By Rizal Raoul Reyes
Many say it is the lost twin of Sony’s Xperia Z series. But who cares? Local mobile phone aficionados with limited budget (PhP 10, 000) welcome the entry of Starmobile’s Knight Elite into the local market because they can now afford a gadget that looks like high-end brand.
By the way, it is not only the looks that are impressive on the Knight Elite. The specs are also awesome.
First, the Knight Elite is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor. This means the Knight Elite has also faster computing power complemented by 2GB of RAM. With Qualcomm Snapdragon, the Knight Elite is expected to deliver a decent performance.
Aware of the pervasive influence of social media, Starmobile put a five-inch full high definition (HD) in-plane switching (IPS). Moreover, it has the Corning Gorilla Glass protection, 1920 x 1080 resolutions, to ensure the great looks of the phone would be retained.
The user will be delighted with a 16GB of storage that can be expanded via micro SD up to 32GB. This means a user can store his favorite videos and photos for posterity.
Aware of the pervasive influence of social media, the Knight Elite provides users with clear shots through the 13-megapixel rear camera with AF, flash and BSI, re-focus capability. For selfie aficionados, the five-megapixel camera will do the job for you.
The biggest factor that sets apart the Knight Elite from the rest of its counterparts is the refocusing camera tech that’s baked into the camera. Since the Knight Elite doesn’t have a secondary camera for dedicated depth information, it’s safe to assume that the refocusing feature relies entirely on software trickery to achieve the effect.
By the way, switching to macros gives the user a fantastic view of a subject. When you have a chance, try taking shots of the sumptuous meals of your favorite restaurants and you will know the difference.
Furthermore, what impresses the user of the Knight Elite is the refocusing camera technology that is integrated into the camera. Thanks to its software, you will have an easier time in fixing the size and resolution of the photo.
With a dual SIM module, the Knight Elite can really provide access to the Net once it has located a wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) hotspot through the third generation and long-term evolution (LTE) technologies.
Equipped with an Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system, the Knight Elite has a 2600mAh battery that enables a user to do a lot of mobile phone-centric activities.
Starmobile has wisely put all the physical controls (volume and power / lock). It was a logical decision as your fingers would be on that on the left side of the phone. The notification light is also there. On the right side, you can find the dual SIM card tray that has space for two SIM cards (micro + nano), and a microSD card.
Right on top is the headset jack and microphone. At the bottom, down are the micro USB port, microphone, and loudspeaker.
One of the come-ons of the Knight Elite is its design and features. It claims the Knight Elite has an exquisite design. I agree on this part because the mobile phone will really create an excellent first impression. Meanwhile, Starmobile also claims the Knight Elite is tough and is capable of withstanding the intolerance of daily use. Thanks to the Corning Gorilla glass, the Knight Elite has an added protection against the obduracy of daily mobile usage.
Although the sides are not genuine metal and its design is not rare as an endangered species, the Knight Elite still deserves to be branded as one of the loveliest smart phones developed by Starmobile.
February 2016 Health and Lifestyle