Updated: November 27, 2015 2:06:52 pm
The smartphone market in India is really getting interesting. In fact, one of the most interesting smartphones I have seen in recent times is just about to launch. I am talking about the Qiku Q Terra, set to launch in India on November 27.
The phone, which is the result of a joint venture between Coolpad and security firm 360, is powered by a very unique, but trendy and usable UI from the latter. This is one of the fastest user interface and certainly one of the less cluttered ones that I have used. It also has some great features like the app freeze to prevent unnecessary drain of the battery.
But the best feature for me is the 13MP + 13MP dual camera setup in the rear. Unlike the other dual cameras we have seen, one of the cameras here is black and white. This means the picture has a kind of contrast unseen in other phones. I would rate this as one of the best Android cameras, right up there with the OnePlus 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+.
It also has one of the fastest fingerprint scanners, and the pad is placed conveniently under the rear camera where you usually rest one of your fingers. The full metal body also adds a lot of oomph to the phone. Then there is the 2K screen, which when coupled with the UI, makes this phone a delight to use.
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While I have used the phone for a couple of weeks, it is tough to write a full review as the build I had is a Chinese one with a lot of things I could not understand. However, what I have seen has convinced me that with the right pricing this phone will be much sought after in India. From what I know, there could be multiple version of the phone at different price points.
Personally, I see OnePlus getting some serious competition in the flagship killer space when this phone is finally launched in India.
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