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

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
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


SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone 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


SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone 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


SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone 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


SpecificationStarmobile Diamond V7MyPhone 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?









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 Saturday, July 27, 2013. Creative Commons License


36 comments

  1. baliktad ang casing. Aluminum back ang iceberg. Plastic ang V7. :-)

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    1. Thank you @cool water. I just fixed the typo.

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  2. So, Admin, which is the better phablet for YOU? :)

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    1. I'm more inclined to Starmobile Diamond V7 due to its cameras.

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    2. na test mo na ba ang camera niya kung talagang 18MP? at may sample comparison ka ba ng kuha sa dalawa?

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    3. Just like Starmobile Knight, Starmobile Diamond V7 has a 12.7 MP image sensor that uses Software Interpolation to create 18 MP images.

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    4. baka po meron sa market na Interpolation apps para sa pag babago ng resolution para sa babang camera ng mga phone

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    5. the myphone kc meron sya OTG cable.. u can use External HDD Hard drive ...

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  3. I prefer having a 12MP BSI camera than having a 18MP by just using interpolation :) Iceberg is cheaper yet jam-packed with high-end specs and apps.. i really love to have that smartphone :)

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    1. You're right. But take note that Starmobile Diamond V7 has an 8 MP front camera with BSI sensor too. That's better compared to Iceberg's 5 MP front camera. But of course, Iceberg has more features like gesture control and wireless charging.

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  4. V7 has TARA too :) and comes with extra stuff like a screen protector and an 8GB SD card :)

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    1. Wow! Really? V7 has TARA too? i thought its exclusive for ICEBERG? - AndroidGuys

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  5. Hi! Kelan ba ang release ng v7? Thanks

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  6. I can't decide what phone will I buy. Haha madami kasing nagsasabi na maganda ang myphone. But when it comes to specs parang mas panalo ang V7. Sana hindi sirain ang Diamond V7. Kasi yung starmobile knight daw, madami na agad ang naging problem.. :/

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  7. Its just easy to make Interpolation, merely its just changing resolition and compression.. so above all they are both 12mp camera. 18mp interpolated is pretty useless, its just a waste of your Picuture storage where are the only difference is the Picture Resolution.

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  8. They are both good but myphone has been doing great with it‘s after sales. Honestly speaking 8mp and 12mp cams are all the same. So why should i choose local brand where aftersales are not that sure enough... i use myphone iceberg and where ever i go... everyone is looking at myphone.. it does look like note 2. Super hd ips and gorilla glass 2.. it is so nice to touch.

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    1. how about the camera of Myphone iceberg? is it really good..is it really sharp and clear..i want to buy this phone.

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    2. According to Jane, last friday's promodizer at myphone sm north edsa, Sony ang service center for the iceberg. Based on this, plus the fact na madaming quality related complaints against SM Knight, I'd say myphone and the iceberg is a wiser choice.

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  9. Mas maganda ba talaga ang Myphone Iceberg kesa sa Diamond V7?

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  10. kapag nasa warranty period pa ang phone ok lng ang after sale mapa myphone o starmobile etc. pero pagkatapos ng warranty period wala na rin.

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  11. Kaya lang yung iceberg eh non removable battery. V7 sana more ROM kasi kulang 4gb rom if downloading games eh hindi lahat nang files matratransfer or masasave sa SD even if you specify sd as desired storage location . Kaya mabilis mapuno ang internal memory NO CHOICE but to have your phone rooted then swapping and repartition to make your internal memory capacity bigger BUT all this VOIDS THE WARRANTY.

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  12. Yes...myphone has a great specs and features...especially when it comes to patibayan myphone established it already...also including the range of pricing,it is damn good....so if i were you guys...I must choose myphone iceberg...
    Regarding for cameras there is no issue about it.
    ;)

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    1. dapat nga cguro kung pipili tau bet. Myphone iceberg or Diamond V7, we should go for durabilty and quality.. a lot of people saying Myphone is the one.

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  13. i have been using myphone a919 duo since december 2012 and i am so happy with it. nahulog na't lahat, performance is still great. maganda rin after sales nito kasi locally made. myphone is owned by solid technologies, same company who used to own the sony brand in the philippines. sa totoo lang, myphone has sony guts.

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    1. haha,totoo yan, yung akin din kasi ilang beses na nahulog. gumagana pa din.:p

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  14. tama yun. .ang SERVICE CENTERS ng MP eih sa SONY din. .kya sure ka na mgagawa ang phone mo in the SONY WAY[if ever magkasira yung phone mo]

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  15. ^parehas lang Sony may hawak sa Starmobile and Myphone. natatawa naman ako sa inyo.

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  16. Tama yung comment. N wherver he goes everybodies looking at his phone. Im proud iceburge user 2. Daig nya p s design ang mga branded fon. Wlang issue n nag iinit ang fone di 2lad s mga high end n fone such as s4 etc. Ang bilis p smooth talaga. Tama ang my phone stablish durable and quality phones
    Ice burge q 2 years warranty p. Hehehe share lang

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  17. I prefer v7 kasi unlike iceberg di malagyan ng sd card liit lang ng 16 gb para sa akin....

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  19. Nasa SM north ako yesterday and sabi ng starmobile wala pa silang idea kung kailan magkkaroon ng stocks ng V7. I went to myphone to check the iceberg. To my surprise ung sales lady showed me a demo unit of iceberge. Unlike sa Cherry Mobile na walang chance to explore the phone ksi bawal ang demo. Anyway maganda sya except for the camera. My unit is a CM Titan TV. Pinagcompare namin ung camera ng Titan and Iceberg and hindi ako naconvince sa camera ng iceberg. The rest of the specs ng iceberg are cool except sa camera. Well based yansa actual demo yesterday.

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  20. im planning to buy iceberg.. its sad to know that iceberg doesn't have a microSD card slot. for me its not enough to have 16gb only. Actually I am starmobile ICON and myphone a858 user right now hehe :).

    --wondering ????????_????????????

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  21. Just to help.undecided between starmmobile v7 and iceberg.. Last june iam.using starmobile knight. Camera is superb. But the rest is bullshit. Mabilis malowbat. Nagiinit 48 degree as phone reported. Wala pang one week may update na. Ang daming problema sa knight . then i sell my knight and i bought mp iceberg..sa camera lamang yung knight pero sa performance ng phone the best . battery is ok. Di sya nagiinit na tulad ng starmmobile. Sa unit itself you will feel the myphone is durable. At sana di ganyan ang v7 sobrang tagal kya nila ni released sna walang masyadong palpak....so far recommended ko s mga nagtitipid bumili ng branded ang iceberg pede mo sya itapat sa mga samsung phone wagg lang sa samsung note3......at yung case accesories ng iceberg quality na mura@120pesos lng. S knight case @499 ano sila tubong lugaw......

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  22. the iceberg is cool except the camera which is just average. good battery life, doesn't overheat (may ice ata sa loob hehe), am not a the kind of guy who wants to download all the movies at imdb so 16mb is more than enough for me. i can always opt for otg if necessary.. am aware of cherry's durability issue.. dont know about star mobile.

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  23. a919duo user here. bought it last year oct. ata , nahulog sa motor, nabagsak dko na mabilang, nilamutak ng 3yrs old ko na anak. pero ito pa rin gamit ko sa pag post nito. sana ma release na bonus ko para maka iceberg naman. peace

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  24. mas maganda ba iceberg ? bakit po sa antutu scores mas mataas ang V7 ? Pakiexplain please. thanks.

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