Flipkart customers order XOLO Win Q900s Windows Phone; get Android version instead

Last month, Indian manufacturer XOLO launched its first Windows Phone, the Win Q900s, which it touted as the 'world's lightest smartphone', weighing just 100g, But the Win Q900s is actually just a Windows Phone version of the firm's Android-powered Q900s, rather than an all-new handset.

The device went on sale exclusively with Snapdeal, before later being made available on Flipkart. But as WMPowerUser reports, those who ordered the Win Q900s from Flipkart have actually received the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean version of the device, rather than the Windows Phone that they purchased. 

The Q900s and Win Q900s are visually identical, and share very similar specs too. These include a quad-core 1.2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 8GB storage (with microSD support up to 32GB), 8MP rear camera and 2MP front camera. Both versions of the device feature a 4.7-inch IPS LCD, but the Windows Phone version offers HD (1280x720px) resolution, whereas the Android has just 960x540px. 


Spot the difference!

The device was launched after Microsoft dropped its OS licensing fees for Windows Phone, reducing the cost barrier that had previously put off some manufacturers from offering such devices. However, this does mean that some OEMs, such as XOLO, are simply throwing Windows Phone onto existing hardware, rather than designing custom handsets for the OS. 

Those who have mistakenly received the Q900s Android phone can return it free of charge to Flipkart, who will (hopefully) then send out the Win Q900s that those customers actually ordered. The company has reportedly been contacting customers to let them know of the error. 

Source: WMPowerUser 

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i contacted flipkart 3 times via call and one time via email. they gave me deafline of today 3:30 pm but , till this time none has redressed my issue of wrong xolo win q900s . when i called again today, they again gave me deadline of 30 july 4pm. what a way to fool customers and do farud. i have never expected this from flipkart. i was assured from customer care before buying the product by call and via email that i will definetly get windows version of xolo win q900s , and if by accident i get the wrong phone they would immediately provide refund and return within prescribed time frame. I am really very sad and disappointed by this behavior of flipkart.

I think this might actually do good for WP as customers will try Android, notice how horribly it performs and then experience the buttery smooth performance of WP on the same hardware.

"However, this does mean that some OEMs, such as XOLO, are simply throwing Windows Phone onto existing hardware, rather than designing custom handsets for the OS."

Local Indian companies never design their own phones, their phones are rebranded Chinese Phones with their logo on em.

royalextremist said,
Companies like XOLO don't even manufacture their own phone.They just brand them.It's the same Chinese trash !

Chinese trash? Are You aware of who exactly manufactures ~90% of world phones?

I really appreciate China's strength as phone manufacturing hub.But companies like Xolo,Allview,Micromax and other branding companies don't invest that much on research.They tempt people with high PR. It's a pity that most people don't know it !