The first Intel smart phone is here Xolo X900, with its own atom chips and not able to secure the support of HTC and Samsung they decided to band it on by themselves. Intel went ahead with Chinese tech giant Lenovo and Indian manufacturer Lava to launch their initial smart phones. The price is around $399 in US and Rs.22,000 in India. Let’s find out what Intel has for us in its first smart phone.
The XOLO 900 looks polished and feels nice in ones hand, the overall design isn’t a eye catcher but it looks good. It has a rectangular shape similar to iPhone 4/4S. It comes with a 4.03 inch screen and gives a 1024 x 600p resolution along with capacitive Android buttons. Furthermore 1.3 mega pixel front camera and has a small silver ear piece on the front. On the right side there is a micro-SIM card slot with a dedicated camera button, volume rocker and a speaker. The matching second speaker is on the left along with a HDMI out-port. At the top there is a power button and the 3.5 mm head jack. On the rubberized back there is the 8 mega pixel camera, LED flash and the XOLO, Intel logo.
Display is something that every new smart phone is enhancing day by day, XOLO came up with the 1024 x 600p resolution the same as Kindlefire has. It is not the 720p but it’s not that disappointing. The display offers nice colors and viewing angles. The display has 295 pixels per inch hence consumers would hardly notice any individual pixels. The touch is great and have no problems at all.
It has the 8 megapixel camera on the back and 1.3 megapixel camera on the front and is clubbed with the most comprehensive camera app we have ever seen. I t has the function of Burst Shot, the same in HTC One X, which takes 10 pictures in less than a second on one click. But its shots when burst mode off lacks behind the cameras of to the smart phones in color and quality. The video recording allows you to record a video up to 1080p which is pretty much a standard in high smart phones. The recording output is decent and looks good.
It comes with the gingerbread as it was released early, there are no additional apps installed in XOLO X900 except the XOLO care app and the inclusion of Swype. The compatibility of apps with the XOLO X900 is the main thing to worry as games like temple run, Shadowgun, deer hunter etc are not supported.
It comes up with the Intel’s Atom Z2460 32nm SoC with processor clocked at up to 1.6 GHz. There is no sluggishness or any lag while going through menus and apps. The processer works great and is fast and competes with other smart phones quite well. XOLE X900 comes with a 1460mAh battery which passes up to one day. The gaming experience is good and works quite well.
XOLO X900 works quite well and is Value for money but the branding might hurt the phone.