The QMobile Noir A20 is a fascinating and irresistible entry-level smartphone. However, most people might position it on the top of entry-level smartphones because of its Quad Core processor. It runs on the highly customizable and smooth, Android 4.1 Jelly bean. It has an 8MP camera that helps it maintain its appeal to consumers on low budget. Anyone looking to buy their first smartphone would be more than happy with their purchase of the Noir A20.
The Noir A20 is powered by a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor at its root. It has a ROM of 4GB and RAM of 1GB. As we mentioned in the case of Noir A950, 1GB for a Quad Core processor is insufficient, the performance you will get will be just slightly better than a good Dual Core phone like the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, which despite being dual-core had 1GB of RAM, same as the "Quad Core" Noir A20. The internal storage on the Noir A20 is low too, however, the Micro SD support compensates for that imperfection. The phone has a 4.5” qHD display, which means it is only a quarter of HD (HD displays have a resolution of 1280×720 and qHD display have a resolution of 540 x 960).
The A20 has an 8MP shooter on the back with LED flash as well as a 1.3MP front facing camera. The rear camera is capable of capturing photos at a maximum resolution of 3264 x 2448 with features like, autofocus. It can also capture video at 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The camera is certainly one of the best on any QMobile device. The device has a battery of 2100mAh, which should be ample for average usage but might not be able to last more than a day on heavy usage.
Looking at the Noir A20’s body, on the front there is the front facing camera and a few sensors above the screen and three capacitive back, home and menu keys just below the screen. On the right side of the handset, there is the volume rocker and situated right under it, the power button. The left side of the phone is completely empty; we feel that the volume rocker could have been placed here for ease of use. The bottom of the phone is unused too, with the headphone jack and the micro USB port, both situated on the top. On the back, there is the camera on the top center with the LED flash on the left. The QMobile branding can be seen in the bottom center with the speaker grille below it, but a little more to the left.
On the software side of the spectrum, Android 4.1 Jelly bean powers the Noir A20. This might not be the latest version of Android i.e. 4.3, but it is not outdated either. More than 50% of Android users are using this version, so all kinds of software support will be available to you on the internet. Android’s most attracting feature is the level of customization it has to offer and with this phone, you’ll be able to get a taste of that sweet feature too. Millions of apps and games made especially for Android are available on the Google Play Store, suiting the user’s need. The variety varies from Productivity apps to Utilities; in the games category, you can find casual games like Angry Birds as well as more hardcore games like GTA Vice City.
The Noir A200 has proved to be one of the best entry-level smartphones on the market right now. It has an impeccable Quad Core processor and runs Android 4.1 Jelly bean. But be aware, just because it has the same processing power as most flagship phones (on paper) does not mean that it is an alternative for let's say, the Galaxy S4 or even the last year's SIII. Over the course of your time spent with this phone, you will come across its limitations - if you had hoped it to be a great low-end phone, you would be all right. However, if you wanted it to be a high-end phone like the S4, you would be disappointed.
|Platform||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Dual Camera||Yes, 1.3MP|
|Wi-Fi||Yes, (Wi-Fi 802.11)|
|Processor Type||1.3GHz Quad Core|
|Frequency Band||GSM 850/900/1800/1900 WCDMA 900/2100|
|Resolution||qHD (540 x 960 )|
|Internal Memory||4GB (less might be accessible to the user)|
|Talk Time||up to 5h|
|Standby Time||up to 400h|
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