Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Q Mobile A10 Review



Finally I got hands on with this new phone after waiting 2 days because it was not available or maybe I was not willing to pay extra money due to shortage of this cell phone in the market.
With the huge success of the Noir A8, Qmobile has decided to do raise the bar once again. With the massive 5-inch IPS screen, they’ve managed to fit in a dual-core CPU this time – all for the very affordable price 18.5 K.

Design and Build 
The Qmobile A10 once again borrows many design cues from the Samsung Galaxy S3. The chrome trim along the side is shaped in such a way so as to create an illusion of a curved glass. You get a nice chunky volume rocker on one side along with a power/sleep button on the other side. The phone appears larger than it actually is due to thick bezels on either side. There is a row of sensors beside the chrome plated earpiece and the back cover is quite sturdy and doesn’t scratch easily. The matt finish helps keep fingerprints away. The 8MP shooter produces quite a bulge at the back so you need to be careful as the lens cover will scratch easily.



The 5-inch LCD display has a resolution of 854 x 480 which makes images, icons, look pretty good. The screen has 16.8 Million colors and is of better quality and result as compare to prior A8 Model. Brightness and sharpness of LCD is amazing.
 
Overall, the Noir A10 is built well. The silver chrome on the side makes it look more beautiful and compliments the overall design of the phone. Unfortunately, the placement of the microSD card does not allow for hot-swap as the battery gets in the way. 



Features 

Interface
The A10 sticks to the stock interface of Android Ice Cream Sandwich for the most part, except for some changes to the notification bar, where we now have side-scrollable toggle switches. The UI is pretty much smooth as it’s powered by a dual-core CPU. Qmobile has used the MT6577 SoC from MediaTek. This comprises of a dual-core 1GHz Cortex-A9 CPU and PowerVR GPU. This SoC is specifically designed for the sub-$200 smartphone segment and has the potential to support up to 720p displays and record videos at 1080p. Unfortunately, Qmobile has not exploited its full potential, though you can utilize it my customizing your phone thorough Rooting and Custom ROMS.

UI is not lagging at all


Other than the stock UI and apps, Qmobile has added a SIM management option to set the default card for call, messages, Internet, etc. Both SIMs can be active at the same time if needed. Another feature added is a scheduled power off option, which lets you switch the phone on or off at a designated time and day of the week. 
 

Media 
Audio is handled by the stock music player of ICS. The quality of audio is strictly average even with a good pair of earphones. The rear speaker is quite loud so you won’t miss any of the alerts even in a noisy place. You get 4GB of internal memory and a slot for expanding it up to 32GB. Video playback leaves a lot to be desired. First of all, the A10 can easily handle up to 720p video playback smoothly. MP4 files play well in the stock player but AVI, MKV, etc. have trouble playing back even in MX Player. The color reproduction is good but the viewing angles are weak so you have to hold the phone just right for a decent experience.
Decent audio playback


Connectivity and Misc. apps
The Qmobile Noir A10 only supports two bands for 2G and just one for 3G, which means you won’t be able to use this on all networks around the world. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi ‘n’, Bluetooth v3.0 and USB plug-and-play support.



Camera 
The upgraded 8MP shooter manages to capture decent outdoor images with pretty accurate colors and good amounts of detail. Touch-to-focus and face detection is also present along with many scene modes. Indoor picture quality is not the best and the dual-LED flash isn’t very powerful in illuminating a dark area. Macro shots fare pretty well with a decent amount of detail and depth of field.


Picture Taken from A10, With Low Light

Video recording maxes out at 720p but the quality is not very good since the recorded file is not an MP4 video but 3gp. It’s a little strange that A10 would limit the video recording capabilities to just 720p when clearly, the 8MP sensor and dual-core CPU could easily handle more.
Other than this you can enjoy high res video recording through third-party apps available in play store.

Battery Life 
The A10 come fitted with a 2000mAh battery pack, which is enough to power such a huge screen for the entire day. The phone lasted about 9-hours and 15-minutes in the loop tests which included an hour of calls, two hours of music, two hours of music and the rest was taken up by audio streaming over Wi-Fi.
 

Conclusion  
Qmobile has priced the Noir A10 at Rs 18,500. The type of panel used is pretty decent, the dual-core CPU makes the phone fast as the UI is doesn’t lag. Would have loved it more if it had 1GB RAM instead of 512 MB Ram. Overall, the A10 turned out to be value for money and a very good phone.

40 comments:

  1. plzzzzzzz tell the battery timing on continues useeeeeee

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  2. Battery Timing is good .. you can easily use it for like whole day with EDGE GPRS ON, Brightness set to 30% so that you can see the screen in sunlight. 3 Hours of gaming Included in it.

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  3. can i upgrade ICS of A10 to JB by any means?

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  4. Currently it is not available but I will update it as soon as I get it jelly bean is not available officially and un officially

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  5. yar kuch log keh rahy hai hum tu yeh set lai kar pachta rhy hai smjh nahi a rh ayeh lo ya nahi mujhe aik bar hi set mily ga ager woh be kharab mil gya tu kiya karo ga :/

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  6. kharab q milayga ? buy a brand new phone .. i have this phone for like 1.5 months now .. its an amazing phone i am enjoying it everyday... i believe u should buy this phone u will not regret it .. but still the decision of buying is your own i m just suggesting you my experience.. Thanks

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    1. Sir iski video quality kaisi hy?

