Xolo Era 4K may be viewed as an improvement on the Era 4G, offered at a slightly higher price. This affordable smartphone retains the HD display of the other device, but packs in a high capacity battery, better cameras, a more powerful processor and double the RAM.
Design and Display
Although still in the same budget category, the Xolo Era 4K shows off a cleaner, slightly more appealing design than the Era 4G.
It appears a bit curvier than the other device. However, it is thicker and heavier at 9.2 millimetres and 157 grams respectively.
The same 5-inch IPS display with Full Lamination and an HD resolution is retained. The screen, which promises somewhat enjoyable wide-angle viewing, is protected by rugged Corning Gorilla Glass 3 with Native Damage Resistance (NDR).
The Xolo Era 4K is set up to offer more spectacular images that can help preserve those exciting times for you nicely. The 8-megapixel Omnivision rear camera has an f/2.0 aperture, autofocus and dual LED flash.
The shooter features a 5P Largan lens which helps to deal with image distortion for amazing shots.
There is also a 5-megapixel front-facing snapper for high quality selfies, at least on paper.
Hardware and Software
In terms of the innards, a quad-core MediaTek MT6735P processor sees to the heavy lifting on the Xolo Era 4K. This 64-bit CPU is expected to perform better than the Spreadtrum offering on the Era 4G.
Smooth multitasking and high responsiveness is further assured with 2 GB of RAM onboard.
Internal storage has a capacity of 8 GB, which can be pushed further by another 32 GB using a microSD card. The Xolo Era 4K will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box; it is not clear if this will be upgradeable to latest Marshmallow.
The main talking point on the Era 4K is arguably its 4,000mAh battery. This humongous juicer may be responsible for the ‘4K’ in its name.
Xolo promises talk time of up to 32 hours on a 2G network with this one. In spite of its large capacity, the battery is rated to take two hours and 54 minutes to charge from flat to full.
You can download apps, games, movies and files faster with 4G LTE support of the Xolo Era 4K. The dual-SIM phone offers Gesture Control, allowing you perform a variety of functions with hand gestures.
Pricing and Availability
Xolo Era 4K is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Xolo Era 4K Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N27,000 to N35,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Xolo Era 4K Specs
Here are a few specs of the Xolo Era 4K:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: ARM Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.0 GHz (MediaTek MT6735P)
- GPU: ARM Mali-T720 MP2
- Memory: 2GB RAM
- Colours: White, Blue
- Dimension: 143 x 71.8 x 9.2 mm
- Weight: 157 g
- SIM Type: Micro-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5-inch Touch Display, 720 x 1280 pixels (294 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 3
- Rear Camera: 8MP Camera, Video 1080p @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Autofocus,Dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection, panorama, HDR, 5-element lens
- Front Camera: 2MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 8GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: Yes, up to 150 Mbps
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 3.0
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Polymer 4000 mAh battery (Non-Removable)
- Talktime: Up to 17 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 472 hours