XOLO Q800 Specifications and Review – 1.2 GHz Quad-core CPU, 1 GB RAM, 4.5″ display

XOLO has entered the quad-core league with its new XOLO Q800, a 1.2 GHz quad-core phone with great build quality and premium features. Another great thing about this phone is that, it comes with the latest Jelly Bean version 4.1.2. The pricing of this device is also reasonable, only 12,400 Rs, 1600 Rs cheaper than Micromax Canvas HD A116. Just have a quick look at the key features & the full specifications with user Reviews side-by-side.


Key Features
  • 1.2 GHz quad-core Cortex-A7 processor & MT6589 chipset, PowerVR SGX544 GPU, 1 GB of RAM
  •  4.5 inches  IPS  display with 540 x 960 pixels resolution @ 245 ppi pixel density
  • Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) OS
  • 8 MP AF camera with FHD recording, 1 MP front camera with HD recording
  • Dual SIM support
  • 3G up to 21 MBPS HSDPA, 5.76 MBPS HSUPA
  • Can move installed apps data to external SD storage
  • Direct 3G video calling option on the dialer
  • Good 2100 mAh battery


Market status: Available, released – March, 2013

DISPLAY Size 4.5 inches (11.43 cm) Good display quality with decent ppi, color reproduction is nice, the brightness seems a little bit low.
Technology IPS, 16M colors
Resolution qHD ie. 960X540 pixels @ 245 ppi
Type Capacitive, Multitouch (5)
EXTERIOR Dimensions 135.5 x 67 x 9.6 mm One hand operation doesn’t feel uncomfortable at all. The build quality is also top class. Overall this device doesn’t look like a low cost phone.
Weight 143.5 gm
Ports & Keys Home, Menu & Option keys (front), Volume rocker, Power key (left), 3.5 mm jack, microUSB port (top), Camera with flash, loud speaker (back)
Sensors Proximity & Ambient Light Sensors
Colors Black
PROCESSINGPOWER Processor Quad-core 1.2 GHz, ARM Cortex-A7 Excellent, you can play almost all the hard-core games & apps available. There is no lag I have experienced on the UI.
Chipset MT6589
GPU PowerVR SGX544
MEMORY System Memory 1 GB of RAM 1 GB of RAM is just great! You can play a lot of high end games & do a lot of multi-tasking with this RAM space. Though the internal storage is low, you can move installed apps data to the external SD card, which is quiet amazing!
Internal Storage 4 GB
Expansion microSD, up to 32 GB
SOFTWARE OS Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) The Android version is latest, which is a great news but the User Interface is not customized that much. You can obviously download hundreds of widgets & launchers from the play store though.
CONNECTIVITY SIM Mini SIM, dual slot Standard connectivity options with good 21 MBPS HSDPA.
Operatingfrequencies GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz [SIM 1 & SIM 2]UMTS – 900, 2100 MHz [SIM 1]
Wi-Fi Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Bluetooth V2.0
USB microUSB v2.0
Radio Stereo FM radio
CAMERA Primary 8 megapixels The camera on this phone is overall good; the images are sharp though a little bit dark & the contrast level is high. HDR works great. Check the camera quality here. Gadgets Portal’s rating : 4/5
Secondary 1 megapixel
Video Up to 1080p @30 fps (Primary), 720p (Secondary)
Flash Single LED
Features Auto focus, touch focus, HDR, geo tagging
BATTERY Capacity 2100 mAh Li-Ion Satisfactory, you will get a full day backup with normal uses, 15-18 hrs on heavy uses.
Talk Time Up to 16 h (2G) / Up to 10 h (3G)
Standby Time Up to 360 h (2G) / Up to 360 h (3G)
  • Other sensors : Accelerometer, gyro, Magnetometer
  • Video live wallpaper support
  • Can move installed apps data to external SD storage
  • Dedicated mic for noise cancellation
  • 3G video calling
PRICE Approx. 12,400 INR ~ 230 USD Reasonable pricing, value for money rating 4.5/5.


Strong points: Good quality display, very fast and smooth user interface. Camera, quality is great and the headset you get with the device is amazingly good. Build quality and the feel of the device is also premium. The latest Android version, 1 GB of RAM and obviously 1.2 GHz quad-core processor at only 12.5K INR make this device a great value for money phone to buy.

Weak points: The display looks a little bit dark & dal compared to other IPS displays. The user interface is not that much customized. High end games lag sometimes [even ‘Blood & Glory’ didn’t play well]

Suitable for those people who are looking for a fast quad-core phone with good build and looks, good camera & music capability, full HD video playback at a pocket friendly price.




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