Micromax Dual 5 is a Rebranded Qiku 360 Q5 with a 32% Higher Price in India

by Karthik Iyer 26

Micromax made a comeback today or at least say have attempted to make a comeback (since it’s not out yet to buy) today by launching their new smartphone called the Dual 5. This smartphone is mainly a camera centric device as it sports dual 13MP cameras at the back and also a 13MP camera on the front. Talking about the pricing, it is priced at Rs. 24,999 and if you want to know more about it, then head over to this article here where we covered everything about it in detail. Now we can’t really judge the performance of the smartphone yet since we haven’t spent enough time with it just yet. However, one strange fact to notice is that it is strikingly similar to Qiku 360 Q5 or wait, is it just a rebranded Qiku 360 Q5?

First, let’s talk about Qiku 360 Q5’s specs. The Qiku 360 Q5 has a 5.5″ AMOLED FHD display on the front, and internally it is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 octa-core chip. It has 4GB of RAM, and along with that, it also has 128GB of internal storage. Talking about the camera optics, we have dual 13MP rear facing cameras, and on the front, we have a 13MP front-facing camera as well, and the smartphone is kept powered by a 3,200 mAh battery with QC 3.0 support for fast charging.

Now that you know what the Qiku 360 Q5 is all about, let’s compare it with the newly launched Micromax Dual 5 smartphone. The Dual 5 also has the exact same 5.5″ FHD AMOLED display on the front, and it is also powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 652 SoC. This one also has 4GB of RAM, and interestingly, we have the same 128GB of internal storage as well. In terms of the camera which the Dual five is so hyped up for, also has the same 13MP + 13MP setup at the back and on the front, we have the same 13MP selfie shooter. Battery capacity is also the same coming in at 3,200 mAh battery with QC 3.0.

And in terms of the design as well, they pretty much have the exact same design. You can take a look at the image above to cross check that once. In fact, the Qiku 360 Q5 also comes with the security chip and all the security features like taking the photo of the thief trying to unlock the device, etc. The only thing which is not same is the pricing and the Dual 5 smartphone is priced at 24,999 INR which is about 32-percent higher than the Qiku 360 Q5.

To sum it up, Micromax here is selling us a rebranded Qiku 360 Q5 smartphone with just the Micromax Logo in place of the Qiku 360 logo and they are charging us more for that. Yes, there might be some dissimilarities in terms of the user experience because of the software, but essentially what you are paying here is for a Qiku 360 Q5 which you can get for a far cheaper price compared to this. With that said, we would like to know your thoughts on this and hence be sure to comment down below on what you think about this. As always, stay tuned to PhoneRadar for more info on this.

Karthik Iyer

Karthik is a Computer Science Graduate and a Tech Aficionado who has always found himself fascinated or playing around with all the latest and the best from the world of smartphones and beyond. When he is not working on any smartphone or covering the latest scoop, you can often find playing his favorite PS4 titles.

  • Micromax will shut down in the next few years if they keep doing this. They got this far by selling re-branded Chinese phones, which worked well UNTIL the Chinese themselves came to India and started selling phone directly.

  • yvsaimadhav

    I don’t think there are people who are foolish enough to spend Rs.25K on Micromax phones or Micromax phones.

  • Malhar

    Not even a single change. Even the user interface is Chinese. Even Anu Malik does a better job in rebranding than Micromax.

  • Gowtham Saran D

    really shocked to see the video. Earlier got to know that micromax has done a great job by launching this excellent mobile. But now shame on you microamx

  • Varun nayar

    what rubbish! Micromax is an Indian brand, whr is dis Qiku(fuckin cheeku) came frm?? matlab khush mat hona India agar tarakii kare to… BHARAT MATA KI JAI

    • Soumyasubhra Sinha

      qiku is a JV btwn coolpad and Qihoo 360

    • amit paruthi

      to kharid le na be…aaj hi kharid liyo puri family ke liye

    • Kp

      The author is right. Actually people in India are dumb. Majority of them. And they don’t accept it.. People like these are the reason why world laughs on India, people with zero IQ like you. Bharat Mata ki Jai… Aur thoda dimag use karo Varun Nayar bhai.. Naam me Nayar laga hai uska to lihaj karo…

  • payal rajput

    salllooo fukrooo site pe visitors badane ke liye kuch bhi likh do ge.. Maltab kuch bhi.. Qiku jo ke naam se hi koi fukra brand lag rha hai uske publicity kar rhe ho. bade velle hi bhai. humari kaam wali nhi aa rhi hai, yaha pe hi aa jao hath batanee bhai logo.

    • Kp

      Actually you are dumb.. The author is right.. It makes me laugh very hard after seeing such dumb people pretending as educated people.

      • Tirth Sharma

        It seems you are the author and trying to defend all the negative comments !! 😀

  • Meem Islam

    Qiku loga hata diya and Micromax khud ke naam pe bechne laga aur price bhi kiya ou of range. Sale kar kya rahahe…sab ko ullu bana rahahe

  • Aviral Sharma

    Never even heard of this company. Dafuq is “qiku”. Don’t fkn just post anything to spoil another brands reputation

    • Soumyasubhra Sinha

      MMX has spoiled it’s own reputation buy doing this cheap stuffs

    • r2d2

      Learn to fkn google!! or atleast try Aliexpress!

    • Kp

      The author is right. Actually people in India are dumb. Majority of them. And they don’t accept it.. People like you are the reason why world laughs on India, people with zero IQ like you. You dont even know how to Google…LOL

  • Poor Micromax, doesn’t even know what it’s doing?!

  • Vishal Giri

    I knew from the start.. they just can not come with something original!!

  • Vysakh Stick Forest

    Simply don’t post rubbish. Quiku cost 500$.

    • Soumyasubhra Sinha

      Qiku 360 Q5 costs 2199 CNY, go to GSM insider and see and it’s not an Indian website. 2199 CNY is roughy 20k INR

    • r2d2

      That is the Q5 plus version that costs 500$.

    • amit paruthi

      When a genuine publisher gave you sincere advice just listen. If you still want to waste your money then you should definitely go and buy that one and share your stupid face experience…

    • padmamanikandan prasath

      That’s point. But if u import a product which is ready to sell means it will attract more tax in india. But if u import parts and assemble it in india then it will be cheaper for u. That is the way no xioami is doing business now.

    • Kp

      The author is right. Actually people in India are dumb. Majority of them. And they don’t accept it.. People like these are the reason why world laughs on India, people with zero IQ like you.

  • padmamanikandan prasath

    I don’t mind buying replica. Even that company is not available in our country, so maybe micromax decided to bring it in to India means that’s fine. But what bothering me is the PRICE they are asking way too high for a phone which is even doesn’t have flagship SD 8xx processor. If MMX marked the price around 15-17 then it will be a different ball game.
    And main thing they were boasting about replacement even if u intensively damage means we will replace ur device. That is crap. Because we know after buying their products relationship between manufacturer and customer is over. They didn’t even care about their products how can they fulfill their promise. That made me suspicious.

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