Have you heard about brand new “Medfield” Atom processor? This latest CPU platform has been developed by multinational semiconductor chip maker firm, Intel. Intel has introduced its powerful “Medfield” platform to the folks for a very first time at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show by means of Lenovo K800 smartphone. Lava Xolo X900 is another device powered with this latest CPU of Intel. Despite the “Medfield” platform made its debut with Lenovo K800, the tribute for globe’s 1st Intel-powered handset has been officially gone to the Lava Xolo X900. The reason is that Lava scheduled a very soon release date 25 April, 2012 for Xolo X900, while Lenovo didn’t confirm the official release date for K800 yet and it looks like to be delaying at least to the next month.
Both smartphones are packed with ample of smart features & specification and both have truly created a buzz in the tech world. Undoubtedly, they will shortly confront each other in the market. Of course, it will be hard for people to make a decision that spending money on which of these two handsets would prove superlative for them. This article is all about head to head comparison of preliminary features and specifications of these two Intel-powered smartphones, which will help you to solve your trouble of choosing the best one. Just remember that the features and specifications of these two smartphones are just preliminary and can be varied prior to the official launch.
The key points of consideration in the Lenovo K800 Vs Lava Xolo X900 comparison include:
- Form Factor
- Operating System & User Interface
- Memory and Storage
- Pricing & Availability
So let’s begin the comparison of both phones based on the above key factors.
While talking about Form Factor, these two devices are quite similar to each other. The design for these 2 smartphones seems to be quite different than the ordinary smartphone designs available in the market. Lenovo K800 sports a brick-styled rectangular casing with 3 uniquely styled soft-touch buttons. Lava Xolo X900 is also equipped in same brick-styled rectangular casing but with 4 soft-touch buttons. The overall design of K800 is edgier than the design of the Xolo X900. K800 is pretty firm and easy to hold but it is somewhat thicker. Thickness wise Lava Xolo X900 measures 10.99mm that is not really thin, but the device is pretty light weighing around 127 grams. In the case of Lenovo K800, the exact dimensions of its form factor are not announced yet. If you desire a classy-looking smartphone, you can undeniably take the Lenovo K800 and the Lava Xolo X900 in to consideration.
As said above, the features and specifications of these 2 devices are just preliminary and can be varied before the official launch. At present, the Lenovo K800 is running on Android 2.3.7 Gingerbread but there is no need of scowling because this firmware is planned to be upgraded to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, it is not quite certain if the firmware will be changed before the actual launch of phone or if it will be done through over-the-air (OTA) update after the launch. Considering the user interface, it seems that K800 will not be based on the stock UI. It looks like Lenovo will utilize its custom UI that you can see on tablets of Lenovo. The interface of the device is somewhat different; the home screen includes a set of 4 icons that appears to be designed for Call, Email, SMS and Chat. The widget for date, time and weather is situated right above these set.
Similar to the Lenovo K800, the Xolo X900 currently running on Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Lava also assured to release an update that will ultimately upgrade the firmware to Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. As well as, the kernel of the device is also seems to be layered with a custom UI same as the K800.
As far as Processor is concerned, it is anticipated that both these devices will be pretty rapid & sharp as both are powered with Intel’s Medfield platform. The Lenovo K800 and the Lava Xolo X900, both willbe packed with Intel’s single core 1.6GHz Atom processor. This new Intel chipset is capable of contending with Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad core processor and ARM’s dual core Cortex A9 chipset, according to the early outcomes from benchmark tests. Undoubtedly, these 2 devices would be very quick to respond your actions and commands. You will be capable of multi-tasking, and your videos will be played without holdups. Nevertheless, the actual performance tests are still remaining to be performed.
Memory and Storage
Coming to the Memory and Storage; there is no word on the figure of the Lenovo K800’s internal memory right now but it seems that the device will be capable of offering external storage of 32GB through micro SD card. On the other hand, the Lava Xolo X900 will be equipped with 16GB of internal memory but it will seemingly not be packed with any micro SD card slot. Both devices will be packed with 1GB of RAM, which is plenty enough to manage your apps and files.
The head to head comparison of the Display features of these 2 giant Intel-powered handsets is the best component in this comparison. The Lenovo K800 sports 4.5” LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a full screen resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and with 16M colors. However, it is not still clear that whether the display will be made up of Gorilla Glass or not. On the other hand, the Lava Xolo X900 is featured with 4.03 inch TFT LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a full screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and with 16M colors. Here, the display is surely made up of Corning Gorilla Glass and hence it is dust and scratch resistant.
Appearance wise, the Lenovo K800’s display is superior to the Lava Xolo X900’s display. The reason is that the K800 offers a better screen resolution, which will enable you to view your images and videos in vivid colors. Even so, the Xolo X900’s display should not be underestimated. It is also very decent and you will not be disenchanted.
The Lenovo K800 sports an 8 MP rear camera with LED flash, auto focus and geo-tagging. The smartphone will also feature a secondary front facing camera to facilitate video calling. The front facing camera is anticipated to be a VGA camera, and it will indeed be capable of recording videos in 1080 pixels. The camera specs of K800 are not exactly specified yet, and are expected to be updated also.
In contrast, the Lava Xolo X900 can take pride of its high quality 8 MP rear snapper with single LED flash, auto focus, digital zoom and touch focus. The camera can also be set to burst mode, which will enable you to take up to ten shots in less than one second. The camera has ability to turn in the following modes: Auto, Potrait, Sports, Night, Landscape, Night Potrait, Fireworks and Text. One more appealing thing is that the phone is packed with a decent 1.3 MP front facing camera that you can utilize for video calling. The videos recorded by you will be set in full HD at 1080p while your video chats will ultimately be set at 480p.
It is very difficult to determine that the camera quality of which device would be better because the camera specs of K800 are not exactly specified yet and it is expected to be packed with an assortment of camera modes.
Connectivity wise, both devices are pretty much praiseworthy and you will be capable of surfing the web on the move. The Lenovo K800 will flaunt its own support for 3G HSDPA apart from its Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n. It will also be packed with micro USB 2.0 and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP. As for the Lava Xolo X900, it will also be able to connect with a 3G HSPA+ network. The phone will be equipped with high speed USB 2.0, Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and even NFC connection. A built-in support for Near Field Communication provides some extra points to the Lava Xolo X900.
Release Date & Pricing Facts
When it comes to the release date & pricing facts, both the devices are still to be released in the market. Official release date & price of the Lenovo K800 is not confirmed yet. The confirmed news is that the device will be primarily released in China, and it will be released as soon as next month if all goes well. As for the Lava Xolo X900, it will make its most anticipated first appearance on this coming 23rd April. It will hit the Indian market with a price tag of 22,000 INR which is approximately equivalent to 424 USD.
All in all, both the smartphones are really powerful and it will be better to wait till the release of the Lenovo K800 for deciding the best one. No doubt, the price of Lava Xolo X900 is quite affordable and it will be released this month. But, by waiting for the official launch of K800, you will get an opportunity to compare the performance of both devices. Who knows? K800 could be made available at a cheaper price with superior performance. If that happens, you would definitely pick the K800. After all, the specs and features of these two devices are roughly very similar.