Qmobile Noir E8 Challenges The Flagship Lineup With Impressive Hardware

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).

1Front 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.

qmobile-2658-4136245-2-zoomBack Side of QMobile Noir E8

24MP Camera

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
  • Memory:
    • RAM: 3GB
    • Internal storage: 64GB
    • External storage: Yes (up to 128GB of storage support)
  • Camera:
    • 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)

  • It’s an interesting phone and definitely hits all the marks for a premium device, no doubt about that. But if Q-Mobile is going to start selling a phone for 45k, it’s high time that it also takes the phone’s software support and updates for at least the next 2 years. Otherwise this phone is extremely overpriced for a device that won’t see past Android 5.1. They’re already shipping this phone with the 2014 iteration of Android, considering Lollipop was released in 2014. 5.1 might have been released later but it’s the major iterations that count, not the minor ones.

    And are they really comparing this phone’s camera with a DSLR? That will prove to be a slight exaggeration.

    • Only very high-end DSLR cameras can record 4K videos. These days, even mid-ranged smartphones can record 4K videos at 30FPS thanks to their updated sensors.

      • Number of pixels isn’t everything. Current smartphone cameras, including the Lumia 1020 with its 41MP camera, cannot compete with even mid-range DSLRs of today in term of photo quality and camera features. You won’t know the difference until you use them both.

        • Agreed. Picture quality and other options like iso and shutter speed are dedicated to DSLRs… However it is really nice package for normal to high end users.

    • good eye , @scarletcrimson:disqus !

      This is exactly why people should just stay miles away from such offerings. its a waste of money to go for this , DESPITE the impressive hardware.

    • Phone software does not help much. You will find same features in Marshmallow with minor updates related to UI and security.

    • i guess it all about marketing gimmicks, who will assure if written specs on paper is genuinely delivered to user. e.g 3gb is written but is it really a 3GB ram vs 3GB ram used by samsung ?

    • you sure about the Price ?
      how much is it ?

      last i heard, there’s no word on pricing or even the release date in Pak.

        • hmm , as long as that price remains in a V.tight radius of 20k , its pretty much a killer phone !

          next month , however , is like giving up all the initiative on purpose. If they can release it WITHIN the 3rd week of Jan , they can pretty much kill off the ENTIRE Local market ! The specs on that phone are outta this dimension ! The earlier it releases the better it is for Infinix and for us :D !

  • Awesome step by the company. And I totally agree with the fact that price is a bit high. I hope they’ll reduce it in the coming weeks.

    • or they can just go for the budget and mid range market using SD 616 , Helio P10 m MTK 6735 and 6732 (v.powerful 64bit quadcore, had int’l reviewers shocked ) as well as 6753 (it’ll go cheaper as Helio x10 and x20 take over the international market in the next 2-3 months) and actually for once , use genuine marketing strategy and expertise in devising a well-priced phone with 2016 level specs for the local populace.

      Just my 2 cents …

  • 45 hazar ka Qmobile?

    Yeh din dekhney sey pehlay main mar kiyon nahi giya .. mar kiyon nahi giya. *Bang*

  • Gionee Elife E8 model hai yeah. Just Qmobile name on it. In india its price is 35000 indian rupees. Good to have a competitor in market but software update main problem with Qmobiles.

    • Lol , everything’s a problem with Qmobile. Esp the fact that they rebrand everything instead of making good , solid phones of their own.

      the only decent offerings i have seen so far is the Z10 … and this E8 ofcourse but it caters to a v.high end and extravagant audience. they need to make better phones for the budget category too !

      • Make their own phones? We have no uninterrupted electric supply and technical ability here and you are talking about making own phones.

  • a little late to the party , propk ?!

    i mentioned this EXACT SAME phone in the SAME comments section in what … 6 months ago ?!

    and it came to Pakistan about a month back or so… *sigh*

  • they are upto challenge the one and only the oldest and the oddest DSLR model which probably can be beaten by Qmobile

  • Even Infinix Hot Note 2 has a UI. and 45k Qmobile has none.

    Propakistani….. Do a little meharbani, Please include useful info in these paid
    articles so we can know the major Pro n Cons.

  • For a 45k QMobile phone, i would rather buy one year old Samsung/HTC flagship device, with update facility, Larger Android Development support, Premium Hardware, And i will always prefer Snapdragon over Mediatek.

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