Xolo A500, the cheapest dual core smartphone is here. Till date Videocon A30 was the cheapest dual sim smartphone with dual core processor. Celkon A200 was the other model with less than 8k price tag. Now Xolo A500 is spotted with surprisingly low 7k price tag. This is really impressive. It comes with all the specs that you normally see in smartphones priced around 10k. The only difference is smaller 4 inch display. This is the standard display size. It does not feel awkward while holding it by one hand. Yes, I agree with you if you say bigger display means more entertainment. But if you ask me what is the most convenient display size I would say 4 inch to max 4.3 inch.
However, coming back to Xolo A500, it uses Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus with 1 GHz dual core Krait processor and at least Aderno 225 GPU. But the GPU mentioned by Flipkart is Aderno 203. I have seen contradictory information from two different sources. In Flipkart you can see Xolo X500 is using Aderno 203 GPU and 1 GHz dual core processor. From another source I can see application processor cores are Krait instead of ARM based Cortex. Price clearly suggests it’s Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Play. Now if we consider if Flipkart is right and the device is using Aderno 203 GPU then it must be Cortex A5 based MSM8225 or MSM8625. It must not be Krait.
One more thing in this regard, based on Aderno 203 GPU only two Snapdragon S4 SoC are there MSM8225 and MSM8625 that we already have seen in sub-Rs. 10,000 handsets in Karbonn A9+ and Karbonn A21 respectively. However, I will manage the actual information very soon. RAM is just 512 MB. You can play HD games in it. More RAM would have been ideal but in this price segment it looks compact. You can see the specs of Xolo A500 matches Karbonn A9+ with similar specs but higher price tag.
Xolo A500 sports 4 inch WVGA TFT LCD display and dual camera. Rear facing 5 MP camera comes with LED flash. Front facing VGA camera is useful for video calling. The droid is built on Android 4.0 ICS platform. Li-Ion 1500 mAh battery promises 8-9 hrs of talk tine and 310 hrs of standby time.
ROM size is 4 GB which means you will get approx 2 GB internal SD card storage and around 512 MB for app storage. This is quite enough for regular users. For storage expansion micro SD card slot is there. Xolo A500 supports high speed HSDPA connectiviy. Other standard connectivity options are Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and micro USB port. Along with G-sensor, proximity sensor Xolo is supplying Ambient light sensor in this handset. This is really impressive. Micromax A110 Canvas 2 with higher price tag and bigger display lacks ambient light sensor. This ceratinly improves battery backup of A500.
Highlighting Features of Xolo A500
- 4.0 inch TFT LCD display
- Android 4.0 ICS OS
- Dual core processor
- 1500 mAh battery
- 3G support
- Dual SIM Card support
Xolo A500 Specifications & Features
- OS: Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich
- Processor: 1.0 GHz dual core
- RAM: 512 MB
- Display: 4.0 inch TFT LCD Capacitive touch screen, 480×800 pixels resolution, Multi-touch input, 16M colors
- Sensors: G-Sensor, proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor
- 3G Speed: High speed up to 7.2 Mbps
- GPRS/EDGE: Class 12
- Entertainment: Audio, video player, stereo FM Radio
- Connectivity: Bluetooth, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi hotspot, micro USB v2.0
- Camera: 5.0 MP,dual LED flash, AF
- Secondary Camera: VGA
- SIM Card Support: Dual (GSM+GSM)
- Battery: 1500 mAh battery
- Memory: On board 2 GB free, Micro SD card slot expandable up to 32 GB
- Navigation: A-GPS support with Google Maps
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Social: Facebook, Twitter
- Messenger: IM, GTalk, IM, Skype
- Additional Apps: N/A
- Dimension: 124 x 63.5 x 11.8 mm
- Weight: 122.5 gm
Xolo A500 Price in India
Price of Xolo A500 is Rs. 6999. It’s currently listed by Flipkart but no more stock. Soon it will be listed by other retail stores.