Panasonic P31 vs. Xolo Q1010, battle of the 5-inch quad core phones

The Panasonic P31 which is pegged at Rs 11,990 and the Xolo Q1010 tagged at Rs 12,998 are priced so uncomfortably close to each other, you’re probably looking for any differences in their specifications to see which one is better than the other.

Here’s where we’ll make it simpler for those who are considering buying either of these phones. The Xolo smartphone asks for slightly more in cash for two main reasons – its touchscreen and its camera.

Panasonic P31

While both competitors have 5-inch displays, the Q1010 has a 1280 x 720p resolution touchscreen, while the P31’s panel only spews out visuals in 854 x 480p. Additionally, though both have 8MP cameras on their backs, the Xolo device has a 2MP front lens over the Panasonic phone’s VGA one.

In every other way, the two smartphones are almost evenly matched. Each carries a 1.3GHz quad core processor at its heart and runs on Android Jelly Bean. They also share other key features such as dual SIM slots, 1GB of RAM, internal memory of 4GB and a microSD card slot for adding up to 32GB extra.

Panasonic P31 specs:

– 5-inch FWVGA touchscreen
– 854 x 480p resolution
– Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
– 32GB microSD expandability
– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– 8MP and VGA cameras
– 2000mAh battery
– Release date next week

Xolo Q1010

Xolo Q1010 features:

– 5-inch IPS OGS display
– 1280 x 720p resolution
– Android Jelly Bean 4.2
– 1GB RAM, 4GB internal memory
– 32GB expandability
– 1.3GHz quad core MediaTek SoC
– 8MP rear camera, 2MP webcam
– 2250mAh battery
Available here and elsewhere

Wrapping its up, if we were looking in the Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000 price range ourselves, we’d rather go for the Motorola Moto G over the Panasonic P31 or Xolo Q1010. But to each his own.