Starmobile Officially Launches Octa! Octa-core, Wireless Charging and NFC Capable Full HD Smartphone!

by John Nieves  March 19, 2014


The Octa is Starmobile’s most beautiful and fully loaded smartphone yet!

The cat is out of the bag folks! Starmobile has officially unveiled their latest octa-core smartphone, the aptly named Octa! The Octa is the company’s most feature packed smartphone yet, possesing a 1.7GHz MediaTek octa-core processor, Mali-450MP4 GPU, 2GB of RAM, and a 5-inch full HD display protected by Asahi Scratch Resistant glass.

Starmobile Octa specs

  • 1.7GHz MediaTek MT6592 octa-core processor
  • Mali-450MP4 GPU
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 5-inch full HD OGS IPS display, Asahi scratch resistant display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB non-expandable memory
  • 18-megapixel AF rear camera with BSI and dual LED flash
  • 8-megapixel camera front facing camera, wide lens with BSI and LED flash
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB OTG, NFC
  • 3G, HSPA+
  • Dual SIM, dual standby (micro SIM)
  • 2300mAh battery
  • Android 4.2


Starmobile has been on a roll as far as the looks of their hi-end devices is concerned, and the Octa looks to be the most beautiful of all the products that they’ve released. The front of the Octa is aluminum, while the back is plastic, though you wouldn’t have guessed it if you first see it – we thought the entire device used a n aluminum uni-body design, which is a testament to how amazing the device looks.


The Octa looks stunning,  looking more like something that would have come out of a company like say, HTC, rather than a pinoy brand like Starmobile.


Unfortunately this means that the Octa does not have expandable memory (or replaceable battery for that matter), but we’re pretty sure that the 32GB of inboard memory will be enough for most people.

We were surprised at the extremely zippy performance of the Octa. With AnTuTu, the Octa managed to score around 28375 points, a good 3K more than similarly specc’d, full HD devices from their competitors. A Starmobile rep told us that they managed to achieve such a zippy performance through software tweaks.


The Octa is also capable of wireless charging, with Starmobile throwing in a wireless charger (the device uses the Qi wireless charging standard) which also doubles as a wireless speaker. The Starmobile will also start selling NFC tags for the Octa, though the company says that any NFC tag (or device for that matter) will work with the Octa.


We know that a lot of you are wondering how much the Octa will retail for. Well, the Octa carries a pricetag of Php 16990, and should hit stores nationwide come April.

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    THL W11 Monkey King 2 with an Android 4.3 I think is much better.

    sa dami lumalabas na octa core, better stick to my reliable Starmobile Knight.

    Oo tama yan, mag antay ka muna hangang may lumabas na octa-core na babagay sa gusto mo, ako inaantay ko pa yung octa-core na malaki ang batt

    yes it may sound like that but, that software tweaks helps too. remember custom roms? it makes your phone achieve much ideal speed and take advantage of your phone’s hardware >_< .. sweet

    ang NFC technology ay nagmula or inumpisahan ng Nokia,, ganun din ang Wireless Charging na ang Nokia ang nagsimula at ginaya rin naman ng mga Nexus.. ang isusunod naman malamang jan na gagayahin ng mga iba pang mga Cellphone manufacturer ay ang FM TRANSMITTER ng Nokia.. at ang isang malupet na weapon ng Nokia,, ang kanilang Carl Zeiss Lens Camera.. 41 Mega Pixel.. sa tingin ko lang, mukhang malabong magaya ng iba pang CP Matufacturer ang Halimaw na camera ng Nokia.. ang maipagmamalaki lang siguro ng ibang CP Manufacturer sa Nokia ay kanilang market na sangkatutak na apps na wala naman talagang pakinabang, games dito, games don, dead trigger dito, dead trigger don, pero maliban don ano pa??? wala na… peace sa lahat… 🙂

    sir anung pnag lalaban mo? wla nmn sa topic pnag ssbi ko.. fyi 5mp lens lang gamit ni nokia interpolated lng xa to 41mp.. search mo.. at hnd wlang pakinabang apps ng android..

