Xolo Q1000S: review

At 6.98 mm thickness, Xolo Q1000S is also one of the thinnest smartphones in the world, preceded by Huawei Ascend P6, which is 6.2 mm thick

    Pros
  • Design and Display
  • Camera
    Cons
  • Button placement
  • Single SIM
  • Lack of expandable memory

Among the Indian handset players Xolo has been regularly launching smartphones that have something different in them. Xolo Q1000S has continued this legacy forward.

Xolo Q1000S

At 6.98 mm thickness, Xolo Q1000S is also one of the thinnest smartphones of the world, preceded by Huawei Ascend P6, which has 6.2 mm thickness. The phone is priced at Rs 16,999.

Xolo Q1000S
Inside the box

When you purchase Xolo Q1000S, inside the box you will get handset, screen guard, charger, micro USB cable, earphone, SIM card removing pin, warranty card and a start guide.

Specs and hardware

The Xolo Q1000S comes with a 5 inch display with HD (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution. Its HD IPS screen with OGS (One Glass Solution) display technology is said to make colors more vibrant and the touchscreen more responsive.

Xolo Q1000S

Besides, it has a 1.5 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6589T processor, Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, a 13 megapixel rear camera, 5 megapixel front camera, 1 GB RAM, and 16 GB internal storage. Its rear camera can record videos in full HD (1080p) resolution. The Xolo Q1000S has Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0, WiFi, GPS and a 2500 mAh battery.

Design and user interface

Once you hold Xolo Q 1000S in your hand, I am sure you will say wow! It is very slim and light. It measures just 6.9 mm in thickness and weighs 158 grams. Also here team Xolo deserves to be complimented for making the device sturdy inspite of its light weight and slim waist line.

Xolo Q1000S

Xolo Q1000S has side panels made of metal and its back panel, which is of plastic has a black matte finish. It comes in a unibody design, which means it does not have a removable back panel.

Below the 5 inch display you have standard capacitive buttons - menu, home and back. The rear houses a 13 megapixel camera with flash as well as a speaker at the bottom. The left panel of the Xolo Q1000S houses the volume rocker along with power button. This seems to be the only placement flaw as most phones have a power button on the right or the top panel. Also, more often than not one will press the volume rocker instead of the power button to switch on the phone.

Also, one will find a micro USB slot and a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top panel.

Display

The OGS display of Xolo Q1000S has played a key role in reducing the display thickness, which is 6.9 mm. The 5 inch display has brilliant 1280 x 720 pixel resolution giving it 293 ppi pixel density. There are five home screens, you can add or remove the number of home screens.

Xolo Q1000S

The display supports wide viewing angles and looks quite bright. Reading text, browsing the internet, playing games, watching movies or even navigating is a pleasurable task on Q1000S in low and good lighting. In bright light the display output is found wanting.

Typing on the big screen of Q1000S is not an issue as placement of keys in the stock Android keyboard is quite comfortable. The only drawback in the display is that it is a fingerprint magnet.

Performance

Xolo Q1000S runs on Android 4.2.1 Jelly Bean and comes with all the goodies of Android. Playing regular games life Dead Trigger or Temple Run is a smooth affair on the device. The problem arises when you want to play Real Racing 3 And Xolo Q1000S refuses to obey you.

Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S

Nonetheless, multi-tasking is not an issue. We didn't face any delay while using multiple apps on the device. Even connectivity was quite good and we didn't face any calls drops or sudden loss of signal.

Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S

The Q1000S comes preloaded with proprietor apps Xolo Secure and Xolo Power. Xolo Secure is a security app that is meant to save your phone data in case you lose your smartphone. On the other hand, Xolo Power app informs you of battery usage and how to improve device performance.

Memory

In Xolo Q1000S out of 1 GB of RAM you will get 971 MB of usable RAM and out of 16 GB of phone storage you get about 11.35 GB of usable storage. Q1000 S doesn't support an external memory card but one can use cloud storage if the need arises.

Camera

The rear camera of Xolo Q1000S has a 13 megapixel lens and in decent lighting it performs quite well, but in low light it is not up to the mark. If we compare it with other smartphones in the same price bracket the rear camera is quite good. The front camera is good as well and delivers even in dim light.

Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S

The auto focus feature of the rear camera is quite effective and delivers good results. Even the flash is good and supports the camera quite well.

Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S
Xolo Q1000S

The camera can take pictures in different modes like HDR, panorama and smile. Also, when the camera is active one can toggle between the front and rear cameras.

Battery

Xolo X1000 S has a 2500 mAh battery. On average use the phone battery will be good for a day and if you use it smartly you will prolong it to 1.5 days.

Xolo Q1000S
Final Take

Most of the smartphones available in the Rs 15-20,000 price bracket have a dual Sim and expandable memory slot, which is lacking in Xolo Q1000S.

Xolo Q1000S

Nonetheless, the phone has a good design and display. Even performance is lag free. So if the dual Sim feature is not a must-have you can consider buying Xolo Q1000S.

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