Lava Iris 504Q is a latest offering from Lava Mobile which also has the Xolo company under the same hut. On the hardware front it comes powered with 1.2 Ghz Quad Core processor and 8 MP camera and a unique gesture feature which allows you to take camera photos by just waving your hand over the phone, read on further to find out more about this feature and full review of this phone.

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Lava Iris 504Q Quick Specs

Display Size: 5 inch IPS OGS Display with 720 x 1280 HD resolution
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad Core MediaTek Mt6589
RAM: 1 Gb
Software Version: Android 4.2.1 (Jelly Bean) OS
Camera: 8 MP AF camera.
Secondary Camera: 2 MP front-facing camera FF [Fixed Focus]
Internal Storage: 4 GB
External Storage: Expandable up to 32GB
Battery: 2000 mAh battery Lithium Ion
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP, aGPS, 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio

Box Contents

Handset, Battery โ€“ 2000 mAh, Universal USB Charger, USB to MicroUSB cable, In ear headphones, Additional screen guard and another one pre installed on the device, User manual, Flip cover and OTG cable.

Build Quality, Design and Form Factor

The build quality is one of the best you get at this price point in any other android smartphone these days, the back cover is matt finish rubberized in nature which again gives a nice grip in your hands. The design of the phone is really nice, it has a curve at the back which again makes it feel good and premium and the weight of the device is around 140 grams. The device may feel big with its 5 inch display but you will get used to it after using it for one day and the phone is pretty slim to it will go in your jeans or bag pocket quite easily.

Display, Memory and Battery Backup

The display is good quite crisp and clear in pixel formation, its not easy to notice the pixels with naked eyes, however the sunlight visibility and viewing angles are not too good. The OGS display technology on the other hand does make the touch screen much more sensitive as compared to the other phones in the same price segment from other manufactures. It has 4 GB internal memory out of which around 1.89 Gb is available to the user and you also have the option to use SD card but it does not come in the package but you can move apps to SD card and install apps as well directly on the SD card using it as internal storage. The battery backup is good around 1 day with moderate usage.

Software, Benchmarks and Gaming

The software UI is stock android everywhere, but you can still change the look and feel of the icons with the preinstalled app called Variety Themes. The benchmarks scores for a phone at this price segment you can play both the graphic intensive and casual games on this device.

Benchmark Scoresย 

  • Quadrant Standard Edition: 3984
  • Antutu Benchmark: 13106
  • Nenamark2:ย  45.7 fps
  • Multi Touch: 5 point

Camera Performance

The 8 MP camera performs good in day light and the quite of photo taken low light may have some noise depending on the amount of light you have on the scene.

Camera Samples

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Sound, Video and Navigation

The sound quality from the loudspeaker is good but not too loud but from the in ear headphones sound is loud, clear and crisp on calls and also while listening music. It can play HD videos at 720p and 1080p as well without any issues. You can use the device for navigation as well with the help of assisted GPS on the device but you need to enable the specific settings for the same, see more in our video review below.

Gesture Sensor Technology

This is one unique feature we see in Lava Iris 504Q which makes is stand out of the other budget smartphones in the market, as per this feature you can take photos with the back camera by waving your hand over the screen, you can browse the images in the gallery in the same way, you can also change the music track while playing the music in default music player on the phone and you can also change radio stations when you are listening FM Radio on the phone, for demo watch the full video review of this phone on our channel.

Lava Iris 504Q Photo Gallery

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Lava Iris 504Q Full In Depth Review + Unboxing [Video]

Conclusion and Price

Lava Iris 504Q is a right priced at Rs. 13,499 INR, it comes with decent hardware like Quad Core processor and 1 Gb RAM but has slightly low internal phone memory available to the users, but some features like gesture sensor technology give more reasons to buy it, if you compare it with popular Micromax Canvas A116 it is better with equally good hardware and light in weight as well.

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223 COMMENTS

  1. abhishek bro you havent told about the main thing weather this lava 504q phone allows to transfer or install apps and game to the external storage?

    • I have mentioned that, you can read in the memory part of the review – you can use SD card as internal memory – can install apps on SD card and you can also move apps from phone memory from phone to SD card.

    • It has all the required sensors like proximity, accelerometer, gyro and magnetic feild sensor, watch the video review coming soon tonight, I will be adding the same at the end of the review.

      • So sir, Compass app will work in this phone….???
        And I also want to know that whether Zen Ultrafone 701HD and Celkon A119Q signature HD has USB OTG and magnetic sensors or not…???
        And among Lava iris 504q, Zen Ultrafone 701 HD, and Celkon A119Q Signature HD, which phone you will recommend as good buy, I.e best value for price product…….. Please rply soon…….

        • This phone does support aGPS and has OTG support and out of all these we have tested zen ultraphone 701 HD and lava iris 504q both of them are good but zen ultraphone 701 hd feels slightly heavier.

  2. Excellent revie. thanks.. ehat about the auto focus anfd the macro mode facility in the camera? And video clarity is how in 1080P?

  3. Excellent review. thanks.. what about the auto focus and the macro mode facility in the camera? And video clarity is how in 1080P?

    • You have auto focus in the back camera and macro mode is also supported but maintain some distance from the object if you want the camera to focus – if it does focus move back a bit.

      The video clarity is quite good in 1080p recorded at 30fps on this device.

