Xolo Q2100: Review, Specifications and benchmark

Xolo Q2100: Review, Specifications and benchmark

Indian smartphone OEM Xolo has launched an Android device with a fingerprint sensor.
This was first launched in Apple iPhone 5 and till now I think apart from iPhone 5 the Samsung Galaxy S5 has one fingerprint sensor.
You may notice that both of them are high end phones.
Although this is not at all a point that because of the above mentioned fact it provides premium features at a lower price, but the fact that it provides you the best in class security to your valuable data at a cheaper price than any other in this market.

Xolo Q2100 officially announced and priced at INR 13,499/- which was listed in the product specification page itself.

Before going into details let’s have a look on some key features of Xolo Q2100:

  • 5.5inch HD IPS display
  • 1.3 GHz Quad-core Mediatek processor
  • 8.0 MP camera with Sony Exmor R sensor
  • 1GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Android 4.4 Kitkat
  • 2,800 mAh battery

Xolo_Q2100

[The all new XOLO Q2100 with a fingerprint sensor]

Brands like Sony, Samsung and LG definitely packs more feature but ultimately they costs much too. But brands like Xolo brings you ultimate user experience at an affordable price.

In my personal opinion the Xolo has become one of the biggest smartphone player at least in Indian market.
It has always tried to pack unique features in the lower and mid range segment smartphones starting from day 1 of it’s existence when it launched with an Intel processor.
And today it’s step towards ultimate security on a hand held device by packing a fingerprint sensor.

Let’s see the design, hardware specs and performance figures.

Full hardware specifications :

DISPLAY:

    – 5.5″ HD resolution IPS display
    – 267 ppi with 16M colour definitions
    – Damage Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    – 5 fingers supported touch input

CPU: MTK6582M 1.3 GHz Quad-core chipset

GRAPHICS: Mali 400 MP2 running @ 416 MHz clock speed

RAM: 1GB LPDDR3 RAM

STORAGE: 8 GB Internal and expandable upto 32 GB via SD card

CAMERA:

    – 8 MP Primary camera with Sony Exmor R sensor
    – 2MP front facing camera with Operator video calling feature

H/W and WIRELESS NETWORKING INTERFACE:

    – v2.0 high speed USB with USB OTG (On The Go)
    – Bluetooth 4.0
    – 802.11b/g/n wi-fi with WLAN support
    – 3.5mm audio jack
    – Power lock button and the volume rocker buttons

NETWORK FREQUENCY BAND and DATA SPEED:

    – GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
    – WCDMA: 900/2100
    – HSPA+: 21mbps download speed
    – HSPA+: 5.76mbps upload speed

SENSORS:

    – Fingerprint Sensor
    – Accelerometer
    – Magnetometer
    – Ambient light sensor
    – Proximity sensor

BATTERY: 2,800 mAh capacity

Look and appeal:

The dimensions of Xolo Q2100 is 144.8 x 71.4 x 6.85 mm (H x W x T) which is the best in class in terms of thickness.
It has a bar phone design and having a premium look as always.
It does not have any on-screen soft key buttons(like Google Nexus) rather it has the buttons on the bottom of the device itself.
It comes with a HD resolution Damage Resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
The 5.5 inch larger display increases the charm further.

For the User interface, it has the default Android UI at least for now.
They may give an upgrade to their own HIVE launcher in a later time.

Camera details:

It has an 8 MegaPixels rear camera with sony Exmor R sensor and lighten by a flash.
Supports Auto Focus and full HD video Recording(1920×1080)
Other features include: Scene detection & tuning, HDR, Low Light enhancement, Face recognition( For focussing as well as in Gallery), Vertical & Horizontal Panorama capture, Geo tagging

The front facing camera is a 2MP camera not made for selfies but for communication purpose only.

Processing, performance and benchmarking:

With this MT6582M 1.3GHz quad processor definitely you will be getting good performance.
AnTuTu Benchmark 4 will be around 17496 which is more than the stock Nexus 4.

And with the LPDDR3 1GB RAM your device will be capable of running multiple applications gracefully and fast enough.
The LPDDR3 will add more performance than any other DDR2 RAM devices.

So overall you will be getting good performance against the price you are paying for.

Fingerprint sensor:

Keep all your personal data safe with XOLO Q2100, as it comes with a fingerprint sensor that ensures only YOU can access your device.
Also, your Last Pass app is secured by a fingerprint sensor to safeguard all your passwords.
Now, no one can ever guess your password and you can never forget it, because the days have gone to remember complicated passwords, unlimited pattern locks and get it into your device easily and smartly.

Smart remote solution:

Turn your XOLO Q2100 into a remote control with Peel Smart Remote app.
Browse what’s playing on TV, search for the shows you want to watch later or set a reminder for upcoming shows you don’t want to miss.
Besides being a remote control for your TV and set top box, this in-built app can also control your DVR, DVD player, air conditioner, other home entertainment devices and appliances.

Multimedia features:

VIDEO:

    It is capable of playing 1080p resolution videos.
    It supports the following Video codecs: MPEG4, H263, H.264, DivX

AUDIO:
– Following audio codecs supported by this device: MP3, MIDI, 3GPP, AMR-NB, WAV, AAC

Battery specifications:

These details has been taken from the official Xolo website link of Q2100 phone.

    Total Charging Time up to 3.5 hours
    Total Standby Time (2G) up to 777 Hours
    Total Standby Time (3G) up to 604 Hours
    Total Talk Time (2G) up to 27 Hours
    Total Talk Time (3G) up to 22 Hours
    Total Web browsing time (on 3G network) up to 7.6 Hours
    Total Web browsing time (on WiFi network) up to 6.6 Hours
    Total Music Playback Time(via internal Speakers) up to 13 Hours
    Total Music Playback Time(using wired Headset) up to 61 Hours
    Total Video Playback Time(via internal Speakers) up to 6.7 Hours
    Total Video Playback Time(using wired Headset) up to 8.2 Hours

Reference links:

Official Xolo Q2100 link

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