Xolo Q700 with a 4.5 inch is powered by 1.2GHz MT6589M processor and comes with 5MP camera running Android 4.2 OS. This handset is priced at Rs. 8,969.

Q700 Box Pack
The box pack clearly mentioned the chipset i.e. MT6589M – it is a little different that the MT6589. Inside the box there is the Q700 handset, earphone, travel charger, screen guard, warranty / user guide and data cable.

Design and Display
The dual SIM Q700 looks completely different from the images that you might have seen on other websites.  The first look at the handset will definitely impress you.  The front view it full black, it is hard to make out the 3 touch buttons. This black look gives it a more professional and premium look. The handset is 10.2mm thick and light weight at 151 grams.

The sides are glossy black and the rear cover is brownish black with matte finish. The handset is comfortable to hold with gives a good grip. The built quality is very good. This doesn’t look like an under 10K phone.

The micro USB port and the 3.5mm audio jack are placed on the top side, the power / lock button on the right side and volume rockers on the left side. On the rear there is speaker out and the 5MP AF camera with LED flash.

Xolo Q700 box pack

The capacitive touch display screen is 4.5 inches with qHD (960×540 pixels ~ 245ppi) resolution. It is with OGS technology (One Glass Solution). The OGS brings touch closer to the screen by eliminating the space between the display and the touchscreen. The touch is smooth, responsive and viewing angle is very good. There is light, proximity, G-sensor, magnetic sensors and LED notification.

Xolo Q700 review

Storage, Memory and OS
The internal storage allocation is a bit different on the Xolo Q700 handset. There is total internal storage space of 2.68GB (of the 4GB) (there is no special space for apps and for phone storage). 2.68 GB space is good for enough; however you cannot move apps or install apps on external storage. This is a limitation.

As for the RAM of the 1GB you get around 656MB Free. This handset runs on Android 4.2.1 jelly Bean OS. It also comes with multi user profile app that adds multi user functionality i.e. multiple users can use the handset (just like on a Windows PC). There is also the Kid mode. Power Saver and Anti theft app are also pre-loaded.

Performance and Benchmark
As mentioned the Q700 is with MediaTek MT6589M processor clocked at 1.2GHz with PowerVR SGX 544 MP GPU that is clocked at 156MHz.  The performance is slightly lower than what we have seen on the MT6589 chipset like on Micromax A116, Xolo Q800 and so on.

Benchmark scores

  • Quadrant Benchmark : 3890.
  • Anututu Benchmark : 13493.
  • Nenamark2 : 39.7fps.
  • Linpack : single 36, multi 98.
  • Multi Touch : 5 point.

5MP AF Camera
The 5MP camera on the rear is with BSI sensor and there is a front facing VGA camera. The camera output looks good. This handset can record videos in max 720p resolution at 30fps. You can check the sample images and videos at the end of this article.  If you check the video sample you will notice a strange sound when the camera is in motion, not sure if it’s a bug on the review unit or if it is the same on all the handset (Q700 users may confirm this). The still image dimension is 2560×1920 pixels and size is surprisingly less than 1MB.

Xolo Q700 5mp camera

This handset can play a lot of HD games, though there is a limited space of 2.6GB as already mentioned above. I tried NOVA 3 it did not work because of free space issue. But MC3 did work. You can check out the Gaming video at the end.

This phone cannot record videos in 1080p resolution at the most it can, of 720p resolution at 30fps. I tried playing the 1080p videos using MX player.  Full HD or 1080p videos do not work in H/W mode but they do work pretty well in S/W mode. So I guess there is not much of an issue here.

The sound is loud and clear. Phone experience is good; in call speaker sound is clear. I did face an issue with auto rotation, it stopped working. I had to switch off and restart the phone, to get it to work (happened only once).  3G (21Mbps), Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS worked well.

Black Beauty Xolo Q700

The battery is of a good 2400 mAh capacity and there is the power saver app that will help extract more juice for a longer backup. I believe it will easily last for more than 24 hours with moderate usage.

Xolo Q700 review
It’s quad core with a price tag under Rs. 10,000. It is better than the Karbonn S1 Titanium handset. Good enough for budget users looking for a low cost quad core option. The handset is priced at Rs. 8,969.

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Sample Images

Xolo Q700 unboxing and review video

720p video sample shot using Q700 handset

1080p PlayBack, Nova 3 and MC3 gaming on Q700


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  1. Gogi sir does xolo q700 support otg? How do you move games into game category. I have downloaded asphalt 8 but it is not in the game category
    Pls help sir and anyone else who know?

  2. Hi,
    gogi sir I wanted to ask that where I can find the external storage in file manager app , it show in default but coudnt find in file manager app.

  3. Can someone please comment about the music department of this phone…I mean…Through earphones…
    and also the SAR values..

