Xolo Q500: First ever snapdragon powered phone from Lava

Xolo has introduced its most recent Q series smartphone, the new Q500, at Rs. 7,999, and has made it obtainable in the Indian marketplace.

The brand new Xolo smartphone enlarges the company’s Q series of Smartphones that already embraces phones for example Xolo Q600, Xolo Q800, Xolo Q700, Xolo Q900,  Xolo Q1000S, Xolo Q1000 and Xolo Q2000. All of these phones are provided power by quad-core processors. Nevertheless, dissimilar to the other Q series of smartphones, the Q500 abides a Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU.


Xolo Q500 is a reasonably priced quad-core smartphone manufactured by the Indian maker of smartphones. The Smartphone has a 4-inch capacitive touch screen along with a resolution of WVGA 800 x 480 pixels that results in a pixel density of approximately 233 ppi. Xolo Q500 can be obtained in White color. It holds multi-touch and comes with traditional Jelly Bean UI. The phone’s dimensions are about 118.5 x 63 x 10.7 mm.

Operating System:

The Xolo Q500 functions on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and bears twin-SIM that is GSM plus GSMfunctionality. It has a 4-inch WVGA display screen with a resolution of 480×800 and One Glass Solution (OGS). It brags a pixel density of 233ppi. This screen display makes the viewing experience a luxury to the eyes of the user. It provides real live image quality up and about.

Camera and Processor:

It is gifted with a 5-MP rear autofocus camera along with LED flash and also has a VGA front camera. The camera helps capture sharp images and build millions of memories on the go. The Xolo Q500 persist the Q range tradition and endows Adreno 203 along with a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 of 1.2GHz and 1GB RAM. The Xolo Q500 is the foremost budget smartphone which is provided power by a Snapdragon 200 CPU that has been a chipset of medium range smartphones such as the HTC Desire 500.  This processor makes switching amid apps and multi-tasking a lot easier and effortless as never before.XOLO also added a handful of gadgets that are provided power by an NVIDIA Tegra chips.

Storage, Battery and Connectivity:

The Xolo Q500 smartphone embraces 4GB of internal storage that is additionallyflexible up to 32GB by means of microSD card. It is packed with a 1450mAh battery for which the company states that it provides up to 16 hours of uninterrupted talktime and up to 290 hours of full standby time. Connectivity alternatives on the Xolo Q500 comprise Wi-Fi, GPS/ AGPS,Bluetooth and 3G. The Xolo Q500 arrives with the dimensions of 118.5x63x10.7mm.

The phone functions on 2G by means of Dual Band (SIM 1 & 2) and a 3G by means of Single band. 3G data shift is by means of HSDPA 7.2 Mbps as well as HSUPA 5.76 Mbps. Connectivity alternatives such asBluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, micro USB v2.0, Hotspot are also available in the Smartphone.

Pre-loaded App:

XOLO Q500 is going to be the foremost phone to which is preloaded with an app named X-TransPic, a language interpretation tool that interprets Hindi words by merely tipping the app camera at whichever sign board, ad or poster. This feature works even whilst the Smartphone is not linked to the internet connectivity. There is in addition a ‘point and grab’ trait that permits users handily input detected Hindi content to the internet search or launch it in SMS devoid of having the necessitate to type it out.

The company states that it can assist users interprets Hindi words into English and in addition read out the noticed text by means of text to words functionality. This app assists in translating Hindi to English in ease never before. With this exclusive app there is no speech barrier. Subsequently when you will approach to a sign board that is written in Hindi and you do not recognize what it means, immediately point your new Xolo Q500 Smartphone to that signpost, click an image and then translate the content to English. Now, do not permit the language hold you backside and translate each Hindi signpost, poster, texts as well as items into English with the brand new X-TransPic app entirely on the new Xolo Q500.

This smartphone arrives with 3G function involved, giving the phone an option to connect to the high speed movable broadband side by side of slower data connections on 2G, GPRS as well as EDGE. This phone comes with loads of features such as media players, instant messengers, social networking apps, and games preloaded into it. Consumers can download latest apps from the Google Play Store and modify the phone according to their fondness.

If you closely monitor the Q500’s specs, other than the display screen size, they are very analogous to that of the new Samsung GALAXY Quattro that vends for nearly twice its cost. Lastly, the Snapdragon 200 chipset has attained Smartphones in the right value bracket – below Rs 10,000.


We were pretty impressed with the finest design and sense of the Xolo X900 but unhappily, the appearance of the new Xolo X500 seem lackluster and boring. Nevertheless, if the new Xolo X500 is capable of giving a remarkable performance as presented by the X900, it would definitely validate the price tag of the new gadget.

Xolo Q500 key specs

  • 4-inch capacitive touch screen with an OGS display
  • 480 x 800 pixels of resolution
  • 1.2 GHz MSM8225Q quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor
  • Adreno 203 GPU
  • Twin SIM support (GSM + GSM) along with Dual Standby
  • Functions on Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
  • A 5MP rear camera along with LED Flash and 720p video recording
  • A 0.3MP VGA front-facing camera
  • Thickness of about 10.7mm
  • A 3.5mm audio jack and FM Radio
  • Proximity, Accelerometer, Ambient Light Sensor
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, aGPS, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 1GB RAM along with 4GB of internal memory (32GB expandable memory with micro SD)
  • A 1450 mAh battery

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