Xolo Cube 5.0, however, does not support 4G connectivity.
India-based smartphone manufacturer Xolo has added a new smartphone to their budget range. Dubbed Xolo Cube 5.0, the phone is priced at Rs 7,999 (which roughly converts to $117) and seems like a decent competitor to the recently released YU Yuphoria that is priced at Rs 6,999.
In terms of specs, the Cube 5.0 handset comes with a 5-inch screen with a display resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek 6582M processor coupled with Mali 400 MP GPU and 1GB of RAM. The device packs 8GB internal storage onboard, but if that isn’t enough for you, there is a MicroSD slot that lets you expand the storage up to 32 gigs.
As for the camera, there is an 8MP autofocus camera on the rear that supports Full HD recording and selfies are handled by a 2MP front-facing camera. There is an LED flash on the rear to ensure that you don’t mess up while snapping pictures at night. The device runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box.
Besides that, this dual-SIM handset is available in three color variants, including While, Black, and Gold. The connectivity options include 3G/2G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, AGPS, and micro USB 2.0. Standard sensors are available as well, including accelerometer, ambient light sensor, and proximity sensor. To take care of the power needs, it packs a 2100mAh battery that takes up to 3 hours and 15 minutes to charge fully and promises an approximate talk time of 11 hours on 3G network.
The main highlight of the Xolo Cube 5.0 is obviously the display. The 5-inch HD IPS display on this device supports 5-point multi-touch and features 85 percent NTSC color gamut ensuring high color contrasts and vivid color reproduction. However, it’s disappointing to note that the YU Yuphoria from Micromax’s sub-brand YU sounds like a better option as opposed to the Cube 5.0, as the former offers reasonably better features including 4G connectivity support, better camera (5MP front-facing camera), and 2 gigs of RAM (as opposed to 1GB on this one), that too at a much lower price point.