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Xolo Play 8X-1000 with Hive UI, 1.4 GHz Octa Core and 1920 mAh Battery at 13,999 INR

Xolo has launched its first octa core smartphone in India, Xolo 8X-1000 with more emphasis on it being a launch vehicle of Xolo’s ambitious project Xolo Hive, which is a custom ROM built on Android 4.4 Kitkat and is loaded with features.


Much hyped feature today is Xolo Hive UI. Why is it called Hive? Because it will be developed and nurtured using feedback of millions of people who come together (like bees) and spin the hive. Following a Xiaomi like approach, Xolo Hive will offer new circular controls, a media center for all your media files, intuitive lockscreen, several themes and a well organized launcher.


The Xolo 8X-1000 will be powered by a  1.4 GHz true octa core MT6592 chipset backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB internal storage which can be further expanded by another 32 GB using MicroSD card slot.

The display is 5 inches in size and sports 720p HD resolution. The display is protected by ASHAI Dragon Trail Glass at the front and oddly, Gorilla Glass 3 is present on the rear cover. Imaging hardware is again simple with 8 MP Sony Exmor Sensor at the rear capable of 1080p video recording and a 2 MP front camera for selfies.


The Xolo 8X-1000 has been priced at 13,999 INR and will be available from next week onwards. Yes, the price is Xiaomi-Moto G price and if Xolo Hive really adds value, this could be a challenger. We will update you with Hands on review and more about Xolo Hive very soon. Stay tuned!

Key Specs

Model Xolo 8X-1000
Display 5 Inch , HD
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa Core
Internal Storage 16B, Expandable
OS Xolo Hive based on Android Kitkat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1920 mAh
Price 13,999 INR

Deepak Singh

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