QMobile Noir i5.5 Review

QMobile Noir i5.5 Review

As QMobile is rapidly introducing new smartphones in the market on daily basis to compete with other companies. Now QMobile has launched another entry-level smart phone “QMobile Noir i5.5” with the screen size of 5.5 inches. This is the reason they have named it noir i5.5. Price of QMobile Noir i5.5 is PKR 9500/-. Let’s look at the QMobile Noir i5.5 Review in detail.

If we come to its specifications then one thing which I should mention that features are very entry-level. It has 5.5 inch HD IPS display that runs latest android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). ROM is 8GB and RAM is only 1GB while camera section has 8MP back camera and 2MP front camera. It is mechanized with 1.3 GHZ Quad core processor moreover removable battery of 2500 mAh Li-ion is inserted in it. The touch panel is very hard and weak that’s why it scored only 2 points in multi-touch test.

QMobile Noir i5.5 Unboxing:

 QMobile noir i5.5 has similar box like QMobile Noir s6. Both have same colors and combination but only in retail box. It is packed with all necessary items such as headphones, charger and data cable moreover the QMobile customer care cards are also available in it.

Price and Specifications of QMobile Noir i5.5:

LAUNCHReleased October, 2016
Availability Available
BODYDimensions 154 x 76.2 x 9.1 mm
Weight 175g
SIM Slot Dual SIM
DISPLAY Type HD IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
 Size 5.5 inches (71.2~% screen-to-body ratio)
 Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels (320 dpi)
 Mulit-touch Yes, 2-Point
NETWORKNetwork Support GSM/3G
2G Bands 900/1800
3G Bands 2100
Speed HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps
PLATFORMOs Android OS v6.0 (Marshmallow)
Chipset Spreadtrum SC7731
CPU Quad-core 1.3 GHZ ARM Cortex-A7
GPU Mali-400MP
MEMORYCard Slot Yes, up to 32GB
internal 8 GB, 1 GB
CAMERAPrimary 8 MP, LED flash light
Features Panorama, GIF, beauty mode, HDR
 Video 1080p @30fps
 Secondary 2 MP, 480p
COMMSWLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Radio Yes
USB v2.0
FEATURESSensors Acceleration, Proximity
BATTERY Removable Li-ion 2500 mAh battery
PRICE PKR. 9500/-

Pros :

  • Android v6.0 (Marshmallow)
  • Big Screen Size
  • Affordable Price

Cons :

  • Heating Issue
  • No LED notification light

Display of QMobile Noir i5.5:

QMobile Noir i5.5 is 5.5 inch device which anyone can easily guess from its model name. It has HD IPS display with the support of 1280 x 720 resolutions while the supportive pixel density is 320 dpi. Touch panel is very hard to use you have to click everything several times then it works. This is the reason multi-touch scored only 2 points in testing.

Colors are cool as well as little bit dull while the icons shape and size are very balanced and going well with screen size. The default themes of QMobile are being used in Noir i5.5. It doesn’t have any pre-installed application for themes and wallpapers.

Design and Display of QMobile Noir i5.5:

QMobile Noir i5.5 has 5.5 inch screen size whereas the dimensions are 154 x 76.2 x 9.1 mm and the weight is 175 grams. It is carried with removable Li-ion 2500 mAh battery. It is normal weight device while the design of smart phone is very decent and catchy.

Start from its front body which has front flash light and front camera at its top left side while the ear piece is attached at the middle of top side. Function keys are also present on the screen. Bezel layer of same body color has covered the whole screen from every corner of smart phone while the screen has 2D glass on it.

The edges of QMobile Noir i5.5 is not filled with much connectivity ports as compare to other smart phones because it has removable back cover. The right edge has volume keys and power button while the left one has nothing on it. At top side we have 3.5mm audio jack and microUSB port for charging and data transfer while bottom side has nothing.

The back cover of QMobile Noir i5.5 ha simple cover in which speakers, back camera and flash light are resided. All these are arranged in row manner while the logo of QMobile is also marked at the center side. Overall the mobile has simple and decent design.

Memory for QMobile Noir i5.5:

The memory of QMobile Noir i5.5 has 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM which is entry-level specifications. Internal memory can be expand up to 32GB with the access of memory card. Memory card has separate place for card so you don’t need to do any compromise on SIM or memory card. You can use all three things together.

The memory options are totally entry-level and you cannot consider it as a massive memory option.