  4. abhi bro thanks for rply so what do you think is the most powerful phablet between micromax a116, zen 701hd, intex aqua i-5 and Lava iris 504q

    • In terms of performance, there are many factors but sill Zen 701HD tops with great build quality and lag free UI – but its heavier in weight and all others are also good including Lava iris 504q and a116. Cant comment about intex aqua i5

  5. It’ll be easier for us to ,if you kindly add a sample video in your upcoming video review.. thanks.. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. abhishek bro another question what determines the battery backup of a device and is that true that samsung android phones have better battery lifes than indian comapanies like lava ,micromax , karbon and zen? or it is just a hoax?

  7. YOU SAID:-” however the sunlight visibility and viewing angles are not too good” can you say me how bad is it ? worse than canvas HD?? canvas 2 plus ? please buddy need to know it as i am thinking to buy it..? and what about led notification ? does it have ??? pls reply me back soon ๐Ÿ™‚

    • We are coming up with the sunlight visibility and viewing angles video on this, will share the link once its up today. It has a LED notification behind the earpiece on the phone.

  8. hi abhishek bro another question what determines the battery backup of a device and is that true that samsung android phones have better battery lifes than indian comapanies like lava ,micromax , karbon and zen? or it is just a hoax?

    • Battery life is based on many factors like type of screen, brightness, radios and running tasks and playing games etc – so if someone says that samsung phones has more battery life than lava, micromax or zen etc thats not correct.

      Battery life depends more on the user usage than brands who manufacture these phones.

  9. Very good review! I want to know how many colors LED notification light on this phone can display and how bright it is to get alerted during daytime?

  10. Very good review! I want to know how many colors can notification light display on this phone and how bright it is?

    • notification light is hidden behind the earpiece but its fairly visible – also you get to see it blinking through the micro USB port, it is quite bright.

  11. i can see a metallic ring around the corner of lava 504q which is painted and is very vunerable to losing paint and look bad after 3-4months. abhi is this also in case of canvas hd and zen 701hd?

    • yes it may loose paint over time during usage, same goes for most of the other phones have a similar lining on the edges.

      • does the zen ultraphone hd also have similar type of metalic lining which is vunerable to lose paint?

  12. Hey Dear abhishek,
    These is my first coment on ur blog, i am big fan of your after watching review of Zen ultrafone 701 & Lava iris 504q..thanks a ton..

    So out of ‘Zen 701’ & ‘Lava 504’
    Please let me know, which is better in terms of-

    1.camera quality in day & night.

    2.flash quality

    3.sound loudness in headphone (with different good quality headfone) (same headfone on both)

    4.build quality

    5.Premium lookwise

    6.network range stability

    7.No heating issues

    (It will be really helpfull if you tell thes pointwise)

    (And i really appreciete if you cover these points in your all reviews, as users are interested in these features also)

  13. Hey abhi,
    These is my first coment on ur blog, i am big fan of your after watching review of Zen ultrafone 701 & Lava iris 504q..thanks a ton..

    So out of ‘Zen 701’ & ‘Lava 504’
    Please let me know, which is better in terms of-

    1.camera quality in day & night.

    2.flash quality

    3.sound loudness in headphone (with different good quality headfone) (same headfone on both)

    4.build quality

    5.Premium lookwise

    6.network range stability

    7.No heating issues

    (It will be really helpfull if you tell thes pointwise)

    (And i really appreciete if you cover these points in your all reviews, as users are interested in these features also)

  14. Hey abhi,

    So out of ‘Zen 701’ & ‘Lava 504’
    Please let me know, which is better in terms of-

    1.camera quality in day & night.

    2.flash quality

    3.sound loudness in headphone (with different good quality headfone) (same headfone on both)

    4.build quality

    5.Premium lookwise

    6.network range stability

    7.No heating issues

    (It will be really helpfull if you tell thes pointwise)

    (And i really appreciete if you cover these points in your all reviews, as users are interested in these features also)

  15. Hey abhi sir,

    So out of ‘Zen 701’ & ‘Lava 504’
    Please let me know, which is better in terms of-

    1.camera quality in day & night.

    2.flash quality

    3.sound loudness in headphone (with different good quality headfone) (same headfone on both)

    4.build quality

    5.Premium lookwise

    6.network range stability

    7.No heating issues

    (It will be really helpfull if you tell thes pointwise)

    (And i really appreciete if you cover these points in your all reviews, as users are interested in these features also)

  16. โฏHey Dear abhishek,
    These is my first coment on ur blog, i am big fan of your after watching review of Zen ultrafone 701 & Lava iris 504q..thanks a ton..

    So out of ‘Zen 701’ & ‘Lava 504’
    Please let me know, which is better in terms of-

    1.camera quality in day & night.

    2.flash quality

    3.sound loudness in headphone (with different good quality headfone) (same headfone on both)

    4.build quality

    5.Premium lookwise

    6.network range stability

    7.No heating issues

    (It will be really helpfull if you tell thes pointwise)

    (And i really appreciete if you cover these points in your all reviews, as users are interested in these features also) โฎ

    • 1. Camera quality its your dice to play you can check out by checking the camera samples on the respective review of these phones. I personally like Lava 504 in this more.

      2. Both of Single LED flash.

      3. loudness is more on zen 701 hd

      4. build quality is good on both

      5. look wise lava 504 looks better and its actually lighter than zen ultra 701 hd which feels slightly heavier.

