Xolo has launched a new smartphone in the entry-level price category for Android smartphones; the Xolo One. Don’t mistake it for an Android One device, it is just a usual Android smartphone. Xolo One in fact, runs on Android KitKat 4.4 and comes equipped with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor from MediaTek clocked at a modest 1.3GHz. The most attractive thing about this smartphone is that, Xolo is already promising an Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade in the future.
The Xolo One comes with a 5-megapixel fixed-focus camera with an LED flash and 1080p video recording. The front-facing VGA camera is compatible with operator video calls, unlike many smartphones these days. Internal storage stands at 8GB along with a microSD slot for storage expansion. It is powered by a 1700mAh battery and comes with usual bunch of connectivity features like dual-SIM card slot (3G + 2G), Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, and A-GPS. The back cover of the Xolo One features a faux-leather finish with a stitched look, just like the Samsung Galaxy Grand 2 and the Samsung Galaxy Note 3.
Xolo One Specifications
- 4.5-inch IPS LCD display with FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) resolution, 218 ppi, OGS, capacitive multitouch
- 1.3Ghz quad-core MediaTek MT6582M, Mali-400MP2 GPU, and 1GB of RAM
- 8GB internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
- Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system (upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop)
- 5-megapixel primary camera, fixed-focus, LED flash, 1080p video recording
- VGA secondary camera, operator video calling
- Dual-SIM (3G + 2G), 21Mbps HSDPA, and 5.76Mbps HSUPA
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth v4.0, A-GPS, microUSB v2.0 port
- Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, and Proximity sensor
- 1700 mAh battery, 128 x 64.3 x 9.3 mm
Priced at Rs. 6,499, the Xolo One doesn’t seem to be better than the current generation Android One smartphones. It misses out on an autofocus camera and the front-facing camera has a lower resolution in comparison to its competitors out there in the market. Even though Xolo has promised Android 5.0 Lollipop update, people would prefer to get it straight from Google rather from Xolo, especially when they have an option to choose.
Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. He is also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and non-edible silicon chips.