Starmobile has just released the Starmobile UP Plus (or UP+) – the upgraded version of the affordable Starmobile UP phablet but now packed with 8 GB of ROM compared to the original 4 GB of internal storage.
Announced just three months ago (in July), the Starmobile UP is a very capable phablet and one of the cheapest & best value large screen smartphones available locally. But regardless of its nice specs and features, some users wished for more storage space from a mediocre 4 GB of ROM. The new and upgraded Starmobile UP Plus is definitely the company’s answer to such public clamour.
The Starmobile UP Plus
The Starmobile UP Plus is a minor update from the original UP. Apart from the upgraded ROM, much of the specs, features and physical design of the original UP remains the same.
The UP Plus is still powered by a 1.3 Ghz Quad-core processor with 1 GB of RAM and a dual-core Mali 400 graphics. The screen size remains unchanged at 5.0” inches still protected by a scratch resistant glass. Both front and back cameras capture decent shots even on dark places with 8MP and 2MP BSI sensors respectively. You can also seamlessly transfer files directly on the phone or share the phone’s current display thanks to the USB-OTG and Wireless display support of the UP+. Best of all, it runs the latest Android 4.4 KitKat OS and support OTA (over-the-air) wireless updates.
Another great advantage of the Starmobile UP Plus is the inclusion of some nifty features like Double tap to wake/sleep, Multi-point gestures (use of 2 or 3 fingers on the screen to execute commands), Call & Text filtering, Smart camera controls (talk or tap to capture), and many more.
Starmobile UP Plus full specs:
- 1.3 Ghz Quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor
- 5.0 inch FWVGA IPS display (854×480 resolution @ 196 ppi)
- Scratch Resistant Glass
- Mali 400MP- 2 GPU
- 1 GB of RAM
- 8 GB Internal Storage, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
- 8 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with BSI & LED flash
- 1080p @ 30 fps video recording
- 2 MP front-facing camera with BSI
- Dual 3G Standby / Dual SIM (Regular + Micro)
- 3G / HSPA+
- WiFi / WiFI Hotspot / Bluetooth 4.0 / GPS with a-GPS
- USB-OTG ready / Wireless Display (Miracast)
- 2,000 mAh Li-ion removable battery
- Android 4.4 KitKat OS
- 146 x 73 x 9.99 mm, 173 grams
- Colors: Black, White
The new Starmobile UP Plus (UP+) is now available on different Starmobile concept stores and kiosks nationwide with an official suggested retail price of ₱5,499 only. That’s an additional ₱500 from the original UP but can be a good trade-off especially for users who stores a lot of files and apps on their smartphones. For more info, check out their official page here.
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