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Qmobile Noir A500 Video Review : Unboxing and Introduction

Qmobile Noir A500 is the cheapest Quad Core Phone available in Pakistan right now. The price of Qmobile Noir A500 is Rs.16,000. The phone seems to be an excellent value for money but there is one major setback, that is it only has 512 mb RAM, which seems pretty low for a quad core phone and in current times when apps and games are more and more power hungry.

We highly doubt that noir A500 will be able to play high graphical games. However its benchmarks tell a completely different story. Qmobile Noir A500 antutu score was 13400 , which is even more then the phone with 1 GB ram and same processor.

How is that possible ? One reason is that its low screen resolution. Other phones having HD of full HD phones require more processor power to render the screen and hence the benchmark results are also effected . Noir A500 having low res. screen gives more to benchmarking apps. We will confirm this when we do the games review.

Apart from its low RAM , the phone is performing pretty well. I believe it will be more then enough for normal social apps , chatting and phone apps.

This is the first part of the video review of Qmobile Noir A500. We will follow up with a more detailed games and media review.

Qmobile Noir A500 Video Review : Unboxing and Introduction from PhoneGuru Reviews on Vimeo.

Qmobile Noir A500 Specs are as follows

CPU : 1.2GHz Quad Core
ROM/RAM : 4GB ROM/512MB RAM
OS : Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Display : 4.5″ FWVGA LCD Display
SIMs : Dual SIM
Size : 136x67x9.6mm
Camera : 5 Mega Pixel Camera / FF Camera : VGA

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500

Qmobile Noir A500 compared to iPhone 4

Qmobile Noir A500 compared to iPhone 4

Qmobile Noir A500 compared to iPhone 4

Qmobile Noir A500 compared to iPhone 4

About Usman Malik

Usman Malik is a software engineer by profession with over 10 years of experience of development and project management. He is a smartphone enthusiast and love everything about smartphones.

106 comments

  1. Usman Bhai A500 mein PowervrSGX544mp ka Gpu ha jo kay a8,a7,a10,a9 mein nhi hai un me PowervrSGX531 ka gpu hai jo kay hd games kay leyay nhi , is ka gpu hd games chalanay wala hai is waja sa is ka benchmark score ZIADA HAI! (I GUESS!).

  2. Usman bhai plz tell me which phone u prefer huawei g510 or noir a500..? i am abt to buy one of these so im lil bit confuse plz guide me..

    • Noir A500 is best because it has better Quad Core processor, which makes it 2 times faster in speed and it has more battery backup than G510.

  3. plz also play flash videos on daily motion web on your next part of review .

  4. thx for video review,,plz plz now upload full review gaming.browsing.ui and wt abt its touch ………is it as responsive as htc,sam or hua.etc after getting Jelly bean

  5. it has a cortex A7 processor or MTK ?

  6. bhai es me notification light hai ya ni? aur es me processor konsa hai?

  7. usman bhai so now in your opinion which is better qmobile a500 or a9 ?

  8. bhai a600 best hai ya a900

  9. usman bhae AOA
    me q mob lna chahta ho ap k opinion me a7 acha hai ya a60

  10. usman bhae AOA
    me noir a500 final krny lga ho ap mje just ye bta den k is ka display size a10 sy kitna chota hai aor is ka cmera kesa ha??

  11. usman bhae AOA
    me noir a500 final krny lga ho ap mje just ye bta den k is ka display size a10 sy kitna chota hai aor is ka cmera kesa ha??

  12. usman bhae me a500 final krny lga ho ap plz mje ye bta den k a500 ka disply size a10 sy chota hai ya ni aor a500 ka camera result kesa hai??

  13. The fact that you fail to mention that this phone has a TN screen with very bad viewing angles, makes me think twice about using this site for trusted reviews.

