Lately, India based smartphone vendor Lava appears to be splashing the market with a plethora of offerings. With the objective to grab a significant chunk of the market share, the firm has announced the sequel to its yesteryear flagship model. Well, Lava has announced the launch of Iris 504Q+ bearing a price tag of Rs 13,990 to create an impact in the mid-range market segment. Now, lets analyze the capabilities of this smartphone based on its specifications.
Camera and Internal Storage
On the imaging front, the Lava Iris 504Q+ boasts a 10 MP primary camera paired with auto focus and Exmor RS sensor measuring 1/3.2 inch with 5P lens module. The camera also features HDR (HighDynamicRange) and panorama shooting modes. This primary camera is supplemented by a 2 MP front-facer for video calling. Being a mid-range smartphone with a reasonable price tag, the handset features attractive camera features that the other phones in this range lack.
To handle the storage department, there is 8 GB of internal storage that can further be expanded up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. Though there is expandable memory support, 8 GB of onboard storage should be pretty low to store the operating system, in-built software and applications.
Processor and Battery
Lava Iris 504Q+ is powered by a quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz supported by a 500 MHz Mali 400 MP2 GPU. There is 1 GB of RAM that can handle the multi-tasking to decent levels and render smooth performance on the whole.
A 2,000 mAh battery powers the Iris 504Q+ and it is rated to provide up to 732 hours of standby time with no word regarding its talk time.
Display and Features
The dual SIM Iris 504Q+ is given a 5 inch IPS OGS (One Glass Solution) with HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This display with superior levels of viewing angles has a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch. Boasting OGS display technology provides the benefit of reducing the thickness of the screen thereby helping the handset to be thin.
Connectivity aspects on board include Wi-Fi, 3G, micro USB and Bluetooth to help the users to be seamlessly connected anywhere anytime. Furthermore, the device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system without any assurance regarding a update.
Being the successor of Iris 504Q launched last year, this new Lava phone includes gesture controls onboard allowing users to interact with the handset simply with the swipe of a hand over the air for clicking snaps, changing tracks on the media player, tuning FM channels, switching between screens and browsing the gallery via voice commands.
The Lava Iris 504Q+ will compete with handsets such as Moto G, Lenovo S660, Lava’s own Lava Iris Pro 20 and Micromax Canvas 4 A210. Compared to last year, when Lava Iris 504Q was launched, the competition in 10K to 15 K range has increased many folds. Lava will have to swim in tough waters this time.
|Model||Lava Iris 504Q+|
|Display||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean|
|Camera||10 MP/ 2 MP|
Price and Conclusion
Lava Iris 504Q+ being a mid-range smartphone with dual SIM capability has impressive features and specifications on paper. But, there are many handsets in this price range and the market is crowded with more and more innovative offerings. Also, the handset includes advanced camera capabilities onboard with expandable memory support and a decent battery.