Quick Review of Xolo Era X

The Good
  • Sharp display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
  • Decent multitasking experience, thanks to the 2GB RAM
  • 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE support
  • K-class amplifier and Box speakers enhance music experience
  • Soon to receive Android Marshmallow update
The Bad
  • Runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box
  • Only 8GB of internal storage

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Xolo Era X Full Features & Specifications

Launched in: February 2016
Note: Scores are assigned in comparison to similarly priced products
Model Name: Era_X
Display   6 /10
Screen Size 5 inch
Screen Resolution 1280 x 720 pixels
Screen Type LCD
Pixel Density 294 PPI
Screen Protection Corning Gorilla Glass
Chipset   8 /10
Brand Spreadtrum
Processor Speed 1.5GHz
Processor Spreadtrum SC9830 8 /10
Processor Type Quad-Core
RAM 2GB 8 /10
Graphics Mali-400 MP2
Camera   8 /10
Rear Camera Resolution 8MP 8 /10
Front Camera Resolution 5MP 6 /10
Video Recording Resolution Full HD Video Recording (1080p)
Camera Features Autofocus, LED Flash
General Specifications
Operating System Android
OS Version Android 5.1 Lollipop
OS Upgradable To Android 6.0
Device Type Touchscreen
USB Connector Type Micro USB
Features GPS, FM Radio
Dimensions (mm) 145.50 x 72.00 x 8.45
Weight 140 grams
Connectivity 4G LTE (India Compatible), 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, VoLTE (Works with Jio)
Audio Jack 3.5mm
Color Black
Build Material Plastic
Device Warranty 1 Year
Storage   7 /10
Internal Storage 8GB 6 /10
Approx. User Available Storage 5.31GB
Card Slot Yes
Maximum Card Slot Capacity 32GB
Communication
SIM Card Slots Dual
Network Type GSM
SIM Card Type Mini (Normal) SIM
SIM 1 Details 4G, 3G, 2G
SIM 2 Details 4G, 3G, 2G
Hybrid SIM (microSD + SIM) No
Battery   6 /10
Battery Capacity 2500mAh
Battery Type Lithium-ion (Li-ion)
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No

Xolo Era X Features

The Xolo Era X is a budget smartphone announced by Xolo in the first quarter of 2016. The smartphone has been priced aggressively and would really appeal to those who are looking to pick up an Android phone without spending too much. The phone brings LTE with it, which makes it a future proof phone. Other than LTE, here is what is included:

Display & Design
The design of the phone is pretty classical candybar design, and has fairly rounded corners. The edges of the phone are not very sharp either, and there is a metal like ring that is running around the phone. Since the phone is available only in black colour, it does manage to look classy, despite barely anything significant about it from the design perspective. The screen on the phone is a 5-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 1280x720 pixels. This equates to a pixel density of 294PPI. There is Gorilla Glass protection on the phone, so if you drop your phone too often, there would be at least some protection.

Hardware and Features
In the engine room of the Era X is a Quad-core, 1.5GHz Spreadtrum SC9830A chipset. There is Mali 400 GPU for handling the graphics onboard. Xolo has included 2GB of RAM on board too. On paper, the specifications look fairly modest, and something that you should expect in this price. However, if you have your reservations against the Spreadtrum processor, there is the Xolo Era 4K with a MediaTek chipset which is a good pick in the price range. The phone runs Android 5.1 Lollipop at launch, but Xolo has explicitly stated that the phone can be upgraded to Marshmallow. The phone also brings with it support for several Indian languages such as Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati etc.

Camera & Storage
The camera on the Xolo Era X is a 8MP sensor on the rear with an LED flash. The front facing shooter is a 5MP camera with an LED included. This should be sufficient for the needs of your selfies and video chatting. There is only 8GB of storage on board though, you can expand the same using a MicroSD card. The phone supports up to 32GB of MicroSD card.

Battery and Connectivity
Since the battery of the Xolo Era 4K is removable, you will be able to carry a couple of spare units with you and replace them in case you do not have immediate access to your charger. This does not hide away from the fact that the 2,500mAh battery unit is not really going to be something that would please those who are looking for long spells on their phones, sans the charger. You do have 4G LTE connectivity here. There is WiFi, Bluetooth as well as MicroUSB port for data charging and syncing. You have an FM player in built as well as support for Dual SIM card on the phone.

Competition
In the sub Rs 6,000 mark, there are a few phones that you should consider before you are sold on to picking up the Era X. There is the Xolo Era 4K and the Canvas Fire 4G which outperform the Era X. You can always extend your budget and pick the Lenovo Vibe K5 or the Coolpad Note 3 Lite, if you want a phone with a fingerprint scanner.

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