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360 Q5 & Q5 Plus Official: Hardware Level Security, Dual Cameras & More

by Joe 25

After teasing the phones for a few days, 360 Mobiles, formerly known as QiKu, today, released two brand new phones under its premium Q series lineup, namely the 360 Q5 and the 360 Q5 Plus. Like the name suggests, the Q5 Plus will be the larger model, coming with powerful specs like SD820 on board. On the other hand, the 360 Q5 comes with SD652 along with a bunch of other upper mid-range specifications.

360 Q5

Design wise, 360 didn’t see to make any significant changes as compared to its previous generation devices. The 360 Q5 and Q5 Plus comes with an all metal body with dual cameras at the back and 2.5D glass on top. The overall look of the device is premium and similar to the metal flagships available in the market today. At the bottom, you get a USB Type-C port along with speaker grills.

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While the specs of both the devices are pretty good, the security features are something that sets it apart from other phones in the market. Before we take a look at what all security features are inside the device, let’s take a quick look at the specs of the 360 Q5 and the 360 Q5 Plus.

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360 Q5 Specs

The 360 Q5 comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip inside with 4GB of RAM on board. While this may not be the best chip in the market right now, we have seen that it’s good enough for most needs. The phone features a 5.5-inch display with 1080p resolution, which has become the standard among flagships. Surprisingly, you have 128GB eMMC 5.1 storage as standard on the device.

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At the back, the 360 Q5 comes with a 13MP dual camera setup. This will be an RGB + monochrome setup and can be used to take 3D videos as well. Up front, the phone features a 13MP camera with flash, which is good for selfies. Inside, there will be a 3200mAh battery with QC 3.0, good for a day’s usage.

 

360 Q5 Plus Specs

The 360 Q5 Plus comes with much better specifications. It features a larger 6-inch 1080p display and features Snapdragon 820 quad-core chip inside clocked at 2.15GHz. There will be two variants, 4GB RAM and 6GB RAM. Once again, you get 128GB storage as standard and in this model, it will be UFS 2.0. You have the same 13MP dual camera sensor setup at the back as the Q5 Plus. Even up front, you get a 13MP sensor with flash. The battery is much larger on the device, measuring 3700mAh.

Considering the specs of the Q5 Plus, this is indeed flagship worthy. You have SD820, a large 6-inch 1080p display, 6GB RAM and 128GB storage with dual cameras at the back, which is one of the best configurations in a smartphone in the market today.

 

Security Features

360 Mobiles have made sure that the two new models launched today are secured, all thanks to a dedicated hardware level security chip. This chip is reportedly military grade and is said to be unbreakable. The phone will have a special private space, independent from the normal storage wherein you can add third party apps as well and encrypt all data storage. In addition to that, the Q5 and Q5 Plus features call and text encryption to make sure that your data cannot be taken by hackers. There is also a feature which prohibits recording and it can even destroy recordings already taken. Further, the phone features a function which will photograph the thief who stole your phone. Also, if someone tries to force the data out of the device, the phone will automatically lock.

 

360 Q5 & Q5 Plus Price

The standard version of the 360 Q5 with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage retails at 1999 Yuan ($300) while the special edition (4GB + 128GB) retails at 2199 Yuan ($331).

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The 360 Q5 Plus starts at 2599 Yuan ($391) for the 4GB + 128GB model and 2799 Yuan ($421) for the 6GB + 128GB version.

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Pretty decent pricing. What do you think?

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  • yoselife

    Snapdragon 652, not more then 220$

    • Hakim Farouk

      It is when it’s paired with 128GB and 4GB of ram.

      • Faisal Shaharyar

        but its going into the region of SD820 chipset.. look at ZUK Z2 and leeco LeMax2. the price difference would $20-25

        • Hakim Farouk

          If you meant region chipset of SD820 with phones such as Mi5, Zuk Z2, they are more towards the Mid ranger price side rather than of a flagship. The price that is being offered here is perfectly normal. The abnormality lies in the pricing for Mi5, Zuk Z2 for being too cheap.

          • Wolvie

            I think there is no such thing as too cheap as vendor will not selling at lost below their cost. It is a prove that even selling at cheap price, vendor still got profit (probably rather slim profit).

            So we can vaguely imagine how huge the vendor profit margin when they jack-off the price to the top like what premium brand did all this time LOL.

          • Hakim Farouk

            The profit is not really as high as you think though. Samsung Galaxy S7 BOM (Bill of materials) alone is $255. This is just the raw cost for the materials to make 1 Galaxy S7. And that’s not inclusive of Marketing, Human Resource, R&D, Logistic and etc cost. The reason why phones like Oneplus, Xiaomi can be so cheap is because they don’t really pump as much money into R&D and marketing. Samsung pays for TV slots (even movies), billboards, magazines and etc while Oneplus only do online and perhaps on site marketing. In terms of R&D, big companies like Samsung, LG, Motorola and etc invest a lot in R&D creating new innovative technologies in the mobile world while smaller companies like Oneplus and etc just buy that technology from them. A lot of people complain about the pricing but they don’t really know the breakdown of it.

          • princetom

            Well said, but they make money from these r&d too. So, why ballooning the prices of phones in the name of r&d?

  • Lupo

    They do not have much to offer against competitors Xiaomi & LeEco, etc. Especially for intl customers.

  • Ivo001

    So basicly a more expensive Cool1?

    • jimberkas

      hopefully without the huge black borders though!

    • Assefa Hanson

      on paper but what is the functionality of the end product

  • rigge

    Their price marketing is destroying them, considering they’re a lot of good cheaper options. If they would’ve sell for 299-350$ with sd820 and 200-220$ sd652 I would be already ordering.

  • Dav

    ” The standard version of the 360 Q5 with 4GB RAM + 128GB storage retails at 1999 Yuan ($300) while the special edition (4GB + 128GB) retails at 2199 Yuan ($331).”

    Am I the only one missing someone in here? ^^

    • jimberkas

      from another website, apparently the special edition involves anti-bacterial body:

      “The 360 Q5 is priced at 1999 Yuan, and the other variant with the anti-bacterial metal body costs 2199 Yuan.”

      • Muhammad Yasir

        wtf … anti bacteria

        • Wolvie

          Yeah now you don’t need to wash your hand after finish your business in the toilet. The smartphone got anti-bacterial that will kill all the germ on your hand LOL.

    • Joe

      Oh yes, the special edition comes with an anti-bacterial body!

  • Muhammad Yasir

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  • If all they promised are true, then they have a fair price.

  • jimberkas

    $250 for the Q5 with US bands, and I’d buy it today

  • Bility

    Will resellers be getting this though?

  • Ionut Johnny

    Good prices, great phones, I am considering one of them.

  • Wolvie

    Actually the price is quite good with those kind of good specs. Much much much cheaper (less than half price actually) than samsung galaxy note 7 or iphone 6 pricing LOL.

    But problem is this pricing is valid only for china market. Once the stocks went to china online reseller, the price will become so expensive for international buyers that it will be not worth to buy compare to other big china brand competitors like Xiaomi,ONePlus, Cool1, LeECO etc

  • Rick Flair

    the N4 is much better value

  • Luka Koprivica

    If only anyone would make good 5″ phone…