Expert Review of Xolo X1000
Lava International Ltd is one of the fastest growing cell phone companies in the Indian market. The company was established in the year 2009 and since then, has played its part aggressively by competing with many international brands like Sony, Samsung, Motorola, HTC, LG etc., and national brands like Micromax, Spice, IBerry etc. Lava primarily deals in tablets, various kinds of cell phones, and cell phone accessories. At the Mobile World Congress on February 27th 2012, to keep its market share persistent and preserved, the company had announced its collaboration with Intel Corporation and launched the all new Lava Xolo X900, which further led to the Lava Xolo Series. Lava Xolo X1000 is a flagship product from the house of Lava that contains some of the high-end features at a mediocre price range.
The cell phone looks fairly interesting as it has got tech specs to boast about. Lava Xolo X1000 comes with 4.7 inches of TFT LCD. It has Intel Atom processor that boasts of a clock speed of 2 GHz. The CPU is backed by massive 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It runs on Android v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich OS and is further upgradable to Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. Lava Xolo X1000 is 3G enabled and has 8MP of camera to flaunt.
User Interface and UI functionality
Lava Xolo X1000 is a beautifully designed cell phone wherein, it has done exceptionally well with its head turner. This state of the art cell phone is designed superbly to draw your attention. The ultra-modern cell phone is provided with some equally brilliant features to relish. The cell phone possesses a Unibody design and the duet of black and steel gives it a classic premium looks. The cell phone is ultra-modern with high tech new generation features to cherish. It has perfectly rounded corners with a rubber finish at the back, which provides a good hold and adds an extra flair of elegance along with security so the device does not slip out of the hand.
The cell has the dimensions of 133.9 x 67.6 x 9.1mm and weighs 140 grams. And it feels easy on the hand with its 4.7 inches sharp TFT transmissive LCD screen that shoots the resolution of 720 x 1080pixel displaying 16M colors with the pixel density of 312ppi (pixels per inch). The beautiful screen is guarded by 2.5cm Edge-to-Edge curved glass, anti-finger coating to help protect your prized possession from scratches and fingerprints. The cell phone is decent and sturdy and houses Google’s Android operating system v4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich. Recently Lava has introduced the OS upgradation for Lava Xolo X1000 and you can now upgrade it to Google’s latest operating system Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean. The latest update will bring some high-end features to add to the cell phone. Jelly Bean is butter smooth; it will now be very easy to shift between different applications and switch back to the home screen. Jelly Bean will bring a lot of new apps and games to play and it will provide you with vast variety to choose from.
The quad band bar style cell phone is driven by Intel’s Atom processor with a clock speed of 2GHz. The processor generates enough power to lure anyone’s heart. And when the processor joins hand with massive 1GB of Random Access Memory, it creates a great virtual world in front of you. You can run HD movies, high-end graphic games, and heavy apps with no effort whatsoever. To relish your storage related demands, the gorgeous looking phone is bestowed with 8GB of internal storage and the storage capacity of the device can further be expanded to a huge 32GB with the help of an external microSD card. It has also got PowerVR SGX540 as a graphic processor unit though certainly not the best as per industry norms, but will cater your graphic related needs easily.
The prized possession is created with immense precision and it will take you to newer highs for sure. It is designed for two-way perfection that is, to both work and entertain. The device has got basic multimedia features which include an audio player which supports format like, WAV, MP3, MIDI, 3GPP, AAC and AAC+; and a video player that supports video formats like MPEG4, DivX, H.263, H.264 and supports Full HD playback. The 3.5mm universal jack is there to relish your favorite tracks with your favorite headphone.
Pictures and Video quality
The star from the Xolo dynasty, Lava Xolo X1000 sports an 8MP rear camera supported with autofocus and LED flash light. The camera clicks pictures at 3264 x 2448pixel and the vibrant pictures are rich in color and contrast. The camera shoots Full HD (1920 x 1080) videos at 30fps (frames per second). The camera is also equipped with touch focus and Geo tagging. The pictures you earn from the cell phone are crisp and sharp and you will be happy to relive them later as part of your memories. The cell phone has got secondary front facing 1.3MP camera to keep up with your family and friends all across the world.
Lava Xolo X1000 supports 2G (GPRS and EDGE) and 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA) to stay connected with the world. With HSDPA, you can get up to 21Mbps of speed and with HSUPA, you will get up to 5.76Mbps of speed. Apart from these, the device has Wi-Fi b/g/n and Wi-Fi hotspot along with Bluetooth v2.1. Bluetooth supports Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) and EDR, through which you can stream your music library over one device to another, wirelessly. Bluetooth paired with EDR help to improve the pairing of devices with increased security and signal strength.
Internal and External Memory
Lava Xolo X1000 sports 8GB of internal memory, which is enough to deal with all your demands for storing data. But, the device also possesses an external memory slot through which you can further increase the devices external memory up to 32GB. It has also got 1GB of RAM which advances enough bandwidth to cater to all your high end games or apps, along with heavy multitasking.
Applications and Gaming
Lava Xolo X1000 has PowerVR SGX540 to cater to all your gaming related requirements. It’s definitely not the best in class but makes sure that the device runs smooth and does not lag while you play next generation games like AVP: Evolution, Asphalt 7: Heat, NFS: Most Wanted and Temple Run: Oz. The device runs all your games and performs great. Also, the device will be running on Android Jelly Bean which will unlock 7, 50,000 games and apps at Google Play Store to enhance your gaming acumen.
Lava Xolo X1000 is motorized by 1900mAh Lithium Ion battery that provides music playback (with earphones) up to 38 hours and video playback (at 1080p and with wired headphones) up to 6 hours. It also provides browsing on 3G up to 5 hours, and provides talk time of up to 9.5 hours on 3G and 2G. The total standby time Lava Xolo X1000 provides is up to 14 days.
Lava Xolo X1000 is equipped with a micro USB v2.0 port to connect it to a PC or a laptop. You can of course, use it as a modem and along with that, you can use it as a web to chat with your family and friends all across the world. The cell phone does not offer NFC (Near Field Communication) and micro HDMI, which looks like a flaw as its predecessor Lava Xolo X 900 has both. It has also got an universal 3.5mm jack for external headphones, and you can listen to your favorite tracks on your favorite pair of headphones.
There are many cell phones from multiple brands that cater to the Indian market at similar price range, but Lava mobiles have maintained their quality through their vast array of products. They are offering better features at pocket friendly prices, and the benefit goes to customer. They have a lot to cherish at an affordable price tag. The main competitors of Lava Xolo X1000 are HTC Desire V and Samsung Galaxy Core and the Lava Xolo X1000 emerges victorious on the basis of latest operating system, better processor, higher processor speed, bigger screen, higher screen resolution, better cameras, higher internal memory, higher RAM, and better battery power. The international brands are more on price than on features.