Two years ago,we are looking on android clone since introducing of the MT6515 devices with Android 2.2 which is crappy and honestly i don't really see the point on having on of those.
By the year of 2013,Star Mobile Group Malaysia trying to give a new opportunity to all to own a smartphone that everyone could actually afford with the latest and greatest design with the performance up-to-date.
We reported news about the Star S1 weeks ago and we get our hands on the unboxing and first look video as well.
I have been using it for around 3 days with different test and undergoes real life usage as my primary device and this is the result :)
Specs (Via Official Website)
|Material||Plastic with metalic feel side rim|
|Band||2G: GSM 850/900/1800/1900MHz|
3G: WCDMA 850/2100MHz
|SIM Card||Dual Sim Card Dual Standby|
|CPU||MTK6577 Cortex A9 Dual Core 1GHz|
|ROM||16GB (providing by TF card)|
|Resolution||960 x 540 pixels|
|Type||QHD, 5 points Capacitive Touch|
|FM radio||yes, earphone needed|
|Storage||TF card, up to 32GB|
|Ringtones||Polyphonic / MP3|
|Audio||MP3 / WAV / AMR / AWB|
|Videos||3GP / MP4|
|Images||JPG / BMP / GIF / PNG /|
|e-Book||TXT / DOC / HTML / CHM|
Rear 5Mpx AF
support 720p video recording
|Multi Touch||5 points|
|Language||English, Deutch, Espanol, French, Portuguess, Svenska, Turkish, Russian, Hebrew, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Malay|
|Phone Book||up to 500|
|Input||Handwritting / Virtual Keyboard|
|Diamentions||78 x 148 x 9.7mm|
|Weight (with battery)||199g|
|Standby Time||up to 330 hours|
|Others||WiFi hot spot|
|Size||215 x 97 x 42mm|
|Accessories||2 x 2800mAh batteries |
1 x charger
1 x USB cable
1 x leather cover
Looks and Feel :
(Make sure you have check on our unboxing and first look video for clearer view :)
The Battery Cover
The screen screen quality are astonishing well with good viewing angle as well the qHD Resolution
makes the color vivid and clear.Video playback on HD/FullHD are clear and smooth.
Star Mobile did a great job over here even by keeping the cost low but still keeping the qHD as a
choice of display to make display the best all rounder on the price point
Software & User Interface
Dialer are also direct and user friend on a dual sim.The virtual buttons are big and clear.
BenchmarkMediaTek powered isn't the underdog anymore.With the latest Cortex A9 they developed the MT6577 to be as powerful as other competitor such as Qualcomm and ST-Ericsson to name some.
On the benchmark,i have used both of the most common benchmarking tools Quadrant and Antutu
Quadrant : S1 beats all the dual core devices on their list.
Antutu : S1 score a decent score on a dual core device which it's not bad considering performance that it manage to offer with the price of the device itself.
Most of the MTK6577 Devices is powered with 512mb which isn't that great by today standard however the Star S1 keep the competitor down with 1gb ram on board making the phone user interface and gaming fluid and smooth without noticeable lags/delays.
GamingIf you're looking for decent budget gaming phone with a large display.You are on the right track.The MTK6577 is coupled with PowerVR SGX531 which perform well on rendering 2d&3d.I have been testing the Dead Trigger which play flawlessly and without lag or slowdown.Test on other games such as the Nova 3,Pudding Monster,Temple Run & Etc also show nothing to hold this beast to slow down thanks to the combination of powerful CPU,GPU and 1gb ram.
Verdict : ?
- The Design & Samsung UI
- The Size isn't too big and fits well
- qHD Display
- 2x 2800mAh Included
- Powerful combination of hardware
- Apps support via google play
- Gaming quality are great
- Battery Life are not bad as well
- Latest Android Operating System : Jellybean 4.1.1
- Dual Sim Dual Standby
- Front Camera are not clear at low lighting places.
How to purchase Star S1 ? :http://www.starmobilegroup.com/checkingout.php