  4. sir looking at this it’s a very good option under 8,969rs but nowadays it’s selling at about rs 10000 which exceeds my budget,
    so sir pls tell me should i go for this or look at another handsets or there any chance of dropping it’s price???
    sir pls help me to go for the r8 one,your honest suggestion is very much required….

  5. How to move app data to SD card without rooting.

    The Facebook app doesn’t sync phone number to contacts app..? Please help!…!

      1. hi bro,
        i am also using this handset.
        Just install framaroot and gl to sd through these two app use can move app data to sd card.

  6. its GPS is not working at all…… my q700 is finding location by wifi only, so no exact location. updated the android also bt no help… sr can you help me plz

    1. Turn on GPS, go to Location Access settings and Click on GPS satellites, enable AGPS, EPO. It should work fine and quick if you have a working data connection.. err. and also enable GPS on your phone 😉

      my Q700 gets a lock even without a working internet, but it takes a lot of time..LOT of time!!

  7. my xolo q700 showing as mt6589 in quadrant getting 4055 score & in antutu showing as mt6589t as like jai swami getting 13586 score. I bought it fr only rs8009 in black color from Flipkart getting 10% cash back on my sbi credit card on 6 dec. its the best phone at this price point. only disappointing thing is its camera which is not at par with 5mp camera from Sony,Nokia n Samsung.

  8. nenamark 2 gives me 54.9 and antutu score 13576 and antutu device info cpu model MTK6589T if any one does’nt believe i post screen shot

  9. Pl dont buy phones form Xolo. I got a phonein July 2013 and in October LCD broke when I was on a call. And they said I did a physical damage. After many talks with head of Xolo, they have now accepted to see my device . I dont know whether they will charge me or do a replacement for free (LCD). So poor build. Pl save your Money brother.

  10. Gogi sir,
    I m very very happy today
    because I m recently bought xolo q700 (2days
    with 4.2.1jb and 5 mp camera
    and I check some apps like CPUz n quadrant
    benchmark, it’s not mt6589m…its mt6589(used
    in my previous cell canvas hd)
    quadrant benchmark score is 4081
    and surprisingly nenamark 2 is 54.8 fps

    1. seriously man..???
      can u check the video recording.. whether it is doing at 720p or 1080p..??
      n from where did u purchase it???

  11. I want to update my xolo q700 update is available 350 mb but it shows not enough memory but phone memory is available 1.96Gb please tell me the solution

  12. Hello Gogi sir Im thinking to Purchase Micromax A76. Is it a worth buy in all categories i mean all functions? I want a good andriod mobile at 8k only. Im a net freak.medium gamer. Pls suggest me. Anybody give ur suggestion pls.

    1. if you want a brand then you should prefer canvas a76 but if you want function then you go for q700

  13. bought on 25 oct and received on 28 oct. I checked for update just after getting it in my hand. Got 5MB update.yesterday no update, but today again i got update of 6 MB update. Does anyone know about today’s update changes

  14. Hello gogi,

    I recentely purchased xolo700 phone is OK look wise but I’m facing problem with operating like touch base and even network also not functioning when my phone is connected with charger…

    So please help what I should I do..

  15. Dont buy xolo products worst service and worst customer support.
    Many complaints in xolo q700, q1000, a700, a800, q800
    They say it will take 1week to repair but you should wait about 3months to get it.
    earphones will not work after one month of the purchase, charging cable works only if it is connected in a specific direction and it only works one for ten times.

    Please dont buy them. I am saying this by experience.
    And one thing the customer support executives will not answer your calls and when you go to the service center they say that the phones are not working.

    the xolo care say they dont have any details with them of your phone.

  16. hello sir i am a blind user and therefor i use talkback screen reader to access any android phone. i am willing to buy a new phone with in 7 or 8 k. upgradation really matters to me because it brings up new accessibility features. so please suggest me any phone with powerful hardware and official or unofficial upgradation to 4.4.

  17. Hello sir,
    Can you please tell me, does xolo phone gets outdated early..
    I mean whether it has cheap spare parts.? and get spoiled

  18. Hi Gogi Sir,

    As per your review i had purchased MMX canvas 2 last year and I am happy with the Decision. Now i want to purchase one phone for my father who want good battery backup under 7000rs can you please help me again.Thanks in advance. Regards

  19. I want know about whether karbonn and xolo mobile will support tamil language support .please check and inform

  20. yep got it today evening from eBay.yaar the look its awesome I am loving it and exploring more and more….
    its a beauty in my hands!!!!

  21. dont know about the software update but yes you can move apps2sd if you have root access,although there are tutorials on this in youtube just surf the web.
    i have already ordered it in ebay for 8567.

