QMobile Noir A6 Review

QMobile Noir A6 Review

QMobile reveals a new A-series with launch of Noir A3 and QMobile Noir A6. Both smartphones have aimed to target mid-range smartphone’s market. The prominent feature of smartphone is the addition of Finger print sensor. For handling Multiple Apps, QMobile is equipped with 3GB RAM and 1.3 GHz quad core chipset on board. Other features include 2.5D Glass on the front with 5.0 inch HD IPS capacitive screen, 4G connectivity, 2500mAh battery capacity all much more is  all set to be called as true Mid-range giant. The QMobile Noir A6 is available all around the Pakistan at 18,900-/.

QMobile Noir A6 Unboxing:

The QMobile Noir A6 retail box packs necessary equipment like headphones, charger and data cable along user manual. Headphone has powerful base that produce quality sound. There is button on headphones that can be used to attend the incoming calls and other task like disconnecting the call. Charger comes in retail package is 5V/1.5A that charges the smartphone in 1 and half hour from flat to 80%. Other box content includes data cable for transferring data.

Price and Specifications of QMobile Noir A6:

LAUNCH Released May, 2016
Availability Available
BODY Dimensions N/A
Weight N/a
SIM Slot Dual SIM (Micro-SIM, dual stand-by)
DISPLAY  Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, 2.5D glass
 Size 5.0 inch
 Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (320 dpi pixel density)
 Multi-touch Yes, 5-Point
NETWORK Network Support GSM/HSPA/LTE
2G Bands GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G Bands HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G Bands LTE band 3(1800)
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat4 150/50 Mbps
PLATFORM Os Android OS, v5.1 (Lollipop)
Chipset Media Tek 6735
CPU 1.3 GHz, quad-core processor, ARM Cortex-A53
GPU Mali-T720
MEMORY Card Slot microSD, up to 64 GB
internal 32 GB, 3 GB RAM (LPDR3)
CAMERA Primary 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, smile shot, panorama, HDR, face beauty, night and professional modes
 Video [email protected]
 Secondary 5MP, Selfie flash, wide selfies, face beauty
COMMS WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth V4.0
GPS Yes, AGPS
Radio FM Radio
NFC No
USB microUSB v2.0
FEATURES Sensors Fingerprint, Accelerometer, proximity, magnetic, light
BATTERY Li-Po 2500 mAH
PRICE Rs. 18900/-
OTHERS Colors Space Gray, Game loft games

Pros:

  • Finger print sensor
  • Affordable price
  • 1.3 GHz Quad core processor and 3GB RAM.
  • 8MP rear and 5MP front camera
  • Notification LED
  • 2500mAh battery
  • Game Loft

Cons:

  • Design looks outdated
  • Finger printer sensor is comparatively slower.

Display of QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 has 5.0 inch HD IPS display clothed with 2.5D Glass. The screen resolution is 720 x 1280 px with 320 dpi reducing the viewing issues from different angles. 2.5D Glass on the upfront increases the beauty and design, while there is no Gorilla Glass protection for display. The screen brightness is well controlled with Light sensor and has decent number of Nits to see the display in direct sunlight.

Design of QMobile Noir A6:

Noir A6 resembles Noir A3 in design structure yet the main difference is 2.5D Glass on the front which differentiate both smartphone and of course the chassis are also differ. The 5 inch IPS panel is clothed with 2.5D Glass gives decent look to smartphone.

The upper area of display has placed earpiece in center, selfie camera is at left, and however LED flash is pushed toward right corner. The couple of necessary sensors are there along with Notification LED.

The finger print sensor is used to unlock the smartphone and an advanced way to secure phone. The sensor identify the finger print quickly yet it is not very fast. It takes time to unlock the screen and you have to properly tap with finger.

While discussing the design language, the edges have importance because they are carrying essential stuff for connectivity and navigation. Likewise the top edge Audio jack for headphones. Beside the top, two black chrome can be seen on the right side while the power button and volume keys are placed in a dimple.

The bottom edge has fingernail to pop the back cover off ate left corner, a microUSB 2.0 and Microphone are at the right side.

When turn back Noir A3, the space gray, polycarbonate plastic cover at back covers the battery; which is removable and give access to battery and SIMs slots including MicroSD card slot. 13 MP rear camera along with LED flash is place in circles shape cutouts. Rear camera is slightly elevated to give room to lens. Back cover has nothing except solid Noir Logo at the center. The bottom of back cover has circle shaped cutout with pinholes for sound travel.

Memory for QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 has decent memory package with a reasonable price range. It packs with 3GB RAM and 32 GB ROM making the smartphone a perfect mid-range smartphone. The fast processing of Apps and huge data storage space. Now you can place multiple Apps in RAM and smoothly perform swapping without any pauses. And in case if you meet low memory problem, Noir A6 has MicroSD slot that supports up to 64GB SD-card.

