Starmobile Up Neo Price is Php 6,490 : Specs, Features, In the Flesh Photos

Starmobile Up Neo is a great looking cameraphone that has a good battery life and an infrared blaster that lets you use it as a remote control for supported devices.

Starmobile Up Neo

There are many things to love about this affordable release but the one thing that you will immediately notice about the Starmobile Up Neo is how handsome it is. Its design language is reminiscent of the best-selling Starmobile Knight Luxe and while it doesn't have that more expensive model's lush metal frame, it looks equally svelte and visually appealing.

Starmobile Up Neo

Measuring just 8.25 millimeters at its thickest point and having ultra-thin bezels and virtual navigation buttons, the Up Neo is a joy to hold and behold.

Starmobile Up Neo

According to our friends from Starmobile, what makes this model particularly special given its very affordable price of Php 6,490 is that it comes with great imaging capabilities. Up Neo sports a 13 MegaPixel shooter with BSI sensor and f/2.2 aperture giving it great low light performance. But as if that's not enough, the camera module also includes a three-LED-bulb flash, making it the first Pinoy handset to have this cool feature that comes in handy when taking shots in extreme low light settings.

Starmobile Up Neo

A cameraphone that takes great shots is no good if it doesn't have an extended battery life. Starmobile made sure that the Up Neo will be a reliable travel companion to avid mobile photographers by giving the handset a rather large 2,500 mAh Li-Ion battery that delivers a whole day of uptime with mixed usage.

Starmobile Up Neo

Another useful bonus feature that this phone has is its Infrared blaster that allows it to work as a remote control for various devices like Smart TVs, AC units, and DVD players using a third party application. Cool, eh?

Starmobile Up Neo

Now, as for the device's other technical specifications, Up Neo is equipped with a 5.2-inch HD IPS display, 5 MegaPixel fixed focus front cam for selfies with BSI and Beauty Mode, Full HD video recorder, 3G HSPA+ support, and Dual SIM Dual Standby capability.

Starmobile Up Neo

Under the hood, Starmobile Up Neo runs Android 4.4 KitKat operating system with Lollipop-style virtual buttons and Google Now launcher using its 1.4 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7 and 600 MHz Mali-450 MP4 GPU based MediaTek MT6592M SoC, has 1 GB of RAM for multitasking, and comes with a sizable 16GB of ROM - a real treat in this price echelon - that you can expand using the handset's microSD card slot.

Starmobile Up Neo

The Up Neo also features exciting software innovations from Starmobile, including Sync 2.0 for quickly transferring contacts, messages, and other files from your older phone over WiFi and Bluetooth, Floating Dialer that lets you make calls quickly from anywhere on the phone's interface or even while you're using an application, and Starmobile App Store, which includes a list of recommended applications and allows you to download them even without a Google account.

Starmobile Up Neo is now available at all Starmobile Concept Stores, Kiosks, and authorized retail partners across the archipelago. Again, you can get it for only Php 6,490 -- and it's out in two elegant colors, Gold and Black.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Starmobile Up Neo
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions148 x 74 x 8.25 mm
Weight 165 grams
Available Colors Gold, Black
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat
Display 5.3-inch HD, IPS Multi-Touch Capacitive Screen
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa Core ARM Cortex A7, 600 MHz Mali-450 MP4 GPU, MediaTek MT6592M chipset
RAM 1 GB RAM
Internal Storage 16 GB, expandable via microSD card slot, supports up to 32GB
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels AutoFocus, BSI Sensor, f/2.2 aperture, Triple LED Flash
Front: 5 MegaPixels Fixed Focus, BSI
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30 frames per second for main camera, Full HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, FLAC, MP4, H.264
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
FM Radio Yes
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass (TBC), Proximity, Infrared
Network 2G: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G: 850 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual SIM = Regular Mini SIM + Regular Mini SIM
Battery 2,500 mAh Li-ion battery
Uptime 18.7 Hours of Talk Time, 642 Hours of Standby Time
Value-Added Features Triple LED Flash, Large Battery, IR Blaster
Announcement July 2, 2015
Availability July 2015
Price Official: Php 6,490

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