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XOLO A500S IPS is a Handy Phone with Few Limitations
21 June, 2014
Xolo A500S IPS is a smartphone specially oriented for budget conscious buyers and for all who would like to take advantage of the new features of Android JellyBean. The dual SIM phone consist of 1.2 Ghz dual core processor, 512 MB RAM, 4 GB disk space, Android JellyBean 4.2.2, few XOLO branded apps including readymade themes code named X-Themes.
Even though the phone has 4 GB of internal storage, only 1.2 GB is usable, which means Android Jelly Bean consumes more disk space. However, you can expand the memory to 32 GB using Micro SD card.
XOLO A500S IPS, which I am using it for last 7 months will take few minutes to boot up initially. Moreover, I didn't notice any abnormal heat during charging and when playing games. The phone is very much light weight and doesn’t feel heavy for your pockets.
The thickness of XOLO A500S IPS is less when compared to other competing phones and games such as Temple Run, Subway surfers, Asphalt works fine and fast. The device has got a great non slippery back panel. The functionality of primary and secondary cameras is average similar to that of other similar category phones.
The display of the phone is not that much good despite IPS screen as it is too reflective when placed under light. I had to position it in a particular angle to work with the phone. Moreover, I didn’t like the placement of lock and volume buttons. This is because if you lock the phone then volume button will also be pressed unless you take care of it.
I am very much disappointed with the quality of speakers. I must say that speaker is not audible when the phone is placed on the desk. However, the volume is better when the phone is kept on the hand.
The default ringtones included with the phone are not audible. If you place XOLO A500S IPS and switch on the TV or some other audible stuff then you will not be able to clearly hear the ringtone. The sound is audible only if phone is placed on the same room.
I was surprised when I saw blue screen of death with some unknown commands after one week of purchase. The phone worked properly only when I took the battery out and placed it after a minute.
I found that the length of XOLO A500S IPS is too big when compared with other 4 inch phones. The battery backup of the device is average and cannot be said to be great. I am not a heavy user and the battery lasted around 2 days when used without Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. However, if you play games, use internet you will have to charge the phone once every day.
I also noticed that if I didn't charge the battery for long time you will have to take the battery out and place it again. I had done this once when the phone behaved abnormally during charging.
The phone ships with one screen guard affixed to it besides headphone, USB charger and a small pocket manual. I would suggest the manufacturer to include a small note that the screen guard has already been affixed to the phone so that users will not tamper with the other screen guard inside the package.
If you want a basic light weight Android phone then XOLO A500S IPS is an excellent choice. I really don't know about the quality of service centres but I will be happy as long as the device works fine. The device can also be used as a mini tablet for e-mail checking, browsing and listening to mild music on the go.
XOLO A500S IPS delivers high dividends if used properly and it fits an ordinary person's budget.
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