Xolo is the Indian smartphone manufacturer which released the series of mobiles such as Xolo A700, Xolo A800 and now the Xolo A1000 with nearly same features as its predecessors. The striking features in the Xolo are the 1GHz dual-core Mediatek MT6577 processor with 1GB RAM. The Xolo A1000 has all the qualification to compete with the Micromax Canvas A116 HD, Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 and Karbonn S1 Titanium. Let's see the features and specifications of the Xolo A1000 in this article and let you know how it is equal to its competitors mentioned.
Design and Build
In fact the Indian smartphones are not at the competition level because of the poor design comparing to the premium mobiles. But Xolo strikes well in that with a good design with attracting look as all the premium devices. So people turn towards this series of mobiles which are available with smart features and better prices in the market. Apart from these there are stagnation periods for the arrival like the premium phones. Xolo is the top mobile among the Indian models such as the Micromax A116 Canvas HD and Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530 in the designs. The device has curved corners and chrome lining. The left side panel has camera shortcut key and volume control key. The right side panel has the power button. The camera position is different in this Xolo A1000 has to operate with the left hand during snapshots.
Xolo A1000 has 5 inch display in the front with the sensors and the ear piece. There is also front camera at the top and the menu, back and home button at the bottom. The top panel has the ear phone port which is 3.5 mm jack port and the charger port which is all used as the USB data cable connector.
The back panel has 8MP primary camera, speaker output and the brand Xolo symbol. The primary camera just protrudes outwards which is a similar feature as Micromax A116 Canvas HD. The back panel texture is plain and also good. The device has the battery slot, dual-SIM slot and microSD card slot closed by the lighter back panel.
The dimensions of Xolo A1000 are 143.5 x 70.8 x 8.8 mm, so it is handy. They used the One Glass Solution technology to make the mobile slim and handy. Most of the functions such as calling, music are controlled using single hand. The features show that Xolo is a better designed Indian smartphone.
Xolo A1000 has 5 inch high definition touchscreen display. This is the feature found in the Micromax Canvas HD mobile which is now the famous cheap smartphone. The resolution of the display is 1280*720 pixels. The pixel density is the only difference Micromax A116 Canvas which has a 294ppi pixel density whereas Xolo A1000 295ppi. The viewing angle is also wide. On the whole the features are better than Micromax A116 Canvas HD which is proved by the images and videos outlook. The Xolo A1000 is highly reflective and has good visibility in the daylight outdoor. The response to touch is also good in Xolo A1000.
Xolo A1000 has dual camera i.e. both in front and back. The rear camera or the primary camera at the back is 8 MP and the front camera or the secondary camera is 1.2 MP. The rear camera is supported with the LED Flash and has autofocus imaging. The camera has so many settings as to optimize the image. There is also High Dynamic Range mode in the camera which gives good contrast and feature to the images taken indoor or outdoor. The rear camera also records quality videos in the 3gp format. The front camera supports imaging and video chatting.
OS, Softwares and Interface
Xolo A1000 is preloaded with the latest version of the Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean. The inbuilt apps in this device are Xolo Care belongs to the manufacturer that helps to contact the customer service via email, SMS and call. There is one more app called Todo app for planning the schedules. No more apps are preloaded in this device. It supports the Google Play store apps which have to be downloaded. Xolo A1000 has Mediatek's dual-core 1GHz processor associated with MT6577 chipset and PowerVR SGX graphical processing unit. It has 1GB RAM. The processor capacity and chipset allows the user to enjoy gaming and multitasking without any breaks and lags. Xolo A1000 has 4GB internal storage capacity and supports external microSD memory cards up to the capacity of 32GB. The inbuilt audio player supports mp3, wav format files and the video player supports only the mp4 and 3gp formats. But you can enjoy other format videos through external play store apps. The audios and videos sounds are good in the earphones and loudspeaker. Xolo A1000 has inbuilt Android browser.
Xolo A1000 has 2100mAh battery which has better standby time up to 24 hours and more. The talk time and gaming battery backup is also good up to 10 hours. The battery looks to be a plus point for the device.
Features in short
-Chipset MT 6577
-CPU- Dual Core 1GHz
-Frequency Bands-GSM: 900/1800, HSPA: 2100
-Chipset PowerVR SGX 531
-Operating System Android™ v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
-Internal Memory 4 GB, RAM 1 GB, Expandable Memory Up to 32 GB
-Sensors- Accelerometer, Ambient light, Proximity
-Connectivity-USB v2.0, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
-Dimensions 143.5 x 70.8 x 8.8 mm
-Battery 2100 mAh
On the whole Xolo A1000 duos is a dual standby smartphone from the Indian manufacturers with great look and design and with certified processor and latest Android operating system Jelly Bean 4.1.1 giving it the advantage and competing capacity with Micromax A116 Canvas, Karbonn S1 Titanium and Spice Stellar Pinnacle Mi-530. In fact there are some advantages of Xolo A1000 over that smartphones in the design and battery.
Price details and Online availability
The cost of Xolo A1000 is about Rs.13, 999/-. The cost is Rs.7000/- lesser than the Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos which cost about Rs.21, 500/-. The online availability of Xolo A1000 is as follows.