The Vietnamese smartphone brand, Mobiistar has recently entered the Indian smartphone market with its selfie-focussed device, Mobiistar XQ Dual which will be exclusively available on Flipkart at Rs 7999. It is a great upgrade for the entry-level smartphone users who are looking for a mobile having strong build, metallic body, decent display and great camera quality at a reasonable pricing.
Till date, the Chinese companies Oppo and Vivo have been offering selfie-centric devices with high resolution, LED flash and AI-powered Beauty mode. Mobiistar XQ Dual comes with dual front-facing camera (13MP+8MP), 13MP rear camera, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage expandable upto 128GB, supports Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor, boots on StarOS based Android 7.1.2 Nougat operating system and packed with 3000mAH battery.
Design & Build :
It sports full metal unibody design with plastic top and bottom for better connectivity. It is ergonomically designed in terms of button placement, comes with mono speaker grills and micro USB port on the bottom and microphone and 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. It sports a 5.5-inch full HD display having 1080x1920 pixels resolution resulting in sharp and crispier images, excellent contrast ratio and accurate color reproduction. The display is protected with 2.5D curved Ashai Dragontrail glass against scratches or any accidental falls. The smartphone has several built-in themes and offers a few wallpapers which you can customise and add tiles effect.
Performance & Software :
The company has incorporated state-of-the-art Snapdragon 430 chipset in Mobiistar XQ Dual. It is packed with 1.2 GHz octa-core processor paired with 3GB RAM and powrful Adreno 505 GPU to offer smooth working while performing day-to-day activities like browsing the Internet, streaming videos, sending texts on WhatsApp etc and stutter-free multitasking even while playing high-end graphic intensive games or using heavy apps. It offers 32GB onboard storage which can be further expanded using microSD card slot. It has triple slot SIM tray for dual SIM functionality (Nano SIM+Nano SIM) and to put microSD card. In terms of software, it supports Android 7.1 Nougat operating system for much optimised performance. Lastly, its powerful and high-capacity 3000mAh lithium polymer battery provides a full day of uninterrupted usage even while running GPS or playing mobile games. Moreover, this is the only phone in sub-10K price range to offer ViLTE as well as VoLTE connectivity. ViLTE enables the user to take video calls over LTE network.
Dual Selfie Camera :
The device sports a dual front-facing camera - 13 Megapixel lens for detailed and vibrant selfies and 8 Megapixel front camera with 120-degree wide angle lens to ensure great group selfies with your friends or dear ones. Other additional camera features supported are HDR mode, Night mode and Pro mode with settings like ISO, aperture, white balance and exposure value. The advanced sensor in XQ Dual's selfie camera comes with front LED flash and is specially designed to capture more light so that it can easily deliver great selfie results even in low light conditions.
Why should you buy Mobiistar Dual Selfie?
1.Dual Selfie Cameras : The Mobiistar XQ Dual is perhaps the only phone in this price range to feature dual front cameras. It is equipped with a 13MP and 8MP sensor on the front. The additional 8MP sensor has a wide-angle lens and helps you fit more number of people in every selfie frame hence ensuring great group selfies. Now you do not have to run here and there to cover bigger backdrop area and can easily including as much as you can in the frame.
2. Face Beauty mode : This phone is equipped with advanced 7-level Beauty mode to enhance the skin and cover up minor flaws in the clicked pictures. With multiple beautify levels and photo-processing algorithms, you can enhance the selfie clicks by brightening and softening the skin, and v-line of the face. ALso, it is recommended to keep the scale between 1 to 4 so that the selfies are not overexposed.
3. Smart Software : The camera of the phone is equipped with intelligent Hexagon DSP software with wide array of filters to automatically touch up your clicks to perfection by removing the blemishes or fixing up the flaws.
4. Star light : The front camera comes with a soft LED flash that can enhance extreme low light shots and also gives accurate results in indoor shots. The Star Light flash is not harsh at all and does not intend to overexpose your self-portraits either. It only adds liitle bit to low ambient light for more clarity.
5. Vibrant HDR Selfies : The Mobiistar XQ Dual Selfie camera also has an HDR mode which enable the selfies to look natural and close to reality, even in imperfect light conditions.
Mobiistar XQ Dual is a great selfie-centric phone but is definitely not meant for heavy duty activities like playing games, 3D animation, using multiple apps simultaneously etc. The selfie results come out really well. At Rs 7999, it is a very good buy as it comes with decent display and dual front-facing cameras, simple user-interface with just a few bloatware, long lasting battery and good build quality.