As one commenter mentioned the other day, I think we are being spoilt by Chinese phones and their high specifications. Take the Star B943 for example, it costs 1299 Yuan ($208) boasts a quad-core processor, 12 mega-pixel rear camera and 4.7-inch display! Sounds good right?
Until we look a little closer that is. The display is a QHD unit meaning a low resolution of just 960 x 540, the camera is ‘only’ 12 mega-pixel while cheaper phones are packing 13 mega-pixel sensors, not to mention 720p displays, and the OS is Android 4.1 rather than the latest 4.2 Jelly Bean!
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But is this all really that bad? Even with just 1GB RAM the Star B943 with it’s 1.2Ghz quad-core MT6589 still manages an Antutu benchmark of 13180 (possibly due to the low resolution) which is higher than the JiaYu G4.
Like other similar phones the quad-core Star B943 offers an SD card slot to expand memory if the on-board 4GB isn’t enough, there is support for two SIM cards and there is even a good size 2000mAh battery too.
Best of all is that the Star B943 is on sale now. There are no delays, and rough launch dates. This is a phone which can be bought and enjoyed now! So what do you guy’s think? Is the Star B943 too little for too much or does it still represent a good buy?