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Starmobile Knight Elite Review

Display and Multimedia

The Knight Elite boasts a 5-inch JDI in-cell IPS display with Full HD resolution or equal to a pixel density of 441ppi. It’s crisp with very good viewing angles and colors, and bright enough to handle outdoor usage.

When it comes to audio, the loudspeaker is audible and crisp but weak when it comes to bass. It will suffice when it comes to private listening but we still recommend a good pair of headphones or external speaker if you want better quality.


The Knight Elite boasts a 13 megapixel AF BSI rear shooter with LED flash. It is capable producing photos with good colors and details especially in bright conditions. When shooting indoors, we also noticed that the camera tend to choose a lower exposure setting which results to images that are darker than what you originally perceive. It’s not a serious issue though as you can simply edit it afterwards.

When it comes to in-camera tricks, the Knight Elite has Panorama, Auto, Manual, and Star Camera which comes with Chroma Flash (prevents blow outs when using flash), Opti Zoom (shoots multiple images then combining them for one high-res images), and ReFocus (lets you adjust the focus after the shot was taken.)

For the front camera, it has a 5 megapixel FF front-facing with wide-angle lens which also comes with its own LED flash. The latter configuration means no more dark selfies and you can get more people in one shot. Color and details are decent but no Beautify feature where you can aggressively edit your selfies.


As for its video recording prowess, it can shoot 1080p videos at 30fps. Color is good while continuous focus is relatively quick and spot-on.

OS, UI, and Apps

Running the software department is Android 5.0.2 Lollipop. The interface is pretty much stock including the icons which are in-line with Lollipop’s design language.

Pre-installed apps are present like Clean Master, Snapdragon Battery Guru, and Adobe Acrobat Reader. There are some from Google as well and a few from Starmobile like the Starmobile Care, Starmobile Sync 2.0, and Starmobile’s App Store.

Storage-wise, the Knight Elite has a claimed 16GB of internal storage. Less the system files and other things that come with it and you’re left with 11.28GB of usable storage. It’s limited but you can use USB OTG and microSD cards. The latter though will require you to sacrifice dual-SIM functionality as it uses the SIM 2 slot.


Next Page: Performance and Benchmarks, Battery Life, Conclusion

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This article was written by Louie Diangson, Managing Editor of YugaTech. You can follow him at @John_Louie.

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17 Responses

  1. Sone09 says:

    Admin, based po sa experience nyo dito sa tatlo, alin po ang mas better ? Ito, Flare X or Xiaomi Mi 4i ? Suggestion naman po para sa pasko. Thanks :)

    • random reader says:

      Mi 4i before this, however, you don’t have the option to expand the memory on it. Your call.

      not the admin/author

    • Castroboy says:

      Bakit kaya laggy at subrang bagal sa nba2k2016 ang flareX ?
      samantala ang Knight elite smooth.
      Diba masmatas ang antutu ng flarX kesa sa elite?

  2. c says:

    Parang inaalis nila ang nfc features. So yugatech writers- bakit parang hindi na sumusikat ang nfc sa mga cellphones ngayon? It is a feature that I look out for

  3. Regina Grace says:

    battery life were not discussed.

  4. zzee says:

    i do have this phone. but i cant manage to do any awesome shots. can u please give me the configuration/set up for this cam?

    • Hi Zzee, it’s just standard Auto and sufficient amount of natural light. Make sure that you wipe the lens first before shooting to make sure that images are sharp.

  5. raffy says:

    its cool. .but, i want to ask if the battery is it built-in???

  6. Jim says:

    Repair is too expensive, i bought Knight Elite last 2 weeks ago, very frustrating that the glass cover of the LCD was broken, nalaglag sia sa 1foot lng kataas na kama. i brought to Starmobile for service and then they quoted me for almost 4k. 3,610.00 for the front assembly plus 350.00 service fee.. not reasonable because the problem is only the glass cover of the LCD but they have to quote the entire panel.. price of the unit is 6,490.00 only. kung gagastos ka ng 4k para sa repair ay hndi na reasonable dahil ang daming phones jan na mabibili lng ng worth of 4k, same specs na sa unit na ito. my point is hindi worth it mag pa repair kapag nasira mo kahit tempered glass lng. isip isip, kung ako d na bibili ng star mobile. what if magaya kayo sa akin, d ko naman ginusto na mabagsak ko, iniingatan ko naman pero nangyayari talaga ang aksidente. once it happen, your mobile considered garbage.

    • Vhon Lhester says:

      Inilagay mo ba yung screen protector na kasama dun sa box? kasi male-lessen yata damage sa screen kapag may screen protector. plano ko kasing bumili nito….

    • Vhon Lhester says:

      inilagay mo ba yung screen protector na kasama doon sa box..

    • Terence says:

      Kasi naman po, okay, let’s say iniingatan mo nga. But, as mentioned on the specs of the phone. The screen is One-glass solution. It means… that the GLASS and the SCREEN is laminated and intact. So, if the glass is broken, you need to replace the whole screen. Same as the Samsung Galaxy S phones, iPhone devices, Sony Xperia and other OGS screen devices.

  7. Richard says:

    How to root this elite? Can someone help me? D ka c gumagana ang mga oneclick root, kingroot, at framaroot

    • xtndc says:

      Pa-info naman pag may naging successful sa pag-root ng Elite. Looking forward to removing the bloatwares and adding root-featured apps.

  8. janna domingo says:

    may fb group po for elite users, nandun po yung guide for rooting. succcessful naman ako sa pag root. may custom recovery na din. :)

  9. Jufrey D. says:

    Got a problem with this unit. I bought it as my second phone but after a few days, the unit would just stopped showing display and after few seconds of showing, it would return back again to its problem. The store where I bought the unit changed it with the same model. Thereafter, I encountered problem with charging and returned it back to the store for the second time. After a few minutes of examining the phone, the sales clerk figured out that the reason why the phone wont charge is that the tip of the charger, the one being inserted on the phone, was not pushed very well. Well, I let that one passed. However, a few days thereafter, I had to return it again because the unit just stopped working one day. Of course, they again fixed it. But to my disappointment, I encountered the same problem yesterday and I had to bring it back again to the service center. They told me that I was the only one who had complained about the said phone, but I reminded them of the first unit that they had to replace too. So, I don’t really know what’s the problem of the phone when in fact, I don’t use it that much, because I have an Iphone 6S plus and a big lenovo phone.

  10. Leo Aude C Manacap says:

    I need Stock Rom for Starmobile Knight Elite Please.. Can you Send some Link for that huhuhu 1 year ko lang nagamit … Sayang Pera Ko sana may makakatunlong TY po

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