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XOLO Q800 - Short Review

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
I bought the XOLO Q800 by Lava Mobiles yesterday. Here is my experience with the phone. You may also visit the Official page for Specs at below link.

XOLO Q800 | XOLO

Starting with the review

In the Box



Clean premium packing by Xolo. You get a slide box. The contents are as follows


  • Xolo Q800 Handset
  • USB Charger
  • Micro USB Data Cable
  • In Ear phones
  • Screen Guard (perfect fit)

Exterior Body





Perfect Size I would say. Fits easily in your palm and can be Operated just by one hand. Body has a premium look. Very Well Built. NO CHEAP LOOKS!!

Display
Q800 comes with a 4.5" IPS Display. Screen looks good with Vibrant Color. Very Crisp image reproduction. There is no noticeable distortion. Brightness is too good.

Camera





Both Primary and Secondary Camera are great. Superb image quality and clarity. At least i am Happy with the performance. :) [only primary cam sample added above]

Video recording is awesome. Very clear even at low lighting conditions.

Audio

Decent audio quality. Speakers are loud. I did not notice any distortion. Stock Music player does not allow you do any tweaking. Ear phones are Ok. Phone Clarity is good.

Video

Again, great video playback. HD videos played with no problem at all. Only downside i found was that the videos were not so crisp (maybe i felt that coz i compared it with the Xpeira phone i have). Decent enough for average user.

Touch

One thing that we all fear from a budget phone and that too from a 'Not so famous' brand is touch. I have to say Xolo has taken care of all your fears. The 5 point multi touch in this phone is very responsive. Just like any high end phone (Xperia NXT, Galaxy series) would have. I am very much impressed with the touch response.

AnTuTu Benchmark Results






Z-Device Test

Closing Comments

I have not used/tested all the sensors(Accelerometer,Gyroscope,Magnetometer,Ambient light sensor,Proximity sensor) as of now. Probably i might add later. Battery is decent enough. Lasts for a day on average use. I have not tested the device with Heavy games yet. But some general games that i tried ( Temple Run 2, Subway Surf, Zombie Highway) ran smoothly. I also installed a lot of Live wallpapers (Magic Trees crashed every time :-( )

Now, if you ask me whether to go ahead with this phone or not. The answer is DEFINITELY YES.

For a mere 12499 INR, XOLO Q800 is a great package with no noticeable cons.

I would rate Xolo Q800 a 4 out of 5.

Hope this helped!! :)
 
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ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
Oh! I see... Don't forget to post a detailed review. Especially on the build quality.

Build quality is good. Panel is made of plastic with metal lining covering all sides. very tightly fixed. no creaking sound or feel. please let me know if you need any more details.

congrats
and how much did it cost??

To be frank, i got a contact at Xolo office and hence got the Employee Discount. I paid 8600 INR. :)
 

quagmire

Allllright !
congrats
and how much did it cost??

+1.

Nice review ayush_chh .. Congos..
Please give more details about build quality (like materials used etc.).
Do install some 3D games like Dead Trigger, Riptide GP and comment on gaming.. Have high expectations 'coz of PowerVR SGX544 GPU..
Some camera shots would help..
Do comment on battery performance..
 
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ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
+1.

Nice review ayush_chh .. Congos..
Please give more details about build quality (like materials used etc.).
Do install some 3D games like Dead Trigger, Riptide GP and comment on gaming.. Have high expectations 'coz of PowerVR SGX544 GPU..
Some camera shots would help..
Do comment on battery performance..

the above shots of Box with contents are taken from the phone itself :)

Dead Trigger - there is a game review of Xolo q800 in youtube, you may check that.
Riptide GP - installed and played. No Lag. Beautiful frame reproduction.

I am yet to do a test on Battery. But as mentioned above, it lasts easily for a day on avg use.
 
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ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
Congrats. Good review.
Does this phone support tv-out option to connect to a LCD TV?

Nope. Only output is Micro USB port and 3.5mm Audio jack. Apart from this it only has Volume Rocker and Power button on the body.
 
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ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
Very good review.
Did you root it?

Not Yet :) Will give the phone sometime before i dirty my hand :p

Any lags in gaming, any heating issues etc.?

Nope. Nothing. Gaming is Fun :) Almost 2 weeks now

bro i am very much confused what to buy l9 or xolo q800 ? what is ua suggestion ???

Depends Bro! whats ur budget? and are you a brand freak? specs wise XOLO is much better. I cannot guarantee on after sales service though. Also, you can only find out the actual quality after a long term usage (Battery life and all..)

My Suggestion: Go for these Brands only if you are tight on budget and still want High end phone.

Does it play 1080p videos?

yes..it does
 

freshseasons

King of my own Castle
Actually can i just put in my 2 cents before someone ends buying this phone.

I felt the built quality of the mobile is not that great. Have seen my friend using it and even he felt the same after few days of using it, a month to be exact. The chrome border on the back side of camera is such a give way ala like some cheap Chinese mobile . Though there is rubber quoting at the back its very matte and unevenly finished.

After 15 days of use its just like some other Chinese mobile.

The mobile i really loved from Xolo was the x900 Intel based mobile.But then unlike this, it is made by Gigabyte and the quality shows. This one is Xolo manufactured.

Also my friend felt the music quality on the mobile is huge let downer. If you love music stay away from this model. Rest its good for someone to start with using good baisc mobiles so later they can upgrade.
 
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