The Dell XCD35 with a capacitive touch widescreen display running the Android 2.2 OS is not a new phone but is in news because it just got cheaper. About 6 months back the Dell XCD35 was priced at Rs. 12,990 and now it comes for just Rs. 8,699. The perfect Android smartphone with an affordable price tag.
Dell XCD35 Features
This smartphone comes with the Qualcomm MSM 7227 600 MHz processor that you will find on many other Android handsets within the same price band. This is a good processor that consumes less power and support multitasking. The handset weighs 120 grams and is of dimension 114 x 56 x 12.2 mm.
The Dell XCD35 houses a 3.5 inch LCD Touchscreen with max pixel resolution of 800 x 480 which is really great. You get faster refresh rate plus overall enhanced screen clarity, perfect for viewing photos or watching videos and even playing games.
This is a 3G (HSDPA) phone with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, micro USB and built in GPS. The XCD35 comes with 200 MB of internal memory, 256 MB RAM, 512 MB ROM and also supports microSD card up to 16 GB. The Android 2.2 (Froyo) OS comes with loads of Google services pre-installed like Gmail, Google Talk, Google Maps etc, you can also use the Android Market to download additional apps.
There is a 3.2 megapixel auto focus camera with video recording but without flash support. Full fledged internet browsing is supported thanks to WebKit browser with pinch to zoom and multi touch features. Other features are proximity sensor, accelerometer, loudspeaker and built in FM radio with 3.5mm audio jack. The pre-installed media player supports commonly used formats including MP3 and MP4.
The Dell XCD35 comes with a 1250 mAh battery with 216 hours of standby time and up to 4 hours of talktime.
Dell XCD35 Price in India
Best Price : Rs. 8,699 with 1 year advance exchange warranty.
Box pack contains : XCD35 handset, headset, battery and charger, data cable, Guide / Manual and warranty card.
Dell XCD35 review
The only problem is with the camera which is not that impressive especially in low light conditions. Apart from that this is an excellent and affordable phone with wonderful touch experience, awesome display resolution and is comfortable to handle.
The 600 MHz processor really does well and the navigation is smooth without lags. Call clarity and network reception is excellent. Wi-Fi and GPS works really well.
Battery life is average but can run comfortably for the whole day. If you want to watch videos you need to convert them to MP4 format as not many formats are supported.
You can upgrade the Dell XCD35 OS to Android 2.3.3 which improves performance and battery life, however this upgrade is not officially supported by Dell, you need to do it at your own risk.