The Xolo Q700 sports a 4.5 inch screen, it’s a screen with one glass solution, “OGS” as the company calls it. Powered by MediaTek quad core processor with 1GB RAM and sailing on the Android Jelly Bean 4.2.1 OS. This handset is priced at Rs. 9,999 but from local stores you can get it for around INR9,500 or even less.
Xolo Q700 Box Contents
The Xolo Q700 Comes in the usual White Box that Xolo uses for it’s other handsets also. All the specifications are clearly mentioned on the rear side of the box.
Box Contents : 1 Xolo Q700 handset, 1 screen guard, 1 Li-ion battery of 2400 mAh capacity, 1 micro USB to USB cable, 1 earphone, 1 Power Adapter and user guide/ warranty booklet.
You can check out the unboxing video of Xolo Q700 at the end of this article.
The Xolo Q700 looks and feels really premium thanks to it’s glossy look. This 4.5 inch handset is really comfortable to hold and is non-slippery.
There are 3 Capacitive touch buttons on the front, the sensors, VGA camera on the top and volume rockers on the left and power button on the right side. The micro USB port and 3.5mm jack is placed on the top side. The rear side is simple matte black with XOLO logo, internal speakers and 5MP camera with BSI Sensor and LED flash. There is light, proximity, accelerometer and magnetic sensors. However no Gyroscope in this handset.
The handset is just 10.2mm thick. The built quality really good. in hands handset looks really a premium phone.
Display, OS and Storage
The OGS touchscreen is 4.5 inch with 960×540 pixels resolution (245 ppi). The touch is pretty smooth and responsive. Viewing angles are very good. Auto brightness is not of much use, you can set brightness to max as battery life of this device is pretty good.
The handset runs on Jelly Bean 4.2.1 OS. RAM is 1GB of which 510 MB is Generally free. Of the 4GB internal storage only 2.68 Gb is user accessible and sadly you cannot install apps on SD card on this handset. Well this is a big Drawback of this phone as you can have some trouble installing some high end games.
Performance and Benchmark Scores
The Xolo Q700 is powered by Quad core MTK6589W-M 1.2 Ghz ARM Cortex A7 processor with PowerVR SGX 544 MP Graphics chipset. The performance is Pretty impressive and as good as seen on high end phones from Samsung, Lg, Htc that costs about 20000Rs.
Quadrant Benchmark: 3786.
Antutu Benchmark: 13155.
Nenamark2: 39.6 fps.
Multi Touch: 5 point.
The 5MP auto focus camera is with BSI sensor. The image quality is as good and comparable to that of Lumia 520, However Lumia 520 is slightly ahead. The camera can also record HD Videos Upto 720p resolution at 30 fps. HDR option is also there in camera. In addition there is a front facing VGA Camera which is not even worth mentioning.
You Check out the sample images by visiting the following links.
The handset can play videos upto 720p. Also You can increase the number of video formats supported by this device easily by installing MX Player from the Google Play Store.
I installed the Real Racing 3 and dead trigger on the Xolo Q700 and both Runs really well and without any lag. However as mentioned earlier biggest drawback is that apps cannot be moved to SD card, So disappointment for all gamers out there.
The Q700 audio Quality is Good But Volume is low even when Playing through internal speakers, but listening to songs with help of earphones is really a joy. Equaliser works perfectly when earphones are plugged in.
Acceleromete, Proximity sensor, Magnetometer and Ambient light sensor are present in this phone and all works pretty Good.
Also 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS works perfectly fine.
The 2400 mAh Li-ion battery is enough to keep you going for a full day and even 2 sometimes as The estimated talktime is Upto 16 Hours and standby time is upto 350 Hours. In our tests, during heavy usage, the phone lasted easliy for 20Hrs.
We can Certainly Say The looks and the price that this handset comes at are both really attractive. Certainly a best Buy if you are looking for a mobile under Rs. 10,000. Also it is a great option for Users who are not comfortable with a big 5 inch phone. Touch response of this phone is as good as any other phones. The Only Drawback is the inability to move apps 2 SD card.
Update 27/5/2013 – Xolo Q700 Can play 1080p videos with s/w decoder mode on mx player (lag free and fully synced)
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Ashint Garg is a tech enthusiast who loves to own a new Smartphone every 6 months. He is also the chief editor at his Technology Blog - TechImperia which shares Exciting Technology news from around the World. You Can Connect With him on twitter @ashintknocks