  22. i’m going to buy this from flipkart in a week.
    My only concern is app2Sd, is that possible, in future some kind of OTA Update bring the app2sd.

    1. dont know about the software update but yes you can move apps2sd if you have root access,although there are tutorials on this in youtube just surf the web.
      i have already ordered it in ebay for 8567.

    2. You can root the phone and flash the phone with q700i rom. Warranty might be voided though…

  23. thank you for your reply and today i went to the mobile shop and after bargaining they finalisied the price at 9400,but in ebay.in it is available 8600 and the seller mentioned that it has even VAT bill ALSO!does THIS BILL IS enough to get its warranty issues??as i live in visakhapatnam the seller is from noida,U.P.Does the bill valid here also i just want to know that!

      1. .k thank you sir!for your suggestions and being so kind! and i just booked it in ebay.in for 8567 through direct payment, no cod available!so waiting to get it in my hands!!

  24. hello gogi sir,
    I and my brother seldomly browse your site and i like your reviews!i hope you will give a good suggestion!
    I want to purchase a mobile at a cost of 8500,please suggest the one that is best i am a high end user and i searched some mobiles they are karbonn titanium s1,canvas 2 plus,xolo q700 and which is the best gpu adreno 203 or power vr sgx 544 because at this range only these are available in majority of handsets and i fell in love with nokia lumia 520 as it have adreno 305 but due to lack of free apps and games, i hardly regretted it!please suggest the best one i am also a good gamer and i am an engg. Student and i am purchasing this with the money i saved and i dont want to get disappointed nor my parents so please waiting for your reply!!

    1. Haneesh, the q700 I guess you have already checked it, it can play heavy games and a good buy for the price – latest price

  25. Gogi saab;
    Will trust your judgement (As always);between Lava Iris458 Q, & Xolo Q700 for my 16 year old son . Kindly advice.


  26. I m using xolo q700 and I’m happy with this mobile also xolo customer care service is average.

  27. hi gogi i am very thank full of u r suggestion and read u r side regularly according to u r view and suggestion last month i purchase xolo q 700 phone is superb good i thanks for u but one problem is that the gprs 2g network is very slow i try all sim vodaphone airtel loop aircel docomo reliance using all but speed is very slow same card i inserted in galaxy s the speed is very fast compair xolo q700 i compliant to service station newly open in malad mumbai they told me go to service provider gallaery i go to loop gallary docomo aircel they give me setting but worthless so please gogi sir tell me what i do and one more thing is that 3g network is working very fast i used airtel vodaphone and reliance 3g its very fast i am middle class person i cant afford 3g so please give me a solution please go gi sir reply me what i do and i cant afford new mobile

    1. Praveen, 2G GPRS / EDGE is class 12 same as on Galaxy S not sure why its slow. Any one with Q700 with slow 2G?

      1. Yes I have the same problem with 2G on Colo q700….Vodafone 2g work faster in Sony xperia mini pro and very slow in Colo q 700

  28. Hey can any one tell me from where can i purchase a new display for the xolo q700. The company is charging Rs. 4500 for the display 🙁

  29. Hello Gogi ji & My fellow Friends

    Those who want to root XOLO Q700 without a help of PC,please visit XDA delveloper’s page n search for..Framaroot,it will give you the list read the first one.Its very simple app just download and click…
    and its done.Please read instructions carefully….

    I tried this one on my XOLO Q700 n its work like charm…

    Go ahead….

  30. hi,
    i m not get any reply 4m GOGIJI, prob in Q700 of Wifi Ditect not wrking when i send any file 2 another at that time only Bluetooth, mail, Watsaap shown insted of WIFI. so i m requesting to all users of Q700, if they have any solution in that prob.
    Pls reply I m egarly wating of u r reply.

  31. Hi gogi and all reader I am new here and I am going to buy new phone under 8500 on 6/10/13 . I am student and I want phone for long time(5-6 year) can you plzz sugest me a good phone in this range. Is xolo q700 good for me. I’m not going to install high end or paid games. just install few apps and games like temple run, mx player , book reader etc

    1. did i read 5-6 years
      go for nokia 101 only that will last that long
      all phone get out dated in max 2.5 years that the max

        1. Sir please think over what you are saying. Can you name any smartphone released in 2008 that is still in use today? Maybe iPhone 3G but the present iPhone is not in your budget so be reasonable in your expectations.

  32. wifi direct not workin q700. actualy its not shown wifi dir. when i select media file to send. its shoqn only blutooth,mail,watsaap etc.
    pls suggest solution.

  33. Sir,
    My device is unable to send messages to any reliance enquiry numbers. What may be the solution? Plz help.

        1. thnx for rply., bt it is not mentioned on d company’s website or on its box, hav u tested it??