Lava Iris 504Q is a latest offering from Lava Mobile which also has the Xolo company under the same hut. On the hardware front it comes powered with 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor and 8 MP camera and a unique gesture feature which allows you to take camera photos by just waving your hand over the phone, read on further to find out more about this feature and full review of this phone.
Lava Iris 504Q Quick Specs
Display Size: 5 inch IPS OGS Display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 4 GB
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
Handset, Battery – 2000 mAh, Universal USB Charger, USB to MicroUSB cable, In ear headphones, Additional screen guard and another one pre installed on the device, User manual, Flip cover and OTG cable.
Build Quality, Design and Form Factor
The build quality is one of the best you get at this price point in any other android smartphone these days, the back cover is matt finish rubberized in nature which again gives a nice grip in your hands. The design of the phone is really nice, it has a curve at the back which again makes it feel good and premium and the weight of the device is around 140 grams. The device may feel big with its 5 inch display but you will get used to it after using it for one day and the phone is pretty slim to it will go in your jeans or bag pocket quite easily.
Display, Memory and Battery Backup
The display is good quite crisp and clear in pixel formation, its not easy to notice the pixels with naked eyes, however the sunlight visibility and viewing angles are not too good. The OGS display technology on the other hand does make the touch screen much more sensitive as compared to the other phones in the same price segment from other manufactures. It has 4 GB internal memory out of which around 1.89 Gb is available to the user and you also have the option to use SD card but it does not come in the package but you can move apps to SD card and install apps as well directly on the SD card using it as internal storage. The battery backup is good around 1 day with moderate usage.
Software, Benchmarks and Gaming
The software UI is stock android everywhere, but you can still change the look and feel of the icons with the preinstalled app called Variety Themes. The benchmarks scores for a phone at this price segment you can play both the graphic intensive and casual games on this device.
- Quadrant Standard Edition: 3984
- Antutu Benchmark: 13106
- Nenamark2: 45.7 fps
- Multi Touch: 5 point
The 8 MP camera performs good in day light and the quite of photo taken low light may have some noise depending on the amount of light you have on the scene.
Sound, Video and Navigation
The sound quality from the loudspeaker is good but not too loud but from the in ear headphones sound is loud, clear and crisp on calls and also while listening music. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p as well without any issues. You can use the device for navigation as well with the help of assisted GPS on the device but you need to enable the specific settings for the same, see more in our video review below.
Gesture Sensor Technology
This is one unique feature we see in Lava Iris 504Q which makes is stand out of the other budget smartphones in the market, as per this feature you can take photos with the back camera by waving your hand over the screen, you can browse the images in the gallery in the same way, you can also change the music track while playing the music in default music player on the phone and you can also change radio stations when you are listening FM Radio on the phone, for demo watch the full video review of this phone on our channel.
Lava Iris 504Q Photo Gallery
Lava Iris 504Q Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]
Conclusion and Price
Lava Iris 504Q is a right priced at Rs. 13,499 INR, it comes with decent hardware like Quad Core processor and 1 Gb RAM but has slightly low internal phone memory available to the users, but some features like gesture sensor technology give more reasons to buy it, if you compare it with popular Micromax Canvas A116 it is better with equally good hardware and light in weight as well.