      6. networks is stable on both – did not face any network issues with any of these.

      7. No heating issues on any of these.

  17. Hi Abhishek..I am confuse among Canvas HD , xolo q1000 & Iris 504…which one i should buy ???…
    Least prefrred is Canvas HD due to its build quality…
    xolo q1000 is said to have very low speaker volume…

    In case u have to buy among these which one u should have opt for ?????

    Thxx in advance…:)

    • Lava iris 504q is a better choice but the loud speaker is not very loud on it but you get the Gesture Sensor technology on it and its lighter than canvas HD. Cant comment about Q1000 as I havent tested the same till now.

  18. hi abhi does the zen ultraphone hd also have similar type of metalic lining which is vunerable to lose paint?

  19. Hey buddy you told that you will be uploading the detailed camera review and as well as viewing angle review and display review in sunlight ??? and i am wondering when ?? Because i like this mobile very much but i am just waiting for the detailed camera and display review before opt for buying.. so can you please upload it soon ??Thanks in Advance..!!

  20. Bro please tell does 701hd and lava 504q can play high end games like nova 2 etc and plays them in better way and what about touch response which is better in touch response and which phone will gives best battery backup and which phone will last for more than 2 years please please reply

  21. Please reply Bro please tell does 701hd and lava 504q can play high end games like nova 2 etc and plays them in better way and what about touch response which is better in touch response and which phone will gives best battery backup and which phone will last for more than 2 years please please reply please

    • yes both of these devices can play these games, you might notice some minor graphic lag but that wont be much and the touch response will be better on lava 504Q in comparison but screen is responsive on 701 Hd as well.

  22. hi abhi bro i videocon a55hd comes with “one glass touch” screen and lava iris 504q comes with “one glass solution” screen is both are the same or there is some difference?

    • both as similar kind of display so touch screen sensitivity is better on both than other phones which comes at same or near by price as these phones.

  23. Hey buddy it’s already been 2 days but still no detailed camera review and No sunlight review ๐Ÿ™ had been waiting for it so curiously..!!!

  24. abhishek : i must say you have published a very good review of this phone. currently I have sony xperia s, and recently bought this phone. Even After comparing this to xperia S it stand out as a clear winner. Though you didn’t mentioned that it has magnetic sensor also. Lava has proved that only brand name is not worth to spend hell lot of money to get better things.

  25. Superb phone…..though its difficult to manage 5 inch phone single-handedly but this is a masterpiece its so slim that once you buy it ,you will never look back to 4.5 inch. 5-inch is perfect on this phone….
    *Nice watching full hd hollywood movies with subtitles without any lag..

    *awesome camera(greed never ends as camera should have been better..No man nice camera if you are professional go for sony cybershot ๐Ÿ™‚
    *Nice battery back up
    *Gesture/Wave control works great
    *No lags at all
    *Smooth touch
    *Clear Call quality and loud speaker are awesome
    *Slim and very light weight (biggest advantage 5-inches is just perfect on it )
    *notification light given at the top
    *Usb otg worked perfectly(1080p movies running smoothly )
    *Available at just 12400rs at 91mobiles
    I was also confused it with xolo q800 but the main problem is xolo service
    This s5 titanium has snapdragon processor which is not as fast as 504q
    Much better and trusty than those karbon,intx,zen,celkon
    At least this lava has list of authorized service centers mentioned on its website …so be safe and in fact Iโ€™ve been using 2 other lava mobiles since 1.8 years so no problem until now
    Thank you

  26. Thanks buddy for the sunlight visibility test video…and been curiously waiting for the camera review..Please do it soon..really Pls do it soon..!!

  27. Your reviews seems superb and would like to know the sound quality in ear phones for Lava Iris 504Q. How do you rate the sound effects, the beats and music quality in ear phones

  28. Your reviews seems superb and would like to know the music quality rendered by Lava Iris 504Q in ear phones. How do you rate the sound effect, the beats & music quality Iris 504Q

  29. CERTIFIED BUYER FLIPKART

    LAVA IRIS 504 Q

    NAVIGATION
    __________
    Cons :
    ******

    1. GPS :No ==> Dedicated Chip to track satellite and pin point the location for user. It is good if you are looking for navigation while driving your car with offline maps.It is preferred for those people who like travelling in car most and like to explore places.

    2. Support for GPS : Yes ==> EPO +AGPS
    EPO (Extended Prediction Orbit) is one of MTKโ€™s innovative proprietary off-line server based A-GPS technology. It supports up to 30 days satellite orbit prediction, which can be used to greatly enhance user experience by improving GPS Time To First Fix (TTFF).

    We have to manually download the EPO file which takes around 3 to 4 minutes. Sometimes it may fail. That means you are depended upon the Mediatek Company as your mobile connects to thier NPT server. It requires active data plan or Wi-fi to download from the server.

    3. Locking GPS position

    To Navigate the phone requires to lock your current position and we have to depend on A-GPS or EPO file due to missing GPS.

    4. Lava IRIS 504Q is working well after you download EPO file with offline maps (Mapfactor/Navitel navigator/Sygic/NavFree). I personally tested on Nav free.

    5. Online Maps require active data connection (3G or 2G or Wi-fi). Google navigation voice by guidance and Maps are working well with Wi-fi. 2G it will be slow.

    Conclusion : GPS is working well after you download EPO file.

