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Starmobile Crystal, 4.5-inch dual-core Android for just Php7,990

And the invasion of affordable dual-core big smartphones continues. This time, Starmobile announced through their FB page that their 4.5-inch Crystal is already out in the market for just Php7,990.

starmobile crystal

The Starmobile Crystal sports a 4.5-inch IPS display with qHD (540 x 960) resolution. It is being powered by a 1GHz dual-core Mediatek processor (this is becoming a trend for budget dual-cores) with 512MB RAM and runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

It’s also dual-SIM, dual-standby capable but only one SIM being able to connect to a 3G network. You’ll also get a 4GB internal storage here with an option for a microSD.

Interestingly, an 8-megapixel BSI camera can be found at the back and a 2-megapixel one at the front. That should make for decent photos but it’s too early to tell without actually sampling it.

starmobile crystal back

The design of this phone is not something to write home about. It’s just uhh, plain and the rear panel has a textured matte finish to ward off smudges and prints.

As mentioned earlier, the Starmobile Crystal is already available with a retail price of Php7,990 beating out the almost similarly-specced Cherry Mobile Flame off the gates.

Starmobile Crystal Specs:
4.5″ qHD (960×540) IPS capacitive 5-point multitouch display (245ppi)
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
1GHz dual-core MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage, microSD up to 32GB
8MP autofocus BSI camera w/ LED flash
720p HD video recording
2MP front camera
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
Dual SIM, Dual Standby
1700mAh Li-Pol battery
SRP: Php7,990
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  • Tobey

    yeah i already saw this phone…and i’m about to buy it but the shop told me it’s about to release either this last week of December or first week of January next year..it’s really awesome but affordable…the specs and quality is really really good…

    • Go_Deep

      I’m hoping it turns out to be a good phone and a good buy.

    • Jason

      what is the G symbol on top, beside the network signal? how to remove it?

      • it’s the network speed, minsan E, minsan 3G depending kung nasan ka.

        • Jason

          calvin, thanks..

          • Ariel Dagoy

            G stands for G.P.R.S which means General Packet Radio Service (GPRS)

  • NR

    nice, will just wait for the more detailed review of the phone =P

  • thejorlanb

    kalaban ng cherry mobile blaze. ๐Ÿ˜€

  • shimontek

    sabay sabay nag silabasan yung mga midrange Qhd phones na 4.3 inch

    MyPhone A888 vs Cherry Mobile Blaze vs StarMobile Crystal

    showdown nato

    • Ron

      CM Blaze is not qHD FYI.

    • edsar

      4.5″ po ang Crystal FYI din

    • Ron

      Cm Flame ang kalaban nyang crystal cm flame is qHD and 4.5 ips capacitive t.s.

  • bj miral

    anu kaya magan e2 or torque droidz blast???

    • dj

      hnd dn ganun ka ganda yung torque droidz naka 512 na jB hnd yun mag ra-run ng smooth

  • bj miral

    anu kaya maganda e2 or torque droidz blast???

  • Edwin

    Mas maganda ang Starmobile Astra.. ๐Ÿ™‚ same specs plus TV ๐Ÿ™‚ 6990 lang… I have one hehe

    • Ron

      Display po pinaguusapan hehe… QHD ang labanan…
      Bkt po kailangan ng TV ng smart phone? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cams

    Its out in the market already ๐Ÿ™‚

  • SchmuckAlec

    DOWNSIDE: 1700mAh battery (Poor)

  • G

    I got my Crystal last Saturday and it is da bomb.

    • charles

      mabilis ba malobat ang crystal?

  • paul

    Feedback pa po sir.. may balak kasi ako bumili nito

    • EBH

      Mabilis ang crystal kaysa sa titan, try ko silang dalawa (via wifi sa victory mall) mag youtube ang crystal naka play na (10 sec) ang titan nag search pa

  • BKC

    Great resolution
    great processing power no lags for me just yet
    graphic card ok naman makakasabay sa iba.
    nice camera with HDR and panorama features and also a front one for video calls.

    there is this one thing when charging the phone kinda heats up and the touch capabilities dramatically slows down. ang ginawa ko tinapatan ko ng electric fan ayun ok na. But still issue padin to considering mabilis ma low bat and some people use their phones while charging.

    • try mong i charge via laptop. baka sobrang amps yung binibigay ng outlet mo sa charger.

    • BKC

      ung kaibigan ko din kasi ganun e. hindi ba mas babagal lalo pag sa laptop ko icharge?

    • James Villamor

      Mas efficient ang slow charging kaysa 2-3 hours quick charge (up to a certain extent).

