Xolo is a company which produces smartphones embedding the top notch features, technologies, and designs. This makes the end user feel satisfied and wants the Xolo smartphones in their pockets. Xolo has launched the Xolo A500s with 4 “TFT capacitive touch screen, android v4.2 jellybean operating system, 5mp rear camera and 0.3 mp front cameras, dual core processor, mali-400 graphics, dual sim and 1400 mAh battery.
Xolo A500s has a 4” TFT display, with a resolution of 480*800 pixels and a pixel density of ~233ppi.the viewing angles are okay for this price tag. The display must be more mind blowing to a 4” screen. The display’s colour saturation is fine, but the brightness level should extend a bit. The display is not up to the mark due to the TFT kind of screen. The text in the display is pixelated due to the low pixel density.
The design of Xolo A500s is totally made of plastic with a combination of matte and rubbery finish at the rear end. The screen is a bit reflective, top and bottom sides of the screen are of a matt finish. Sides of the screen and top strip of the rear are of glossy finish. The combination of glossy and matt finish makes the smartphone elegant. The rear end has the 5mp autofocus camera, led flash on the top, Xolo branding on the middle and speaker grill at a bit bottom towards the left. Top of the display is settled with VGA camera, led notification light, sensors, and earpiece.
Bottom of the display ahs the three touch capacitive buttons as home, menu, and back .front panel edge has the primary microphone and right of the a500s has the power/sleep key. Top of the smartphone has the micro USB port for data sinking and charging and a 3.5mm jack. The left side of the a500s has the volume rocker which sits alone. On removing the back panel you can find the slots for two Sims, a micro SD card slot (32 GB) and a 1400 mAh battery groove.
The camera of Xolo A500s can capture 40 or 90 in burst mode. Some apps of the proprietary and some apps of Google are inbuilt in this smartphone. Different effects of photos can be done to have a top notch look when sharing to your friends and dear ones. Multitasking of the user interface is speed due to the dual core processor. Change the themes of your A500s depending on your mood, and situations. Privacy is important for every user, so the anti-theft app gives the option of backup of SMS –call logs .This XOLO SECURE app gives the location of the smartphone when it has undergone theft.
Speaker quality is excellent even after increasing the loudness to maximum volume. The call quality is superb with no call drops via communication. The 5mp autofocus rear camera gives the outputs in daylight with over saturation of colours but with heavy detailing. The outputs from the low light are only above average but not the best. The casual games as temple run 2, fruit ninja, and beach buggy blitz is playable without any issues or frame loss. Heavy games are not playable as due to the low internal memory. Benchmark scores are as, quadrant scores 3319, tutu scores 10776, Denmark 2 scores 40.4 fps.
This Xolo A500s has the features and apps suitable for regular usage, and performance is okay for this price tag. Drawbacks as heavy games cannot be played (played only if sufficient memory exists), low light photography is average. Now it is your choice to opt or not.