Xolo Q600 review and Unboxing – 4.5 inch FWVGA with MT6589M quad core chipset

The Xolo Q600 comes with MT6589M processor clocked at 1.2GHz with 4.5 inch screen of FWVGA resolution running Android 4.2 OS. This is low budget quad core handset with 512MB RAM and 4GB internal storage.

Inside the Box
The box pack contains the handset, earphone, screen guard, user manual, travel charger, battery of 2000 mAh and data cable.

Xolo Q600 review
Design: The dual SIM with dual standby handset weighs 147 grams and dimensions are 136.16×67.56×12.30mm. The camera lens on the rear is a bit out with a thickness of 12.79mm. I got the white color review unit, the sides are grayish silver visible from front, shiny silver line (on the side) and back cover is metallic glossy (off) white.

The power button is on right, volume rockers on left and 3.5mm audio jack and micro USB port on the top side. Built quality is good.

Display: The 4.5 inch TFT screen comes with FWVGA (854×480 pixels) resolution. The viewing angle is not that good. Touch is smooth and responsive. Xolo Q600 comes with accelerometer, light and proximity sensors.

xolo q600 box pack

Memory: There is 512MB RAM of which 180MB is available and of the 4GB storage you get 0.98GB as app storage and 1.79GB as internal storage. You can save / move apps to external storage.

OS: The handset runs on the Android 4.2.1 OS.

xolo q600 unboxing

CPU / GPU and benchmark: It is clearly mentioned on the box that this handset is powered by quad core 1.2GHz MT6589M processor coupled with Imagination PowerVR SGX 544 GPU.

Benchmark Scores

  • Quadrant Benchmark : 4023.
  • Antutu Benchmark : 13351.
  • Vellmo Benchmark : HTML5 – 1399, Metal – 493.
  • Nenamark2 : 46.9fps.
  • Multi Touch : 5 point.

Gaming: I could play the Nova 3 game with ease, no issues and a very mild lag (occasionally) probably cause of less RAM.

Entertainment: Tried playing 1080p with MX player. It worked only in S/W mode. 720p videos worked without any issues. The sound is loud and clear, in call sound is also good.

Camera: The rear camera is 5MP AF with flash and front camera is of VGA resolution. Camera quality and video recording looks good. You can check the sample images at the end of this review. The rear camera can record videos in 720p resolution.

xolo q600 5mp AF camera

Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS worked without issues. I got a lock on the GPS within 30 seconds. Check the video review.

Battery: The handset with 2000 mAh battery gave a good backup time of over 1 day (2 days in my case with (minimum to moderate usage).

xolo q600 review

Conclusion: It’s the same old hardware with a new design. I still feel the Xolo Q700 is a better option than this one. The Xolo Q600 on some online stores is priced at Rs. 8,500 which I believe is not a good price because for some 500 Rs. extra you can get a Q700 with qHD and 1GB RAM. On Amazon the Q600 is available for Rs. 7,999.

Image Gallery

Sample Images

Xolo Q600 unboxing and review video

Sample 720p video shot using the Xolo Q600 handset

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