  • lendel

    mag cherry mobile blaze nlng kayo, ganyan din ung specs, 6500 lang

  • nald

    may bagong lalabas ang cherry mobile ngayon 2013 it’s called cherry mobile omega! meron din lalabas sa torque! meron din sa star mobile! ang hirap naman pumili nito kung sino mas maganda…help!

    • anonymous

      try mo po ung o+ 8.12 or 8.15

  • semaj

    sobrang bilis maubos ng battery. props lang ung LED indicator sa harap, and pag nag chacharge then nka-off wala din indicator. amp!!!

  • Go_Deep

    Keep the USER FEEDBACK coming! Can this be updated to Jelly Bean? Everyone says “project Butter” really makes a big difference… SMOOOOOOTH!!

  • charles.

    whats better? myphone a919 oor star mobile crystal when it comes to battery life, camera, and resolution. whats better?

  • koko

    diba mas maganda mas durable ang phone pag hindi nag hahang at nag lalag? diba mas maganda ang starmobile crystal kaysa cherry mobile flare in terms of durability and quality

  • samsung galaxy y, 5000 pesos nlang no doubt of the quality….samsung eh!

    • James Villamor

      Kahit na samsung shops hindi maganda ang comments sa Galaxy Y. Google mo din

  • yamhee

    sa anong quality brand and unit na cellphone po ba maicocompare ang starmobile crystal? i read a lot of blog ng crystal, maraming complain s battery.

  • ian

    I do have my mylphone a919 and it almost same specs and same price….ang i didnt encounter any problema wit my battery….of course using many apps drains the battery so fast…by i want to try this starmobile….

  • xpd777

    Anyone noticed A888 ng MyPhone? Same all-in-all, screen, IPS, resolution except for

    1. Camera – need to check the photo quality and speed
    2. Battery – Lithium Polymer vs Lithium Ion.

    That’s just about it if you don’t mind their form factor.

  • Jason

    just bought one! love it!
    i have one question, what is the G symbol on top beside the network signal and how to remove it?

    • James Villamor


  • Ron Rave Rivera

    Cm Flame ang kalaban nyang crystal cm flame is qHD and 4.5 ips capacitive t.s.

  • gary

    BSI ang isipin nyo.pang professional.search nyo bsi qng anu porpose nya.plus the 2MP front.LLLLLUUUUPPPPEEEEETTTTTT

  • ella

    pede b mag download ng SKYPE or VIBER sa crystal? un lng kc madalas ko gmitin.. at un lng habol ko ๐Ÿ˜› thanks sa reply!

  • Karen

    Ano ba mas mganda myphone a1919 duo o starmobile crystal bi2li kc nxt week,cant decide kung ano b bilhn q,tnx

  • Buddy Acierto

    How to make call on Starmobile Crystal kasi laging lumalabas ang video call…thanks

  • To Buddy,

    U need to do some call setting adjustments..take a peek on the options to personalize your settings..

  • I have this phone since Jan 6 this year..all of it in here was going good. Only one its Li-ion cell is only 1700maH..so anyone coudnt expect its batt to hold more juice. i charge twice evry 3 days, switching off unused apps..rest of it, its really cool than CM. well depending on the CM model..camera is superb both back & front for still pix including videos.

  • to Ella,
    yes u can have skype, viber, TUme, Tango apps, etc..just go to google play store in the menu. search and download the app u desire to get (of course u need data connection or wifi).


  • marc loyd caputolan

    paano tanggalin ang vibrate nang starmobile crystal sa message kasi hindi ko siya gusto.

    • settings>profiles(go to the profile you’re using then edit)

  • James Villamor

    Any updates on actual performance?

    • over all, i may say its worth comparing to branded ones. the convenience in typing (sms &/or email), rear and front cameras are crisp clear. (i don’t usually do games on phone – so i can’t comment about gaming experiences), the size & weight are just too comfortable in the hands, i like the thickness, or i may say the thinness of it. it just as thin as samsung galaxy s 3. only one thing that concerns me is the baterry. its only 1700mAh.. less that, its cool.

  • Livingstone

    Ambilis malowbat. Tas ang tagal mag charge. Hala oiii. :3 If I only knew this. Hindi ko na sana binili. ๐Ÿ™

    • android wiki

      Halos lahat ng android phone mabilis malowbat. Lalo kapag naka DATA ka. Gaya ng sa kaso ko. Kahit naka wifi or nag gagames ka. Ang bilis nyan. Bili ka nalang ng powerbank like yoobao brand.

  • Gweneviere Singalaoa

    Been trying to use data connection but it is not working. But when I browse and uses a WiFi it connects very fast. How is it possible that when I do use data connection it won't really work. Please do help me with this.