XOLO launched the new Era 2X smartphone, bringing more competition in the entry level price segment. The Era 2X is successor of XOLO Era 1X, and is quite better performer than the previous one. It is powered by MediaTek MT6737 and has Android Marshmallow 6.0 OS. It has a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 720 x 1280p and comes with 3 GB RAM.
XOLO Era 2X Pros
- Decent build
- Dual SIM 4G with dedicated MicroSD slot
- Good camera performance in daylight
- Simple user interface
- Fingerprint sensor
- 3 GB RAM
XOLO Era 2X Cons
- Plastic build
- Phone performance not up to the mark
- Camera lags in low light
- 2500 mAh battery
XOLO Era 2X Specifications
|Key Specs||XOLO Era 2X|
|Display||5 inch IPS Display|
|Screen Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Operating System||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Processor||Quad-core (4 x 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53 )|
|Memory||2 GB, 3GB|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, expandable upto 32GB|
|Primary Camera||8MP rear camera|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|Other Sensors||Ambient Light sensor, Accelerometer, Proximity|
|Price||2 GB - Rs. 6,999
3 GB - Rs. 7,499
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Question: How is the build quality?
Answer: XOLO Era 2X has plastic body structure. It is curvy on sides and has a matt finish back panel, which makes it easy to grip and use with one hand.
Question: How is the audio quality?
Answer: Audio quality is good for indoors and decent for not much noisy outdoors. Headphone’s output is of good quality.
Question: How is the call quality?
Answer: Call quality on XOLO Era 2X is good, the receiver could hear us clearly and noise was clearly audible at our end as well.
Question: What is the OS installed on the phone?
Answer: It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.
Question: Does the XOLO Era 2X have dual SIM Slots?
Answer: Yes, it has a 2 SIM slots, along with a dedicated memory card slot beneath the back panel.
Question: Does the XOLO Era 2X have MicroSD expansion option?
Answer: Yes, it supports MicroSD.
Question: Does the XOLO Era 2X have the 3.5 mm headphone jack?
Answer: Yes, the device comes with a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Question: How many speakers are present?
Answer: As evident with one speaker grill, it has only one speaker.
Question: Does it have an IR blaster?
Answer: No, it doesn’t have an IR blaster.
Question: What all sensors does it have?
Answer: The XOLO Era 2X comes with fingerprint sensor, accelerometer sensor, proximity sensor, light sensor.
Question: Does it have display glass protection?
Answer: As far as we know, there is no protection on the display glass.
Question: What are the dimensions?
Answer: It is not yet disclosed.
Question: What is the SoC used in the XOLO Era 2X?
Answer: The XOLO Era 2X comes with MediaTek MT6737.
Question: How much free RAM is available on first boot?
Answer: 1.6GB of 3GB is available.
Question: How much storage is there for use?
Answer: Approximately 9.8GB out of 16B is available at user end.
Question: How is the display of the XOLO Era 2X?
Answer: The Era 2X comes with IPS HD 5 inch display and a resolution of 720 x 1280p. It has quite good colors.
Question: Which GPU is used in the XOLO Era 2X?
Answer: It has Mali-T720
Question: Does the XOLO Era 2X support Adaptive Brightness?
Answer: Yes, it supports adaptive brightness.
Question: Does it have physical navigation buttons or on-screen navigation buttons?
Answer: The device comes with on-screen navigation buttons.
Question: Are the navigation keys backlit?
Answer: It has on-screen navigation keys.
Question: Does it have a notification LED?
Answer: No, it doesn’t have notification LED on top.
Question: Is Fast Charging supported on the device?
Answer: No, it doesn’t have fast charging.
Question: What is USB type?
Answer: Micro USB.
Question: Does it come with a Gyroscope sensor?
Answer: No, it doesn’t come with a gyroscope sensor.
Question: How good is the camera quality on the XOLO Era 2X?
Answer: XOLO Era 2X has a primary camera of 8 MP and 5 MP secondary. We took a lot of shots using both cameras in all the light conditions. Talking about the rear one, outdoor photos turned out to be well balanced. Pictures taken in flow of the day light were well color balanced. Photos taken against the flow of daylight turned out to be bit low on lights and colors, which was below what was expected.
Talking about the artificial light images, camera was unstable and needed a full resting hand to click a clear picture. We experienced heavy lags while using the camera under artificial lights. Plus, picture had a lot of noise in them. Low light images were as average as the other phones of this segment.
Question: Does the camera app come with any additional modes?
Answer: It comes with usual panorama, beauty face and a normal mode.
Question: Does it have VoLTE support?
Answer: Yes, it comes with the VoLTE support.
Question: Can we Play 4K Videos on the device?
Answer: No, you cannot play 4K videos on this phone.
Question: What are the SAR values of the device?
Answer: 1.6/KG avg over 1 gram tissue.
At Rs. 6,666, the XOLO Era 2X looks like a decent entry level device. Like any other smartphone of this range, it also has some pros and cons. Overall, this phone has everything to deliver normal needs like dual SIM, 4G, fingerprint sensor and microSD support, but it still falls under the benchmark set by Redmi 3S.
It will be a good choice for those who do not have access to online retailers.