Xolo Q700 is a decent phone with really powerful battery for a price below 10k with latest version of android available and the phone might have a small display but does offer a good form factor and great build quality as well, find out more in this review.

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Xolo Q700 Quick Specs

Display Size: 4.5 inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen with 540 x 960 pixels, 4.5 inches (~245 ppi pixel density)
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589W-M
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 5 MP AF camera 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: VGA front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 4 GB
External Storage: Expandable up to 64GB
Battery: 2400 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

Handset, 1 Battery, USB Travel Charger, Screen guard preinstalled, USB to micro USB cable, warranty card and User manual

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

The build quality of the device is fairly good with rubberized matt finish back cover with rounded edges which makes it easy to hold in one hand and the display size is right for people who don’t want the display to become to big on their that the one handed usage goes for a toss, this phone on the other hand is nicely design to fit your palm with decent size display. The form factor is good and weight of the phone is around 150  grams which is also fairly light for a device like this.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

The display is IPS LCD display has fairly good viewing angles and pixel density is quite right so that you wont see pixilation on 4.3 inch display. The in built storage is 4 GB out of which you get around 1.89 Gb user available and you also have support for MicroSD memory card with the option of installing apps on the memory card but you can move some supported apps from the phone memory to SD card not all. The battery backup is around 1 day with moderate usage.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI is stock android and device performs quite ok the gaming front as well, the benchmarks scores are given below.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3891
  • Antutu Benchmark: 13446
  • Nenamark2:  39.6
  • Multi Touch:  5 point

Camera Performance

The rear camera is 5 MP shooter which performed good in day light show but the shots taken in low or less light had certain amount of softness in them. The front camera is VGA FF but quite ok for video chat it not too good in quality and details.

Camera Samples

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Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound is equally loud from loudspeaker. The device can play HD videos without any problem or audio video lag. Although this device does not have the magnetic sensor but you can use navigation with the help of assisted GPS but GPS locking will take some amount of time

Xolo Q700 Photo Gallery

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Xolo Q700 Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Xolo Q700 is a good device comes with great specs for a price of around Rs. 10,000 and good battery power and it does offer a good value for money, the only thing uncertain is the support which if you need may not be that good as you might expect.

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152 COMMENTS

    • We have just corrected the review, you can move apps on external memory card but cannot install apps direclty on it.

    • U can u have to root ur fone [This comment is edited by admin, please make sure that you dont use bad language about others or if u want to you better not comment here]

    • i have used the phone for about 2 months now.. one of the best smartphones for its price range.

      1 reason you should not buy this phone is services, awful and it has a very delicate glass for digitizer touch screen that can break easily on dropping! mine did and now 1/4 the glass surface does not work..

      when i looked for service in bangalore, found that they have only 1 service center – F1 services in SR nagar Bangalore and i found them to be very rude especially the girl at the counter, one miss anuradha who is worse off than a local government officer in handling people

        • mine also broken….its very delicate…… 🙁
          touchscreen digitizer is avaliable on ebay for Rs 2499/- but i went to a service centre in laxmi nagar delhi they are charging Rs3000/-. thats too much costly…..anbody please suggest me what to do now….should i buy the touchscreen digitizer from ebay?
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  1. Hi Sir, you said that we can install apps on SD card on this phone, but most of the reviewers said that this is not possible, and even Many users are saying that installing or moving apps to SD card is not possible on this phone, this is the same issue with Xolo Q1000, though Xolo Q800 can install or move apps to SD card…….. So can u please check this again…….

  2. Hi, Could you please confirm whether we can move apps or install apps on external storage?In ur review u have mentioned we can however I have heard we can not…..

  3. Even moving the APP to SD card is not allowed in this phone.
    I have tried that many a times; you would get the error “Your device has a primary external storage which is emulated from the internal storage”
    Please let me know if I am missing something.

  4. Plzzz make a gaming review of XOLO Q700…..
    And which type of game we can play on this device ?
    Thanx in advance…..

