In the era, where the smartphones have become an integral part of our ecosystem, choosing the right one becomes very crucial. With the dynamic range of the smartphones, it becomes a tough choice for the users to match their needs, their budget and the other factors. So, focusing on one such category of users we shall be talking about the Xolo Era 3. In this detailed review, you’d get sufficient information to decide it this one is meant for you or not.
Xolo Era 3 comes with plastic body and back is made up of soft matte finish and has edges on the corner. On the front side of the device, you’ll spot the 8MP front camera with LED flash, earpiece and a sensor. Under the display, one would find the three touch capacitive buttons which are not backlit. On the right edge of the device, there is volume rocker and power button which gives an average feedback. On left edge, there is a dedicated button which can be used to capture screenshot. On the bottom edge, there is speaker grill and microUSB port. And, the 3.5mm audio jack present on top.
The back panel of the Xolo Era 3 is removable and so is the battery. There is support for extending storage, via a microSD card (support upto 32GB) with Dual Nano SIM support. On the rear side of the device, there is the 5MP Rear camera with LED Flash and Xolo branding. Overall build quality of the phone is good can be used in single hand, with all the buttons accessible. It gives a good grip with the sandstone like back.
|Xolo Era 3: Design Specifications|
|Dimensions||144 x 72 x 9.5 mm|
The smartphone comes with 5-inch HD Oncell IPS display, with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. There is No 2.5D Glass or any gorilla glass protection, which might be a little disappointing for all the rough users. But the good news is that, Xolo does provides one-time screen replacement with Era 3 series. Talking about the display quality of the Xolo Era 3, it seem to be quite good indoors but outdoors its a lot reflecting. It offers good viewing angles and colors at this price range.
|Xolo Era 3: Display Specifications|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
Xolo Era 3 is Powered by 1.25GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 64-bit Processor with Mali T720 GPU. It comes with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage out of which around 5GB available for the user, with a support forMicroSD card up to 32GB. In terms of performance, devices work well for a normal task like browsing, using social media, playing some low-end games. While using multiple apps the phone’s performance lagged. Xolo Era 3 is for first time user or someone who doesn’t have extreme usages. The storage is just enough to suffice your application needs, since some Apps can be moved to MicroSD card. Xolo Era 3 scores 28483 Points on AnTuTu, on Geekbench phone it scores 544 on single core and 1501 on Multicore.
|Xolo Era 3: System Specifications|
|Operating System||Android OS v7.0 (Nougat)|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.25 GHz Cortex-A53|
The Xolo Era 3 runs on Android 7.0 Nougat which is close to stock Android. There were many pre-loaded Apps on the smartphone like Amazon Shopping, Backup and Restore, Cupcake Dreamland, DataBack, Ganna, Hike, NewsPoint, UC Browser, UC News, Xender – out of which most of these apps can be uninstalled. Features like like Multi-Window, Quick Launch Camera, palm swipe to capture, quick launch torch, Assistant, Double tap to wake up, smart music make it more worthy. The user interface, in general was fast and smooth.
Xolo Era 3 comes with a 5MP rear camera with LED Flash, f/2.0 aperture, 4P Largan lens, and 8MP front-facing camera, 4P lens, a f/2.2 aperture with LED flash. Both cameras can record 720p Videos, and there is an option for HDR and Face Beauty Mode. Both front and the Rear camera produce good images in daylight while low light camera performance is average. You can take a look at the camera samples appended to this section.
|Xolo Era 3: Camera Specifications|
|Front Camera||8 MP (Moonlight feature)|
|Rear Camera||5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px (autofocus)|
Connectivity options on the Xolo Era 3 include 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS. Reliance Jio VoLTE works fine with Xolo Era 3, just in case you are a user. The phone offers a support for OTGThe audio output from speaker and earphone is loud and clear, Also Voice call output was loud and clear. There is also support for OTG. Xolo Era 3 is packed with a 2500mAh battery which is able to device around one full day battery life on single charge. It takes more than 2 hours to charge.
|Xolo Era 3: Miscellaneous Specifications|
|GSM Bands||850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|Mobile Network||2G / 3G / 4G|
|Audio||3.5 mm jack|
Xolo Era 3 is priced at Rs 4999, and is exclusively available on Flipkart. It’s a perfect match for someone who uses their phone at the minimum, or someone looking forward to buy a secondary smartphone. A 4G VoLTE smartphone, with a 8MP front shooter and a decent battery life doesn’t sound bad after all.