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The Xolo Q1000 is a mid-range android smartphone which brings the goodness of a sharp HD display at a relatively lower price of INR 12.5k. The device looks good on paper and we always have high expectations from Xolo smartphones.
Xolo has been launching phones with value for money so far and hence has become one of our favourite local manufacturers.
The Xolo Q1000 has that stale plastic body design which made the Samsung Galaxy series immensely popular. Some people call the glossy backpanel as buttery smooth but I’ll say that it looks cheap.
The size is not much of an issue here as it fits properly into regular jeans pocket.
The capactive buttons at the bottom of the display work fine and didn’t miss even a single touch during our testing.
Highly usable when both hands are used
It runs of android 4.2.1 JB without any major customizations from Xolo. If you are upgrading your entry-level branded smartphone with this one then you’ll definitely miss the extra manufacturer specific customizations. But the good news is, you can always get those customizations to work by downloading some apps from the play store.
The UI is very smooth to operate and we didn’t experience any lag or delay. The Q1000 also comes with some inbuilt themes.
Long pressing the “back key” brings up the menu for going to Wallpapers, Manage apps and System Settings.
The Xolo Q1000 is graced by an IPS LCD HD display which takes its pixel density to 294 ppi. This makes the display ideal for browsing and reading text. This display renders natural colors with very good viewing angles.
Being a phone with a 5 inch display, it gives us no change to talk about its single handed reach. The typing experience in portrait mode using the single hand is just okay. Nothing phenomenal.
The dual handed operation in the landscape mode is also just average. However, I do need to mention that the auto-correction works like wonder in this phone and helps a lot.
Absence of gesture input hurts.
The android keyboard settings on this phone also allows you to select Auto-capatalization, Auto-correction and Next word suggestions. The best part is that you can select the level of auto correction that you might desire from among modest, aggressive and very aggressive.