Quad-core challenge: Lenovo S920, Xolo Q600, HTC Desire 600 compared
Within a span of just three days we witnessed the launch of three smartphones: Lenovo S920, Xolo Q600, and HTC Desire 600. All three smartphones are powered by Android Jelly Bean and pack a quad-core processor. But, the similarity just ends there. We have compared all three smartphones so read on to find out which one is better than the other.
While Xolo Q600 and Lenovo S920 are both powered by quad-core MediaTek 6589 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz we have the HTC Desire 600 which packs a Qualcomm MSM8625Q Snapdragon 200 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. The 6589 chipset is based on Cortex-A7 whereas the Snapdragon 200 is based on Cortex-A5. The processor from MediaTek has been released after the Snapdragon 200 and is comparatively better when it comes to performance as well as pricing. Both Q600 and S920 have an edge over the Desire 600 in this department.
Xolo has only put 512MB RAM in the Q600 whereas Lenovo and HTC has put 1GB RAM each in their respective handsets. Considering that there is more memory in Lenovo S920 as compared to the Xolo Q600 the former definitely exceeds the latter in terms of specifications as well as performance. Desire 600 on the other hand has 1GB RAM but the Snapdragon SoC does have its limits and may restrain performance of the handset to some extent.
Flash memory is getting cheaper by the day but Xolo and Lenovo have both stuck to just 4GB of internal storage as compared to HTC which has pumped 8GB flash into the Desire 600. All three handsets offer storage expansion through a microSD card but Desire 600 has an edge over the other two has it provides up to 64GB of expandable storage as compared to 32GB.
We do know that clicking picture using a smartphone is not all that great but, it is a feature that does govern the buying decisions of many. With that in mind Q600 is definitely on the lower end of the spectrum with just 5-megapixel camera as compared to the 8-megapixel option provided by S920 and Desire 600.
Q600 and Desire 600 both have 4.5-inch display but the resolutions are different. Q600 has a 480 x 854 pixel resolution whereas Desire 600 boasts off a 540 x 960 pixel resolution. Lenovo on the other hand has given a massive 5.3-inch screen with 720 x 1280 pixel resolution enabling the smartphone to even display full HD videos.
There is a huge difference when it comes to pricing of all three handsets. Xolo Q600 is priced at ₹8,999 whereas Lenovo S90 has been priced at ₹19,900 and HTC has priced its handset at a whopping ₹26,860.
Xolo does beat the other two by huge margins but, we believe that performance inferiority could be a huge hurdle for this phone. HTC Desire 600 is definitely way to pricey for the Indian markets and that too for the middle-income group that puts Lenovo S920 just right there at the edge of being a descent quad-core phone with all the required features as well as an affordable price tag. We will be reviewing all three smartphones so do check back.
|Specification||Xolo Q600||Lenovo S920||HTC Desire 600|
|Processor||MediaTek 6589 1.2GHz||MediaTek 6589 1.2GHz||Snapdragon 200 1.2GHz|
|Storage||4GB (expandable 32GB)||4GB (expandable 32GB)||8GB (expandable 64GB)|
|OS||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.2 Jelly Bean||Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean|
|Display (resolution)||480 x 854 pixels||720 x 1280 pixels||540 x 960 pixels|
|Connectivity||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB v2||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB v2||GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, microUSB v2, Infrared, NFC|