XOLO Q3000 review – Good but Octa Core is here!

Key features on the XOLO Q3000 are the 5.7 inch FHD screen and 4000 mAh battery. The Q3000 is powered by MT6589T processor clocked at 1.5GHz. This dual SIM handset is available in the market for approx Rs. 20,500.

Q3000 Box Pack
Inside there is the big XOLO Q3000 handset with a 5.7 inch screen, a free flip cover that you will need to attached to the back cover, screen guard, data cable, OTG cable, 4000 mAh battery, XOLO quick start guide and warranty booklet.

Design, Display and OS
This handset comes with a bigger screen and a bigger battery of 4000 mAh capacity. The handset weight with battery is 202 grams, thickness is 9.69mm, breadth is 81.66mm and length is over 151mm.

There are 3 touch sensitive back-lit buttons on the front bottom; sensors / in call speaker and 5MP front camera on the front top. Power button on right, volume rockers on left and micro USB port + 3.5mm audio jack on the top side.

XOLO Q3000 unboxing

The rear side is matte finish with a very good grip. The 5.7 inch IPS screen is with 1920×1080 pixels resolution with 16M colours. Touch is responsive, smooth and viewing angles are pretty good. There is accelerometer, proximity, light, gyro and magnetic sensors.  Handset runs on Android 4.2.1 and there is LED notification.

Memory and Storage
Q3000 houses 2GB RAM and 16GB storage plus micro SD card support of up to 32GB. Of the 2GB RAM you will get around 1.4GB free. Of the 16GB storage 12GB is allocated as phone storage and 0.98GB for apps. The rest of the space is allocated for the system. OTG is supported and you can install apps on external storage.

Q3000 Performance
This dual SIM handset is using the MT6589T MediaTek quad core chipset clocked at 1.5GHz with PowerVR SGX 544 MP GPU. It is with the same hardware that powers the Micromax Canvas Turbo A250. Performance is near about the same.

XOLO Q3000 power button

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Standard – 5730.
  • AnTuTu – 15438.
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1554, Metal 584.
  • Nenamark 2 – 34.0 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

13MP Camera and Entertainment
The rear 13MP camera quality is good, however the Magnus A117 camera still looks the best. Full HD video recording is pretty good. There is 5MP front camera with average output. You can check the sample images and videos at the end of the article.

XOLO Q3000 13MP camera with flash

Gaming Review
I could play the MC4 and Asphalt 8 game. These games got installed on the external storage. Though the Modern combat 4 game is playable there is a mild lag / frame drop. The lag was also found on Asphalt 8 with high graphic mode, if you switch to low graphics mode you get better control and smoother game play.

There is one hand operation app that reduces the screen size i.e. a smaller screen within the big screen (check video review). The one hand operation app slows down the system though.

XOLO Q3000 hands on

3G(42Mbps), Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked well. The GPS is with EPO and A-GPS support; make sure you enable EPO and enable EPO downloads. GPS lock was pretty impressive with 2 seconds. Sound is loud and clear.

4000 mAh Battery
XOLO claims that the battery gives a talk-time of up to 21 hours on 3G and up to 33 hours on 2G. I played the games for about 17 minutes the battery dropped by 6% and when running benchmark apps for approx 19 minutes the battery dropped by 5%. The max temperature was 37 degrees.  I guess you can play high end games continuously for 4 to 6 hours.

XOLO Q3000 4000 mAh battery

The XOLO Q3000 features looks good however the price is just over Rs. 20,000. The Micromax Turbo A250 is a little cheaper but with trimmed features (smaller screen / battery mAh). In general the Q3000 looks good (high end game play will be bit laggy) but octa cores have already made their way into the market, pricing wise it is cheaper or about the same.

Image Gallery

Sample Images

XOLO Q3000 unboxing and review video

1080p video shot using Q3000

MC4 + Asphalt 8 on Q3000

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{ 138 Responses }

  1. mayank gulati says

    hello sir..
    i am thinking to buy xolo q 3000. i compared it with gionee elife s 5.5 and htc desire 816. i read some issues about xolo q3000 regarding sound and camera clarity and internal memory. and sir its features are that this is upto 4.2 android version. it will be updated soon to kitkat versio or not? please help me out. i have to purchase my new cellphone in 2-3 days

  2. G P Singh says


    I have been using the Karbonn S9, and was wanting to upgrade since the 1 Gb RAM on the Karbonn S9 is not sufficient for my requirement. So, I was considering the XOLO Q3000, and read your review above, and am now double minded, and now considering an Octa Core, as suggested by you. However, looking at the Octa Cores available in the market, I could not find a 5.5″ or bigger Octa Core, with 2 Gb RAM which has a good battery. The only Octa Core which is available is the Micromax Gold, which has a very small battery. The other Octa Core available is the Huawei Honor 3X G750, but it has a slower CPU.

    My doubt here is whether a Phone with Higher Speed CPU or More Cores, would be better. Since, I can get the Lenovo IdeaPhone K900, which has 5.5″ with 2 Gb, with a Dual Core, 2 GHz Processor, or even get the Karbonn Titanium Hexa, which has a 5.5″ with 2 Gb with Hexa Core, 1.5 GHz Processor.

    Look forward to your expert advice,

    Yes, another Phone, which one can wait for is the Lenovo Vibe Z2 Pro, which has everything one can ask for. It has a 5.5″ with 3 Gb RAM and Quad core 2.5 GHz Processor.




