Mobiistar XQ Dual Review: Delivers Dual-Selfie Cameras in Budget Category


Mobiistar XQ Dual Review |

This smartphone comes packed with dual cameras on the front – one for clicking standard selfies, other for clicking group selfies.

Mobiistar, a big brand name in the Vietnamese smartphone market has recently made its foray into the Indian market by launching two smartphones in selfie star series, the XQ Dual, and the CQ Dual.
Mobiistar XQ Dual smartphone is aptly priced at INR 7,999, and is available exclusively at

Design Elements

This smartphone carries a simplistic, yet very effective design. The front panel of the XQ Dual houses the display with thick bezels along the top and bottom of the device. Above the display – it is offering the dual camera modules, an earpiece, proximity sensors and an LED flash. Below the display, it is offering the capacitive Android navigation buttons.

The device comes with the camera module and an LED flash on the top left, and a circular fingerprint sensor symmetrically placed in the center on the top half. The thin antenna lines with copper finish can be seen along the top and bottom. The back is made from hard plastic, with metallic finish to it. Gripping and holding this device is quite smooth and easy.

The volume rocker of this device is placed on the left whereas the power / sleep button is on the right side of the device. There is a dual SIM card tray where you can insert two nano SIM cards or one nano-SIM card and one microSD card slot – just above the power button.

The microUSB port for charging purpose is placed at the bottom, whereas the 3.5mm audio socket sits on the top. This device is delivering quite a regular design which is quite simplistic in nature.

Mobiistar XQ dual comes with 16:9 display and it features a 5.5-inch full HD display. This device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 octa-core SoC. It comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB onboard storage.

Dual selfie cameras: For selfies and groupfies

Camera is the most attractive piece for this device. And as taking selfie has become quite popular among the young generation and that’s where this smartphone is offering great results at a very competitive price point. As a selfie lover, you get dual camera setup, which includes a 13-megapixel primary camera, and an 8-megapixel secondary camera with wide-angle lens, having a field of view of 120-degrees.

When I clicked a few photos using the front cameras, the results were quite good in good lighting conditions as well as indoor and low-lighting conditions. The device also supports a wide-angle mode and also adds fisheye lens effect, and the barrel roll effects can be seen in the photos as well. There is an LED flash on the front.
At the back, it is offering a 13-megapixel camera, and the results are quite decent.

Operating System

The Mobiistar XQ Dual runs on Android 7.1.2. Nougat. The interface is clean with near stock Android. Mobiistar has added a custom theme on top and users get all Google Apps pre-installed. Delivering personalized app control – the device offers an app called Freezer, which lets you temporarily disable apps that you don’t need at your end.

While reviewing the device, we realized that overall this smartphone offers smooth interface and quite glitch-free. We did not face any issues where it went unresponsive or experienced any lag in its performance.

Final Verdict

At Rs 7,999, the Mobiistar XQ Dual offers great value for money. It is offering great value proposition with its excellent dual front cameras. This smartphone has got great potential for a country like India, where customers always look for more value for their money.