Xolo Q1100 Quick Review: Expectations & Speculations

Xolo Q1100 is the latest offering from Xolo which is gaining more and more public support day by day. After the launch of Moto G at a very competitive price we were all puzzled about the next entrant from the local manufacturers.

Xolo Q1100Prior to the launch of Moto G the local manufacturers had the best choice to offer if someone was to go for a good value for money smartphone. Now, the scenario has changed completely. The Q1100 from Xolo is first smartphone from any Indian manufacturer which will face the Moto G head on.

At ₹14,999 the Xolo Q1100 costs only ₹1k extra than the Moto G but offers improved hardware specifications. If you cannot live with limited memory (the main flaw of Moto G) then you should go for the Xolo phone right away.

Like always I’d inform you that this quick review of Xolo Q1100 is based on our expectations and predictions about the phone but it should suffice for most of your requirements.

Xolo Q1100 Specifications

  • Chipset– Snapdragon-400 8228
  • OS– Android 4.3 Jelly Bean
  • CPU- 1.4 GHz Quad-core Cortex-A7, Adreno 305 @ 450MHz
  • RAM- 1 GB
  • Memory- Internal- 8 GB, up to 32 GB via microSD card
  • Display– 5” IPS LCD HD Display with OGS tech. (293.72 ppi)
  • Camera: Rear- 8MP BSI 2 sensor with AF & LED flash, Front- 2MP
  • Battery– 2000mAh Li-Ion
  • Dimensions– 143.8 x 70.8 x 8.3 mm
  • Connectivity– Dual SIM, WiFi-Direct and Hotspot, 3G, GPS, Bluetooth v3.0
  • Sensors– Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient light & Magnetometer

 

 

Design

Xolo Q1100 has the standard placement of volume rocker on the left side and the power/lock button on the right side. The top side houses the 3.5mm earphone jack while the bottom features the microUSB slot.

The 8MP BSI 2 shooter has a circular bezel around it. The LED flash is present just below the camera and the secondary mic for noise cancellation is located just above it.

 

 

Performance

The Snapdragon400 8228 chipset has a 1.4 GHz quad-core processor along with Adreno 305 GPU @450 MHz for gaming.

This might not the best from Snapdragon on the table but this chipset is targeted for entry level and affordable devices.

Games like Temple Run and Subway Surfers will run buttery smooth.

Camera

The 8MP BSI2 sensor features improved low light photography but the resultant image also depends a lot on the image processing techniques being employed.

Xolo phones have a lot of variable factors when it comes to imaging which leaves us with no option to predict the actual camera performance.
The camera also boasts of features like HDR, horizontal & vertical panorama, scene detection & tuning, Low light enhancement, Face recognition and geo-tagging.

 

Display

The Q1100 features a 5 inch HD IPS LCD display having a pixel density of 293.73 ppi.

This display is good reading text and watching HD content.

The use of One-Glass-Solution tech. improves the touch experience even further. It will make you feel as if you are touching the content (images, text) directly on the display.

Battery

Xolo’s Q1100 draws its current from a 2000mAh battery of Li-Ion chemistry. Keeping in mind that it has an HD display to feed all the time and other components I would not encourage you to use it heavily if you want the battery to last for the whole day.

On moderate usage, you wouldn’t need to look for a charger before the night.

The phone also features Quick Charge tech. which will charge your phone 75% faster. The pre-installed Battery Guru app from Snapdragon learns your usage pattern and then saves your battery charge automatically.

Estimated Battery Backup :

Activity 2G (hours) 3G (hours)
Standby Time 600 450
Talk Time 24 12.5

 

FINAL THOUGHTS

The Xolo Q1100 is a good phone to buy if you are looking for an affordable phone for entertainment purposes.
Don’t buy it if you are choosy about brands and can’t deal with the lack of timely firmware updates.

In the end at all comes down to personal choices. Check out the Moto G before making the final call. Good Luck!

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