android,

Have You Been Hit By The "Astroid"?

3:22 pm Miss JHENZ 164 Comments


The new era of cellular phones, comes a new genre, a new world.  The smartphone. But before we jump to it lets take a trivia first, we always say WiFi  android and smartphones but do we really know the meaning of those words?

A smartphone is a mobile phone built on a mobile operating system, with more advanced computing capability and connectivity than a feature phone. (source: Wikipedia)

We all know how smartphones change our lives and make a difference between 5 years ago to present, yes indeed the new era is here.
Smartphones with WiFi connectivity and at least 3g connection changes life of a person. These days who else don’t have or don’t want to have a smartphone?
In present time, the Android phone is necessary. What’s in? A touch screen phone with a capacity to connect to the internet via WiFi or 3g connection. 

Wi-Fi is a popular technology that allows an electronic device to exchange data wirelessly (using radio waves) over a computer, including high-speed Internet connections (source: Wikipedia)

Android is a Linux-based operating system designed primarily for touchscreen mobile devices such as smartphones and tablet computers, developed by Google in conjunction with the Open Handset Alliance(source: Wikipedia)

We all know the Samsung smartphones, the sophisticated iPhone's,  the chic hip Sony phones. But, all of this comes with an extravagant price. They offer the hot phones in the globe with a hot price tag too.  However we have to know what we really need,  DTC Mobile was established to provide the telecommunication needs of Filipinos. DTC Mobile is designed not only with superior-quality, guaranteed durability and trendy fashion, but aims to be the best user-friendly mobile phone which suits users of all age from all walks of life, at a very reasonable price.  Best example for this one is the DTC mobile GT3 ASTROID though they are just new in the market here in the Philippines but they offer exactly what you just need and again in reasonable price.

The "ASTROID" is their entry level for an android phone,
DTC GT3 Astroid Specs and Features:


  •          CPU: 650MHz
  •          Internal Memory: 152, expandable via memory card up to 32GB, 212MB RAM
  •          Android 2.3.4 Gingerbread
  •          Dual SIM/Dual Standby
  •          3.5″ HVGA LCD (capacitive touchscreen)
  •         5 megapixel camera (main, with LED flash)
  •         0.3 megapixel camera (secondary, front-facing)
  •          Bluetooth
  •          FM radio
  •          GPRS/Edge
  •          WiFi
  •          MP3/AMR/MIDI/WMA/AAC/MP4/MPEG4/H.2645 playback support
  •          1450mah battery (3-4 Days standby time)
  •          portable hotspot
  •          Pre-installed apps: playstore, fruit ninja, documents2go, angry bird, whats app, youtube, facebook, twitter, and many more

 This is a quite look alike of the htc mobile - htc desire.

This phone is just what you want for your typical smartphone, yes it has WiFi capability for you to be able to connect to Facebook  twitter and other social media sites. It has a good speaker, no need for enhancers. It has a 5 megapixel camera with LED light with 4x zoom and front facing cam, it loads quite fast and you can also play games in it (games that are HD and have bigger size would not suit this one) – I played Inotia 3, angry birds, fruit ninja etc. I just found it lacks more ram memory but overall this is a good phone for you. 

You might also check the keyboard settings, as I experienced the letters Y and Z is switched pinyin keyboard but you can fix this just download the gingerbread keyboard.



What’s in the box?

1 DTC GT3 Astroid unit

      1 earphone

       1 wall charger

   1 USB data and charger cable

      1 Li-on battery

       1 extra Li-on battery

   1 screen protector
   an English manual and warranty card



Touch-sensitive controls are located at lower portion of the unit specifically home, option, back and search button same features in some high-end phones. This is useful for quick search or multi-tasking.


On the left side of the unit you can see volume controls or zoom-in / zoom-out controls


Top portion, left side is the 3.5 mm port for headsets and on the other side is the power / sleep button.



At the back of the unit is the 5MP camera with Led flash, on its side is the speaker. It also has some prints of the DTC and the android version.  


