Smartphones just keep rolling in, in numbers these days. In fact, the number of handset makers have increased considerably in recent times with dealers from all around the planet flooding the native market.
Following in the footsteps of the Motorola-made Moto G and Moto E, manufacturers currently operating in the Indian handset market have finally understood the potential of budget-friendly handsets. And likewise, almost all the makers are now trying to get the most out of it.
But it isn't only the big names that are creating most of the noise in the market. Other smartphone manufacturers such as Micromax, Karbonn and Lava have already got into the act of releasing smartphones with budget users in mind. And more are set to arrive before the end of the current year.
Now two smartphones that are fighting it out among the others in the market are the new Oplus XonPhone 5 and the previously released Xolo Q1011. Both the devices now will once again look to rejuvinate the budget section of the market.
So, if we were to keep all others in the race out of contention for the moment, how do you think the Oplus handset and the Xolo Q1011 will fare when pitted against each other? We take a closer look at the basic specs comparison between both.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Operating System
Not much to choose from here since both of them come running the Google-based Android operating system. In fact, both of them come offering the latest Android KitKat OS.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Display and Dimensions
The Oplus XonPhone 5 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 both are same in this regard.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Camera
The Oplus XonPhone 5 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.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Processor
The Oplus XonPhone 5 is powered by a decent enough 1.3GHz quad-core MediaTek MT6582 processor. Compared to this, the Xolo Q1011 sports a similar 1.3GHz quad core processor.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Storage and RAM
Oplus XonPhone 5 offers 1GB of RAM with the device arriving in a 16GB 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 offers 4GB of internal memory, Again, there's the option to increase the memory to another 32GB via a microSD card.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Battery
While the Oplus XonPhone 5 powers the device via a 2000 mAh battery, the Xolo Q1011 is powered by a slightly greater 2500 mAh battery.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Price
While the Oplus XonPhone 5 has a price tag of Rs. 7,999, the Xolo Q1011 has been listed at Rs. 9,999. As expected, prices aren't anything massive since both fall under the budget category.
Oplus XonPhone 5 Vs Xolo Q1011: Verdict
Coming under the budget segment, both the handsets offer the kind of specs that you would only expect from this segment. There's nothing big about the specs, although they are more than enough to get the job done.
However, if internal space is taken into consideration for the time being, we have to say that the new Oplus takes the cake in this race. Internal space is a big issue since running out of it can mean deleting a host of stuff that you otherwise wanted on your phone. But the XonPhone 5 takes care of that with a 16GB offering.