Today, Xolo has managed to hit the headlines by launching two smartphones and one of them is the Xolo Q500s IPS with a quad-core processor and other standard specifications that any sub Rs 7,000 phone would include. The handset carries a price tag of Rs 5,999 and runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. But, does the handset pack adequate arsenal that can make it stand ahead from the competition is an unanswered question and here we come up with a quick review to judge the same.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The camera features sound average with a 5 MP rear snapper with LED flash and a VGA front-facing shooter. With these aspects, the smartphone appears to possess similar camera aspects as the other entry-level smartphones without any high-end photography features that is unseen in this price range.

The internal storage is 4 GB, similar to what the other smartphones in this price bracket. This storage capacity can be expanded externally by another 32 GB by means of an external memory card support.

Processor and Battery

The processor used is a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor that is aided by 512 MB of RAM and Mali 400 MP2 graphics engine. These capabilities deliver decent enough for basic graphics performance allowing enhanced experience of gaming, browsing and watching videos.

The battery capacity of 1,500 mAh is pretty less when compared to the battery in its rivals, hence we cannot expect the device to last for a day under mixed usage. But, it should suffice carrying out the basic tasks with its average specs.

Display and Other Features

The IPS display is 4 inches in size and features a WVGA resolution of 800×480 pixels which renders it usable. It is claimed by Xolo that the 233 ppi pixel density and IPS panel combo would translate to a crisper, brighter and sharper viewing experience.

Xolo Q500s IPS runs on Android 4.4 KitKat which is more responsive with new features being the latest version of the platform. It also sports dual SIM connectivity along with 3G, WiFi, GPS and Bluetooth. Furthermore, the device arrives in a slew of color options including Black, Blue, Green, Red and White.

Comparison

The Xolo Q500s IPS will enter a direct rivalry with handsets such as Micromax Unite 2 A106, Moto E, Micromax Canvas Engage and Micromax Unite A092

Key Specs

Model Xolo Q500s IPS
Display 4 inch, 480×800
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582M
RAM 512 MB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 5 MP/ VGA
Battery 1,500 mAh
Price Rs 5,999

What we Like

  • Decent processor
  • Android KitKat OS

What we Dislike

  • Low RAM capacity
  • 1500 mAh battery

Price and Conclusion

Xolo Q500s IPS provides almost similar specifications as the others in this price range. Other than a few notable positives such as the inclusion of the Android KitKat platform and a decent enough processor, the handset seems to have only basic specs. However, considering its reasonable pricing of Rs 5,999, we can recommend this smartphone for those consumers who are planning to switch over to the smartphones for the first time.

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