Lava has launched a camera centric flagship smartphone called Lava Icon for a pricing of Rs 11,990. The device has been made available on sale both offline and online. However, it will be exclusive to Snapdeal in the latter. If you are interested in grabbing this smartphone, here is a quick review on the same.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The Lava Icon is given a 13 MP snapper at its back with Sony Exmor sensor under a 5p wide F2.0 aperture lens to capture more light. Up front, the device boasts of a 5 MP seflie snapper with Omni Vision sensor, 4p F2.4 aperture lens. Also, the handset’s imaging hardware is complemented with Beauty Mode and other software enhancements for to make it more appealing for the selfie enthusiasts.

On the storage front, the Lava Icon is bundled with 16 GB of native storage space that should be ample for a device in this price bracket. This storage can be expanded further up to 32 GB with the help of a micro SD card.

Processor and Battery

The Lava Icon is powered by the most tested and tried 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek MT6582 processor that is backed by 2 GB of RAM for efficient multitasking and a smooth performance without any hiccups.

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A 2,500 mAh battery energizes the Lava’s flagship smartphone and it is claimed to pump in up to 13 hours of talk time on 3G. This seems to be quite average for a smartphone in this price range, but it is acceptable considering the battery capacity.

Display and Features

The Lava Icon is bestowed with a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a HD screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels. This screen with an average pixel density of 294 pixels per inch is protected with the Dragon-Trail glass that makes it scratch resistant. This screen seems to be sharp enough to handle all the basic functionalities without any issues.

Running on Lava’s custom Android skin called Star OS, the users of Lava Icon can draw custom symbols to lock the screen or launch an app. There are connectivity aspects such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and dual SIM support. Moreover, those buying the device from Snapdeal will receive a free selfie stick as well.

Comparison

The Lava Icon will go on a battle against Micromax Canvas Selfie, HTC Desire 626G+, Nokia Lumia 730 and more.

Key Specs

Model Lava Icon
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core MediaTek MT6582
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Star OS based on Android
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,500 mAh
Price Rs 11,990

What we Like

  • Superior imaging hardware
  • Custom Android skin

What we Don’t Like

  • More capacious battery

Price and Conclusion

The Lava Icon is decent smartphone in the mid range market segment. The device takes the advantage of its imaging hardware, reasonable pricing, custom OS based on Android and so on. However, there are better offerings in the same price bracket with octa core chipsets. Anyways, if you prefer clicking selfies constantly, you can opt for the Lava Icon to get the benefit.