My tryst with Selfie-Star called Mobiistar : New Smartphone range in India


Photography is a big part of family travels. The memories that are created in these journeys are precious and priceless. And the last thing one wants is missing oneself in these captured family moments by being on the other side of the lens as the photographer!

Thanks to the concept of ‘Selfies’ and amazing innovation of front cameras in mobiles, we can have the cake and eat it too err…I mean we can click a photo and be in it too. Cheers!

We owe a lot to an Australian by name Nathan Hope who used the term ‘Selfie’ for the first time in 2002 and it was formally included as part of the Oxford Dictionary edition of 2013. And also to an oriental company that introduced the front cameras in mobile phones.

Now, we have another Oriental company, Vietnam based Mobiistar with their range of ‘Selfie’ focused mobile phones.Mobiistar formally debuted in the Indian smartphone market on 23rd May 2018. And there was a special unveiling of the Mobiistar smartphones range exclusively for the blogging community, thanks to their association with IndiBlogger who promptly opened the gates for an Indi-Mobiistar meet!

I was excited to be part of this Indiblogger-Mobiistar meet in Delhi. For one, Indimeets are always fun, interactive, informative and helps us bond with fellow bloggers and friends. Secondly, I am bad at clicking selfies and found this a perfect opportunity to indulge in some selfie sessions with the new cam.

Namaste Mobiistar

On the day of Indi meet at Hyatt Regency, after ushering inside the event-hall, we were accorded a warm welcome by Karthik. This was followed by a quick introduction by a handful of new and old bloggers. And guess what, we also got to know the excuses given by people to escape their official duties and attend the IndiMeet  :D

The highlight of the meet was unveiling the Selfie-stars of Mobiistar with a ‘Namaste India’ phrase by Mr.Carl, Co-founder and CEO, Mobiistar.

In the words of the company, the brand’s promise is towards giving their customers more possibilities at a competitive price. And rightfully, their tagline of ‘Enjoy More’ is driven through the functionality of the product and aimed at giving users a meaningful and enjoyable selfie experience , all thanks to their front, dual selfie camera that captures a 120° wide-angle shot.

As I started live tweeting from the venue, there was excitement among my friends and followers who were bowled over by the features and price of the mobiles.

The cherry on the cake of the presentation was when Mr.Carl revealed the unbelievable prices of the mobiles. The excitement was indeed palpable. He presented the features of the two models CQ and XQ Dual and also informed us that Mobiistar has already opened 1000 service centres all over India. They have also tied up with Flipkart for exclusive Exchange offers and Complete Mobile Protection feature (Post Purchase).

Apart from this, JIO too is offering Rs.2,200 of instant cashback on Mobiistar purchases. Awesome deals, aren’t they?

To make life easier, I have created a table with the discussed salient features and specifications for my readers to have an overview of the products.

( These tables have been painstakingly created by me. Copying or taking screen-shots of this is prohibited)

CQ Model

Feature Specification CQ
PriceRs. 4999
Front Camera13 MP
Rear Camera8 MP
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 425
Battery3,020 mAh, Quad Core 1.4 GHz
Dual SIMYes (nano SIMs)
SD card slotYes
Screen5 inch HD screen
Available in coloursGold and Black


XQ Dual Model

The XQ Dual model has exciting features apart from the specifications in the table below:

  • 120° super wide view angle degrees (8MP), 7 level Face Beauty, Camera Filter, HDR.
  • Fingerprint Sensor
Feature SpecificationXQ Dual
PriceRs. 7,999
Front Camera8MP Dual Camera
Rear Camera13MP Camera
ProcessorQualcomm Snapdragon 430; Octa Core 1.4 GHz
Dual SIMYes (Nano SIMs)
SD card slotYes
Screen5.5 Inch Full HD Screen
Available in coloursGold and Black

How can IndiMeets end without sumptuous eatables and exciting games, isn’t it?

We savoured on a delicious spread as part of ‘High Tea’ relishing the snacks on our plates while enjoying a live music performance.

With the excitement of knowing the affordability of the Mobiistar phones and happy tummies, post-break, we made maximum use of Mobiistar smartphones(testers) that were given to us to click selfies and create a story of the pics. The minimum number of selfies we had to click to create a storyline through pictures was 30! This indeed was a fun activity and our group thoroughly enjoyed participating in this as a team.

Soon, we were nearing the end of yet another Indi Meet but not before, we had a group photograph with the mandatory IndiBlogger’s victory cry of ‘Hur Hur Hur’ by pumping our fists. And yes, we all did miss the energy of Anoop!

Thanks a ton, dear Mobiistar and IndiBlogger, for the very first IndiMeet of 2018 and for introducing us to the concept of #EnjoyMore through two selfie-stars of the day – CQ and XQ Dual.

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