We're all about finding budget phones with pretty stellar specs to share with our readers, and today we've stumbled on one worth mentioning. Lava Mobile has launched their new XOLO A1000 with some pretty decent specs. Their more recognized device was the Intel Medfield powered device from last year, but this phone certainly looks better on paper so lets check it out.
Their offering a device much like the recently released Samsung Galaxy Grand with a massive 5-inch display, only you'll get a 720p screen here. It isn't 1080p, but then again this is only $259 brand new. XOLO has multiple phones available today, although most never make it outside of China and the surrounding regions.
The newly announced XOLO A1000 offers a decent 5-inch 1280 x 720p HD IPS display, then everything else is top of the line aside from the processor. You'll get a MediaTek MT6577 dual-core 1.0GHz CPU and PowerVR SGX531 GPU with 1GB of RAM on board, they've tossed in an 8 megapixel rear camera, and sadly only 4GB of internal storage. Although it does offer a micro-SD slot, so that isn't too big of a concern.
The smartphone is running what we're told is Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and as you can see has the ICS style buttons although they are capacitive and not on-screen. All of this is being powered by a decently sized 2,100 mAh battery, but we would love to have seen something bigger under the hood. The device is currently available in India for ₹13,999 and is roughly $259 USD. Anyone thinking about importing one?