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Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime vs QMobile Noir Z8 Comparision

QMobile released Noir Z8 which we reviewed, a couple of weeks ago. Samsung has announced Grand Prime which has “similar” specs as compared to QMobile Noir Z8. Today We’re going to compare Galaxy Grand Prime vs Noir Z8. We’ll talk about the similarities and differences between these two devices.

What is similar among Galaxy Grand Prime and Noir Z8

  • Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime and QMobile Noir Z8 has same Chipset which is a 64 bit Quad Core Cortex-A53 CPU clocked at 1.2GHz and has adreno 306 GPU.
  • Both phones have 5 Mega-Pixel Wide angle front facing camera which is always a good selfie shooter.
  • 5 Inch display panel is also another similarity, But the resolution and technology used in both are different.
  • Both the Galaxy Grand Prime and Noir Z8 offer really good battery backup, despite having slightly different batteries powering them.
  • Both phones are running same android version which is 4.4.4 Kitkat.
  • Noir Z8 as well as Grand prime supports 4G LTE on both sims and both sims are micro-sim on either side.

Difference between Galaxy Grand Prime and Noir Z8

  • Noir Z8 has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of ROM where as Galaxy Grand Prime has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of RAM.
  • The Display on Galaxy Grand prime is qHD TFT panel whereas Noir Z8 has IPS HD 720p Display.
  • QMobile Noir Z8 has on-screen buttons like any nexus phone, whereas Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime has physical Home, Multitasking and back button below 5 inch display.
  • The 2400Mah battery in Noir Z8 is 200mah Smaller than the Grand prime’s battery.
  • Galaxy Grand Prime is 1.1mm Thicker and 31 gram heavier than Noir Z8.
  • Noir Z8’s battery is non-removable whereas Grand Prime has a removable/replaceable battery.
  • Despite the fact that Galaxy Grand prime and Noir Z8 are currently running same android version but Lollipop update for Grand prime is promised by Samsung, Whereas there is no word from QMobile about lollipop update for Z8.
  • QMobile Noir Z8’s 2nd sim slot is a 2-in-1 slot which accepts MicroSD card or Nano sim. Which means that you can not use dualsim functionality in Noir Z8 if you choose to insert a MicroSD Card in it. Samsung Galaxy Grand prime has dualsim slots and a separate MicroSD card slot.

Noir Z8 vs Galaxy Grand Prime.

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Final verdict

If you really need Removable battery and need separate slot for SD Card and Dual SIM. Galaxy Grand prime is a good phone for your. But if you don’t require SD Card or can sacrifice 2nd sim slot for SD Card, Noir Z8 is a very good phone and provides good bang for the buck.

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KitKat for Qmobile A900i – Download | Install guide

Qmobile Noir A900i isn’t the most famous model of Qmobile. That is why it didn’t receive much development. Recently some members of our Facebook Group asked us to provide Stock Kitkat ROM for Qmobile A900i. Qmobile is selling this phone with KitKat PreInstalled which is a plus point for those who want to try different KitKat custom ROMs. But if you bought Qmobile A900i with Jellybeans, we are here to provide you KitKat.

You may also like: Oppo ColorOs Kitkat Rom For QMobile A900i

Some of our readers went to Qmobile Service Center to get their A900i upgraded, and the representatives wasn’t able to justify their inability to upgrade. This is a very serious problem with QMobile. Their service is pathetic.

Now coming back to the point. If you want to upgrade your Qmobile A900i to kitkat, You must make backup of your stock ROM. In case anything goes wrong, you can revert back to your phone’s current state.

Note: This procedure will convert your A900i to Walton H3. Resulting in voided warranty. This upgrade is risky and only recommended to advanced users. Neither I nor my team takes any responsibility of bricked devices or any other damage. Only follow this procedure if you know what you are doing.

Requirements to upgrade Qmobile A900i to Kitkat.

  1. Qmobile A900i running Android Jellybeans 4.2
  2. A working PC
  3. Preloader Drivers – Download
  4. SP Flash tools – Download
  5. Kitkat firmware – Link given below
  6. USB cable and 30 minutes of your time.

