The XOLO Q900 is another 1.2GHz quad core powered handset with a smaller screen of 4.7 inches with HD resolution. It is with the same hardware that we have seen on lava Iris 504q and the Micromax canvas A116 HD.

Q900 Box Pack
Inside the box you will find the handset, screen guard, 1800 mAh battery, travel charger, data cable, warranty statement, user guide and unique earphone.

XOLO Q900 review
As mentioned it’s with MT6589 quad core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2GHz with PowerVR SGX 544 MP GPU. It is a dual SIM handset running Android 4.2.

Design: The XOLO Q900 looks beautiful thanks to the glossy white finish and the silver lining that surrounding the front screen. The build quality is very good that gives a premium look. The handset weight is 156 grams with battery, thickness is 10.16mm, breadth is 70.46mm and length is 137.34mm.

xolo q900 box pack

Display: The 4.7 inch TFT screen is not scratch resistant and hence a screen guard is included in the box. Screen resolution is 1280×720 pixels and viewing angles are good. There is accelerometer, light, proximity, orientation and magnetic sensors.

The dot matrix is easily visible on the handset. If you tilt the handset a little bit in switched off mode you can see many dots (matrix). This is normal – this on screen dot matrix was reported on many other handsets. The dots are also visible when you are viewing the screen with a white background – it looks like dust particles.

xolo q900 unboxing and review

Memory/Storage: There is 1GB RAM and 4GB internal storage. Of the 4GB storage 1.80GB is allocated as phone storage and 0.98GB as storage for apps. Of the 1GB RAM, 584MB is available (on the first boot after Unboxing). There is micro SD card slot that supports 32GB storage. Most of the apps / games can be installed on the external storage. OTG is not supported.

Performance and Benchmark: Most of you are aware of the MT6589 performance, let’s check the benchmark scores.

  • Quadrant Standard – 4809.
  • AnTuTu – 13424.
  • Vellamo – HTML5 1516, Metal 447.
  • Nenamark 2 – 44.3 fps
  • Multi touch : 5 points.

xolo q900 review

Camera and Entertainment: The Q900 comes with 8MP rear camera with flash. The camera quality is pretty good. It can record 1080p videos. There is front camera too of 2MP resolution. The handset can play full HD videos.

8MP AF camera on q900

Gaming: I played the Asphalt 8 and MC4. Both these games got installed on the external storage. The game play was smooth. (check the game play video).

Others: Sound is loud and clear. 3G, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi worked without any issues. You should be able to get the GPS lock within 30 seconds.

Battery: The 1800 mAh battery gives talk time of up to 10 hours this is what the company claims. I used the handset for about 31 minutes (for download and ran the entire benchmark test) the battery dropped by 13% and temperature increased from 34 to 44 degree. I played some games for about 13 minutes – the battery dropped by 6%.

Verdict: The 1.2GHz quad core XOLO Q900 with a 4.7 inch HD screen running Android 4.2 with 1GB RAM and 4GB ROM is available for under Rs. 12,200.  There are many handsets available with 1.2GHz MT6589 chipset. In all it comes down to the price and looks. It is a better option than the recently launched XOLO Q800 X-Edition.

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Sample images shot using Q900

XOLO Q900 unboxing and review

Asphalt 8 and MC4 game play on Q900

1080p video shot using Q900

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By Rajeev Rana

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