Mobiistar, yet another new brand has made its debut in the Indian market with XQ Dual with Dual front camera setup at the competitive pricing of Rs. 7999. How good is this mobile? Let’s check it out.
The Box Package: The box comes with simple packaging, and under the hood, the device comes loaded with the following materials.
Smartphone, Silicon Case, SIM Injecting Tool, Power Adapter, Power Cable and User Manuals.
One thing that was missing was the headphone, but considering the price point, we can ignore this fact.
Design, Display and Hardware:
Matched to the price, the MobiiStar XQ Dual comes with very decent built quality and having a metal body on the back. On the back side of the phone contains the fingerprint scanner and just above that is the single 13MP camera. On the right-hand sides the phone comprises a power button/lock along with a SIM Card slot just above that, and on the left-hand side, it comes with the volume rocker. The top side has 3.5 mm headphone jack and the base side as a speaker along with micro USB port. You see two speaker vents, but the speaker is only located behind the one. It has a hybrid SIM slot so that you can use two nano SIMs or a nano SIM and a microSD card at a time.
The phone has 5.5 inch Full HD IPS display offering 1920×1080 pixels resolution. I appreciate Mobiistar for considering Full HD display in this price segment. The screen provides the excellent experience. Viewing angles are, and it even works fine under direct sunlight. The screen also has Asahi DragonTrail toughness glass protection to protect it from scratches.
Coming to the hardware, it is powered by an Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz. It has 3GB of RAM. Performance is excellent most of the times. The GPU also offers outstanding gaming performance in most games.
The Mobiistar XQ Dual is shipped with Android 7.1.2 on top of custom UI V3.0. The icons of the UI has been lifted from the older generation of iOS. It comes with Flipkart app as bloatware because it is the official sales partner of Mobiistar in the country. It also comes with a Freezer app that is used to freeze the app to speed up the phone and save power.
Out of 3GB of RAM, you get 1.2GB of free RAM when default apps are running in the background. Out of 32GB of storage you get about 27GB of usable storage.
One useful feature on this phone is its Anti-theft feature. Under this feature, it has several options to ensure you do not lose your phone. One cannot shut down this phone until he/she knows the password. When the battery is low, it will update you its location, so you know where it was switched off. After it is again switched on, the phone will be forcefully connected to the Internet to make sure you have access to its location.
The phone comes with 13 megapixels rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED flash. It also comes with a dual front camera with 13 megapixels primary sensor having f/2.0 aperture and 8-megapixel sensor having 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture. The camera app of iOS inspires the camera app of the phone. Surprisingly, it even offers a PRO mode for the rear camera. There are also several camera effects.
The rear camera performance is excellent, and it captures satisfying colors. Even if the level of details is not much, it is excellent considering the price of the phone. The phone focuses on offering good selfies in low price segment. It captures decent selfies. The secondary camera captures wide-angle selfies. The front camera flash helps in capturing decent selfies even in low light.
The phone has a fingerprint sensor on the back. It is easy to reach and works well. It quickly unlocks your phone. You can add up to 5 fingerprints. Loudspeaker output is excellent and clear even in full volume.
It is a dual SIM phone and both SIMs support 4G. Note, only one SIM can be used at 4G network while other go on 3G. Extra connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS and USB OTG support. All these connectivity options work well.
Mobiistar XQ Dual packs a 3000 mAh battery. On heavy usage, it lasts for a day, and with casual usage, it lasts for more than a day.
Mobiistar XQ Dual is an excellent first attempt for one of the biggest smartphone market in the world. This device has a good screen, offers smooth performance, and a good selfie camera as well.