Mobiistar XQ Dual First Impressions : A New Selfie Phone to Compete in Crowded Budget Segment
Mobiistar is a new smartphone brand entering in Indian market with its first phone Mobiistar XQ Dual. Here, Dual is not for dual SIM but for dual camera. Mobiistar XQ dual features a dual selfie camera. It is a budget phone priced at Rs. 7999 and will be available exclusively from Flipkart.com.
Mobiistar features a plastic building offering metallic finish. It has golden lines that also contribute in look. There is nothing specific to talk as it looks almost same as other phones of this price segment. Above the display, it has dual front camera and front LED flash. Below the display, it has 3 capacitive touch keys. Left side has volume rocker and right side has SIM card slot along with power button. Top side has headphone jack and base side has microUSB along with speaker.
The back side has rear camera and LED flash at top left side. At upper center part of the back, it has fingerprint sensor and Mobiistar branding. Phone is bit slippery.
The phone features a 5.5-inch Full HD display with Asahi Dragontrail 2.5D Glass protection. The display looks good and offers decent viewing angles. It also works fine in outdoors.
It is powered by 1.4GHz octa-core Snapdragon 430 processor with Adreno 505 GPU. It has 3GB RAM and 32 GB of storage. This setup is good enough for offering a good performance in a budget phone. I haven’t tried gaming yet, so I cannot comment on that for now.
The phone runs on Android 7.1.2 with a custom UI. Here, It could be Android Oreo as most of the phones now offer latest OS. The UI doesn’t show any issue. The icons are inspired by the icons of iOS It also comes with few bloatware including Flipkart app. You also get a theme store for getting a personalised experience.
The phone has 13 megapixels rear camera (F/2.0) with LED flash. It also has a dual front camera setup where it has 13 megapixels primary sensor (F/2.0) and 8 megapixels secondary sensor (F/2.2). It also offers front LED flash. I captured few shots but was not much impressed with the camera. It captures fine colors but not much details with rear camera. The dual front camera works better and selfies are good for this price. I still need time to check camera properly. So, wait for reviews.
It also features a fingerprint sensor on the back. It works really well and quickly unlocks the phone.
It has bottom firing speaker that is loud enough. Calling experience is also fine. The phone supports dual SIM but with hybrid slot. Other connectivity options are 4G, ViLTE & VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Micro USB and GPS.
The phone packs 3000 mAh battery that is sufficient for offering a day usage but I need more time to check that before making any claims.
The phone looks good as you cannot expect much from a budget phone.Front camera is good and performance is also good. I am still using the phone and will come with a full review soon. If you have any specific question, you can let me know in the comments.