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Xolo Era 4K Unboxing, Quick Review, Gaming and Benchmarks

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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.

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XOLO Era 4K Full Specifications

Key SpecsXOLO Era 4K
Display5 inches
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
Memory2 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 8GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera8 MP with dual LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera5 MP
Battery 4000 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight157 grams
Price INR 6,499

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.

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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.

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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.

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XOLO Era 4K Box Contents

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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.

Physical Overview

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.

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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.


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On the top edge of the phone, you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack and the secondary microphone for noise cancellation.

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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.

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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.

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XOLO Era 4K Photo Gallery

Gaming Performance

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.

GamePlaying DurationInitial Battery (%)Final Battery (%)Initial Temperature (In Celsius)Final Temperature (In Celsius)
Modern Combat 515 Minutes50%46%31.7 degree35.2 degree
Dead Trigger 220 minutes42%35%30 degree36.8 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 AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)24603
Quadrant Standard 8794
Geekbench3Single-Core- 473
Multi-Core- 1361
Nenamark49.7 fps

XOLO Era 4K Nenamark2 XOLO Era 4K Benchmark Scores

Verdict

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.


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