Homegrown manufacturer Xolo recently launched Xolo Era 1X Pro. With already so many smartphones under Rs 7,000, Xolo has yet again added one more device to this segment. The phone is available on Flipkart for Rs 6,888 only. It will be available in Black and Golden colour variants. Xolo Era 1X has decent specifications that a budget smartphone needs to have. Lets describe them in brief.
Features and Specifications
The phone has a 5 inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels. The build quality is of plastic and is comfortable to hold in hands. From the rear the phone looks like Lenovo K3 Note because of the square shaped camera lens and LED flash. The bottom of the backcover has speaker grilles, however only one of them works while the other is used to maintain symmetry. The bottom and left side of Xolo Era 1X Pro are left blank while the right side has volume rocker and power key. At the top there’s a USB charging slot and provision for 3.5 mm jack.
Xolo Era 1X is powered by 1.5 GHz Quad Core Spreadtrum processor with 2 GB RAM. You get 16 GB internal storage and can be expanded using MicroSD card. The manufacturer hasn’t specified the maximum expandable storage. Moving on-to optics, this budget smartphone has 8 MP Auto focus Rear Camera with 3P Largan Lens with f/2.4 aperture. The front camera has 5 MP sensor with Screen Flash (LCD Working as a Flash), 3P Lens & f/2.2 aperture , with dual-LED flash. Xolo Era 1X Pro supports Dual SIM which is thankfully not hybrid.
The phone runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0.1 and has 2,500 mAh Lithium Polymer battery. Connectivity options include 4G VoLTE, LTE, 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth, USB OTG(2.0), GPS and EDGE. Sensors include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer and Ambient light sensor.
Xolo has priced this device aggressively but for a compromise on latest Android Marshmallow and good design. Xolo Era 1x Pro would have been a game changer if it was priced under 6K. We advise you not to buy this phone if your expectation is really high. For a first time user, thumbs up.