    7. Micromax/XOlo/Karbon phones fails to lock the GPS position due to missing GPS chip. They also have to depend on EPO file before they can start navigation.

    Dual Sim
    ________

    8. It supports Dual Sim Stand By not Dual Active Sim. If you are surfing or making voice call in one of the SIM the calling party other will get this message (“The customer is not reachable”).
    9. CAMERA
    Not so good with respect with color capturing. My Sony xperia Arc s took exact color of the dress whereas this camera I can see a change in color to darker side.
    NOTE : A BUG HAS BEEN DETECTED INCOMMING SMS SUDDENLY STOPS ON THIS PHONE. PLEASE UNINSTALL MODERN COMBAT 2 GAME AND INCOMING SMS WILL RESUME.

    Pros :
    ******
    1. Slim phone.

    2. Good Viewing angle.

    3. Visible in sunlight also by increasing brightness. Please uncheck the check box which control brightness as per the condition.

    4. It supports Class 10 memory card + UHS 1(Ultra High Speed). I am using SanDisk SDSDQUA-016G-U46A 16 GB. I brought it from Flipkart for Rs 825/-.

    5. Camera Handling is good but it will take unnecessary picture because of gesture control enabled. Better to switch off.

    6. Voice is crystal clear.

    7. Playing Video and songs is enjoyable.

    8. Fast booting.

    9. Jelly Bean 4.2.1.

    10. Skype is fully supported. (I installed skype for play store and started skypecall to my relatives in USA (Ipad UserI) and had crystal clear sound on both side and good video transmission also. I used my Airtel Broadband 2Mbps to make Skypecall.

    11. You can move all application to SD Card without any issue except google related application (Google maps/hangout/google navigation…)

    12. Wi-Fi no issues good connectivity.

    13. Bluetooth no issues with pairing with bluetooth devices

    Highlight
    **********

    1. Can read your USB Memory Card using OTG cable provided in box. I tested personally with 4GB USD data card. It was able to read and play my video from the external USB drive.

    Software Update
    ********************
    1. As per the company they will be releasing latest software for operating system. It will get updated by OTA no need to go to service center and no need to change your mobile to experince latest changes made in android os.
    Current Version is Jelly Bean 4.2.1 waiting to get update 4.2.2. (As of now no updates given)

    Conclusion
    *************

    1. Overall the phone is VFM(Value for money).
    2. Will not let you down in look. Better than Samsung Grand. Light weight and crispy and vibrant.

    HARDWARE TEST RESULT
    ________________________
    Software Used : Quadrant Standard

    BenchMark :
    ——————-
    Where Lava IRIS 504 Q stands in crowd :-

    1. HTC ONE X
    2. ASUS TRANSFORMER PRIME TF201
    3. Lava 504 Q
    4. MOTOROLA ATRX 4G
    5. SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1
    6.SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUS
    7. LG OPTIMUS 2X
    8. HTC DESIRE HD
    9.SAMSUNG NEXUS S

    CPU
    ____

    Name : ARMV7 PROCESSOR REV 2(V71)
    CURRENT FREQ & MAX FREQ: 1209MHZ
    MIN FREQ : 497.25MHZ
    CORES : 4
    ARCHITECTURE : 7
    BOGO MIPS : 2439.94
    HARDWARE : MT6589

    DISPLAY
    ________
    RESOLUTION : 720 X 1280
    DPI : 320 X 320
    REFRESH RATE : 58.68HZ

    GPU
    ____
    RENDER : POWERVR SGX 544MP

    SENSORS :
    __________

    BMA050 3-AXIS ACCELEROMETER
    CM36283 PROXIMITY SENSOR
    CM36283 LIGHT SENSOR
    MPU3050C GYROSCOPE SENSOR
    BMM050 3- AXIS MAGENTIC FIELD SENSOR

    ROTATION VECTOR SENSOR
    GRAVITY SENSOR
    LINEAR ACCELERATION SENSOR
    ORIENTATION SENSOR
    CORRECTION GYROSCOPE SENSOR

    MULTI-TOUCH : 5

    sriniwas
    bangalore

    • Hi Sriniwas,

      Please let me know how to download the EPO file manually and set it on Lava Iris 504q.
      If you reply it would be a great help to me.
      Thanks in advance,

      ~Samarjit (mail2gsam@gmail.com)

    • Does MS office supported by this device…???
      Does Document viewer application pre-installed or we have to download it from google store…??
      If anybody know tell the best one…

      • you can install apps like documents on the go from the google play store, we dont have the device as if now with us so we cant confirm the same.

  30. Mr. abhishek, i am quiet impressed with ur very good and informative reviews. Can u kindly suggest me the best 5′ dual sim budget phone within 17000?

    • Lava Iris 504Q, Videocon A55 HD and Gionee Elife E3 – we have written reviews for all these 3 you can check out.

  31. Abhishek Bro… Can you pls tell me which phone is better in all aspects??? including fast internet connection… whether iris 504q or mmx A116 ?? pls help me bro.. am planning to buy….

  32. abhishek bro… can you pls tell me that which phone is better in all aspects?? including camera and browsing speed… lava iris 504q or micromax canvas HD… pls help me bro.. am going to buy…

    • Camera is equally good on both and browsing also, but touch screen sensitivity and some software features are better on lava iris 504q

  33. hi abhishek.what does wcdma network means?i m bit confused regarding this ..is it supported by all leading network companies like airtel,tata docomo,idea.or is it supported only by reliance cdma network.

