With the smartphone market in Pakistan more inclined to purchase handsets that carry a smaller price tag, Qmobile has decided to take the fight to the competition with its Noir E8, which definitely packs hardware worthy for it to be labelled a high-end smartphone. Qmobile E8 was launched just recently and is available on Daraz.PK for Rs. 45,000.
For starters, Qmobile E8 packs a monstrous 6 inch WQHD Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels, 3GB of RAM, 24MP of Camera, 8MP selife camera and 3,520mAh battery.
This is perhaps the first time we are seeing a Qmobile handset sporting a Super AMOLED since these high-quality displays are what you find in the likes of Samsung’s top-tier mobile products.
Details for QMobile Noir E8
For processing power, there is a MediaTek Helio X10 (or simply known as MT6795), which features an octa-core Cortex-A53 processor running at a frequency of 2.0GHz.
The chipset comes close to the performance of Snapdragon 808 and the 3GB of RAM will provide adequate multitasking options for users.
For added flexibility, Qmobile Noir E8 has two SIM card slots and an LTE modem for fast mobile network connectivity, along with a microSD storage card support up to 128GB (there is already 64GB of internal memory present as stated on the company’s official website product page).
Front Side of QMobile Noir E8
We did provide you with a detailed explanation that you should invest in a high-performance microSD card so if you plan on purchasing a Noir E8, and you will be accessing the expandable storage feature, but do not forget to invest a sizable amount on this front.
Perhaps the only disappointing aspect of the smartphone is that it is running Android Lollipop 5.1, and it is high time that Qmobile should start providing after sales service concerning timely software updates, at least for its high-end lineup for now.
Back Side of QMobile Noir E8
For smartphone camera enthusiasts, there is a 24MP rear camera sensor, and according to the information posted on WhatMobile, it states that the rear shooter can record 4K video at 30FPS. Also, for presidential selfies, there is a front camera sensor with a maximum image resolution of 8MP.
Fingerprint Sensor for Intuitive Unlock
QMobile definitely hit it out of the park with the new integrated fingerprint sensor power button in the Noir E8, making the device more personal, secured and easily unlockable with a simple pick up and press in one natural movement.
In all aspects, Qmobile Noir E8 is definitely a decent smartphone to compete with the remaining flagships, but for 45,000/-, it might prove to be too steep for the majority of consumers out there.
QMobile Noir E8 Specifications
- Chipset: MediaTek Helio X10
- Processor: 2.0GHz octa-core Cortex-A53
- OS: Android Lollipop 5.1
- Display: 6.0 inch with WQHD resolution and Super AMOLED display (2560 x 1440)
- Network compatibility: 2G, 3G, 4G LTE
- RAM: 3GB
- Internal storage: 64GB
- External storage: Yes (up to 128GB of storage support)
- Primary: 24MP, with 4K video support
- Secondary: 8MP
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac
- Charging port type: microUSB
- Battery capacity: 3,520mAh
- Price: 45,000 PKR (As listed on Daraz.pk)