QMobile Noir J5 Review

QMobile Noir J5

QMobile Noir J5

QMobile

October, 2016
5.0" HD IPS LCD display, Mediatek MT6737 chipset, 8 MP primary camera, 5.0 MP front camera, 2300 mAh battery, 16 GB ROM, 2 GB RAM
EUR:€93 | USD:$114 | INR:₹7,363 | PKR:9,999
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QMobile Noir J5 Review

QMobile Noir J5 Review


Introduction

Qmobile Noir J5 is latest phone from Qmobile, which has 5 inch HD IPS display with 720p resolution. Phone has 8mp back and 5mp front camera. And powered by 1.3ghz quad-core processor coupled with 2gb of RAM.

This phone is actually made by Gionee which is Chinese company, this phone is not officially announced by Gionee yet, but most probably model name would be Gionee P7.

Qmobile Noir J5 Unboxing

Here are the box contents of Qmobile Noir J5.
  • Qmobile Noir J5
  • Semi transparent silicon case
  • Date cable
  • Headphones
  • Wall charger
  • 2,300mAh battery
  • Screen Protector
  • User guide
  • Warranty card

Telephony

Lets start with call quality of the phone. Call quality is very good, voices are crisp and clear on both ends, I have not faced any distortion during my test.

Design

On front there is 5mp camera along with sensor, notification LED, 5inch HD IPS screen and navigational buttons below the screen. On top of the phone there is 3.5mm headphone jack. Volume rockers and power button on the right. MicroUSB port and microphone on the bottom. Nothing on left side of the phone. On back there is 8mp camera along with LED flash and speaker grill at the bottom.

Just like Qmobile J7 back cover is made of plastic with ripple effects but it is fingerprint magnet. There are dedicated navigational buttons but they do not light up, so you might face problem to use them in dark.

Build quality of the phone is very good, phone feels solid and sturdy, even though it is made of plastic but phone doest not feels cheap.

Qmobile Noir J5 has 16gb of internal storage from which around 9.3gb is available out of the box. You can always expand internal storage through microSD card slot. Phone supports upto 128gb card. Phone comes with 2gb of RAM from which 1gb is available on first boot.

Qmobile Noir J5 has dedicated dual SIM slots and separate microSD card slot so you can use two SIMs and microSD card simultaneously. Phone supports 4g LTE and upto 128gb microSd card.

Sound is loud and clear on the phone. I don't prefer speakers on the back of the phone as it can be easily muffled when you put your phone on the desk.

Display

Qmobile Noir J5 has 5 inch HD IPS display with the 720p resolution and 320dpi. Display looks bright and sharp, color saturation is good but color tone is littler bit on cooler side. Viewing angles are impressive of the phone. Even though It is not a FHD Display but you wont notice any pixel on the fonts.

Sunlight visibility is acceptable, you can use this phone outside without any problem. You need to crank up the brightness to full to use it at outdoors.

There is the ThemePark App installed on the phone which provide additional themes. Collection of wallpapers is also available on ThemePark App. There is animated clock widget as well which animates when you touch on that.

And if you don't like themes available on ThemePark App then you can create custom themes on Chameleon App. This is how you can create theme using Chameleon App.

Performance

Qmobile Noir J5 is powered by 1.3ghz quad-core process with MediaTech MT6735 chipset. And has 2gb of RAM and Mali-T720 GPU. Phone has Accelerometer, Proximity, Light and Magnetic sensors.

Even though phone has only 2gb or RAM and from which 1gb is already consumed by Amigo UI. Phone is surprisingly performing very well in day to day tasks and I have not noticed any lags or hiccups.

Software

Qmobile Noir J5 runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Amigo 3.2 UI. This UI comes only with Gionee phones so whenever you see this UI you can guess that phone must be made by Gionee. Amigo UI is inspired by iOS and just like iOS notification slider is located at the top, and to access quick toggle slider you need slide up from the bottom.

Fake Call

There is the fake call option available on the phone, which mimics like a real call. And you will get fake call after 15 seconds.

Super Screen Shot

If you want to take screen shot of long screen, then you can do so by using super screen shot option. This is how you can do that.

Extreme Mode

If you are running out of battery and don't have facility to charge the phone. Then you can switch your phone to extreme power saving mode. On this mode you can only perform basic tasks on the phone, but on the other hand your phone battery can survive for several more hours.

Additional Features

There are some additional features available in Advance settings menu.

Gestures

There are number of Gestures available on the phone.

Double Tap to wake

As name suggests. You can wakeup the phone by double tapping on the screen.

Black screen gesture video

Here is black screen gestures from which you can open certain Apps by drawing symbols on the screen when phone is on sleeping mode. You can also assign Apps to some of available symbols.

Quick Button

Phone has Quick button feature and when you enable it a floating Qmobile button will appears on the screen which has number of useful shortcuts available. Like you can shrink down the screen size to easily use it from one hand. You can hide this button by long pressing on it.

Schedule On/Off

There is an option to set schedule time, to power off or on the phone automatically. This feature is useful if you want to power off the phone at night hours while sleeping.

Bloatwares

Qmobile phones usually comes with numbers of bloatwares and this phone is not exception. Some useful Apps are pre-installed on the phone like FileManager, System Manager, Facebook, Whatsapp, ThemePark and Chameleon. There is GameLoft folder which contains 4 games and these games can not be deleted, and because these are only trial version so you can not play them either, but you can disable them.

Battery

Phone is powered by 2,300mAh user replaceable battery. Battery timing on Qmobile J5 is average. I have managed to get around 3 hours of screen on time with maximum brightness during my testing, so it is quite possible you might get better battery time. It takes around 1 hour 45 minutes to charge the phone.

Camera

Phone comes with 8mp back and 5mp front camera. Quality of both front and back camera is average but interface is very intuitive. There are number of modes available on the phone like Panorama, Night, Time-lapse, Text recognition, HDR, Professional, Smart scan, Ultra pixel, PicNote, Mood photo, Gif and Smart scan.

Front flash is missing on the phone, but you can use screen flash to take selfies in dark environments. Phone can capture upto 1080p videos.

Should I buy Qmobile Noir J5 or not?

This phone is the cheaper variant of Qmobile J7 but hardware is below par on its price segment. Phone has good build quality, stylish looks, vibrant screen and user replaceable battery. But there are few drawbacks as well like fingerprint sensor is missing, average battery life, back cover is fingerprint magnet, only 2gb of RAM. It is difficult to recommend this phone in this price range.

There are better options available in market with in same price segment like Qmobile S6 and Qmobile LT700 Pro.