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XOLO Q800 - Short Review

webgenius

Ambassador of Buzz
There is one major problem of Xolo and Micromax phones - the in-call sound is too low due to in-effective/lack of noise cancellation algorithms. As a result the in-call sound is distorted and it is hard to hear the other party in noisy environment. Even in calm places, with the in-call volume maxed up, the volume seems low compared to phones from major OEMs like Sammy, LG, and HTC.
 

brahmnoor

Right off the assembly line
There is one major problem of Xolo and Micromax phones - the in-call sound is too low due to in-effective/lack of noise cancellation algorithms. As a result the in-call sound is distorted and it is hard to hear the other party in noisy environment. Even in calm places, with the in-call volume maxed up, the volume seems low compared to phones from major OEMs like Sammy, LG, and HTC.

Yeah, that's one of the main issues. And most important too, because what you use a mobile is to make a call ! :)

Check out the Xolo Q800 review at Tech Junction.
 

papul1993

not a newbie.....
There is one major problem of Xolo and Micromax phones - the in-call sound is too low due to in-effective/lack of noise cancellation algorithms. As a result the in-call sound is distorted and it is hard to hear the other party in noisy environment. Even in calm places, with the in-call volume maxed up, the volume seems low compared to phones from major OEMs like Sammy, LG, and HTC.

Isn't the noise cancellation built into android itself? They probably have bad secondary mic.
 

Zangetsu

I am the master of my Fate.
Congrats ayush for new phone.

I mean why are those branded phones are so costly around 20 grand ?
such a huge difference ? available less than half its rate ....
Are these xolo,micromax,karbonn cheaper due to its just brand name or are they using chinese parts ?
If it is using totally chinese parts then its not worth more than 7000 because it has no durability and unexpected breakdown is likely to happen at any time .
What do you xolo q800 users think ?:|:|
because they use MediaTek chipset (popular in chinese market phones) & available at half the price of Qualcomm,Broadcomm,Exynos chipsets ;)
and we must be thankful to Mediatek bcoz of that high end phone are falling in prices e.g Xperia Z

Isn't the noise cancellation built into android itself? They probably have bad secondary mic.
noise cancellation need a separate NC mic
 

webgenius

Ambassador of Buzz
Isn't the noise cancellation built into android itself? They probably have bad secondary mic.

Nope. It's a propritary algorithm that will the provided by the vendor who supplies the microphone hardware. Since MMX and Xolo rely on some cheap Chinese vendors for all the major HW components, voice quality suffers seriously. This is a compromise a prospective customer has to make on these models.
 

readermaniax

Ambassador of Buzz
Its a Neat short Review, Would love to post it on my blog and share it with my readers. Please let me know how can i mention you :)
 

Cilus

laborare est orare
I am also using XOLO Q800 for some times now and in a single word, it is best sub 14K Phone. Regarding Chinese phone and about build quality, it is far better than any other Indian Phone makers like karbonn or Micromax. Ya, it has some software glitches but the main reason I have bought this phone is forum support and availability of huge number of Custom Roms. Currently I am using a ROM called Ultimate V1 based on JB 4.2.1 which comes with Sony Bravia Engine 3, HTC Beats Audio, Sony Walkman Audio Player with all its audio enhancement plugins, Acid Audio Mod and Dolby Mobile plugin. It also offers Engineering Mode where you can increase the maximum In-Call and Music volume if you feel it is low. The UI is extreme fast and with Nova launcher. It actually has a dedicated thread where you can get all the info about Rooting, custom Rom, installation guide and app recommendations. Check here: http://www.androidjugaad.com/
Currently we are having two superb ROM, Nexus Edition and Samsung Galaxy S4 based one. The later is being considered as the best ROM which brings Samsung's Multi Window and Floating Video support in XOLO Q800. Check it yourselves.

