Expert Review of XOLO Q800 Black
Lava claims to give perfection a new name by providing a wide range of products (smart phones, feature phones, e-tabs and other accessories) to nearly thousands of users all over India and has become one of the fastest growing mobile handset companies in India. This company offers adaptability and passion for excellence, which in turn, have fetched a greater demand from the Indian buyers. Lava Xolo Q800 is one of their products which comes shipped with a huge array of features and that too, at a very economical price. Its 4.5inches qHD touch screen provides a bright and clear on-screen view every time. For alerts and notifications, you can use vibration mode or MP3 ringtone modes. To better your audio experience, it offers both, a built in loudspeaker and an audio jack. With its high-resolution camera, you can go for life-like and stunning clicks and is best suited for people who never move anywhere without their camera. The 1MP front camera allows you to enjoy a clear video calling like Skype, Google+ etc. At such a price point, this dual SIM phone provides you with all such connectivity features with which you can always stay connected to your social network. It comes with a 4GB internal memory and if this figure seems disappointing to you, do not worry, for there is a provision of expanding it by using the microSD external memory card. Working on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), it renders a 1.2GHz quad-core processor and a powerful battery that keeps it alive for nearly all day long.
User Interface and UI functionality
It offers a 4.5inches qHD capacitive touch display with a screen resolution of 540 x 960pixels and a pixel density of nearly 245 pixels per inch. The IPS display makes your viewing angle a little larger and ensures that whatever you see, you see the best. In addition, it also supports multi-touch and 5-finger functionality. The screen size is large enough to allow a comfortable reading of e-books, text messages, or web pages, watching videos or playing games. The front is covered with Gorilla Glass 2 and overall, has a tough and firm plastic chassis. The user interface is very elegant with a Google Search bar on the main screen and all the common phone functions on the bottom of the home screen. The menus are very self-explanatory and even if you are completely new to smartphones, you will get along with it in just a couple of minutes.
The music player supports the file types like MP3, AAC, WAV, and WMA and the video player supports file types like MP4, H.264, and WMV and also supports HD videos. To increase your audio experience, it offers a built-in loudspeaker and a 3.5mm audio jack so that you can connect your earphones with it as well. The sound quality is quite fair and together with its qHD display, this phone makes your videos and games more capturing and engrossing.
Pictures and Video quality
With its 8-megapixel rear camera, you can take life-like, model-like, and stunning clicks. This camera is supported by BSI and CMOS sensors, which ensure high quality and sharp clicks in all sort of lightening conditions. This means, with this phone, you can also go for low light photography. If you are a dedicated shutterbug, this phone is for you. Its 1-megapixel front camera enables you to enjoy a clear video calling, superior self-shots and also supports 720p HD video playback. So, now no moment can go missing if you have this smartphone in your pocket
For internet connectivity, it is provided with 3G and Wi-Fi with pre-installed Android browser and internet features like Email, Push Email etc. So, you can always stay connected to your family and friends with this phone.
Internal and External Memory
It is provided with 1GB of RAM, which is fair enough at this price point. A good amount of files can be stored with its 4GB of internal memory and if your data happens to exceed this figure, you can expand the memory up to 32GB by using the external memory microSD card.
Applications and Gaming
Some preloaded applications and features are 3-axis accelerometer, proximity sensor, light sensor, magnetic 3-axis sensor and gyroscope, threaded view of text messages, MMS, Email, Push Mail, GPS support, Android browser, document viewer, Google Search, Maps, YouTube, Calendar, predictive text input, image viewer/editor etc. It renders PowerVR SGX544 as its graphic processor and thus, provides you with a good and a smooth gaming time. The famous games can be downloaded from Google Play store.
Working on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean), it comes equipped with a 2100mAh Li-Ion battery which provides a talk time of 16hours for 2G, 10hours for 3G and a stand-by time of nearly 360hours for 2G and 3G both. This means, you have enough time to enjoy your collection before it dies on you. It is best suited for you should you are into some travelling job.
It is well packed with features like 2G, 3G, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi (being compatible with IEEE 802.11 b/g/n standards) which keeps you well connected globally and for local connectivity, it offers micro USB v2 with which you can transfer the files from/to your phone.
Lava is a significant competitor in the Indian smartphone market and has been able to bring many famous brands to a bottleneck. Some top rivals of this product are Karbonn Titanium S5, Karbonn Titanium S1, Lemon P100, LG Optimus L5 E612, Lenovo A800, Sony Ericsson C903, and Micromax Canvas HD.