    • WCDMA is W-CDMA was developed by NTT DoCoMo as the air interface for their 3G network FOMA. Later NTT DoCoMo submitted the specification to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) as a candidate for the international 3G standard known as IMT-2000. The ITU eventually accepted W-CDMA as part of the IMT-2000 family of 3G standards, as an alternative to CDMA2000, EDGE, and the short range DECT system.

      In Simple words – WCDMA means your phone has 3G support.

  34. Hi Mr. Abhishek.

    Tnx for valuable advice. I have some doubts abt lava iris 504q. pse clarify

    1.whether the display is capacitative or resistive
    2.it support GPS or not
    3.key board only portrait, or landscape mode also?
    4.is it a gsm/gsm or cdma/gsm mob. Whether a cdma slot support gsm sim also?
    5.can u suggest any other phone of this price range which has USB OTG and call recording facility.
    6.can u also also suggest best dual sim support smart phone of respectable brand

    tnx

    • 1. capacitive
      2. yes it supports gps navigation with the help of assisted gps
      3. both modes supported.
      4. GSM+GSM with dual-standby
      5. it has OTG support and call recording can be done with some app
      6. Videocon a55 Hd

  35. Hey Abhi,

    After your opinion and having checked all videos related to lava iris 504q need clarity on below before buying:-
    1. Since its dual sim does it support both GSM sim + GSM sim(I have both numbers GSM).
    2. When checked your gaming video the phone was a bit laggish when playing frontline commando. Could you please try and play games like modern combat 4, nfs shift or most wanted, real racing etc and let me know if phone is capable of handling those games smoothly.
    3. IS there a prob in GPS locking or any functioning problem.

    • 1. Yes two GSM cards will be supported.

      2. Some of the games lag but playing them 2-3 times reduces the lag – if you face much lag then restart the device and play the game – the gaming performance will get better. I dont have the device with me so wont be able to test any more games.

      3. Gps locking does take some time but it gets locked in 5-10 minutes.

      • Hi Abhi,
        Thanks for your valuable opinion. I thought this phone was good for high end games but since its laggish it will annoy me alot. Also i have read several comments elsewhere where they said that real racing kept on crasing and never worked on this device. Could you probably find a solution to this lag and gps locking as i really liked the phone but bit hesitate because of this reasons and my budget is only upto 13k.

        Although it has around 600mb ram free and good gpu with good processor dont find any reason for lag then why stil lag. Lava should be informed about this in their next update for gps lock and lag.

    • hi.. I would like to knw the following doubts sorted out in regard to lava iris 504q..

      1. Kindly comment abt the GPS navigation performance of this phone? Hw long does it take for a GPS fic..

      2. Does both the sim cards support 3g?

      • 1. it takes around 5-10 minutes for the gps to lock provided you have internet connectivity.

        2. one sim card support 3g

  36. Sir, I was asking about magnetic compass, i.e compass apps will work in this phone or not….??? Anyways thanks for your reply, I think I will go with Lava iris 504Q….. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Thanks again, and stay blessed always………

  37. Hi Abhi,
    Thanks for your valuable opinion. I thought this phone was good for high end games but since its laggish it will annoy me alot. Also i have read several comments elsewhere where they said that real racing kept on crasing and never worked on this device. Could you probably find a solution to this lag and gps locking as i really liked the phone but bit hesitate because of this reasons and my budget is only upto 13k.

  38. Abhi bro i wanted to aks that it has GPS+aGPS or only aGPS ,i.e will i be able to use it in my car to navigate to a place and it gives me the route and directions and i can follow them or not.

    Thanx a ton!

    • it has assisted gps you can use it for navigation but you need to have internet connectivity for the same.

  39. Hi, Abhishek
    I have purchased a lava iris 504q and working fine. Pse tell me what should i do for the following issues:-
    1. any option to sort contacts as per alphabet wise. it takes only as per first name first. if the initials are 2 letters, then some times it sorts differently. and also if the name is long it is not saving and message come as name is too long. any chance to rectify this issue.

    2. any apps exists in phone/market to facilitate recording the calls.
    3. Gps is not getting connected even after 5 mnts. what should i do

    Tnx

  40. Dear ABHISHEK i have checked Lava mobile’s website they are showing the internal memory lava 504q as 2gb(end user).Kindly clarify wthat is actual Internal memory.

    • user available memory was 1.89 Gb on the device we reviewed, rest I cant comment on what lava writes on their website.

  41. Hi Abhi,
    Thanks for your valuable opinion. I thought this phone was good for high end games but since its laggish it will annoy me alot. Also i have read several comments elsewhere where they said that real racing kept on crasing and never worked on this device. Could you probably find a solution to this lag and gps locking as i really liked the phone but bit hesitate because of this reasons and my budget is only upto 13k.

    Although it has around 600mb ram free and good gpu with good processor dont find any reason for lag then why stil lag. Lava should be informed about this in their next update for gps lock and lag.

    • you cant do much about the lag but you can fix the gps by following our video – still it will take some 5-10 for the first time to lock the gps position.

  42. Hi.. Can you tell me if it supports wifi direct or not.. Have you tried??? I have the phone but i can’t access it.. Thanks….

