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Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 Review & Price List

The Background

Although Lava is not so known brand in the world, in India it is one of the largest electronic companies. Its headquarters is in Noida, New Delhi and they have offices across India. Lava is manufacturer of: tablets, smartphones and it accessories. This company was founded in 2009 by Hari Om Rai, Sunil Bhalla, ShailendraNathRai and Vishal Sehgal.

In 2012 they launched first smartphone powered by Intel microchip. Lava Iris models are their best and most expensive models, top of the line is Iris Pro 30. They also made first smartphone who was powered by Android KitKat, it is Iris X1. At the end of last year they launched first Windows phone, Iris Win1.

In 2014 Lava Mobiles was ranked as 4th largest company for smartphones, with a market share of an 8% and profit higher than 30 billion rupees. Some of their products are designed and developed in China, like Iris Pro 30 and Fusion App.

Lava Mobile made first Android 4.4 smartphone in China. They also produce Windows phones, and we know there are no many companies that make Android and Windows phones

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 Design & Look

If you want expensive, metal and high quality smartphone, this is not the model for you. If you want an affordable Android smartphone, then you should buy it. Looks of this phone is usual, there isn’t something unique and extraordinary, and everything is already saw. Dimensions are 143.00 x 68.50 x 9.70mm. Weight is 160g. The main material is plastic, it is well made so you will be comfortable using it.

At the front we have 5.00 inch touch display, Dragontail protected. Above the display are 5MP front camera and two sensors, proximity sensor and ambient light sensor. Below the display are three touch keys with good response. At the top of the phone we have a micro USB port (doesn’t have cover protection) and 3.5mm headset jack. On the right side are volume keys, they are very easy to use, but they have felt like that they aren’t very durable! At the back of the phone we have a plastic cover and 8MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash. The interesting thing is that front camera also has flash.

This is a dual SIM phone so you can use two SIM cards in the same time, but cannot use 3G on both SIM cards. It also has micro SD card memory slot.

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 has DragonTail display protection, this is one of the best protections available on the market

The Hardware Specifications

Xolo Play 8X 1020 is powered with a 1.4GHz octa core MT6592M processor. This is very good and very fast processor, it can run 8 cores at the same time! Paired with Android KitKat it means that users can use more than 1 application at the same time, without lag and problems, of course. RAM is enough, 1GB. New Android 4.4 KitKat needs only 512MB of RA in order to work perfectly. Internal storage is 8GB, if you want more, you can increase this with a micro SD memory card up to 64GB. That is more than enough for almost every user.

Display id 5.0 inches HD IPS touch, with multi touch feature. It has 16 million colors, resolution of 1080×1920 pixels and 441 PPI (pixels per inch). Touch response is on it’s best, so users will like using it. It is also scratch resistant, so there is no need for case and protection.

Cameras that this smartphone has been very good. Rear camera is 8MP with resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, auto focus and LED flash. This camera is more than enough for most users. Interesting things is that the front 5MP camera has also flash, it can be useful taking a safe in dark places, but it is very unpleasant to use.

Under the back cover is 2500mAh battery. This is removable battery, so when it needs to be replaced you can do that by yourself. It can provide of 180 hours standby time, 240 minute talk. One of the best sides of this smartphone is this battery. Although it cost less than some of the rival’s phones, it has bigger battery. Time in standby by and taking time can be reduced or increased, depending on, what else are you using (WI-Fi and 3G uses more energy).

Xolo Play 8X 1020 is powered with a 1.4GHz octa core processor. It can runs up to 8 cores in the same time. Adding 1 GB RAM and Android 4.4 we have great recipe for good phone

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 OS, Apps & Software

Android is one of the most popular mobile and tablets OS in the world. So good thing is that this smartphone has latest Android 4.4 KitKat version. UI is almost the same on other models with this OS, there are nothing unique about it. But users can customize their phone with themes and launchers from Google Play.

All connecting options are available, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB, GPS, USB port. Other standard options are: Audio playback, Video playback, Ringtones and FM Radio.

Adding Wi-Fi direct, and we have all connections and file transfers available. For those who doesn’t know, WI-Fi direct is used to transfer files using WI-Fi, it is a replacement for Bluetooth. But there is a lack of any application similar to Samsung’s S Beam. If you want to send bigger files (from 1-2 GB).

Latest Android upgrades like: new dialer (that search business contacts from Google Maps), immersive mode that maximize app that you are using (remove status bar from the screen) and all messages seen in the main message app are also available.
Xolo Play 8X 1020 is powered with Android 4.4 KitKat. It is one of the best OS in the world.

The Verdict of Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020

With the price of Rs.9399 in India (lowest price), this smartphone has great price-quality ratio. It is affordable and it is useful. Best sides of this phone is price, 1.4GHz octa core processor, display with scratch resistance feature and battery. But this phone also has a few drawbacks. With 160 g it is not very light, rival phones are up to 20-30 g lighter, and build quality could be better. I am giving 4 starts out of 5 to this phone, mainly because great price-quality ratio.

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 Price List

Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 mobile is available on all major online shopping websites in India, Some of them mentioned below so you can buy from the following price list.

S.No Online Stores in India Price of the Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020 Buy Lava Xolo Play 8X-1020
1 Infibeam Rs. 9399 Buy From Inibeam
2 Flipkart Rs. 9999 Buy From Flipkart

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