A beautiful 4.7 inch screen greets you when you first switch on Colors Mobile’s X Factor HD phone. The stunning high definition screen clarity coupled with vibrant colours and the sleek design all point towards an ultra expensive set that you would normally spend months saving up for. But at a modest Rs 23,500 (modest for a smart phone), X Factor HD is priced at one third of the Android smart phone industry bench mark, the Samsung Galaxy S4.
Running the same Android Jellybean software as the Galaxy S4, the look and feel of X Factor HD’s software are intuitive and crisp. Even a first time user will be breezing through the commands, settings, and application after a few hours of use. Powered by a Quad Core 1.2 GHz processor and with 1 GB RAM on board, the phone is seriously fast and can easily handle graphic and memory intensive applications with ease.
Taking pictures at a crisp 8MP and recording videos at 720p, X Factor HD is certainly capable of producing pictures and videos that look very impressive on your phone and on your computer. The Wi-Fi and 3G capabilities paired with the impressively large screen, make internet browsing a pleasant experience, in comparison to smaller phones with cramped displays. Watching video clips and movies on the X Factor is also comfortable, especially when you do not have a choice with the load shedding. The built in speaker is also loud and good enough, and for the price, you really can’t complain much.
X Factor HD’s battery life is also impressive and a full charge in the morning lasts a day of moderately intensive phone use (calls, texts, emails, internet browsing, music, videos, and games), which is more than you can ask of some more expensive smart phone models.
Packed with extras like LED flash, G-Sensor, Proximity Sensor, Light Sensor, Digital Compass, Gyro meter, FM Radio and DTS sound, X Factor is a smart piece of kit from Colors Mobile. The only downside is the limited 4GB storage space. However, limited storage is forgivable given the myriad of features along with the impressive design and build Colors has managed to pack into the set and you can always add up to 32GB of extra storage via a Micro SD card for just a few thousand rupees.
Most serious smart phone buyers/users don’t even waste a second glance at Indian made smart phones. However, Colors Mobile’s X Factor HD is certainly doing something about that and at what price.
Yantrick’s Verdict: the latest from Colors pleasantly surprises with its slim body and an even more attractive range of features.
4.7 inch multi-touch screen
1.2 quad core processor
8MP BSI Rear (HD video recording)
2MP front camera
Jelly Bean V 4.2.1
7.8 mm thin
1,800 LiPo battery
IPS Screen with 178 inch viewing angle
Plays Full HD 1080X1920 video