QMobile has released a lot of good phones in both low-end and mid-range line of devices and recently has even gone up to challenge some of the bigger companies’ flagships. However, it is the low-end market where QMobile devices have been more dominant with support for 3G networks and very affordable phones. The Noir i6i is also one of such devices that are extremely affordable and packs a lot of features that please most of the people who are looking for good affordable phones.
The Noir i6i has a very simple design, something that would come to your mind as soon as you think of a smartphone. A rectangular device with slightly rounded corners, the Noir i6i certainly makes up for its average design in other aspects as we shall see further. The device features a 4.5” (480 x 854 pixels) TFT capacitive display. The 218 ppi pixel density isn’t great but good enough for a device of its caliber. It supports 2G and 3G networks and also comes with Dual SIM support.
Out of the box, the Noir i6i is running Android v4.2 Jelly Bean OS but is upgradable to v4.4 KitKat. It has a MediaTek MT6582 chipset much like other low-end devices that also opt for MediaTek chipsets. It has a Quad-core Cortex-A7 on board clocked at 1.3 GHz and Mali-400MP2 graphics processing unit. The 1 GB of RAM also compliments the rest of the hardware to provide an overall nice experience within the device. It has 8 GB of internal memory and also has a card slot that supports microSD cards of up to 32 GB storage.
In the camera division, the phone features a 5 megapixels camera on the rear with autofocus capabilities and an LED flash to help in low-light situations. It also possesses other usual features like touch focus, geo-tagging and smile detection. It is capable of recording video as well. The front camera is a 2 megapixels sensor capable of taking some good pictures in good lighting conditions.
The Noir i6i has a removable battery of 1800 mAh which is capable of hardly making it through the day depending on the use. Using 3G may reduce the battery life even further but that’s understandable given the price tag of the device.