On the right side of the phone comes the charging port or USB port on the lower part, while on the upper portion sits the holes for your bling.


 Let’s go to the phone itself, In this post I have a video to take a closer look to the DTC GT3 ASTROID

About the phone's performance, it is just right for the needs of your day, you can open your Facebook account and twitter. It can also install Instagram on it, but if you were a gamer, you would exempt this to your option as it is charge with 213MB of ram as I mentioned earlier, temple run will not work here.


It is quite sad also that this would not be in ICS but I hope they would do any updates for this. However, this works fine and you can root this device to overclock its performance, just a reminder rooting will void its warranty or you may end brick your phone.  It lacks also in the 3G connectivity that will make our internet savvy a bit sad.


I provided some samples of its 5 megapixel camera

Close-up shot


Wide shots




The camera display is fine and good pictures in well-lighted place and quite poor in dim / dark place. On the other side the camera can be enhance thru the apps in the market.

Okay, now for the front facing camera which is 0.3 megapixel, you can take your own photo from this and for some women use it as mirror, but the CONS is you cannot use it for video calling in Skype.

The battery life goes down fast specially if your connected to WiFi, as it is dual standby sim and the need to process data it can go for 5-6 hours of heavy use for me, however if the phone is just standby it can stay up to 3 days. 
Well the phone is well made, though made of plastic but the back cover has this rubber touch that it will not slip from any surface.

DTC mobile now has kiosk on different malls in the Metro and now give discounts as the yuletide season is approaching, their units is available at all mega one phones and gadgets shop.

MY VERDICT
It is a good phone, a good entry-level in android smartphones, however enhancements should be made, like the 3G connection, a bigger ram memory, an update of its android OS, exclude the use of pinyin keyboard and a better front face camera and please a video call enabled cam.  But it ace in its dual standby sim which you can customize, a very user friendly device and 5 mega pixel camera smartphone at a very reasonable price of  PHP4,990

Giving it a 4/5 rating

Like DTC MOBILE on Facebook
Follow @dtcmobileph on Twitter

You Might Also Like

164 comments:

  1. This an awesome phones what i want to try.Very accessible and user friendly at all.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Nice review! Very straight forward and you just write everything that the customer wants to know about the product...

    By the way, the link on the rafflecopter about your GT3 Astroid is not working, so I decided to find the link that is working so I can put my comment and complete my entries...

    Thanks for your giveaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for this comment Gee :)
      Fixed it now on the RC thank's for the info and making your way to find this :)

      Delete
  3. googd review and this phone is very nice and affordable.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I LIKE YOUR BLOG REGARDING SA REVIEW OF DTC MOBILE GT3 ASTROID...VERY INFORMATIVE..GOODLUCK MISS JHENZ

    ReplyDelete
  5. In all reviews of the same phone I read, yours has the most insight :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. *blush* Thank you so much Paula for appreciating :)

      Delete
  6. I did not expect the camera resolution to be that awesome! Sorry but This phone is great! Must recommend this to my sisteret na mahilig masayado a mga ganitong phones. I am a fan of filipino beauty blogs so
    I followed your blog, I hope you can follow back

    fashionerza.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Pag maliwanag yung place maganda talaga mga shots niyang GT3 :) Followed your blog too dear thank you ^^.

      Delete
  7. Replies
    1. You can but this at any DTC kiosk and MegaOne phones and gadget shop :D

      Delete
  8. I recently lost my phone and this is a good alternate phone

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh what a phone... super nice.. I did not see that kind of pHone here in Norway but maybe soon it will be here. Looks so nice.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Ms. Journ :) Glad you like it ^^.

      Delete
  10. Ganda ng phone, sa murang halaga pwede ka ng magkaron ng Android Phone. Nice Review! :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. OLA nice reveiw!...all the information is useful sa mga readers mo....god bless :)MISS jhenz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Judith ^^. That's what a product review should be, to help and give information :)

      Delete
  12. Congrats and Thank you Ms.Jhenz it's a very nice review. Actually i'm looking for an affordable and Android smartphones that can replace my old and basic phone.

