Starmobile Diamond V3 Hands on Review with Specs, Price and Features

Starmobile Diamond V3: Great Specs, Except the Screen

All of Diamond V3's specs are great except its screen being only a TFT LCD. That means the viewing angle is not that wide.

Turning the Starmobile Diamond V3 will make the color of the graphics on the screen change. It's also a bit low in resolution at 184 ppi only. However, it still looks great. Here's a picture of Starmobile Diamond V3's home screen:

Starmobile Diamond V3 Home Screen

Not bad, huh? Let's roll the features of Starmobile Diamond V3.


Starmobile Diamond V3 Powered by Quad Core Snapdragon Processor

Starmobile Diamond V3 Back
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Quad Core is becoming a norm this year. Starmobile Diamond V3 won't shy away from the competition with its 1.2 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm MSM8225Q Snapdragon 200 processor. It's the same processor present in most budget friendly quad core phones.

Having a quad core processor not only gives you more power to run your favorite apps, it also saves your battery power. Since it has four cores, the processor won't lose more energy due to overheating. Processors with two or single cores only suffers from power lost due to overheating of its parts just to provide you with enough power for your apps.


Starmobile Diamond V3 Shoots Using a 12 MP Autofocus Camera with BSI Sensors

Aspiring photographers will be delighted with Diamond V3's 12 Megapixel camera. It has autofocus feature which focuses on any object that you touch on the screen before taking a picture.

It's 12 MP camera also takes good pictures even during the night on inside a poorly lighted room thanks to its Backside Illuminated (BSI) camera sensors. It also comes with a dual LED Flash for night time photography.

For those who want to have a selfie with Starmobile Diamond V3, sorry to disappoint you but it only has a 2 Megapixel front camera. Although it also has BSI sensor, it can't give you a very good quality self photo (that's selfie). The good news is its the best camera for video calls. Quit your selfie drama and video call with your loved ones using Skype.


Starmobile Diamond V3 Android Jelly Bean on a 5.3 Inch Screen

Starmobile Diamond V3 AppsSince Diamond V3 already runs Android Jelly Bean out of the box, you don't have to worry about updating it. it also comes pre-installed with several apps like Google Chrome, CNN, Flash Player, Facebook and others.

Starmobile Diamond V3's TFT screen might be frustrating to some but I'm not one of them. The display on its 5.3 inch display looks good for me. Instead of pointing out the low resolution, I should point the spotlight to its Dragontrail Glass protection from scratches. Knives, keys, coins and nail cutters can't scratch the screen of Diamond V3.

Starmobiel Diamond V3 actually comes with a free screen protector. Diamond V3 don't need that's why I don't understand the logic of this. It is probably given to protect the display from dirty hands :)


Starmobile Diamond V3 Connectivity Features (WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth, Etc.)

There's no connectivity requirement missed by Diamond V3. It has all the essentials of today's budget smartphones. It can connect to WiFi networks and serve as a WiFi hotspot. It can also connect to a 3G network for faster internet connection speed. Diamond V3 even managed to have Bluetooth version 4.0 along with A-GPS and a microUSB port.

For those who want an FM Radio, there's also one with Diamond V3.

Dual Sim? Of course, Starmobile Diamond V3 has dual sim/dual standby capability. Only few cellphone models win the Pinoy heart if it only has a single sim slot.


Starmobile Diamond V3 Price and Battery

Diamond V3 is already available in Gadget stores and Starmobile kiosks nationwide. Although I doubt its availability in most areas. For those who are in Cebu, Starmobile Diamond V3 is already available at the SM  City Cebu Cyberzone. There's a Starmobile Kiosk there.

Alright, before you go ahead and buy a Starmobile Diamond V3 phablet, let me tell you that it has a 2100 mAh standard Li-ion battery. It's a great battery if you have a 4 inch phone but Diamond V3 is 5.3 inches. Don't worry, it's not that great but it can last more than a day with mild use. Just turn off 3G, WiFi and GPS when you're not using them.

Starmbile Diamond V3 sells at ₱8,990.00 at Starmobile kiosks. Try to find one that follows this SRP. I've seen many stores that sell locally branded phones at a higher price than the SRP.


