Xolo, the co-brand off Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava, has launched a new smartphone Xolo Hive 8X-1000i carrying a price tag of INR 6,999. It is a variant of previously released Xolo Hive 8X-1000 which was launched back in August, 2014. Last time we checked it was available on Snapdeal at the same price.
Xolo Hive 8X-1000i, as it is evident from the name runs on Xolo’s custom ROM Hive UI based on Android Kitkat 4.4.2 like the original Xolo Hive 8X-1000. As for the specifications, Xolo Hive 8X-1000i features a 5 inch HD (1280 x 720 pixels) display and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
In terms of Hardware this smartphone packs an octa core MediTek MT6592M processor under the hood clocking 1.4 GHz coupled with 2 GB of RAM and Mali 450 GPU. The internal storage capacity of this smartphone is 16 GB which can be further expanded up to 32 GB with microSD card.
Xolo Hive 8X-1000i comes equipped with an 8 MP shooter with Exmor R sensor and a 2 MP front facing camera for video chats and selfies. This smartphone includes all usual connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and is powered by a 1920 mAh battery underneath which according to Xolo provides 11 hours of talktime and 352 hours of standby time on 2G mode.
Although there is nothing fancy about this smartphone and specifications are not out worldly either but it can be a better option for those who are looking to enjoy the nice visual appearance of Hive UI. There are many better options in this price range with far better specifications and performance like Meizu M2 Note and others.
|Key Specs||XOLO HIVE 8X-1000I|
|Display||5.0 inches IPS|
|Screen Resolution||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Operating System||Android 4.4.2 Kitkat|
|Processor||1.4 GHz Octa-Core
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Inbuilt Storage||16 GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 32 GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||8 MP
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|