With the manufacturers constantly coming up with entry-level Android KitKat based smartphones, the consumers would definitely be spoilt for choice. One vendor that has been involved in making many such smartphones with reasonable price tags is Xolo. Lately, the vendor appears to be all set to launch two smartphones – Q700s Plus and Q1000s Plus that are listed online. Let us take a quick review on the Xolo Q700s Plus below:
Camera and Internal Storage
The Xolo 700s Plus comes with an average imaging hardware given its pricing. At the back of the device is an 8 MP Exmor R camera that is aided with auto focus and dual LED flash for an enhanced low light performance. There is support for FHD 1080p video recording and other features such as panorama, live photo mode, HDR and voice capture. Also onboard, there is a VGA front facing selfie camera for basic video conferencing. With these aspects, the handset appears to be impressive in the imaging department making it highly competitive with the others in the category.
The internal storage capacity of the smartphone is 8 GB that is becoming a common aspect in the entry-level smartphones while many handsets still pack only 4 GB storage capacity. This storage capacity can be expanded further by another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.
Processor and Battery
Xolo Q700s Plus is stuffed with a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M processor. This processor is coupled with a 416 MHz clocked Mali-400 MP2 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM. These aspects are pretty standard among most of the budget smartphones making it on par with the others in the segment.
The battery unit powered the device is a 1,800 mAh one that is rated to deliver up to 429 hours of standby timetime, 8 hours of talk time, 4.7 hours of web browsing and 50 hours of music playback all under 3G.
Display and Features
The display unit in the Xolo phone is a 4.5 inch IPS panel that has a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels. The IPS panel will render good viewing angles and decent color reproduction. Furthermore, the On-Cell technology provides a faster screen response. This combination of screen size and resolution renders an average pixel density of 218 pixels per inch to the handset making it a moderate performer for the price it asks.
Xolo Q700s Plus runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat that is impressive and packs usual connectivity features such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS along with dual SIM functionality.
|Display||4.5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582M|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ VGA|
What we Like
- 8 GB of internal storage
- Good imaging aspects
What we Dislike
- We would prefer a better battery
Price and Conclusion
The Xolo Q700s Plus is another standard smartphone under Rs 10,000 price bracket. The handset takes advantage of its good camera department, 8 GB of internal storage space and resource rich Android KitKat operating system. Though these aspects are impressive, most of the entry-level offering arrive with KitKat OS and 8 GB of storage as the 4 GB trend is gradually becoming outdated.