Starmobile partners with Smart to offer a new affordable smartphone with accompanying free data allocation – the Starmobile Play Neo.

Each unit comes with a free Smart SIM that provides 700MB of mobile internet access each month. To claim this, the user needs to top up or reach ₱150 of reloads every month though.

The Starmobile Play Neo has a 5-inch display and quad core processor. However, the first one is not HD and the latter is a merely Spreadtrum chip.

At the back is a 5MP camera with autofocus and a Backside Illuminated (BSI) sensor while a 2MP front camera resides above the screen.

Of course, the Starmobile Play Neo is a dual SIM smartphone and has 3G connectivity. There’s also 8GB of built-in storage and a 2000mAh battery.

Its official price is ₱2,999.00 only. However, the similarly priced Cherry Mobile Touch HD offers an HD display, Android Lollipop, better camera and more RAM.


  • 5.0-Inch Capacitive Display (480 x 854 Pixels, 196 ppi)
  • Android 4.4.4 Kitkat OS
  • Spreadtrum 7731G Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Mali-400 MP2 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5.0 Megapixel Autofocus Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 2.0 Megapixel Front Camera
  • 8GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM (Micro)
  • 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi Hotspot
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS with A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • 3-Axis Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 146 x 72 x 9.4 mm @ 160 g
  • 2000mAh Li-ion Battery (Removable)
  • ₱2,999.00 Official Price
  • Free Smart SIM with 700MB Monthly Data