- Android v4.4 KitKat OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera
- 2MP Front Camera
- 2800mAH Battery
- 8GB Internal Memory
Xolo Q2100: This One is Surprisingly Better
Its official as Xolo randomly ventures into the Indian market with a device worth a million looks. A charismatic gadget, Xolo Q2100, comes out with certain high-end specifications including the elusive fingerprint scanner and the Infrared remote control. Not just the fancy specs but this gadget also incorporates a faster processor which can be paired up with an enviable camera. The given price range is something to look forward to whereas based on specifications and the hand-on experience, this bracket is perfectly justified as well.
We will be reviewing the same in the subsequent sections by putting forth an in-depth analysis. The details and features are to be dissected perfectly in order to showcase the associated pros and cons with seamless ease. As Xolo looks to make a mark in the international market, this gadget surely takes the company a step forward towards achieving the same.
With a gigantic display size of 5.5 inch, this is reminiscent of a tablet with calling functionality. Just kidding! This is purely a smartphone which comes with a sturdy layout, effectively living up to the created hype. Regardless of the plastic make, this device comes along as a classy one with vital tabs and buttons tucked into the sides, strategically. Here comes a device which features the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for scratch- proofing the screen. While these specs already add to the utilitarian nature of the Xolo Q2100, the fingerprint sensor is something to look forward to. One can surely save a lot of unwanted attention if this spec starts functioning with full gusto. Just a mere swipe would do and the user can easily protect the data and applications with seamless ease. The dimensions are comparable to any usual smartphone and Xolo Q2100 feels substantially light when carried along in pockets and cases.
Xolo Q2100 comes with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels which also provides a near HD experience. While the viewing angles are skillfully covered by the technicians, the IPS technology comes forward with crispier and detailed pictures. The Gorilla Glass 3 also renders the needed sharpness whereas the In-plane switched panel is certainly great to look at. Vibrant images can be viewed even as the playback options and the video display mechanism gets a ready boost. With this exciting device in hand, staying entertained is no more a liability as a high-end viewing experience can be easily enjoyed as per the given price bracket.
Processor and Hardware Specs:
Make room for the Quad-core chipset which was quite expected given the price tag and the already enumerated features. The MediaTek make is certainly one of the better variants as the device feels rock solid in terms of the multitasking performance. The MT6582 SoC is an exceptional inclusion which can still enhance the gaming experience if a GPU is to be found hidden somewhere. It’s great news as we did find the icon allotted for the Mali-MP2 GPU which now makes even high-end gaming practically possible with minimal lags. The overall processor speed happens to be restricted at a considerate 1.3GHz which can seamlessly handle most of the jobs but the additional 500MHz clock speed coming with the GPU is something to look forward to. The 1GB of Flash Memory can be termed as a letdown given the ultra-budget range of this device but still comes with an acceptable hardware oriented performance. We did find the device to be extremely smooth and the games were found running without any lags or stutters. One can also find the 3G support over both the SIM cards which are supported in addition to the HSPA connectivity and also the Bluetooth 4.0 hardware. Be it the GPS setup or the Wi-Fi standards, Xolo Q2100 packs all of these besides the USB OTG support for the users on the move. The Last Pass feature is a motivational improvement which saves all the passwords associated with accounts or mobile software while being topped up by the fingerprint sensor.
Camera and Storage:
Enjoy the detailed snapshots with the 8MP primary unit featuring the Sony Exmor R sensor and also the Dual LED flashlight. The autofocus spec is also included besides the availability of the 2MP secondary front facing unit which in all readiness allows the user to make video calls and click out selfies with ease. The 8GB internal storage is not a lot but surely does the needful. One can extend this allotted memory space further with a micro SD card, for which the slot is provided.
Software and Interface:
The latest Android version is to be found pre-installed over Xolo Q2100 and the user interface turns out to be exceedingly responsive. KitKat 4.4.2 renders the added functionality and coupled with the rampaging processor, comes forward with an interface which seldom lags. The navigation bar floats seamlessly whereas the Infrared specific applications do have individual icons for easy access. Better camera inclusive applications are in store for the customers as the OS allows exciting customizations as well.
The Xolo Q2100 is certainly worth your money if a reasonably good processor and a decent camera is what you crave for. The fancy Infrared supportive spec and the Last Pass extension are the usual gimmicks but highly resourceful as well. Overall a satisfactory performer with a sturdy exterior is what we make of it in addition to the 2800mAh battery with sufficient juice to power the gadget across a day or two.
Xolo Q2100 Rivals:
Sony Xperia T3
HTC Desire 816
Motorola Moto G2
Micromax Canvas Nitro A310
Samsung Galaxy Grand 2
Nokia Lumia 1320
Huawei Honor 3C