Travel Gadget: Starmobile Play Five Review with Marshmallow OS and Quad-core CPU

Starmobile Play Five Specs

Starmobile Play Five Review 

Quickly becoming a big contender in the Philippine smartphone market, Starmobile has released one impressive phone after another, compelling Pinoys to ditch their iPhones and opt for an equally amazing but reasonably priced mobile.

Starmobile Play Five
Starmobile Play Five

Adding to their long list of successes is the Starmobile Play Five review – bearing all the marks of a high-tech gadget but without the scary price tag.

Starmobile Play Five Specs

  • 4.0 Inch Capacitive Display (480 x 854 Pixels, 245 ppi)
  • Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS
  • Spreadtrum SC7731C Chipset
  • 1.3GHz Quad Core Cortex-A7 CPU
  • Mali-400 GPU
  • 512MB of RAM
  • 5.0 MP Main Camera with LED Flash
  • 2.0 MP Front Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage
  • Expandable Up to 32GB via MicroSD
  • Dual SIM
  • 3G HSPA+, 2G EDGE and GPRS Networks
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth
  • A-GPS
  • FM Radio
  • MicroUSB 2.0
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • 1500mAh Battery


The screen itself is moderately sized, measuring just 4 inches, allowing it to fit perfectly in the palm of your hand. It features a 480p screen with a density of 245, perfect for browsing through Facebook or watching your favorite YouTube videos.

Starmobile Play Five Specs
Starmobile Play Five Specs


Inside the phone is a 1.2 GHz quad-core chipset combined with Mali-400MP graphics and a RAM of 512 MB. This makes it ideal for light surfing and memory usage. Download basic games and run essential apps knowing full well that the chipset can handle them all without any lags.


With today’s technology, connectivity is a vital element of any phone. The Play Five is equipped with Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, GPS, and an FM radio. USB connection is also possible if you intend to directly connect your mobile with the computer.


The phone itself has storage of 4 GB and can be expanded to 32 GB. With 4 GB, you can download all sorts of programs with room to spare for selfies during your out-of-town travels. The expandable storage slot allows for more room, encompassing not just your music but also any videos you might wish to keep close at hand.


This Starmobile unit has two snappers, the back boasting of a 5 MP capacity while the front is at 2 MP. There’s also a rear camera flash for the back portion, making it a very effective flashlight phone should you find yourself needing lots of light at night. Taking excellent pictures each time, the unit is perfect for those who love to take shots of their most precious moments.


The phone comes with a 1500 mAh battery which should last you the better part of a day and then some. Depending on how you use the mobile, the unit can offer days worth of standby time, necessitating little jolts of recharge in between. The battery is removable and easily replaceable.

Starmobile Play Five Affordable Smartphone
Starmobile Play Five Affordable Smartphone

How much and Where to Buy Starmobile Play Five

The Starmobile Play Five Android Smartphone is priced at Php1,790 and it is now available on all Starmobile kiosks and authorized distributors nationwide.


All in all, the Starmobile Play Five is a pretty sweet deal with its quad-core hardware combined with other features. At a price of just Php 1,790, it makes for an excellent budget phone for those looking for something that can handle all their basic mobile needs. Check out this unit now.

Also Read: Travel Gadget: Starmobile PLAY Plus Review
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