    Thanks!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hope this review helps you decide what to buy for your phone replacement :)

      Delete
  13. Thanks for this miss jhen actually love ko talaga ang android kaya un ang first choice ko sa mga gadgets now...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Agree! Android phones are truly amazing :)

      Delete
  14. I hope can have android phone like this! So, i can join other giveaways which is icluded entries to follow on instagram!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Replies
    1. THIS ONLY SHOWS YOU DID NOT READ THE ABOVE ARTICLE ..

      Delete
  16. Congratz Ms. Jhenz for another giveaway! The two phones are very likely to have because its affordable and got nice features.

    ReplyDelete
  17. thank u for a nice review... it helps the buyers to choose smart phone that are affordable and yet with great features..

    ReplyDelete
  18. Very good review, good features too with very affordable price.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. PS, sobrang bait talaga ni bf ha to do the videos for you, wala ko masabi! :)

      Delete
    2. hehehe :) sayang nga wala voie over next review nalang :) thank's Jill :)

      Delete
  19. Too bad it can't support skype :( wish they improve the front camera

    ReplyDelete
  20. Thanks for the review. We get to know that there's a fairly reasonable alternative than the ones we've always see in the market which won't break the budget and still has a lot of features that can compare with the high end brands.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you for taking time to read my review Carol. Product reviews are really a great way to let people discover things that are way beyond their expectations.

      Delete
  21. Thanks for the review. It helps the readers to know that there a fairly reasonable price brand (DTC) that won't break your budget and yet let you enjoy a lot of features that can be seen in the high-end brands. Nice alternative for the budget-conscious people.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I really recommend DTC GT3 astroid for budget-conscious people that are wanting to have an android phone :)

      Delete
  22. good luck.....miss jhenz hope to win.one of your awesome giveaways.....and more giveaways to come this coming xmast......: )

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Another giveaway from DTC after this one so keep posted Judith :)

      Delete
  23. HI dear!

    I've passed on the Versatile Blogger Award to you, because you deserve it. Details on my blog: http(colon)//bit(dot)ly/V3QPOf Thanks!

    Louise
    MommyPracticality(dot)blogspot(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Waaaah! Thank you Louise :))))) hugs!

      Delete
  24. i really wanted a new phone for a reasonable price. kc dali nmn ng depreciate ngphones ngyn eh. NIce phone with good features

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Not just phone Merry. I can notice most gadgets like tabs and iPads depreciate their price value fast.

      Delete
  25. Great review! Detailed na maigi. Will share this to my brother who's planning to buy one.

    ReplyDelete
  26. DTC IS REALLY GOOD QUALITY OF CELLPHONE....I REALLY LOVE IT

    ReplyDelete
  27. Nice informative review! I like this phone. :D It's very affordable for a smartphone. :D More power to you and your blog Ms. Jhenz. :)

    ReplyDelete
  28. Having seen an android phone for a very affordable price, I think that this android phone is a very good investment, just in case. And oh, to mention that the camera seems really great, it's really really a good thing to buy!

    Anyway, nice review! It's comprehensive!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Vento! :) DTC GT3 is really a good android phone for a very affordable price.

      Delete
  29. I am excited everyday ..na pumunta sa giveaways blog mo Miss Jhenz at magsubmit ng entry ...hope to win.and more power and god bless.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww. That is so sweet of you Judith :) Thank you dear.

      Delete
  30. I hope they come up with better RAM since most Android phones has apps running all at the same time.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here :) Hope DTC will take note of this suggestions :)

      Delete
  31. Nice review, it gave me a bigger picture of what are the features of DTC Astroid. In my opinion,the dual-sim feature of the Android sets it apart from other available Android phones. :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Jayne and great observation you got there :)

      Delete
  32. It does have an uncanny resemblance to HTC. Very nice features. At that price, this is quite a steal!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Aileen! :) Go and grab DTC GT3 now! ^^.

