Smartphones, these days, are coming thick and fast. Not only are we seeing new devices being brought to the market, but a number of online retailers are also taking initiatives and releasing smartphones exclusively on their sites.
And while smartphones are heading thick and fast, the smartphone eco-system is effectively divided into three OS categories: Android, iOS and Windows Phone. While the bigger impetus currently remains with Android and iOS, Windows Phone is slowly but surely catching up.
Windows Phone 8.1 was recently released. And alongside it came a host of smartphones supporting the OS. And as we mentioned before, while there's a long way to go for the Windows Phone platform before it can compete against Android or iOS, still it has started off in the right possible way to gain that kind of traction it needs in coming days.
Now two devices that are looking ahead to test the market with their own offerings are the new Xolo Q1011 and the previously released Nokia Lumia 630. While the Lumia 630 looks to offer a brand new approach to the entire Windows Phone scene, the Xolo device is yet another budgte device that's expected to sell massively.
So if we were to take both the devices into account, who do you think will have the upper hand? We take a closer look.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Operating System
Both the devices have their respective OS offerings. While the Xolo Q1011 runs on the latest Android KitKat offering, the Nokia Lumia 630 Dual runs on the latest Windows Phone 8.1 OS.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Display and Dimensions
The Xolo Q1011 adopts a 5-inch form factor, apart from offering an IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution. Also, the device's overall dimensions measure up to 143.6 x 72.2 x 8.3 mm.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, offers dimesions of 129.5 x 66.7 x 9.2 mm, with the device sporting a 4.5-inch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen. The device also offers a lesser 480 x 854 pixel resolution.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Camera
The Xolo Q1011, in terms of camera, offers an 8-megapixel primary camera with 3264 x 2448 pixels resolution, alongside autofocus and LED flash. There's also a secondary 2-megapixel front-facing camera for all your selfie needs.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, sports a 5-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 2592 х 1944 pixels, with autofocus. The device, however, doesn't have a secondary camera, and that maybe quite a downer.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Processor
Big things are expected from handsets in the current age, and there's no reason why these two devices will be any different. While the Xolo Q1011 sports a 1.3GHz quad core processor, the Nokia Lumia 630 comes with a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 quad core, Snapdragon 800 processor.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Storage and RAM
The Xolo Q1011, in this respect, offers 1GB of RAM with the devcie arriving in a 4GB internal memory variant. Also, there's the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.
The Nokia Lumia 630, on the other hand, offers a not-so-impressive 512MB of RAM while offering the device in an 8GB internal memory variant. Also, the device's memory can be further extended upto 128 GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory is also present.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Battery
While the Xolo Q1011 juices up the device via a 2200 mAh battery, the Nokia Lumia 630 is powered by a lesser 1830 mAh battery.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Price
While the Xolo Q1011 is set to be available with a price tag of Rs. 9,999, the Nokia Lumia 630 is available at a price of Rs. 10,149.
Xolo Q1011 Vs Nokia Lumia 630 Dual: Verdict
Setting the prices aside, both the Lumia 630 and the Q1011 are made to offer you just what you will need on the go. However, in terms of an upper hand, we have to say that the Xolo Q1011 will take the cake. And with the latest Android KitKat powering the device, we are guessing that there will be lot more takers than the Lumia device.