Starmobile Diamond and MyPhone Iceberg are two of the best local phablets in the Philippines.

If you’re a fan of smartphones with large displays or phablets, you must have a hard time choosing between MyPhone Iceberg and Starmobile Diamond V7. I hope that this comparison can help you decide which is better suited for you.

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg
Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg by Performance

SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone Iceberg
Processor1.2 GHz Quad Core MT65891.2 GHz Quad Core MT6589
RAM1 GB1 GB
GPUPowerVR SGX544MPPowerVR Series 5XT
ROM4 GB16 GB
External Memory32 GB via microSD onlyvia OTG only
Battery2,600 mAh2,600 mAh

In terms of the processor, GPU and RAM, Starmobile Diamond V7 and MyPhone Iceberg are even. They use they same processor, GPU  and RAM.

On the other hand, MyPhone Iceberg has four times internal storage space at 16 GB. However, Iceberg doesn’t have a microSD card slot while Diamond V7 has one for a 32 GB card.

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg by Camera


SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone Iceberg
Main Camera18 MP Autofocus & BSI12 MP Autofocus & BSI
Front Camera8 MP Autofocus & BSI5 MP Autofocus & BSI

Clearly, Starmobile Diamond V7 wins in terms of camera specs. If you want to go out and take great pictures using the phablet of your choice, Diamond V7 does the job better.

Selfies are also better with Starmobile Diamond V7’s 8 MP front camera.

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg by Software Features

SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone Iceberg
Operating SystemAndroid 4.2 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.2 Jelly Bean
Exclusive AppsNone AnnouncedPinoy App
TARA Anti-theft Program
Additional FeaturesNone AnnouncedClever Motion
Wireless Display

Starmobile Diamond V7 and MyPhone Iceberg both run on Android version 4.2 Jelly Bean but only Iceberg has been announced to support Wireless Display.

MyPhone Iceberg also comes with MyPhone’s Pinoy App and additional exclusive softwares like TARA and a Karaoke app. In addition to this, Iceberg has gesture controls and wireless charging.

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg by Aesthetics and Durability

SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone Iceberg
Screen Size & Type5.7 Inch IPS5.7 Inch IPS
Screen ResolutionHD or 720 x 1280 PixelsHD or 720 x 1280 Pixels
Pixel Density~257 PPI~257 PPI
Scratch ProtectionDragontrailCorning Gorilla Glass 2
CasingWhite PlasticAluminum Back Cove

Once again, Diamond V7 and Iceberg scores at the same level in terms of screen size and resolution. Both offer stunning large displays at 720p. The difference lies in their protective layer where Iceberg has the better Gorilla Glass 2 while Diamond V7 has the usual Dragontrail.

Starmobile Diamond V7 sure looks cleaner but MyPhone Iceberg’s aluminum back cover has a more premium feel to it.

Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg by Price and Freebies

SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone Iceberg
SRPLess than ₱13,000.00₱11,988.00
Launch DateJune 2013July 26, 2013
Release DateTBAJuly 26, 2013
FreebiesLeather Flip Case
Stylus
USB OTG Cord

MyPhone Iceberg is definitely cheaper than Starmobile Diamond V7. But did the comparison above led you to choose it over MyPhone Iceberg?

As of this writing, Starmobile is still getting ready for the launching of Starmobile Diamond V7 which might happen within the coming days or weeks.

Which is the better local phablet for you?