  43. Hello Abhishek,
    Thank you for reviewing lava iris 504Q.
    You have mentioned in your review that it has all the sensors, including magnetic sensor, however it has benn obsereved that when you download the compass application from market place it doesn’t work and thos is problem with all the indian brands. It would be nice if you can download and the application and test in you review

  44. Hello Abhishek,
    Thank you for reviewing lava iris 504Q.
    You have mentioned in your review that it has all the sensors, including magnetic sensor, however it has benn obsereved that when you download the compass application from market place it doesn’t work and this is problem with all the indian brands. It would be nice if you can download and the application and test in you upcoming review. Please correct my understanding if i am wrong.
    Thanks

    • We will do that once we get the review device again, this device may not have compass but gps navigation does work on it with the help of assisted gps as we have tested the same.

      • Hi…
        Abhishek bro….I m confused plz suggest me,which phone is better “Lava iris 504q or xolo q1000” …

        plzz reply

        • Lava iris 504q is good but cant comment on xolo q1000 as we havent reviewed it till now. Other thing to note is that some users are reporting GPS navigation issue on lava 504q but we did not faced any problem on the review unit we had.

  45. Hi Abhishek ,

    I have Purchased LAVA IRIS 504 Q , Everything looking fine , only one issue am having, Am not recieving Messages in My Vodafone Number which located in SIM Slot 2 but I can able to send messages. Airtel Numeber( SIM Slot -1 )is working perfectly.

    Is any problem in my device ? , Could you please confirm !

    • Hi Sunish,
      Actually there is no problem with your device,due to some reasons incoming messages are blocked on sim slot 2,uninstall modren combat 2 and ull continue to receive incoming messages normally on sim 2…

  46. Hi…
    Abhishek bro…. plz suggest me,which phone is better “Lava iris 504q or xolo q1000” …

    plzz reply

  47. Hi…
    Abhishek bro….I m confused plz suggest me,which phone is better “Lava iris 504q or xolo q1000” …

    plzz reply

      • thanks for the review.
        but i could not find option to disable the gesture control under settings.
        i found gesture control more of nuisance than useful.
        so please explain further in this regard.
        thanks again.

        • you see our full video review in which you will get to know where is the settings located for gesture feature and from there you can disable the same.

  48. I brought this phone on 24th July, and till yesterday it was running fine, except for receiving messages,which i faced from 4th day wherein i was not receiving text messages all the time, so on 4th Aug i did a Factory Reset and Phone’s display went wrong, where it was displaying white shades/lines along the icons and display colour/brightness became totally dull & UnReadable, I think there’s some serious issues with the phone during manufacturing,which is un-tested given to customers, I went on 5 Aug to the service center, who told that the LCD needs to be repaired as its crossed 7 days time so phone won’t be replaced, Guys 2 issues which i faced with this mobile is:
    1) Text Message dropping (Receiving Time)
    2) Display issue, after factory reset its gone, which should not happen.
    3) If Auto Brightness is activated, the phone display keeps fluctuating from bright to dark, which is irritating especially in dark.
    4) Youtube HD video playback produces lines in video which playback.
    5) GPS doesn’t work, only maps is possible, navigator doesn’t work, no idea Why.
    6) Battery status(%) doesn’t update properly(Occasionally), need to restart the phone.
    7) Earphones are cheap
    8) Battery drains rapidly while using 3G.

    Whats the point to speak about pros, when a person has so many issues with a phone

    • We would recommend to get ur phone checked at the repair center, as per the some display issues you have pointed out.

  49. Hello,

    Nice review, all the details are well written except for CPU.

    Can you review ‘Xolo Q1000’ in detail like this one?
    Thanks in advance!

  50. Can it play heavy games like nova3,mc4,real racing3 etc,..actualy i want to buy this mobile….and i am a game lover….please reply…..

  51. Can it play heavy games like nova3,mc4,real racing3 etc,..actualy i want to buy this mobile….and i am a game lover…pls reply…

  52. according to you which phone has the better ips display in terms of colour reproduction and real like and bright diplay?

    xolo q1000s,mmx a116,lava iris 504q,gionee e3?

    • Not see xolo q1000 – mmx a116 has bright display, lava has less brightness on display but out of all e3 has the best color reproduction on the display.

  53. sir,
    May i know what is the 3g speed of this mobile?
    7 mbps or 11mbps or 21 mbps or 42 mbps?
    and there was an other doubt that does this phone support HTML5 browsing and does it last atleast for 2-3 years?and what about lava’s services?
    I would really appreciate a replay sir.
    Thank you…

  54. sir,
    There was a that does this phone support HTML5 browsing and does it last atleast for 2-3 years?and what about lava’s services?
    I would really appreciate a replay sir.
    Thank you…

    • Yes this phone supports HTML5 – after sales service goes for a toss, we recommend to check for the service center and feedback before buying this device.

  55. Hi Abhishek,
    I m confused between Lava iris 504q and Spice stellar pinnacle pro mi 535, which to buy?
    Please help me

  56. Dear Bro,
    which type of memory card would be better for iris 504q or any other HD phone, noral micro sd or microsdhc (class10)?
    thanks..

  57. Dear Bro,
    which type of memory card would be better for iris 504q or any other HD phone, normal micro sd or microsdhc (class10)?
    thanks..

    • If you have already read the review, ask for the feedback from the people who have bought it. I request all the readers to help you with feedback as far our opinion is concerned I have expressed the same in this review.

  58. Dear Abhishek,

    Earlier LAVA was only providing white flip cover, but now some reviewers have got black flip cover in the pack. Do you know which e stores are giving black one????

