Here is a tip when traveling abroad: bring your extra phone with you, put your personal phone on Airplane mode and then, buy a tourist SIM; simply because, it is still the cheaper way to communicate through SMS and calls, and to stay connected online. Thus, having an extra phone is very important – take note that you do not need to buy high-end smartphones for this purpose, just the ones with good and reliable performance yet affordable like this Starmobile PLAY Plus!
What I like about it is how it suits to be a travel phone because it is light and handy, it comes with Dual SIM and Wi-Fi hotspot feature, and it has a smooth performance even when browsing the Internet and using social media applications like Instagram, Twitter, Snapchat and Facebook. Also, not too graphically intensive games run fine, which is a good pastime when waiting or even during your flight. What is more, it is already running on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and it only costs Php 2,290!
However, because I am always connected 24/7 to its hotspot when traveling outside the country, its 2000mAh battery is not enough. Nonetheless, power banks are my best(est) friends, so I got it covered!
On the other hand, even if it is only on 3G, I do not think it is something to worry about if you are in other country because the Internet there is faster. Plus, for sure most of the time, you will only need it for navigation and for a little research.
All in all, I think Starmobile PLAY Plus will make a good company when traveling abroad!
Starmobile PLAY Plus Specs:
• Android 6.0 Marshmallow
• Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
• 1.2GHz Spreadtrum 7731C quad-core processor
• 512MB of RAM
• 8GB of internal storage, expandable to 32GB via microSD
• 5-megapixel camera with LED flash
• 2-megapixel front camera
• Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot
• 3G, HSPA+
• GPS, A-GPS
• Gravity, Accelerometer, Light, Proximity
• 2000mAh battery
• Comes in three colors: Champagne, White and Black.
Starmobile PLAY Plus is available in any Starmobile stores and kiosks! For more information, visit its website at http://www.starmobile.com.ph.