Xolo recently announced the Q900 Android smartphone with a quad core processor for Rs 12,999. For the same price, you can get a Samsung Galaxy Core.
Here we take the opportunity to compare the two smartphones on the basis of their features.
Design and display
Xolo Q900 comes with a 4.7 inch display. Xolo calls it a Retina Display but do not fall prey to jargon. The term Retina display was coined by Apple in 2010 while unveiling iPhone 4; it is defined as a display with high resolution roughly beyond 300 ppi. Actually the LCD display of Xolo Q900 has high definition (1280 x 720 pixel) resolution and perhaps that’s why it is called a Retina display. The Samsung Galaxy Core has a smaller 4.3 inch display with lower (480 x 800 pixel) resolution.
The Samsung Galaxy Core, though, is 8.95 mm thick and weighs 124 grams. As is obvious from its bigger display, the Xolo Q900 weighs 138 grams and is 9.9 mm thick.
With a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and 286 MHz Power VR SGX544 graphics processing unit, the Xolo Q900 seems a lot better than the Galaxy Core, which has a 1.2 GHz dual core processor and Adreno 203 GPU. But the Galaxy Core too has 1 GB RAM and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Xolo Q900 comes with 4 GB internal memory and a 32 GB expandable memory slot. So it might have around 2 GB of internal user available memory.
Against this Samsung Galaxy Core has 8 GB of internal storage and a 32 GB memory card slot.
Xolo Q900 comes with an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera which is said to capture full HD videos. To help the BSI sensor camera capture images in low light, Xolo has armed it with an LED flash. There is a 2 megapixel camera in the front of Q900 as well.
On the other hand Samsung Galaxy Core looks pale numerically with its 5 megapixel auto focus rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera. The rear camera can only record video at 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Both Xolo Q900 and Samsung Galaxy Core have 1800 mAh batteries. As per Samsung, the Galaxy Core provides talktime of 14 and 9 hours on 2G and 3G, or standby of 500 and 300 hours on 2G and 3G.
Xolo Q900 is also said to have impressive battery backup – 13 hours and 10 hours of talktime on 2G and 3G networks.
Both handsets come with dual SIM connectivity and have WiFi (b/g/n), micro USB 2.0, and a 3.5 mm jack. The Xolo Q900 has Bluetooth 4.0 against the Bluetooth 3.0 version of Galaxy Core.
As far as 3G connectivity goes Galaxy Core has 7.2 Mbps download and 5.76 Mbps upload speeds against 42.2 Mbps download and 11.5 Mbps upload speeds of the Q900.
Where specifications are concerned, the Xolo Q900 cuts an impressive figure with a quad core processor, better camera, and a slightly better display. However, Samsung Galaxy Core has the backing of brand over and above higher internal storage.