SKK announced a new octa core phablet with a huge 5.5-inch display – the SKK Platinum Advance. However, it’s immediately obvious that it is very similar to the Qube Colonia.

Both are priced at ₱8,999 but the SKK Platinum Advance has lesser RAM and screen resolution. Nevertheless, it has 400mAh more battery capacity than the Qube Colonia.

The SKK Platinum runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat using the 1.7GHz octa core MT6592 processor from MediaTek. There’s also a Mali-450MP graphics processor and 1GB of RAM.

Its 5.5-inch screen has a resolution of 540 x 960 pixels adding up to 200 pixels per inch. It also has a 13MP camera at the back and a 5MP camera above its display.

The SKK Platinum Advance comes with 16GB of onboard storage space and a slot for up to a 64GB microSD card. You can further increase the storage space using USB OTG.

SKK Platinum Advance vs Qube Colonia
SKK Platinum Advance (left) and Qube Colonia (right).

It has all the usual connectivity features such as dual SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and FM Radio. The SKK Platinum Advance even boasts Miracast wireless display support.

The real question now is why would SKK introduce a very similar product with the same price but lesser specs? The Qube Colonia has 2GB of RAM and an HD display while the SKK Platinum Advance settles at 1GB and qHD resolution.

Aside from the larger battery, SKK has another advantage though – it has physical stores while Qube relies on its online store for selling their smartphone.

What do you think? Leave a comment below on your thoughts about the SKK Platinum Advance.


  • 5.5-Inch qHD IPS Display (540 x 960 Pixels, 200 ppi)
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat OS
  • 1.7GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592 Processor
  • ARM Mali-450MP GPU
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable up to 64GB via MicroSD
  • 13.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 5.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • Dual SIM (Standard + Micro)
  • 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Miracast Wireless Display
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • USB OTG Support
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • LED Notification
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • 2,800mAh Battery
  • ₱8,999.00 Official Price
SKK Platinum Advance