XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 Available Online For Rs. 9,780

Last Updated: September 3, 2014

A new XOLO smartphones has hit the Indian market. The XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 is available in India online for Rs. 9,780. If the name is any indication, the Q1000 Opus 2 is the successor to the Q1000 Opus, which was launched at the end of last year.

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The XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 is quite a compact device and measures in at 143x73x9.3 mm. It packs in a 5-inch qHD (960x540p) IPS display. The affordable smartphone is powered by a 1.2 GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor with Adreno 305 GPU. There’s 1 GB of RAM and 4 GB of internal storage with microSD expansion up to 32 GB.

On the camera front, there’s an 8MP rear Auto Focus camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera. Unfortunately, the device features Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. It is quite strange considering its predecessor XOLO Q1000 Opus has already received the Android 4.4 KitKat. We hope XOLO brings the update to Opus 2 soon.

XOLO has equipped the Opus 2 with a 2000 mAh battery. The connectivity is well covered with Dual SIM, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS. The smartphone is available at online retailer Snapdeal and it comes in the usual White and Black variants. While XOLO hasn’t officially announced the device but with the device already on sale, official announcement should happen pretty soon.

XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 Specifications:

Display5-inch IPS display
ResolutionqHD (960x540p)
Processor1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 305 GPU
RAM1GB
Memory4GB
microSD expansionYes
up to 32GB
Camera8MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly Bean
Battery2000 mAh
Dimensions143x73x9.3 mm
ConnectivityDual SIM, 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 and GPS
PriceRs. 9,780

Comparison:

The XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 has gone on sale for Rs. 9,780 and while it’s not the official price, it should be pretty close to it. At the sub Rs. 10,000 segment, there’s a lot of stiff competition from the likes of a much more affordable Moto E and Windows Phone devices like Micromax Canvas Win W121 and Nokia Lumia 525. Let’s see how the XOLO manages to fare against the very intense competition.

SpecificationXOLO Q1000 Opus 2Moto ENokia Lumia 525Micromax Canvas Win W121
Display5-inch IPS display
qHD (960x540p) resolution
4.3-inch IPS display
qHD (960x540p) resolution
4-inch IPS display
WVGA (800x480p) resolution
5-inch IPS display
HD (1280x720p)
Processor1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 305 GPU1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 305 GPU1GHz Qualcomm Dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
Adreno 305 GPU
1.2GHz Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 with Adreno 305 GPU
RAM1GB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Memory4GB internal storage
microSD expansion
4GB internal storage
microSD expansion
8GB internal storage
microSD expansion
8GB internal storage
microSD expansion
Camera8MP rear camera with LED flash
2MP front-facing camera
5MP rear camera 5MP rear camera8MP rear camera with LED flash
0.3MP front-facing camera
Battery2000 mAh1840 mAh 1430 mAh2000 mAh
OSAndroid 4.3 Jelly BeanAndroid 4.4 KitKatWindows Phone 8
Windows Phone 8.1 update incoming
Windows Phone 8.1
PriceRs. 9,780Rs. 6,999Rs. 9,000Rs. 9,500

The XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 is a decent device but on the Android forefront, it’s up against the Moto E. The Moto E matches most of its specs at a remarkably lower price tag and then, there’s the promise of quick future updates. The Opus 2 has some advantages too. The camera is better (atleast on paper), the display is bigger, the battery is bigger.

If you want an Android smartphone with a bigger display and a higher resolution camera along with a front facing camera  then the XOLO Q1000 Opus 2 might be a good choice for you, otherwise the Moto E is the clear winner. If you are open to Windows Phone options, then there’s the latest Micromax Canvas Win W121, which features some high end specs and great performance.

Well, that is what we think. What about you?

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Rupesh is an avid mobile geek and a movie lover. He loves to keep a tab on new gadgets and loves watching movies. Now a high time tech blogger here, along with a daytime engineering student. You might soon find him blogging about movies too!

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