Lava today launched Lava Iris Pro 20 which is a younger sibling of Lava Iris Pro 30 (Full Review), launched a few weeks back. Both of these smartphones share a striking resemblance on the outside, and have a price difference of around 1,000 INR. Let’s compare them head to head to decide which one will be a better option.

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Display and Processor

The display for both of these smartphones is 4.7 inches. Both smartphones employ and IPS LCD panel with OGS (One Glass Solution Technologies). Both displays have been fully laminated and are protected by Corning Gorilla Glass. But their does lie a difference.

While Lava Iris Pro 30 comes with HD resolution (1280 x 720 pixels), Lava Iris Pro 20 possesses only one quarter of this pixel count with 950 x 540 qHD resolution. On a 4.7 inch display, this wont great a vast difference, but there will certainly be visible difference between the two.

Also the Lava Iris Pro 30 sources the IPS LCD display from Sharp technologies and Lava hasn’t mentioned the same source for Iris Pro 20’s display. Both Phones uses the same 1.2 GHz quad core chipset backed by 1 GB RAM and Power VR series GPU. The chipset is most like MT6589, but Lava has not yet specified this.

Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera in Lava Iris Pro 30 has an 8 MP sensor with auto focus and Dual LED flash support. Lava Iris Pro 20 also features an 8 MP camera module at the rear and we don’t expect them to be much different in performance. Lava did mention some extra traits like BSI sensor and Blue light filter for Pro 30.

Internal storage is also same for both at standard 4 GB only. You can also extend your internal storage by another 32 GB using MicroSD card support. 4 GB storage is slightly disappointing, Lava should have provided with 8 GB onboard storage to keep up with the modern trends.

Battery and Other Features

Battery capacity is 2000 mAh for both smartphones and this will last for about one day with moderate usage. Both of these phones feature comes with content adaptive backlight feature, will save up to 30 percent battery backup.

The operating system is also same on both smartphones with Android 4.2 jelly bean on board. Both Pro 30 and Pro 20 support dual SIM functionality.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris Pro 20 Lava Iris Pro 30
Display 4.7 Inch , qHD 4.7 Inch , HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable 4 GB, Expandable
OS Android 4.2 Android 4.2
Camera 8 MP/ VGA 8 MP/ 3 MP
Battery 2000 mAh 2000 mAh
Price 13,999 INR Approx 15,000 INR

Conclusion

Both Lava Iris Pro 30 and Iris Pro 20 have a lot in common, only conspicuous difference is display resolution. Pro 30 is 7.5 mm thick and weighs 114 grams where as Pro 20 is 7.7 mm thick and weighs 112 grams and this makes both of these phone incredibly light and slim. With only 1,000 INR price difference between the two, for now Lava Iris Pro 30 seems like a better choice between the tw0. Phones like Moto G, Xolo Q1010i and Xolo Q1100 will mark a major dent in their sales.