Xolo has always done something creative, Xolo was the company who brought first Intel atom processor powered smartphone and became the talk of the town. After the split from Lava, it came up with another powerful flagship which was powered with NVIDIA Tegra processor which again became popular in the market. Xolo knows the want of the user and is hitting the market with right potential. Xolo has now announced with new smartphone which will be a budget smartphone but bad news is this time it is neither powered with Intel processor nor NVDIA processor. Xolo has made use of MediaTek and Snapdragon processor which is first preference for all the budget smartphone. Xolo is making use of Snapdragon processor for the first time in its smartphone so again there is something new from Xolo. Xolo at MWC 2014 announced two smartphones Xolo Q1100 and Xolo Q1010 and we will brief both the smartphone in this review.
Both the new flagship from Xolo will come with 5-inch HD display which means the phone is bigger, let’s see what Xolo has given in design of both the phones. Xolo Q1010 in black looks very decent and stylish, Body is plastic but sides of the phone are metal finished strip all around phone. Front of the phone looks very nice due to One Glass Solution technology used by Xolo. Front of the phone have huge screen and above screen you have earpiece, sensors and front camera. Below the screen you have three capacitive buttons and back of the phone reminds one of the BlackBerry phones. Back of the phone has camera with flash on steel finished piece and rest body is black. Black and silver combination looks good. Sides of the phone has power and volume rocker button, above the phone has audio jack of 3.5mm and below has micro USB and microphone pinhole.
Xolo Q1100 also has good body design, body of the phone is matte finished and front of the phone have same One Glass Solution technology. Front of the phone have same large screen and above the screen lies earpiece, sensors and camera and below the screen you see three capacitive touch buttons. Back of the phone is matte finished plastic body but still it does not hold grip on hand. Back has camera unit with flash and speaker of the phone at bottom. Sides of the phone have volume and power buttons. Upper side of the phone has 3.5mm audio jack and below houses with micro USB and microphone pinhole.
Both the phone is been used with IPS technology for its 5-inch display with resolution of 1280×720 pixels. Display of both the phones is good because of compact 294 pixels per inch, which leads to have good and vibrant display. One Glass Solution helps display to have superior look and glossy too. Brightness of the phone is not good as you will not be able to see your display under sunlight. Viewing angle in both the phones is good and allows you too watch clearly from all the sides.
Hardware and Performance:
Xolo Q1010 is powered with 1.3GHz Quad-core processor along with 1GB RAM and Mali-400MP2 on Mediatek MT6582 chipset. With this powerful hardware you will not find any issues while working on your phone or playing games on your phone. Phone can also handle Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean easily with this type of powerful hardware.
Xolo Q1100 is the first Snapdragon powered phone from Xolo which has Quad-core 1.4 GHz processor and Adreno 305 along with 1GB RAM on Qualcomm MSM8228 Snapdragon 400 chipset. Snapdragon is considered to be efficient and powerful chipset for mobile computing and Xolo has made use to make its flagship to perform out of the box. With Snapdragon chipset and hardware configuration you will easily run all the HD games or multi-task your work without any lags or stutters in the performance. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean will add more advantage to run your application efficiently.
Both the phone is given with 8MP camera with flash which clicks picture at more details and shoots video at full HD resolution. Xolo Q1010 and Xolo Q1100 has no difference in camera feature except one Xolo Q1100 has BSI sensor which clicks image more vibrant and sharp than Xolo Q1010. Both the phone has 2MP camera at front which will help you to make video call easily.
Xolo has given out with powerful battery backup to on its flagship. Xolo Q1010 has 2250 mAh battery which will help you to make more than 18 hours talk time on 2G network and more than 9 hours in 3G networks. Xolo Q1100 has battery of 2000 mAh battery which serves your phone with 24 hours of talktime on 2G network and more than 12 hours at 3G networks. Phone in terms of figure do not have much power but according to Xolo and estimated results of the battery backup is just incredible. Phone will be perfect for heavy users as well.
Xolo has released very good smartphone with very good features and hardware. Both the phones have good body design and display. Hardware part is also placed smartly on both the phones by Xolo. Making use of Snapdragon chipset is good move by Xolo which will attract the eye of world. Xolo Q1010 has inbuilt storage of 4GB which should have equal to Q1100 which has 8GB inbuilt storage. Battery is not powerful but the result of both the smartphone is surprising. Overall it is a best budget phone by Xolo.