For a phone that costs $70, XOLO Era 2 isn’t really that bad. You surely can’t expect IPS or AMOLED display here, instead, there is a TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. Set that resolution to a 5″ screen and you get, well… not so sharp and quality picture. Hardware is a department where Xolo Era 2 doesn’t shine either. A 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage aren’t something to look forward to, but it’s understandable for the price you pay. At least, we get full-fledged Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) on this device and it works great.
As we said, performance isn’t great here and gaming would be sluggish and buggy with Mali-400MP3 GPU. Of course, you can play less-demanding titles just fine. The surprise here is the battery. It’s a Li-Ion 2350 mAh battery, which is pretty good here. It will keep your phone alive for at least two days with out the need to recharge.
|Announced Date||2016, October|
|Release Date||2016, October|
|Dimensions||146.5 x 73 x 9.2 mm|
|Colors||Black, Blue, Gold|
|Display Type||TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.0 inches (~64.4% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||480 x 854 pixels (~196 ppi pixel density)|
|Display Features||Multi Touch|
|Primary||5 MP, f/2.0, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary||5 5 MP, LED flash|
|Camera Features||1.4 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, panorama|
|CPU||Quad-core 1.3 GHz|
|External||up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)|
|Alert Type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|Technology Used||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
For a smartphone of this price, Xolo Era 2 did good for me, until i've changed it for a new phone few days ago. I don't like its 5" screen with a small resolution but the battery worked well for me. Design also looks cheap and not that great.