Although today is the big day for the Galaxy Note 5, there are other phablets out there that deserve some attention. For example, the freshly launched Mstar M1 Pro is appealing through its excellent price tag of $137. The device has a bit of a Galaxy Note vibe to it.


The back is made of leather imitation (faux leather), reminding us a lot of the Galaxy Note 3. The metal frame all around the handset is also a throwback to the Galaxy Note 4, while inside we find an octa core MediaTek MT6752 processor, a 64 bit unit clocked at 1.7 GHz. There’s also 2 GB of RAM, a Mali T760MP2 GPU, 16 GB of storage and a microSD card slot that supports up to 64 GB extra storage.


This model relies on a 5.5 inch 1280 x 720 IPS OGS display and packs a 13 megapixel main camera, as well as an 8 MP selfie shooter. A 3000 mAh battery and 4G LTE are also here, together with dual SIM slots. Another piece of good news is that this model comes bundled with a leather case, that’s a pretty good looker. The Mstar M1 Pro weighs 126 grams and measures 8.2 mm in thickness. The price of $137 is offered by and shipping is free globally.