Lightweight Windows Phone 8.1 handset announced by Xolo; phone due out next month

Lightweight Windows Phone 8.1 handset announced by Xolo; phone due out next month
If your hands get tired from holding on to your heavy smartphone, you might be interested in a new model introduced on Saturday by Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava. The Xolo WIN Q900s, a smartphone that is powered by Windows Phone 8.1, weighs just 100g. In comparison, the Apple iPhone 5s weighs in at 112g, the Samsung Galaxy S5 tips the scales at 145g, and the HTC One (M8) is 160g.

The Xolo WIN Q900s comes with a 4.7 inch screen offering up a resolution of 720 x 1280. A 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 CPU powers the phone, which features 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage. Need more storage? A microSD slot will provide you with additional memory. The model supports dual SIM cards and the camera on the back is 8MP with an LED flash. A 2MP snapper graces the front of the handset.

The phone was available to be pre-ordered from Snapdeal.com for 9999 Rupees ($166 USD). However, the 5000 units allocated for the pre-order have been sold out, and the next time the phone can be purchased from the site, the price will rise to 11,999 Rupees ($200 USD). The phone is expected to launch during the second week of July.


source: Xolo, Snapdeal.com via WPCentral

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23 Comments

1. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

My xperia ray weighed about the same, Impressive. And how about 1520 brick weighing 215gms LOL. :p

2. nlbates66

Posts: 328; Member since: Aug 15, 2012

well yeah, although 6" display is a bit different to 4.7" :P as for iPhone, hilarious considering that thing has only a 4" or so display hahaha.

4. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

True, bigger screen iPhone is definitely not coming too early.

11. Napalm_3nema

Posts: 2236; Member since: Jun 14, 2013

Yes, and it is made from precision-milled and anodized aluminum, whereas this is probably made from the lowest grade plastics available.

24. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

Ignore the pathetic trolls... Like I said, they have sorry, old generation Android devices, and are jealous that others have better WP devices than theirs... A lot of these trolls still are using GS2's, and 3's because they don't have a decent job to get the really cool Android devices... So, you'll see those "jelly" punks here consistently... They're easy to point out.

25. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You sound butthurt :p your info is old BTW.

7. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

Try harder and maybe you'll will a medal.

8. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

This lightest WP in the world is still certainly heavier than YOUR brain,

10. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I said its Impressive, but looks like I have to shut you shills up again. Okay be careful Grandpa, while carrying your brick in pocket, maybe it can slip down your trowsers. :)

16. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

I'd like my trousers to fall down, so the gals can see the REAL stuff. You're a long way off that kid. Go back to watching WWE.

17. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No one wants to see Grandpa's "stuff" which cant well er&%*. :)

19. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

......

20. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

No comeback old man?

6. kaikuheadhunterz

Posts: 1157; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

I personally prefer heavier phone because I can at least feel their presence in my pocket. I keep thinking that I lost my phone back when I was using the Asha 306, which weighed around the same

9. garlic456

Posts: 251; Member since: Dec 24, 2012

Lol, my Galaxy Beam weights the same when there is no battery inside :D

12. billgates

Posts: 555; Member since: May 29, 2014

I don't like super light phones. Makes them feel cheap and toyish. The s5 is too light as it is.

13. rahul.niks

Posts: 86; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

Xolo phones are always premium in looks, even if their hardware are not good and they do not provide goog service after sales. I own a xolo device which by looks can fail iPhone 5/5s anyday but the problem is after sales service, internal bugs and their mediatek hardwares, but Windows do not support mt so they are stucking to lower qcsd processors, hope this time their serives improves and so does their bugs problem

14. vijaysivakula

Posts: 229; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

No matter how thin or light it might be I wouldnt buy this for a few reasons. 1. Snapdragon 200 - Will get better processors for that money from other manufacturors 2. XOLO / LAVA - Certainly not given the reputation of all these manufacturers regarding their after sales service. 3. Weight is not important enough to swing my decision to buy this.

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

You know what you can get for 10k Rupees? A Samsung Galaxy S Duos 2. I'm sure that this XOLO phone will be much, MUCH better at performance and other things at this price.

21. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

How can you forget lumia 525? Add Lil n we get 630.

23. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

But you don't get an HD screen, quad core processor and front camera with either Lumias. :)

15. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

back in the day of the Windows 7 smart phones Microsoft used to tell OEM's what components they should use to make a Windows smart phones with. now they do not do that as far as I can tell so people have to beware of what they buy!

22. cyborg009

Posts: 119; Member since: Sep 17, 2011

Xolo phones have pathetic build quality. My opinion is based on two of my colleagues who use xolo android phones and they've shared their experience about hardware problems and poor service.

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