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Xolo X1000 vs Samsung Galaxy Grand

Updated on March 24, 2013

Lava recently started launching a lot of phones. It all started with the Xolo A700, then came the A800, A900, X500, Q800 and the A1000. The last phone to be launched was the X1000. This phone claims to be the fastest Android phone on the planet. I don’t know why they said that, but we’ll check it out soon enough. Samsung Galaxy Grand was a very much hyped phone and it delivers quite a bit for the price we pay. Samsung decided at last to bring out a 5-inch smartphone at the mid-price range. Both the X1000 and the Galaxy Grand are price at 20K and both of them have their own pros and cons. Let’s traverse through the whole thing, shall we?

Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Xolo X1000
Samsung Galaxy Grand vs Xolo X1000

Looks:

I always start with the looks of the phones. The Xolo X1000 has a sleek body with a secondary camera and the ear piece on top. There are no touch capacitative buttons, this is a huge disappointment. Behind we have the primary camera, the Xolo logo as well as the Intel logo. The Intel logo makes it look so cool. Galaxy Grand looks very much like the Galaxy S Duos. It has the ear piece and the secondary camera on top along with the Samsung logo. Behind we have the camera, the loudspeaker and the Samsung logo.

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Xolo X1000 BackXolo X1000Galaxy Grand
Xolo X1000 Back
Xolo X1000 Back
Xolo X1000
Xolo X1000
Galaxy Grand
Galaxy Grand

Hardware:

Let’s get on to something more interesting, the hardware specs. These are something that you will never forget in your life. We’ll start with the Xolo X1000. It comes with a whopping 2 GHz Intel Atom processor. But, it is not dual-core; it is just a single core processor. It also has hyper threading technology, which is bound to give really great performance. For faster performance we have 1 GB of RAM too. There’s also a good GPU which is the PowerVR SGX540 clocked at 400 MHz. The Galaxy Grand on the other hand, has a 1.2 GHz dual-core processor with 1 GB of RAM. The dual-core processor will perform at par with the 2 GHz processor from Intel. This is mainly because of the Hyper Threading technology of Intel. Galaxy Grand has the Broadcomm Video Core IV GPU. This GPU is not as efficient as the other GPUs in the market. You will have some trouble playing high end games. There is 8 GB of internal memory on both the phones and there will be slightly more memory available for the user in the Xolo X1000 as it is running Android 4.0. It is upgradable to Jelly Bean. The Xolo X1000 is lighter than the Galaxy Grand. It weighs only 140 grams compared to the Galaxy Grand which stands at 161 grams.

Screen:

This is where the Xolo X1000 beats the Galaxy Grand without any doubt. The Xolo X1000 has a 4.7 inch TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. That means you have a pixel density of 312 ppi. There are other additional features like anti-fingerprint coating and '2.5 D' edge to edge curved glass. The phone’s display has 16 million colors unlike some of the other Indian phones which have 256,000 colors. Galaxy Grand has a slightly larger WVGA screen at 5 inch. But the screen’s resolution is way lower than the Xolo X1000. It has a resolution of 480x800 and it too has 16 million colors. The pixel density is really low at 187 ppi.

Camera:

Xolo X1000 has an 8 megapixel rear camera which has features like auto focus, touch to focus. There are other modes like auto, sports, portrait, landscape, night portrait, fireworks and burst mode. It has a 1.3 megapixel front shooter for video calls. The Galaxy Grand also has an 8 megapixel camera with features like auto focus, geo-tagging, touch to focus, face and smile detection and image stabilization. There are modes like single, panorama, smile shot, HDR, beauty, share shot and buddy photo share. It has a 2 megapixel front camera for video calls. The camera of the Galaxy Grand holds a slight edge over the Xolo X100 because of more features and modes available to the user. Both the phones can record full HD 1080p videos with their rear cameras.

Battey:

Galaxy Grand has a Li-Ion battery of 2100 mAh. The company boasts of 10 hours of talk time on 3G network and 440 hours of standby time. Xolo X1000 has a slightly lower battery at 1900 mAh and it lasts for 9 hours on 3G with a standby time of 336 hours. The Galaxy Grand wins over the Xolo X1000 here by a considerable margin.

My Verdict:

You should probably go for the Xolo X1000 because it has a really good screen and great processor. The better battery and camera (slightly better) of the Galaxy Grand would not make a really big difference. But if you’re a diehard fan of Samsung, you can go with the Galaxy Grand. Keep in mind the fact that the GPU in Galaxy Grand is not that great and it has had a lot of complaints from many users.

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