XOLO has come up with their new device, called the XOLO Era 4K, which is a budget oriented smartphone that is available for a price of just INR 6,499. This phone was launched on 15th February 2016, and we’ve got our hands on the device. Today, let’s do the unboxing and quick overview of the device in this article.
XOLO Era 4K Full Specifications
|Key Specs||XOLO Era 4K|
|Screen Resolution||HD (1280 x 720)|
|Operating System||Android Lollipop 5.1|
|Processor||1 GHz Quad-Core
|Memory||2 GB RAM|
|Storage Upgrade||Yes, upto 32 GB via microSD|
|Primary Camera||8 MP with dual LED flash|
|Secondary Camera||5 MP|
|SIM card type||Dual SIM|
XOLO Era 4K Unboxing
The XOLO Era 4K comes packed in a plain and simple white Box with XOLO branding on the top, along with the Era 4K Branding. Other than this branding, the top of the box is empty.
At the back of the box, you’ll find a picture of the device itself along with the key specifications of the device listed there. The back of the box is filled with information that you may need about the device at any given point in time.
Upon opening the box, you find the phone sitting on the top in all its glory, and after removing the phone from the box, you get access to the accessories compartment. So, let’s get into the accessories and the items that come in the box.
XOLO Era 4K Box Contents
In the box for the XOLO Era 4K, you find a quick start guide, a warranty information booklet, a wall charger, a microUSB cable for charging and data sync, a pair of headphones, and a screen protector to put on the display of your device. It is good of XOLO to include the headphones and the screen protector inside the box itself because at times people have to hunt shops to find a screen protector for their smartphone.
The device sports a plastic build overall, featuring a metallic rim on the edges. On the front of the device, you’ll find the 5-inch HD screen with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Above the display, you’ll find the 5-megapixel front facing camera and the earpiece.
On the back of the device, you’ll find the removable back cover. Other than that, you’ll also find the 8-megapixel rear facing camera with dual LED flash. At the bottom on the back, you’ll find the speakers for the phone.
On the top edge of the phone, you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack and the secondary microphone for noise cancellation.
On the bottom of the phone, you’ll find the microUSB port for charging and data sync and the primary microphone for use during videos or calls.
On the right edge of the phone, you’ll find the volume rocker at the top and just below that you’ll find the power button to power on and off the device.
XOLO Era 4K Photo Gallery
The XOLO Era 4K comes packed with a MediaTek processor clocked at 1GHz, coupled with 2GB of RAM. On the storage side of things, the phone has 8GB of internal storage, though out of this 8GB, only about 2.6GB of storage is available for the user to use. The battery on the XOLO Era 4K is a massive 4000mAh, but before making any claims about the phone, I will have to test the phone for a longer period of time.
For gaming, I installed Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5 on the smartphone and played both of them. The phone did not lag when playing Dead Trigger 2 as such, gameplay was smooth but I noticed that the touch response was struggling a bit in the middle. I switched to Modern Combat 5 and played it for almost half an hour, surprisingly there was no lag but the game felt very slow from the very beginning and I was not able to point the aim with ease. Gaming on this device is good for mediocre level games.
|Game||Playing Duration||Initial Battery (%)||Final Battery (%)||Initial Temperature (In Celsius)||Final Temperature (In Celsius)|
|Modern Combat 5||15 Minutes||50%||46%||31.7 degree||35.2 degree|
|Dead Trigger 2||20 minutes||42%||35%||30 degree||36.8 degree|
XOLO Era 4K Performance and Benchmark Scores
The XOLO Era 4K is powered by MediaTek MT6735P, a 1GHz quad-core CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM. While testing out the benchmark scores, I did not expect much from the device, but still the device manages to score some decent specs for the priceat which the phone is offered.
|Benchmark App||Benchmark Scores|
The XOLO Era 4K is definitely a decent phone for the price at which it is offered, but there are powerful phones in the market that are priced similar to this phone. Overall, by the first impressions, the phone looks decent and the performance is also good for the price. I’ll try and use the device for a longer period of time and then decide how the phone is. Stay tuned to the blog to know more about the XOLO Era 4K and the other devices that will launch in the future.