    • We got the device much late and there are many gaming reviews done for this online, we decided not to do the gaming review of this phone and more over the review unit is not gone.

  5. Abhishek Sir,
    Is it support OTG cable, is there LED notification blinks only red light or other colors and can it really play high end games like NOVA 3, Asphalt 7 etc…..
    My English is poor, hope you understand it…..

  6. sorry to say but your review is not useful in any respect.
    1. internal memory available is 2.68 not 1.98
    2. you can’t instal app to sd neither move. moving application is not available without rooting. even after rooting you can just link to sd.
    3. expandable upto 32 gb only not 64
    4. Bluetooth is 3.0 not 4.0
    i m using q700 from 2 months.
    overall its best mobile in its price range but app to sd is missing which is needed.

    • 1. we have written about the user available memory for pictures videos and other data than apps.
      2. yes you cant install apps on sd card and we have corrected the review for this.
      3. you can also use a 64gb card – we tried and it worked.
      4. bluetooth 3.0 it is – thanks for pointing out we have corrected the same.

  7. Hi Abhishek,

    Can you please guide how i can move the apps from internal Memory to SD.
    i have just bought it 2 days back and i am unable to move it ,

    can you please help.

    Thanks,

  8. I have bought the item “XOLO Q700” (231029867639) thru ebay and it has been delivered to me on 16-Aug-13. I have started using the same for the last 2 days. I found the speaker is not at all effective and more over recorded voice is not also not that good. Other wise, the phone is excellent. The browsing and down load speed and most of the function is also good. I am very disappointed with the Voice clarity and Audio quality and volume.

    Could you please give me the solution ? Is it the Q700 mobile problem or only my phone has this issue and can be rectified?.

    Kindly suggest the near by Authorised Service centre of Xolo, so that I can get in touch with them. I am in Kolathur near DRJ Hospital, Chennai.

  9. sir
    tell me only 2-3 things abt this phone i.e. battery backup and internet speed
    does both sim are active? i mean if we use first sim for data then is it possible that second sim recive calls at d same time??
    sir my budgt is 10k pls suggest which is best mobile as per my requirement …pls reply soon pls

  10. sir,tell me only 2-3 things abt this phone i.e. battery backup and internet speed does both sim are active? i mean if we use first sim for data then is it possible that second sim recive calls at d same time??
    sir my budgt is 10k pls suggest which is best mobile as per my requirement …pls reply soon pls

  11. hey!!! i want to buy this phone but i have heard that there is a glitch in 4.2.2 jb in xolo q700 update !!!
    like lag , microphone , camera nosy , etc

    is that so ?? kindly please rply to my email mentioned above !!

    thank you

  12. Hi Abhishek,
    Can you please guide how i can move the apps from internal Memory to SD.
    i have just bought it 2 days back and i am unable to move it ,

    Thanks,

  13. I have bought the item “XOLO Q700″ (231029867639) thru ebay and it has been delivered to me on 16-Aug-13. I have started using the same for the last 2 days. I found the speaker is not at all effective and more over recorded voice is not also not that good. Other wise, the phone is excellent. The browsing and down load speed and most of the function is also good. I am very disappointed with the Voice clarity and Audio quality and volume.

    Could you please give me the solution ? Is it the Q700 mobile problem or only my phone has this issue and can be rectified?.

    Kindly suggest the near by Authorised Service centre of Xolo, so that I can get in touch with them. I am in Kolathur near DRJ Hospital, Chennai.

    I have posted this query earlier too. I did not get the answer from you. Could you please reply

    • i have same problms in xolo q 700.sound and voice clarity is not clear.second dayafter purchasing,now my set is in service center.

  14. Sir pls suggest me, Which phone I should buy Xolo Q600, Q700, Q800 or any other 10k Quad core ?
    Your opinion important for me sir…..

