Full Review of XOLO Q800 : Advantages and Disadvantages

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XOLO has taken steps in answer of Micromax canvas HD and presented it Q800 handset which has great build and has very good performance and buttery smooth working with the same Quad-band processor which is use by Canvas HD. However we have seen all the XOLO Smartphone with the Intel’s SoC and now seeing PowerVR SGX544 of same 1.2 GHz let’s see what the charms are do it debts.

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Key Points

  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM).
  • 4.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with IPS Display.
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor.
  • Quad Band 3G support.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 4GB ROM.
  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
  • 1 MP Secondary Camera.
  • 8 MP Primary Camera with LED flash and BSI sensors.
  • Priced at Rs. 12499.


  • 4.5-inch Capacitive Touchscreen with IPS Display.
  • 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor.
  • Quad Band 3G support.
  • 1GB RAM.
  • 4GB ROM.
  • Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) OS.
  • Best in class performance
  • 2100mAh battery providing 6 hours of video playback.


  • Low Internal Memory of 4GB for such Smart Smartphone.

Build And Design

The build and the design of Q800 impresses a lot and when hold in hand seemed made of very good quality of plastic. The glossy and lustrous sides of the device attracts but back matted finished panel attracts more than it.

XOLO Q800 Review The front panel home the three capacitive keys namely of Tabs, Home and return and above lies the front camera and sensors. Sides of the device has the Volume Rocker and power button at right side and left side is plain. Upper of the handset you got the MicroUSB port and 3.5mm audio jack. The sporty back has the rear camera with LED flash and loudspeaker grille along with logo.


Q800 has the fine made 4.5-inch screen with the qHD resolution of 540 x 960 Pixels. The IPS Display is thus supported by 5 Finger Touch. IPS panel equipped screen look very good and had large viewing angles and balanced color hue and saturation.
In Sunlight the screen displays very fine and has the automatic adjustable brightness with the light sensors. Watching movies in this qHD display is very cool as the screen displays the real world colors.

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In case of Camera Q800 has the 8MP of rear Camera and a 1MP front camera which shoots good video capturing and gives great brightness at video calls. The rear 8MP snapper is supported by powerful LED flash light which gives great support at low light conditions. And apart from LED the advanced sensors like BSI Sensor and CMOS Sensor are present allowing the great photo shots in any environmental conditions.
Color combination and saturation of still shots were pleasant and the videos took from the rear camera was of Full HD quality at 30fps while the video output contained the good brightness and balanced contrast.

Hardware And performance

Q800 has the same MediaTek processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core SoC and the great support of PowerVR SGX544 Graphics and this combination succeeds with 1GB of RAM which defines all tasks can be done easily on the handset. The 2100 mAh battery helps to boosts this kind of hardware up to 10 hours of continuous work, while allows the 6 hours of video playback.
Now, you can have the estimate about its seamless performance as it directly competes with Samsung Galaxy Grand and Canvas HD from Micromax and in Quadrant Standard Grand scored 3776 points and the Canvas HD manages to score 3810 points while Q800 gets on top with 3905.

  • Quadrant Benchmark: 3664.
  • Antutu Benchmark: 13014.
  • Nenamark2: 53.8 fps.
  • Multi Touch: 5 points.


Internet on Q800 is very fast

The handset has the Dual GSM+GSM standby SIM support which works on 3G networking while the frequencies supported by handset are GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; UMTS – 2100. The connectivity of Q800 has very much improved from its previous handset models. Now XOLO has given the GPRS, EDGE, 3G at 21 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA. While the internet on Q800 is very fast and the network is not fluctuating at all. The handset supports the same Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and you got the Tethering option both of MicroUSB and Wi-Fi Hotspot. USB Connectivity of micro USB, v2 is allowed which is meant for charging the device as well as for data transfers.
File transference s very fast with the Bluetooth v4 and supported with enriched profiles. Data Uploads and Downloads is lighting fast with no lags or disconnections.


The great 2100mAh battery give support to the Quad-band processor up to 10 hours of continuous working.  High resource usage tasks like Watching Movie or Playing games can be done up to 6 Hours when the battery is fully recharged.
While the Talk Time that you get with 2G networking is up to 16 hours while on 3G you get the 10 hours of talk time while standby Time is 360 Hours. Battery supplied with Q800 works great while performing the heavy tasks so you can estimate the working time for casual apps.

Multimedia And Gaming

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Q800 has the great capability to play the Full HD videos with no lags while the handset support the famous video codecs which can be extended by installing different players from Play store. The extra option of 3D video and 3D Audio gives the more realistic view and seemed that you are inside that movie.
The gaming part of Q800 is awesome and you can play very High graphics games as GTA Vice City and GTA3 with no lags and so casual games like Angry birds and Temple Run 2 ran at more than 80fps.

OS and UI

XOLO has packed Q80 with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, which has the great user interface, since most of the things were Stock of OS like Widgets and Home screen while you can consider the icons are different and you got the very different Notification area with the Dual SIM icons present. The app launcher and the 6 Home Screen seemed very good with buttery smooth performance and the sensitivity was seemed like as High-end device.

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Seeing the over-all performance and quality of the device we have now concluded that it among best Handsets and sits best at the price while with the few competitors like Canvas HD it holds it value by showing its exceptional performance and best in all quality.
Hardware as well as Software of XOLO Q800 makes the rocks to Android Platform. And the era is not so far where you can’t recognize between a Smartphone and a PC. So, if you are going to have a new smartphone belonging to mid-range so get it in your opinion and then choose your device.
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