Saturday, September 28, 2013

XOLO A500S REVIEW

Here it comes the "SMART" low budget smartphone...
Want all the specifications of a high end smartphone in a low cost?? XOLO A500S is what you need...
A500S comes with a 1300MHz(1.3GHz) dual core processor which is smooth and works great and on top of that JELLY BEAN 4.2.2 !...

IN THE BOX...
Inside the box you will find the A500S(BLACK) they are also launching it in white, red and blue variants , charger, battery of 1400 mAh capacity, earphones, data cable, additional screen guard, warranty card and user guide.


THE SPECIFICATIONS!
Design and Display
The build quality is amazing, handset is light weight at 122 grams and slim too with 9.31 mm thickness. The breadth is 63.37 mm and length is 125.16 mm. The XOLO A500S has got a great adorable design– check the video review(coming soon)
The keys are well placed, easily accessible, power button is placed on the right, volume rockers on the left, 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top, 3 touch buttons for menu, home and back. The phone has got a matte finish instead of plastic which gives a good grip and premium look.

The 4.0 inch TFT touchscreen is with 800×480 pixels resolution (16M colors)(240dpi). The touch is smooth and responsive. The viewing angle is okay. There are accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

Memory and OS
The handset comes with 512 MB RAM and of the 4 GB internal storage. Micro SD card of up to 32 GB is supported. You can install apps on external storage as well. OTG is not supported. The A500S runs on Jellybean Android 4.2.2 OS.



THE REVIEW
Performance
It’s a dual SIM handset powered by 1.3GHz dual core processor (Cortex A7) MT6572W coupled with Mali 400-MP GPU. The GPU is same as that of Xperia U. The benchmark test results are as follows...
1. Antutu benchmark- 11189
2. Quadrant benchmark- 3444
  


Camera, Video and Sound
A500S also comes with 5MP fixed focus camera. The box pack says 5MP AF (Auto Focus), however do note that this is not an auto focus camera. It is fixed focus. If you tap the screen to focus it just shows the rectangle and beeps and really doesn’t do anything. And since it is a fixed focus camera, do not expect too much out of it. The LED flash is okay for this price. You can check the sample images at the end of this review. However the long shot still images does look good.

REAR CAMERA
FRONT CAMERA (that's my friend :p)

You can record HD (720p) videos. The output is good enough considering the price tag. You can play full HD videos (1080p) using the MX player. The video playback quality is quite good (no pixilation). You can play full HD in H/W (Hardware mode only) and really no good in S/W (software mode).
The sound Is good and amazingly it has got bass in loudspeakers which is not that easy to find in phones. As for the earphones they are in-ear ones, and the sound quality is also nice. The good thing is that the phone remembers different volume levels for earphones, headphones and loud speaker.

Gaming
With Mali 400 GPU, users would be expecting much more out of it. I agree totally that it doesn't give the same performance like the one in Xperia U but it still is good enough to run many games. I tried Real Racing 3 and it worked well enough but when I tried temple run it lagged a bit in the starting but now its good and smooth. (what more do you want in this price tag)


Others
3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS all worked well.

Battery
The battery is of 1400 mAh capacity with over 7 hours of talktime. The handset comes pre-loaded with XOLO Power app for optimal battery performance. With moderate usage the handset should last for over a day on a full battery charge.
I charged my battery fully and for next 15hrs only 2%* of it drained. (I was really surprised at that)
*the use was minimal no wifi/packet data...

... AND THE SUMMARY
It is definitely a great choice and believe me you will not get all these features and any other low budget smartphone. The price is too tempting, the performance is too good. Fixed focus camera is good when used outdoor. It can record HD videos and play full HD videos. Some heavy games are playable which is good enough for the price. It has got Jellybean 4.2.2, in built anti-theft app, and the list continues... In short you can get a good looking, light weight, slim phone for an unbeatable price...

AND YEAH! NEVER EVER THINK THAT THE BRAND REPUTATION IS NOT THAT GOOD COMPARED TO SAMSUNG, SONY, HTC,... GIVE THESE COMPANIES A CHANCE AND THEY MIGHT PROVE YOU WRONG.

Stay tuned for some exciting fun with this phone, going to root and install some tweaks just like i do to other phones :p


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