    FYI sir try mo i upload yang 41mp pic ng nokia sa adobe photoshop u will see na ang max reso lng is 8mp.. 41mp is overated.. ^_^

    […] Yesterday, Starmobile unveiled their latest flagship, the Octa. With its sleek, beautiful design and top notch specs and features, the device quickly endeared itself to us while we were handling it during its official launch. While it’s Starmobile’s most feature packed smartphone to date, it’s also their most expensive, retailing at Php 16,990. We managed to grab a demo unit right after the official launch, and today we’re going to go in-depth with the device, its features and its performance. […]

    dami daming may problema sa presyo, di pa naman tintry. subukan niyo muna kasi, pag hinighlight kasi puro NEGATIVE, eh di puro NEGATIVE lang nakikita. nakakalimutan na OCTA CORE siya na may FULL HD na may WIRELESS CHARGING + NFC + MHL +USB-OTG. maganda pa design niya. problema kasi ng mga pinoy puro reklamo agad di kayang suportahan sariling atin. eh di yan, puro POSITIVE na ngayon nakahighlight

    FYI ndi ito sariling aten!!! iniimport nila ang mga phones na to galing china. at pagkadating d2 sa pinas nirerebrand at gnagawang StarMobile, CherryMobile, MyPhone etc getz? kaya basically CHINA PHONE yang mga yan LOLLZZ

    People who keep on screaming for “LTE phones! LTE phones!” have apparently absolutely NO IDEA at how sucky mobile data connections here in the PH is. I honestly think that Starmobile could easily put LTE on their phones, but considering that LTE only works best at ortigas (heck, not even in makati) and elswhere it’s 3G or HSPA+ for you it’s kinda wise of them not to bring out anything LTE yet so as to keep their prices relatively low. And that 3Gb cap? You’d be wise to stay away from LTE or you can say bye-bye to data before the middle of the month. LTE for me is like 3D TV, I won’t die if I don’t have it because frankly, it’s barely useful. Everything you need to do on the internet works with a 3G connection. So with or without LTE, this is a good phone. I just hope though that they upgrade the Knight to something like this. I love the dimensions of my good ol’ handy dandy SM Knight.

    daming reklamo. kung ibababa ba ang price nito bibilin mo na ba? hahahaha. Yung mga gustong gusto magkaroon nito talaga ang mareklamo eh. :))

    This has to be the most feature packed smartphone from any local brand I’ve ever seen before. I didn’t even think a local branded phone would have wireless charging at this point in time, since I’ve only seen it on high end phones like the Lumia 1520 or the Galaxy S4. What’s a marketing gimmick to some people could actually be something really useful. Imagine if you could watch a video through USB and not need to plug it out anymore since you’ll just put it on the wireless charger.

    Don’t hate on the local brands for trying to come up with something innovative. If you don’t want it, then you’re free to choose. But this phone will definitely give you a run for your money.

    Wala akong plano bumili dahil wala ako plano mag downgrade ng phone. Hindi ako magrereklamo. Sasabihin ko lang opinion ko. Medyo overpriced to para sa akin. Konting dagdag na lang kasi makakabili ka na ng high end phones na international brand. Kung maiimprove ng starmobile after sales nila at software support siguro na at par sa internation brands siguro marami consumers yung maattract nito.

    I’ve looked at a lot of octa core phones and this one looks the best by far. Does anyone know if it is compatible with the UK and where I can order it from?

    Wish Starmobilemakes more effort and updates their phone and get KitKat for most, if not all their phone ü

    […] The Octa is probably one of the most talked about and controversial smartphones ever brought out by …. While it’s the company’s most feature packed smartphone to date, it’s also one of the most expensive devices to ever come out from a local brand. It’s sparked discussion (and a fair amount of trolling and name calling) about price points, specifically just how high a local brand can price their products locally. While this review of the Octa won’t settle that debate (and probably spark new ones) it just might help you to decide if Starmobile’s latest and greatest is for you. […]

    wow ang ganda pakinggan ang taas ng specs…but one thing I’m sure laging low batt…di mo maeenjoy… mahal pa…

    I want the design of the back of the diamond x1 and also the yamaha speaker and the front design of Octa. PLS combine the design.

    hindi naman atin yan.. gawang china yan. nirebranded lang sa atin.. kaya tinawag na gawang pinoy kasi exclusive lang na itinda sa pilipinas. korek?

    @ almost 17,000 pesos, this phone is the beast!
    Well. Maganda ang designs… Kung titian an mo.. Parang HTC One ang itsura Nya, specs? Maganda din, best for heavy apps and games to. Well. Kahit wala ng LTE ok lang, ndi pa naman masyadong mabilis ang connection dito sa Philippines eh, ndi Tulad sa Ibang Bansa na mabilis ang kanilang LTE

    don’t relish the fact that it’s already July and the other two colors have not come out of circulation. price has already gone down by 1K. kelan kaya lalabas yung iba?

    it’s supposed to also be ready for upgrade to KitKat, but how and when is that gonna happen?