  14. sir plz Q mobile noir a50 aur noir a60 ka review upload karen jaldi

  15. usman bhai plz plz q mobile noir a50 aur a60 ka full review upload karen i am waiting plz mene dono me se koi el final karna hai plz jaldi

  16. bhae is mn notification light nae ha to is alternate koi tareeka ha???and kindly mjy ya bta dain k sec camera ki opposite side py chota sa kia ha…i thought k wo notification light ha bt wo nahi ha….plz in do qus k answer dy dain…

  17. AOA…
    Sir its my first question at your site,, i am very confused between noir a9 and a500.. plz guide me that which phone is better in battery timing, and in overall functionality… and which should i buy… it will be very helpful for me… thnx…

  18. 1. Dear Aap Is Set Over All Kia Rating Dein Gey Out of 10 ???
    2. And Kia Is Price Rang Me Over All Is Se Behtar Or Koi Set Hai Jo Aap Recommend Kerein… k Is Rang Me Is Se Behtar Dosra Set Ho?
    3. Or Kia Ap Is Barey Me Bata Saktey Hein K Is Me Koi Manufacturing Faults To Nahi Hain.. Like Screen Blank, Restarting And Any Other Buggs???

    Waiting for Ur Expert Reviews… :)

  19. Salam Brother,

    Just want to know which one would you buy b/w A12 or A500?

  20. Can anyone tell, what is the screen dpi?

  21. I have Q A500. Jab meen koi call milata hoo to phone ki screen yani display sleep mode pe chala jata h. Na me call end krsakta hoo na kuch r bcz dikhai hi kuch ni deta. Any one help me to resolve this problem here.

    • well it seems something is blocking its light sensor, could be a screen protector issue try removing its screen protector if you have one. otherwise you can go to settings then accessibility and select power button ends call, it should atleast allow you to end the call.

      • Thank You Faisal Jaswal
        The Screen protector was already stuck on the screen by the company. I don’t know the exact position of the light sensor. For immediate solution your second suggestion is very effective. Once again thanks for your expert advice.

  22. Usman Bhai, i saw your reviews regarding A500 and it was my first experience to visit your forum.
    I want information if i use at a single time FB,Skype,Twitter and browsing simultaneously would it affects to RAM or will it hang ?
    What you will suggest should i go for A900 or A500 i have multiple apps use but not games..
    Waiting for your kind information.

    Regards

  23. Hey please recommend which phone is better overall, A12 or A500?

  24. A-O-A! Usman bhai main ne a500 le lia ha uss ki speed quad core processor jessi lagti hi nai ha. Aur jub main uss par google chrome chalata hoon to wo aksar crash ho jata ha aap plz mujhe bataien ke main kia karoon. Agar main usse sell kar ke a60 le loon to kesa rahe ga. Plz mujhe bataien.

  25. kya aesa koi softwear hain jo qmobile noir a500 se es k apne apps uninstall kare

  26. any one tell me about a500?
    a500 main notification light hai ya ni?
    Aur a500 ka camera acha hai ya a50 ka?

  27. any one tell me about a500?plz
    a500 main notification light hai ya ni?
    Aur a500 ka camera acha hai ya a50 ka?

  28. Aoa, usaman A500 mujhay bhuot pasand aya hai per mujhay logo nay dhara diya kay ya call kay darmiyan main sleep mode per chala jata hai is darmiyan ap is ka kuch use nai kar saktay. jab tak call dosra person jo call raha woh cut na kar day. pllz bhai mujhay kiya ya such hai. aur ya problem a jaye tu is ka kya solution hai? i will be waiting for your answer.

  29. Assalam-o-alaikum usman bhai i would like to ask u that i am stuck on choosing between two android phones huawei g510 and qmobile a500. could u please help me out that which phone is better overall with your expert advice.. it would be a great act of kindness… i hope u would reply soon :)

  30. AOA, apkay khayal main A500 layna chayie ya nai.agar Ram ko chor kar baat ki jaye tu a600,a900 aur a500 main say koun sa layna chayie. cemera ko aik per kar day

    • Wa Alaikum Salaam, its your choice if you really don’t care about the Ram option or display tech then A500 is alright.

