Xolo Era 1X Pro Initial Impressions: A Worthy Entry Level Contender

The Indian smartphone brand Xolo has already unveiled their entry level smartphone Xolo Era 1X Pro last month. The smartphone is currently available on Flipkart with a price tag of Rs 5,799. However, at the launch, it was priced at Rs 5888.

Xolo Era 1X Pro Specifications

The Xolo Era 1X Pro smartphone packs with a 5-inch IPS LCD HD display, 1.5GHz Spreadtrum SC9832A quad core chipset which is paired with Mali 400 GPU and 2GB RAM. The smartphone comes with a 16GB of internal storage which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card.

In the camera department, the Xolo Era 1X Pro is equipped with an 8MP rear optics which come with LED flash and Full HD video recording at 30fps. While on the front, there is a 5MP selfie shooter with dual LED flash. The smartphone adheres a Dual Micro Sim cards slot and its runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box.

The smartphone is measured at 145.5 x 72 x 8.6 mm and it weighs around 145grams. The Xolo Era 1X Pro is backed by 2500mAh removable Li-ion battery which claims to provides full day backup under normal usage.

Design

The Xolo Era 1X Pro is built from a polycarbonate plastic material. The smartphone adheres a rectangular type shape with the sharp corner and edges. At the front, there is 5 inches IPS display with earpiece, selfie lens, and LED flash on the top. At the bottom of the screen, there are three capacitive keys, i.e., Home, Recent apps, and Back button.

On the top of the phone, there is 3.5 mm audio jack and USB port. While at the bottom there is a microphone. On the back of the smartphone, there is 8MP optics with a single LED flash at a top left region. Whereas, at the bottom, there is speaker grill. The right side of the device is enriched by a Volume rockers and a power button.

Display

The Xolo Era 1X Pro is packed with 5 inches HD IPS display which offers excellent color saturation and contrast level. The indoor visibility is beautiful, while outdoor it provides optimum sunlight legibility. The viewing angle is perfect as one can see the color transition (hue) while watching the from sideways.

Performance

The smartphone is powered by a Spreadtrum SC9832A quad core chipset which is clocked at 1.5GHz and coupled with Mali 400GPU and 2GB RAM. The phone does perform well across all functional aspects. The smartphone does lag a little bit while multitasking and gaming but it is not noticeable. The browsing is smooth, and the SoC offers a seamless transition between the apps.

The Xolo Era 1X Pro runs on stock Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS which provides smooth performance. This stock android set up provides seamless UI experience across all functional aspects. The smartphone is powered by a 2500mAh Li-ion removable battery which performs reasonably well and offers full day back under the normal usage.

Camera

The Xolo Era 1X Pro packs with an 8MP primary camera which f/2.4 aperture and LED flash. The camera offers good daylight image with true to life color saturation and decent detail. In the indoor scenario like artificial lighting, the output images do not let us down completely, though it loses some color accuracy on the edges of the pictures. Whereas in low light camera struggles to offer sufficient detail and a crispness in the images.

Coming to the selfie camera, the front 5MP shooter comes with dual LED Flash and its offers detailed and sharp images in all lighting condition. The output images are crisp and adhere enough detail. This surely is the best selfie camera at this price point.

Wrapping up

The Xolo Era 1X Pro is a decent entry level smartphone which offers the best value for money proposition. The Smartphone offers robust built quality, decent chipset performance, and optimum quality images with its cameras set up. All in all, the device looks good in our initial impression, however, stay tuned with PC Tablet for our detailed review of the smartphone.

REVIEW OVERVIEW
Build and Design
6
Display
6.5
Features
7
Camera
6.5
Performance
6
Price
7
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