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Feb 4, 2014
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The Starmobile Diamond X1 is in the house! Hell-friggin'-yeah!

Forgive us if we sound a bit too pumped up, it's just that our geeky hearts are overflowing with pure excitement for this bad boy. You see, we're talking about an octa-core device hereyes, eight cores!which is still practically unheard of in smartphones. And don't forget that the Diamond X1 is from a local brand.

Long story short, it's the first octa-core phone launched by a local brand, and it's here at the FHM HQ! Sweeet!

So what's the best thing to do when such a gem lands on your sweaty palms? Like with the other premium gadgets we've handled in the past, we unbox the Diamond X1!

starmobile diamond x1 unboxing

Here's the box, a.k.a the black cardboard cage that confines the beast. #ReleaseTheKrakenEsteTheX1!

starmobile diamond x1 unboxing

Before we pop the lid, we'd like to know more about the Diamond X1 first. The most basic things you should know about this device: it has an octa-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 18-megapixel rear camera, and 8GB of onboard storage which you can expand up to 64GB with a microSD card.

starmobile diamond x1 specs philippines

And it's finally out! Looking like a fine slab of dark chocolate, the Diamond X1 is also packaged with standard peripherals, like a pair of 3.5mm earphones, microUSB cable, and charger. And oh, the manual. Never forget the manual.

starmobile diamond x1 specs philippines

The back side. Looking all sleek and shiny there. On the upper-right corner is the 18-megapixel shooter's lens hub. There's also an instruction set printed on sticky plastic detailing how to remove the aluminum back cover.

starmobile diamond x1 specs philippines

Being the curious cats that we are, we decided to remove the back cover and check out what lies beneath it. The Diamond X1 has a 2,300mAh-capacity power pack that will provide the juice for this monster's mobile chores.

NEXT: It's alive! It's alive!

Images Joey Tuazon