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  7. ok am intending to buy this phone so a couple of queries, firstly, am a music lover so is the music player really crap and your opinion was in comparison to??? secondly, does it matter much if the ram is low as in 512 and not 1gb??? lastly, would i be able to play videos not recorded but transferred to the phone, as in seasons and movies??? please reply asap

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  8. The music player is ok not too bad not too good .. ram doesnt matter unless u r heavy graphics games lover .. phone doesnt hangs .. yes it plays 1080P videos like a boss .. lastly the decision is totally your
    Thanks

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  9. The music player is ok not too bad not too good .. ram doesnt matter unless u r heavy graphics games lover .. phone doesnt hangs .. yes it plays 1080P videos like a boss .. lastly the decision is totally your
    Thanks

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  10. yar i wanna buy a fone but am confuse which fone is bettar a10 or a8 plzz tell me the resell of this fone plzz

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  11. A10 is better than A8 ..dont know about the resale

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  12. ali raza ,
    thanks for a great review on q mobile a10 , can you please tell can we root this device cos some previous q mobiles like noir a2 can't be rooted , secondly how to root this particular device ? kindly tell step by step process or tell us some link of rooting this device which root it without making this device dysfunctional

    looking forward to your earliest reply

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    1. http://mobilereviewspk.blogspot.com/2012/12/how-to-root-q-mobile-a10.html?m=1 link for rooting A10 step by step tutorial

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  13. ali bhai ap mujhe ye bata den meray pas samsung galaxy s2 ha aur bettry backup is too good. iski bettry backup kitne din ki ha one day or more. aur han Q a8 use kiya ha us me heavy app install karo to set slow hojata ha aur maza kharab karta ha aur han ye update hota ha ka nahi. plzzz tell me and help me thanxs

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    1. yaar is ka battery backup acha hai .. i m using it 1 whole day nikal jata hai with full internet and normal brightness.. aur Q a8 ki development ka mujhey idea nahi hai ... Q a8 update nahi hota ...

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  14. Ali bhai i live in saudia and i like noir a10, so i wana purchase it so plz tell me about just apps memory not total memory, how much memory for apps
    Regards and thnx and plz i must need suggetions
    plz reply must and soon if is it possible plz mail to me on my email add
    shujat_ufone@yahoo.com
    +966 53 54 51 767

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  15. Ali Bhai i need to buy this mobile but the only queries I have are that is ka touch interface kesa hai, yani smooth hai??
    And second thing is ke is ke dimension kafi ziyada hain to handle karne mein koi masla to nahi hota??

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  16. Dear Ali,

    please mujhay batain gay k A10 may play store nahe chal raha is may settings kis tarha karain, han wifi may connect hojata hai....

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  17. Aslam-o-Alikum Ali Bhai...

    PlzZzz Kindely Mujhy Ye Bta Den K Ye Compony Qadyanion Ki Hy...???

    AGR...Nhi...To Apky Paas is Baat Ka Kya Proof Hy...????????????????

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    1. Agr Qadyanion ke hy tu koi proof hay?????? Ary jb pata nahe kis ki hay tu pata chalnay tak koi kaisay khud ko rokay... the phone is awsome (Y)

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  18. Thank you Mr Ali for such a satisfying review but please solve this one query for me:
    I am a app lover so i would be filling alot of them so does this phone hangs or any problem like that after filling apps ?? please tell

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  19. ALi i must say its a thorough review but i want to know if there is any option in a10 for tv out or hdmi?
    pls do reply

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  20. Yes there is option for tv out but duno if we have tv output accesories from q mobile

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    1. Is ka touch interface kaisa hai or ye size main bara hai to hath mein handle kaise hota hai

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    2. Youch interface acha hai .. size b ok hai eik haath se use hojata hai

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  21. dear ali,,kindly tell is main internet kesa chalta ha?? i have heard k wi-fi connectivity main problem ati ha,some sort of signal strength problem???

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    1. Internet bohat acha chalta hai isme .. me 3 A10 khud chala chuka hun aisa koi issue nahi aya ab tak

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  22. Bro Ali please tell me k ye mobile kon sy colour mein purchase karun or har website py is ki different price hai so please tell me is ki accurate price kia hai?

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    1. Bro color is totally ur choice .. mere pass white color me hai .. exact price 16500 hain..

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  23. Does it fully support whatapp and viber?

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  24. which Q mobile is best for 3G network i want to use in saudi arabia for skype fring and nimbuzz

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  25. yes it supports watsapp fully .. but as the phone cant send heavy files ... or videos .. as that veries from phone to phone .. but still it can receive

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  26. Assalam o alaikum. dear kya aap bata saktay hain k Qmobile ka A10 720p ki video capture kerta hai??

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  27. yar btaw k a10 me kitny colors ke notification light ha.....????

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  28. Sabsay bara Hang problem hai A10 main.
    koi mujhe iska hal bata de.

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  29. I truly like to reading your post. Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a nice information.o2 mobiles

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  30. plz if any one can help in my issue my QA10 MOBILE not turning on. As it only turn on its screen saying Q mobile i can't turn it of or it's not running any of its app or any thing. I need to take it's battery again to turn it off. plz if any one can help me with this issue. many thanks

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