Expert Review of Xolo Q600
The Indian smartphone manufacturing company Xolo has much to be optimistic about for they have planned for and delivered a bigger range of smartphone series than ever before. The firm has plenty of smartphones in their lineup to count on including Xolo X900, X1000, Q600, Q700, and A800. Lava Xolo Q600 is the device that draws our attention as the smartphone features a 4.5-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen that runs on an above average pixel density of 218ppi and a similar resolution of 480 by 854 pixels. The dimensions of the device include a length of 133.5mm, breadth of 67mm, and a thickness of 11.9mm while it weighs 147.7gm. The device supports dual SIM facility which is one feature that many of the tier 2 companies seem to be incorporating in their smartphones whereas the same is absent in top profile brands like Samsung, Sony or even HTC.
This particular feature does not necessarily give a brand an edge but it does add value to its armory. Lava Xolo Q600 runs on the Android Jelly Bean 4.2 OS and has access to some minor software upgrades as well which should go down well with the user when it comes to getting his or her hands on popular games and applications. The quad core processor is a commanding hardware addition, which along with a decent 512MB RAM allows the user to get a firm grip on the device in terms of speed and agility. The internal memory of the smartphone is 4GB on paper although not all of it would be available for use. The user can create more space in the device by using the services of a microSD card slot that can stretch the external memory of the device up to 32GB. As a result, songs, videos, games, images, and lots of other applications and data can be kept in the device without worrying about the device running out of space.
Internet is agile with Lava Xolo Q600 where the user gets the Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot facility that look after the WLAN features while the built-in HTML5 browser is also provided. A 5-megapixel camera does justice to its strength and snaps decent clicks at a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels with heavy side features including LED flash, Geo-Tagging, Touch focus, HDR, Auto focus and Panorama. Video recordings do not disappoint either if one does not expect much out of it while the secondary VGA camera is also a good addition at the front of the device looking after features like web calling and online chats. Available in the single color of White, Lava Xolo Q600 powers through with the standard lithium-ion battery of 2000mAh that delivers a talk time of up to 13 hours and 30 minutes in 2G along with a standby time of up to 333 hours. In 3G, the standby time goes down to up to 242 hours while the standby time decreases to up to 10 hours.
User Interface and UI functionality
Lava Xolo Q600 offers a 4.5-inch display backed by the TFT touchscreen technology. The display size is good enough for playing games and watching movies at a resolution of 854 by 480 pixels and a pixel density of 218ppi. The multitouch screen is good as far as responsiveness is concerned but slow as compared to some of its contemporaries like Micromax and Karbonn.
Lava Xolo Q600 allows various musical tracks to be played in multiple formats including MP3, WAV, and AAC+ player with the help of audio player. Earphones and loudspeakers are two ways to access songs or rather sound in general where the former can be connected to the device with a 3.5mm audio pin. Video player associated with the device is a source for watching popular videos in the formats of MP4, WMV, H.264, and H.263 player. FM radio is another medium to listen to popular radio stations.
Pictures and Video quality
Lava Xolo Q600 lends a 5-megapixel primary camera that provides value to image snapping ability of the device. The shutter is backed by a resolution of 2592 by 1944 pixels and offers LED flash, Auto focus, Geo-tagging, Touch focus, HDR, and Panorama as its supporting features. Videos can be recorded at 720 pixels while the secondary camera works at 0.3-megapixel, which should be good enough for getting some face time or making video calls.
Lava Xolo Q600 has the HTML5 browser that can be used to download data at a speed of 21.1Mbps while uploading at a speed of 11.5Mbps. Wi-Fi and Wi-Fi hot spot are other means to access the web where the latter can be used to create a server for other devices to connect with.
Internal and External Memory
Lava Xolo Q600 offers a microSD card slot at the top of the gadget that is capable of enhancing the storage capacity of the device from 4GB to 32GB. As an after effect, tons of data can be kept in the device including songs, games, images, and videos. RAM is not extraordinarily high with 512MB but good enough for the user to get a decent speed to work with.
Applications and Gaming
Lava Xolo Q600 is compatible with the best and the latest games that the Android world has to offer with Jelly Bean by its side. The 512MB may cause slight hindrance though when it comes to performance of some of the high end games but more or less, Lava Xolo Q600 is a good gaming device.
Lava Xolo Q600 runs on the standard lithium-ion battery of 2000mAh that gives away a standby time of up to 333 hours in 2G and up to 242 hours in 3G. The talk time offered is up to 13 hours and 20 minutes in 2G while it is up to 10 hours in 3G.
Lava Xolo Q600 offers USB port, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hot spot, GPRS, and EDGE as its connectivity options. The USB port and Bluetooth are the tools to exchange data with other devices while Wi-Fi and GPRS can be used to access web.
Lava Xolo Q600 when compared to Sony Xperia E has a bigger screen with 4.5 inches for the former and 3.5 inches for the latter. The resolution offered by Lava Xolo Q600 is much higher and so is the pixel density as compared to Sony Xperia E. Lava Xolo Q600 comes with a 5-megapixel primary camera as compared to the 3.2-megapixel camera offered by Sony Xperia E.