Complete Specs of Starmobile Diamond V3

  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200 Processor
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • 5.3 Inch Capacitive Display @ 480 x 854 Pixel Resolution
  • Dragontrail Glass Scratch Resistant
  • 12 MP Autofocus Rear Camera with BSI Sensor
  • 2 MP Front Camera with BSI Sensor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM, 4 GB Internal Memory
  • Expandable up to 32 Gb via MicroSD
  • Dual Sim/Dual Standby
  • WiFi and WiFi Hotspot
  • 3G, EDGE, GPRS, GSM
  • Bluetooth v4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS Support
  • FM Radio
  • Free 8 GB MicroSD Card, Screen Protector and Jelly Case
  • ₱ 8,990.00 SRP








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 Wednesday, July 03, 2013. Creative Commons License


50 comments

  1. hi... meron akong nababasa na pag tiningnan daw ung settings ng v3, nakalagay is dual core?
    ma cconfirm mo ba if this is true?

    also, marami rin nagsasabi na nagrerestart lagi ung phone?

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    1. Quad core naman yung Snapdragon 200.

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    2. Quad core siya. Mali ng starmobile na ang nilagay napang analyze eh ES explorer/manager. Hanggang 2 cores lang nababasa ng ES. Kahit Nexus 7 ko dual core lang ang pagbasa ng ES. Pero pag antutu ang nag analayze quad core talaga yung v3

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

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    1. Quad core siya. Mali ng starmobile na ang nilagay napang analyze eh ES explorer/manager. Hanggang 2 cores lang nababasa ng ES. Kahit Nexus 7 ko dual core lang ang pagbasa ng ES. Pero pag antutu ang nag analayze quad core talaga yung v3

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  3. hello..tanong ko lang po kung san ko pwedeng makita yung settings na sinasabi nyo..kasi nakabili nako ng v3 so far wala namang problema maliban dun sa kingdoms & lords palaging nag fo2rce close eh..tungkol naman sa pagre2start ng phone wala pa naman akong na eexperience na ganyan

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    1. sir, anu po mAh ng battery nya? mtagal po b malowbat?

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    2. kumuha ko sa plan ng sun 3monhts ago,DIAMOND V3,sira na kaagad battery,full charge 5mins. lang gamit lobat na,lagi nagre-reset,dati nagagamit ko pa habang nkatsarg,di nagtagal bumigay na.

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  4. putik, bought last aug 6, nung aug 24 ayaw na magboot! wala pa namang devs para sa cwm! messaged starmobile fb page, no reply.

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  5. my prblema dn ìto sa gprs setting. Ex. S globe. Dpt myglobe inet ang ggmitin pero nagma2tic sya s myglobe connect.

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    1. Naayos siya nung pumunta kami sa globe. Kelangan gawan siya ng bagong profile

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  6. dati gumagana volume nito in all app after 3 months ngyn kapag tumatawag ako hindi ako marinig ng tinatawagan ko pero siya naririnig ko, pati video call dati share kami ng camera after 3 months siya lang nakikita ko sa video call sila hindi nila ako nakikita. pati pag-watch ko ng mga video like youtube hindi ma-play

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    1. It seems like Starmobile Diamond V3 is full of problems...

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  7. i think na sa pag gamit yan, at kung ano o gano karami ang laman ng phone.

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    1. Hindiako naniniwala sa paggamit yan pre sya capacity talaga yan ng phone. pag branded less problem talaga.

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  8. try to update the application of your phone madalas kc sa skype pag updated yung application nila hinde na gumagana sa ibang phone so u nid to w8 for another update parang sa samsung lang din pag d naaupdate d gumagana video call..battery lahat prob yan even the high end phones like iphone mabilis malowbat saglit lang..HTC ko nga din me prob siguro depende sa pag gmit..Payo ko lang always make sure to close some of your application when using another mabilis kc yun makalowbat..or download kayo ng battery saver..

