Dialog introduces the Q143L – first look

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Following the successful introduction of their I- and K-series budget smartphones, Dialog’s put out yet another ‘Droid on the market: the Q143L. At Rs 34,990, it’s apparently Sri Lanka’s cheapest 4G – enabled handset.

Also read Dialog i35: the comprehensive review

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Looks-wise, the Q143L is every inch the average candybar phone. A 4.3-inch screen is set in a thick, comfortable body with rounded edges and gleaming, glossy black front. The top and the bottom edges are quite large; there’s about centimetre between the edge of the screen and the edge of the phone front.

There’s a very visible front cam and a silver-gray bezel running right round the phone. It’s a single-sim device with 3G, WiFi and 4G-LTE support.

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Underneath the hood is a:

  • Dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU
  • Adreno 225 GPU
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 Megapixel camera with flash
  • 3G/HSPA and 4G-LTE support
  • MicroSD support upto 32GB
  • GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth
  • 2 GB Internal Storage
  • 1900 mAH battery

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Specs-wise, that’s squarely in the lower-mid-range of today’s phone market. For the tech-heads out there, the Q143L has a dual-core Qualcomm MSM8960 SoC: two Krait cores clocked at 1.5 Ghz, an Adreno 225 GPU, paired with 1 GB RAM. Dialog seems to have upped their standards a bit – while their previous smartphones were manufacturer by Innos, this smartphone is built for Dialog by the much larger ZTE corporation.

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Running on this hardware is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Overall, it certainly does live up to its name – the cheapest 4G-enabled smartphone in Sri Lanka. We’ll put it through its paces later this week and see how it fares.

Checkout more pictures here.

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