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The Xolo X900 looks sur­pris­ingly nice for a Lava phone. The 4.03inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play with touch keys be­low is com­ple­mented by a me­tal bezel on all four sides. While the power key and 3.5-mm jack are on the top, the vol­ume con­trol, cam­era short-cut and mi­cro SIM tray are placed on the right. The bat­tery is non re­mov­able and is ac­tu­ally con­nected to the de­vice with wires.

Be­ing the first phone to run In­tel’s Med­field ref­er­ence de­sign, the Lava Xolo has been in the news for some time. It runs the An­droid v2.3 and has a 1.6GHz pro­ces­sor with 1GB RAM. The web brows­ing ex­pe­ri­ence was im­pres­sive as it man­aged to load

full web pages quickly. But nav­i­gat­ing through Google Play and down­load­ing apps was re­ally very slow. The typ­i­cal An­droid in­ter­face didn’t look bad though the icons were very small. Even the on­screen key­pad looked small and we of­ten ended up typ­ing wrong al­pha­bets. The 8MP cam­era was very slow and the re­sults ob­tained were not im­pres­sive. Lastly, when plugged ini for charg­ing, the Xolo X900 heated up so much it was dif­fi­cult to hold.

BAG IT OR JUNK IT?

Per­for­mance let down by av­er­age piece of hard­ware.

LAVA XOLO X900 Price:

` 22,000

Specs:

An­droid v2.3; 4.03 inch ca­pac­i­tive dis­play; 1.6GHz pro­ces­sor; 16GB in­ter­nal mem­ory; Wi-Fi, 3G, Blue­tooth; 8 MP cam­era; 127 gm.

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