Not long ago, the mobile phone was primarily a means of communication on the go. However, after it went from being known as a mobile phone to a smartphone, the utility and role of this gadget has become a lot more complex. It is everything, from a computer and personal assistant to high-end camera and the very gateway to the internet for most people.
But more than anything, a smartphone is now a status symbol. And because the very looks and construction of a smartphone change according to how much it costs, it’s not uncommon to be judged by the worth of your smartphone.
Flagship Design at Modest Pricing
When your perceived worth rides on how well-made and good looking your phone is, it begs a very important question: can I get flagship-grade design and build quality in a more reasonably priced smartphone? As luck would have it, the answer is a resounding yes. Meet the Mobiistar X1 Dual.
With its slim, curved design and sexy electric blue hues, you won’t be at fault for mistaking it as some ridiculously expensive flagship smartphone. Hold it in your hands and you immediately realise its heft and sturdy design, along with the tell-tale lack of panel gaps associated with expensive phones. Turn it around and the mirror finish at the rear brought to life with how the light catches on the micro texturing on the underlying layer further reinforces the premium design and build of this device. In fact, it’s hard to believe that it costs a mere ₹10,500.
That’s when you realise that not only did Mobiistar somehow manage to squeeze in premium design and materials into that unbelievably modest price tag, but the phone also shares quite a bit of features with expensive smartphones. Features such as the sexy bezel-less design that allows the brilliant Infinity Display to dominate the front fascia of the X1 Dual. The 5.7-inch HD+ Infinity Display sports an ultra-wide 18:9 aspect ratio, so that you can see more whether you’re watching movies (bye, bye annoying black bars), playing high-end videogames, or just browsing the internet.
What about a fingerprint reader? Well, the Mobiistar X1 Dual has one, and a very fast one at that. Face recognition? The phone does that too, without having to resort to an unsightly notch while it’s at it. This is where you ask if there is anything that the X1 Dual cannot do. Well, it can’t snap bad selfies.
Dual-selfies with Performance to Boot
Armed with a cutting-edge dual-selfie camera setup, the 13-megapixel primary selfie camera provides more than enough resolution to capture sharp and detailed self-portraits, whereas the secondary 8-megapixel selfie camera incorporates a special 120° wide-angle lens for capturing perfect group selfies. What’s more, the camera app is packed to the gills with intelligent picture modes, smart beautification features, and a wide array of filters to make every shot count.
The slim, pretty exterior does a great job of hiding the beast of a quad-core processor that’s backed by an ample 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that can be limitlessly expanded with the in-built microSD card slot. However, the true power of the hardware is unlocked by a highly optimised version of Android that incorporates all the right utilities and features without bogging the hardware down. That’s also why the 3000mAh battery is good enough to last through the rigours of your busy workday.
There you have it – the Mobiistar X1 Dual is a phone that is downright gorgeous and looks expensive enough to pass for a flagship device while being priced at a fraction of what it appears to cost. It not only incorporates the design and build quality of premium smartphones, but also cutting-edge features such as face recognition, bezel-less Infinity Display, and fast fingerprint scanner. So if you’re in the market for a premium smartphone experience at no-so-premium pricing, you might want to take a gander at the Mobiistar X1 Dual.