mobiistar XQ Dual 

price₹ 7,999 onwards

launchMay, 2018

22.7

excellence score

70.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Metal unibody design, solid hand feel
  • The fingerprint sensor on the back has good placement and unlocks quickly
  • The back is somewhat slippery to hold, and attracts smudges (so it is recommended to use the bundled clear case that comes in the box)
  • Thick bezels around the screen, old-school design

Display

  • Pretty good 5.5 inch, Full HD display - it is bright, offers good color output and the sunlight legibility is good even in bright outdoors

Software

  • Decent custom UI over Android, with minimal bloat and some useful added features (Freezer app to disable seldom used apps, a theme store, gestures, built-in anti-theft, auto call recording, Intelligent assistant with scheduled power on/off feature, etc)
  • Runs old Android 7.1

Performance

  • Good day-to-day performance backed by the solid Snapdragon 430 processor - day-to-day tasks and simple games run smoothly

Camera

  • Decent rear camera - can take good images in good lighting conditions (not so much in low light)
  • Good dual front camera setup, with wide angle selfie (group selfie) support, and a front flash (there is no portrait mode though - the dual camera setup is only used for wide angle selfies)

Audio

  • The loudspeaker is on the quite side

Battery

  • Good battery life - the 3000mAh built-in battery will last the day with moderate to heavy use

More

  • On the whole, the Mobiistar XQ Dual is a decent phone, but it is in a very competitive price segment, and will likely find it difficult to compete against the current leaders in this price segment (the likes of 10.or G, RealMe 1, Honor 7A, Redmi 5, and Redmi Note 5)

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  1. Poorly optimised UI, an in-your-face design, and average build quality...If you have a tight budget, you are better off picking options like the Redmi 5
    gadgets.ndtv.com in-depth Read Review »
  2. Two front cameras at an affordable price tag
    indianexpress.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. Off to a good start
    economictimes.indiatimes.com in-depth Read Review »
  4. If your camera lover, especially who clicks selfies a lot then this is the best smartphone for you under the Rs 10,000 price segment
    themobileindian.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. fonearena.com in-depth Read Review »
  6. bgr.in in-depth Read Review »
  7. techradar.com hands-on Read Review »

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mobiistar XQ Dual Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 7.1 NougatLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Asahi Dragontrail Glass
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 430Ranked #63 in Mobile Procesor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 505
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Dimensions
Weight160 gm
Thickness7.9 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • Face Beauty
  • Professional Mode
  • Camera Filter
  • HDR
  • Night mode
Secondary Camera13.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13MP + 8MP)
  • 13MP: F/2.0 Aperture
  • LED Flash
  • 8MP: 120-degree wide-angle lens; F/2.2 Aperture
  • Face Beauty
  • Camera Filter
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • USB On-The-Go, WiFi Dual-band

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