Download links:

Qmobile A900i Kitkat Firmware upgrade

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Download KitKat Firmware Qmobile A900i

Instructions to upgrade Qmobile A900i to 4.4 Kitkat

  • First of all you have to download and install All the drivers and SP Flash tools in your PC.
  • Restart you PC once
  • Download and Extract Stock Rom for Qmobile A900i.
  • Goto SP Flashtools folder and Click “scatter-loading”
  • Navigate to the folder where you extracted stock ROM and Select “mt6582_android_scatter.txt” file.
  • Make sure all the boxes below are checked. As shown in the image below.
  • Select Firmware upgrade from the menu.
    Upgrade Qmobile A900i Kitkat
  • Power off your phone and remove Battery.
  • Click Download button and connect your phone via USB Cable.
  • If everything went good. Upgrade process will start and you will see Green circle upon completion.
  • Disconnect USB cable and power your phone up.

Congrats you have now successfully upgraded your A900i to 4.4.2 kitkat. so just enjoy now and keep visiting for more updates. Furthermore share this article to support our work and subscribe to our newsletter for getting all our articles right in your inbox.

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Qmobile Noir Z8 Full Review, Specs, Pros, Cons

Just yesterday, Qmobile released it’s latest smartphone Noir Z8, which created quite a buzz in smartphone freaks. All the buzz was for its specs, review and most importantly honest Pros and cons of Qmobile Noir Z8.

Yesterday I purchased Qmobile Noir Z8 and used it for an entire day. Just for purpose of making this post. I ran Antutu Benchmark on it, and used some day-to-day apps. Overall the phone was good to use, details are given below.

Design

Qmobile Noir Z8 has very slim profile, its thickness is only 7.5 mm, moreover the corners of Z8 are curved from the back which makes it feel even slimmer than it’s actual thickness. Sides are made of metal which adds up to the overall feel in the hand. The corners of the phone are too squarish which I personally don’t like. Over the display you get a 5 Megapixels selfie camera with Earpiece speaker and a bunch of sensors. I personally felt that the chin (the area below display) of Noir Z8 is bigger, which made the phone longer than what it should have been. I would have loved to see smaller bezels around the display like Moto X and LG G2.

Back of the phone has a sand stone finish which is directly taken from the OnePlus One. I liked the texture of the back panel. The primary camera at the back is a 13 Megapixel shooter which has an LED flash and Autofocus. lower part of the back has a speaker grill which is neither much loud, nor much clear. Just an average speaker.

Camera

Though the rear facing camera is a 13 megapixel shooter but I was very disappointed with the performance of the Camera. The shots I took in Day time was very good but the camera struggled to focus in low light and the shots came very blurry. The camera doesn’t have Optical Image Stabilization which makes even harder to keep it stable while it takes the shot. The color reproduction is good but still there is a lot of room for improvement. I personally felt that the camera is just average.

 Qmobile Noir Z8 camera with flashQmobile Noir Z8 macro without flashQmobile Noir Z8 macro with flashQmobile Noir Z8 without flash

Front camera on the other hand is a 5 megapixel Fixed Focus camera. The selfies I took came okish and nothing much to say about that. Considering the price point, I wouldn’t expect the camera to stand out. But yeah If you are looking for a smartphone which can also take some great pictures, you have to look somewhere else.

Display

Front of Noir Z8 has a 5 inch 1280x720p IPS LCD Display. Some sites are reporting that Noir Z8 has an AMOLED panel, which is nothing but a false statement. The reason behind this misconception is that the color reproduction and black level on Noir Z8 are sort of what you get from an AMOLED display. There is an option to make the color look more vivid than their actual shade.

Qmobile Noir Z8 Screen options

Resolution is a little towards lower side and you do see some pixelation but if you are not user of Full HD, you wouldn’t be able to locate that “Pixelation”. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and has very smooth feel.

