Xolo Q2000 Review: The Cheaper Phablet

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Xolo steps into the phablet race with its Xolo Q2000 having a 5.5 inch display. It has one of the cheapest price tag of Rs. 14,550 in the phablet world.

Being a 5.5 inch giant, Xolo Q2000 faces a strong competition from Karbonn Titanium S9 (Review) and LG G Pro Lite. The price mark below Rs. 15,000 could be a major advantage amongst all the competitors. Read out the complete Xolo Q2000 review to know if the device stands out of the crowd.

 

Xolo Q2000

 

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Pro’s & Con’s Hardware Performance Apps & Games
Box Contents User Experience-

  • Design
  • UI
  • Display
  • Typing
  • Browsing
Connectivity
Camera Battery
Multimedia-

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Gallery
  • Notification & Ringtone
FINAL VERDICT
Buy or Skip
Specifications

Pros and Cons

Pros-

  • Large IPS Display
  • Great Looks
  • Battery capacity

Cons-

  • Camera
  • Audio quality

 

What does the Retail Package come with?

  1. The Handset & 2600mAh Li-Ion battery.
  2. USB Cable, USB charger, Headphones.
  3. Warranty Card & Quick Start Guide.
  4. Flip Cover, OTG cable.

Box Contents_Xolo Q2000

 

Camera:

Camera_Xolo Q2000

Xolo Q2000 sports a 13MP rear camera with 4x zoom, Auto-focus & LED flash. The camera has good colour representation & sharpness at the focussed point.

The camera has a very good looking rectangular long bezel around it. This bezel is fixed with the back panel. Unfortunately, they have changed the bezel in the flip cover given inside the box (see Design section- page 2).

Camera bezel_Xolo Q2000

Camera UI is similar to other local devices. It misses the zoom slider & the pinch to zoom was cumbersome. The picture quality remains good upto 2x zoom; beyond that you won’t get many details of the objects.

The tap to focus works perfectly. The exposure is adjusted according to the object where you have focused. HDR mode shot some good images with the Sun on the screen. (Check the samples below)

The camera hates Low-light.

Low-light photography with the 13MP shooter resulted in a very poor experience. The images of the distant objects misses out on fine detail due to high amount of noise.

Xolo Q2000 misses the macro mode but it can shoot sharp images upto 6-7cms.

The panorama mode is standard & the stitching is done well.

The front has a 2MP camera with 4x zoom (even though 4x is of no use for front cam).

Front Camera_Xolo Q2000

Camera start-up time ~2 sec
Shutter Lag ~1 sec

Camera Samples:

Zoom Test:

HDR Mode:

Panorama Mode:

Panorama

Panorama

 

Night Shots (Street Light):

Low-Light Camera Samples:

Front Cam:

 

Multimedia:

Speakers_Xolo Q2000

Audio-

The audio levels of Q2000 did not satisfy me. The sound quality was good but it was the maximum volume which left me disappointed. I miss those XpressMusic & Walkman devices.

Speakers are placed at the bottom back side of the phone so you will encounter occlusion of the speakers when the device is kept on your sofa or bed.

If you are a music lover & wish to listen music or watch videos without headphones, then skip the desire to buy this phone.

Formats supported:

  • mp3- Yes
  • aac- Yes
  • wma- No

Video-

The default video player in Q2000 is a standard Android Player. It pauses the video if you tap anywhere on the screen when the player layout is visible. Sometimes this becomes irritating while seeking the video.

 

Formats supported (480p):

  • mp4- Yes
  • flv- Yes
  • avi- Yes
  • mkv- Yes
Resolution Supported (mp4):

  • 480p (SD)- Yes
  • 720p (HD)- Yes
  • 1080p (full-HD)- Yes
  • 4K (Ultra HD)- No

 

 

Xolo Q2000 couldn’t play 4K video in default player. Using the SW decoder mode in MX Player, we could atleast see the 4K video along with miss-matched audio.

Gallery-

No sorting feature or pinch to zoom is available. You can only change views to Grid & Filmstrip.

Notification & Ringtone-

No LED indicator.

 

 

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Pro’s & Con’s Hardware Performance Apps & Games
Box Contents User Experience-

  • Design
  • UI
  • Display
  • Typing
  • Browsing
Connectivity
Camera Battery
Multimedia-

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Gallery
  • Notification & Ringtone
FINAL VERDICT
Buy or Skip
Specifications

Hardware Performance

Xolo Q2000 boasts a MediaTek MT6589W chipset with a quad-core clocked upto 1.2GHz. It has a PowerVR SGX544 GPU alongwith 1GB RAM & 8GB internal memory.

The phone works smoothly in multi-tasking some default apps present along with games like Temple Run Oz & Subway Surfer.

Activity

Approx. Time (sec)

Startup time

24.88

Reboot time

39.27

 

Memory

Total

Used

Free

Internal Storage

0.98GB

87MB

0.90GB

Phone Storage

5.44GB

12MB

5.43GB

RAM

1GB

420MB

551MB

 

 

User Experience

i. Design: Something Different

First Impression: Large, Rectangular & Slim.

Xolo Q2000 has a very different design than the recent Q-series devices. It has edgy corners with a dark shiny bezel running all around the sides.

Back Panel: Matte Finish, Thin, with Camera bezel.

The back panel texture remains the same- matte finish; but this time it is much more flimsy than the previous devices.

The front of the phone looks pitch dark when the screen is off. The back has a good looking rectangular bezel around the camera & the speakers are located at the lower side.

The hardware buttons are not handy as you’ll have to stretch your finger to reach out the volume up button. The phone weighs 180grams which will make your pockets bulkier.

ii. User Interface: Stock

Q2000 comes with Android 4.2.1 out of the box. It has no customized UI which find in every device of Sony, Samsung, LG, etc.

The UI is smooth to operate even while multi-tasking with some apps and games. There are not many animations & transitions effects that Xolo has worked upon.

iii. Display

Q2000 has a 5.5 inches IPS display similar to my previous reviewed Karbonn Titanium S9. The display is very sharp & it is not saturated with colours.

Single-handed Reach: Impossible.

With auto-brightness feature available handy, you will not face problems with bright outdoors.

iv. Typing: 

Single-handed: Portrait mode typing is very good due to sufficient width of the device. There is no Swipe feature out of the box.

Dual-handed: Landscape mode typing is as good as typing on a tablet-pc.

I really liked the Auto-correction feature in the texting part. If you are used to typing long sentences & paragraphs in English, then this feature is utmost necessary.

v. Browsing:

Browsing on the large 5.5” IPS screen is great.

Features available: Multi-tabs, pinch to zoom, Incognito mode.

Pre-installed Browsers: Android Browser.

 

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Page 2

Page 3

Pro’s & Con’s Hardware Performance Apps & Games
Box Contents User Experience-

  • Design
  • UI
  • Display
  • Typing
  • Browsing
Connectivity
Camera Battery
Multimedia-

  • Audio
  • Video
  • Gallery
  • Notification & Ringtone
FINAL VERDICT
Buy or Skip
Specifications

Pre-installed Apps & Games

We tested the device with Temple Run Oz & Subway Surfer. There were no lags in the games. The touch response worked very well.

Useful Apps: Backup & Restore, Facebook, Note Book, Xolo Power.

Extra Apps:  Movie Studio, Xolo Care, Xolo Secure, Wireless Input Device.

Games: No default games installed.

Connectivity options

Connectivity_Xolo Q2000

 What it has-

  • 2G, 3G
  • Bluetooth
  • Wi-Fi with hotspot & Direct
  • GPS
  • USB 2.0 with OTG cable
  • FM Radio
 What it misses-

  • 4G
  • HDMI
  • NFC

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Battery:

Xolo Q2000 has a 2600mAh Li-Po battery instead of the Li-Ion battery of similar capacity in the Titanium S9. Unfortunately, we could not test the battery of the device.

The back panel got slightly heated up while watching videos & using camera. Rest of the time, Q2000 kept cool. Xolo provides Xolo Power app which is useful for battery optimization.

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Final Verdict

Caution!!

Buy this device with some caution in mind (so that you don’t regret later). Xolo Q2000 has a good design with a large IPS display. But it misses on the Camera quality as expected from a 13MP shooter.

The audio quality is again a disappointment. Ofcourse, the price point below Rs. 15,000 makes this phone one of the cheapest phablets available in the market. If the camera & speaker quality is accepted by you then you should BUY this phone.

AlternativesKarbonn Titanium S9LG G Pro Lite, Xolo Q1000S, Panasonic P51, Galaxy Grand Quattro, Micromax Canvas 4, Canvas Magnus, Nokia Lumia 720, Nokia Lumia 625, Sony Xperia L, Lenovo P780.

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  • Looking for large phone.
  • A Power user.
  • Looking for a Cheaper Phablet

  • A Music Lover.
  • An avid Photographer.

 

Xolo Q2000 Specifications:

Read this before proceeding to Specifications- Why we don’t trust specifications?

General Name Xolo Q2000
OS Android 4.2.1
Hardware Chipset MediaTek MT6589W
CPU 1.2GHz Quad-Core
GPU PowerVR SGX544
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory 8GB
Expandable Memory Upto 32GB (micro SD card)
Display Type IPS display
Size 5.5 inch; 1280x720px (267.02ppi)
Camera Primary 13MP, AF, LED flash
Secondary 2MP
Battery Capacity 2600mAh Li-Po
Connectivity EDGE Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (with Hotspot)
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes
USB Yes (v2.0) with OTG
Dual SIM Yes (GSM+GSM)
FM Radio Yes
Others Sensors Accelerometer, Light, Orientation, Proximity, Magnetic
Dimension 156×77.8×9.8mm
Weight 180g
Colours Black
Online Price ₹ 14,550

Let us know about your opinions & experiences with the phone in the comments below.

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8 Comments

  • Salmankhan says:

    Hi dear,
    i had just checked your website……Great UI and the Content especially Speacifications,Snapshots of every mobile phones. and this idea was just too awesome

  • chirag lokhande says:

    Thank You..
    I was planning to purchase Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro. But on your website i read about Grand Quattro : A lazy quad core phone. So I saw XOLO Q2000 review on your website. It was perfect. With snapshot, mobile pictures, found great. So finally bought that. And now I am happy with my XOLO Q2000.

  • Ajay says:

    You forgot to mention that Xolo Q2000 has touch issues too!!! It lags in keyboard touch response too..

    • Mitesh Sonigra says:

      Hi Ajay,

      We would have surely mentioned if the device that we reviewed had any such problems. The problem that you are talking of, could be device specific.
      So users can share about such problems in the comments here.
      This will help other users to know more about the phone.

      Thank You for sharing!

  • Sanoob says:

    No issues on touch sensitive on my Xolo Q2000….. Only problem is camera bcoz the picture get blurred of the tiniest shake in my hand….. HDR is excellent…… No lags while playing heavy games….. Excellent phablet…. Love it……

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