  59. Sir which one I should go for – Xolo Q700 or Lava Iris 504Q…..
    I am going to buy one of them so your opinion is necessary…….

    • Lava iris 504q is a good device but i would suggest you check for the user reviews and feedback as well before you go for this, some of them are there in this post in comments.

  60. When i switch my phone iris 504 on to off or restart it or turn on flight mode..
    My phone continously searching for n/w for 5 to 10 min and at the end it shows a cross on signal icon..
    And my sim will remain off for 1 day few hours few minutes depends upon mood of my phone..
    Every time i shut down or it turn off due to low battery i was face it!
    Plzzzzzz help….
    Give some solution any body!

  61. Abhi Bhai, Thanks a lot for much detailed reviews on Smartphones. Kudos for replying all queries timely.
    I am very much confused between Lava Iris 504Q and Gionee Elife E3 on following points :

    1. The display of Gionee E3 highly appreciated me, as it has almost null reflection. tell me whether which set has better display quality (dont consider PPI as Gionee has 4.7″ display) and ease for long time use…?

    2. Whether OTG supported by Gionee,,,?

    3. Flip cover for both phones are made up of leather or other material…?

    4. Camera of which device better in comparison…?

    5. Which device provides better music Experience…?

    6. The last and most important issue – please compare both devices in terms of SAR values. I am unable to find out this parameter.

    Waiting for reply… Thanks a lot in advance.

    • 1. elife E3 has better display and it is more brighter and better in colors than lava iris 504q

      2. most of the Gionee phones does not support OTG and E3 is one of them but Lava iris 504q does support OTG.

      3. flip cover for e3 I haven’t seen and lava iris 504q has good intelligent* flip cover but its not leather.

      4. camera quality is good on both, you can see the camera samples to compare the both, we have taken similar photos with both the phones.

      5. Music quality is good on e3 and with lava iris 504q its pretty ok as well.

      6. SAR values you can check for it, I don’t any of these device with me now so can’t, but I might have mentioned the same in full video review which you can find in the full review of these phones.

      I hope this answers ur questions.

        • Abhi Bhai, I want to know that whether both the SIM card slots 3G enabled or only SIM #1 catches 3G signals while SIM #2 catches 2G signals only as my friend told me who purchase this set last week…

          • one of the slot is 3G capable and other one is 2G capable only not 3g as per the feedback we have got from some readers, we dont have the device with us now to confirm the same.

  62. hi i want to buy this phone but i want to know that the phone has any hardware problems and i want to use this phone for 2years

    • we did not notice any hardware problems on this device, during our review – still if you are worried please try to get some feedback from users who have purchased it.

        • Better go for canvas hd….
          comparatively performance wise canvas hd is better than IRIS 504q…
          build is a bit good on lava IRIS 504q(display wise,thickness wise etc)….
          studyness is same on both,
          both the devises look pretty solid in hand….

        • @Raju,
          XOLO Play T1000 is designed for heavy gamers,it is powered by 1.5ghz nvidia tegra 3 processor and ULP gforce graphics engine,hearing these hard ware specs every one would think that the phone could handle heavy games pretty well,but in this case its absolutely not,the above mentioned hard ware is pretty out dated even though its powered by a brand like Nvidia,its not the case that this chipset cannot handle heavy games,it can produce decent graphics in its price point or i can say pretty good graphics compared to mediatek and proverVr chip sets but the game would be laggy compared to high end phones.
          If you are a gamer it could the best buy in this budget,but dont expect much performance from it….
          Eg :- dont expect nova 3 and asphalt 7 or 8 etc to play smoothly….

    • @Raju
      No I wont recommend this phone to you,as you want to use this phone for 2 years….
      These phones hardly work for 6 months after that ull face many problems software as well as hard ware….
      If your a lucky person the piece you bought would survive for an year…..
      After a year it will fail to work properly…..
      If your budget can be increased to a 1000INR i would recommend you to go for xolo q1000,which is intel certified.so the quality of the phone could be good compared to lava iris 504q….

        • @Raju
          It depends on your usage…..
          I suggested you canvas hd because micromax is the brand who introduced mediatek quadcore devices first in india,and coming to the market shares micromax is second leading brand in india and first goes to samsung…..
          Finally coming to the conclusion to not confuse you,now a days micromax is building their mobiles with solid build quality and the quality tests of micromax is better compared to the brands like lava,celkon,karbonn etc…
          Services are pretty average on all these brands including micromax….
          But I can say that canvas hd would last for 1.5-2 years with out any problem,if you used it carefully (i.e) by using a case for external protection….

          • thankyou teja but micromax service was too bad and sorry for asking again but lava irisq 504 the touch and camera and build in quality was good and better than micromax and lava also is manufacture of xolo and u said that i can go to xolo also intel also partner of lava xolo and iam the first andriod phone and i have see many many… Videos in youtube in my videos they said lava was better micromax canvas hd and u can tell me that there is any phone in branded in market under 15000 with good performances plz help me i am totaly confused plz plz help me

        • @Raju
          Yes I agree with you that micromax after sale services are very poor,
          Coming to your point i agree that lava iris 504 has good build quality and camera is also decent enough compared to micromax,but touch is not so responsive,it may seem pretty smooth in day to day usage but while playing games you may observe the jerkiness….
          Now coming to xolo,yes xolo is a brand of lava and intel is in patnar ship….
          Yes i agree with you that in youtube reviews it is mentioned that Iris 504q is better than canvas hd,its applicable only in the case of camera and build quality…..
          Finally coming to your question,phones under 15k in branded market,I would suggest you to check out xperia m.it gives you 5mp rear camera and front vga camera,4 inch FWVGA screen,1 gb ram and 4 gb inbuilt storage,coming to the processor it has 1ghz dual core krait processor and adreno 305 graphics engine which is more than enough for smooth gaming,and it has a aditional feature of nfc which used only in high end phones like galaxy s4 etc….
          and the main advantage of purchasing this phone is that the phone can easily last for more than 2 years even in rough usage….