Camera within QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 plays with 13 MP rear camera and 5MP front selfie camera and interestingly both cameras are supported by LED flash to make possible night photo-shoot.

The camera is fast enough to launch and much responsive. Camera App has easy to understand interface. The main interface is divided into three layer. The upper layout carries 4 toggles which perform dedicated task.

The middle portion gives the view of camera and the lower portion has capture and recording toggles and left corner has circle give view of previous captured image.

Rear Camera of QMobile Noir A6:

As discussed earlier, the Aoir A6 has 13MP lens on the back supported by LED flash. The camera has quick auto focus while the touch focus is also available. The camera images looks a bit blurry and colors are not much warm and sharp enough to convey more information in picture. The camera is quite good at focusing object. Yet giving 13MP in given price tag is difficult to adjust, you have to compromise over certain things.

The camera App is giving 8 different type of modes that allow you play around with camera. The modes are Professional, Panorama, Face beauty, HDR, Night, Sports, and Dual View. In addition the camera can make FHD video with 1080P resolution.

Front Camera of QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 has 5MP lens on front for selfie with LED flash too. The camera makes decent selfie yet it lacks color intensity in picture. Here are some images we have shared to show the real size and quality of camera. The quality is good enough for youngster who want a complete package in reasonable price.

Front camera App section is equipped with 4 pre-defined modes like Face Beauty, Dual view, Wide Selfie. And camera is capable of making 1080P video.

Network / Connectivity of QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 is packed with decent connectivity package, Noir A6 connectivity package include 3G and 4G network support, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi b/g/n, hotspot, MicroUSB port 2.0 and last but not least its Dual SIM 4G enabled smartphone.

 

Battery Performance of QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 packs 2500mAh battery, the same capacity as Noir A3. The battery has enough capacity to keep lit up phone for whole single day on normal use like GSM calling and other usual task. Noir A6’s battery has enough juice to handle 3G service for 7, 8 hours on constant usage. While using WiFi connectivity the battery can last for almost 10 to 11 hours as the display is 720px so 2500 mAh may work for several hours while watching video on mobile.

Interface of QMobile Noir A6:

QMobile Noir A6 runs Android 5.1 Lollipop as an operating system while theme has been customized that is to give newer look to older OS. The interface has strong resemblance with Huawei EMUI interface.

The homescreen interface is packed with some gadget on the top and lower portion has some installed apps’ icons that are mostly used. The menu icon now at right bottom corner that leads to another list view activity to show all the installed app which are sorted in Alphabetical order.

New addition to hardware package is finger print sensor. There is separate App for handling finger print senor. The app interface first ask you to register your fingerprint. After registering the finger, you can perform 4 different tasks with a single sensor like screen unlock, Privacy lock, Quick start and Touch.

The notifications area has customized interface with two columns, the right columns show the timeline and right has obviously the notification from an App. The Quick shortcuts can also be accessed by swiping down.

Processor of QMobile Noir A6:

Noir A6 is powered with 1.3 GHz Quad core processor. The chipset model is Mediatek MT6735. The processor belongs mid-range family of chipsets. It can capable of handling multiple Apps as it is coupled with huge 3GB RAM. The processor works fine Multiples apps. There is no as such heating issue while using 4G networks. The processor acquired Mali-T720 GPU for Graphic acceleration. Mali-T720 GPU is perfect for mid-rangers when it’s handling HD IPS display.

Antutu Benchmarking of QMobile Noir A6:

Antutu is renowned benchmarking tool for testing the performance to smartphone especially checking the performance of processor. The overall score of QMobile Noir A6 is 32553 that is more than for a mid-range smartphone with provided hardware. The lighter version Noir A3 has got 31K points which as lesser hardware than Noir A6.

Vellamo Benchmarking for QMobile Noir A6:

While in Vellamo benchmarking, the smartphone has been successful to achieve its target as we were expecting from it. As QMobile Noir A6 packs 1.3 GHz quad core processor, the single score is 976; which is quite good for mid-ranger processor. The Multicore score is 1414, with attained score we can predict it that Noir A6 will work. To check the browser and rendering speed, the browser test score is 2577 that indicates the browser is responsive and ready to run heavy scripts.

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Conclusion for QMobile Noir A6:

Well, we are at conclusion section to sum up our review and give you our final verdict. QMobile Noir A6 is a mid-range smartphone with decent specs and step forward toward latest technology adaptation. The finger print sensor is a remarkable addition that shows QMobile is keen to rule the market with new innovations. While talking about the price; No one can compete QMobile in price range. QMobile Noir A6 is available at price of PKR. 18,900/-.

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