Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle Price is Php 1,288, Out Now!

Great for current feature-phone owners who are on a tight budget but are now planning to get their first full-fledged Android smartphone to be able to access their favorite social networking sites on-the-go, the freshly released Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle sells for just Php 1,288 and already comes with free data services and other freebies from Smart Communications, the country's biggest telecommunications network.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Now available at all Starmobile Concept Stores, kiosks, and Smart Business Centers nationwide, this bundle gives users 100MB of free data allocation per month plus Php 30 rebate for every Php 100 cumulative load up!

Yes, for Php 1,288 (with Php 100 initial top-up), you get not just a smartphone but also the services you need to get an engaging digital experience while you're out and about.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle
For that amount, you already get this complete retail package, including the unit itself, the 1,650 mAh battery pack, travel charger, microUSB to USB cable, standard earphones with microphone, user manual, warranty card, and Smart's Android Smartphone Kit user guide.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Apart from the Smart services that go with it as well as its wallet-friendly price tag, there are three things that I like about this handset model.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

First, I think it looks more expensive than it actually is.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Compared to other smartphone in this price echelon, Starmobile Play Click doesn't have a plain black plastic shell.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Instead, you get this polycarbonate exterior with nice metallic finish that makes it appear more aesthetically pleasing. Also, the device has a pretty interesting camera module design at the back that has become one of its distinguishing characteristics.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Second, Starmobile Play Click large 4.5-inch 480 x 854 pixels display, which is larger than what you'd normally on other similarly priced smartphones.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

Having a bigger screen allows this model to deliver a more enjoyable photo and video viewing experience and makes it easier for the user to view social media content as well as to thumb-type on the touchscreen.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

My only gripe with the screen is that it has limited viewing angles as it is not IPS.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

And finally, I like that the handset comes with some Starmobile innovations including Double Tap to turn on the display and the company's own app market, which lets the user download Android applications without requiring a Google account.

Other key specs of Starmobile Play Click include the 5 MegaPixel fixed focus rear camera, 2 MegaPixel front cam, HD video camera, Dual SIM Dual Standby capability (Regular Mini + microSIM), and 3G HSPA+ support.

At its heart, the smartphone runs its near-Vanilla Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with a Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 and Mali 400 GPU based Spreadtrum SC7731 chipset, has 512MB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage that's easily expandable via microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB. Uptime with the removable 1,650 mAh battery pack is around a whole day with regular use.

It's not particularly a powerhouse model in terms of technical specifications (Starmobile has other releases that give you that) -- but considering its price, I think Play Click's set of specs are already pretty decent.

Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid Bundle

For those who are wondering, the SIM1 slot of Starmobile Play Click Smart Prepaid version is locked to Smart Prepaid while SIM2 slot supports Smart, Sun Cellular, and Talk N' Text SIM cards.

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