Xolo – the sub-brand of Lava Mobiles, has announced a new budget smartphone in its Era series – Xolo Era 1x at a price of Rs.4999. Interestingly the device comes with 4G connectivity support with VoLTE. The 5-inch smartphone is available exclusively on Flipkart.
Xolo Era 1x Full Phone Specifications
- 5-inch HD (1280 x 720) display, 294ppi pixel density
- Android 6.0, Marshmallow
- Dual Sim (4G + 4G), VoLTE
- Operating Frequency: GSM – 850, 900, 1800, 1900; WCDMA – 900, 2100; 4G LTE – 850, 1800, 2300 MHz
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core Spreadtrum SC9832A
- 1 GB RAM
- 8 GB internal Storage + SD card support up to 32 GB
- 8 MP AF Rear Camera with 4P Largan Lens & LED Flash
- 5 MP Front Camera with Dual LED Flash
- Proximity and Ambient Light Sensor
- 2500 mAh battery
The dimensions of the device are 145.5 x 7.2 x 8.6mm. Though it has 5-inch 720p HD IPS display, it has just 2-point multi-touch support. The device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow and as it supports VoLTE, it is a good smartphone for Reliance Jio users looking for a budget smartphone. One more thing to note here is, only one sim can support 4G at a time. The Xolo Era 1x features 8-megapixel AutoFocus rear camera with LED flash and 5-megapixel front camera with Dual LED flash. The rear camera can record videos in Full HD 1080p. Other camera features include Live Photos, Slow motion video recording, Beauty mode and Time-lapse.
On the connectivity front, apart from 4G, it has all basic connectivity features like WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Micro USB 2.1, FM radio, GPS and Bluetooth. It comes with 2500 mAh Li-Po removable battery and company claims it can give up to 22 hours of talk time on 2G and up to 13 hours on 3G.
The Era 1x is a decent device for buyers looking for 4G VoLTE support and a front-facing camera with Flash in the budget range of Rs.5000. The nearest competitor with almost same specifications is LYF Wind 5 which is priced at Rs.5999 with 5-inch HD display. The Wind 5 comes with 2000 mAh battery compare to 2500 mAh on Era 1x.