Starmobile UP Selfie Unboxing, Quick Review: A Premium Model from the UP Line

Starmobile UP Selfie Unboxing, Quick Review: A Premium Model from the UP Line

We unbox the Starmobile UP Selfie!

Right before the end of 2017, Starmobile launched a new model in its UP line with the UP Selfie. This particular model, as the name implies, is targeted towards selfie-loving users with its dual 13-megapixel front camera. At Php 6,990, this makes the UP Selfie one of the more affordable phones with a dual front camera.

We got our hands on a unit, and before we do a review on it, let’s do a quick unboxing. Here’s a recap of its specs:

Starmobile UP Selfie Specs

  • 1.3GHz MediaTek MT6737 Quad-Core Processor
  • Mali T720 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 5.2-inch HD display; 1280×720 resolution
  • 16GB of expandable storage (up to 32GB)
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with BSI and flash
  • Dual 13-megapixel StarSelfie front camera with BSI and flash
  • 3G, LTE (700MHz Ready)
  • DualSIM
  • WiFi, Bluetooth
  • GPS, A-GPS, Fingerprint scanner, USB OTG
  • 2900mAh battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat

What’s inside the box?

The UP Selfie has the same rectangular packaging like its other UP siblings. It is decked in red with a few graphics, and has a black pulltab on the side.

Once you pull the tab, you get a good view of the UP Selfie.

Inside the box, you have the usual contents. In addition to that, you also get a tempered glass screen protector and a clear silicone case to protect the UP Selfie from the usual rigors of wear and tear. In addition, you also get a SIM ejector pin since the UP Selfie has a non-removable back cover.

Initial impressions: Same looks, but with a better build

The UP Selfie shares a similar rear look as with its other UP siblings like the UP Prime and UP Groove. In the case of the UP Selfie, it has a more premium build with a non-removable back made from metallic plastic. You also have your fingerprint scanner and your 13-megapixel camera with an LED flash, along with a Starmobile branding right below the fingerprint scanner.

Since the rear cover is non-removable, the SIM and MicroSD slots are now found on the left and right side of the phone respectively.

Going to the front, you have a 5.2-inch HD display and your dual 13-megapixel cameras on top of it, along with the earpiece and the LED flash. at the bottom, you have your capacitive buttons.

Now let’s go to the port and button layout. At the right side, you have your power and volume control buttons on top of the MicroSD card slot.

On top, you have your headphone jack.

At the bottom, you have your speaker, MicroUSB port, and microphone.

In our initial AnTuTu run, we got a score of 30079, which is on the average side for phones equipped with similar specs. While it has a quad-core processor like its two other UP siblings, the UP Selfie handles multitasking better with its 3GB RAM. An update was available after our initial AnTuTu run, so the score might change when we do another benchmark run for our full review.

That’s it for our unboxing and quick review. Stay tuned to the site as we will be posting our full review of the UP Prime soon once we get all the synthetic benchmarks and sample photos in.


Don’t forget to check out our reviews on the UP Prime and UP Groove:

Starmobile UP Prime Review: Just the Basics You Need

Starmobile UP Prime Review: Just the Basics You Need

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