We are in love with the XOLO Q700, the sub 10k Android beauty. You can read all about it in our post ‘The Bold & The Beautiful Q700’

As for the detailed review lets get started:
Design And Build Quality
The Q700 is one of the better looking Android phones in the budget segment. Its front panel is covered by the edge-to-edge glass, which provides a premium touch to the handset. Unlike what you’d expect from a budget phone, the Q700 sports a quality back-cover. Since its sides are curved, the phone feels comfortable to hold. The volume rocker is placed on the right panel while the power/ standby button is on the left panel. The top panel houses the USB port and 3.5mm jack. The front panel also has three capacitive buttons for Menu, Home and Back. 

On the connectivity front, the Xolo Q700 features Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and 3G for Internet, USB 2.0 PC interface and Bluetooth v3.0 for communication and audio. USB OTG is also supported for connecting external USB devices and peripherals such as storage, mice and keyboards. Sensors available on the phone are accelerometer, magnetometer, ambient light and proximity. The phone is equipped with a 2400 mAh battery capable of fuelling the phone for almost 6–10 hours depending on the type of usage.

The Xolo Q700 comes with 4.5-inch qHD (540 x960 pixels) OGS IPS display and looks as stunning as the Google Nexus S. 
The display is sharp and its colour reproduction is also good. The brightness levels and sunlight legibility are more than what you expect at this price tag.

User Interface and Apps
We have always hated the Android UI overlays by device manufacturers as they not only take a huge chunk of the internal memory but also makes it impossible to get timely OS updates. If it’s an Android device we like it stock, like in the nexus devices. What XOLO has done with the Q700 is a very clever decision to keep the stock version of the OS and add a few in-house apps:
XOLO Secure
In this app, you can set two friend or family contacts that’ll be notified as soon as the SIM card gets replaced. Using the same software, you can back-up your data on cloud server. What’s more, there’s even an option to track your mobile if it’s stolen.

XOLO Switch
Google had introduced multiple user accounts for Jelly Bean tablets. Now XOLO has brought in the similar functionality on its phones. Using Switch, you can create up to four separate profiles personalised with different lock screen and wallpapers. Each of these profiles can be linked with different email IDs. Additionally, there’s a Kids Mode where you disable calls, messages, app downloads, and browser. This functionality comes in handy if there are Angry Birds loving kids in your house.

XOLO Power
Xolo Power app gives an estimated battery back that the user will get based on the applications that are currently running. It also suggests the battery you can save by cutting one or more apps or connectivity options. The app also comes with a ‘Low battery mode’. If you enable this mode, then the smartphone will disables Wi-Fi, data GPS, Bluetooth and reduces screen brightness to converse battery, when the battery is about to drain off. 

This provides you three ways to get in touch with the customer care – Call, Text, Email take your pick. Moreover, it lets you check for FOTA (Firmware Over The Air) updates.
Overall, keeping the phone’s cost in mind, the performance is very good. Besides, it’s great to see a domestic manufacturer offering apps that are actually useful.

The Unbiased Verdict:
Xolo Q700 is best value for money Android smartphone. The smartphone offers a good battery backup, looks sophisticated, has great pre-installed apps for a sub 10k phone. We compared it with the likes of Micromax Canvas 2 and the Karbonn S5 and it stood out as a winner in every department. The only thing that could have been better in the device is the 5MP camera. We also recommend you to read our XOLO Q700 The Bold & The Beautiful article here

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