After one week of tests performed by the SemiAccurate team, the Intel X86 based Lava Xolo X900 was found more than suitable, for those looking to purchase an Android-powered phone.
The Lava Xolo X900 is the first smartphone to be based on Intel's Medfield platform, and can now be found in India for around £260. Announced in February at MWC, the phone is built by Gigabyte and comes with an Intel Atom Z2460 processor, clocked at 1.6GHz, with a 400MHz GPU.
The Xolo is powered by Android 2.3 Gingerbread and renders content on a 4.03in screen, with an 800 by 480 pixel resolution.
Although the website had a hard time finding an US carrier to work with the phone, AT&T was the only option. The review team concluded that Intel managed to build a solid phone that does not overpromise, nor overreaches, just delivers something that works.
The Intel powered phone was compatible with nearly 100 per cent of existing applications, delivering impressive performance for everything, except games. Currently, the x86 architecture has some problems when running advanced games, an issue that should be resolved when developers start compiling code, specifically for this platform.
Benchmark tests performed by AnTuTu, the popular Android app, proved that Xolo X900 is a valid contender in the mobile market. Its total score topped Motorola's Photon, with 14 per cent, while claiming almost every section of the test.
"If you can live without bleeding edge 3D mobile games, I wouldn't hesitate to cross-shop an x86 phone ", said Charlie Demerjian, the author of the review.