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Xolo Q3000 Full Review

Updated on September 3, 2014

Xolo has had a good run in the Indian market and they are looking like they’re gonna stay here for some more time. They recently unveiled a powerful tablet named the Xolo Win, which has an AMD APU which is also the same core as the one used in PS4 and Xbox One. Now, that is going to be one hell of a tablet if it offers at least half of what it boasts off. Xolo has also tried to go on a global level, like Micromax, who roped in Hugh Jackman as their brand ambassador, by tying up with the English football club, Liverpool. They will now launch official merchandise and some lucky winners will get to go to Liverpool.They also launched their dream project, the Xolo Q3000 2 weeks back. The phone offered great performance for its price. So here is the Xolo Q3000 full review and specifications.

Xolo Q3000
Xolo Q3000 | Source

Looks - Awesome

We’ll start off with the whole look of this Xolo Q3000. The phone is really sleek considering that it is only 8.90 mm in width. The dimensions of this phone are 164.8 x 81.6 x 8.9 mm. On the right hand side, we have the power button and on the left hand side, we have the volume rocker. At the top of the Q3000, there is the earpiece, the secondary camera and the sensors. The phone comes with accelerometer, gyro meter, proximity sensor, magnetometer and ambient light sensor. As we move around to the back, we can see the rear camera with steel like finish around it. The phone looks really intriguing and I should say I’m really impressed.

My Rating!

5 stars for Xolo Q3000

Hardware - Great

Now let’s wander inside the phone. The phone has a really powerful MediaTek MT6589 chipset with a quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz. This is a really good chipset and it boasts of a lot of high end media capabilities like Full HD screen, 13 megapixel camera and flawless Full HD playback. It is the world’s first quad core solution, according to MediaTek and it uses 28mm architecture. It also has the PowerVR SGX544 GPU to handle all the graphics intensive stuff. The phone also has a generous amount of RAM at 2 GB because to run a phone like this properly you’ll need it. The internal storage stands at 16 GB with an option of expanding it up to 32 GB via microSD. I was expecting expansion up to 64 gigs, but Xolo decided to stop at 32 GB.

Specs at a Glance:

MediaTek MT6589 1.5 GHz Quad Core
2 GB
5.7-inch IPS LCD Full HD
1080 x 1920 pixels
13 mp AF with BSI II sensor (rear), 5 mp AF with BSI sensor (front)
4000 mAH

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Display - Amazing

The display of the Xolo Q3000 is a sight to behold. Xolo has done an outstanding job with the display and it has the same size as that of the Galaxy Note 3 and the same pixel density too. The screen is a 5.7-inch IPS LCD beauty with a full HD resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. That is nearly 386 pixels per inch. You’ll be getting the sharpest of images and videos on this phone and you’ll never have a complaint about the display.

Xolo Q3000
Xolo Q3000 | Source

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Xolo Q3000 Side
Xolo Q3000 Side | Source

Moving on, the 13 megapixel camera is a good one as it has a BackSideIllumination(BSI) 2 sensor and an LED flash. The BSI sensor costs way less than the traditional camera sensor, but it can let in more light and capture higher quality images at sharper resolutions. One more thing that I’m very impressed with is that Xolo has provided us with a 5 megapixel front camera and that too with a BSI sensor. So you’ll have awesome pictures whether it is taken with the rear camera or the front camera. The camera supports a whole range of modes like Scene detection & tuning, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Low Light enhancement, Face recognition, Panorama capture, Geo tagging. You can also record full HD 1080p videos at 30 frames per second with the camera and 2 microphones, which makes sure that you don’t lose out on the important moments in your life.

Now, to handle all of this the phone requires a huge battery. And guess what, Xolo has put in a monster of a battery inside this one. The battery is a Li-ion 4000 mAh battery which offers a talktime of 33 hours and a standby time of 667 hours. The SAR values of this phone are really low at 0.37 W/kg near the head and 0.53 W/kg at the body. So I must say that Xolo has finally managed to build a phone that offers everything that a phone can offer. With a competitive price tag of Rs.20,999, I think it is worth the money. But they will have to improve on their customer service and after sales support as it has been criticized by many in the past.


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      David Martin 

      4 years ago from London, United Kingdom

      hi, I always appreciate your reviews...and you know good thing is I also write reviews on phones :)


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