The Lava Xolo A700 another dual core handset running ICS OS over a 4.5 inch qHD screen with 5MP camera is now available for Rs. 9,999. The handset does competes with the Micromax A110 the key selling point is the qHD display.

Until now the Micromax A110 was on top of the list but now it has found a competitor – the Lava Xolo A700. Price wise there is hardly any difference. Specification wise there are a few differences. It will be tough selecting between these two.

The Xolo A700 comes powered by MT6577 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz and possibly with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. It’s the same that the Micromax A110 houses  – no difference. The RAM is 512MB and internal storage is 4GB, again similar to what the A110 comes loaded with. Just like the A110 the A700 handset also runs on the ICS OS.

The capacitive touchscreen display (IPS LCD with 16M colours) on A700 is 4.5 inches with a higher resolution of 960×540 pixels – on A110 its 5 inch screen with 854×480 pixels resolution, the Xolo A700 clearly wins.

Other features are the same as on the A110 ie. 3G support, 2G support, dual sim with dual standby, built in WiFi, GPS, bluetooth and 3.5mm jack. There are 3 sensors namely the G-sensor, light and proximity. The MMX A110 has a missing light sensor but some users are claiming that it is present but not enabled.

As compared with the 8MP camera on A110 the Lava Xolo comes with a 5MP AF camera with single LED flash and 720p video recording capabilities. Quality wise I don’t think there will be much of a difference between the two.

Now coming to the battery part the Lava Xolo A700 comes with 1700 mAh battery with 425 hours standby and up to 4 hours of talk time. The MMX A110 comes with 2000 mAh but then its with a bigger screen.

Lava Xolo A700 dual SIM dual core android handset

Lava Xolo A700 Key features and specifications

  • 1GHz MT6577 + PowerVR SGX 531 GPU.
  • ICS Android 4.0.
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and
  • Dual SIM with Dual Standby.
  • 4.5 inch IPS capacitive screen with 960×540 pixels resolution.
  • 9.1 mm thin.
  • Sensors: Light, proximity and G-sensors.
  • 3G, 2G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB slot, 3G video calling supported and 3.5mm jack.
  • 5MP rear camera with single LED flash, front VGA camera  and 720p video recording.
  • 1700 mAh battery with 17 days standby and up to 4 hours of talk time over 3G network.
  • Price Rs. 9,999. Available on Flipkart.

Lava Xolo A700 versus Micromax A110 (the differences)

A700 A110
4.5 inch – 960×540 pixels 5 inch – 854×480 pixels
5MP rear with single LED flash 8MP rear with dual LED flash
1700 mAh battery 2000 mAh battery

So in all we are just left with few difference as listed above. It just comes to the screen size and resolution, definitely the Xolo A700 wins here.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -