Jun 24, 2013

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Starmobile Diamond V3, 5.3-inch quad-core phablet priced at Php8,990

Starmobile just announced the availability of one of their latest dual-SIM quad-core phablets, the 5.3-inch Diamond V3, which will start showing up on all of their stores and kiosks nationwide tomorrow (June 25) for just Php8,990.

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The Starmobile Diamond V3 sports a 5.3-inch FWVGA display protected by Dragontrail glass technology. It is equipped with a Qualcomm 8225Q 1.2Ghz quad-core processor which is Qualcomm’s current budget quad-core chip that uses an old Adreno 203 GPU. There’s also the typical 1GB RAM and 4GB storage with microSD combination.

For camera, the Diamond V3 comes with a 12-megapixel rear autofocus camera with LED flash and a 2-megapixel front-facing one, both with backside illuminated (BSI) sensors for decent low light shots coming from a budget phone. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 2,100 mAh battery.

At just Php8,990 the Diamond V3 is priced lower than the original Diamond (now Php7,990) when it first came out.

Here’s an additional treat for Diamond V3 buyers, Starmobile will be including an 8GB microSD card, a screen protector which you really don’t need, and an InstaCase with every purchase of this phablet.

Starmobile Diamond V3 Specs:
5.3-inch FWVGA (480 x 854) TFT display, 184 ppi
Dragontrail glass technology
1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 processor
Adreno 203 GPU
1GB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32Gb
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
12.0-megapixels rear-facing camera with autofocus, LED Flash, and BSI
720p HD video recording
2.0-megapixels front-facing camera with BSI
Bluetooth 4.0
FM Radio
2,100mAh battery
SRP: Php8,990


  1. Anti_korea says:

    Great. But if it runs anything like the Engage 7, run!! Do not stop to get it.

  2. Battery =_=
    If possible, please make a review about the battery life.

    • StratoSpHere says:

      Yeah. Hirap humanap ng phone ngayon na talagang tumatagal kapag naka-on ang 3G… Most people nowadays rely heavily on data connection, not wifi. Yung Cherry Mobile Flare ko tumatagal lang ng half a day kapag naka-on ang data. iPhone 5 ng misis ko from morning hanggang hapon lang… :(

  3. Overpriced Starmobile says:

    Ang layo naman nito sa Myphone a919i at Cherry Mobile Omega HD 2.0. Tingnan niyo pa lang resolution at GPU. Pero yun presyo parehas lang. Sana wala magpaloko sa Starmobile.

  4. PuLse La'Cie says:

    Akala ko ba available ll of their stores and kiosks nationwide eh nagpunta ako kanina sa SM North tapos sabi wala as in nganga ako.

  5. If you plan to buy ANY model of Star Mobile phone, make sure to avoid the Star Mobile kiosk at SM Southmall. The tall attendant there just kept on dancing to the background music even when I was asking her questions and she was not even minding me at first. Then, after I asked her about the Diamond V3, she continued to dance, and was not replying to my questions. Then I still asked her to demo the unit, and she simply said “no demo – buy first to demo.” Bastos na at ang pangit pa na tao. AVOID that Star Mobile kiosk kahit na kalahati ang presyo, because you can imagine how you will be treated if your phone has a problem. Wala pa akong nakilalang ganun ka bastos na nagbebenta ng produkto.

  6. Hektor Palagon says:

    Re: Manny’s comment regarding atrocious customer service. I have experienced this sort of thing many times. It is not enough to simply warn others though. We Pinoy consumers need to be more pro-active otherwise it will continue as assumed to be tolerable behavior, which it is not! Don’t just suck it up and take it!
    The best thing to do is to report this behavior to the superiors, or if they are unresponsive, to the parent company; in this case, Starmobile. These employees either need retraining or failing in that, to be fired if they are going to treat the customer as a second-class citizen, because this will hurt sales and ultimately the company itself. Whatever happened to “the customer comes first”?

  7. david tabiando says:

    panu po paganahin ung ragnarok valkyrie sa starmobile diamond?
    sabi kc enable cookies first before continuing tapos na enable ko na ung cookies sa browser ng phone pati na rin sa chrome pero ayaw parin at parehas pa rin ng cnasabi..,

  8. mag issue na kayo ng leather cover..hirap humanap tsaka ung mga starmobile stores wala ding binibenta :(

  9. StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

    paano ba icheck yung specs nung v3 bukod dun sa settings na hindi naman detalyado. kasi parang may napindot ako one of my apps about phone eto yung lumabas:

    SYSTEM
    Android Version: 4.1.2<<< d ba dapat may jelly bean pa?or ok n yn?
    Build number:Star_T06 <<< anu po to?
    CPU frequency:1209 Mhz(Dual Core)<<< d ba dapat quad core?

    HARDWARE
    Model number:Starmobile DIAMOND V3 <<< tama naman v3 model
    CPU Model: ARMv7 Processor rev 1 <<< iba ba to sa snapdragon 200 processor? o pareho lang?!
    Screen res.: 480×854 <<< tama naman to
    pixel density: 240 dpi <<< anu po to?

