Intel has made a grand entry in the smartphone world with Lava Xolo X900 which boasts of being the first smartphone with an intel atom processor in it. With powerful specs and impressive performance all around, this could be the catapult that Lava International Ltd. has been waiting for.
It has got most of its ingredients right with premium quality display with Corning Gorilla glass protection, lagless UI, great camera and good battery backup. Currently on Gingerbread 2.3.7 and should be easily upgradable to ICS looking at its mammoth 1.6 Ghz Intel Atom processor with Hyper Threading which makes multitasking very easy and most of the applications run without a flaw. The highlight has been the dedicated 400 Mhz PowerVR SGX540 GPU which more than meets the gaming requirements of both avid and casual gamers.
The look and feel of the phone is solid and it surely has drawn its inspiration from Apple’s iphone 4 and LG’s Optimus series. The front of the phone houses a 4.03” WSVGA (1024×600) screen which corresponds to about 300ppi. The screen looks great and touch sensitivity is top notch as expected from a device in this category. A 1.3MP front facing is placed above the screen. Below the screen are 4 capacitive touch buttons which are fairly responsive.
As far other specs are concerned it has 16 GB of internal storage along with 1 GB RAM which says that intel has been following the smartphone market intimately and surely knows what the users desire.
The 8MP rear camera does a good job that also takes 10 shots in less than a minute at 15 fps in Burst mode. There are different scene mode such as Auto, Sports, Portrait, Landscape, Night, Night Portrait, Fireworks and Text.
The XOLO X900 proves that Intel can have a compelling offering running on the Android platform. As their first device, the X900 does not break any records but offers a stable, almost pure Android experience on a platform which performs as well as any other out there. Due to the architecture change, there will be compatibility issues even though Intel has worked to minimize this. It is now best available in the market for Rs. 20,220.