Xolo, a subordinate of Lava International Ltd launched Xolo Black today in New Delhi. Black is the new series of Android devices to be launched by Xolo. The first device is itself called Xolo and we expect that the later models of Xolo Black will have a device number or name attached to it after Black. Let’s take a look at the Xolo Black Specifications, price and overview.
Xolo Black specifications, price and overview
The phone has pretty good specifications at the price point at which it is selling for.
Hardware Specifications of Xolo Black
|Display||Display Size: 13.97 cm (5.5)|
|Resolution||FHD (1080*1920), 403 PPI|
|Display Technology||5.5 FHD IPS OGS|
|One Glass Solution Technology|
|5 Fingers Supported|
|Glass Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (Both Rear & Back)|
|Processor||Chipset||2nd Gen Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 615, MSM 8939|
|ARM Architecture||64 bit, Cortex A53|
|CPU||1.5 GHz Octa Core (1.5GHz Quad Core + 1.0GHz Quad Core)|
|Graphics core||Make||Adreno 405|
|Clock speed||550 MHz|
|GPS||Assisted GPS + GLONASS|
|Camera||Rear camera||Dual 13 MP & 2 MP|
|Front camera||5 MP|
|FHD recording rear||1080p|
|Video Chat Front||Yes|
|Camera Features||Image Stabilization, Auto Scene detection & tuning,High Dynamic Range (HDR),Face recognition (For focussing as well as in Gallery),Red eye,Geo tagging removal,Panorama capture, Zero Shutter Lag (ZSL), etc.|
|Ambient Light Sensor|
|Hall Effect Sensor|
|Memory||Internal Memory||16 GB|
|RAM||2 GB, LPDDR3|
|Expandable Memory||up to 32 GB|
|Battery||Battery capacity||3200 mAh Li-Polymer|
|Total Charging Time||2 Hrs 30 Mins|
|Total Standby Time (2G)||up to 735 Hrs 31 mins|
|Total Standby Time (3G)||up to 698 Hrs 34 mins|
|Total Standby Time (4G)||up to 547 Hrs|
One of the main points to be noted here is that besides the many complaints of heating issues in phones using Snapdragon 615 processor (Xiaomi Mi4i for example), Xolo, still went for the Snapdragon 615. But the company claims that with the programming and optimization they have been able to bring down the heating to a low level and that the phone will not heat like the other phones using the Snapdragon 615 and thus would behave like a normal Android phone even when used heavily or when playing games. Check out the image below for a comparison of the heating which other phones using the same processor have with the amount of heat that the Xolo Black may produce.
Software Specifications of Xolo Black
|Network||Frequency Bands||GSM 850/900/1800/1900;WCDMA 900/2100;
FDD LTE 1800, TDD 2300
|Hybrid Dual SIM||Yes (Micro+Nano)|
|HSPA+||up to 42 Mbps|
|up to 11 Mbps|
|LTE – DL||up to 150 Mbps|
|LTE – UL||up to 51 Mbps|
|Operating System||HIVE UI Built on Android L|
|Audio||Echo & Noise Cancellaiton||Supported|
|Audio codecs supported||MP3,AAC,AAC+,AMR-NB,AMR-WB,WAV,EAAC+,MIDI,WMA|
|Video||Video playback||Full HD, 1080p|
|Video Recording||Full HD, 1080p|
|Video codecs supported||H.263,H.264 ,H.265 Codec Support,MPEG4, DivX, MP4,AVI, MKV|
|Video Player||Android Video Player|
|Connectivity||USB||v2.0 High Speed|
The phone has the new version of the Hive UI called Hive atlas which has several new features such as material design, Undergroud, Comet browser, reading mode etc. We will discuss about it’s features in detail after reviewing it.
All in all the phone has good specs and will provide great experience with these specs.
Xolo Black Price
Xolo black will be available from 13th July on Flipkart at a price of Rs. 12,999
Xolo customers who already own a Xolo phone can buy the phone before other customers on 12th July from 4 PM to 8 PM and the registration for Xolo customers can be done on 11th July till 8 PM.
We will come back with a detailed review of the phone in the coming days. Do let us know through your comments, what you think of the device.