XOLO Era 1X

price Rs. 4,999 onwards launch Sep, 2016
current magic score ?
67.4
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#12
of 679 phones in under Rs. 5,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 2 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Well-built and sturdy
  • Looks nice with a textured back panel
  • Decent HD display with good viewing angles (although sunlight legibility could have been better)
  • Near stock Android interface with a few added features from Xolo like smart awake, quick camera launch, and smart view
  • Decent performance for day-to-day tasks - works well as long as you use it for basic things such as email, social networking, multimedia and calling
  • Decent rear camera - performs quite well, especially in daylight
  • Good front camera - the only one in this price bracket to offer a dual LED flash for the front camera - generally takes above average selfies
  • Supports both 4G and VoLTE, which is uncommon in this price range

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • The screen, though pretty good, is a fingerprint magnet and requires constant cleaning
  • No protective coating on display
  • Rear camera images in low light have plenty of noise (although this is pretty much to be expected in this price range)
  • Mediocre battery life - with 4G connectivity and mixed use of calling and camera, the phone tends to run out of battery by the evening — you will need a top-up sometime in the middle of the day to make it through
  • Preloaded with a number of bloatware apps
  • Although basic tasks are fine, but the 1GB RAM feels limiting when taxed with heavy apps/multitasking - it gets overwhelmed quickly, leading to frequent slowdowns and stutters - you will need to keep closing background apps to keep the phone running smoothly
  • With the limited hardware, gaming capability is obviously limited to basic games only

2 expert review(s)


6,382+ user reviews

OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2 Point Multi-touch Support
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC9832A
GPUMali-400
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2500 mAh
Battery Standby185 hrs
Battery Talktime22.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)13.00 hrs
Dimensions
Thickness8.6 mm
Camera
Camera8.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 5P Largan Lens
  • Live Photos
  • Beauty Mode
  • Burst Mode
  • Audio Note
  • Time-lapse
  • Slow Motion Video
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual LED Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • Smart Screenshot
  • Smart Awake
  • Assistant
  • LED Flash for Calls
  • Flip to Mute Alarms and Calls
  • Cast Screen
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.60/5
(Good)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys