There are a hell lot of mobile brands that are fighting for the top spot in India and here comes Mobiistar, a Vietnamese smartphone maker, which is further looking to intensify the competition with its Mobiistar CQ. For the unknown, the Mobiistar CQ has been launched in the entry-level smartphone market and takes on the likes of Xiaomi Redmi 5A, Micromax Bharat 5 and a couple of devices from Motorola.

Talking about the entry-level segment, this is where first time smartphone users come to grab the best deals on smartphones which comes with almost everything needed to offer a great user experience but that too at a very affordable price tag. Mobiistar CQ, on the other hand, looks to bank on the same philosophy as it seems to be one of the most well-balanced entry-level smartphone we have ever seen.

One of the biggest highlight of the Mobiistar CQ is its 13MP front camera which has brought this device in the elite list of camera-centric smartphones which comes with a very affordable price tag. Other than that, there is a unimetal body along with a fingerprint scanner housed on the rear panel. Coming to the software, it runs Android 7.1 (Nougat) out of the box which a custom skin that doesn’t come with any unnecessary bloatware.

The one thing we really like about the Mobiistar CQ is the fact that it comes with a dedicated microSD card slot which is also a rarity in this segment. On that note, here we look at everything that the Mobiistar CQ has to offer and whether it will be successful to take on all its established peers in the market.

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Mobiistar CQ Specifications

5-inch HD+ (1280 x 720 pixels) display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 2.75D curved glass offering 293.72 PPI

Quad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor clocked at 1.4GHz and paired with 500MHz Adreno 308 GPU for graphics

2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, expandable up to 128GB with microSD card.

Android 7.1.2 (Nougat) out of the box with a custom skin on top

Dual SIM (nano + nano) and a dedicated microSD card slot

8 megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture and LED Flash

13 megapixel front-facing camera with f/2.0 aperture and seven-level Beauty mode.

3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio

4G VoLTE, ViLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS+GLONASS AND microUSB support

3000mAh non removable battery

Here are the Specifications of Mobiistar CQ:

SpecificationsMobiistar CQ
Display5-inch HD+ (1280 x 720 pixels)
ProcessorQuad-Core Snapdragon 425 processor
Operating SystemAndroid 7.1.2 Nougat
Camera8 MP
Front Camera13 MP
Sim SizeDual SIM (nano + nano)
Storage16 GB
Expandable StorageUpto 128 GB with microSD card
Battery3000 mAh
Quick ChargingNO

Mobiistar CQ Price and Availability

The Mobiistar CQ will be available in Black and Golden color options, and is priced at Rs. 4,999. It will be available exclusively from Flipkart from May 30th and the company says that it will have almost 1000 service centers operating in India from Day 1. The Mobiistar CQ also comes with an offer from Flipkart which lets all buyers exchange their old smartphone for a discount worth Rs. 1000 as well as a complete mobile protection plan at Rs. 99 along with Rs. 2200 cashback for all Reliance Jio customers.

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