XOLO Pulls a Xiaomi : Releases HIVE, its Own UI !

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XOLO Pulls a Xiaomi : Releases HIVE, its Own UI !

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Indian mobile phone manufacturer, XOLO, today unveiled their new phone, the Xolo 8X-1000. The phone is running on its proprietary User Interface (UI) called HIVE. HIVE like Xiaomi’s MIUI is based on Android but comes with plentiful customization options.


The phone is designed with an India centric appeal

HIVE looks interesting in the first look. The OS is designed with “Made in India, Made for India” philosophy and created by our Software Design Centre at Bangalore. The UI is based on Android KitKat 4.4 which makes the phone an up-to-date effort. HIVE allows users to select from a vast library of customization options. The UI lets you chose themes, launcher, widgets, customized system apps that offer additional features. HIVE also allows users to connect to Xolo’s development team and get feedbacks. It also lets users contribute creatively to the platform and help it grow, thereby making it a step forward in terms of personalization.

The phones provide immense personalization features

The phones provide immense personalization features

Xolo’s HIVE also comes with a multimedia app called Fusion X which consolidates video, audio and radio on one platform. It provides curation services; recommending content based on user’s selections. It is also integrated with YouTube.

The phone itself has some decent specs. Its processing strength comes from a 1.4 GHz Mediatek octa core processor. We have seen this processor before at this clock speed on the HTC Desire 616, and it was able to churn out some good performance. It will be interesting to see how XOLO works out with the power hungry octa core processor’s optimization especially when the battery stands at 1920 mAh. XOLO has mentioned some battery test figures which look decent, but we won’t endorse it until we have tested it on our own.

The round dial controls sure are a welcome departure from the usual Android fare

The round dial controls sure are a welcome departure from the usual Android fare

XOLO has given a 5 inch, 1280X720, Gorilla Glass 3 display capable of pixel density of 294 ppi. The camera on the device is an 8 MP shooter with Sony’s Exmor R Sensor with a wide f/2.0 aperture. The camera is capable of full HD (1080p) recording along with features like Scene detection and tuning, vertical & horizontal panorama capture, face beautification, gesture detection, voice capture and object tracking.

The 8X-1000 is going to compete with the likes of Moto G and Xiaomi Mi3. The phone is priced at Rs. 13,999, exactly as much as the Mi3 on Flipkart. On paper the 8X-1000 and HIVE look really impressive. If they had priced it a little less, they could have provided an Indian alternative to the Mi3 with the pride of an India made tag. Xolo can take advantage of the Mi3’s limited stocks and find itself some admirers. But at the end of the day, this is an audacious step for an Indian phone manufacturer, and they need to be commended for their efforts. Your turn Micromax, the number 1 Indian brand, what’ve you got?

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  • spy guy

    can we have a full review of Xolo 8x-1000 from igyaan

  • Vikrant Jain

    Please reviews Xolo 8x 1000. I am interested in buying this phone.

  • Vikrant Jain

    Please review Xolo 8x 1000.

  • abhishek007

    will android l update will reach this phone soon??????????????

  • PritishSingh

    and then there are people of your type too,Not even techy,not interested in article,dying for a few rupees-and shitting here & there on random articles.

  • Kruti Ruparel Xiaomi is lot ahead I guess read about it and other new brands

  • PritishSingh

    Would you like to shut the Hell up?
    b.) a

  • PritishSingh

    e.g. XOLO Q1000s is actually a chinese phone Called “Green Orange N1”
    Search google you will know it.
    first do your homework then comment.

  • PritishSingh

    only a brand,NOT a manufacturer,NOR a Developer,NOT even a designer.
    Just a Rebranding Brand.

  • VDi.ROW

    Now, LAVA, XOLO come with their own U/I>>>

  • Mohammed Patel

    Xolo, stylized XOLO, is an Indian
    smartphone brand launched in early
    2012. [1] The head office of Xolo is
    located in Noida.

  • Vihang Suparey

    for ur kind information let me tell u that its not made in india, it manufactures in china & then imported to india and xolo does’nt even have its own manufacturing facility

  • Darshan Sudheer

    If you stop reading this you are gonna die. My name is Teresa Fidalgo if you don’t post this on 20 photos i will sleep with you forever. This girl ignored it and 29 days later her mom died. I am real, you can search me up on google.

  • Rana10000

    Koi Indian company behtar kar rahi hai hum sab ko appreciate karna chahiye na ki Xiomi ki tarif karke or unke phone ko kharid kar unki economy ko strong karna ok.
    Chaina is the biggest threat for all the world let get down them..!

  • Rana10000

    China ke gulaam ho kya..!!

  • AmArjeet Singh

    Get 100 Rs Free Recharge Only in 5- 10 Minutes Please Give Us 10 Minute

  • Nabha Sengupta Dbz

    Xiaomi is still the king

  • Anshul Maheshwari

    worst battery 1950 Mhz it Only work 6 hr…..:( 3:(

  • Durgesh Patel

    Why the hell bettery is less

  • Durgesh Patel

    Big mistake ever by xolo….less battery 1950 mah

  • Prateek Chaudhary

    this segment is gonna heat up the war and the ultimate winner would be the customer.

  • Mohammed Patel

    Xiomi is China’s apple but sooner XOLO will be India’s XIOMI

  • Mohammed Patel

    Xolo.made in india and made for india

  • Rohan Yadav

    I think one day xolo will defeat micromax and will become india’s no. 1 smartfone company.

  • Ashish Kumar

    Atleast xolo has taken a step forward

  • Piyush Chitkara

    Pls! Igyaan people launch an app of your own!

  • Being Bhushan Chhaya

    its like honey singh saying “isse kehte hai hiphop hiphop”

  • JigarNagda

    do you know if micromax is going to launch any such phone in the coming day.
    Please let me know:-

    because i am planning to buy this phone. if micromax launches phone with such features i would like to wait.

    waiting for your reply…

  • Debasish Burman

    A long way to go…

  • Omkar Parab

    any of these makers won`t last long..

  • Arith Sengupta

    The problem is that the mediatek

  • Amit Yadav

    xolo cnt beat xiaomi even in dreams :/
    HIVE is nothing in frnt of MIUI of xiaomi . :/

  • NiteshSharma

    really?? you are comparing this crap phone with mi3?

  • Mano Kumaar
  • Thomas Sumanth

    this ui looks even cool but its mediatek :/ sorry no interest

  • Antonio Ruben Jack

    xolo seems to be really improving