Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Indian Budget Offerings with Big Ambitions

By Prarthito

With a heavy influx in the smartphone market in recent times, a host of handset makers are heading into the scene with their own offerings. And hence the number of manufacturers keep growing almost everyday.

But as the market gets bigger and bigger with each passing day, more and more new device manufacturers are entering the race. And even with the big names aroud the corner, the newer ones are looking to make their marks.


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Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Specs Comparison

While there are a host of smartphones that are currently available in the market, companies such as Apple, Samsung and Sony have gained the most popularity over others with their feature-rich devices and brilliant performances.

But with times fast changing, it seems so is the smartphone market. And two smartphones currently trying to keep up with this change are the new Obi Octopus S520 and the previously released Q1011 handset from Xolo.

So what is the outcome if we were to derive a comparison between both? Here's a look at the specs for both the Obi Octopus S520 and Xolo Q1011.

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Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Operating System

There's no difference to talk about here since both of them run on the Google-based Android operating system. In fact, both of them come offering the latest Android KitKat OS.

Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Display and Dimensions

The Obi Octopus S520 comes sporting a 5-inch capacitive display with 16M colors and a pixel resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels.

The Xolo Q1011, on the other hand, offers a similar 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. So sizes are the same more or less.


Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Camera

The Obi Octopus S520 sports an 8-megapixel primary camera with flash support. The device also offers a front-facing 2-megapixel snapper for all your video chatting and selfie needs.

The Xolo Q1011, in terms of camera, offers a similar 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.

Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Processor

The Obi Octopus S520 is powered by a massive 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor. That means, it boasts the power of eight cores inside it. Compared to this, the Xolo Q1011 sports only a 1.3GHz quad core processor.

Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Storage and RAM

Obi Octopus S520 offers 1GB of RAM with the device arriving in a 8GB internal memory variant. Also, it has the option to expand the device's memory up to 32GB as an external microSD slot for additional memory has been provided.

On the other hand, the Xolo Q1011 also offers 1GB of RAM with the device, although the device offer 4GB of internal memory, Again, there's the option to increase the memory to another 32GB via a microSD card.

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Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Battery

While the Obi Octopus S520 powers the device via a 1800 mAh battery, the Micromax Canvas HD Plus A190 is powered by a slightly greater 2000 mAh battery.

Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Price

While the Obi Octopus S520 has a price tag of Rs. 11,990, the Xolo Q1011 has been listed at Rs. 9,999. But prices aren't anything massive since both fall under the budget category.

Obi Octopus S520 Vs Xolo Q1011: Verdict

Again, as you may recollect, smartphones these days are more oriented toward the budget crowd. And neither of these handsets are any different. Both of them mirror each other in terms of specs. However, again we are to find a winner among both, we have to give the credit to the new Obi Octopus S520 for fitting in an octa core processor in that price bracket. The power of eight is quite a big deal, getting it that cheap is even a greater deal.

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