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XOLO Q800 launched in India for Rs 12,499 (~$240)

XOLO, a sub-brand of Lava International, has launched the XOLO Q800, the company's first quad-core smartphone, which also features a 4.5-inch display, smaller than the 5-inch "norm." Will you be picking on up?
March 9, 2013
xolo Q800

The flood of budget-friendly quad-core smartphones continues in India, with Lava International jumping on the bandwagon with its latest offering under the company’s XOLO sub-brand. Even though the XOLO Q800, the first device in the company’s Q (quad-core) series, is powered by the same 1.2 Ghz quad-core Mediatek processor you’ll find in every other low-cost quad-core smartphone in the country, while other OEMs have favored a 5-inch display, XOLO has decided to go with a smaller, and maybe more favorable, 4.5-inch screen.

Here’s a look at the specifications of the XOLO Q800 –

  • 1.2 Ghz quad-core processor
  • 4.5-inch qHD (540×960) IPS display
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal storage, expandable via microSD upto 32GB
  • 8MP rear camera, 1.2MP front camera, both featuring BSI technology
  • 2,100 mAh battery
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Dual-SIM support (GSM+GSM)

It’s good to see Indian manufacturers moving towards the (almost) latest OS for their devices which has been a major turn off in the past, with the XOLO Q800 running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Granted, the issue of updates to the next iteration of the OS are still a problem, but hopefully that will change. Interesting to note, if you’re a music buff, is that the XOLO Q800 features a Yamaha 168 PA music system, which XOLO promises provides “an awesome musical experience,” along with some enhancements on the software side, such as “Shake to change song” and a filter that sorts music files according to size.

There isn’t much that makes the XOLO Q800 stand out from other quad-core smartphones like the Micromax A116 Canvas HD, other than the smaller display, which comes down to personal choice, with the display of the latter also featuring a higher resolution. If you’re looking for a more compact device, the XOLO Q800 is the smartphone for you.

If you’re interested, the XOLO Q800 is available from online retailers Flipkart for Rs 12,499 (~$240) here.

What are your thoughts? Will you be picking up the XOLO Q800? How do you think the latest offering from XOLO will do against the ever-growing number of other budget-friendly quad-core smartphones? Let us know in the comment section below.