After introducing A800 and A700 smartphones in the market last year, Lava has come up with Xolo A500 launch today on January 23, 2013 in India. Introduced in the A series, this comes with regular Google powered Android operating system for mobile pre-installed on the device. I think Android has taken over the pressure of maintaining a standard self-developed OS and furthermore for manufacturers like Karbonn, Micromax and other low-end vendors, Android being an open source has helped them to decrease the price subsequently.

Update: Lava Xolo A500 Club phone released on February 2, 2014.

Lava Xolo A500

Lava Xolo A500 comes with 4 inches capacitive touchscreen display providing a maximum resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Although the display screen is just OK, because what more you can at this price along with Qualcomm Snapdragon dual core processor clocked at 1 GHz. Along with 512 MB RAM and 4 GB internal memory, it forms a perfect combination alongside with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS pre-installed on the device providing smoother navigation and better user interface. The UI is left untouched so that it makes you feel the stock Android version provides.Lava Xolo A500

Furthermore, Lava Xolo A500 comes with 5 mega pixel camera on the rear side with LED flash light and auto focus providing better image capturing capabilities and video recording possibilities. There is front facing 0.3 mega pixel camera acting along which can be used for face to face video chat as well. And there is a micro SD card slot providing storage up to additional 32 GB in size. The 1500 mAh battery is too good for a 4” smartphone.

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Lava Xolo A500 has following specifications –

  • 4” capacitive touchscreen display
  • 480 x 800 pixels resolution
  • 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 32 GB micro SD card support
  • 5 mega pixel camera rear side with LED flash
  • 0.3 mega pixel camera
  • Dual SIM GSM + GSM Support
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 3.5 mm headset jack
  • 1500 mAh battery

Lava Xolo A500 Price & Availability

Lava Xolo A500 is priced at Rs 6999 and it’s available for purchase online directly via Flipkart right now. It will soon be available for purchase at various other retailers as well.

Dual Core processor at this price is a good find
Front facing camera is an add-on

512 MB RAM is average configuration

Everything is good about Laval Xolo A500, not too good, its maintains a perfect balance between display screen, processor, camera and battery life. At this price its suggested smartphone.