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  9. Ito naman ang nangyari sa akin. May pre-installed na TARA ang nakuha ko na V3 kaya naman nanegganyo ako na i-activate. Ok siya parang feeling ko safe ang mga data ko sa telepono, pero umalis ako ng bansa. Tapos nagsaksak ng sim ng bansa na pinuntahan ko, after 2 weeks nakareceive ako ng mail na stolen ang phone ko from TARA and they are giving notice to Cease and Desist, which I gnored akala ko kasi nagkakamali lang. Pero kapahapon biglang nagpuputak sa office namin ang fone ko ng MAGNANAKAW! Shit sobrang hiya ko sa opisina. Kinagabihan, nagresearch ako kung paano madeactivate ang alarm, kailangan pala magtext ka ng UNLOCK tapos iyong 6digit password mo. Sinubukan ko pero ayaw, kaaya tumawag ako sa hotline, nang makausap ko ang operator, MyPhone lang daw ang sinusuportahan nila, nasabi ko na lang, Puta! E paano 'to, naka-install na ito sa phone ko nung binili ko. Hindi na daw niya problema iyon, kasi wala daw ang starmobile sa database nila. Anak ng tinapa naman oh! Kaya payo lang, 'wag ninyo ng balakin i-activate ang TARA sa fone ninyo kung meron man. Kalokohan ng Starmobile na ito, nakasama sa package nila ang apps e 'di naman pala sila lisensyado maglagay. Kanino kaya pwede iparating ito? Wala ng kwenta ang telepono ko, 2 buwan ko palang nagamit.

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  10. I bought my diamond V3 last July and it worked great but then, i noticed these past few days that the battery easily drains or madali maglowbatt, so when i opened the back cover i noticed na lumaki yong battery. I never overcharge my phone so I really dont know the real cause of the damage, tapos it has been 4 months palang. I dont usually use my phone for net, purely texting and calling lang usually so I don't get why it turned out to be like this. I know someone na who had crystal starmobile phone and she overcharges it most of the time, uses it to surf the net while charging but never did her battery became like mine. I asked the starmobile if they have an available battery for the phone for me to buy, but sadly wala pa daw. I don't know how long I can continue to use my phone since mag on and off lang cya without being charged. Does anyone else experience this problem? I'm very sad kasi this is the only phone I have, I cant use it without electricity or being outdoors.

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    1. Hello sakin ganyan.din ang nangyari..ngayon totally dkona magamit kasi ayaw na talagang mag open...tsaka kasi pag pinipilit kng i try yung battery may lumalabas sa screen..not worth sa price niya..

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  11. I also tried to go to the store where i bought it for the phone's warranty but they said 3months lang ang warranty sa battery and i used my phone for 4 months na so I was not able to avail for the battery's warranty. I really don't know what to do, I think matagal pa bago cla maka manufacture nang battery for diamond V3 and i badly need it.

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  12. Dami palang issue itong StarMobile. Sabagay sa promoter palang ng phone hindi na matino BAKLA kasi kaya ibig sabihin palpak din tong phone na ito. Dami ko ng nababasang thread regarding dito sa Star mobile puro bad feedback.

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  13. Sana do naman mangyari Ryan sea phone ko.kc maganda sang application nya.

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  14. promote nila un quadcore, check the specs napakababa ng ppi, rom, ram etc...

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  15. Kung may nakabili na ng battery ng v3 paki inform naman po..salamat po

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  16. So far wala pa akong ngiging problem sa v3 ko..

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  17. 1 month pa lng ang v3 ko so far ok nman... yun nga lang hindi ko na malaruan ang dinownload ko nba 2k14 dahil sa sobrang lag....

    pano po ba mawala ang lag...? pls anyone....

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  18. December 30, 2013 ko nabili ang v3 ko ibinalik ko sa binibilhan ko January 3,2014. Lasr week ko lang nakuha ulit hindi pa rin mka mobile internet unlimited nman sim kasi plan sa Globe. Itry ko sa iban phone sa iphone at blackberry ngwork nman. I don't recommend this phone. Buti pa branded nlng kasi wlang problem. Cheap pro dami problema...

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  19. gusto ko pa naman mag plan sa sun and v3 yung phone.. eh kaso lang dami naman negative feedbacks dito.

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  20. i just have my v3.. ang ayaw ko lang ung sms anlaki ng font.. :(

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  21. ShoCKS!!!on process pa naman na ung plan ko sa sun for V3..mukang papa change handset nalang ako...so many negative feedback eh...sayang kung mag tatake ng risk..

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  22. Oh thankgoodness may thread na ganito! I was eyeing to purchase yang fone na yan under Suncellular plan 600. Changed my mind.

