Starmobile Knight Elite Review! The Sleek Midrange Worthy Phone Loaded With Special Camera Features!
|Starmobile Knight Elite review|
Fast forward this first quarter of 2016, we were finally able to get our hands full with the device as we used it as our secondary phone for the past two weeks. Does it live up to the hype or just a marketing strategy? Let's all find out in this review.
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Starmobile Knight Elite Specs
CPU: 1.5 GHz 64 Bit Snapdragon 615 octa core processor
GPU: Adreno 405
RAM: 2 GB
ROM: 16 GB expandable via micro SD card slot up to 32 GB
Back Camera: 13 MP AF BSI w/ flash
Selfie Camera: 5 MP FF w/ flash
Battery: 2,600 mAh
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Connectivity: WiFi, 3G, LTE, GPS, Dual SIM (hybrid)
Sensors: Graviity, proximity, magnetic, light
Dimensions: 142 x 70 x 6.3 mm
Weight: 143 g
Price: 9,990 Pesos (6490 Pesos Sale Price)
Unboxing / Accessories
Build Quality / Design
|Camera, flash, sensors, 3.5 mm jack and microphone visible on top|
|Speaker grills, microphone (left) and speakers (right) below|
|Volume rocker and power button on the left side|
|Removable hybrid SIM card / micro SD card tray on the right|
|Battery test and options|
If I have some criticisms with this phone, battery life is one of them. While it isn't bad performing, I'm expecting more from devices with Snapdragon 615 chip paired with 2,600 mAh of battery in a 5 inch screen. Maybe, that's the toll of having a Full HD JDI panel. I got a result of 3 hours and 25 mins under super heavy usage and battery drain with everything on.
While it isn't that refined, the refocus tech is still one of those features you'll find useful from time to time.
The Chroma Flash on the other hand lets you take two photos at the same time with flash to give you natural looking and avoid overexposure with your low light shots. Lastly, the Opti Zoom, takes multiple photos to combine them to give you sharp images even at max 6x zoom.
Both sensors don't have OIS function so you'll need some steady hands to avoid shaking.
Rear Camera Samples
|Gloomy daylight shot (nice accuracy of colors)|
|Showing sharpness and balance|
|Macro sample (refocused)|
|HDR test (left normal)|
|Opti Zoom sample|
|Dim light shot featuring Angel Macaraig (Check out how clear and nice this shot is)|
|Normal flash (left) vs Chroma flash (right)|
|Antutu and Geekbench scores|
Given the fact that this phone utilizes the same Snapdragon 615 octa core chip and 2 GB that's commonly found with more expensive midrange devices from well known international brands, the Knight Elite proved to be a well rounded performer.