Mobiistar XQ Dual: Unboxing, first impressions, and more

Mobiistar XQ Dual comes with a single camera on the back.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Vietnamese company Mobiistar made its India debut on Wednesday with the launch of XQ Dual smartphone. Mobiistar XQ Dual is priced at Rs 7,999 and will be available starting May 30 via Flipkart. Is the latest entrant in the competitive budget segment joining the likes of Honor 7A and Oppo Realme 1.

Mobiistar XQ Dual comes in two colour options of gold and black. We have the black colour variant of Mobiistar XQ Dual. Inside the box, also comes along with a charger, SIM ejector pin, a screenguard, a transparent rubber cover, and a warranty card.

First impressions
Design is the first thing about the smartphone that will catch anyone’s attention. The 5.5-inch full HD display is quite broad with the display quality appearing quite good during my brief usage. The top bezel which houses the two cameras is quite thick which could be off-putting for some users. The bottom bezel houses three capacitive touch buttons. Has gold antenna lines running along the top and bottom of the rear panel. The gold accents are visible on the fingerprint sensor, camera sensor, volume rocker, and the power button. Although subjective, the gold accents look quite tacky and the company could have gone ahead with a much simpler design.

Coming to the highlight of the smartphone, it sports a dual-camera combination of 13-megapixel and 8-megapixel sensors with f/2.2 aperture for selfies. There’s a 120-degree wide-angle camera for selfies, along with an HDR mode. The ‘FaceBeauty’ mode also comes with features like buffing, whitening, enlightening, and slimming. There’s a 13-megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture.

Uses Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 425 processor for performance paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage. Comes pre-loaded with Google apps but it doesn’t have any excess bloatware. The smartphone is fuelled by a 3,000mAh battery.

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