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A long, but not expensive Engage-ment.

The Engage 9i has more than what you normally need in a budget-friendly device. It is equipped with Intel Atom Z2580 Covertail; a 2 GHz dual-core processor with hyper-threading technology; Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean; memory: RAM: 2GB LP DDR2, ROM: 16GB, expandable up to 32GB. These are all reasonable specs for a device, and the memory capable of upgrading to 32GB is more than enough to fill it with fun and excitement.

The Starmobile Engage 9i sports an 8.9" capacitive multi-touch screen with in-plane switching, WUXGA resolution of up to 1920 x 1200-pixels and aspect ratio of 16:10. The screen is smooth and responsive. You can arrange the interface and put all useful applications. The device also boasts of a 5MP camera with autofocus and a 2MP fixed focus front camera. Even in low-light conditions, the device managed to impress. Front camera supports video calling and recording, so skype away with your loved ones or your next door neighbor. You will definitely appreciate the quality photos for having bright colors and being genuine.

The Starmobile Engage 9i is definitely pretty to hold as compared to other budget-friendly tablets we have before. The Engage 9i is a very striking device. Aside from having a hefty and solid build, the back of the Engage 9i is actually encased in glass. Its dimension is 235.5 x 150 x 8.6mm and weighs 441.7g.

Starmobile Engage 9i plays HD videos very easy and smooth. You will definitely enjoy watching videos with Engage 9i. It's also a great choice for gaming, as it's able to run intense 3D games.

The tablet's audio is strong and loud; expect some distortions, but not so much as to ruin the entire experience.

For those who are into surfing and social networking, Starmobile Engage 9i is Wi-Fi ready and has pre-installed social media applications like Facebook, Twitter, Skype and Youtube. More social media apps may be downloaded from Play Store.

Starmobile Engage 9i has 5-pin Micro USB. It is compatible with USB OTG. The device can easily detect a micro-SD card up to 32GB once installed. You can view the contents of the card through file manager.

You will find the volume control, unlock and the sleep/ power button at the top of the device Along with this is the micro-SD slot. The USB port and the 3.5mm jack are placed at the left side. The speakers are located on both sides of the device.

The battery is not removable because of its design but, we got a pretty performance with regards to the battery life of the Starmobile Engage 9i's 6500mAh Li-Ion battery pack as it lasted for two days on light usage and almost a day with moderate use playing Candy Crush Saga and Plants vs. Zombies for hours.

We also appreciate the packaging of Starmobile Engage 9i as it comes all ready with a screen glossy screen protector, lessening the hassle in going out on your own to buy one.

"The Starmobile Engage 9i sports an 8.9" capacitive multi-touch screen with in-plane switching, WUXGA resolution of up to 1920 x 1200-pixels and aspect ratio of 16:10. The screen is smooth and responsive. You can arrange the interface and put all useful applications. The device also boasts of a 5MP camera with autofocus and a 2MP fixed focus front camera."

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Date:Mar 3, 2014
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