Our Opinion

The XOLO Era 4G is a slightly better phone than the XOLO Era 1X, and is also slightly better value for money. What should you buy? Go for the XOLO Era 4G!

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XOLO Era 1X XOLO Era 4G
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Excellence Score
13.2
13.9
Value for Money Score
52.1
53.9
Price ₹ 4,222 onwards ₹ 4,777 onwards
Launch Date (India) Sep, 2016 Feb, 2016
Expected Launch Date N/A N/A
Smartphone OS Android 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected Android 5.1 Lollipop, Upgradeable to 6.0 MarshmallowNo more updates expected
Touchscreen Yes (Capacitive) Yes (Capacitive)
Screen Size 5 inches 5 inches
Screen Resolution 720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch) 729x1280 pixels (~ 295 pixels per inch)
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal Bezels
Scratch Resistant Display Yes, Corning Gorilla Glass
Display Features IPS, 2 Point Multi-touch Support IPS
Full Physical QWERTY Keypad
Processor 1.3 GHz 1.5 GHz
Processor Type Quad Core Quad Core
Processor Name Spreadtrum SC9832A Spreadtrum SC9830ARanked #87 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPU Mali-400 Mali 400 MP2
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
3G Yes Yes
4G Yes Yes
VoLTE Yes Yes
WiFi Yes Yes
GPS Yes Yes
Bluetooth Yes Yes
Connecting Port USB USB
Primary Camera 8.0MP 5.0MP
Camera Auto-Focus Yes
Camera Flash Yes Yes
HD Video Recording Yes (Full HD) Yes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features 5P Largan Lens, Live Photos, Beauty Mode, Burst Mode, Audio Note, Time-lapse, Slow Motion Video Audio Picture, Panorama, HDR, Timer, Burst Mode
Secondary Camera 5.0MP 2.0MP
Secondary Camera Features Dual LED Flash N/A
Internal Memory 8 GB 8 GB
Expandable Memory Slot up to 32 GB up to 32 GB
Contacts Storage Unlimited Unlimited
SMS Storage Unlimited Unlimited
Music Player Yes Yes
FM Radio Yes Yes
Dual SIM GSM+GSM GSM+GSM
Thickness 8.6 mm 8.45 mm
Weight N/A 142 gm
Audio Output 3.5mm jack 3.5mm jack
Water Resistant
Battery Capacity 2500 mAh 2500 mAh
Battery Standby 185 hrs 455 hrs
Battery Standby (3G) N/A 329 hrs
Battery Talktime 22.00 hrs 13.50 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G) 13.00 hrs 10.80 hrs
Fast Charging
Other Battery Parameters N/A Charging Time: 23 hrs 10 minutes, Web Browsing Time (on 3G network): Upto 3 hrs 30 minutes, Web Browsing Time (on 3G network): 4 hrs 48 minutes, Web Browsing Time (on WiFi network): 5 hrs 57 minutes, Music Playback Time (via internal Speakers): 16 hrs 57 minutes, Music Playback Time (using wired Headset): 38 hrs, Video Playback Time (via internal Speakers): 4 hrs 45 minutes, Video Playback Time (using wired Headset): 5 hrs 52 minutes
Fingerprint sensor
Other Features Smart Screenshot; Smart Awake; Assistant; LED Flash for Calls; Flip to Mute Alarms and Calls; Cast Screen Smart Awake; Active Shot; Smart View; Assistant; Video Picture-in-Picture; Flip to Mute
2-minute Review [Positives]
  • 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)
  • 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
  • Near stock Android interface with a few added features from Xolo like smart awake, quick camera launch, and smart view
  • 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
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2-minute Review [Negatives]
  • The screen, though pretty good, is a fingerprint magnet and requires constant cleaning
  • No protective coating on display
  • 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
  • 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
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