Expert Review of XOLO A500
XOLO is all set to take on the big boys and give the competition a run for its money. After launching the world’s first Intel powered phone they have come up with their next product theIntel XOLO A500. It is loaded with the Android v4.0 ICS operating system that gives you access to unlimited applications. The newIntel XOLO A500 is a smart phone with Dual SIM support (GSM+GSM). It is fourth mobile in the Intel XOLO series, after the XOLO X900 , XOLO A700, and XOLO A800. Intel XOLO A500 has a 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait processor with 512 MB RAM. The phone holds a 4.0-inch TFT screen with 233 ppi which is amongst the best in its class (higher the pixel density, better the resolution). Bright Screen displays with resolution of 480 X 800 pixels.
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone offers best of the multimedia features. It comes with a 5 megapixel autofocus primary camera and a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera with LED flash and video recording. The phone also has MP3 music player and a video player. The Intel XOLO A500phonebook has rich functionality and nearly unlimited capacity. Also the device is equipped with 4GB internal memory space which can be expanded up to 32GB via micro SDHC card. The phone has inbuilt-games and supports games downloading. The connectivity with other compatible devices is ensured by in-built Bluetooth, micro USB port, GPRS, EDGE, and in-built Wi-Fi. It also enriches the user for instant data transfer through 3G network. The phone gets its power from li-ion battery of 1500mAh. It has dimensions of 124mm x 63.5mm x 11.8mm and weighs only 122.6gms.
User Interface and UI functionality
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone adorns an Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which is user friendly and easy to work on. This dual SIM phone runs 1GHz Dual Core Snapdragon S4 Play Processor that provides fast data processing and multitasking without any lag. The Ambient Light Sensors in the phone allows it to work well with the changing light conditions in your surroundings. Besides that there is the proximity sensor that is being provided for the automatic turn off of the display. The phone as an operating frequency of 2100 MHz UMTS in 3G network, and 900/1800 GSM in 2G network. The phone comes with a 4-inch of TFT screen with capacitive touch boasting a bright 480x800 pixels of resolution. There is no denying that the Intel XOLO A500 can compete with the competition for having great looks and design. The compact design of the bar-shaped phone neatly accommodates three capacitive keys, a loudspeaker and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
When it comes to entertainment the Intel XOLO A500 spares no expense. The phone comes with dual cameras, 5MP primary and 0.3MP secondary. The phone has a dedicated MP3 music player as well as a video player and in-built FM radio. The handset also has an image gallery which is visually rich and loaded with effects.
Pictures and Video quality
The Intel XOLO smart phone is equipped with a 5 megapixel autofocus primary camera with LED flash and a 0.3 megapixel secondary camera. With features like Face Detection, Auto Focus and Screenshot Capturing, the phone does wonders with the photos captured. The phone also facilitates video recording. The Intel XOLO A500 phone has video player which is quiet good and can play 3GPP, MP4 files.
The Intel XOLO A500 offers remarkable connectivity to user. You can browse the internet using the pre-installed Android browser or send and receive Email with ease. The A-GPS enabled Intel XOLO A500 comes with Google Maps to make navigation through your city a piece of cake. The phone has email support and an instant messenger.
Internal and External Memory
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone comes with a 4GB of internal memory that can be expanded up to 32GB using micro SD or micro SDHC cards. The phone supports optimum call memory, phonebook memory and SMS memory. The enormous storage capacity enables the user to store huge amount of multimedia data in the mobile.
Applications and Gaming
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone comes with the Android v4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, thus the user has availability to android market for the downloading of various applications and games. The Android application store is growing at a pretty fast pace, so the user has access to latest applications and games. Also, the Intel XOLO A500 handset has a few pre loaded applications and games too.
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone is powered by a 1500mAh Li-Ion battery. The battery gives user up to 9 hours of talk time while working on 2G networks and up to 8 hours on 3G network. You can enjoy up to 310 hours of standby time while on 2G networks.
The Intel XOLO A500 smart phone comes with the various features to connect your device to other compatible devices. The phone supports with GPRS, EDGE, 3G as well as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. You can use the micro USB port to transfer files from your PC, however, if you want to transfer files wirelessly to other compatible devices you can use Bluetooth featured in Intel XOLO A500 phone.
The Intel XOLO A500 is a mobile phone that has been designed to give you convenience and superior usability, but all these great features come to you without burning a huge hole in your pocket. This phone would compete with the Karbonn A9+ that has similar features. The Intel Xolo A500 is priced at Rs. 6,999. It has Dual SIM support similar to other XOLO A series smart phones.