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Starmobile launches affordable LTE phones in PH powered by Smart

Philippine smartphone brand Starmobile brings the latest and affordable quadband LTE smartphones in the Philippines.

For as low as low as P1,888, Filipinos can enjoy LTE speeds and stability on the Starmobile Feature Smart Evo 1. Equipped with hotspot capabilities, and Viber and Facebook Messenger, users can instantly connect and share with their loved ones all over the world!

The 5-inch Starmobile UP Prime runs on Google’s latest Android OS, which makes it compatible with over 3 million apps on the Google Play Store.

The Starmobile UP Selfie has dual selfie cameras that let users take portrait and wide-angle selfies. They can instantly share photos and videos online via an LTE connection. Gamers will also love the lag-free online experience especially when paired with the UP Selfie’s multi-tasking 3GB RAM.

“Starmobile is proud to offer several LTE devices to Filipinos across the country,” said Starmobile Ardie Balderrama, marketing and sales head. “An affordable LTE-compatible device is a crucial element in elevating the internet experience of Filipinos from all walks of life.”

“To enjoy Smart’s 4G LTE network, users need these three key elements: SPD—an LTE-ready SIM, an LTE-covered Place, and an LTE-capable Device,” said Enrico Reyes Jr., VP and head of Consumer Business Market Development of PLDT-Smart.

Smart LTE is present in 4 frequency bands across the Philippines:
• Band 2100MHz
• Band 1800MHz
• Band 850MHz
• Band 700MHz

Similar to an FM Radio, users can only “tune-in” or connect to LTE if their device is compatible with the correct bands. If a city, barangay, or a mall, for example, has the strongest LTE presence on  2100MHz, a 2100MHz-compatible LTE device will be able to maximize the network’s capabilities in that area. Non-compatible devices may still be able to connect to LTE via other bands, but the experience may not be similar.

“Having all 4 of Smart’s LTE bands compatible with the Starmobile UP Prime, FeatureSmart Evo 1, and UP Selfie ensures that our users can watch HD movies, play online games, or stream songs seamlessly wherever Smart’s LTE network is present,” said Balderrama. “No other phone brand can offer the same value.”

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