      Delete
  33. nice phone, the price is 4990? I shall see if this unit is already available in my place, visiting from ComEx Oct2

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Where are you from? You may visit DTC mobile website for more info.

      Delete
  34. Quality android phone for a cheap price. 5MP camera is quite nice and good for taking pictures with friends or family. Plus factor for being a dual sim phone. Pwedeng birthday gift sa sarili ko this november. Great review anyway and more power!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Buy one for your birthday Philsen :) Thank's :)

      Delete
  35. Very good android phone for a cheap price! worth it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Khim this DTC GT3 astroid is worth to buy :)

      Delete
  36. Nice phone and cheap price pa. Do they have qwerty phones too? Thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yes Mommy Maye they have and you may also join my ON GOING GIVEAWAY sponsored by DTC up for grab is their DTC GQ3 it's a QWERTY phone :)

      Delete
  37. it's really affordable for a phone with a 5mp camera. If my husband didn't give me a phone recently, I would try this one.:)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Go and tell hubby about this phone Jessel :)

      Delete
  38. All the bells and whistles we expect in a phone and it's less that P5K. Great deal! Decent photo too. Worth checking out! Stopping by from BC Bloggers.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Not bad for that price.
    -daddy allan (visit from BCB 10/02)

    ReplyDelete
  40. nice picture and very nice phone. I think that this android phone is a very good.i want this phone.miss jhenz.plzz.hehehe

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. hahahaha :) Good luck then John Rodolf :D

      Delete
  41. That looks like a really good value for money phone. I'm using a HTC wildfire and love it for its durability and functionability.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Been an HTC Wildfire user also last year, I used it for almost 2-4 months only then I switched to SE x10 :D

      Delete
  42. This phone seems pretty amazing! I've been wanting to get a smart phone for a while but this is the first that seems like a good value

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Wow! Thank's for that Erin! Try DTC GT3 and you'll love it for sure :)

      Delete
  43. I also want this phone :) please :)

    ReplyDelete
  44. fairly priced i think...
    impressive review ms. jhenz

    ReplyDelete
  45. This is a very promising phone. Very informative and descriptive review here ms Jhen!

    ReplyDelete
  46. your such a good blogger, I want to have a phone like that... nice phone, nice blog. nice review.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. nice me? hehehe :D thank you Rosa :)

      Delete
  47. nice phone! :) i love android phones, because I am using one. haha so bias!

    ReplyDelete
  48. Interesting phone and a good review of the product as well you have indeed provided the information very clearly. The only concern perhaps is the reliability. How long will it last? Just my opinion about it.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Marco. On my part how long does a product will last depends on the person using it.

      Delete
  49. i love that it comes with 2 chargers and 2 batterues! :D i love androids! :P

    ReplyDelete
  50. Thumbs up for the review..! A good phone with a very affordable price..! :D

    ReplyDelete
  51. That's a cool gadget :) Reasonable price indeed. Have fun with your new phone. By the way, can it install apps compatible with Android and iOS phones? Visiting from CommEx 10/2.

    ReplyDelete
  52. I like the review specially the recommendation part. you are right that every owner of a phone wants to have a high memory so that it can save a lot of things..

    ReplyDelete
  53. Excellent review Miss Jhenz, affordability, simplicity, fair capabilities.. Astroid has it all. Wifi, Camera, Good Apps is all I am looking for. Pocket Friendly too. :) Hope to own one of this in the future.

    ReplyDelete
  54. Good reviews.A new smartphone at an affordable price.It really caught my attention. Very Informative, Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  55. I WANT TO HAVE ONE :) VERY INFORMATIVE REVIEW

    ReplyDelete
  56. Not bad for Php5K worth of phone. And surprisingly I was amazed by the photo samples. I did not expect that at all. Anyhoo, great review, you certainly shown its strength and not so good qualities :)

    Anne
    http://enchantingcolours.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  57. Not bad at all. but I wonder how durable that phone is? My toddler loves playing with my phone and getting it from the grounds can't be help most of the time :)

    ReplyDelete
  58. Quite a good buy considering it has a lot of features of the other android brand of phone. Really affordable.

