The smartphone market is getting flooded with numerous solid smartphones that have their own highlight. As the battery life is a critical factor of entry level smartphones, the some device makers incorporate juicy batteries in their offerings to pump in long hours of backup. Lava is the latest one to launch such a handset called Iris Fuel 60 priced at Rs 8,888. Let us take a look at the quick review of this smartphone.

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Camera and Internal Storage

Lava has bestowed a 10 MP main camera sensor at the back of the Iris Fuel 60 that is impressive for the pricing that the device asks. This camera is capable of recording FHD 1080p videos and is better than the other devices in this segment. This camera is paired with a pretty 2 MP front-facing shooter that can make video calls and click selfies.

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 MediaTek MT6582 processor that is coupled with 1 GB of RAM to deliver decent performance and moderate multi-tasking capabilities. This chipset is seen on many Android smartphones in this class and hence, its decent performance is known.

The battery on the Iris Fuel 60 is capacious at 4,000 mAh unit that is claimed to pump in up to 32 hours of talk time. Well, such an impressive backup is the USP of the smartphone. It is also claimed to come with quick charging technology that will charge the battery fully in 3 hours and 15 minutes.

Display and Features

Lava Iris Fuel 60 comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD display with HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This sharp display is layered with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection as well. Also, the IPS panel does a good job by rendering decent viewing angles.

The Lava offering is fueled by Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system and it packs connectivity aspects such as Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, USB OTG, GPS and 3G. Interestingly, all the components of the smartphone are connected to PCBA with connectors making the Iris Fuel 60 easy to repair.

Comparison

The Lava Iris Fuel 60 will be a direct competitor to Intex Aqua Power, Gionee Marathon M3, Celkon Millennia Epic Q550, Micromax Canvas Power A96, Xolo Q3000 and others.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris Fuel 60
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 10 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
Price Rs 8,888

What we Like

  • Capacious battery with quick charging technology
  • Reasonable pricing
  • Decent camera set

What we don’t like

  • The phone is a little too chunky for our taste

Price and Conclusion

The Lava Iris Fuel 60 is definitely a decent smartphone packing solid specifications for its pricing of Rs 8,888. The handset’s juicy 4,000 mAh battery makes the smartphoen a better buy for those who prefer devices with long lasting batteries as it can last for over a day. Also, this battery is accompanied by other aspects such as decent display, capable imaging hardware and impressive feature set.

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