QiKU N4: Review

The QiKU N4 budget smartphone hit the shelves in China earlier this year in May, for a price less than INR 10,000. Given the low-end pricing, it is a no-brainer that the specifications and features on this smartphone are rather impressive.

For those users following the QiKU story, you would recall that the F4 was launched in March 2016, and this follow-up version seems to be an upgrade from that particular smartphone.

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Phone specifications and features

The phone has a 5.5-inch 1080p 2.5D curved glass display, and is ultra-slim at 8.3 mm, making it easier to carry and visually appealing as well. A capacitive, multi-touch screen makes the user interface more engaging and interactive, added to which owing to the screen size, watching videos, reading or even surfing the Internet is a more pleasant experience.

Coming to the camera – an all-important feature in smartphones these days – a high resolution 13MP rear camera with auto focus and an LED flash, and a 5MP front camera makes pictures and videos look sharper and clearer. This also facilities better visuals when making video calls.

On storage, the phone has a generous 32GB storage capacity, which can be upgraded by using a memory card, expanding capacity to 128GB.

The hardware specs include an Octa Core CPU and 4GM of RAM, both of which result in faster processing without slowing down the user interface.

Other features include Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, both 3G and 4G network support, as well as GPS to detect your location. The phone also offers dual-SIM usage. It is powered by a non-removable 3080 mAh, Li-Po battery.

Additionally, a responsive fingerprint sensor ensures that unlocking the phone is quick and easy, merely at a light touch.

Colour variants

The QiKU N4 will be available in white, yellow and pink.

Watch out for

The smartphone does not however have a FM radio, and also cannot be connected to your TV. Given the other features though, these may just not be deal breakers that will impact many a purchase decision.

The bottom line

While there has been no official announcement on the India launch date or pricing yet, the phone is expected to be in a price range similar to that in China. With its specifications and features, that would make it possibly one of the best smartphones out there in its segment, giving one food for thought and making it a serious contender to many buyers’ shortlists and eventual purchase.

Picture courtesy – gadgets.ndtv.com


by techtalks @TechTalks August 10, 2016 12:09 PM UTC

DIGITAL DEBATE

Mobile Upgrades: Killing The Product Before Its Time?

Have to agree. The speed of newer phone models within the same series and newer app versions lead to more thought put into buying decisions. Phone lines have a definite short shelf life

Lionel Gurjao

Frequently upgrading the software is a real problem as updating the software might cause your phone to lag because of the older hardware.

Shivendra Singh

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

Maalin Ashar

They should come out with upgrades for the specific phones and not for the separate Operating System. This way a special version for your phones specific hardware can be made

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