    ReplyDelete
  59. I think I'm the only one in the family without a smart phone. I've been using my Nokia C3 for ages. For 5K, that DTC phone is a steal. Hmmmm...maybe, I should finally retire my C3.

    ReplyDelete
  60. Great phone for its reasonable price. I will buy one of those for sure.

    ReplyDelete
  61. I love the flowers and the dog hehe... of course the cellphone. So far, I did not see this phone here in Norway.

    ReplyDelete
  62. Good review. Are you going to sponsor a giveaway for an Android phone Ms. Jhenz? I will surely join. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  63. Thanks for the review. It's very informative. I'm planning to buy one of those smartphones in the market.

    ReplyDelete
  64. Awesome fone.. I didnt expect na maganda pala ang camera nya..:) i want to have it:)

    ReplyDelete
  65. Nice Phone its very useful! And I like your dog its very cute!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Nice review... DTC Phone is a nice, interesting and very affordable phone. hope i have one... thank you for sharing..

    ReplyDelete
  67. We've never tried anything from DTC before, but this seems nice. Maybe it's time I try something new. Thanks for sharing this.

    ReplyDelete
  68. good thing that DTC has android smart phone on a low price! and it has a nice camera.. i think i will save some money so i can buy this :)

    Josephine Soliman Gregorio

    ReplyDelete
  69. Oooh, would like that. It is affordable :)

    ReplyDelete
  70. Now I know what is Astroid, I want to have this DTC GT3 ASTROID, reasonable price but excellent specs. I don't have Android phone yet, hope to win this cool Astroid phone.

    ReplyDelete
  71. Affordable phone. I like the camera because of the quality of the photos.

    ReplyDelete
  72. this is the phone ive been waiting for its good we get a chance to win this affordable phone but still with camera wifi and radio a a lot more i dont even think before that theres such phones like this coz i never really go shop to look for prices and now WOW amazing offer and features Thumbs up for this Review.

    ReplyDelete
  73. wow this is amazing offer from DTC MOBILE which has a lot of features yet still very affordable good camera shots in there, i think this is better than my phone right now even its known company plus 5 megapixel cam and useful features of wifi hope i can win this i really want it :)

    ReplyDelete
  74. Love the concept of DTC GT3 ASTROID...
    Its affordable,User-friendly, stylish, and it even has the same concept like iphones, and other android and smartphones...
    I love it..
    Gotta have one of this. Its a nice anniversary present for my Girlfriend..=D

    ReplyDelete
  75. this phone is really affordable. i love how the apps were arranged in the menu. it was unique. I haven't seen arrangement so far like that! and one thing the camera is 5 pixel which can be used in your daily photo blog perhas via instagram. and it says here that we can add apps like instagram on it. ^_^ i hope i can win! i want to try this kind of smart phone. i really don't have phone right now. :( pity me.. best luck to evrybody on the giveaway on this phone you have!

    ReplyDelete
  76. the phone dtc mobile its beautiful.

    ReplyDelete
  77. For the price it's really a good entry level smartphone. This is probably suitable for students who want to be "in" but parents don't want them toting expensive cellphones yet.

    ReplyDelete
  78. hmmn, i am not a smartphone fan though. but your review gives me an insight on what DTC can offer to its buyer.

    ReplyDelete
  79. Honestly i am not exactly a techie and with all the latest new gadgets around
    i would be so lost as to what's current in the markets right now..But your review on the DTC GT3 Astroid was very informative and enabled me to get a grasp on the features of the phone! Definitely for its price and what it can do...it is a good deal! Here's to many more gadget review for techie dummies like me;)!

