Update: 10/2/14 The phone is now available for purchase and has been priced at Rs. 12,998.
Xolo Q1010, another MT6582 handset from Xolo got listed online recently. The Xolo Q1010 is a conventional quad core smartphone targeting the mid range segment, which is fiercely competitive. Let’s take a look at the hardware to know if the phone will be a good buy.
Camera and Internal Storage
The primary camera will feature an 8 MP BSI sensor with features like auto focus, panorama and HDR. Although most quad core phones from domestic manufacturers like Micromax Canvas Magnus, offer you a higher Megapixel count, the 8 MP norm will be predominant in the new generation MT6582 chipset devices, because of Chipset limitation. The front 2 MP snapper is also present for basic video chat.
The internal storage is 4 GB and can be further extended to 32 GB using MicroSD card support. The nand flash storage is faster to read and write on as compared to MicroSD storage and manufacturers should consider offering at least 8 GB of internal storage above 10k INR.
Processor and Battery
The MT6582 Chipset which powers Xolo Q1010 has 4 CPU cores, based on Cortex A7 architecture, clocked at 1.3 GHz. The GPU used is Mali 400 MP2 GPU, clocked at 500 MHz. Overall the chipset has proved its mantle as a decent performer in several smartphones. Xolo Q1010 basically looks like a MT6582 variant of Xolo Q1000 which was quite successful in India.
The battery capacity is 2250 and according to Xolo, this will provide you with 19 hrs of talk time on 2G and 9 hrs of talk time on 2G. The standby time of 732 hrs on 2G and 685 hrs on 3G also seems quite impressive.
Display and Other features
The IPS LCD display is 5 inches in size and sports 720p HD resolution. the resolution will be well matched on the 5 inch display and will amount to pixel density of 294 pixels per inches. The 5 finger multi touch display also incorporates OGS technology which enhances your display experience by eliminating the air gap between touch and display, thus making it more responsive.
The phone runs on Android 4.2 jelly bean operating system and sports dual SIM connectivity. Xolo Q1010 also supports USB OTG and several gesture controls. You can draw m on the screen to launch camera app, draw c to access the dialer and draw e to access the browser – all from the lock screen. Other connectivity features include 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS.
The phone will compete against several other Quad core devices present in the range of 10,000 to 15,000 INR. This includes phones like Moto G, Gionee M2, Micromax Canvas Turbo Mini and Karbonn Titanium S5 Plus.
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable|
|Cameras||8 MP/ 2 MP|
The phone offers popular 5 inch sized HD display, decent battery, USB OTG along with the processing power of 1.3 GHz quad core which makes it decent Android smartphone on paper. With phenomenal demand for Moto G in Indian smartphone market, the competition is tougher than ever before and the closer the price tag is to 10,000 INR, the more viable Xolo Q1010 will be.