Starmobile Knight - Quad Core with 18 MP Camera Android Jelly Bean Smartphone

Starmobile Knight might change this company's place on the market.


Starmobile might finally break through its competitors with its latest offering - the Starmobile Knight. This iPhone looking smartphone packs a lot of features that will attract a lot of potential customers.

Starmobile Knight Picture with Specs
Starmobile Knight with Specs
To start with, Starmobile Knight features a crazy duo of cameras. The main camera is an 18 MP shooter while the front facing camera comes at 8 MP both with Autofocus and Backside Illumination technology.

Another selling point of Starmobile Knight is its 1.2 GHz quad core processor which is coupled with 1 GB of RAM. This makes running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as smooth as it can be.

Finally, Starmobile Knight boasts its High Definition screen which is protected by Corning's Gorilla Glass. This makes Starmobile Knight scratch resistant even by a knife.

But that's not all!

Here's the Complete Specs of Starmobile Knight:


  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6589 Processor, Cortex-A7
  • Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • 4.7 Inch High Definition (1280 x 720) IPS Display @ 315 PPI
  • Corning Gorilla Glass
  • PowerVR SGX544 GPU
  • 18 MP Autofocus Main Camera with BSI and Dual LED Flash
  • 8 MP Autofocus Front Camera with BSI
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 4 GB ROM (Internal Memory)
  • 138 mm Tall, 66.7 mm Wide and 7.5 mm Thin
  • Expandable up to 32 GB via MicroSD
  • Dual Sim/Dual Standby, 1 micro SIM
  • WiFi, WiFi Hotspot
  • Dual 3G, HSDPA, GPRS
  • GPS, Bluetooth, FM Radio
  • 2000 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery (non removable)
  • ₱11,290.00 SRP, NOW AVAILABLE!

Starmobile Knight's 18 Megapixel Camera: A Closer Look


Starmobile Knight 18 MP Camera Closer Look
imobile IQX main camera closer look. / Droid Sans
When you try too hard to impress techie people, they usually doubt you. That's what happened with the 18 MP camera of Starmobile Knight.

Why would techie people doubt an 18 MP camera? Because a camera with a large pixel count begs for a larger camera sensor which would in turn require a larger phone - not desirable for today's smartphones.

The folks over at Droidsans.com opened up an imobile IQX to have a very close look at this 18 MP camera. Starmobile Knight is a rebranded imobile IQX.

The picture shows it for you. The said camera is rated at 12.7 MP only. It produces an 18 MP image by using a technology called Software Interpollation. The software basically scales up the image taken by the 12.7 MP sensor.

The front camera however, is a true 8 MP sensor. Concerns are popping in however about the performance of video calls using that camera. It would require a faster internet connection because the video will have a larger file size.

Starmobile Knight: Packed with Awesome Features


Starmobile KnightDon't get me wrong about Starmobile Knight. It's a very good phone packed with a lot of features. But you should also know what to believe and what to doubt. A 13 MP camera would be very good paired with an 8 MP for the front. There's no need to exaggerate.

Here are some cool features of Starmobile Knight that we have no doubt. First, it is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor. Several locally branded phones are already quad core and its high time for Starmobile use it for their phones. This will ensure a lag-less experience for Knight users.

Another cool feature of Starmobile Knight is Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. This new flavor of Android Jelly Bean lets you share your screen over WiFi, take photo sphere pictures, gesture type, has action buttons in notifications and faster than previous Android versions.

Next in line, dual sim 3G. We are used to have dual sim smartphones but with only one of the SIM's capable of connecting to a 3G network. Now with Starmobile Knight, you can connect to 3G service using any of the two sim slots.

Finally, Starmobile Knight will give you very sharp and crisp text and graphics since its 4.7 inch screen features a 1280 x 720 resolution or 312 pixels per inch. This is powered by a PowerVR SGX544 Graphics Processing Unit and protected from your girlfriend or sister's clumsiness (hold that thought for the comments) by Corning's Gorilla Glass technology.

Starmobile Finally Revealed Knight's Price - ₱11,290.00


Well, seems like Starmobile keeps their pricing strategy for good. Just like you, we are a bit disappointed with the price tag of Starmobile Knight.

But hey! It's 18 MP + 8 MP camera combo right? Plus, there's the quad core processor and scratch resistant gorilla glass!

Starmobile Knight is now available. Share your thoughts about the price of Starmobile Knight in the comments below.

Update: Here's the full review of Starmobile Knight with sample pictures.









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 Tuesday, June 04, 2013. Creative Commons License


35 comments

  1. nag hang iyong phone ko ngayon. kumukuha ako ng picture. paano ko ito i-re-reset?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Just press and hold the Power button for a few seconds and it should reboot. Make sure that you update the firmware of your Starmobile Knight.

      Delete
    2. is there a new version of star-mobile knight ? my phone V.10.1

      Delete
  2. i bought this knight just last weekend. i took a couple of pictures and it just hung up. i was hoping that i can press a button reset but the pin hole did not respond after depressing. i took out the memory card but made no difference. i plan to return this phone tomorrow (july 27) in sm north.

