I know you folks have been sort of bombarded with Samsung Galaxy S4 related news for the past few hours. Here’s something new just for a change. Intel’s India based partner Lava Mobiles yesterday announced a brand new entrant in to its “Xolo” branded smartphone line up. Called the Xolo X1000, the handset replaces the company’s X900 as the flagship device.
It was pertinent to note that folks over at Xolo decided to coincide the launch of this device on the day the Samsung Galaxy S4 was supposed to be announced. Anyway, let’s now take a look at what the Xolo X1000 has on offer.
To start with, the X1000 packs in an Intel Atom Z2480 processor that is clocked at 2 Ghz. It offers support for Hyperthreading as well. The graphics department is handled by the PowerVR SGX540 chipset – that is not particularly very new. The front is dominated by a huge 4.7 inch display with a resolution of 720*1280 pixels endowing it with a PPI density of 314 – pretty impressive had this phone been released sometime in 2012. The 2Ghz processor is supported with 1GB of RAM which on paper might look sufficient – but 2 GB is the high end norm nowadays and this is the flagship device from Xolo and could have done with an extra GB worth of RAM methinks.
The X1000 gets an 8 megapixel camera at the rear with the capability to shoot videos in full HD. I am hopeful they have increased the video quality on this device as I wasn’t very impressed with the X900’s video capturing ability. The camera also boasts of a burst mode where it can take up to 15 pictures in a second. A front camera intended for video calling freaks too is present and is rated at 1.3 megapixels. A major upgrade on this phone over the X900 is the fact that this supports memory expansion using micro SD cards. There is a (grossly inadequate) 1900 mAH battery under the hood which claims to offer 9.5 hours of talk time on both 3G and 2G networks.
One good thing about the Lava X1000 is that the phone has already gone on sale in India and is available for Rs19,999 in India. That translates to about $370 – which I believe is on the slightly higher end of the price spectrum.