Xolo A500S Review



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I am sold to XOLO. They have been doing the best work for the best possible price. With the market in India going down we are now loathing for phones that can give us quality and performance for a reasonable price. Recently I checked the HTC One price which is now Rs.8000 more to an already 40 grand phone. So you see what I am saying here? Xolo A500S is a thing of beauty. It is the most affordable smartphone and the performance it gives, it will leave your mouth open.


Design

I prefer XOLO instead on Samsung when it comes to built quality, yeah it is that good. Even on XOLO A500S which is very affordable, they have provided an amazing finish. The back panel is really smooth and it feels great in your hands. It is absolutely stunning, the overall look and the fact that it is so affordable yet so awesome. I just cannot stress the fact enough as to how great this phone compares to its price. The design of the body is a tad different than other Xolo phones. It is really light weighing just 120 grams. It comes in Black, White, Red and Blue.

Display

Xolo A500S has a 233ppi 4 inch TFT capacitive touch screen display on board a Rs. 7000 phone. If you are not wow-ed now I don’t know when you will be. The display has a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The display has a really beautiful look towards it. The colours are great and it also maintains a good balance between them. It is not perfectly uniform but that is okay as it is a budget smartphone. Gaming experience won’t blow your mind or anything but compared to phones in the same category, way- way better without a doubt.

Camera

Xolo A500S Camera
This smartphone comes with a 5MP primary sensor. It is one of the best lenses you get on smartphone around that cost. Though it is pretty average, it can do the usual job of clicks to upload on social media and work as a secondary device to save some special memories. Out of great lighting conditions the camera does produce noisy photographs and really noisy ones when it comes to low lighting conditions. It records really good 720p video from the primary sensor, it is really good. The front VGA camera is so-so. Not an ideal front facing camera but not bad too.

Software

Xolo is providing you with Android v4.2 Jelly Bean. That is something we are going to see more often in new phones as the newer Android version is v4.3 and soon to be v4.4 KitKat. The user interface is not tweaked, it is true to the Andorid set up and pretty basic. There is nothing exciting on this front of the Xolo A500S.

Performance

I am so excited to tell you that Xolo A500S is a top performer. It has a whooping fast Dual Core 1.2 GHz processor optimized to give you a long lasting “Android” performance. The processor is by Mediatek. The RAM onboard is 512MB sufficient for things you would want to try with this smartphone. On top of that they are providing you v3.0 Bluetooth technology for file sharing. This is some impressive stuff.

Final Thoughts

If I was tight on budget say Rs 12,000 I would still buy this phone for what it has. When you use it you will know it what makes it so amazing. A decent camera, great built, brilliant performance and a low price. These are the ingredients for the perfect smartphone.

Xolo A500S comes for Rs. 6999

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 900 / 1800 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G NetworkHSDPA 2100
SIMDual SIM (Mini-SIM, dual stand-by)
Announced2013, August
StatusAvailable. Released 2013, August
BODYDimensions125 x 63.2 x 9 mm (4.92 x 2.49 x 0.35 in)
Weight120 g (4.23 oz)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
SOUNDAlert typesVibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotmicroSD, up to 32 GB
Internal4 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
DATAGPRSYes
EDGEYes
SpeedHSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
BluetoothYes, v3.0
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, LED flash
FeaturesGeo-tagging
VideoYes, 720p@30fps
SecondaryYes, VGA
FEATURESOSAndroid OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
ChipsetMTK 6572W
CPUDual-core 1.2 GHz
GPUMali-400MP
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity
MessagingSMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
RadioFM Radio
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaYes, via Java MIDP emulator
ColorsBlack, White, Red, Blue
– SNS integration
– MP4/WMV/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/AAC+ player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Image/video editor
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo
– Predictive text input
BATTERYLi-Ion 1400 mAh battery
Stand-byUp to 492 h (2G) / Up to 470 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 10 h (2G) / Up to 8 h (3G)

 



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Author: Sinha

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  1. I am using this phone for last two months, everything can deserve 7 out of 10. But battery backup is worthless and gets heat any time, here the piont is only 2 out of 10.
    Thank you.

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