    ReplyDelete
  80. nice Review!!.. love the Phone, affordable but high Quality.. also love the Packaging:D

    ReplyDelete
  81. oh what a nice and useable phote... hope to have it....

    ReplyDelete
  82. oh what a nice,affordable and unbeatable phone...

    ReplyDelete
  83. The 5 megapixel is a stunner! I like the fact that the package includes an additional battery, though the lack of 3G and low RAM are really kinna sad thing.Yup, I think the price is very reasonable:)Interesting review;keep it up Ms.Jhenz:)

    ReplyDelete
  84. I love this review, its complete in every part of its phone , i love gadgets and i love the trivia about smartphones, and the price fits for its quality .,.Many subscriber to come .,., Nice review Ms.Jhenz

    ReplyDelete
  85. Wow! Its nice to know that you dont have to invest so much when it comes to cellphones. Thanks for the review coz I learned a lot about these new smartphone.

    ReplyDelete
  86. i also have some DTC phones actually 2 now and hope i can still try to use this one there phones are very cheap in prize but still worth to buy i like the features of this phones.

    ReplyDelete
  87. Nice Phone. Its very useful and its fit to my lifstyle.

    ReplyDelete
  88. cool phone.. i wish someday i can have that one.. its very affordable in terms of price and a good quality.. well done^.^

    ReplyDelete
  89. Very nice review po.. :) This will definitely fit for those who want an android phone but with a tight budget. DTC really knows what the consumer wants... Sana manalo ako.. I never had an android phone.... :)

    ReplyDelete
  90. A simple yet very good and high quality android phone.

    ReplyDelete
  91. Not bad for a change. simple and affordable, what more can we ask for.....

    ReplyDelete
  92. ang ganda ng phone and nice blog din po. congrats

    ReplyDelete
  93. nice review! the quality of the camera is great although as expected quite poor in dim places. Not bad at all at a very affordable price. =)

    ReplyDelete
  94. wow nice review, very detailed indeed, a great help for me. Honestly I'm planning to buy a new phone, i'm thinking of DTC or tuttttttt (don't want to mentioned the brand). I'm trying to figure out everything and compare it.

    ReplyDelete
  95. Good review! a GSMArena-like review. keep it up!

    ReplyDelete
  96. great features!ganda ng camera ang linaw...very cheap pa!

    ReplyDelete
  97. Wow, it's reasonably priced and has 5 megapixels! Great to buy if you're after being 'safe' against the holdapers if you know what i mean ;)

    ReplyDelete
  98. Nice phone! I guess its first here in PH ,the >ASTROID< thing! Wow!i mean its very affordable and has a lot of awesome features! Who wouldn't want to have that! I love this new phone brand! Gotta have it! :)

    ReplyDelete
  99. Nice review! I love how you listed every spec of the phone to make the readers more aware about its features. Its first in PH (If I'm not mistaken) to have this ASTROID thing that you mentioned. I mean like WOW! I could really fall inlove with it! Who would't right? Just look at the clear pictures! Everybody will surely buy this new brand of phone! :)

    ReplyDelete
  100. The next big thing! Good alternate for overpriced Smartphones. This one is excellent! Very good reviews. :)

    ReplyDelete
  101. wow great! I think the price is really affordable, amazing isn't it? its a good entry-level for a yet functional android phone.

    ReplyDelete
  102. I love the features and even though the camera has only 0.3 megapixels, the sample pictures you posted was quite good. I'm not really into touch-screened phones because they tend to be sensitive after a year or two, but I'd like to try this. It's affordable too. And a nice review, you provided readers with a review that could easily be understood. Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  103. Wow. great smartphone, very affordable yet wapak ang features!

    ReplyDelete
  104. Nice review! buong detalye andun na at ang ganda ng phone mura na at matibay pa gawa pra sa filipino sana manalo aq kung hnd man pag iipunan ko pra makabili aq ng DTC ASTROID phone!!! :)

    ReplyDelete