When it comes to mid-rangers, one interesting options that just came onto the international smartphone market in the form of the Mstar M1 Pro. Although Mstar is relatively unknown outside of China, the brand is quite good when it comes to quality and price, bang for buck too for that matter. The same is the case with the Mstar M1 Pro, which is now on presale on Everbuying for only $137 with free shipping included in the mix. There is a limited number of units available, so if you’re interested in an affordable mid-ranger, I suggest you place your order as soon as possible.
The Mstar M1 Pro is a rather standard mid-ranger which stands out through its metal unibody that aims to give it a premium look and feel. The design is quite nice, with thin bezels, light weight and a thin metal body that houses a pretty large 3000 mAh battery. The back panel of the Mstar M1 Pro is encased in a faux leather material and from the rear, it actually looks a lot like the Samsung Galaxy S5, save for the dimpled texture.
When it comes to specs, the Mstar M1 Pro fits perfectly in the upper mid-range smartphone category, with a 5.5 inch 1280*720 resolution OGS display, which comes with some neat viewing angles and brightness settings. Of course the resolution could be better, but for the price, the display quality is acceptable. Under the hood, the Mstar M1 Pro comes with a 64 bit octa-core Mediatek MTK6752 CPU, 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage, with a microSD card slot included for extra expansion.
The handset of course supports 4G LTE and comes unlocked with Android 5.0 Lollipop on board. The camera setup is supposed to be admirable, as the device comes with a 13 MP sensor on the rear, outfitted with an LED flash and autofocus. On the front, the device gets a rather beefy 8 MP camera and Mstar adds a pretty good camera app filled with manual controls, filters, tools and various shooting modes for a fun photography experience.
Overall, the Mstar M1 Pro is an excellent mid-ranger that would be fit as a daily driver for Android lovers and phablet lovers alike. Although its features and specs aren’t out of this world, the phone comes off with a great bang for buck and a decent user experience that should be pleasant for most people out there. When looking at Chinese flagships and mid-rangers, it is always important to keep an open mind towards them, because you never know when the end result of your investment will be a surprising one.