  31. Assalam o Alaikum!
    usman bhai me ne 15000 tak qmobile lena he or mujhe samajh ni a rahe kon sa set best he me ne a8 use kyia he lakin ab mujhe set change kArna he plz aap mujhe bata dain k a500 best he ya a12 overall.

  32. Assalam-o-alaikum i am stuck on choosing between two android phones huawei g510 and qmobile a500. could u please help me out that which phone is better overall with your expert advice… thankyou

  33. Faisal Jaswal bhai kyia aap mujhe bata sakte hen k my range is 22000 or me is range me kon sa set loon iphone4 or glaxy s2 ya qmobile ka koi model lay loon plz tell me m confuse..

    • Well it’s your choice but Iphone 4 is a different OS people who are comfortable with IOS don’t usually go for other OS such as android or windows, as far as S2 and qmobiles you have to decide what you want in a phone? performance, camera, audio, brand?

  34. Abdul Sattar Arain

    i am using Q mobile Noir A500 but there is problem with this phone, when ever i make a call with this phone the screen locks and unable to end the call. Usman Bhai can tell me how to end call.

    • what do you mean by locks? does the screen go black? I can give you a possible solution but I am not sure if it will work, go to settings and then to accessibility and select the power button ends call. Now you should be able to end the call after pressing power button, regardless of screen lock (hopefullY) :-)

      • i have the same issue but i wana ask if we need to use dial pad during call thn how wud we use it there r no settings fr this purpose…. reply soon

  35. Dear Usman BhaI.

    I am using this phone since a month…currently I cant hear caller voice. I dont know what option I have put off.

    Another person can hear my voice but I cant hear caller voice but If I out it on speaker then I can hear other wise normal option not working…Kindly help me in this regards.
    SAMI

  36. salam usman bhai ma jb facebook instagarme use karta hun to hang ho jata ha pls is ka solutin bata da and baqi sb theeek h chal rha ha 512ram ma itni h speeed ho sakti ha so enjoy

  37. I am using Q A500 from a month . I think its a best mobile in this rate . have no problem. Only it has no notification light. But there is something near the speaker…. What is this … Other side the camera.

  38. plz … i need help… i am not able to listen to the caller voice when i m attending the phone, not even hear a ring when i m making call… but on speaker i do… help me out…what setting have i disturbed…???

  39. My hepteck feedback of A500 not working properly some times its works some times not and same case with keyboard. but works fine with ringtones. please tell me the solution ?

  40. Does it support External USBStorage?

  41. How can i root my qmobile a500???

  42. Sir ! i was going to purchase noir a500 but i got my eye on samsung galaxy star pro http://www.samsung.com/pk/consumer/mobile-devices/mobile-phones/smartphones/GT-S7262ZWAPAK its price is 12,500 actually i have itrest in gaming alot but my range is less then 15,000 so am not purchasing 1gb ram phone, samsung also have 512 ram like a500, am a bit confiuse is that is samsung galaxy is same in gaming like a500, is they are gaming wise alike? then i am purchasing samsung because camera result doesn’t matter to me any thing, kindly suggest me, waiting for replay :) thanks

  43. I rooted my a5000 :)

  44. Usman bhai does it’ve screen capture ability while using apps and can i update it aos to 4.2.2 ,4.3 or the latest 4.4 ver and one more que broda if i rooted it, its change my experience or not regarding performance ?

  45. sir m having problem, i cant hear voice of caller.. but when i use handfree or set it on speaker mode then i can hear. what should i do?? plx help

  46. PLZ KOI BTAYE A500 ACHA SET HA ISMY KOI FALT TO NI HA??

  47. nice mobile
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  48. Noor ud din Jhangir

    sir I want to know that does a500 suports to hd vedios?

  49. ABdul Sattar Arain

    Dear Faisal bhai. Please tell me how to update my A500 jelly bean software 4.2.2 or above

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