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  23. I got my unit sa SUN and wala pang 1 month nagka problema na sa touch screen. and because it's beyond 7 days na di na raw i rereplace ng sun yun... so i need to wait for 2 mos to get it back. Honestly, a cheap phone is not worth the hassle. Go for the free samsung unit instead kahit na lower specs. I learned my lesson the hard way.

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  24. sayang v3 ko..ilang buwan ng nakatengga wala pa rin mabilhan ng battery..sana naman maicp naman ng starmobile yun..ang hirap maghanap ng mabibilhan ng battery nila..ayoko naman masira ng ganun-ganun nlang phone k..4 months k lang nagamit,saya..ng naman pinambili k dito,pag nagkataon wala na cyang pinagkaiba sa mga disposable na phone :(

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  25. Pare available ang battery sa North Edsa (Main Office or Shop) Kapag swerte mayroon yan sa mga Kiosk...

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  26. ako din almost 4 months pa lang di ko na magamit v3 ko at nagbloat na ang battery... talagang sayang 9k na hindi magamit-gamit ang phone at wala pa available na new battery... hanggang kailan kaya ako magaantay sa sinsabi ng CP center na binilhan ko na ang stocks daw has yet to arrive... when? when?

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  27. kumuha ko sa plan ng sun 3monhts ago,DIAMOND V3,sira na kaagad battery,full charge, in 5mins. lang gamit lobat na,lagi nagre-reset,dati nagagamit ko pa habang nkatsarg,di nagtagal bumigay na rin,hirap pla mkabili battery nun.

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  28. Meron din dito sa sm valenzuela 550

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  29. hayz daming negative comments sa DV3 buti na lang d pa ako nakabili. tnx guys sa experience nyo sa phone na ito. Hanap na lang ng ibang unit.

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  30. Yung pagkasira ng battery, it depends sa owner. If u use ur v3 wyl charging it, tlgang mccra yan agad. Also, if charge ka ng charge, mag-bbloat ang batt. Based on experience. Pro my fault kase ayokong pnapaabot ng 50% batt q, charge agad. #OCDPROBLEMS. Anyway, atleast hanggang 20%, saka mo na i-charge and dont use ur phone, hayaan mkafull charge. So far, almost a year na ang phone ko. Okay naman sya. Maraming features na undiscovered. Yun lang po :)

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  31. Limited lang ang nagbbenta ng batt, it took me 4 months bago may dmating na bagong batt sa shop na ipinagbili ko dto sa ZC. Pero sa mga tga-MNL, meron nagbbenta dun sa SM NORTH EDSA, sa annex nla. May shop tlga dun ang starmobile. Maganda naman ang phone eh, proper handling lang ng owner ang kailangan.

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  32. I prefer mag-download ng go sms. If ayaw myo, download na lang kayo ng font sa play store para ma-change mo default font ng v3 mo.

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  33. Did u turn on the data connection?

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  34. If ur from mnl, particularly QC, mron sa sm north edsa.

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  35. Dapat kasi sa authorized outlets lang po bumili ako naman po wala pong problem sa phone ko so far simula nung nabili ko sya actually inlove na ilove po ako sa phone ko perfect po sya sa mga selfielord maganda po syang gamitin pang social like instagram twitter facebook etc. Happy to have this phone very useful :)

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  36. So far 5 months yung diamond v3 ko sakin and it's still very good, wala paring problem at SANA walang maging problem. I love the specs, and regarding dun sa battery wala naman rin akong problema, tagal nga ma-lowbat kahit lagi akong nagf-facebook. Siguro kailangan nyo muna hintayin talaga mag full charge bago gamitin at tanggalin nyo agad sa saksakan pag full-bat na para di masira yung battery. Maganda din ang front cam perfect for selfielords like me. :)) Mas prefer ko nga toh kaysa sa Alcatel One Touch Idol and Samsung Galaxy Core. Naka-plan kasi kami sa sun kaya na-try ko na yung tatlo. Mas okay talaga siya promise, nasa pag-aalaga nalang talaga siguro ng user. :)

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  37. panu ba i open ung 3g nya...

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  38. pnu e open ung 3g nya..

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  39. sa wakas!! ok na sm v3 ko..na miss ko cya ng sobra :)..this time ingat na ingat nako sa paggamit..para di agad masira battery niya..so far wala ng problema..

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