When you think of a phone that has everything, what comes to your mind?
Flagship phones often try to check all the right boxes but eventually end up compromising on one thing or the other. Take Samsung’s Galaxy S8 for example. It has the specs, the looks, and everything but is very fragile and can break easily. Apple’s iPhone is notorious for this as well. Not to mention the price tag on both of these phones make it impossible for the common man to buy them.
This is where QMobile comes in. Their latest A1 Smartphone offers smooth day to day performance, long battery life and an all metal build which take a fall any day of the week. If you can’t afford the A1 or don’t want to spend that much on a smartphone, QMobile has a simple solution: the QMobile A1 Lite.
The A1 Lite comes with a slightly better battery life and a sturdy build as well.
This begs the question: If you can go for both the A1 and the A1 lite which one should you buy?
We will compare the two phones. This will help you decide whether you should go for the A1 or the A1 Lite.
Price and Screen Comparison
The first thing to consider is the price. Buying the A1 Lite would save you Rs. 3,500, giving you the option of opting for other phone accessories like a back cover or a screen protector for your brand new phone.
QMobile A1 Lite
The A1 for its part, features a large 5.5″ Full HD (1920 x 1080) AMOLED screen while the A1 lite comes with a slightly smaller 5.3″ HD (1280 x 720) IPS LCD screen. The A1 has the sharper high-resolution screen. AMOLED is just the icing on the cake with deeper blacks and colors that look a lot better than any IPS screen.
If you are all about having the best display screen, the choice is clear.
Build and Performance
As both of the phones have a metal body this one is a tie.
In terms of performance, the A1 is powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio P10 processor with 4 GB RAM and 64 GB internal storage. A1 lite, on the other hand, uses an octa core MediaTek 6753 processor with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of storage.
The Helio P10 processor performs better than the MT 6753 however you won’t notice much of a difference in day to day usage. If you are a heavy multitasker and have a ton of apps open most of the time then you should go for the A1 because of more RAM (4 GB vs 3 GB on the A1 lite). Storage is your personal preference as both phones come with a microSD card slot for expandable storage.
Camera and Battery Life
The A1 comes with a 13 MP primary camera and a 16 MP selfie camera.
Here’s where the A1 Lite truly shines. It features a similar 13 MP primary shooter but up front it has a larger 20 MP sensor which should offer much better photos when compared to the A1.
No smartphone is worth more than its battery life. The A1 comes with a massive 4,010 mAh battery unit while its smaller sibling uses a 4,000 mAh battery. In terms of actual battery life, the A1 lite may have the upper hand as its smaller lower resolution screen coupled with a low power processor will lead to better battery life.
When it comes to the A1 series you can’t go wrong with either one. The A1 would get you a better-looking screen and more muscle. The A1 Lite would get you a longer battery life and a sharper 20 MP selfie camera (16 MP on the A1).