A couple of months back, the rage in the budget smartphone segment were the dual core smartphones but then the Indian manufacturers announced that they’ll soon be launching the quad core smartphone around February-March and since the current month is March, it is time we saw all those quad-cores parade through our retail shelves. We recently brought you the news of Lava launching a quad core smartphone in mid-march under the Xolo brand but it seems the launch has happened sooner than expected.
Micromax brought the A116 HD which nobody has seen in stock, Karbonn brought the S1 which is still on pre-order from more than a month but now we finally have a smartphone which is quad core and in stock, the Lava Xolo Q800. We’d like to call it just the Xolo Q800 because addition of Lava takes the premiumness out of the smartphone. So let us talk about the Xolo Q800 which can be ordered right away at a price of Rs.12,499.
The Xolo Q800 features a 1.2 GHz quad core Mediatek processor which gets coupled with 1 GB of RAM and has a 4.5 inch qHD display. It has a pixel density of 245 ppi and the smartphone will come with 4 GB of internal storage which can be expanded upto 32 GB via a microSD card. There’s an 8 MP camera at the back with a BSI CMOS sensor which according to us, is quite a handy feature to have at this price point. The 8 MP shooter will be way ahead of its nearest competitor, Micromax A116’s camera.
There’s a front camera as well with ar resolution of 1.2 MP. It has 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth for connectivity and the battery unit is a 2,100 mAH one which Lava claims will give you a talktime of 16 hours which is way better than what the Micromax flagship will offer. It will have a single sim support which we think adds to the premiumness again because the dual sim functionality from Indian brands is usually seen as a symbol of cheapness of the smartphone. And yes, it will let you operate it single handedly because of the smaller size, a luxury that the bigger smartphones can’t afford.