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VoLTE – You’ve heard of it. Now know of it!

It can get irritating when a 4G/LTE network that can give seamless video streaming and video calls anywhere, can’t even promise an uninterrupted call if you enter the metro or even a basement!

Well, that is about to change. We might soon have voice over LTE (VoLTE) services in India which will revolutionise the way phone calls work! Instead of using older networks, the voice is delivered as the data through the LTE network.

What can VoLTE do for you?

1. HD Voice: VoLTE customers can experience dramatic improvement in voice quality. This is because it chops up the phone call into small data packages and sends it via the world wide web! This results in a better and clearer voice call and far less break-ups (pun intended).



2. Simultaneous voice and data use: Though VoLTE essentially works through the internet, it would still allow you to be on a call and still use the internet on your phone much better than before. Imagine watching a YouTube video while taking business calls!



3. No extra charges: If the current VoLTE services available around the world are any indication, then you won’t have to pay any extra charges for it. So, you don’t have to cut down on your shopping to be able to enjoy good connectivity.



4. Faster call setup times: You know how you sometimes dial a number and then wait longer for the ringing to start than the conversation itself? Calls connect at a faster rate on VoLTE as compared to the connecting speeds of older technology networks.



5. Phones in Indian market:  Not every phone supports VoLTE by default just how not every phone supports 4G/LTE. But you can find VoLTE support in smartphones like the XOLO Era 2X, available for Rs 6,666 for 2GB and Rs 7, 499 for 3GB RAM. Now that’s what you call more value for less money.


So, make sure your smartphone supports VoLTE and get ready for a whole new calling and browsing experience!


5 Weirdly timed selfies that you can take with your XOLO Era 1X smartphone

Selfies- we cannot resist taking them no matter where we are. Of course, that doesn’t stop us from clicking away, even when we probably should. Here are 5 weirdly timed selfies you can take with your XOLO Era 1X.

1. While at the gym


If the daredevil in you wants to take a selfie while on the treadmill or doing push ups, go for it. Unlike most people who cringe at the thought of sweaty, red faced pictures, you have a secret weapon- the Era 1X camera’s Beauty Mode. It automatically enhances pictures, making you look great all the time.


2. When you’re in trouble


Your car has stalled and you’re waiting by the roadside for a tow truck. What do you do to pass time? Take selfies of course! After all, your Era 1X front camera ensures you always get the perfect selfie- be it day or night (that’s what the front flash is for- low light photography!)


3. While being messy


Birthday cake being smashed on your face? Covered with dough after a pie-making session? What a great photo-op! but don’t just settle for a regular selfie. Try the Live Photo mode on the Xolo Era 1X, which will capture all the action, with accompanying sounds.


4. While you’re being yelled at



So, what if you’re being yelled at by your parents for coming home late but bae needs photographic proof that you’ve reached home safe and sound? Or what if bae is the one who’s had enough of you? Double tap on your Era 1X’s home button, and you’re directed straight to the camera. Click and send- because misery sure does like company.


5. While getting medical attention


Celebrities take hospital bed selfies all the time. So, why shouldn’t you? Although, you might have to sneak your smartphone into the operation theatre for this, which is highly unlikely. But there’s no harm in trying,right?

So, what are you waiting for? Get your pout on! Your Instagram followers are waiting!

Learn How to Get That Perfect Shot in Low Light

Imagine you’re out for a romantic late night dinner. Or, more likely, you’re out for a post-midnight drive around town with friends. The moon is gorgeous, falling just right on all your faces. The mood is alive. The scene is set… the urge to take a picture is growing stronger. And then, you give in. The camera clicks but the result is an utter disappointment.

If your photo is full of images like this, it’s time that you took a crash course in low light photography.

1. Stabilise your shot- The camera shutter needs to stay open for longer to get enough light, so a moving camera can ruin your picture. Try to keep your camera steady when you’re taking a picture in low light. Take support or use a tripod if you can.



2.Adjust your settings – White balance and focusing becomes even more important when the surrounding is dark. So, make sure you click on the subject you want focus on before taking the picture. You can also manually change the ISO and shutter speed. And don’t worry if you’re new to it, just play around with the settings and see what works best.



3. Do NOT zoom – If you feel you’re too far away, get a little closer to the subject, but try to avoid using the digital zoom option in your phone. In most cases, this is almost the same as cropping it afterwards. Advanced smartphones with optical zoom can help you get a high-quality photograph that’ll fool anyone into thinking you were right there!



4. Use the environment- As much as light is important for a good photo, you don’t want too much of it, and you don’t want it from the wrong angle. Try using natural lights such as car headlights or streetlights, rather than depending on your flash, which could be too harsh and too direct.



5. Edit wisely- Desperate times call for desperate measures! When the light is bad, don’t shy away from using filters and editing your photograph. A tweak of brightness and contrast levels can make a huge difference. Several android phones also give you a raw image that has much more scope for processing but if your phone isn’t one of them, you can still reduce noisy shadows with handy editing apps.


The next time you have a great late night, make sure you have the photos to prove it!