QMobile Noir Z14 Review
QMobile has launched its flagship device with the Noir Z series although QMobile has been in market from many years but everyone was waiting for their flagship series. The company is ready to face the other giant companies like Samsung and many others. The flagship device QMobile Noir Z12 is already available in market but the company has achieved another milestone by introducing another sibling “QMobile Noir Z14”. Let’s discuss QMobile Noir Z14 Review in detail.
QMobile Noir Z14 is almost same copy of Noir Z12 but the design and some specifications are different. The device has 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen and featured with android latest version 6.0.1 (Marshmallow). It has 32GB ROM and 4GB RAM whereas back camera has 13MP lens and front camera is enabled with 8MP lens. It is packed with non-removable battery of Li-Ion 3130 mAh.
QMobile Noir Z14 Unboxing:
QMobile Noir Z14 comes in decent white retail box. The box has Qmobile logo at top left side while the Z14 is also mentioned on the box. The box has all the necessary accessories like USB Type-C cable, headphones and charger. A part from basic accessories, the box also carries the usual user guide-book which no one of us likes to read.
Price and Specifications of QMobile Noir Z14:
|BODY||Dimensions||153 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm|
|SIM Slot||Dual SIM (Nano and Micro)|
|DISPLAY||Type||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, Gorrilla Glass|
|Size||5.5 inches (~72.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1080 x 1920 pixels (480 dpi)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE Cat. 300/50 Mbps|
|PLATFORM||Os||Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.8 GHz, 64-bit|
|MEMORY||Card Slot||Yes, up to 128GB|
|internal||32 GB, 4GB|
|CAMERA||Primary||13MP f2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual tone LED flash|
|Features||geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama, HDR, face beauty, night, slow motion, smart scenes and professional modes|
|Secondary||8MP, 1080p videos @30fps|
|COMMS||WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||v3.0, Type-C reversible connector, USB On-The-Go,|
|FEATURES||Sensors||Fingerprint, accelerometer, proximity, magnetic, gyro and light|
|Child Mode, Video Editor, Image+, Theme Park, Chameleon, Gameloft Exclusive games, VR supported, DTS sound supported|
|BATTERY||Non-removable Li-Ion 3130 mAh battery|
- Stylish Device
- Android v6.0.1(Marshmallow)
- Reasonable Price
- Advanced Processor
- Brilliant Camera lens
- No flash light for front camera
- Heating issue is also noticed while using dual camera
Display of QMobile Noir Z14:
QMobile Noir Z14 is bigger now with 5.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with ~72.3% screen to body ratio. The Z14 is giving pixel density of 480 dpi with 1080p resolutions.
The device is covered with 2.5D gorilla glass and the display is the best as compare to all previous QMobile devices. Pure colors have been used and brightness is very well-managed. Auto brightness option is also accessible which automatically adjust your brightness depends upon current light situation.
The Noir Z14 has mostly used cool colors in its display which presents a very calm and soothe effect. The device has very smooth touch but it scored 5 points in multi-touch testing while Noir Z12 scored 10 points.
Design and Display of QMobile Noir Z14:
The QMobile Noir Z14 measures 153 x 75.3 x 7.6 mm that is almost same taller and thicker like QMobile Noir Z12. The weight of the device is 170 grams which makes it little heavier than the Noir Z12. It carries non removable battery Li-Ion 3130 mAh.
QMobile Noir Z14 has a home button which is centered at bottom of the smart phone with the task switcher and back button present on its left or right side. The plastic bezel is covered around the front screen with metallic material. The upper side of front body has front camera, sensors and notification LED light.
The connectivity ports of QMobile Noir Z14 are present on its edges like audio jack, sim jacket and charging port. The right edge has volume key and power button whereas left one is consist of sim jacket. Audio jack and microUSB port is present at the down side edge.
The back side of QMobile Noir Z14 is covered with shiny metal body. Finger print authentication is accessible on home button, back body has just designed logo of QMobile which looks like finger print authenticator so don’t get confuse. Camera and LED flash light is present on the back side.
Memory of QMobile Noir Z14:
As its flagship device so how can QMobile will do any bad choice regarding its memory section. The internal storage of QMobile Noir Z14 is 32GB which is more than enough for normal usage.
If you want to extend your memory than you can extend it up to 128GB with the help of memory card. This is high spec device so big size games and videos will not make any issue.
The QMobile Noir Z14 has another excellent feature of 4GB RAM which is considered as the best one in smartphones specification. High resolution games even 3D games and videos has no lag or any kind of delay during running on this smart phone.
Camera within QMobile Noir Z14:
QMobile has tried their best to provide the maximum best camera in Noir Z14 as its flagship device. The device is featured with 13MP back camera and 8MP front camera which makes the best combination for camera lovers.
The both cameras have excellent results in every way. Colors are beautifully used and features in camera are very easy and useable. Videos can be made in full high resolutions of 1080 pixels. Let’s review the both cameras in detail.
Rear Camera of QMobile Noir Z14:
The rear camera is functionalized with 13 mega pixels and full video HD support up to 1080p. The back camera has amazing results in every sense from color schemes to brightness, everything just look perfect. It is accessible with flash light.
The interface of camera is very easy to use. It is divided into three layers, upper one has adjustable settings option while below we have modes option and click button. Video, face beauty, photo and ultra-pixel are the modes present on main camera screen.
