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.