Is QMobile Noir Z6 using fake Octa-Core?

AOA Everyone!
QMobile just added a new phone to their flagship series(Z3,Z4,Z5,etc) the phone's commercial featured Indian Actress Sonam Kapoor , The phone was launched on 1st day of Eid-ul-Fitr and QMobile has been doing a lot of advertising of this phone.QMobile has been saying on Television that first-time ever a Pakistani Company manufactured World's Slimmest Phone while the truth is that they haven't manufactured it!It's a mobile made by China Company(Gionee) QMobile just introduced it to Pakistan under the name of QMobile Z6.Another Problem with the phone is that it's not delivering the performance of a true Octa-Core procesor many people are facing problems with this phone such as : Phone's getting over-heated , Phone's getting stuck , Slow Processing Speed.

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Specs :

Dimension 145.1 x 70. 2 x 5.55mm

Weight 133 g

Battery Stand-by up to 490 hrs, Talk- time up to 27 hrs
Non-removable Li-Ion 2300 mAh

OS Android Jelly bean (version 4.2.1), Upgradable to KitKat (v4.4.2)

Memory 16GB built-in, 2GB RAM Processor 1.7 GHz Octa-Core Cortex-A7, Mediatek MT6592, GPU: Mali-450MP4

Connectivity Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, EDR, USB (microUSB v2.0, USB On-the-go), WLAN (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot), GPRS (Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 - 48 kbps), EDGE Class 12, 3G (HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps) Display Size 5.0 Inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels (~441 ppi pixel density)
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

Display Colour Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors, Multitouch, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (front and back), Amigo OS 2.0 Operating
Frequency / Band GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 3G Band WCDMA 900 / 2100 Browser HTML5 Colors Black Entertainment FM Radio,3.5mm audio jack, MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player, MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player, YouTube, Google Talk, Games (built-in + downloadable) Camera 13.0MP, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, panorama, HDR, Video (1080p@30fps), 2ndry 5MP Other Features GPS + A-GPS support, Document editor, Photo viewer/editor, Google, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Search, Maps, Gmail, Voice memo/dial/commands, Calendar, Speakerphone Ring Tones Downloadable, Polyphonic, MP3 Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail

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Plus it has no support for 4G.

So my Question for you is that is QMobile using fake Octa-Core?

Lol no, it's not fake.

It uses MediaTek MT6592 SoC having 8 CPU cores and a GPU.

However, 8 cores don't mean it's better than quadcore phones. In fact, you don't even need that many cores in most apps.

Individual core performance isn't great and most of the cores remain idle. You'll probably see better real-life performance with a snapdragon Quadcore SoC.

@MarcusMarcel For a guy that doesn't understand how computer hardware works, you shouldn't assume stuff about mobile hardware either.

As ehti said, more cores doesn't mean better performance, there are a lot more factors that conclude that.

Also, they're not the first to release a octa-core phone in Pakistan either, Voice released a octa-core phone around the same time as the Z4 (Voice Xtreme X5).

The whole rebranding process of Qmobile is being performed legally so they can indeed use the term Manufactured.

4G will take at least 2 years to get to a stable state, and until then the Z6 won't be relevant anymore, so i don't see what you intend to do with 4G.

There, i think I've answered all your questions...

ehti Thanks for the answer.

Upsilon It's good to learn more.I don't know much about Hardware but i'm trying to learn more :P

Yeah,I saw commercial of Voice X5 in 2013 Winter.

It has true octa core but that does not mean you will get top notch performance.

Hello!

ARM is the company that licenses their 'core' processor designs to other companies and is the most common architecture regarding smartphones (others being MIPS and x86)! There are various designs of these 'cores' for different needs ... usually the higher the number, the higher the performance ... like Cortex A5 will have lower performance than Cortex A7 or A9 ... Cortex A57 is desktop class performance level and AMD has launched the Opteron A1100 processor based on it for use in servers ... however, based on power requirements/budget one may prefer a low power core such as Cortex A5! Many devices may use these processors and these are not limited to smartphones only!

When it comes to MediaTek, it takes these designs and integrates them with 'telecomm' bits like wireless radio(s), bluetooth, FM, etc ... and offers these designs to others ... and judging by its growth as a company, its pretty good at it! With such integration and good software support, it's very easy to launch your own smartphone brand with manufacturing based in China! Therefore, we see brands like Xiaomi, Zopo, Jiayu, Lenovo, etc ... including even Sony offer a range of 'lower-cost' smartphones!

So, the actual difference between brands comes down to quality of components and software/firmware support! I have personally used Zopo and it can be considered a premium brand as its quality is very high ... though that reflects in a higher price as well!

Coming to the question, the 'true' octa-core term is used to differentiate from the big.LITTLE design from ARM that allows (4) high performance 'cores' to be used with (4) low power 'cores' aiming to crate a balance between performance and battery life ... initially only high performance or low power cores could be active at one point of time and not all together! The MTK6592(T) chipset was the first chipset in the world that could use all 8 cores at the same time!

In conclusion, when comparing smartphones based upon arm at a certain price point, please keep the core architecture in mind for a fair comparison! Like, MTK6592(T) is based on Cortex A7 (Tegra 3 is A9, Exynos 5 Octa is A15+A7big.LITTLE and Snapdragon 800 'krait' is tweaked A15) but is rated highly in terms of price vs performance and suitable for most people (note that this benefit currently evaporates once you get into the used/refurbished market like Pantech's 'used' phones give more performance compared to a brand new Mediatek based phone for same price)! The upcoming MTK67xx series based upon Cortex A53 cores is going to be highly competitive and may give premium brands a run for their money! Just stick to 'consistent' manufacturers and trust reviews by real users and not online sellers!

ARM List of Cores: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_ARM_cores

Mediatek's Product Line: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediatek#Product_list

Regards,

Ahmed