Starmobile Knight X Super Octa Core Smartphone Hands-On Demo and Features Explanation

Based solely on its internal hardware, the recently announced Starmobile Knight X is quite inarguably the most powerful smartphone from a local handset manufacturer as of writing (or at least before its main rivals launch a device having similar specifications).

Starmobile Knight X

Sporting a massive 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display, a 13 MegaPixel autofocus camera with LED flash and Sony IMX135 sensor, and a large 3,350 mAh battery pack, the Dual SIM Dual LTE Switching Starmobile Knight X, which runs Android 4.4 KitKat with a Super Octa Core MediaTek MT6595M chipset and has 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of ROM and WiFi AC support (whew! that's a lot in one go!), represents the very best of what a Pinoy electronics company in the mobile arena can accomplish and deliver to consumers.

“The Knight X is the next step for us in our mission to deliver high-quality, yet still competitively-priced devices to Filipinos," shared Starmobile Vice Chairman and Head of Product Development Mr. Michael Chen. "This is truly a smartphone that is inspired by and is made for the next generation Pinoy."

Starmobile Knight X

Starmobile has yet to disclose the exact release date and official suggested retail price of this cool new flagship (Right now, all we know is that it's definitely arriving this December) but if your interest has already been piqued by everything you've read and seen about Starmobile Knight X and you're already considering to purchase it when it becomes available, you might want to watch this exclusive interview that I had with Mr. Elijah Mendoza, Starmobile's Product Marketing Manager, during this phablet's launch last November 20, 2014 at the Makati Shangrila Hotel. He basically gave a thorough and extensive demo of the device and even explained its unique features and main selling points.

TP Friends, let me know your thoughts about this upcoming release. Do you like it? Are you thinking about getting this Christmas? Also, if you have questions or clarifications about the Starmobile Knight X, kindly post them below as comment to this post and I'll forward them to our friends at Starmobile.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Starmobile Knight X
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category High End (Flagship Level)
Dimensions152 x 77.7 x 8.9 mm
Weight 155 grams
Available Colors Black
Operating System Android 4.4 KitKat
Display 5.5 inches, 1920 x 1080 pixels, IPS LCD, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 4.4 mm bezels, Scratch Resistant Glass Touchscreen
Processor Octa Core ~ 2 GHz Quad Core ARM Cortex A17 + Quad Core ARM Cortex A7 CPU, 450 MHz IMG Rogue G6200 GPU, MediaTek MT6595M chipset
Internal Storage 32 GB, no microSD card slot
Camera Main: 13 MegaPixels, autofocus, LED flash, Sony Exmor RS IMX135 sensor, f2.2 aperture
Front: 5 MegaPixels, fixed
Video Capture Full HD 1080p, HD for front camera (TBC)
Audio and Video Playback MP4, DivX, Xvid, FLV, MKV, H.264, H.263, MP3, WAV, eAAC+, Flac, 4K Video
Ports microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps, HSPA+; LTE Variant: Cat4, 50 Mbps UL, 150 Mbps DL, Infrared, Miracast, NFC
GPS Yes, with GLONASS and A-GPS
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Gyroscope, Proximity, IR, Light
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100, 3G TD-SCDMA B34/B39, 4G TTD-LTE B39/B40/B41, 4G FDD-LTE B1/B3/B7
SIM Card Type Dual SIM, Dual Standby, Dual LTE Switching: nanoSIM + microSIM
Battery Li-Ion 3,350 mAh battery
Uptime 350 Hours of Standby, 6.6 Hours of Talk Time
Value-Added Features Dual LTE Switching, Super Octa Core, 5.5-inch Display, Starmobile software enhancements
Announcement November 20, 2014, Makati Shangrila Hotel, Rizal Ballroom
Availability TP Guesstimate: December 2014
Price TP Guesstimate: Php 17,000 to Php 18,000
According to Starmobile: Below Php 20,000