India, the worlds second largest market for mobile phones is fast witnessing the advent of quite a few affordable, powerful smartphones from local, homegrown manufacturers. Apart from the biggies like Samsung, Nokia and Sony, the country has seen the rise of local brands like Micromax, Lava Mobiles and Karbonn – all of which now have compelling Android powered smartphones in the offing. Lava Mobile owned “Xolo” is one such brand which had in the past released a bunch of Android powered devices of late. The latest from their portfolio was announced a few hours ago and goes by the name: Q600.
The XOLO Q600 belongs to Xolo’s Qcore series of handsets which already has three other more expensive offerings. The handset boasts of a 4.5″ TFT display with a 854×480 pixel resolution. This translates to a PPI density of 217 PPI. The Q600 packs in a 1.2 GHz Quad-core chip under the hood and runs Android Jelly Bean v4.2. There is 4 GB of internal storage capacity with the provision for adding micro SD cards. The phone boasts of an inbuilt, exclusive app XOLO Secure which is touted as an Anti-theft app. At this time we are unsure how good (or bad) it is. The device also comes preloaded with Swype keyboard. Oh, and lest I forget, this one is a Dual SIM handset.
If you’re wondering about the camera on this phone, well how does a 5 MP rear camera and a VGA front camera for 3G video calling sound? I do not expect them to deliver exemplary pictures – but am fairly sure they would be usable.
Powering the handset is a 2000 mAh battery which is claimed to offer 333 hours of stand by time and up to 13.4 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 10 hours of talk time on 3G.
The Q600 has been priced at Rs.8999 which roughly translates to $151. Not bad, eh?