Qiku Q Terra vs OnePlus 2: flagship phablets from China

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In 2015, a handful of new international smartphone manufacturers made their Indian debut. One of these vendors is Qiku from China, which marked its debut in the Indian market with the launch of a feature-loaded phablet called the Q Terra with a compelling price tag. Qiku’s Q Terra will be competing against the likes of the loaded phablets in the sub-Rs 25,000 range in the country. One of these devices is from OnePlus, which is also from China, and has a strong fan base in India. The company’s second flagship, the OnePlus 2, will be offering a stiff competition to the Q Terra.

The Q Terra and OnePlus 2 are among the best phablet contenders of the sub-Rs 25,000 range in the country. If you are finding it hard to choose among these two, let’s compare specifications of the Terra and OnePlus 2.

Qiku Q Terra vs OnePlus 2: comparison of the feature-loaded phablets

Design

The Qiku Q Terra and OnePlus 2, both offer premium an appealing design. The Qiku Terra has an all-aluminium casing, which is gently curved at the back, which makes it easy to hold in the hand even being 6-incher. The device measures 8.6mm around the waist and tips the scale at 185 grams. The OnePlus 2 on the other hand comes with an aluminium-magnesium frame that runs around the sides. The phone comes with the brand’s signature sandstone finish at the back, which feels smooth and rich in the hand. This one is slightly thicker than Q Terra at 9.8mm, but weighs 10 grams less.

Display and OS

The Q Terra is for those who like large smartphones. The phone comes with a close-to-tablet 6-inch full HD IPS LCD display with a pixel density of 367ppi. The OnePlus 2 on the other hand is a slightly compact offering the Terra with a 5.5-inch full HD IPS LCD display. The phone delivers better media viewing experience than the Q Terra thanks to a pixel density of 401ppi. The OnePlus 2 runs OxygenOS ROM that is based on Android Lollipop, while the Q Terra runs 360 OS, a forked version of Android 5.1 Lollipop. They both are loaded with unique software tweaks from the respective brands.

Configuration

As far as the configuration is concerned, the Q Terra is powered by a 1.82GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, coupled with an Adreno 418 GPU and 3GB of RAM. The OnePlus 2 on the other hand delivers better performance than the Terra thanks to a more powerful 1.8GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood. In addition, the device offers better gaming experience thanks to an Adreno 430 GPU and a massive 4GB of RAM. Storage-wise, the Q Terra offers 16GB of internal memory, which can be further increased up to 128GB via a microSD card. The OnePlus 2 on the other hand comes in two memory variants – 16GB and 64GB, but misses out a microSD card slot.

Camera

For imaging, the Qiku Q Terra 808 and OnePlus 2 offer quite similar specifications. They both offer 13MP autofocus rear cameras with dual-LED flash. However, the Q Terra gets an additional 13-megapixel sensor at the back as well to offer depth of field and better focus. As far as the selfies are concerned, the Q Terra offers better self-portraits via an 8MP front snapper, while the OnePlus 2 only has a 5MP camera sensor on the front.

Connectivity and Battery

In terms of connectivity, the Q Terra and OnePlus 2, both come with 4G LTE support for Indian 4G bands, dual-SIM slots, USB OTG, A-GPS, GLONASS, Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 4.1. However, the OnePlus 2 also comes with the latest USB Type-C port, which delivers better data transfer and faster charging capabilities. The Q Terra and OnePlus 2 are also equipped with fingerprint sensors for enhanced security. As for the battery, the OnePlus 2 is backed by a 3,300mAh unit. The Q Terra on the other hand is fuelled by a larger 3,600mAh battery, which also supports fast charging, allowing the device to be charged faster than the OnePlus 2.

Conclusion

The OnePlus 2 is one of the most powerful smartphones you can find in the sub-Rs 25,000 range. It offers impressive design, a powerful Snapdragon 810 CPU, a meaty 4GB of RAM, the latest USB Type standard for faster data transfer. The Q Terra is also a solid offering, which impresses those who like large devices. It offers a large battery, dual rear camera sensors setup, better selfies, and supports a microSD card as well. But you will need to compromise with the performance on the Q Terra. As far as the pricing is concerned, the Q Terra has been priced at Rs 21,000. The OnePlus 2 16GB and 64GB models on the other hand cost Rs 22,999 and Rs 24,999 respectively. So which one is your pick? share in the comments with all.

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