Xolo Omega 5.0: The Best Bang for your Bucks!
Xolo has finally come up with the Omega series Smartphones which will be shortly made available at the domestic markets. The company seems to have put in a lot of innovation into the way the Omega handsets have been grafted especially to suit the budget market but this time with a hint of class and panache. The prices are out and the Omega 5.0 looks to be in line with the myriad user requirements while putting up with the multiple feature sets which are pretty bankable as well.
Pros: The design looks quite perfect as Xolo has taken the aesthetics pretty seriously this time over. The processor seems to be pretty fast whereas the inclusion of a brand new UI looks like a serious step forward. Screen size is pretty respectable whereas the resolution offered is quite high than most of the similarly priced handsets.
Cons: In comes the RAM allotment which could have been a bit higher while we weren’t quite elated about the internal memory. Camera allotment is not bad but certainly cannot be considered as the best possible option rendered out from the company.
Here is how the review on the Omega 5.0 pans out as we look into each and every spec associated with the gadget in full detail.
The recent Omega 5.0 looks like a slim gadget with the exact thickness level being in the range of 10.5mm. The best part however has to be the inclusion of all the physical buttons across the surface without adding to the clutter. The offered surface is pretty classy and the gadget comes in with the curved panel which is well backed up by the curvier and rounded edges. This actually improves the overall grip whereas the gadget quite surprisingly looks to include the metallic rims lingering on the sides. If this holds true as per the images then Xolo would be achieving something elusive which is in sync with the myriad aesthetic requirements.
The Omega 5.0 features a sizeable screen at 5 inches which is well rounded up by the HD resolution which sits pretty over the surface. The console is backed up by 720p panel which is still pretty vibrant. Adding to the offered resolution is the IPS panel which is certainly a great inclusion at the given price range. While this takes care of all the viewing angles with precision the gadget in Omega 5.0 will be able to boast of better color reproduction strategies with over 16M combinations t vouch for. The pixel density isn’t the highest but still pretty manageable at 294ppi.
This handset will be backed up by the latest OS version pertaining to android. The offered KitKat v4.4 is to be supported which will be backed up by the proprietary Hive UI as offered by the company. Similar to the KitKat this UI has certain attributes added along in the form of some visual tweaks and the newest form of the launcher. One might also expect multiple ringtones and wallpapers to be added into the mix which does make the gadget look like a holistic option in terms of utility. One might also look at the special store in Edge which sits over the UI in the form of an app. Enhancement updates have been promised by the company concerning the UI which combines many applications in the best possible manner while adding some newer widget to fit in with the entire layout.
The Omega 5.0 comes in with the MediaTek chipset of the make MT6592M. The offered processor thus isn’t quad-core anymore as Xolo upgrades itself to the elusive Octa-Core with the clock speed being in the range of 1.4GHz. This processor is pretty well equipped in handling multiple tasks with ease whereas the gaming performances are well taken care of by the gadget.
The storage regime is pretty basic with the Omega 5.0 offering 1GB of RAM in addition to the 8GB of internal memory. This is certainly a better allotment in terms of firepower which can be further extended up to a sizeable 32GB on adding the needed micro-SD card.
The camera allotment is pretty straightforward as well with the 8MP unit at the rear. This comes in with the LED flashlight and the f/2.0 wide angle lens does pack in a lot in terms of innovation. The Exmor R sensor is what is supported whereas the secondary module comes good at 2MP. Full HD recording support is also offered by the rear camera which is certainly something to look forward to.
Multiple connectivity features are supported by this gadget in the form of 3G, Bluetooth and much more but the battery support doesn’t look synonymous to the same. At 2100mAh the Omega 5.0 is certainly not a great gadget which would last a whopping 2 days but something which has to be charged pretty often. The details haven’t been revealed as for yet as for the talk-time support but we aren’t pretty hopeful regarding the same.
Amidst the uncertainties, the Omega 5.0 from Xolo comes in as one gadget which is pretty exciting in terms of usage and aesthetics. Be it the trendy design or the better display, this gadget has a lot of potential besides multiple connectivity options to bank upon. The battery still remains to be a constraint but we expect the company to include a power saving mode here and there to match up to the international standards.
Xolo Omega 5.0 Rivals:
HTC Desire 616
Xiaomi Redmi Note
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310
Micromax Canvas 4 Plus A315
Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290
Panasonic Eluga S
Karbonn Titanium Octane
Xolo 8X 1000
iBerry Auxus Note 5.5 Gold
Alcatel One Touch Flash
Intex Aqua Amaze
Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM