Xolo Hive 8X 1000 Review, Unboxing, Benchmarks, Gaming, Camera and Verdict

Xolo Hive 8X 1000 was recently launched with a custom Hive UI which runs on top of android, its like Zen UI of ASUS and TouchWiz UI of samsung. It comes with 1.4 Octa core processor MT6592M chipset and 8 MP rear camera and 16Gb of in built storage and all this at an affordable price point. In this review we will let you whether this phone worth the money you spend on it.

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Xolo Hive 8X 1000 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Xolo Hive 8X 1000 Quick Specs

  • Display Size: 5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
  • Processor: 1.4 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592M
  • RAM: 2 Gb
  • Software Version: Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS
  • Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
  • Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB with 12 Gb approx user available
  • External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
  • Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
  • Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
  • Others: OTG Support – No, Dual SIM – Yes, LED Indicator – Yes
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Proximity

Box Contents

Inside the box you get the handset, MicroUSB data cable, 1AMP Universal USB Charger, Screen Protector with one preinstalled on the phone, In ear headphones with extra ear buds, warranty card etc.

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Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

Build of this Xolo Hive 8X 1000 is quite premium which makes is stand out from the crowd of other phones in its price segment. It has glass being used at the rear and front and both of these glass has protection so you wont see any scratches but fingerprint will be visible, however that can be sorted out with a flip cover which you can buy separately. In terms of design its quite different and feels lot more premium when you hold it in on your hand. The form factor of the phone is good as it gives you a nice grip with matte finish plastic on the edges but glass at the back may make it slippery for some people out there.

Camera Performance

The rear camera is 8MP with auto focus can take very good shots in day light and low light as well, it can also record HD video from the rear camera at 720p and front camera 2 MP fixed focus which can also allow you to do a decent video chat as well and can also take some good self shots.

Camera Samples

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Xolo Hive 8X 1000 Camera Video Sample

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

It has IPS LCD display with resolution of 720 x 1280 which gives you good pixel density and great viewing angles as well, sunlight visibility is also good and its readable in outdoors. in built memory of the device is 16 GB out of which around 12 GB is available to the user and it also gives you the option to install apps on SD Card. Battery backup is around one day with moderate usage, it has decently rated battery and Hive User Interface also allows a power saving mode to save the battery power.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

Hive User Interface which runs on top of android is smooth and responsive and does not show any major lag during day to day usage. Hive User Interface also gives you a lot of options to customize the look and feel of the user interface by offering themes, custom icons and user interface options. It can play HD games like Frontline Commando D Day, MC4 and casual games will also run smooth on this phone.

Benchmark Scores

  • Antutu Benchmark:  23327
  • Nenamark2:  60.6
  • Multi Touch: 5 points

Sound, Video and Navigation

In terms of the sound, the loudspeaker is loud but the loudest we have heard, the design of the loud speaker is also good as its placed on the bottom so if you place the device flat on the surface while watching the video it wont get blocked. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p, but for some videos you will need third party video player like MX Player to play some 1080p videos. It can be used for GPS navigation with the help of assisted GPS, it may not lock the GPS coordinates in indoors but outdoors there was not issue in GPS signal.

Xolo Hive 8X 1000 Photo Gallery

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What We Liked

  • User Interface
  • Camera Quality

What We Did Not Liked

  • Slightly Heavy
  • Finger Print Catchy Glass

Conclusion and Price

Xolo Hive 8X 1000 is available in the market for Rs. 13,999 and at this price its quite decent phone with custom UI which runs smoothly and without creating any issue. The camera performance of this phone was also better than what we expected. It feels slightly heavy but on the other hand also feels strong as well and build quality is good as well, the only things we faced was finger prints on the glass but that can easily go away with a  flip cover which you can buy separately.