    ReplyDelete
  3. i got it now. simply press the on/off button for a long while. few sec and then it reboots. back to normal operation. i guess, here's a little caution when you try taking pictures. im not sure if there's compatibility problems with my memory card (class 10 32 gig). or probably its an internal software problem. next time though, take quick pictures before buying a starmobile. - ayie

    ReplyDelete
  4. Can i use starmobile knight in other countries, does it have a triband feature?

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is good!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. wew i was to buy this phone,good thing i read this review..i dont want to buy a phone that will cause me a problem...too expensive to have a problem...

    ReplyDelete
  7. nabasa po yung knight ko ngayun black screen na sya pero yung mga icons below the screen still working may sound parin if my notification papanu po to maayos?? thanks

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. remove your battery allow to dry in-doors for 24hrs

      Delete
    2. The battery of Starmobile knight is not removable isn't it?

      Delete
  8. This is so irrelevant. Starmobile looks like an iPhone 5 and Cherry Mobile Cosmos X2 looks like Galaxy S4. Would you want a copied phone which is bigger then the original iPhone5? Perhaps a phone with similar design and dimensions with the original Galaxy S4?

    Knight is best in looks. That's all. the rest it's similar or inferior to:

    Cosmos X2 wins a mile and a half from Knight:
    1. Super Amoled HD screen
    2. Extra 200 mAH in battery
    4. 16Gb internal memory
    5. Expandable to 64Gb external microSDXC
    6. Physical "home" button

    Did you know that iPhone5 can easily get mistaken as an iPhone4s? SM Knight would look like a pretentious iPhone5 with obvious size difference.

    ReplyDelete
  9. How can I off the dictionary? Anyone?

    Bakit pagngtake ako ng pic yellowish / yellow green ang kuha?

    ReplyDelete
  10. everytime ka mag kuha ng picture mag ha-hang ang phone? bkt kaya non-removable ang battery? hmmmp

    ReplyDelete
  11. MY ISSUE WITH STARMOBILE KNIGHT IS THIS: KAPAG NAKA FULL ANG BRIGHTNESS NG SCREEN, NAG-FLI-FLICKER AND UPPER HALF PART NG SCREEN. KAPAG DARK ANG IMAGE DI MAXADO KITA ANG FLICKER. PERU KAPAG BRIGHT OR COLOFUL IMAGE KLARU TALGA UNG FLICKER. FRUSTRATING NGA. HINDI KO NAMAN NAHULOG ANG PHONE KO. NA DISCOVER KO ITO AFTER THE 7 DAYS REPLACEMENT PERIOD. KUNG BIBILI KAYU, ECHECK NYU MUNA UNG FULL BRIGHTNESS NG SCREEN. WAG MO E-AUTO BRIGHTNESS PARA MAKITA TLAGA

    ReplyDelete
  12. haha.pinoy talaga niloloko kapwa pinoy.di na ako nagtaka na di talaga 18mp yng camera, kasi sabi sa site ng mediatek eh supported lng talaga ng mt6589 chip nila e hanggang 13megapixel lng.basa basa nlang pag may time

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. kung torque lang kaya mong bilhin yun na lang bilhin mo! di yung nang ooffend ka pa ng bibilhin ng iba...just shut up...

      Delete
  13. hello mag 3 days palang SM knight ko ngaun, hindi ko alam paano sasagutin kapag may tumatawag, kasi apag pindutin ko mag aapear yung optoin na phrase . at isa pa na on ko yung tutorial, at hindi na maibalik, at kapag i-slide ko yung screen ayaw na! ano ba ituuuuu? nagpipigil sa gigil lol!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. default setting nya...baka kasi may napidot ako accidentally

      Delete
  14. Anyone can answer me ASAP? my 3 days lang akong replacement sa factory defect.

    ReplyDelete
  15. hi po. gagana po ba to sa ibang bansa? specificaly sa italy ?? thanks po need a replay asap!

    ReplyDelete
  16. I have a problem po with my phone, while taking pics yesterday bigla nlng nd gumana ung home buttons, ive already rebooted it pro ala padin,, help pls...

    ReplyDelete
  17. Diba po 4gig ung internal nito, bkt po itong akin .98gg plang internal storage nya full storage na ang warning

    ReplyDelete
  18. Diba po 4gig ung internal nito, bkt po itong akin .98gg plang internal storage nya full storage na ang warning

    ReplyDelete
  19. mas ok pa rin talaga ang cherry mobile Omega HD 2.0.. walang problema sa lahat...

    ReplyDelete
  20. may problem ako sa phone meron po bang maka sagot nito, kanina lang kasi gumagana pa siya nag te-text pa ako tapos bigla lang napatay at hindi na ma on kahit chinarge ko na hindi pa rin talaga mag on Help!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. My rear camera isnt working. But the front cam is okay. What should i do?

    ReplyDelete
  22. this is no joke from trisha's problem but my front camera isnt working while my rear camera is ok.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Bat po nagzzoom yung front camera ko pag nagvvideo?

    ReplyDelete
  24. Scratch resistant only hindi scratch proof... Magkaiba un

    ReplyDelete
  25. removable nga and battery 'di ba????!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That's what you call auto focus.

    ReplyDelete



Pinoy Techno Guide