Camera within QMobile Noir i5.5:

QMobile Noir i5.5 has 8MP back camera and 2MP front camera. Both cameras have access of flash lights which is a good point for this smart phone. This smart phone has entry-level features so we can’t expect any massive results from it in camera section. It has standard results with the features of HDR, panorama, Gif and beauty mode. Let’s reveal the both cameras in detail.

Rear Camera of QMobile Noir i5.5:

 QMobile has 8MP back camera with flash light. It can record the videos in full HD quality of 1080 pixels. The main modes for back camera are beauty, HDR, GIF ana panorama. It has standard results moreover results are better in high lights while low light has very average results. The touch panel is very poor so you have to do a lot of effort while using the camera.

The camera interface is very simple just a main click option is present on the screen while for all other options you have swipe left the screen. Advanced settings has a lot of options to adjust like manual exposure, anti-banding, color effects, scene mode, white balance, IOS and many others. Videos have also adjustable settings of encode type, time-lapse and slow motion.

The results are above average for back camera and you can say standard results. Images have high noise capacity whereas brightness is well in high lights. Low lights have dull images meanwhile intake of images are well. We can enhance the beauty of picture by adjusting settings on shoot in beauty mode. We took some images from back camera of QMobile noir i5.5 let’s have a look at them.

Front Camera of QMobile Noir i5.5:

Front camera has only 2MP with accessible flash light. The results are not extra ordinary or what we can expect in only 2MP lens. It can record videos in 480 pixels. All the main features are also accessible for front camera also.

The selfies have too much noise in low lights as well as in high lights also. If you want good front camera then surely QMobile noir i5.5 is not a good choice. The results are very average and we have shared some images taken from front camera of noir i5.5.

Network / Connectivity of QMobile Noir i5.5:

 As QMobile Noir i5.5 is entry-level device so it has only 3G feature in it. It has some other connectivity’s also such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM radio. Wi-Fi supports b/g/n whereas Bluetooth has version 4.0.

Dual SIM are accessible in it furthermore both SIMS and memory card has separate place for them.

Battery Performance of QMobile Noir i5.5:

The QMobile Noir i5.5 has removable battery of 2500 mAh. 0.3A travel charger is available with noir i5.5 which will take almost 3 hours to fully charge the device.

It has quad-core processor so it will work average in the section of videos and applications.Excessive use of mobile data will drain the battery quickly.

Interface of QMobile Noir i5.5:

QMobile runs latest android version 6.0 (Marshmallow) and it has very basic colors and themes selection. Lock screen is very simple in which date and time widget are displayed at the center while the status bar of dual SIM and other connectivity’s are visible at the top side. You have to swipe up the screen to unlock it.

The main screen has Google search bar at its top while the date and time widgets are present at the center. Applications are arranged in rows and columns and main application manager button is present between them. Colors are cool and pure but it looks little bit dull also.

Application Manager has simple white background with the search bar. Search bar is present at the top side and it is used to search directly any application rather than looking at every application. All the applications are arranged in rows and columns and in a very well-organized manner.

Some bloat ware applications are already available such as backup and restore, Game loft, QAPP store, QMobile Care. Game loft includes Bubble bash 3, Midnight pool and Scrat-ventures to play. QAPP store has store like play store but of course with less option of applications and games.

Processor of QMobile Noir i5.5:

The QMobile Noir has 1.3GHZ Quad-core processor with the chipset of Spreadtrum SC7731. It has 32 bit processor and based on the architecture of ARM Cortex-A7. The chipset is average level and it is faster than dual processor chipset.

The handset has heating issue while charging and using camera. 1GB RAM is not enough for games and application so it will work fine only with normal data.

Antutu Benchmarking of QMobile Noir i5.5:

We have tested QMobile Noir i5.5 by antutu benchmarking because it is one of the best application to check the device performance. The smart phone has scored 22284 points and it has average ranking.

Vellamo Benchmarking for QMobile Noir i5.5:

Vellamo has taken three tests to check the device performance. The multi core test has scored 1181 points while metal test has scored 650 points and chrome browser has scored 1451 points.

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Conclusion:

QMobile Noir i5.5 is entry-level smart phone with standard features such as 8GB ROM and 1GB RAM. It is 3G enabled device while the camera section has 8MP back camera and 2MP front camera. The device is basically for those users who just need a smart phone for normal usage. It doesn’t have any massive feature like previous QMobile devices so we can briefly say this is low-end device.

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Shaheer Riaz

A motivated and accomplished Tech Blogger & Graphic Designer, love to write tech blogs and create new designs plus all-time foodie. Studies Bachelors in Computer Sciences.
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