Lava has been making waves in the Android world after becoming the first manufacturer to use an Intel chipset in its Lava XOLO X900 smartphone. Since then, the company has been aggressively marketing its XOLO lineup of devices, which feature an X series (with Intel processors) and A series (non-Intel processors). The latest addition to the company’s XOLO brand is the Lava XOLO A1000, a 5-inch 720p display smartphone running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Let’s take a quick look at the specs of the Lava XOLO A1000:
- 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor
- 5-inch display with 1280×720 resolution
- 1GB RAM
- 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 32GB
- 2,100mAh battery
- dual-SIM support
- Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
Other than the processor, the hardware of the Lava XOLO A1000 is very similar to the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, with the latter boasting a faster quad-core processor. That’s why it is somewhat disappointing to see that Lava has chosen to price the XOLO A1000 the same as the Canvas HD, at Rs 13,999 (~$269). Lava does enjoy a certain brand recognition even internationally, but in this case, the Micromax smartphone will likely be a better choice.
If you’d like to pick up the Lava XOLO A1000 anyway, the device is available from Flipkart with an estimated delivery of 7-8 days. What is surprising is that even though the device is already available online, an official announcement from the company is not yet available. Hopefully there’ll be some bundled offers or discounts which will make Lava XOLO A1000 worth it.
What are your thoughts? Would you consider buying the Lava XOLO A1000 or would you rather go for the Micromax A116 Canvas HD? How much of a price difference do you think Lava should have kept for the A1000 to have been considered a viable alternative?