  15. thank u so much sir, can u pls help me to choose best mobile among these..
    micromax canvas 2 110Q vs iball andi5H quadro – pls pls

    • we haven’t reviewed iball devices till now so cant comment, however micromax canvas 2 110q is quite good but does not seem to be a value for money device.

  16. I have bought the item “XOLO Q700″ (231029867639) thru ebay and it has been delivered to me on 16-Aug-13. I have started using the same for the last 2 days. I found the speaker is not at all effective and more over recorded voice is not also not that good. Other wise, the phone is excellent. The browsing and down load speed and most of the function is also good. I am very disappointed with the Voice clarity and Audio quality and volume.

    Could you please give me the solution ? Is it the Q700 mobile problem or only my phone has this issue and can be rectified?.

    Twice I have posted asking for reply. You have not replied. What is the reason? One more Problem I am facing now is that, when ever I get a call, my screen display goes off. Why?. I have checked complete settings. Still I am having problem. Could you please reply to all my queries please..You have been replying to others except me…Is there any thing behind?

  17. HI….. Thanks for the great review…. I am planning to buy a new phone and confuse between Xolo q700 and Samsung Galaxy Core ….. I know the price difference is almost of 3k …. I was pretty convinced with Samsung galaxy core, but then saw this phone and was blown away with its features, specially 2400mah battery and that it has a USB on the go at this price…..but I am bit worried about the after sale service….since some people wrote very discouraging things about its after sale service…. so what will be your suggestion…. should I buy xolo q800 and leave the rest on luck or should I go for dependable option of Samsung Galaxy CORE…. and can you also suggest me some other available option with a price range of 13k but with a screen size not bigger then 4.5″

  18. Thanks for the great review…I am confuse between Xolo q700 and Samsung Galaxy Core….know the price difference is almost of 3k…I was convinced with Samsung galaxy core, but then saw this phone and was blown away with its features, i.e 2400mah battery and USB OTG…but I am bit worried about the after sale service…since some people wrote very discouraging reviews about its after sale service…should I buy xolo q800 and leave the rest on luck or should I go for more dependable Samsung Galaxy CORE

    • After sales for most of the consumers seems to be bad experience for people out there with xolo phones but samsung has better after sales. on the other hand value for money and hardware is much better on xolo phones than samsung budget android phones

  19. Hi,
    Nice Review,
    Kindly suggest me, which is good buy? 504q or Micromax a116hd.
    I want to make video calls through sim card. kindly suggest me, whether above models available with video call through simcard?

    • Both of these phones are equally good and have nice unique features. we suggest you read the full review we have written for these phones to take ur decision.

  20. Bought this phone a week back….and till now giving great performance….no issues at all….very smooth running phone….no lag or hang at all. Looks very stylish is hand…. Even Subway Surfer Beijing which one of my friend couldnt run in Samsung Grand and is lagging a bit in iPhone 4 also runs smooth in this phone….yah the battery drain a bit fast….but can last a day with average usage… I highly recommend this phone to every prospective buyer…

  21. Hey Abhishek, a regular follower of yours. I want to ask that when will u review Lenovo phones P780 and S920..eagerly waiting.
    I asked the same question on your youtube channel but I got no reply 🙁

    Regards

  22. HI Abhishek ,

    => which will be best Phones among (Xolo q800) vs (Samsung GalaxyCore) vs (Sony Xperia M) ??
    also
    => among Xperia M & Xolo q800 , whose battery lasts longer considering fact that Im not much Gaming user..

  23. Sir,

    I want to know more about 3g speed as sometimes mobile shows E, H and H+….basically my question is suppose if a handset support up to 7.2mbps speed and another mobile support up to 42mbps speed then does it mean second phone will give faster speed or it is depends on service provider?? i mean now days some phone coming with up to 7.2 mbps speed and some up to 42mbps so what does it means???
    will 42mbps support phone give faster speed compare to 7.2 mbps speed phone or will both give same speed????

    pls guide me….

    • You do not need to worry about this signs. The signs stand for the network and the standard by which you are currently on the network.

