Why is it so expensive?When Starmobile announced that Starmobile Octa costs ₱16,990, I was shocked!
Local gadget brands aren't supposed to be on this price level. They are supposed to offer affordable smartphones and tablets.
Then I checked the features and specs of Starmobile Octa. That’s when I said to myself, “kaya naman pala”.
|Starmobile Octa rocks the local smartphone market with its price and features.|
|Starmobile Octa Wireless Charging|
There’s a free wireless charger that comes with the unit. You just put the smartphone on top of the charger to re-charge it.
Wireless charging makes it more convenient to re-charge your phone. Starmobile even goes further by making the wireless charger function as a Bluetooth speaker too!
Wireless Display and MHL or Micro USB to HDMI Display
|Starmobile Octa with a 2-in-1 flash drive. Photo by Joey Uy.|
Wireless Display using Miracast technology is already common with most flagship devices from the local brands. MyPhone already sells wireless display dongles for this purpose.
However, displaying what’s on your phone to your TV monitor using MHL hasn’t been offered yet. MHL is the technology that connects the micro USB port on your phone to the HDMI port of your TV.
Hopefully, Starmobile Octa can convince people to use NFC more often if it is available. Most Samsung phones have NFC and use it for S-Beam.
It’s full HD 5 inch IPS OGS display is protected by a layer of Asahi scratch resistant glass but Starmobile still includes a screen protector attached to each unit.
The cameras are 18MP and 8MP for the rear and front respectively with both having BSI sensors and LED flash.
Starmobile Octa PricingIf we consult the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) device of Starmbile Octa – the i-mobile IQX Octo, we’ll find out that Starmobile Octa is actually cheaper. i-mobile IQX Octo costs ₱17,485 in Thailand.
Of course, Starmobile makes it easier for you to own a Starmobile Octa. If you buy one at their concept store in SM North EDSA, you can avail of the zero interest rate installment plan. You need a VISA or Mastercard credit card where you’ll be billed ₱1,415.83 per month for 12 months.
OR, you can also order it online from Lazada.