Portable handheld consoles no longer excite gamers any more, it seems. Reports show that the handheld gaming has moved away from dedicated consoles to free-to-play gaming, thanks to the rise of smartphones.
After launching the Play 8X-1200, an Android smartphone aimed at gamers, Xolo introduces yet another gaming-centric phone in India but at an affordable price tag. The 5-inch Octa-Core smartphone is available for Rs. 14,999.
The phone, Xolo Play 8X-1100, features a 1.7GHz octa-core processor with Mali 450 GPU. The heavy duty handset offers 2GB of RAM, 16GB of native storage and a microSD card slot. The latest gaming-focused smartphone also sports a 5-inch IPS HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass 3.
It also has a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera with sensitive Sony Exmor RS sensor with auto focus . Also, add a 5MP front-facing shooter for taking selfies. The device is running on the latest Android 4.4 ( KitKat) mobile OS. The makers have added a 2100mAh battery fitted inside.
Other connectivity options include: 3G connectivity, Wi-Fi, FM Radio, Bluetooth, dual-SIM ( 2G +3G), GPS with A-GPS among others.
" Xolo Play 8X-1100 is a true entertainer for complete mobile entertainment and console-like gaming experience," the company said in a press release.
The Play 8X-1100 allows access to XOLO's exclusive gaming zone- XOLO Play Zone where user can choose, download & Play from huge collection of HD games.
Meanwhile, we've made a list of top 5 Android OS-based handsets that are as good as the new Xolo Play 8X-1100 in respect of specs and features. Dive in!
iBall Andi 5K Panther
iBall Andi 5K Panther features a 5-inch capacitive touch screen display offering a qHD resolution of 960 × 540 pixels. It is powered by a 1.4 GHz octa-core processor coupled with 1GB RAM and runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS. Taking photographs will be made easier with the 8MP Auto Focus Rear Camera with LED flash and a 2MP front-facing camera as well. Connectivity options include 3G (HSDPA: 42 Mbps; HSUPA: 11 Mbps) , Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, GPS and USB OTG. Obviously, it is a Dual SIM handset with Dual Standby.It houses 8GB of internal memory, and it is expandable up to 32GB via microSD card and comes powered by a 1900 mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 10,499
Wickedleak Wammy Note 3
The Wickedleak Wammy Note 3 uses a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD OGS panel and is powered by a 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450 GPU coupled with 2GB RAM. It runs on Android 4.4 (KitKat) OS.The imaging aspect looks promising in the device as it uses a 13 Megapixel rear camera with BSI sensor, LED Flash and 1080p video recording and a 5 Megapixel front-facing snapper. Further it also houses 8GB internal storage, which is also expandable up to 32 GB via MicroSD card. Connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth, and GPS and it is a Dual SIM smartphone. The device which measures 8.1 mm thick draws its energy from a massive 3800 mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 12,990
The P81 comes with a sleek body measuring only 7.9mm. It uses a big 5.5-inch IPS display with HD (720p) resolution. It is powered by an octa-core processor clocked at 1.7GHz coupled with 1GB RAM. The company has not mentioned any details of the chipset but we presume that it is the one from Mediatek. The device runs on older 4.2.2 Jelly Bean flavor of Android, and also gets a layer of Play Life UI. On the camera front, one can expect a 13-megapixel rear camera (auto-focus and LED flash) with f/2.2 aperture and 28mm wide angle lens, and a 2-megapixel front-facing snapper good enough to take selfies and making video calls. The Panasonic P81 houses 8GB native storage, which is further expandable up to 32GB via microSD card slot. Other connectivity options include 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 A2DP. Just like most of the mid-range smartphones entering the Indian market, it comes with dual SIM functionality. It comes powered by a 2500mAh battery.
Asking price - Rs. 15,000
Micromax Canvas Knight Cameo A290
The Canvas Knight Cameo A290 is powered by a 1.4Ghz true octa-core MediaTek processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage and a microSD card slot for memory expansion. With a 4.7-inch HD display and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, the handset doesn't look particularly compromised. The new handset is running on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat out-of-the box. Other highlighted connectivity and features include: 3G, Wi-Fi, dual-SIM, FM Radio, Bluetooth and GPS.
Asking price - Rs. 11,990
Karbonn Titanium Octane
The device sports a 5-inch HD IPS display, and is powered by a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of on-board storage and a microSD card slot. It offers a 13MP rear-facing camera and a 5MP front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 2000mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options on the Titanium Octane include 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS and Bluetooth 4.0. The device runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat.
Asking price - Rs. 11,990