Zenfone 5 vs Xolo Q1010i India showdown


There’s a mass of smartphones available for the market in India and the Asus Zenfone 5 A501CG and Xolo Q1010i have both proven very popular. Both phones released earlier this year, and today we have a Zenfone 5 vs. Xolo Q1010i India showdown with a specs comparison.

These are both dual SIM phones that run the Android operating system and have the same size displays, and they are not too far apart on pricing. So what do they each have to offer and how do they compare? Let’s look at the key specs of each.

The Zenfone 5 A501CG is powered by a 1.6GHz Intel Atom dual-core processor with PowerVR SGX544MP2 GPU. The Q1010i has a 1.3GHz Mediatek MT6582 quad-core processor and Mali-400MP2 graphics.

The Zenfone 5 has a 5-inch IPS display with resolution of 1280 x 720 and 294 ppi. The Xolo Q1010i has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with exactly the same resolution and ppi.

RAM and Storage
You’ll get 2GB of RAM and 8 or 16GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 64GB via microSD for the Zenfone 5. On the other hand the Q1010i has 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable to 32GB.

Camera set-up
Both of these phones have an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus, LED flash and 1080p video capture, as well as a 2-megapixel front-facing camera.

The Zenfone 5 has a 2110 mAh battery while the Q1010i has a 2250 mAh battery. Both are non-removable.

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Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0. The Zenfone 5 also has WiFi Direct.

Operating System
The Asus phone launched on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, upgradable to Android 4.4.2 KitKat and skinned with the Zen UI. The Xolo handset runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

The Zenfone 5 measures 148.2mm x 72.8mm x 10.3mm and the Q1010i measures 143.6mm x 72.2m x 8.3mm.

When the Asus Zenfone 5 launched, the 8GB model was priced at Rs. 9,999 while the 16GB model was priced at Rs. 13,999. The Xolo Q1010i launched at Rs. 13,499. Prices of both smartphones now will vary according to retailer and we’ve seen them quite a lot lower.

If you’re thinking of purchasing one of these smartphones you will also want to consider the design and build of the phones as well as colour options and features. On specs alone we can see from the above that there are many similarities but also some differences, and choosing between them will depend on which factors are most important to you. For example the Q1010i has a larger battery capacity but the Zenfone 5 has more RAM.

Taking all of the above into account we’d like to know which phone impresses you most. Does your vote go to the Asus Zenfone 5 or the Xolo Q1010i? We appreciate your comments so do send them in.

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