Starmobile Diamond V7 vs MyPhone Iceberg: Which is the Better Local HD Phablet in the Philippines?

By Daniel Gubalane on Jul 27, 2013

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

Specification Starmobile Diamond V7 MyPhone Iceberg
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core MT6589 1.2 GHz Quad Core MT6589
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
GPU PowerVR SGX544MP PowerVR Series 5XT
ROM 4 GB 16 GB
External Memory 32 GB via microSD only via OTG only
Battery 2,600 mAh 2,600 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

Specification Starmobile Diamond V7 MyPhone Iceberg
Main Camera 18 MP Autofocus & BSI 12 MP Autofocus & BSI
Front Camera 8 MP Autofocus & BSI 5 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

Specification Starmobile Diamond V7 MyPhone Iceberg
Operating System Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Android 4.2 Jelly Bean
Exclusive Apps None Announced Pinoy App
TARA Anti-theft Program
Additional Features None Announced Clever 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

Specification Starmobile Diamond V7 MyPhone Iceberg
Screen Size & Type 5.7 Inch IPS 5.7 Inch IPS
Screen Resolution HD or 720 x 1280 Pixels HD or 720 x 1280 Pixels
Pixel Density ~257 PPI ~257 PPI
Scratch Protection Dragontrail Corning Gorilla Glass 2
Casing White Plastic Aluminum 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

Specification Starmobile Diamond V7 MyPhone Iceberg
SRP Less than ₱13,000.00 ₱11,988.00
Launch Date June 2013 July 26, 2013
Release Date TBA July 26, 2013
Freebies Leather 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?