People looking to spend around 12-13K should look at this device, without doubt.
It has bugs but the good part is Hive team listens. They have already fixed heating issue of the device. Battery management is improved.
A few widgets had issues with update and removal they fixed that too.
Users asked for Gesture controls, Viola... Xolo provided that too.
So as far as the support goes, Xolo is trying its best.
Issues that people are talking about mainly heating and battery drain, well those aren't that bad.
Heating is fixed and it does get mildly hot like any other device like Moto G or Xiaomi Mi3 and so it is nothing unbearable.
Battery drains faster from 100 to 80% and then somehow stabilizes and last for a day or normal WIFI, calling, browsing, downloading apps, casual gaming and watching one movie, etc. Heavy Gaming will last for around 5-6 hours. So really battery is not that bad as a lot of people are saying. To get the best out of it use the power app that comes built it. It optimizes the CPU processes smartly so it does not interfere with your usage and still conserves the battery.
Connect and Edge are good. Themes are limited but are pretty interesting and refreshing.
Xolo provides it's very own Secure app to track, lock and remote wipe your cell in case it is lost.
Screen is excellent...period.
Camera is better than what you can expect in a 12-13K handset and low-light photos using Pro mode are particularly surprisingly good.
No Lags, Smooth overall. Small little features that are good and handy.
Overall it is a very good effort and Xolo should be complimented for it.
I have been a long term Samsung user using it's S2, Note 8.0 and Grand 2 and still I really liked what Xolo has done with Hive and overall the handset is value for money.
The negatives are not as grave or serious as a lot of people are saying. At least I haven't faced any issue so far. No crashes, no hangs, no unbearable heating or no Significant battery drain.
Go for it if you have a budget or 15K. Currently it is available under 13K. Plus with the money you can save you can always buy the Xiaomi 10400 mAH Powerbank at 999 and have constant battery backup....
PS: Covers are available at small retailer who sell this handset and on EBAY, just google Xolo 8x-1000 Covers Ebay and you will get back covers.
very very bad service. waiting to get back my xoloq1100 after 30 days in service.
Anonymous, 02 Oct 2014869mb RAM is used and 1969mb RAM is available...out of 2gb how can you say 869mb RAM is used and 1969mb RAM is available please check again thanks
Its really a masterpiece, battery back up increased after ota update from xolo, lasts a day with moderate use,unbeatable in looks very premium, performance is also very good
i like the phone
looks- xperia z looks...super slim...awesome looks
battery backup- 5-6 hrs for moderate use
overall its a really good phone
one should buy it
Xolo has launched hive with just this mob,still no other mobile launched after this has hive, does it mean company also feels its a flop thing nd will discontinue
It is awesome phone... I suggest all to buy it... Looks r damn awesome.. Performance is gud too... Better than micromax
AnonD-301440, 30 Sep 2014869 mb out of 2gb ram869mb RAM is used and 1969mb RAM is available...
neil, 29 Sep 2014what is the available ram in this phone?869 mb out of 2gb ram
xolo has WiFi Direct support
virendra, 29 Sep 2014Very Low Battery Power....on 3g continous usage after how long battery will die?