Performance

Qmobile Noir Z8 comes with Kitkat, which is a 32 bit Operating system. Though the chipset is 64-bit but the OS is not able to squeeze the additional bits. The real performance of a 64-bit chip will only come up, if the OS is 64-bit. I found some lags but I believe that these hiccups are because of bad optimization of the OS. I did ran Antutu Benchmark on Noir Z8 and these are the results.

Qmobile Noir Z8 Performance (4) Qmobile Noir Z8 multi touch Performance Qmobile Noir Z8 Performance antutu Qmobile Noir Z8 Specs

Software

Qmobile Noir Z8 comes loaded with Android KitKat 4.4.4 and there are no statements about Lollipop updates. The software is more of like a Pre-Production software. You do get some crashes here and there. Hope Qmobile will listen to its customers and provide updates. Speaking of updates, The moment I connected My Noir Z8 with internet, I received a small OTA update weighing 8.02 MBs. That is why I Hope Qmobile will listen to us.

Battery

Qmobile Noir Z8 has 2420mah lithium polymer battery which is embedded into the device. In other words the battery in Non-removable. Battery life of Noir Z8 is very good. I am very impressed with the battery backup it has to offer. I was able to squeeze about 9 hours of screen on time, with wifi ON, Facebook and browsing with lowest possible brightness. One thing that I would like to mention here is that Noir Z8’s Battery doesn’t go really dim. It stays readable outdoors in the afternoon time. Battery is awesome and phone is also neither bulky, nor thick by any means.

Qmobile Noir Z8 Battery time  Qmobile Z8 battery performance

Specifications

Snapdragon 410 Chipset. 64-bit QuadCore Processor made on Cortex A53 architecture. Adreno 306 GPU. 2GB of RAM and 16 GB of ROM, out of which 12 GB is available roughly. You can also expand the storage via MicroSD card of up to 64 GB. If you want to add a microSD card, You have to sacrifice 2nd SIM Slot.

5 Inch IPS HD Display with a Resolution of 1280×720 Pixels. The overall density of 295~ Pixels per inch. 13 megapixel rear facing camera with LED Flash and autofocus. 5 megapixel front facing camera.

Pros of Qmobile Noir Z8

  1. Looks and feels premium
  2. Very smooth touch screen
  3. Latest 64-bit processor which means you may get lollipop very soon.
  4. 2GB of RAM.
  5. 5 Inch IPS Display with great viewing angles.
  6. Over the Air Updates.
  7. 16GB internal storage with MicroSD card slot.
  8. Battery backup is exceptional.
  9. 4G Supported on both SIMs
    Qmobile Noir Z8 4G support

Cons of QMobile Noir Z8

  1. Bezels around the screen are larger.
  2. Camera is average and you should not expect anything great of it.
  3. 2nd SIM slot is SD Card and Sim Slot combo. Which means that you can either insert a Nano-SIM or a MicroSD card in that slot.
  4. Battery is fixed and you can not replace it.
  5. Back panel is removable but it has tiny locks in it, which are sometimes become difficult to close.
  6. Chin of the phone is pretty large.

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QMobile X800 Review And Hands On

Today we picked the latest QMobile smartphone x800 for reviewing it from every angle so you people got every pros and cons about it. QMobile x800 is a second octa core smartphone launched by QMobile recently. There are two models of x800, the one which was earlier released comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB storage and the other which we are going to review today is loaded with 2GB RAM and 16GB storage.

Design & Look

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QMobile is the leading smartphone selling company currently in pakistan and focusing on the mid-end smartphones loaded with mediatek processors. QMobile X800 is also a mid-end smartphone with some great specs in reasonable price. We got a chance to feel and use this great smartphone by QMobile and the first thing which impresses us a lot is the slim and sleek designed look of it. It was a premium feel when we was holding and using this device. It has a premium body with metal corners inside and its 7.6 mm slim as well.

Display

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QMobile X800 comes with a 4.7 inches screen having the HD IPS display. X800 gives much brighter display in both high light and low light. The pixels are soften and not so sharp. X800’s 4.7″ screen helps in power saving and also in gripping the phone easily with soft hands. Its graphics are average and not matches the standard of hardware it offers.

