Lava has launched the Iris 455, a new Android smartphone in the Iris Series, which seems to be a successor to the Iris 454 which was launched back in February. It has just become a trend for this mobile company to releases at least one budget phone every Friday, a Blockbuster Phoneday and this Friday ,it was another budget-level phone, the Lava Iris 455.
SPECIFICATIONS AND KEY FEATURES
The Lava Iris 455 comes with pretty exciting specifications including the latest Android OS: Jelly Bean, where as its competitors: Micromax Ninja A91 e and Karbonn A24 are still struggling with ICS. This entry-level phone is powered by the latest Android OS and hence gets a upper hand on its competitors and this decision will definitely earn profit to the phone-maker. The Iris 455 has also got a qHD IPS capacitive display instead of the TFT display,featured on the Micromax Ninja A91. So the display is also better as compared to competitors. Apart from the OS and the display, other specifications are pretty standard with not much difference. The one area where Lava Iris 455 disappoints is the battery which is 1500 mAh where Micromax Ninja A91 comes with a 1800 mAh and Karbonn A24 boasts a brilliant 2000 mAh battery. Still Lava promises 6 hours of talktime in 3G mode, but we would have been more happier with a better battery life.
This Dual SIM (WCDMA + GSM) have a 4.5 inch qHD IPS capacitive display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 245 ppi approximately and weighs 120 grams. Its is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor paired with 512MB of RAM and gets only 2GB of internal storage, however, that can be expanded by using a micro-SD card. It houses Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and got a 5 megapixel camera at the back along with an LED flash and front-facing VGA camera for video calling.
- Processor: 1GHz dual-core processor
- RAM: 512MB
- Display Size: 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) capacitive touch screen display
- Software Version: Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)
- Weighs 120 grams
- Camera: 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash,
- Secondary Camera: VGA
- Internal Storage: 4GB of internal memory (2GB user memory), expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- Battery: 1500 mAh battery with up to 6 hours talk time (3G)
- Connectivity: 3G (HSDPA 7.2Mbps; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps) , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, aGPS ,3.5 mm audio jack
No word on pricing yet, but it is likely to be priced similar to the Iris 454, which is available for Rs 8,499 . Overall, considering the fact that the phone is a sub-10k device, it does have some note-worthy features to boast of. Surely it should be competing against the likes of Micromax A91 Ninja and Karbonn Smart A12 and might create a confusion among the users who are planning to buy an entry-level smartphone with impressive specifications in the sub Rs 10,000 price range.