Xolo A500L is an entry-level android smartphone priced at ₹ 5.5k with no special features. It is targeted towards those who are buying their first smartphone and don’t want to spend too much to get the feel of the android eco-system.
Just don’t let its price tag deceive you into believing that it is good for nothing. It even beats the phones from some smartphone giants when it comes to performance. Read this quick review of Xolo A500L to know more.
Warning: The quick reviews are based on the first impressions of the gadgets. Our predictions and speculations are based on previous experiences with gadgets having same/similar hardware. We try our level best to provide you with most accurate and educated guesses but we still can’t rule out the scope of errors. Please take these predictions with a pinch of salt.
Xolo A500L Specifications
- Chipset– MediaTek MT6572
- OS– Android 4.2 JB
- CPU- 1.3 GHz Dual-core Cortex-A7, Mali 400MP1 @ 500MHz
- RAM– 512 MB
- Memory- Internal- 4 GB, up to 32 GB via microSD card
- Display– 4” TFT LCD WVGA (480×800 px) Display (233.24 ppi)
- Camera: Rear- 3MP with LED flash, Front- 0.3 MP
- Battery– 1500mAh Li-Ion
- Dimensions– 124.8 x 64.6 x 11.9 mm
- Connectivity- Dual SIM, WiFi Hotspot, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0
- Sensors– Accelerometer, Ambient Light & Proximity
The MediaTek MT6572 chipset gives the Xolo A500L the power to do everyday tasks. The CPU has 2 Cortex-A7 cores running at 1.3 GHz each. The graphics side of things are taken care of by Mali 400MP1 GPU @500MHz. It is also coupled with 512 MB of RAM for running heavy apps.
Don’t expect to play high-end games without any lags on this phone but don’t lose your hopes on gaming yet.
You can enjoy games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers.
The A500L also comes with a 3MP rear camera without Auto-Focus. The image quality is not good and so is the video. The VGA front cam can be used for video calling.
Don’t expect good quality photos and videos
The 4 inch TFT LCD display has a resolution of 480×800 pixel bringing the pixel density to 233.24 ppi. While the display seems ok on paper but might have poor viewing angles.
Most of the low cost phones suffer from this issue and remind us that we cannot expect everything from a budget phone. You can watch a few movies on it before you start noticing that it is grainy.
Can’t expect much from a budget smartphone
Xolo A500L is powered by a 1500 mAh battery. In this world of smartphones having humongous batteries of 4000mAh this might seem low to you but it should do its job pretty well.
Considering that the fact that it has a provide power to a 4 inch WVGA display and a dual-core processor the phone should last for a day on light to moderate usage.
If you are in search for a budget android phone which can run almost all the apps then is it. Look no further.
You should skip this phone if you want a good camera.
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