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Starmobile Up Snap Price is Php 5,990, Specs, Antutu Benchmark Score : Features Good Front and Back Cameras Along With Big Battery

I first saw Starmobile Up Snap back in November 20, 2014 when Happy Man Philippines held a thanksgiving event for all tech bloggers and members of the media at the Makati Shangrila Hotel.

Starmobile Up Snap

Back then, after playing with the device for a few minutes, I instantly knew that this phone would be a hit among budget-conscious consumers who are fond of taking photos using their smartphones but are also looking for a handset that has good battery life to be their reliable mobile companion.

Starmobile Up Snap

There are a handful of things that are special about this affordable release but it has five features that particularly like.

First, as its very name suggest, Up Snap has a great pair of cameras -- probably the best out of any smartphone in this price category currently. At the back, you will find an 8 UltraPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture. First seen on high-end handsets by a Taiwanese phone company, ultrapixel sensors have enlarged pixels that capture over 300% more light than mere megapixel cameras. This allows users to take shots vivid and crisp photos faster, even in low light conditions.

Starmobile Up Snap

The main shooter is complemented by a 5 MegaPixel autofocus camera in front for taking selfies. As most of you know, autofocus front-facing snappers are a rarity in smartphones these days so this one is a real treat for those who enjoy sharing photos of themselves on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram -- like me.

Starmobile Up Snap

Second, Starmobile Up Snap is powered by a large 2,900mAh Li-Po battery that delivers up to 14.5 hours of talk time and 580 hours of standby. This pack is easily the largest you will find on a 5-inch handset by a Pinoy phone brand as of writing.

Starmobile Up Snap

Third, I like the phone's simple design identity. It doesn't have unnecessarily frills and embellishments that could have made it look tacky. Up Snap only features a metallic band running down its sides and framing the camera module as a design accent, which I find sleek and elegant.

Starmobile Up Snap

Fourth, this smartphones supports USB-On-The-Go, which is great since it has good cameras and for sure, you'd be taking lots of photos and videos using it. Simply use a cable to connect your flash drive to the device and you're good to quickly transfer content and free up space for more shots on the phone.

Starmobile Up Snap
Starmobile Up Snap flaunts a brilliant 5-inch 480 x 854 pixels (196 ppi) IPS display that's protected by a scratch-resistant glass touchscreen.

Starmobile Up Snap

Finally, Starmobile Up Snap is equipped with decent internal hardware; It's not the most powerful handset in its price echelon but it's still pretty capable.

Starmobile Up Snap

It runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 and VideoCore IV GPU based power-efficient Broadcomm BCM23550M chipset, has 1GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with a rather sizable 8GB of ROM that you can easily beef up using the phone's microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. These innards combine to give Starmobile Up Snap an Antutu Benchmark Score of 13,926 when I ran the app on the device during last year's event.

Starmobile Up Snap

Starmobile Up Snap

Dual SIM Dual Standby (Regular Mini + microSIM, Dual 3G switching) Starmobile Up Snap is now available at all Starmobile Concept Stores, kiosks, and partner retailers nationwide. It's out in three colors, namely, Blue, Black, and White, and it only costs Php 5,990. At that amount and given all the cool features that this release offers, I think it's already a steal.

Is it the right smartphone for you? As I've said, if you love to take photos - especially selfies - using your smartphone (i.e., you don't like carrying a digicam in your bag) and you want a pocket-friendly handset that won't run out of battery in the middle of the day all while giving you a fairly smooth Android experience, Starmobile Up Snap could be ideal for you.

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