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Xolo launched the Xolo Era 1X Pro, a 4G VoLTE smartphone last month. It is the latest entry-level smartphone from the company in the Indian market. The company priced the phone at Rs. 5,888 when it was launched. However, now the Xolo Era 1X Pro is available at a discounted price of Rs. 5,799 on Flipkart.

The smartphone from Xolo features a 5-inch display, 8M primary camera, 5 MP front camera with Dual LED flash, 2GB RAM, and 16GB internal storage. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and is powered by a quad core processor. It packs a decent 2,500 mAh battery.

Xolo Era 1X Pro Specifications

Key Specs Xolo Era 1X Pro
Display 5-inch IPS LCD
Screen Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor 1.5GHz Quad-Core
Chipset Spreadtrum SC9832A
GPU Mali 400
Memory 2GB
Inbuilt Storage 16GB
Storage Upgrade Yes, up to 32GB
Primary Camera 8MP with flash
Secondary Camera 5MP
Video Recording 1080p@30fps
Battery 2,500 mAh
4G/VoLTE Yes
SIM Card type Dual Micro Sim cards
Dimension 145.5 x 72 x 8.6 mm
Weight 145 grams
Price Rs. 5,888

Physical Overview

The Xolo Era 1X Pro comes with a good design and robust build quality. The device comes with smooth exterior which gives it a polished look. The phone measures 8.6 mm in thickness so it is easy to hold and operate even with one hand.

On the front, it sports a selfie camera with dual LED flash and a receiver.

The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right side.

On the top of the device, there is a USB port for charging and connectivity along with a 3.5mm audio jack.

On the bottom, there is a microphone.

On the rear panel, there is an 8MP camera with an LED flash and a speaker grille. The device comes with a removable battery.

To use the dual SIM card and microSD card slot you need to remove the back cover.

Display

The Xolo Era 1X Pro features a 5 inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) display. Its display is said to be 30% brighter than a normal panel. The device comes with a bright display, allowing you to use the device even in sunlight.

Camera

The Xolo Era 1X Pro packs an 8MP primary camera with f/2.4 aperture, 3P Largan Lens and an LED flash. On the front, it has a 5MP secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture and a 3P lens. Notably, the front camera features dual-LED flash for improved low light selfies.

The presence of the dual LED flash on the front makes it very good for selfies, something that is hard to find on budget devices. The primary 8MP camera on the device allows you to capture decent images.

Camera Samples

Hardware and Storage

The Xolo Era 1X Pro features a quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A processor clocked at 1.5GHz. It packs 2GB RAM and 16GB internal memory. The device also features expandable memory up to 32GB via microSD card.

The processor coupled with 2GB RAM is sufficient for moderate use and is able to easily handle multitasking and gaming.

Software and Performance

The phone runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and comes with smart features like smart awake, active shot and an assistant with which you can launch apps from home screen in a jiffy. With the help of these features, you can click pictures, unlock the device, play music and much more with just gestures.

The UI on the device is smooth and feels good with a near stock Android experience with little customization. The touch is responsive. Overall, the phone does perform very well under all the conditions and it does not lag at all.

Benchmarks

Battery

The device is powered by a 2,500 mAh non-removable battery and it offers up to 13hrs talk time and at least 7 days on standby. Under normal usage which includes, calling, surfing the web and occasional gaming, it can easily offer a day’s backup after a full charge.

Connectivity

It is a dual SIM 4G LTE device. You can use two micro SIM cards and a microSD card on the device. The device offers GPS, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. The Era 1X Pro also has a Micro USB 2.0 port, a 3.5mm audio jack, and FM radio support. Sensors on the phone include Proximity, Accelerometer, and Ambient light sensor.

Pricing and Availability

The phone was launched at a price of Rs. 5,888 last month. Currently, it is available for a discounted price at Rs. 5,799 on Flipkart. It is available on other online stores and offline retailers as well.

Verdict

Considering its price range, the Xolo Era 1X Pro seems to be a good device in the entry level smartphone market. It has a good build quality, an apt 5-inch display, a decent camera and good battery life. Moreover, it is equipped with a good processor and enough RAM for everyday usage. It is a good buy under this price segment as other devices that are available under Rs. 6,000 come with some compromises.