      G stands for GPRS and is the slowest standard, used is the GSM network (2G).
      E is an extension of GPRS, it is called EDGE and it is correspondingly a little faster, but still uses the old GSM network (2G).
      3G stands for UMTS and is the successor to the GSM network and faster.
      H and H+ are standing for HSPA and HSPA+. Both use the UMTS network, where H is faster than 3G and H+ is faster than H.
      4G stands for LTE and is the fastest.

      Now if the phone specs say that it has 7.2mbps or 42 mpbps that means these are the max speed rates which are supported for these phones if the cellular network offers this much of speed.

      I hope I have answered your question, let me know if I missed anything.

  24. thanks a lot !
    sir,

    the phone which support upto 7.2 mbps doesn’t show h+ it show only H where as phone which support upto 42mbps it shows both h and h+…so does it means 42mbps supported mobile will perform faster…
    actully i also want to buy a mobile and my only requirement is fast internet with good battery backup…so becoz of 42mbps supported mobiles are costly compare to 7.2 mbps supported thats y i m confused…suppose i will get a 3g connection and will check speed on both differnt speed deivce then will there any differnace of speed if i will run same internet 3g connection on both and both have same hardware specification except 3g speed???? pls clear my doubt…..ignore me english mistakes sir…

  25. sir my second question is about android software version….how a phone update from 4.1 to 4.2 version??
    can we update all mobile having 4.1 to 4.2 via software update feature….
    pls also explain update requirement. suppose i buy a mobile with android version 4.1 an older version..then will i able to upgrade it’s version later???

    • software update for android phone is normally pushed by the phone manufacturer but again it does not happen for all the phones. So if a phone runs 4.1.1 and 4.2 is available for that phone and if manufacturer has pushed it over the air means that you can update the software on your phone using wifi or 3G. So whether a phone will get the future update will depend on the manufacturer not the phone.

  26. I had purchased xolo q700. on 24/08/13 it has worked well for one week and from 1/9/13(sunday) exactly 8 days later all problems started …..*volume reduces automatically without even touching volume keys * profile automatically. goes to silent * power button doesnt functions sometimes * when it switch on I get a blue screen which shows system configuration which doesn’t end ….I had given to service center also n mentioned above problems .n I had got back from service center n again same problems started n again I had given to service center ….answer me what to do

  27. Sir,i would like to buy a 10k device…i am a moderate gamer,net user..dont calls/music often ,i want a fast smartphone..with less negative options..i wud like to go with xolo q 700/mmx canvas 2 plus…wats ur opinion..
    Please post the money of both device

    • Both of these devices are good but performance wise q700 will be better and build quality is also slightly better and although moving apps from phone memory to sd card will be a problem.

  28. Thanx sir ,cost f xolo q 700 and canvas 2 plus.. Please…
    Wat about xolo q800
    Gaming in mmx canvas 2 plus is better than xolo ryt

    • we havent reviewed xolo x800 so cant comment on that and also for the cost of xolo q700 and canvas 2 plus please check it online on commercial stores like flipkart.

  29. sir wifi direct is not working in my xolo
    q700…it connect smoothly with other
    but not able to recieve the file… sir plzzz help if u can…..i m heavy user of wifi direct cos..bluetooth is very slow to send a large file….i have wifi direct on my previous mobile galaxy s advance.and it works properly….wifi direct also works in xolo q800…but not working in my xolo q700…it has option of wigi direct in wifi setting…

  30. Thanx sir..xolo q700 is pricd around 10k..and mmx canvas 2 plus around 13k..
    Will updates enables apps to sd card in future…
    Canvas 2plus performs better in gaming right?

    • we are not sure that it is possible with a future update, and we havent reviewed canvas 2 plus so cant comment much about it.

      • Abhishek, Some users have mentioend that you cant even move the apps from phone memory to the sd card. Can you please confirm the same? So incase if I am able to move the apps to sd card post intalling them on phone memory, my installation is than not constrained by the limited internal memory? Or does some files related to the app still remain on the internal memory?

