Starmobile announced last month the Knight Elite – a smartphone with a 5-inch Full HD display, Snapdragon 615 octa-core CPU, LTE connectivity, 13 megapixel BSI camera, and Android Lollipop. Is the Knight Elite worth getting for the price of almost Php10K? We answer that question in our review below.
Design and Construction
One of the things that Starmobile is flaunting about the Knight Elite is its design and build. The company claims it to be beautifully crafted, elegant, and tough. I can say that those claims hold true in certain aspects.
Beautifully crafted and elegant as it uses a sleek design that reminds us of the Sony Xperia line. We have the Xperia M4 Aqua on hand and the similarities are not hard to point out.
Up front we have the 5-inch display with Full HD resolution. Situated above it are the receiver, 5 megapixel front camera, LED flash, and light sensors. The Knight Elite uses on-screen navigation buttons so there’s some unused space down below.
On the left are the buttons for the volume and power / lock. Also hiding here is the notifications light. The buttons are very clicky, and like the surrounding frame, has a metallic finish.
Found on the right side is the SIM card tray that can accommodate two SIM cards (micro + nano), and a microSD card but at the expense of SIM 2 slot.
Found right up top is the headset jack and microphone, down at the bottom are the microUSB port, microphone, and loudspeaker.
Flip it on its back and you will see the 13-megapixel camera, LED flash, and the Starmobile branding.
The Knight Elite feels nice on the hands thanks to the curved sides and glass front and back which is made from Corning’s Gorilla Glass.
Although the sides are not really metal and the design is not totally unique to the device, it’s attractive and one of the nicest smartphones we’ve seen from Starmobile.