XOLO Q2000 review, 1.2GHz MT6589 powered with 5.5 inch screen

The XOLO Q2000 made headlines a few weeks back, it comes powered by the MT6589 processor clocked at 1.2GHz. The key attraction is a bigger body of 5.5 inch screen with HD resolution. The Q2000 is priced at Rs. 14,999.

Box Pack
Inside the box you will find the handset, screen guard, data cable, OTG cable, a free flip cover, 2600 mAh battery, earphone, warranty booklet and user guide. On the box it’s clearly mentioned that OTG is supported.

XOLO Q2000 review
Design: The phone is bulky – weight is 186 grams, thickness is 9.65mm, breadth is 77.80mm and length is over 154mm. Look wise it is pretty impressive. Though it might feel a little bigger in the palm, cause of the design and 5.5 inch screen, the Q2000 is an attention seeker. Build quality and finishing is very good. The rear back cover is very thin and seems delicate.

The greyish – black glossy side along with the rear black color blends well. Rear side is with matte finish (feels like rubber).

Volume rockers are placed on the left, power button on the right, mic at the bottom and 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top. On the rear the camera portion is a bit outward.

xolo q2000 box pack

Display: XOLO Q2000 comes with a 5.5 inch IPS screen with 1280×720 pixels resolution. It supports 4 point multi touch, touch is smooth and responsive plus viewing angles are also good. There are accelerometer, proximity and light sensors.

xolo q2000 5.5 inch screen

Memory and Storage: This dual SIM handset comes with 8GB onboard storage and 1GB RAM. There is micro SD card slot that supports external 32GB cards. You can install apps on external storage.

0.98GB is assigned for apps, 5.44GB as internal storage and 598MB is the free RAM available after the first boot. OTG is supported. This handset runs on Android 4.2 OS.

Performance: On the box the chipset mentioned is MT6589W, however it is MT6589 – the same that we have seen on Lava Iris 504q, Zen Ultrafone 701 and the Micromax A116. Q2000 is powered by 1.2GHz quad core MT6589 chipset with PowerVR SGX 544MP GPU.

xolo q2000 review

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 3965
  • AnTuTu – 13477
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1496, Metal 437
  • Nenamark 2 – 46.0 fps
  • Multi touch : 4 points.

Camera: There is 13MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash and front camera of 3MP resolution. The still image quality is good. On the box it is mentioned that the handset can record and play full HD videos, unfortunately when I tested, it could record only in VGA (640x480p) resolution. I tried all of the video quality options but it always recorded in VGA resolution. It seems like an issue with the camera app as the hardware is capable of recording FHD videos. Probably XOLO will come out with an update to fix this issue.

Update from XOLO : They will roll out a fix for the camera issue via OTA update, pretty soon. It is a minor camera (app) glitch.

Since the handset could not record videos in 1080p I have skipped the full HD video sample shoot.

13MP camera on q2000

Entertainment and Gaming: The XOLO Q2000 can play full HD videos in both H/W and S/W mode using MX player. I played Dead Trigger 2 and Asphalt8. The Asphalt8 was not that smooth. I then installed the Asphalt8 on internal storage and it got better. And then I changed the graphics details from high to medium and it got even better – check the gaming video.

Others: Sound is loud and clear. The handset heats up a bit which is normal. The screen is visible under direct sunlight. 3G, Wi-FI, Bluetooth and GPS worked well.

Battery: Battery is of 2600 mAh capacity. During the review I used the handset running benchmark apps for around 23 minutes the battery level dropped by 10% and while playing games for around 17 minutes the battery dropped by 8%. You can play games continuously for around 4 hours. For moderate usage the handset should last for a day on a full charge.

xolo q2000 2600 mAh battery

Verdict: I am sure all of you know the MT6589 quite well by now. Q2000 is priced at Rs. 14,999. The XOLO Q2000 has got the looks and the size, if that is what you are looking for; otherwise you can get MT6589T (1.5GHz) with a 5 inch screen for around the same price.

