv niyo?

    Sabi dun sa box nung nabili namin 4GB, pero up to 2GB lang nagagamit ko, asan na yung extra 2GB?

  • dawn

    i got starmobile tablet engage 7 for almmost 2 months now, i was playing earlier with my sisters tas nung mag next level na ung game bigla na lng ngstick sa loading yung screen. i tried the back button on the screen and the lock button several times but its not working. please somebody help me!

  • Grace

    Hi,ask ku lang po kz ung htc q nka stuck lang sa logo,,ayw mag open,, ng try na po aq mag recovery pati factory reset,,kaso ganun pa din… Pa help po,,thanks,, 😉

  • http://yahoomail pablo

    help naman po paano po ma save ang mga application na install na tapos po pag na loabat na po nawawala din.

  • rowena

    2 days pa lang engage 8 3g ko naghang up paano ba maaalis ito?

  • teresa

    ask ko lng po..ano po brand nga mga android tablet ang pwde po maconnect sa projector?for presentation lng po…thanks po

  • geraldo

    i am a victim of STARMOBILE. they did not honor the 7 day replacement period. so friends and enemies, BEWARE…DONT BE THE NEXT VICTIM. STARMOBILE’S SUPPORT SERVICE IS NOT SUPPORTIVE AT ALL. WALA KANG MAAASAHAN.

  • Nikka Buhayan

    Hi po

    Bkit anG engage 7tv 4gb ang internal memory but when I physically check the tablet, 1gb lng? At pano din mag transfer ng apps from internal storage to removable SD card

  • alzhahid

    paano po ba mag video call sa skype .. ng starmobile engage 9 ?

  • Zen

    Pwede ba syang pasakan ng simcard? Starmobile Engage 7+. Thanks <3

  • Paulo

    Ayaw magconnect sa mobile data ang Engage 8 3G ko. Loaded unlisurf 200 pero wala paring net since the start. Wifi works pero walang mobile data. Interestingly tethering works so kahit my internet ang pc ko thru USB connected to engage 8 3g, yung engage hindi parin maka access ng internet/mobile data.

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  • Steven

    Very nice tablet i’m happy to see so many alternatives showing up in the tablet market

    • juvannie quiachon

      upgrade my jellybean, due touchcreen error.

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  • http://march222015 Judy Montes

    bakit yung charger ko hidni gumagana?
    ehh minsan lang naman ako mag charge 1 day 1 charge lang naman ako