Xolo has been constantly launching innovative offerings in the entry-level and mid-range market segments in order to lure the consumers. Today, the manufacturer has announced the launch of a new mid-ranger called Xolo Play 8X-1100 carrying a price tag of Rs 14,999. Falling in the Play lineup, this smartphone will be a gaming oriented device and will be made available via the retail outlets.
The Play 8X-1100 is a dual SIM smartphone that is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system out-of-the-box. In terms of specifications, the device is fitted with a 5 inch IPS display that carries FHD screen resolution of 1920×1080 pixels and is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
Under its hood, the Xolo phone includes an octa-core processor of unspecified chipset ticking at 1.7 GHz clock speed. This processor is aided by 2 GB of RAM and Mali 450 graphics unit clocked at 700 MHz. Storage wise, there is 16 GB of internal storage space that can be expanded externally by another 32 GB using a micro SD card.
There is a 13 MP Sony Exmor RS primary camera at the back coupled with LED flash, auto focus and FHD 1080p video recording. This is coupled with a front-facing 5 MP selfie camera with BSI sensor and 88 degree wide view angle for video conferencing and clicking self portrait shots. Connectivity features onboard include 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC and USB OTG. Furthermore, the handset employs a 2,100 mAh battery that can render a moderate backup to the device.
There are dual speakers featuring DTS Surround that can render a rich multimedia experience. Also, the Play 8X-1100 smartphone is packed with the Hotknot file sharing technology that can transfer the data wirelessly at 5 times faster speed than Bluetooth. Again, USB OTG also makes it easier to transfer the data between two devices easily without the necessity of a host.
While the specifications of the Play 8X-1100 sounds pretty impressive, it is considered a gaming device and hence we would prefer at least a 2,500 mAh battery or above for it to pump in a superior backup on intense gaming.