Xolo Q1200 Review : Inches Away From Victory

Xolo Q1200 has been the topic of discussion since its launch not just because of its slick looks but also because of the performance it delivers. This Xolo Q1200 review is set to give you in depth analysis of how this device performed in our day to day lifecycle. Recently, I got my hands on the device and I found some surprising elements which I wasn’t expecting from an Indian manufacturer. Before jumping into the review, I want to mention that the review for this device has been achieved with a mindset of a device with price tag of Rs 13499. This is very crucial segment which is still dominated by none other than Moto G. Will Xolo Q1200 be able to give competition to Moto G? Let’s find out.

Xolo Q1200 Review

Xolo Q1200 Review

SellerPrice
Xolo Q1200 on FlipkartRs 13499
Xolo Q1200 on AmazonRs 12990

Build Quality and Hardware

Xolo Q1200 is one of the best baked handsets from an Indian manufacturer. The metallic construction feels premium and can beat almost any Indian device in terms of build quality. The back of the device is made up of metal except the bottom and top parts. The device resembles the look of iPhone and HTC’s One series devices. But despite having such a nice build quality the device fails to prevail because of the added bulk of metal construction. This is heavy, I mean really heavy and you may struggle to hold it properly in crowded bus or in parties. But this is just a minor disadvantage until you get used to it.

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Display

Xolo Q1200 has display size of 5 inches having resolution of 1280×720 which results in 294ppi of pixel density. Not to forget the device has Gorilla Glass 3 which is not only stronger than other displays but also provides great resist ability from scratches. The display is actually made by LG which without a doubt is gorgeous. Though colors seem over saturated sometimes as seen new LG G series devices. But it is not a big issue as normal user you will like the display. It has good viewing angles with nice color saturation. The touch sensitivity is also good and there is no problem with the response of the display whatsoever. On the whole, the display is pleasing and cool in terms of color temperature.

Processing Power and Gaming

The Xolo Q1200 has Quad-core 1.3 GHz Mediatek MT6582 with Mali 400MP2 GPU. The device is smooth in multitasking and low end gaming. However, it starts lagging with heavy usage and multitasking. I suppose 1GB RAM is not enough for Jelly Bean when it comes to heavy usage with multitasking. I personally feel, the device is good for normal users and applications like whatsapp, hangout, facebook and instagram run simultaneously without any issues.

Games like Subway surfer, Angry birds and Cut the rope run smoothly, whereas Shadowrun, Temple Run, Nova 3 and Real Racing are playable with few frame drops. Gaming on this device is average as high end games are not smooth and touch response also gets lower in some heavy games. The back metal case just burns while playing games, this is one of the downsides of metal back panel which could be a deal breaker for some people who like to play lot of games on their smartphones.

Software

Xolo Q1200 comes with Android 4.2 Jelly Bean out of the box but company has promised Kitkat update by the month of July. Xolo has put some skins on the Android which is good because it has some great customization options like changing launcher style and themes. Some themes also removes app drawer and uses iPhone or MIUI like placement of icons on home screen itself. Though, I would still prefer stock Android over this topping. Apart from that there are many tweaks in the software to provide some extra options to users.

Camera

Camera of Xolo Q1200 unexpectedly surprised me. From colour reproduction to exposure levels everything seem right. Colors are accurate and exposure levels are optimized. The device has an 8MP rear camera with Sony’s Exmor R Sensor and a dual-LED flash. The hardware speaks for itself, Sony’s camera are one of the best phone camera modules. The image output of camera has little grains but it is negligible. Xolo Q1200 supports video recording upto 1080p@30fps, which again results in good quality output. In camera segment, this device leaves no space to impress me. Talking about the front camera, it has 2MP front camera and provides average image and video output.

Battery Life

The device has battery of capacity 2000mAh which fails to sustain a whole day. I am really disappointed with battery backup of this device. Xolo should have provided at least 2400mAh of battery with this device. I started using the device from morning 9 am and it got 8% at 6pm in the evening with normal usage like data enabled all the time, 1hr of chatting, 1hr of music and half hour of videos on YouTube.

Connectivity and Other Features

Xolo Q800 has some usual connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. It also supports micro SD card slot upto 32GB. The device has 8GB internal memory out of which you will get enough for apps and all your multimedia content.

One more surprising element in Xolo Q1200 is double tap-to-unlock just like high end LG devices. It also features dual window which is great for multitasking especially when you are watching videos or texting.

Xolo Q1200 features DTS technology to enhance the audio output of the device in both headphones and speakers. Though, it isn’t supported by FM radio app. DTS drastically enhances the audio in terms of loudness and clarity and I really appreciate the effort by Xolo to bring this technology in budget smartphones.

Pros

  • Nice build quality
  • Great multimedia experience
  • Features like Double tap to wake
  • Good Camera
  • Vibrant display

Cons

  • Below average battery life
  • Heavy metallic body
  • Out dated design

Final words: Xolo Q1200 Review

Overall I am quite impressed from the device. Apart from being bulky and low battery backup, the device is great in each and every aspect. I would recommend it to people who already have charging habits and are not bothered by the weight of the device.

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