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Recently bought brand new Xolo Q700i smartphone from india’s top online seller flipkart with huge offers (15% cash back offer and Maxx power bank charger + Plantronics Bluetooth headset). Xolo partnered with lava launching android based smartphone in india for lowest price to compete the Samsung, Micromax, Karbonn, HTC, LG and other smartphone sellers. I was thinking to buy Xolo Q700 earlier version of Q700i, but the 8MP rear camera for Q700i impressed to go with this model despite high price. Here we explain full hands on review for Xolo Q700i smartphone.Xolo Q700i Hands on review-12547

Design and Display:

The Xolo Q700i outlook design seems similar to samsung Galaxy S3 smartphone which has 4.5 inches screen size when we measure at diagonally. But it seems bigger in my hand to touch the Q700i. As company described in specification Q700i display comes with qHD IPS and OGS (One Glass Solution) technology an d245ppi (Pixel Per Intensity) with resolution of 540 x 960 pixels only which disappoints me because am expecting 720p resolution for this price range. The thickness of Q700i only 10.2mm and 151.3 grams weight also gives the impression to work with smartphone.

User Interface:

The Xolo Q700i has unique UI at home screen notification center at top as shown in below image. Its notification looks differ from samsung, Micromax android smartphone as it specified with profile image of google or contact account and quick settings (Airoplane mode, Battery status, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, Data connection, GPS, Data usage, Audio profile, brightness, timeout, auto rotation).  The four page Home screen bottom icon menu includes easy to customize with drag and drop features.

Hardware specs:

Xolo Q700i hardware specification comes with 1.2GHz Quad core ARM Cortex A7 CPU with MTK6589W-M chipset processor and Graphics core built with powerVR SGX544 with 238 MHz clock speed. The storage option upsets once i got Xolo Q700i in my hand because it has only 1.73GB free user memory out of 4GB of storage and 1GB RAM memory offer better high speed performance along with CPU and GPU. The MicroSD card slot available for upto 32GB MicroSD card support and I personally advices to place minimum of 16GB MicroSD card, if you are looking to install as many HD games like Real Racing3, The amazing Spiderman, NFS, GTA kind of games.  It also capable to connect pen drive or other media storage device via USB OTG cable to access any kind of files.

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Its connectivity comes with Dual SIM (3G+2G) with dual standby and data connection has HSPA+ mode upto 21Mbps HSDPA and upto 11 Mbps HSUPA, GPRS class 12, EDGE for better high speed internet connectivity. The other connectivity features are similar to other android smartphone such as Bluetooth V3.0 HS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WLAN support, FM Radio, Sensors are Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor. Xolo Q700i camera sports a 8MP rear camera with LED flash, 4X digital ZOOM, Image Stabilization, Scene detection & tuning, High Dynamic Range (HDR), Low Light enhancement, Face recognition( For focussing as well as in Gallery), Panorama capture, Geo tagging supports 720p HD video recording while front camera has 2MP for video calling. It packed with 2400mAh power battery for long last standby, talktime, browsing time. The full review of Camera, Battery backup and Wi-Fi, data connectivity tips will explain later at technodriller.com page.

Software review:

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Xolo Q700i build with android 4.2.1 jellybean OS with Build number XOLO_Q700i_S020_20130918 and Kernel version of 3.4.5, Baseband Version MOLY.WR8.W1248.MD.WG.MP.V6.P4, 2013/04/12 16:25. The default video player at Q700i playback support upto 720p video, but by installing MX player or VLC player to play 1080p video playback. Xolo Care for customer support by toll free number and Email, Xolo power for low power management, Xolo Secure for anti theft protection are the custom made apps from Xolo.

Xolo Q700i Hands on video at Youtube:

Final verdict:

Finally Xolo Q700i is a best budget quad core smartphone running on android V4.2 with BSI sensor camera for price of Rs. 12000 which is best alternative to Micromax Canvas HD A116, Samsung Galaxy Grand Duos, Sony Xperia C and Samsung Galaxy S3 too. Stay tune for more tips (Rooting, custom ROM, firmware update, APN settings) about Xolo Q700i.

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