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XOLO Q2000 unboxing and review video

Asphalt8 and Dead Trigger 2 on Q2000

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  1. Warren says

    I am yet to buy a Xolo q2000 cellphone but the negative feedback of the camera and the ‘screen flickering’ complaint within a week’s time of purchase is a major influence on my choice of investment, the aforementioned problem of ‘camera crashing’ makes me reconsider my choice as the camera is one of the major reasons of my this choice of phone in addition the ‘often hanging’ and ‘proximity sensor’ problem is a big setback, would you be kind enough to tell me if the android version is upgradeable and whether this would be a viable investment or not. Looking forward to your positive feedback.

  2. Subhash says

    I have bought Xolo Q2000. Its ok but proximity sensor doesn’t work. After completing a call, the screen doesn’t awake. for ending a call I pushes power button to end the call. Please tell me, what to do?

    • Aditya Saxena says

      Hey, i had same problem in other handset, what you need to do this just Go to Setting and re install phone from backup… you will get positive response .. Good Luck

  3. I Singh says

    Don’t buy xolo. They are poor quality mobile. I am fed up with problems with xolo q2000. camera does not work phone hangs etc, The are just cheaters

  4. V.Naresh says

    Please for God’s sake don’t buy Xolo Phones. The service center run by them are like Fish Markets and absolutely poor customer service. I had brought Q2000 phone just 4 months back and it went blank. Upon contacting the service center they asked me to shell Rs.7000 and to prepare a job card Rs.350. I lost my Rs.14500 on this phone brought through Flipkart. Based on my personal experience, invest some more bucks and go for some MNC brands. Companies like Xolo, LAVA are there to fool us. Would request you all to pass on this message to your well wishers so that they don’t money as i Did.

    • says

      Manoj, try clearing camera cache / data from settings – App – all – camera. If that does not work you can try a factory reset. If still an issue check if there is any software update if yes then get the OS updated or visit the service centre.

      • pranjal says

        a unique problem by itself….there is no camera app in the settings…thoghe each time i format my phone the camera works and then crashes again saying.. Unfortunatley the gallery has stopped….. I hate this device now… Been 3 times to the service centerand he just de-upgrades my phone n says… Leejiye hogya thik!

  5. Abhinav says

    Sir I am planning to go for XOLO Q2000 should i purchase it as spending 12-13k for me is a big deal and i want a phone with long lasting hardware , also tell me about the post sell warranty service by xolo ???

  6. dipesh says

    hi gogi sir.. i wnt 2 buy midrange fon bt can u tell me
    which is best in b/w canvas magnus n xolo q2000 in every features n specs price offers camera quality n all.. :) pls reply…

  7. Thamizh amuthan says

    Hi, gogi sir your reviews are awesome. I am keenly waiting for your review on xolo q3000 i am stunned on its features such as 2gb ram, 1.5ghz Turbo, 4000mah, 13mp and 5mp ff with expandable memory. But still there is no clear reviews about q3000. I want to know about its gaming, camera quality benchmark and more which is clearcut only at gogi blog. My options are magnus a117 or xolo q3000, your q3000 review decides which i should buy. Waiting for q3000 THANK YOU GOGI Sir……

  8. Niranjan says

    The screen is flickering in the brand new xolo q2000 phone have this for only 15 days……is there any resolution for this. this is pathetic experience…..I will not suggest anyone to buy it…..there is no one to listen to your complain….I have been running pillar to post to get this fixed…..complained on website……spoke to service centers……no response……This is a pathetic customer and post sale service although the phone is yet in warranty…..):

  9. aadi says

    Sir, can you pls tell me this xolo q2000 supports fota updates or not.cuz i am very confused in micromax doodle 2 and xolo q2000. If xolo has fota updates than i think it will be a good option for me.

    • Vijay says

      Xolo Q3000 is one of really interesting phones introduced into Indian market..especially battery endurance tests will be worth noting, on paper Q3000 seems worth buying.

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