XOLO Era 1X 

price₹ 4,999 onwards

launchSep, 2016

11.5

excellence score

26.0

value for money score

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2-Minute Review

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Design

  • Well-built and sturdy
  • Looks nice with a textured back panel
  • The screen, though pretty good, is a fingerprint magnet and requires constant cleaning

Display

  • Decent HD display with good viewing angles (although sunlight legibility could have been better)
  • No protective coating on display

Software

  • Preloaded with a number of bloatware apps

Performance

  • 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
  • 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

Camera

  • 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
  • Rear camera images in low light have plenty of noise (although this is pretty much to be expected in this price range)

Battery

  • 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

More

  • Supports both 4G and VoLTE, which is uncommon in this price range

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XOLO Era 1X Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 MarshmallowNo updates expected
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 294 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Screen Refresh Rate60 HzStandard
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2 Point Multi-touch Support
Sensors
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Gravity Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, Spreadtrum SC9832Ranked #123 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUMali-400
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory SlotYes, up to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2500 mAh
Battery Standby185 hrs
Battery Talktime22.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)13.00 hrs
Dimensions
WeightN/A
Thickness8.6 mmMedium
WidthN/A
Camera
Primary Camera8.0MP
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 Camera5.0MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Dual LED Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
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