Performance/Hardware

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Now come to the hardware which backed up and fitted in x800. Talking about the processor first, x800 is powered by a 1.4Ghz octa core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and a MALI  MP42 GPU. QMobile unlike its first model of x800 gives 16GB internal memory this time instead of 8GB. This 16GB storage can be expanded upto 64GB via micro-sdcard. It also have 3G connectivity and dual sim support.

When we use this device, we didn’t feel any lag or glitch and it was very fast moving from one app to another app and vice versa. We did a full test of performance by opening as much app as we can and then playing games and it passes our test successfully so in terms of performance x800 will never disappoint you.

Camera

QMobile cameras are not always good which is a bitter truth. Their smartphones with same cameras differ in result always for example we have used A900, A600 and A20 and all three of them have same 8MP rear camera but A20 always produce picture with better pixels and result as compared to both. But surprisingly x800 have a great shooter and its result is slightly better than the results of  other 13MP camera phones of QMobile. X800 have a 13MP rear camera with led flash and auto-focus and OIS feature which produces the image of  4128 x 3096 pixels. A 5MP front facing camera is also there for video calling and taking great selfies. We are sharing some camera samples of day light below.

Battery & Operating System

QMobile X800 comes with 2000mAh lion battery which is non-removable. X800 really disappointed us when we checked it’s battery saving capability. We charged it 100% and leaves it on idle whole night and when we checked it on morning, it decreases to 89% without using it or letting any app open although it charges fast. It provides 5-6 hours battery backup on continuously usage and if you use it like a normal user, it’s battery lasts long upto 1 day.

QMobile X800 comes with 4.4.2 kitkat with all the Qapps which are useless in our views. QMobile is still behind in modifying the UI of their smartphones as other sister companies like Gionee modifies the ui of their smartphones and named the new modified OS as “Amigo OS”. X800 comes with stock mediatek kitkat experience which you can see in every ordinary mediatek smartphone. Despite of the bloatware, x800 gives amazing performance and browsing speed. What ever you do with it, 995mb to 1.0gb RAM will always remains free. We are below sharing antutu benchmark and Quadrant benchmarks results.

Benchmark Tests

Price & Availability

QMobile x800 1GB RAM version smartphone price is 19000 PKR and the version we reviewed above that is 2GB RAM version is priced at 21500 PKR which is decent as compared to its specs. It is currently available in all local markets around the country. It comes with 2 colors which are black and white.

Our Verdict

QMobile X800 is overall an amazing smartphone with some decent specs and hardware, despite of its battery draining in idle problem it is really a great smartphone in reasonable price. We have personally used this set and if you are willing to try this smartphone then go ahead.

Special thanks to Maaz Azhar (group member) for allowing us to use and review his x800. We try our best to review x800 deeply and with un biased remarks so if you like our article and want to share more user experience or have queries then please comment below, you will be answered. Or join us on social media for more queries.

Check our review of  Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G here….

 

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QMobile Noir X500 Review And Price

QMobile is a leading smartphone selling brand in pakistan and known globally because of its marketing strategies. QMobile launches their X series with X800 octa core a month before and is now introduced its new model of X series labelled as ”QMobile Noir X500″.

X500

 

Noir X500 rocking a 4.7″ IPS HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Its looks and design is mostly same as the noir i7 and noir i10. But its not a qHD display, this time QMobile put an HD display to give a brighter screen look and decent graphics while playing games.

X500 have a 1.3Ghz Quadcore MT6582 processor coupled with 1GB of Ram. It have Mali MP4 gpu to give you better view of screen. The users who are wondering that will it lag or not? than our answer is no! not at all. It will complete all the tasks which it will assigned for.

When we talk about its software than we have a thing to tell you that it is loaded with 4.4.2 kitkat which is lag free and smooth ui. A 8MP camera is at back with LED flash and a 2MP is also there to let you take selfies. Its internal storage is 8GB and supports expandable memory.

Rest of key features includes dual sim connectivity with 3G (WCDMA). A 1700 mAH battery is at the back which is not enough in our views. Its pricing is 14000 Rupees and currently available in local markets.