Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

Fresh off the shelves are two mid-range mobile phones which are competing with each other, the Xolo Q1000 and Samsung Galaxy Core. Price of both these smartphones falls in the range of 12,000INR- 13,000INR. SO it may be confusing which one to go for. We are here to help you out in the fight of Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core. While some would rush to proclaim the Samsung Galaxy Core as the absolute winner, it might not be that absolute and, depending on your needs, it might not even be a winner at all. Here’s is what we think of both.

Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

Xolo q1000 vs galaxy core

Starting with the price, there is not too much to differentiate between the two. The Galaxy Core is slightly cheaper, with a starting price of Rs. 12,799, while the XOLO Q1000 starts at Rs. 13,499. The first significant difference comes when comparing their displays.

The Display – Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

In this category, the Q1000 has the edge, with its HD IPS capacitive touchscreen, 5.0 inches screen size and a resolution of 720 x 1280. The Galaxy Core went for the TFT Capacitive touchscreen instead, sporting a screen size of 4.3 inches and a screen resolution of only 480 x 800. The folks over at Xolo really put an effort into delivering an impressive screen, since it also features the Tough Dragon Trail Glass protection – which, hopefully, is just as tough as the name suggests.

Processing Power – Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

Even XOLO Q1000’s processor packs more than its competitor, since it is quad-core, while Samsung opted for dual-core. Both are running at 1.2 GHz, however, Q1000 has the latest Jelly Bean, while Galaxy Core runs on the 4.1 version. No difference when it comes to RAM either, both smartphones coming with 1GB. The Galaxy Core wins by a large margin when it comes to memory – both internal and external, since the internal boosts 8GB, extendable up to 64GB through MicroSD, while the Q1000 has half of that – 4GB internal, up to 32GB external.

Connectivity Options – Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

In terms of connectivity, both have the all too familiar micro USB, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi – however, Q1000 also features EDGE and GPRS, which are a nice addition and Galaxy Core has an extra USB 2.0 port. Both the front and the rear camera of Q1000 are also ahead of Galaxy Core. While Galaxy Core settled for a 5MP camera in the back and a 0.3MP one in the front, Q1000 has an 8MP camera with BSI Sensor, Flash, Touch and Auto Focus and a 1.2MP front camera.

Battery Backup – Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core

As for the batteries, it’s 1800mAh for Galaxy core and 2100mAh for XOLO Q1000 and there is barely any difference regarding the talk time, since both have up to 14 hours on 2G and 9 hours, respectively 10.5 hours on 3G.


Xolo Q1000 also offers dual SIM functionality, something that can’t be said about the Galaxy Core. However, the Galaxy Core can also boast about something that Q1000 doesn’t have, like radio and loudspeaker.

Final Verdict

The bottom line is that both smartphones are solid entries and it’s clear that you can choose any of the two and be satisfied with the end-product. The Samsung Galaxy Core wins a lot of points in the memory and audio department, being more entertainment-oriented, while Xolo Q1000 has bigger screen and more power, for the multi-taskers out there. Overall, if we decide the winner of the fight between Xolo Q1000 vs Galaxy Core, Q1000 feels like a better device.

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