Regarding Video Recording quality, use Snap Camera HDR which offers huge number of video settings like Video Codec type (MPEG4, H264, H263), Video Format type (3GP, .MP4), Video Bitrate, Audio Codec and Audio Bitrate, Video Resolution in (Width X Height) format, HDR configuration etc. I think you guys already know that it has two Microphones, one for calling and one specially designed for Voice recording with Video and can catch audio from longer distance. I have taken couple of 1080P video in a ceremony and in my Office and was stunned by the Video quality and the loudness and clarity of the recorded audio. And believe me, it is not easy to stun me that easily.
 
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ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
@Cilus - thanks a tonn bro!! just the info i was looking for :)

Its a Neat short Review, Would love to post it on my blog and share it with my readers. Please let me know how can i mention you :)

Thank you so much :) you may just use my User Name if you wish :)

PS: i have a blog of myself but i rarely post :) Link
 

mohit9206

Ambassador of Buzz
I have a few questions
1. I do not understand Xolo pick up and drop service.While its a decent idea lots of cuatomers on flipkart have complained that they do not adhere to this service. Their cuatomer helpline never work and they do not respond to email or sms either. So am very worried that while Q700 is the best handset under 10k if it gives any fault then what to do? Throw the phone in the dustbin? It basically comes down to luck how soon your handset start giving problems.
Am thinking of going for this or S Duos which is Samsung so good service is guaranteed even though the specs are very low end compared to Q700 so someone have any suggestions?
 

quagmire

Allllright !
^S Duos is pathetic bro. If you want Samsung only you can for S Advance.



32k+ views for this thread. :eek: :doublethumb:
 

bee

Journeyman
the new q800 comes with MT6589M
the s4 based and the nexus based roms are for MT6589

will they work fine with MT6589M?

went through some forums
few guys have done it
so there seems no problem with MT6589M

good news :D
 

Nerevarine

Incarnate
but MT6589M is an underclocked version of the already aging MT6589.. they should have given us the T version instead :/
 

Minion

Conversation Architect
There is one major problem of Xolo and Micromax phones - the in-call sound is too low due to in-effective/lack of noise cancellation algorithms. As a result the in-call sound is distorted and it is hard to hear the other party in noisy environment. Even in calm places, with the in-call volume maxed up, the volume seems low compared to phones from major OEMs like Sammy, LG, and HTC.

Here are solutions to problem
Xolo Q700 - Issues and Solutions - xda-developers

I have a few questions
1. I do not understand Xolo pick up and drop service.While its a decent idea lots of cuatomers on flipkart have complained that they do not adhere to this service. Their cuatomer helpline never work and they do not respond to email or sms either. So am very worried that while Q700 is the best handset under 10k if it gives any fault then what to do? Throw the phone in the dustbin? It basically comes down to luck how soon your handset start giving problems.
Am thinking of going for this or S Duos which is Samsung so good service is guaranteed even though the specs are very low end compared to Q700 so someone have any suggestions?

Samsung service is pathetic too they charge too much to repair phones.
 
OP
ayush_chh

ayush_chh

Ambassador of Buzz
I have a few questions
1. I do not understand Xolo pick up and drop service.While its a decent idea lots of cuatomers on flipkart have complained that they do not adhere to this service. Their cuatomer helpline never work and they do not respond to email or sms either. So am very worried that while Q700 is the best handset under 10k if it gives any fault then what to do? Throw the phone in the dustbin? It basically comes down to luck how soon your handset start giving problems.
Am thinking of going for this or S Duos which is Samsung so good service is guaranteed even though the specs are very low end compared to Q700 so someone have any suggestions?

that's the challenge with these brands. You need to take the risk if you wish to have high end device at such cheap price ;)
 

comrade

foreign return(0)
My Xolo Q800 died a month ago. It is a good performing mobile with excellent feature set that will impress anyone from average to avid android user. I was also one of the luckiest to get the non-M branded chipset.
But the mobile is not very much durable that it died one jogging morning after absorbing my sweat. It never started thereafter hence lying under the box.
This is where the branded ones wins - the other mobile i still(Moto Milestone 2) have withstands any conditions and still a performer say after 2 years of purchase.

Just my recommendation - when you go for mobiels from xolo/micromax/karbonn/intex you need to keep in mind that it is like glass piece and handle it delicate.
 
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