Xolo Black 3GB RAM Variant Launched at Rs. 11,999

Xolo Black 3GB RAM Variant Launched at Rs. 11,999
Xolo on Wednesday launched a new variant of its Black smartphone with additional memory, priced at Rs. 11,999. Notably, the original Xolo Black that launched back in July came with just 2GB of RAM.

The all-new 3GB LPDDR3 RAM variant of the Xolo Black will be up for registrations starting Wednesday exclusively via Snapdeal and will be available in a flash sale model starting December 29. Apart from the 3GB of RAM, there has been no change in the innards of the new Xolo Black variant.

The dual-SIM (Micro-SIM and Nano-SIM) Xolo Black (Review) runs on the Hive Atlas UI that's based on Android 5.0 Lollipop. The handset features a hybrid dual-SIM slot, where the second SIM card slot also doubles up as the microSD card slot.

(Also see: Xolo Black vs. Xiaomi Mi 4i)

It features a 5.5-inch full-HD (1080x1920 pixels) IPS display with a pixel density of 403ppi, oleophobic coating, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection (which extends to the back of the smartphone). The power key also doubles up as the notification light. The Black smartphone is powered by the second-gen 64-bit Snapdragon 615 (MSM8939) processor, with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.0GHz, and four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.5GHz. It features an Adreno 405 GPU and 3GB of RAM, and 16GB of built-in storage that is expandable via microSD card (up to 32GB).

The smartphone also comes with a dual rear camera setup, with one 13-megapixel camera and one 2-megapixel camera. The two cameras work in tandem for faster autofocus (claimed to be 0.15 seconds) and depth-mapping. It also enables features like UbiFocus, which lets users refocus on objects even after a photo has been taken. Other Xolo Black rear camera features include ChromaFlash for natural looking colours and skin tones in low light, apart from OptiZoom for enhanced digital zoom using image processing. The front-facing camera features a 5-megapixel sensor, a wide-angle lens, and flash as well.

(Also see: Xolo Black vs Micromax Canvas Knight 2)

As for connectivity options, the Xolo Black features 4G LTE connectivity, supporting both FDD-LTE Band 3 (1800MHz) and TDD-LTE Band 40 (2300MHz); Micro-USB v2.0 with USB OTG functionality; A-GPS; Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n.

  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Decently built and looks good
  • Hive UI has plenty of customisation options
  • Good cameras, front camera has flash
  • Straightforward, reliable performance
  • Bad
  • Hive UI can be sluggish at times
  • Screen isn't quite up to the mark for full-HD
  • Notification light in the power switch makes no sense
  • Two separate camera apps make shooting a complicated affair
Display 5.50-inch
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
Front Camera 5-megapixel
Rear Camera 13-megapixel
Storage 16GB
Battery Capacity 3200mAh
OS Android 5.0
Resolution 1080x1920 pixels

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