    • I would request our readers to help in this case as we havent experienced after sales, all those xolo product buyers please reply with your inputs, thanks.

  31. Hi. Can you tell us what 64 GB sdcard you tested with (the brand name and class)? I want to purchase one and thought to go with something which is tried and tested. Thanks!

  32. sir,does the device lag..heatup..on gaming..?does it have touch problem while charging..Will it last for more than a year..how is the touch response..what is its retail price?

    • it does heat up during heavy gaming but its not much to make it uncomfortable for the user to hold it. Touch problem charging occurs some times when you connect high current charger to android phone but we did not faced any such issue on the unit we reviewed.

      It can be used for years provided you take care of the device as in handling and adequate charging at times when required.

  33. Sir how I connect my phone to OTG cable when I had connected my phone with otg cable their is not any responce from my phone tell me the answer

  34. Hello
    #How to use WIFI DIRECT in Q700
    #WiFi Dosent able to “Create Connection” in apps like FLASH TRANSFER, ES FILE EXPLORER
    Plz help
    -Xolo Q700

  35. Does the phone have any network problem or signal problem. How is internet performance.does the phone worth 9000rupees.looking forward to buy an android phone

    • we did not faced any network problem on the unit we reviewed and internet browsing is as good as you will find on any other android phone, its quite good value for money phone.

  36. it is possible to move app on sd card or can say move on sd card plz say faster bcs i really want to buy xolo q7
    00 value for money or not?

  37. Planning to buy this phone. Your review say it has the mt6589 chip. But it comes with mt6589w-m as i’ve seen in the box. Can the mt6589w-m play full hd in Mx player software mode? earlier the mt6589m could do so.

    • Thanks for pointing out it will be corrected, it seems to be a typo error, we have tried playing hd videos on this device it does play 720p just fine for 1080p videos you can use MxPlayer.

  38. hi abhishek I am using Xolo q 700 from past 3 month, and I was reading that this phone has otg tech. but I was unable to connect the same, and the I have confirmed with Xolo people and reply that it doesn’t have otg,

    your comment on this.

  39. Hello Sir,
    i using Xolo Q700 for 1 week its excellent…..will xolo q700 get the android Kitkat version….right now it s not released…i just want to know this… for this i asked this question……plz give the android updates for Q700…because most of the people buying Q700….so please consider this….

  40. thanx Abhishek ji..i m lookng fward to buy the phone..
    Any touch problem with the device.does usb otg works . It cost approx 9k
    Please provide a little more deep review taken accounts of its negative aspects

  41. Wat r the aspects shud i consider b4 buying ths fon? I hvnt usd an android yet.i use nokia c5 03 nw and hv been using it for 3 years..now ma phone is outdated..and is almost dead..my budget is approx 9k..
    I shortlistd following phones
    1)Micromax A110q
    2)Samsung Galaxy S duos
    3)Xolo Q800
    4)Xolo q700
    5)Nokia Lumia 520
    Now it seems i hardly find it difficult btw Q700 nd Q800

  42. Hi Abhishek
    How to use WiFi Direct in Xolo Q700 to send the files directly by wifi.
    It does not show in sending options menu as per samsung galaxy is

  43. Hi Abhi
    How to use WiFi Direct in Xolo Q700 to send the files directly by wifi.
    It does not show in sending options menu as per samsung galaxy is

    • We suggest you use Super Beam from market, share the file using superbeam and it will generate a barcode, scan this from superbeam in the other device and it will automatically enable wifi direct and start sharing the file.

  44. Hi, can this phone move apps to SD card after installed in internal memory?
    Does it play HD videos?
    internal memory is enough ?

    • No it cannot store apps on the SD card. It can play 720p videos without any problem on this device but 1080p videos will not get played in default video player, but you can play them on mxplayer. The in built memory is not much, in case you want to install games, for app usage it is decent again not too good for pro users.

