Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4 out of 5 by Appy1987 Great features and great price strongly recommended
Great features and great price strongly recommended
22 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by manish15091974 great product at good price
This mobile function is very good.
Price are very low.
This mobile design very butiful.
19 December 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rasna Best for this price.
Light touch, solid results.smart and stylish .dual SIM cards and up to 12 hours of talk time.Clear screen.Cool looking phone.
18 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by alam mind blowing product
I am using this product from a very long time dont get any problm
Long battery life dual sim makes more efficient product must buy
18 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by adub496 all function in one
it is so smart and stylish . it always connects me with family with its facility of dual SIM cards support . its battery back us too good with up to 12
hours of talk time. it has a brilliant
2.8” TFT touch screen.
18 December 2013
Rated 2 out of 5 by CELLINDIAN Philips Xenium X518 Review
Philips have re-entered the mobile handset scenario in India after a long hiatus, with their new Xenium range of mobile phone handsets. The word Xenium roughly translates to a present or a gift in Latin. The X518 is a dual SIM touch screen phone with a stylus.
Design and Build Quality
The X518 comes in an all-black finish with a silver lining at the bottom with the word ‘Xenium’ embossed on it. The entire exterior of the phone is glossy and the back especially is prone to fingerprints. There are three physical buttons at the bottom for call, home and end, which also doubles up as the power button. The feel of the buttons is quite plasticy and cheap and the button feedback isn’t standard. The right consists of the dedicated camera button and volume rocker while there’s the mini USB charging port on the right. The phone doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, which means that both, the charger as well as the headphones need to be connected to the mini USB slot.
n terms of ergonomics, the X518 doesn’t impress really because it needs to be used with a stylus. Also, unless you’re tying the stylus to the phone, there are chances that you’ll end up misplacing it. Now, tying it to the phone brings up it’s own set of problems. Firstly, the stylus keeps scratching against the screen of the phone, if it’s kept in the pocket. Secondly, it extremely limits the usage of the phone with one hand. You’ll almost always have to use both your hands to operate the phone, which is a disadvantage considering the miniscule size of the phone. It’s quite light at 108 grams, but the build quality is poor.
The Xenium X518 is a Java phone and it’s interface is extremely slow and sluggish. Add to it the poor resolution of the phone (240 x 320) and a terrible resistive touchscreen and you’ve got a frustrating user experience, as your end result. More often than not you’ll have to tap the screen really hard with the stylus for it to register your touch. The home screen comes with a range of widgets and shortcuts for calendar, clock, Bluetooth, FM and music, but it slows down the phone even more, so they aren’t really useful. Navigating through the menu screen just once shows how draggy and slow the whole experience is. The X518 receives a thumbs down for the interface because it majorly contributes to the downfall of the phone.
The phone comes with a pretty standard music player - the repeat, shuffle, track titles, volume bar and the forward, rewind buttons. It comes with eight preset equaliser settings and they work pretty well, but we’d recommend you listen to music at a few notches lower than the max volume because the clarity tends to get a little distorted. MP3, WAV, AMR, MIDI and AAC audio formats are supported. Music via the headphones is pretty clear and loud. The highs are a little sharp, but the audio quality dished out by the X518 is quite nice, and that’s one of the few highlights of the phone.
The phone supports MP4, 3GP and H.263 video formats at a resolution of 176 x 144. Video playback is quite limited due to the screen size and it’s resolution, so we wouldn’t recommend you use this phone as your primary video playback device. Lastly, the FM radio works, like you’d expect it to and it’s got a good reception range.
Connectivity options are pretty limited. There’s no Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE, so the only way you can connect to the Internet is using GPRS.
Secondly, the connectivity settings menu is extremely complicated and in spite of tinkering around with it for a substantial amount of time, we couldn’t get the phone to connect to the Internet. Bluetooth 2.0 with A2DP has been included for good measure.
The phone comes with contact and SMS backup options and it’s quite simple to use the feature. All you need to do is select your contacts and it will ask you whether you need to back them to your phone or your memory card and you’re done. The usual calculator, voice recorder, alarm, world clock, stopwatch, image viewer and tasks have been bundled in. There’s also a JBreak game, which is a brick breaker Java application. Connecting the phone via USB to the computer will allow you to use it as a webcam, COM port or for mass storage. There’s also a call recorder app integrated into the phone.
The X518 comes with a 2 megapixel camera with LED Flash. Once you’ll enter the camera menu, you’ll be greeted with a ‘rectangle-of-sorts’. Initially, we mistook it for autofocus, but a few snaps here and there and we figured it’s nothing, but show. The photographs dished out by the X518 are of extremely low quality. The phone is capable of recording videos in the CIF format at a frame rate of 15fps. However, primary image or video capture on this device is an absolute no-go.
The phone comes with a powerful 1530 mAh battery. It’s powering a low-res 2.8-inch screen, so naturally the battery’s going to work quite well. In our video loop test the Xenium gave us non-stop video playback of 10 hours and 50 minutes. Statisticswise, pure awesomeness. Video playback experience wise, sore headache. So, that more or less nullifies its usefulness. Also we ran our customary call, video, audio tests and here’s how the phone performed. The phone lasted for 8 hours of audio, 6 hours of video and 3 hours of calling which is quite a feat. The battery takes around 4 hours to full charge from scratch after, which the phone displays a ‘Chargering completed’ message. Such an error was definitely not expected from Philips.
17 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by preeti21 The product is sleek and stylish looks coupled with extensive features
The Philips Xenium Xenium CTX518BLK X518 is the best phone a person can desire with its sleek and stylish looks coupled with the extensive features and the great unbeatabe affordable price this phone will surely leave an indelible mark on the users, The camera quality is great and the touch is brilliant. Moreover it is a dual sim phone hence can be used extensively . Further the screen size is large enough with a great display.
The phone is unarguably unbeatable and one of its kind
17 December 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by kulla This product has good specifcatiions
It has CMOS image sensor type this type is very superb technology and very useful.multi shot camera facility superb.digital zoom 8x very fantastic..All facilities with less cost i bought this product and helps to my friend to buy this product
13 December 2013