Last month, Xolo announced the launch of the Xolo Win Q1000 smartphone running on Windows Phone 8.1 and utilizes Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset. The device priced at Rs 8,499 is now available via online retailer HomeShop18 for purchase. Here is a quick review on the device.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Xolo has used an 8 MP rear camera teamed up with PureCel sensor, LED flash and f/2.0 aperture to render excellent photos in low ambient light conditions. Up front, there is a 2 MP front facing snapper that can click self portrait shots and make video conferences. Usually, smartphones in this price bracket arrive with similar imaging aspects and the Win Q1000 has standard photography features.

The default storage space in the Xolo smartphone is 8 GB and it can be expanded eternally by another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card slot. These storage figures are common for any device at this price point, but there are smartphones with 16 GB native storage capacity as well in the market.

Processor and Battery

The Xolo Win Q1000 is powered by a 1.2 GHz Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 processor paired with 400 MHz Adreno 302 graphics unit and 1 GB of RAM. Many other Windows Phone 8.1 based smartphones launched in the entry level market segment are given similar hardware and this one will not be a deal breaker.

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The Xolo phone is energized by a 2,200 mAh battery. This battery is touted to render up to 12 hours of talk time and 500 hours of standby time on 3G.

Display and Other Features

The OGS IPS LCD display measures 5 inch and it carries a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This screen renders an average pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. The display is an OGS panel and it renders good viewing angles as it uses IPS technology.

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The Dual SIM Xolo Win Q1000 based on Windows Phone 8.1 is given connectivity aspects such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS.

Comparison

The Xolo Win Q1000 will compete with devices such as Micromax Canvas Win 121, Lava Iris Win 1, Microsoft Lumia 535 and others.

Key Specs

Model Xolo Win Q1000
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 200
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable
OS Windows Phone 8.1
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,200 mAh
Price Rs 8,499

What we Like

  • 5 Inch HD Display
  • Capable imaging hardware

Price and Conclusion

The Xolo Win Q1000 priced at Rs 8,499 comes with a standard specification sheet that makes it competitively priced. The handset seems to be decent enough to challenge its rivals and it can render the desired performance for the entry level smartphone users. Notably, there are much better Android offerings in the market at similar price ranges making.