Xolo is one of the India based smartphone makers that is quite busy in launching solid and capable devices one after the other consistently in order to stay ahead in the race. Today, the vendor has announced the launch of the Q1000 Opus 2 smartphone that is the successor of the Xolo Q1000 Opus. Here is a comparison to know how well the Q1000 Opus 2 fares well against its predecessor.
Display and Processor
The display size remains the same as both the smartphones are fitted with identical 5 inch IPS LCD screens. However, there is a resolution bump as the Q1000 Opus 2 features qHD resolution of 960×540 pixels, whereas the previous generation model has a FWVGA screen resolution of 480×854 pixels. Obviously, the display with relatively enhanced resolution will feature better sharpness.
On the processing power segment, the Xolo Q1000 Opus runs on Broadcom BCM23550 quad-core chipset that includes a Cortex A7 chipset running at 1.2 GHz. In comparison, the latest offering arrives stuffed with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 ticking at 1.2 GHz. Apart from these differences, both the processors are paired with 1 GB of RAM that sweetens the deal by delivering decent multi-tasking capabilities for the budget smartphones.
Camera and Internal Storage
When it comes to the photography department, the Xolo Q1000 Opus features a 5 MP primary snapper that has LED flash and panorama shooting mode. While this camera can capture videos at 720p, there s a VGA front-facer for making video calls. Being the successor, the Q1000 Opus 2 features a better camera engine with an 8 MP main camera at its back that has LED flash and the same 720p video recording capability. Another bump in the camera feature is the inclusion of a 2 MP front-facing shooter for high quality video calling and for capturing selfies.
In terms of storage capacity, both the smartphones fare the same equally with 4 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded up to 32 GB by means of a micro SD card. While 4 GB is too low for storing all the necessary content such as applications and others, it would have been better if Xolo could have included at least 8 GB of storage in the Q1000 Opus 2.
Battery and Features
The battery capacities in both the smartphones remain the same at 2,000 mAh and it is believed that these batteries can provide acceptable backup to the devices.
Xolo has incorporated the Q1000 Opus 2 with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean OS when its predecessor has already received the Android 4.4.2 KitKat update. Connectivity features remain the same in both the devices with the standard ones such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, GPS and dual SIM functionality.
|Model||Xolo Q1000 Opus||Xolo Q1000 Opus 2|
|Display||5 inch, FWVGA||5 inch, qHD|
|Processor||1.2 GHz Quad Core Broadcom SoC||1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200 SoC|
|RAM||1 GB||1 GB|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat||Android 4.3 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||5 MP/ VGA||8 MP/ 2 MP|
|Battery||2,000 mAh||2,000 mAh|
|Price||Rs 7,999||Rs 9,780|
Price and Conclusion
Both the Xolo Q1000 Opus and the Q1000 Opus 2 smartphones are pretty decent offerings in the quad-core market segment. Both priced below Rs 10,000, the Xolo Q1000 2 is an attractive one has it includes a higher screen resolution and better camera set. However, the predecessor has already witnessed a price cut and it is available at Rs 7,999 in the country and it should be a recommended phone for those looking forward for a device with not much concern regarding the photography capabilities. If you are ready to shed the extra 2,000 bucks, the Opus 2 can be your choice.