Way to go, Indian smartphones! Lava Xolo is the first one to launch a smartphone and its truly first of its kind, because it runs on an Intel processor! It’s been long since the smartphones run on Qualcomm or Cortex processors but Intel was busy making processors for PCs and notebooks. Now they are making processors for smartphones as well but not every company are showing interest in them, I wonder why. Smartphones these days possess the same power as the netbooks, or even the laptops do and so there should be an equal standard for both types of devices. So, now, this Lava Xolo X1000 is equipped with an Intel Atom processor.
Good of this phone: Lava turns out to be the first cellphone manufacturer releasing a phone with Intel processor, and they have named it Xolo X1000. Among all the other 20k budget range smartphones in the market, we can say it looks better than many of them. The processor is powerful enough, the camera is good, and it claims to be the ‘fastest phone’ ever.
The bad of this phone: Being a head turner smartphone with powerful processor, the manufacturer didn’t focus much on a good screen. An AMOLED display would have changed the whole perception towards the smartphones, but unfortunately, Lava didn’t do that. And it still runs on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, why not 4.1 Jelly Bean?
So, what’s the bottom line here? The bottom line is; this phone claims to be the fastest smartphone in a cheaper budget with some little cons.
Design: There is just the display in front of the cellphone, no capacitive touch buttons or even physical buttons. The protective glass has curvy edges and it looks much similar to the Nokia Lumia series handsets, but not a clear resemblance to them. Lava kept their unique designs here. The rear side of the phone has rubbery design that provides a good grip on the cellphone, much less likely to accidentally fall. It’s anunibody handset, that means you can’t take off the battery.
Processor and OS: This smartphone is powered by Intel Atom processor 2GHz, and it is hyper threading enabled. Even much faster than many netbooks out there; and the GPU it has is PowerVR SGX540. This unit handles all the gaming and graphics much beyond your expectations. The phone should have Android 4.1 Jelly Bean onboard but unfortunately, it’s Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The Display: One very important part of the smartphones in today’s market and Lava should have put some more emphasis on this side; as they haven’t used the much costlier and better AMOLED display. The phone sports a 4.7 inch TFT capacitive touch screen display. The 780×1280 pixels display shows clear, vivid and crisp colors.
Camera: It has an 8 MP camera and it also sports a burst mode of up to 10 pictures at a time. And it can also capture 1080p HD video at 30fps. The secondary camera is only 1.3 Megapixels but it’s good.
Battery life: The atom processors are less power consuming. The 1900 mAH battery should power the phone for long under normal circumstances, and Lava claims the talk time to be 9.5 hours and browsing time 5 hours.
Last but not the least, the price: It’s only between 19,000 to 20,000 rupees in Indian market.