    HELP PLS

    • akohitoikaw says:

      android 4.1 pataas until 4.3 jellybean yan.. tsek

      Build number:Star_T06 ayan build number… tsek

      CPU frequency:1209 Mhz(Dual Core) hala ka pwede yan ireklamo, nag advertise sila ng product na hindi totoo

      CPU Model: ARMv7 Processor rev 1 dyan based ang processor ng starmobile na qualcom so ok lang yan..

      pixel density: 240 dpi yan ang parang resolution ng pc.. pag mababa ang dpi like 160 dpi mas maliit ang mga icons,text,statusbar etc. sa screen mo.

      try mo mag download ng application sa playstore na cpuz… then tingnan mo kung quadcore ba talaga yang nabili mo. kasi kung hindi, isuali mo sa kanila yan hehe

      • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

        aw thanks sa reply cge hahanap ako ng application..naku naman kinakabahan naman ako mukhang naloko ako ahh..pero sana hindi nmn.. kasi when i ask ung pinagbilhan ko sa SM San Lazaro kung there’s anyway para macheck ko ung phone kung quadcore tlaga and other specs wala nmn naipakita sa akin T_T dapat pala dun pa lang nagdoubt na ako waaaaaaaaaaaa!!

        anyways i will inform you at ung ibang readers asap kapag nakakapag dl n ako ng apps. wish me luck huhuhuhuh!!

        • beloybelay says:

          i saw that too – 1209 Mhz(Dual Core)…so does this mean, fake to?d talaga quad core?

        • from System Info Droid App:
          Summary
          Device: Starmobile Diamond V3
          Android:4.1.2
          CPU Max Freq. 1209 Mhz <<< kala ko 1.2 Ghz???
          CPU Cores: 4
          System RAM: 781 MB
          Display: 480×854 (6.13)

          from Hardware Info App:
          System:
          Model: Starmobile Diamond V3
          Android Version: 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean)
          API Level: 16 <<<< anu po to?!

          Processor: ARMv7 Processor rev 1
          Core: 4
          Max Frequency: 1209 Mhz <<< Mhz talaga asan ung Ghz? typo error ba sa specs ng v3 un? hahaha!!

          so far.. yan na lang frequency ung mali.. Mhz instead of Ghz.

          • 1209 MHz = 1.2GHz

          • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

            oo nga noh bobita lol! so ok na.. thanks Calvin ^_^

          • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

            Now I’m very much happy with my Starmobile Diamond V3.

            Buy na kayo!! hehehehe..

          • API Level lets you express an application’s compatibility with one or more versions of the Android platform, by means of an API Level integer. The API Level expressed by an application will be compared to the API Level of a given Android system, which may vary among different Android devices.

            info yan na kelangan ng mga android app developers

  10. kawaii2013 says:

    question lng i read all the comments ask ko if this starmobile diamond phone is quadcore or not its kinda bothering why they selling this kinds of fones they say its good quality but its not tsk tsk another waste of money …

    • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

      yep starmobile diamond v3 is quadcore..

      nung una duda din ako sa quality at specs nito pero after ko ma explore ung v3 fon ko maganda pla tlga ^^

  11. im planning to buy a phone, and i would like to buy diamond v3, however it seems that im hesitating becoz other comments here says that there is some kind of bluff when it comes to quadcore? which is which ?hehe

  12. Not very happy experience sa store niyo sa SM Southmall. Napaka rude ng staff. Rachel ata name. Long hair na payat. Feeling niya ata kasi di bibili kaya tinatarayan wife ko. Parang napipilitan mag assist. Nagdadabog pa at may katext pa habang nag a-assist. Tama ba yun? Unahin ba ang pag tetext kesa mag assist ng customer? Parang naistorbo pa ata siya. The thiing is, dapat bibili na wife ko ng Diamond V3, kaso sa inasal ng staff niyo, pumunta na lang siya ng Cherry Mobile para bumili ng Omega HD 2.0. Benta na naging bato pa. Isipin niyo na lang kung ilang tao na ang dapat bibili senyo pero di na tumutuloy dahil sa asal ng staff niyo.

    Yung bakla at medyo may edad na na staff ok naman sumagot sa mga tanong pero yung isang staff niyo nakakabastos talaga. Siguro naman dapat alam nila na ang trabaho nila is to assist ang mga customers. Whether bibili or tumitingin lang. Wala dapat pinipili.
    Sobrang bad experience talaga. Kaya sana pag sibihan niyo yang staff niyo na yan. Better yet, palitan na lang dahil walang alam sa customer service.

  13. Wew I was very disappointed with STAR MOBILE…. V3

    I was fooled by their sales staff… binili ko yun unit of July 12.. wew wala pa 3 months,,, I like the unit except the battery sobrabg poor na ang performabnce diko na magagamit ang unit ko now…. ito ang PINAKAMASAMA no spare available battery in the market samantalang bago ko bimili ang unit na v3 sa sm cebu.. ang sabe ng staf coming na daw yun mga accessories including the battery… aware kasi ako na mag deteriorate man talaga ang performance ng battery smart phone yan eh…. kaya gusto ko ko talaga may spare battery ako at least my back up ako diba…. ?

