Hands on with Mouse’s MADOSMA Q601 phablet


Mouse is one of Microsoft’s smaller partners for Windows Phone, and while they haven’t been very active in the Windows Phone market in the past, this month’s MWC was an exception.

Mouse Computing showcased the Mouse Madosma Q601 phablet running Windows 10 Mobile at MWC in Barcelona at Microsoft’s stand.

The device features a 6 inch near bezeless 1080p screen, a Snapdragon 617 processor capable of supporting Continuum, and a USB Type C port all in a very slim package.

As far as phablets for Windows Phone from other manufacturers go, it’s quite an interesting one. While Android has always had a vibrant ecosystem of third party devices, Windows Phones from non-Microsoft devices tended to be pretty samey, low quality, low-powered devices. It is interesting that this MWC is the first time a while that Microsoft’s platform has more than a few powerful phones on display.

The phone itself felt very thin and relatively light for a 6 inch device. Not as ridiculously light as the 650, but much lighter than the 1520. The 1080p screen looked good under the harsh display lights at  MWC. While I haven’t been able to judge it, and frankly don’t know much about how Mouse is perceived in Japan, but the device felt good and looked good, and that’s all I need from a device as far as the body goes.

The insides were no slouch either, it has a Snapdragon 617 with 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of built-in storage and support for Micro SD expansion up to 200GB. There is no Windows Hello support, but that’s not a big deal. This is a nice mid range smartphone aimed at Japan, and it looks fit for purpose.

See hands-on photos of the device below.

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