Saturday, December 22, 2012

DTC GT5 Astroid Plus: Android Experience for PHP 2,999 only!

DTC Mobile, a new local mobile company here in the Philippines, has just added a new phone to their Android lineup, the DTC GT5 Astroid Plus


DTC Mobile gave only the following specs on their Facebook page. (I'll update you once I get more specs):
  • 3.5" HVGA capacitive touchscreen, 320 x 480
  • single-core 1GHz MTK6515 processor
  • 512MB ROM
  • 256MB RAM
  • 2MP rear camera
  • WiFI connectivity
  • Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo Messenger, Youtube
  • 1500 mAh battery
  • dual band: 900 / 1800 MHz
  • Android Gingerbread
  • Price: PHP 2,999
Since this is an upgrade to its older brother, the DTC GT3 Astroid, it should have at least a single-core 1GHz processor, a larger RAM (GT3 has only 256MB RAM) and a bigger internal memory, the same or better camera (GT3 Astroid has a 5MP camera w/ flash and a VGA front-facing camera) to keep up with competition.

Fortunately, the processor is now at 1GHz and the internal memory is much larger. But unfortunately, most of the specs remain and some downgraded. The camera is now only 2MP and no more front camera. The amount of RAM remained the same.

Also, it still runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, compared to other local mobile competitors whose Android phones are already ICS out-of-the-box. But what's good is that it's very affordable. 

It's already available at DTC Mobile Kiosks and Mega One Phones and Gadget Shop for PHP 2,999.

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