Mobiistar, yet another smartphone brand has made its debut in the Indian market with the launch of two new selfie devices. The brand promise to deliver extraordinary performance at an affordable price. Mobiistar brings in the first in line Selfie Star series the Mobiistar XQ dual. The XQ Dual comes with 5.5-inches FHD IPS 2.5D design, 13MP rear camera and 13MP+8MP(wide angle) front camera. The smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor with 32GB of internal storage with 3GB RAM. Smartphone has a fingerprint sensor on the back and packs a battery life of 3000mAh with storage expansion of 128GB. The smartphone is been priced for Rs. 7999. How good is the mobile? let’s check it out in our complete review.
Mobiistar XQ Dual Display, Design and Hardware
The smartphone comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080 pixels with 2.5D curved glass screen. The display on the smartphone looks bright, vivid and offers excellent viewing angles. The outdoor visibility under direct sunlight is also good. The display comes with Asahi Dragon Trail glass protection and feels very smooth.
The XQ dual comes with a full metal unibody design. The smartphone looks sturdy and feels good in hands like all other 5.5-inch devices. The phone has a fingerprint sensor at the back of the device which scans at 0.3 seconds speed. The smartphone is made available in Gold and Black colour option. The SIM slot and the power button are present on the right side and the volume rocker is present on the left side. The MicroUSB port, Loudspeaker grill and microphone are been placed at the bottom, while the 3.5mm audio jack is been placed on the top. The smartphone has a hybrid SIM slot, which means you can use two nano SIMs or a nano SIM and microSD card at a time.
The 13MP rear camera with LED flash sits at the back of the device along with the Mobiistar branding, on the front the device has 13MP+8MP dual camera set up just next to the earpiece along with the bunch of sensors, notification LED and flash. Thick bezel flows down the screen with a capacitive button for multi-tasking, home and back. The device might feel slippery sometime to hold and is recommended to use a clear case.
Performance of Mobiistar XQ Dual
Coming to the performance, the smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor clocked at 1.4GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The overall performance of the smartphone is pretty good and multi-tasking is easily delivered by the device. During our day to day usage, the smartphone was able to handle most of the day-to-day tasks easily which included social media, music, games, YouTube and other video streaming apps. While playing heavy games there were no signs of lags and freezing.
The Mobiistar XQ Dual comes with Android 7.1.2 on top of custom UI v3.0. The user interface is quite simple and easy to use. After a bunch of apps running in the background, the device was left out with about 1.5GB of free RAM. Out of 32GB of storage onboard memory, only 27GB was usable storage.
The Camera on Mobiistar XQ Dual
The Mobiistar XQ features a 13MP f/2.0 + 8MP f/2.2, wide-angle dual camera setup with soft LED flash at the front. While the rear camera is a 13MP sensor with f/2.0 aperture with dual-tone LED flash. The camera interface on the smartphone is easy to use and host a bunch of features like autofocus, Phase detection, Face beauty, Professional mode, camera filter, HDR and night mode.
The Mobiistar XQ Dual accompanies 13MP camera with f/2.0 opening. On the front, we have a dual camera setup with a 13MP primary camera with f/2.0 aperture along with a secondary 8-megapixel camera with 120-degree wide-angle lens and f/2.2 aperture for group selfies. There is also a soft LED flash on the front. The camera interface is easy to use as well. Coming to the image quality, daylight shots were decent, but the performance of camera was dull during poor lighting conditions. The focus is faster and the camera took pretty decent macro shots. The front camera performance way better and captures in too much of background all thanks to its dual-camera setup. The front soft flash also does the job pretty well.
The battery on the smartphone is 3000mAh and offers great battery life. The device lasts for a day on casual usage but starts draining out if there is heavy multi-tasking. There are different modes which come with the software.
Mobiistar XQ Dual at a price point of Rs. 7,999 is a decent selfie smartphone which is available in the Indian market right now. The device offers a good screen, decent performance and takes good images, but you cannot expect heavy performance and multi-tasking from the smartphone. The device is made available in Black and Gold. Both look good and sturdy but device feels slippery, you might need to use a cover. Overall Mobiistar XQ Dual is a good buy for the price.
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