  45. I wanted to know is 2.70 Gb of usable space in internal memory is sufficient. And how many apps can be stored in that space as apps can’t be moved or installed in Sd card or is there a way to do so please reply looking to buy this phone.
    Is it worth buying with this problem of apps not moving or u can suggest any other at a price under 8500 rs

    • for apps this much of memory is quite sufficient as normally apps are not too big in size, but apps cannot be installed on Sd card on this device, this device will still be worth the money you invest, but if you increase ur budget you can get Zen Ultraphone 701 HD for around 10-11k with better specs and bigger display.

      • my budget is short not more than 8500rs in that will xolo 700 is worth and wat about the service of phone as there are many users complaining about xolo after purchase service is it ok to purchase it or go for any other branded phone(Samsung Nokia or Sony or Micromax) which may have lower configs in same budget!!

        • After sales services is not good for xolo and we have the same feedback from not all but many consumers. So in that case, if that matters to you then we suggest you go for Sony, Samsung or Nokia devices at this price which may have much lesser specs and features but they will last long and after sales support for these brands is much better.

  46. I wanted to buy a phone under 7500 rs i have shortlisted two xolo q600 and xolo a500s both have almost same configurations and have capability of move and store apps on ext card which one should i go for plz give some suggestion fast……

    • We have tested both of these phones, we suggest you Xolo A500s – it good value for money, it has the capability to store the apps on the SD card as well – but if looks matter to you more then you can also go for Q600 which is good in looks but thicker and heavy than xolo a500s

      • Is q600 is not able to store apps in sd card or install is there is difference between the camera of both a500s and q600 also wat about the battery life which is better in that aspect.

  47. is their any problem with the audio quality of this device??
    as read in some comments it goes down after some time.
    cn we use apps like app to sd to trasfer apps to sd?

    • audio is good as you might expect in a budget android phone, however its not too loud and you cannot install apps on the SD card on this device.

  48. I visited XOLO mobile phone website but unable to find XOLO PC suite. Please tell me from which site I can download Mobile PC suite. So that I can connect my phone to PC and share data and application easily.

  49. Hello Abhishek,
    I m goin to buy Xolo Q700i soon. I like to know what is difference between xolo Q700 and Q700i from the point of view of performance. Another thing is is this device heat up in lil span of time while watching videos. I m not much game lover but i do use mobile for quick photography. and most of the time use for watching videos and bit chatting. So please suggest me is this device really worth to buy. Also suggest me other device in price of range of 15K.

    Regards,

    Bhushan

  50. Hi Abhishek,

    I am using xolo q700 from last 4 month i have purchased it from ezone, the problem is the battery of the handset is swollen and the back cover has come out in just 4 month.
    Can you please help me with this.

    Thanks
    Rohit

    • Dear Mr. Rohit,

      Greetings of the Day!

      Thank you for sharing your feedback.

      This is in reference to your post dated 5th
      Jan’14 regarding XOLO Smartphone Battery; we trust that your handset battery
      concern has been resolved and now your device is working according to your
      satisfaction.

      For any further query or feedback, please
      contact us at care@xolo.in

      Warm Regards,

      Pankaj Arora

      XOLO Care

      care@xolo.in

      http://www.xolo.in

  51. hi,

    I have bought canvas turbo and using 2g & 3g sim on it. i use 3g sim for data but when i receive call on 2g sim it deactivated data on 3g for entire call duration and as soon as i put the call down data again starts.

    pls let me know why it is so.

  52. I have tried this on my xolo Q700,first thing is that you have to root your device by any tool, i used baidu.Then install Link2sD and link all the apps to sd easily and quickly.but beware do it at your own risk because when i tried it first time it deleted my all the installed apps.you have to also partition your external sd card for which you have to use another android device,because for partition process unmounting is required which is not available on xolo q700.

  53. hi
    I am quite happy using xolo Q700.just wanted your guidance in the manner in which photos can b transferred frm cell to pc…actually facing this prob since long…..tried all options …the exact prob not known….plz help….

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