With the success of large screen smartphones termed as phablets, almost all the manufacturers out there are keen in making such devices.
Further, as the Indian market is flooded with many phablets from different vendors and as the consumers are highly price conscious and do not want to shed out a lot of money on buying devices, the number of budget phablets available in the market has suddenly spiked too high.
Initially, the 5 phablets came up with single core processors, Android ICS operating system and other lean specifications. But now, owing to their great levels of success, these devices have undergone major transitions and have started incorporating advanced specifications packing HD display, quad core processor, Android 4.1/4.2 Jelly Bean OS and enhanced camera performance.
It has to be noted that India based vendors Micromax and Karbonn are aggressively launching such large screen handsets at budget price points in order to make hay while the sunshines. Yes, as the phablets are the talk of the town, India based companies including Lava, Wickedleak and more are constantly coming up with the quad core Jelly Bean phablets at reasonable price points.
Going on the same lines, Lava has recently launched a handset with such traits mentioned above. The device dubbed as Xolo Q700 is priced at Rs 9,999 and it has almost all the aspects to compete with the newly announced Karbonn S2 Titanium at Rs 10,790.
For those consumers who are looking forward to buy a budget handset with advanced and impressive specifications, below is a GizBot comparison between Karbonn S2 Titanium and Lava Xolo Q700. Have a look at it!
Xolo Q700 carries a dimension of 135.8 x 67.5 x 10.2 mm and weighs in at 151 grams, whereas, the form factor of S2 Titanium remains unknown.
Further, Xolo Q700 boasts a 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and 245 ppi pixel density. On the other hand, S2 Titanium packs a 5 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display with 854 x 480 pixel resolution and 196 ppi pixel density.
Xolo Q700 is equipped with a 1.2GHz quad-core MediaTek processor and S2 Titanium is fitted with a 1.2GHz quad-core processor. Of course, the quad core MediaTek chipset integrates a power efficient ARM Cortex A7 processor and PowerVR Series5XT GPU offering a powerful performance at a very competitive price. Further, the processor offers innovative and advanced dual SIM solution, high-end multimedia capabilities.
Xolo Q700 runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean and S2 Titanium is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Hence, it is clear that the Lava smartphone will be coming with features including Photo Sphere, Miracast, DayDream, Gesture Typing and more.
Both Xolo Q700 and S2 Titanium comes with 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera for video chatting sessions. Though the main shooter in both the handsets have autofocus and LED flash, Xolo Q700 has BSI sensor for better low light photography.
In terms of storage, both Xolo Q700 and S2 Titanium have 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB expandable storage support.
When it comes to internet connectivity, Xolo Q700 and S2 Titanium come packed with features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS and micro USB. Further, both are dual SIM handsets.
Xolo Q700 is powered by a 2,400 mAh battery and S2 Titanium is powered by a 2,100 mAh battery.
While Xolo Q700 is priced at Rs 9,999, S2 Titanium is priced at Rs 10,790.
Finally, Gizbot leaves the buying decision to the consumers as it all depends on the features they like to have and on the price of the device. Do you prefer to own a phablet or a smartphone? Do let us know via the comments section below.