The Indian domestic market for smartphones, as of now, is one of the hottest prospects in the planet. And while the market, over the last few years, has been targeted by a number of big names such as Samsung and Apple, it is also interesting to see how domestic names such as Micromax and Xolo have also tried their hands on the potential thats within the market.
The idea is clear in this respect - and one that also falls in place with Indian customers looking to invest in a new smartphone: To offer the maximum possible specifications at the lowest range possible. And now with a host of such domestic companies offering devices that usually range between 13k and 15k, it may seem like big name companies might find it difficult to cope with the competition since foreign-made devices hardly come that cheap.
And two such companies to almost regularly come up with devices with a more than affordable price tag are Lava and Xolo, offering their own flagships at prices that will attract more customers than usual. Now, the companies have again come up with two such devices - Iris Pro 30 Vs Q1100, respectively - that will look to take the market by storm in the coming months.
But, irrespective of who they compete with in the open market, it's still needed to be seen how they do against each other. And the best way to do that is via a specs comparison between the devices. So let's take a closer look at what each of them offers.
Not much to choose in this respect since both the devices run on Google's Android platform - running on Android Jelly Bean, to be more precise. However, to be more critical, while the Xolo Q1100 runs on Jelly Bean v4.3, the Lava Iris Pro 30 runs on v4.2.2.
Display and Dimensions
The Lava Iris Pro 30 sports a 4.7-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen, while rendering 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. The Xolo Q1100, comparatively, comes with a slightly more 5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touch screen which also renders 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.
And as far as device dimensions are concerned, The Iris Pro 30 comes with 138 x 66.7 x7.5 mm dimensions. The Xolo Q1100, on the other hand, comes with 143.8 x 70.8 x 8.3 mm dimensions.
The Lava Iris Pro 30 sports a 8-megapixel primary camera alongside a secondary 3-megapixel camera in the front that's more than enough for conducting video chats. The Xolo Q1100, in terms of camera, also has a similar presence by sporting an 8-megapixel primary camera with autofocus and LED flash, with a secondary 2-megapixel camera at the front.
In terms of power generated, both the devices, more or less, offer powerful hardware specifications that are suitable enough to flawlessly power the devices. While the Lava Iris Pro 30 is equipped with a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and PowerVR SGX 544 GPU, its Xolo counterpart powers up the Q1100 via a bit more powerful 1.4 GHz quad core processor, assisted via an Adreno 305 GPU.
Storage and RAM
As it seems, the Lava Iris Pro 30 offers 1GB of RAM while offering the device in a 4 GB internal memory variant. Moreover, there's also the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The Xolo Q1100, in this respect, also offers 1GB of RAM although arriving in a 8 GB internal memory variant. Also, similar to the Iris Pro 30, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
While the Lava Iris Pro 30 is currently available for Rs. 15,430, the Xolo Q1100 has been listed for Rs. 14,999.
When comparing both of these devices together, it seems like the Xolo-made Q1100 has a bigger presence with its bit more powerful processor, running a slightly upgraded version of the Jelly Bean OS. And for a price that's also a bit less than what the Lava Iris Pro 30 charges, it could be assumed that the Q1100 will do a bit better in the market.