    Ayon nakipag uGNAYAN AKO SA STAR MOBILE thru their Fan Page on Facebook…. ayon di man ako binigyan ng pansin,,, except ” dipa daw available sa market yun spare battery” kakaloka… ayon naka tinga nalang yun v3.. kawawa tuloy ako now…. bakit sila ganun… sana diko nalang bimili yun unit if naging HONEST sila sa consumer- end user,,, unfair talaga sa akin.. as in i felt so disappointed…. VICE GANDA bakit ganun ang endorsement mo i mean the company… it’s unfair on my part….

  14. If ever meron nakakaalam sa mga bloggers dito kung san makakabili ng modified/customized batt for diamond v3 please let me know, ill leave my number den message nio nlang po ako with this details:

    Where: (Store name, kiosk name, exact location) (Within metro manila only)

    Price: (How much magpa customize or how much yung pre made)

    Battery specs/infos: (How many mAH, how long is the usage time, etc.)

    My contact details are: 0916.297.4866 or message me at facebook just search “Irvine Cruz”

    Thanks! Respect to all bloggers!

  15. Bumili ako ng diamond v3 .. after 5 months lobo agad ang battery.. tpos d pla ksma s warranty un.. ang msma .. ang hirap mghanp ng battery… dpat pla samsung nlng binili ko mtibay ang baterry

  16. hay naku… mag 6 months pa lang ang battery ng diamond v3 ko lumobo na!!.. tapos pumunta ako service centre nila sa sm north edsa kanina kasi sabi under warranty daw ang fon ko, ayun gusto nila iwanan ko unit ko for 3 days.. so hindi ako pumayag!
    tapos sabi ko nevermind the warranty, bibili na lang ako ng battery tutal 350 lang naman… ABA! out of stock daw at kelangnan ko mag order muna sa kanila.. itxt na lang ako kung kelan available.. PAKSYET tlga, by the way taga cavite ako at sinandya ko pa ang sm north edsa para sa battery nayan pero wala akong napala kundi kunsomisyon!!!
    MY GAD!! please fix this problem starmobile!! kala ko ba local phones ay madali makakuha ng accessories.. sobrang dismayado ako.. :(

  17. StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

    Hi!!!
    After 1 month na paglobo ng V3 battery ko.. i was able to buy na ng battery nia!! bumili n ako 2 pcs kasi nahirapan tlga ako maghanap eh.. now… ok na ulit =)

  18. StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

    Nangyari naman sa akin for 1 month lagi out of stock sagot sa akin dun sa pinagbilhan ko then pinagiiwan p nga ako ng pera pra pag meron na daw makakuha sila agad syempre hindi ako pumayag heheh.. sinungaling yang mga yan. Nung nalaman ko na meron ng stock ng v3 batt sa headoffice sinubukan ko ulit tumawag sa BOMA ang sagot ba naman sa akin wala pa rin daw.sinungaling na nga tamad pa! Kaya ginawa ko pinadiretso ko na lng ung hubby q sa headoffice pra bumili. Ang price nga pla nung bumili ako 150php lng each..

    Para sa complete address wait lng ha hanapin ko ung receipt nung pinagbilhan ko..para makabili na din kayo.. =)

  19. StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

    GOOD NEWS!!!!
    Para sa mga kagaya kong Diamond V3 users tumawag po ako sa Head Office
    available po ang V3 battery ngaun!! (as of Feb.18,2014 , 2:30PM)

    Eto po address:

    70 San Rafael Street,
    Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig City
    Manila, Philippines

    BILI NA!!!!! 150.00 php each

    • naku kaloka.. sabi ni happy man nakausap ko sa fb 350php daw ang battery tapos 200 shipping fee.. kainis.. kung kelan naman meron na ngayn tsaka nakaorder na ako sa seller online 400 ang bili ko. i think class a lang ung nabili ko. sa sobrang desperada na ako maghanap ng battery na yan. pinatos ko na ang online shop na nakita ko.

      • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

        Nyay.. Sorry sa wrong info ko ng price sis ha..

        Tama si HappyMan 350.00 ung price nung v3 batt..Pero ung address tama yan.

        Di ka nagiisa naging desperate din ako sa paghahanap ng batt nun kea aun nung nakakita ako 2 pcs. na agad binili ko.

    • StarMobileDiamond v3 says:

      WAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

      Correction lang po…

      350.00 php pala!!

      Sorry, hindi kasi ako personally ung bumili eh. Pinabili ko lang =(

      • alam nyo ba anong app dapat gamitin to change the font size for sms for diamondv3.. ang laki kasi maxado.. thank you po

  20. SonSon Wolfstein says:

    Hello po mga kaibigan, gusto ko po kasing subukan yung V3 nakakita ako sa sun.. may plan sila dun worth 600. tanong ko lang po kung ok ba yung performance ni V3? Kung irarate nyo po sya 1 bilang lowest at 10 ay lowest ano po rate nyo? Salamat sa advice. Godbless

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