In the current market scenario, all the budget device makers are jumping into the bandwagon of launching Android 4.4 KitKat based smartphones. The latest one to enter this segment is indigenous vendor Lava that has come out with a smartphone dubbed Lava Magnum X604 priced at Rs 11,999. Lava appears to have partnered with online retailer Snapdeal to release this device that sells the phone for Rs 11,399. Let us take a look at the quick review of this smartphone:

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Lava Magnum X604 arrives with an acceptable camera performance with an 8 MP main camera sensor that is teamed up with LED flash and BSI Sensor for better low-light photography and FHD 1080p video shooting capabilities. This camera is paired with a 2 MP front-facing shooter that can make good quality video calls and click selfies. This camera sounds decent enough in this price range and ranks above average on paper.

The smartphone bundled 8 GB of default storage space that can in turn be expanded by another 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card. The inclusion of 8 GB of storage is definitely a good task and not many smartphones in the sub Rs 12,000 price range arrive with such storage options.

Processor and Battery

The Lava smartphone employs a 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom processor coupled with Videocore IV graphics engine. The chipset uses a NEON technology that makes it capable of supporting numerous video codecs providing a faster multimedia performance. Also, the processor is pretty power efficient conserving the battery life effectively. A 1 GB of RAM joins the processor in delivering superior multi-tasking capabilities.

The battery on the smartphone is an impressive 2,600 mAh unit that should be capable of pumping in a decent backup to it. Moreover, such a huge battery is not incorporated in any of its stiff rivals.

Display and Features

The Lava Magnum X604 comes with a gigantic 6 inch IPS display packing a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This roughly translates to a pixel density of 245 ppi that is average. But, the other offerings in this price range arrive with lower resolution making the Lava phone a sharper and better phone.

As mentioned above, the device is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it packs connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G and GPS. Moreover, the device arrives in two colors – Brown and White.

Comparison

The Lava Magnum X604 smartphone will be a tough challenger to Spice Stellar Mi-600, Xolo 2000L and Intex Aqua i15.

Key Specs

Model Lava Magnum X604
Display 6 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core Broadcom
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 2,600 mAh
Price Rs 11,399

What we Like

  • Quad Core Chipset
  • 8 GB Internal Storage
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

Price and Conclusion

The Lava Magnum X604 seems to be a decent smartphone with the incorporation of a quad core Broadcom chipset that makes it impressive. While it is a valuable phone for a price tag of Rs 11,399, Lava makes it better by offering a free Flip Cover for added protection. On the whole, it is a good device to consider purchasing with a better battery life, large display and good camera features.

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