Starmobile Engage 7 TV: 7 Inch Tablet with Analog and Digital Mobile TV

Starmobile Engage 7 TV Official Specs and Features

Starmobile released a version of its successful Engage 7 tablet with a mobile TV. This is awesome for many Filipinos who don't want to miss their favorite TV shows like Showtime or Got to Believe.


Starmobile Engage 7 TV is powered by a 1.2 GHz single core processor and 1 GB of RAM and runs using Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Don't worry about the single core processor because the high amount of RAM will make up for it. There is also a 4 GB internal memory which is expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card.
Starmobile Engage 7 TV
Starmobile Engage 7 TV showing Showtime and NBA. Photo Credit: Happyman by Starmobile

Engage 7 TV displays TV shows in a 7 inch capacitive display with 800 x 480 resolution. Its graphics is handled by an ARM Mali-400 GPU and takes pictures using a 3MP rear camera but without LED flash and a VGA front camera.


Starmobile Engage 7 TV's Connectivity Features (Internet Connection and Sensors)

Just like most tablets, Engage 7 TV supports the use of broadband sticks like Smartbro, Tatoo or Sun Broadband using a microUSB to USB adaptor cord. This feature is called USB OTG or USB on the Go.

Don't worry if you are not comfortable with a broadband stick dangling with your Starmobile Engage 7 TV because it also supports WiFi connectivity. It can easily connect to WiFi networks so that you can access the internet or even create your own WiFi hotspot.

Engage 7 TV also has several sensors including a Gyro sensor and Ambient light sensor. It also has a GPS radio which can support A-GPS.


A Closer Look at Starmobile Engage 7 TV's Mobile TV

The mobile TV is the biggest feature of the Engage 7 TV. It's the main selling point of this tablet. 

 According to Adrian Patrick Gemora of Ilongo Tech Blog, Engage 7 TV contains two TV hardwares - an analog TV receiver and an ISDBT Digital TV receiver. 

Analog TV has been the most common mobile TV used in mobile phones in the market. We know that it is doesn't have a very good reception. Sometimes it is clear ,most of the times it isn't.

However, Engage 7 TV's use of the ISDBT Digital TV receiver is promising since TV networks are currently upgrading their hardwares to digital transmission. Digital TV is clearer than analog ones because there is no gradual loss in the signal.


Engage 7 TV: Battery, Aesthetics and Price

Finally, we come to the final point of this review. Starmobile Engage 7 TV is looking good with its 4,000 mAh Li-ion battery that should make it last long enough. However, this battery cannot be removed from the tablet and be replaced.

Engage 7 TV has a dark brush metal finish which looks cool. However, it's a little thick at 11 mm. 

The price tag for the Starmobile Engage 7 TV shows a friendly price at ₱5,290.00 only. It includes a charger, microUSB to USB adaptor cord and earphones. Watch out for promos because Starmobile is fond of giving away freebies together with its smartphones and tablets.








Daniel Gubalane Written by Daniel Gubalane - tech blogger, freelance web developer and former Physics teacher. Connect with me on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.
Published on Friday, May 10, 2013. Creative Commons License


29 comments

  1. Can we watch TV using ISDBT Digital TV receiver for FREE? I mean do we need to sign up to a cable provider before we can use the digital tv receiver? Thanks in advance!

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  2. So mga ilang channel ang kaya sa digital TV receiver?

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  3. which is better mypad 2 or starmobile engage 7 tv?

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  4. Bakit hindi pwedeng ma tangal ang battery s tablet.. sa starmobile engagetv7

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  5. kaya po bang i-play nito ang real racing 2 or 3?

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  6. hindi pwedeng tanggalin ung battery at d napapalitan pano pag nasira ung battery ???

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  7. pwede bang maidownload d2 ung mga emulator ng nintendo ds ??

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  8. which is better.. Engage 7tv or Engage 7hd?

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  9. Pangit ang starmobile..ung app di pwede ilipat sd card..ayaw gumana tv,naghahang..bawal madrain battery..pag na drain magloloko ang tablet..

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    1. ay bawal ma drain ang bat? naku... meron pa naman ako nyan. ayaw nga gumana ng tv eh. malakas signal ng abs-cbn pero di naman nagloload. 2 lang channel ung isang channel di pa kilala.

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    2. Un ang sabi ng binilan namin bawal madrain ang battery..punta kasa mataas na lugar..dun ka magsearch ng channel..sa 4th floor ako ng mall naghanap channel..kso wala channel 2..sad

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  10. after 3 days upon the reciept of the tablet..naghang na..hindi na anmn magamit..

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  11. Papalit mo may warranty yan ah..sayang pera..pag nag hang punta lang kayo es task manager..para burahin ang mga app na hindi ginagamit.un ang sabi sa fb nila.

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  12. Di nya kayang basahin ang flash drive... paano maoopen ang docs..kainis naman oh

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  13. sakay kayo ng Cher bus ung bound ng pacita...ung tv nila gamit digital channel ng abs cbn...sobrang linaw kahit mabilis ang takbo ng bus ....hndi nawawala ang signal unlike analog reception

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  14. Di ko magamit ang digitaltv dito sa US. any suggestion

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  15. i have a star mobile engage 7 3G and the digital TV is not working what well i do

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  16. i buy a starmobile tablet engage 7 in pagadian city

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  17. i got starmobile tablet engage 7 and i'm using it for almost 2 months.Tas bigla na lng nag hang, hindi ko na magamit. parang nag stick na parang walang nangyayaru khit anong pindot sa screen o sa lock button. Help! what to do?

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  19. @ Lalainne , tusukin mo lang ng paper clip yung reset button sa likod. lag talaga masyado ang engaged 7tv for games, mabagal ang response ng tablet pero tama lang sa presyo. Mas maganda pa rin sakin ang pipo tablet , right value for money.



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  20. Does it needed a wifi for you to watch live?

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    1. Analog TV doesn't need Wi-Fi but the digital one does.

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  21. pakita kung anong meron sa sensor ng ST Engage 7 tv+....

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