The budget device makers are jumping into the bandwagon of launching solid smartphones in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket. While each device focuses on different aspects, the lately launched Lava Iris Fuel 50 priced at Rs 7,799 focuses on rendering long hours of backup. Let us take a look at the quick review of this smartphone.
Camera and Internal Storage
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 arrives with an acceptable camera performance possessing an 8 MP main camera sensor that is teamed up with auto focus and dual LED flash for better low-light photography. This camera is paired with a pretty 2 MP front-facing shooter that can make video calls and click selfies. This camera sounds decent enough in this price range and average on paper.
The smartphone bundles 8 GB of internal storage capacity that can be expanded externally up to 32 GB by means of a micro SD card. The inclusion of 8 GB of storage is pretty standard and it makes the handset on par with the other devices in the similar price bracket.
Processor and Battery
The Lava smartphone employs a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor of unspecified chipset that is coupled with 1 GB of RAM to deliver superior multi-tasking capabilities. This combination of raw hardware makes the device an average offering that can compete with the others in its range.
The battery on the smartphone is an impressive 3,000 mAh unit that is claimed to pump in up to 13 hours of talk time and up to 360 hours of standby time to the device. This large battery adds sense to the name of the device and makes it one of the few smartphones with best battery life in this pricing.
Display and Features
The Iris Fuel 50 comes with a 5 inch IPS display packing a FWVGA screen resolution of 854×480 pixels. This is one segment where Lava has compromised to lower the price of the device as the other offerings in this price range arrive with better resolution. Hence, this smartphone could be little pixelated with not much sharpness though it will be suitable for basic tasks. However, there is a scratch resistant Asahi Dragon-trail glass coating on the screen.
The Lava offering is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and it packs connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 3G. Also, there are features such as double to wake up screen and support for drawing customizable gestures.
|Model||Lava Iris Fuel 50|
|Display||5 inch, FWVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||8 MP/ 2 MP|
What we Like
- Long lasting battery
- Competitive Pricing
What we Dislike
- Lack of a sharp display
Price and Conclusion
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 appears to be a decent smartphone with impressive specifications for its pricing of Rs 7,799. The handset takes the advantage of boasting a juicy 3,000 mAh battery that makes it last for long hours. This handset would definitely be able to quench the needs of price conscious consumers to own a smartphone with long battery backup.