Video camera has adjustable settings of Geo tagging, Anti- shaking, Microphone, scene mode, video quality and many more. Scene mode can adjust the lights automatically by providing the options of auto and night. We can adjust exposure setting manually also and white balance can also adjust with the options of cloud, day light, fluorescent and incandescent.
Face beauty camera don’t allow the option of flash light whereas it has magic button at most left on bottom side. It enhances our beauty with the functions like smoother, whitening, slimming and eye enlarger.
Ultra-pixel mode take five times the maximum pixel HD pictures. It is specifically for camera lovers who like to focus objects and want to try their photography skills.
We have tested the QMobile Noir Z14 back camera, results are very well. Pure colors are used and intake of pictures are very well. Pictures are not noisy at all and brightness is very well-managed.
Front Camera of QMobile Noir Z14:
The front camera is featured with 8MP and no flash light is given just LED flash light is accessible. Multi effects window is given in which Ash gray, Noir, Sofina, Vintage and many other effects are available. These effects are for those who likes to experiment with different shades of colors.
Front camera can make videos up to 720p quality. Face beauty don’t allow to access flash light in front camera but it has access of LED light. Many different modes are available like HDR, professional, smart scene, time-lapse, panorama, macro and many others. Ultra-pixel mode is not accessible for front camera.
The front camera is tested and results are extra ordinary. Sharp and bright colors are observed and you feel energy in your pictures especially in the selfie ones. Some images from front camera of QMobile Z14 are shared below:
Network / Connectivity of QMobile Noir Z14:
The QMobile Noir Z14 is properly equipped with every connectivity. It supports all the bands of Pakistan in 3G and 4G connectivity. The speed limit over LTE network or 3G network is cat.4 450/50 Mbps.
The USB type for charging and data transfer is different. It has v2.0, type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB on-the-Go where as Noir Z12 has microUSB connector. Wi-Fi works at v802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth is 4.0.
We have dual sim option availability in the device. The sim jacket has option of Nano and micro sim, if we want to use memory card than we can use only one sim as other sim place will work as memory card.
Battery Performance of QMobile Noir Z14:
QMobile Noir Z14 is packed with non-removable battery Li-Ion 3130 mAh which is present inside the fixed back cover. It comes with 2.0A charger which will quickly charge your device.
The device is carried with 8 cores so it will not make any issue for videos and games. High resolutions with full brightness can drain the battery quickly as well as use of mobile data can also decrease the battery power.
Interface of QMobile Noir Z14:
The QMobile Noir Z14 runs a latest android version 6.0(Marshmallow). May be later the company will update it to Nougat 7.0 which is not released yet but now it has 6.0.1. The device has beautiful display and everything is going well with screen size and features.
The home button has two purpose; one its home button and second its fingerprint reader. The fingerprint reader is quick and accurate, it recognizes a finger under a second which is considered as fast one. You just have to place your finger at home button and it will read it in seconds.
The interface is same as like QMobile Noir Z12 only few features have been changed. It doesn’t have application drawer just a home slider is available for applications. You have to swipe left and right to change the slider and select your desired application.
They should have search bar application slider via which we could directly access the application, it would be difficult when we will have too much applications.
The Quick settings is accessible by swiping up from bottom side whereas Notification area can access from top side. The screen brightness slider and extreme power saving mode is also available in quick settings. Power saving mode can save your battery by giving access to only few applications.
Few bloat ware applications are installed like Chameleon, Game loft, Compass and Video Editor. Chameleon is magical camera application by which we can take picture and select that picture as our theme. It has also provided several themes.
Game loft has many different games to play which are All Star cricket, Asphalt nitro, Danger Dash and Spider Man. The Noir Z14 has good processor so games will run smoothly.
Theme Park is featured in this device. It has a collection of themes, wallpapers, dynamic and clock. You can download your favorite themes and wallpapers and set them on your display screen.
Processor of QMobile Noir Z14:
QMobile Noir Z14 is mechanized with advanced 1.8GHZ processor which is based on the architecture of ARM-Cortex A53. Chipset of MT6755M is featured which also supports 1080p Full HD displays, along with Full HD video recording and playback.
The device has no hanging issue at all because it is consisted of 4GB RAM. Noir Z14 gets heat up while using the camera module that might be the issue of handling dual cameras. That was the reason that we were afraid of. Still it’s not a big issue that effects the smartphones’ performance.
Antutu Benchmarking of QMobile Noir Z14:
The QMobile Noir Z14 is tested by Antutu Benchmarking to check its efficiency. The device has scored 47091 points which ranked it below Samsung note 5 and Samsung A9 Pro but overall it is satisfactory scores.
Vellamo Benchmarking for QMobile Noir Z14:
We have tested the flagship device of QMobile by Vellamo benchmark. It is series of test which is used to check device performance in the field of metal test, multi- core test and single core test. The device has scored overall good points. Multi core has 2144, metal has 1167 and chrome browser has 2233 points.
Conclusion for QMobile Noir Z14:
QMobile Noir Z14 is flagship device of QMobile. It is ready to compete with the other heavy devices of Samsung in very affordable price range. It has 4GB RAM, 13MP back camera and 8MP front camera which can give tough time to other smartphones. For all those users who want a high spec device in minimum price range than they should surely go for QMobile Noir Z14.