While the hype surrounding the Xolo Play 8X-1000 has been broken today with the launch of the handset for Rs 13,999, the vendor has listed another device called Play 8X-1200 on its official website. The Play 8X-1200 is priced at Rs 19,999, but its specific launch date and availability remain unknown. Let us take a quick review of the specifications of the device:

xolo play 8x-1200

Camera and Internal Storage

Xolo has gone done a great job in the imaging department by packing the device with great an impressive camera set. At the back of the Play 8X-1200 is a 13 MP PureCel camera sensor with dual LED flash and FHD 1080p video recording. The PureCel sensor is capable of capturing quality FHD 1080p video calls and save the power of the battery to a largely. These aspects look amazing on paper and we can comment on it finally only after a hands-on with the device. At the front of the handset, there is a 5 MP camera at the front which has BSI sensor and flash for good quality video calls and selfies.

Storage wise, the handset comes with 32 GB of native storage capacity that should suffice in storing all the necessary content. However, the device is devoid a micro SD card slot for additional storage support.

Processor and Battery

Under the hood of the Xolo Play 8X-1200 is a 2 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592T processor that can deliver superior processor speed with its eight cores. This is paired with a 700 MHz Mali 450 GPU to render great force and speed for a good mobile gaming experience. Also, there is 2 GB of RAM capacity onboard for decent multi-tasking.

A 2,300 mAh battery is present to juice it up the smartphone and it is rated to deliver up to 11 hours of talk time and 547 hours of standby on 3G networks.

Display and Features

The display unit is a 5 inch one with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels resulting in a 441 ppi pixel density. The OGS technology will make the handset thin as it reduces the gap between the panel and the touch. These aspects are pretty standard for almost all the flagship smartphones that have been launched since last year.

The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat with increased chances of receiving more keeps updates in the future. Also, there are connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG that makes it an interesting offering.

Comparison

The Xolo Play 8X-1200 will enter into a direct rivalry with the other smartphones such as Micromax Canvas Gold A300, Karbonn Titanium Octane Plus, Gionee Elife E7 and others.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Play 8X-1000
Display 5 inch, FHD
Processor 2 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592T
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 32 GB, Non-Expandable
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,300 mAh
Price Rs 19,999

What we Like

  • Impressive camera with dual LED flash
  • Good display with FHD resolution

Price and Conclusion

The Xolo Play 8X-1200 is priced reasonably at Rs 19,999 considering its top-tier aspect. The handset becomes a great offering in the market as it takes advantage of its traits such as 32 GB of internal storage space, good display with FHD resolution, capable octa-core processor and a good camera set. With such noteworthy aspects, the Xolo phone is believed to be a challenger to the other flagship phones that are available with similar aspects for hefty price tags.

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