      My Q3000 is not reading the apps properly the image files are not able to read. when once if the image or movie files comes through whats App immediately should watch within 3 minutes other wise it will not reads The massage comes can’t play this video /OK.And still Photos & videos which was taken by the same camera are also not seen where it can saved nobody knows. even I placed the 32 GB SD card there also it is not storing either both.I saw the review of this phone and i purchased through amazon please help me regarding this.

  3. parag says

    I am using XOLO Q3000 today if downloaded one file from xolo’s official website for KITKAT upgradation & installed in my device, but after installation my mob. is stopped working, (always showing message “contacts stopped working, system stopped working, app. stopped working), plz help immediately what to do, because i am about to loose my important data..?

  4. hareesh says

    This device can be upgradable to android 4.4.2 which could imrove the performance of the device as kitkat requirements are less.

  5. Tesvin says

    Dear Goigi sir i want to buy a phone under 20000k .. with features high clarity camera , high spped internet , And a long life battery .. can you suggest anyoone.. i had looke Xolo q3000 is that a right desition sir…pls replay me

  6. uttam yadav says

    Hello sir i have xolo q3000
    Works satisfactorily but i don’t know how to take continuous shot please help

    • Riar says

      Press the shutter button continuesly.U’ll get continues shots as long as you press and hold the shutter button at the rate of 4shots per second.

  7. parth says

    sir i hv read all th cmmnts n i hv seen tht there is a problem with th proximity sensor issue after the update so cn u plzz tell me is there a way to fix tht bcuzz im willing to buy this phone……..

    so thanku in advance…..

  8. Chirag Gahlot says

    Gogi Sir I Want To Buy FHD Big Screen Mobile In 20000k For Gaming Also Plzz Suggest Me A Mobile!! Is Xolo Q3000 A Good Choice??

    • Riar says

      wammy titan 3 octa is the best choice.It has a 1.7ghz octa core prosser with mali 450 gpu. its antutu is near 27000.and quadrent is abt 12500.u can buy it with aqua protect technology.it comes only on the Wickedleak website.it is priced at around 17000.its a clone os the galaxy s3.it has 2gb ram and 12mp camera.overall its a v.good phone for its price.

  9. vinay says

    frequently hanged many function not work properly camera quality not good compare with Samsung grand . it is not a value for money phone , configuration is good but hardware and software part is not good.

  10. Thuyamani says

    Dear Gogi sir, Can we get other model mobile with the same Xolo Q3000 configuration. Thankyou.

  11. Devaraj says

    Don’t buy this product. Cannot get the suitable accessories like flip cover, screen guard and additional battery in the market. They are not available in Xolo service centers and dealers also. I have sent out couple of emails to Xolo care asking these items. But there is no single reply from them. Very worst customer service.

  12. mohsin says

    i purchased this phone yesterday very happy with screen. sound and camera is not good as far as samsung grand is concerned. but muliti tasking is better in xolo q3000. very happy to buy phone. white color looks very rich. also no plastic look like micromax better is the physical experience.

    my concern is usb internet is available. but only prblm is i am not able to use computer net on mobile. please guide with setting or any suite available to connect computer net on mobile through usb

  13. amitkumar says

    Hii gogi I have been regularly viewing ur vids on youtube for various newly launced devices and gadgets.I’m looking forward to buy xolo q3000 but is confused about its performance .I’m getting it for 18k here in mumbai. Pls help me with my doubt. I want a phone with good display,battery,and very good camera that also clicks very good photos in low light and I should be able to play heavier graphics games on it under 20k .my max budget is 20k .I was loking forward to q3000 as a device that fulfills all my requirement but reading negativities about it I’m confused .pls suggest me phone that fulfill my needs

  14. akhilesh kumar says

    Hi gogi,
    i hav bought q3000 on 3feb. google play is not working in this phone even i uses 3g data please hlp me that wat can i do

  15. RAKESH MEHTA says

    hi Gogi sir im rakesh .pls suggestion to me for xolo q3000. After watching gogi’s review of xolo q3000 video and photos.im confused for hd videos and photos because im watching your youtube hd videos of q3ooo but i ghess in this video orange color excess pls send me ans for excess orange color.thanks

  16. Paul David says

    I suggest you guys to buy q3000. No octa core phones giving a battery back up of 4000mah. Battery is one of the main thing for smart phones. Intex Octa core is available in this rate. But battery is low..

  17. infosahay says

    I am yet to see any octa core with 4000 mAH battery and 2 gig RAM and under 20k. Please suggest between samgung s4 mini, mega, xolo q3000 and canvas turbo.

    i currently have iphone 4G 32 GB and micromax canvas 4. both hang frequently.

    • Annavaram says

      U CN go for xolo Q3000 or micromax turbo……………….!

      I’m using xolo Q3000 its best noo hang outs, hull Hd screen its better to these 2 phones……………..!

  18. madhav says

    Hi gogi sir,
    Please answer my following questions (as i want to buy this phone)
    (1) It is dual sim 3g+3g or 3g+2g?
    (2) While using internet on 1st sim, 2nd sim can be able to receive phone calls ?
    (3) Apps grater than 1gb can be direct install to memory card from google play store as apps installation memory is only 0.97gb ?

  19. piara singh says

    dear sir,
    please suggest me which one is better micromax canvas turbo or xolo q3000, please reply me at mail

  20. Ankit says

    Hi Gogi sir,
    Sir i wanna buy a phone but confused either buy Xolo Q3000 or Micromax Canvas 117 magnus or wait for octa core.