The local market is now flooded with competing budget-friendly phones that pose a very competitive price tags. You can find most of these great handsets in every category, and the 4.5-inch Starmobile Crystal is not an exemption.

This new handset from a local vendor will raise a competition against the rumored Cherry Mobile Flame where both handsets having similar specs and price range. Crystal is a re-branded IQ 2 from a Thai mobile service provider, i-Mobile. It sports a 4.5-inch qHD with 960x540p resolution that makes quite a capable display in its category.

Like its direct competitor, it is also a dual-standby (dual-SIM) phone that carries an sweet taste of Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich). For mobile snappers, the back camera is 8MP accompanied by a 2MP front-facing camera. This handset will be available in December and will be in a sub-10K price range.

Starmobile Crystal Specifications

4.5" qHD (960x540) IPS display (245ppi)
136 × 68 × 9.1mm (dimension), 148.36g (weight)
16.7M colors with 5-point multi-touch feature
Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich
1GHz dual-core MT6577 processor
PowerVR SGX531 GPU
512MB of RAM
4GB of internal storage
microSD up to 32GB
Dual SIM / Dual Standby
8MP autofocus camera w/ LED flash (Main)
720p HD video recording
2MP camera (Front)
MP3 / Multimedia Player / FM Radio
HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP
WIFI build 802.11b/g / WiFi Hotspot
GPS with A-GPS support
UMTS 850/2100MHz
Dual Band GSM 900/1800MHz
3.5mm audio jack / microUSB v2.0
G-Sensor / Proximity Sensor
1700mAh Li-Ion battery (removable)
Standby time up to 250 hours
Talk time up to 7 hours
Price: Sub Php10,000!
Availabilty: End of December

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