Ask Asif returns to answer your smartphone questions

This week Asif covers Xiaomi Redmi, Asus Zenfone, Xolo & others

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Here our resident handset market expert – Asif Iqbal Shaik, from – the recommendation web site, answers readers’ questions on what is best in the Indian market.

Sukasu asks …


Is Xolo Q 700 S any good?

Asif Shaik replies …

The Xolo Q700S is a good smartphone and it recently received the Android 4.4 KitKat update. Although you might want to have a look at the upcoming Xiaomi Redmi 1S which is priced at Rs 6,999 in India a superb smartphone at that price.

Raj Prabakar asks …


Can you tell me about Xolo A500 Club? I am about to buy it. Is it good? I know camera clarity is less. Anything apart from that?

Asif Shaik replies …

It is a good device and is a design upgrade to the popular Xolo A500S. But I think that you should have a look at the Asus Zenfone 4 which is priced at Rs 5,999 in India and is a great value for money.

It comes with a 4 inch QVGA screen, 5MP rear camera with autofocus and HD video recording along with a VGA front-facing camera.

The dual-core processor from Intel works very well. I’ve used the device and it feels very premium for that price.

Akram asks …


I want to purchase Android phone with 1GB RAM HD screen 8 MP camera. My budget is RS 1,200. Please suggest to me which phone should I purchase. Tell me about Xolo Q1010i and Lava Eris X1.

Asif Shaik replies …

Hello Akram, instead of going with the Xolo Q1010i, I would suggest you to buy the Motorola Moto G or the recently released Asus Zenfone 5. Priced at Rs 9,999, the Asus Zenfone 5 looks like a clear choice to me.

Sujay Crik asks …


Please advise me whether I should go for Nexus 7 2013(16gb version or Xolo Tegra Note) and my preference will be performance.

Asif Shaik replies …

I suggest you go with the Nexus 7 2013. It is a better overall device and will receive the Android L update for sure.

Akshat Chauhan asks …


I want to buy Xolo q1010i. So is it a good phone? Please tell which phone to buy under RS 1,400?

Asif Shaik replies …

Hello Akshat, instead of buying the Xolo Q1010i, I would suggest you to choose the Asus Zenfone 5 or the Xiaomi Mi 3.

The Xiaomi Mi 3, priced at Rs 13,999, will be available from 21st July in India.

It comes with 5 inch 1080p IPS LCD screen, 13MP camera with 1080p video recording, Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, Android 4.4 KitKat with MIUI v5 and a 3050 mAh battery.

About Asif Shaik

Asif Iqbal Shaik is a consumer electronics expert and computer science graduate turned technology Blogger. Asif is obsessed with gadgets, games, internet and technology brands. He is known as ‘gadget guru’ amongst his friends. He works for the Indian mobile phone price comparison web site,
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