QMobile A290 Small Handset Features and Price

Qmobile Noir A290 Price in Pakistan

Update: 02 May, 2016
Rs. 6,500

Qmobile Noir A290 Review

A Word on A290’s Specs:

Featuring larger 5 inch display, 1.3 GHz dual core processing power, dual SIM support and the thickness of mere 9.7 mm, the new QMobile A290 can be grouped among the best smartphones ever manufactured by QMobile. It will be unbelievable for you to know that this fully featured gadget is being offered in exchange for an amount of even less than ten thousands Pak rupees; but the same is very true. Within this easily affordable price package, you will also be enjoying the advanced functionalities of the 3.2 megapixel primary camera, VGA quality front-facing camera and extended usability with the 1800 mAh powerhouse, etc. However, owing to its extreme level of affordability, you will have to compromise for the 3G & 4G standards, display quality and some other specs. That is why the latest A290 version, from the house of QMobile, is attracting a multitude of low income individuals who want to enjoy the relishing taste of the post modern technology.

A290 versus Samsung’s Ace 4:

Launched quite recently, the handsets are from two different brands; one is an internationally famous tech giant while the other is a local manufacturer based in Pakistan. Despite the fact that Ace 4 is many times expensive as compared to that of the A290, the latter successfully competes for the majority of the features and often takes lead. Concerning the low capacity 512 MB random access memory in the present model, you have to realize that it is the same as found in its much costlier counterpart—Samsung Galaxy Ace 4. Here the latter also comes with reduced 4 inch display and increased body thickness, thus making it less attractive. Undoubtedly, QMobile’s gadget lacks support for the advanced 3rd generation of networking standards; it does come with dual SIM functionality that is absent in the Ace 4. Turning to the processing speed, your A290 once again beats its rival with its more powerful 1.3 GHz dual core processor. Among other superior specs of the locally manufactured handset, there include slimmer body and greater 1800 mAh battery potential against the 1500 mAh powerhouse found in Samsung’s device. The latter, however, enjoys superiority in terms of camera resolution, measuring 5 MP against the 3.2 MP camera of A290.

Larger 5” Display and Thinner Body:

You can’t extract maximum joy from your favorite videos, games and photographs unless you watch, play and view them, respectively, on a device with larger 5 inch display, as featured in QMobile’s A290 model of the advanced smartphone series. The embarrassing thing here is that the display quality is not as outstanding as one would be expecting from such a high end handset. This deficiency is, however, being compensated by its extreme thinness, measuring merely 9.8 mm. If you buy QMobile A290, these smarter dimensions will not only add to its sound grip in hand, thus adding to the ease of workability, but also make it looks more stylish and sophisticated.

Extended Usability & Entertainment:

If you are living in Pakistan—a country suffering from serious energy crisis—it would probably be your first priority to go for the gadget that is packed with more powerful battery, thus ensuring extended usability and more entertainment. The 1800 mAh battery will keep on fuelling your phone round the clock, so that the menace of load shedding never interferes with your personal and professional activities. Among great entertainment specs, you have a 3.2 MP primary camera along with a VGA quality secondary shooter, audio & video players, FM Radio, fast internet connectivity, standard 3.5 mm ear jack, and so on. Besides the four gigabytes of built-in storage, you can also avail the option of external memory, supporting up to 32 GB, where you would be able to save all of your entertainment data including audios and videos.

Bottom Line:

Isn’t it a really awesome deal that against the extremely low QMobile A290 price in Pakistan, you will be enjoying all the great features that are not even found in Samsung’s highly expensive Ace 4 smartphone? Yes, as compared with Ace 4, the display size has been increased by 1 inch; battery capacity has been enhanced by 300 mAh; body has been made slimmer; SIM ports are two in number; and the processing efficiency is also greater. However, new A290 will be a bit disadvantageous, particularly, in terms of display quality, connectivity standards, and external memory support. Regarding its purchase, in any case, the decision solely rests with you.

QMobile Noir A290 Specifications

Announced/Release Date

  • Announced August, 2014
  • Status Available, August 2014

Internet Functions

  • Facebook Yes
  • Youtube Yes
  • Google Search Yes
  • Twitter Yes
  • Browser HTML

Connectivity Features

  • USB (Universal Serial Bus) Yes, microUSB v2.0
  • Bluetooth Connection Yes
  • GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) Yes
  • EDGE Yes
  • WLAN For Connecting Internet Wi-Fi 802.11
  • NFC (Near Field Communication) No
  • 3G (Speed) Yes

Battery Type And Timing

  • Battery Li-Ion 1800 mAh battery
  • Stand-by Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Talk Time (Approx.) N/A
  • Music Play Time N/A

Hardware And Memory

  • OS (Operating System) Android OS, 4.2 Jelly Bean
  • CPU Capacity 1.3 GHz Dual Core
  • Chipset N/A
  • GPU For Graphics N/A
  • Internal Memory 4 GB
  • External Memory microSD, up to 32 GB
  • RAM and ROM 512 MB RAM

Network Coverage And SIM Info

  • 2G Network GSM 850/900/1800/1900
  • 3G Network No
  • 4G Network No
  • SIM Type Dual SIM

Body Structure And Style

  • Display Type FWVGA Touchscreen
  • Display Size 5.0 Inches, 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Body Weight N/A
  • Body Dimensions 145.8x 73 x 9.7mm
  • Colors Multi Colours

Camera And Multimedia

  • Backside Camera (Primary) 3.2MP, LED Flash
  • Frontside Camera (Secondary) Yes, VGA
  • Photo Editor Yes
  • Video Recording Quality Yes
  • Audio Player Support MP3/WAV/WMA/AAC player
  • Video Player (File Types) MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
  • Radio Stereo FM radio
  • 3.5mm jack Yes
  • Loudspeaker Yes

Business Features

  • Document Editor N/A
  • MS Word Support Yes

Qmobile Noir A290 Features

  • 5.0 inch HD IPS LCD Screen
  • Dual Sim Smartphone
  • 1.3 Ghz Dual Core Processor
  • Android OS Ver 4.2 Jelly Beans OS
  • 3.2 MP Auto Focus Rear Camera + Flash
  • VGA Front Camera
  • 4GB Internal Storage with 512 MB RAM
  • MicroSD support up to 32GB MMC
  • Stereo FM Radio
  • Wifi, GPS, Bluetooth, MRE
  • Light, Motion, Proximity, Magnetic sensors
  • 1800 mAh Li-ion Battery