Top 7 things to know about the XOLO Black

Lava’s sub-company XOLO has the reputation for bringing good feature-rich smartphones in the market; in fact, XOLO’s X900 was the world’s first smartphone to have an Intel processor. Last year XOLO launched a new model in the mid-range segment, which is the XOLO Black. The device is available in India via Flipkart at a price of Rs 12,999. The XOLO Play will be competing against the Moto G(3rd Gen), Xioami Mi4, Samsung Galaxy J5, etc. In this post, we are going to discuss the 7 things which you should know about the XOLO Play.

Top 7 things to know about the XOLO Black

So, here are the top 7 things which you should know about the XOLO Black-


The highlighting part of the XOLO Play is its camera, the device has 13 MP + 2 MP dual camera, at the rear along with a LED flash, and at the front it houses has a 5 MP camera which is also getting assisted by a LED flash. When it comes to quality, both the camera does a good job, the pictures come with a good amount of detailing even in low-light conditions. For using the dual camera, the device comes pre-loaded with a dual camera app, which allows you click pictures first, and then work on focusing part.


The XOLO Play packs a powerful hardware, it has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, divided into two quad-cores, the first four cores are clocked at 1.5 GHz, and the second four cores are clocked at 1.0 GHz, it has 2 GB of RAM,16 GB of internal memory.

3.Controlled heating

The device has a Snapdragon 615 octa-core processor, which has the reputation of exhibiting heating issues, but surprisingly the device doesn’t overheat because it houses a 2nd generation Snapdragon 615 octa-core chipset, which does not overheat like the 1st generation.

4.Poor gaming performance

Although the XOLO Play comes with an Adreno 405 GPU, the gaming performance isn’t that great, when you play games like Modern Combat 5, Asphalt 8, etc, you will notice regular frame drops, even when you play with medium graphics settings, which might be due to some optimization issues.

5.Battery life

Powering the device is a 3200 mAh battery, which gives you good usage. For a moderate user, it can last up to 2 days, and if you are a heavy user, then also, the device will easily last a full working day.

6.Hybrid card slot

The device has a hybrid card slot, in the first tray you can insert a micro-sim, and on the next tray, you can either insert a microSD card or a nano-sim. Only the first  sim slot supports 4G, whereas the second slot is limited up to 2G only.

7.Atlas: Reading mode

The Reading mode is a very helpful tool for those who read e-books a lot on their devices. When you turn on the ‘Reading mode’ in the Atlas option, the display will change into a black & white mode, which is a perfect mode for reading. So, you can enjoy hours of e-book reading without discomforting your eyes.


Device name Black
Company XOLO
Release Date July 2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Nano
Weight 165 g
Dimension (6.12×3.02×0.29)inches
Colors available in Black
Screen Size 5.5 inch
Display Type IPS LCD
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixel density ~ 403 ppi
Protection Corning Gorilla Glass 3
O.S & Hardware
O.S Android v5.0(Lollipop)
Custom UI Hive UI
Processor Octa-core 1.5 GHz
Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
GPU Adreno 405
Internal memory 16
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 32 GB
Proximity Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Compass Yes
Primary Camera 13 MP + 2 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features LED flash,panorama,auto-focus,
face detection,Geo-tagging
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.0,A2Dp,LE
3G Yes
4G Yes
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
Loud Speaker Mono
Capacity 3200 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time up to 20+ hrs (3G)
up to 34+ hrs (2G)
Store & Price
flipkart Rs 10,999Click here to buy
Snapdeal Rs 9,499Click here to buy