          • suryatej i have see the reviews on xperia m are not so good the review they said that it display and camera are bad and i have seen my friends lava iris 504q the touch was good and u told that there is a lag in touch responses can u give me other option plz

  63. Am confused between xolo q1000 and Iris 504q…. Can u please compare Display quality, camera quality and gaming performance of both the device….also which is having the best sunlight visibility…..????
    Thanks in advance…..

    • we havent reviewed the xolo q1000 so we cant comment abt it – you can read our lava iris 504Q review. We would like to request our readers to share their feedback about the xolo q1000 if they have used it.

      • i just wanna know how is lava brand ? budget 14k
        i need for gaming, internet and ofcourse calling.
        and please let me know if TABS looks odd for calling ? i was also thinking about TAB 3 T211

        • Lava iris 504q is good, do let us know your queries about it, we would love to help you. Tabs definitely are not suited for calling, but if you want a bigger display size you can also consider tab 3 t211 as it has calling feature supported. There are some phablets as well like mega devices from samsung which are available you can consider mega 5.8 or 6.3 if they satify your needs.

  64. hi abhishek,which one will be better lava iris 504q or xolo q1000s n terms of build quality,looks,touch sensitivity,gpu performance and on ear headphones(one not in the package).thanks in advance and also thanks for the cool reviews….

    • we havent reviewed the xolo q1000s as so cant compare, but we are getting it soon so will let you know once we do the full review.

        • Its Abhishek – Elife E3 is a good light phone with decent display and good performance
          Lava iris 504q – Nice Software features, good display but not very bright and good performance.
          Videocon A55 HD – Good looking phone, great display and good camera and good performer.

          • ok.thank you again.but I am more confused.are you saying to go for videocon then gionee and then lava?And I have one more query about alcatel one touch idol 6030a?can you review it?is it a french device?found a service centre in kolkata but hardly any customer.knowing it has performance lag but you can say it better than us.

          • We might have it for review, but not sure when, cant comment about it performance. Now about your first question I would like to say that Lava and Gionee are almost same as per the device I asked for, there is a little difference in these devices which I highlighted, let me know if you have any specific question about these devices.

  65. Bro, as per my experience, the screen is one of the best among all the big brands. Outdoor visibility is just as fine and second only to Nokia’s Lumia. The camera is well as per the price and the gesture features are fairly useless and at times annoying.
    Anyway, its a great phone so far.

  66. Hello Abhi Bhai
    Plz. let me know that :
    – Which type of microSD card supported by this device maximum…?
    – Whether 32 GB Class 10 UHS supported by this set or simply class 10 only…

    If anybody practically use plz share your experience…

    • We have used a class 10 memory card wth this device and it does support the same. We used Sandisk memory card in case this helps you.

    • No we did not faced any heating issues with the device, it will become hot while gaming and video recording but not that much to make user uncomfortable to hold in hands.

  67. Hi Abhi,

    I am using 504Q since a month. so far so gud experiance .however have couple of issues like…

    1) .charging pin problem. does not get charging on via USB (LAPTOP) ,where as, if connected through power then its chariging, though some times problem is there even RAW power charging.

    2) . incoming SMS is suddenly stopping .

    3). wallpaper suddenly changing to default wall paper.

    i have placed a RETURN request with flipkart, however i dont want to give it back with its amazing features. per your advice i will decide whether to keep or Return. please reply me at the earlieast.

    Thanks
    Ramesh

    • You can keep the unit, if you don’t face any such highlighted or other issues, but if you do then don’t keep it, let us know if you face any more issues with the other replaced unit.

    • Hello Rameshji,

      Regarding USB charging I think the USB charging male-female cable may also be faulty hence plz. trial with a different cable.

      Regarding incoming SMS problem plz. uninstall “Modern Combat 2” game your problem will be solved.

      Regarding wallpaper suddenly changing to default wall paper plz uninstall theme apps if u install yourself like GoLauncher, GoLocker Xperia theme etc.
      I was also faceing same problem and after uninstall these apps my problem got solved.

      Plz. reply

  68. Hi Abhishek,
    Thank you so very much for posting the solution for the sms problem of LAVA iris 504q. I struggled for 3 days and got frustrated and irritated since i could not send or receive sms. I called my banks and airtel multiple times requesting them to check and solve the problem. Finally i did a internet search and found the solution of uninstalling the “Modern Combat” app. You are saviour. Thanks a lot !
    Regards,
    Manish Solanki

  69. hello sir,
    Good review
    I want to buy 32GB SD card for this mobile but I don’t know which card would be compatible…
    Please help…
    Thanks

  70. Hi Abhi
    I am using IRIS 504Q since last 7 months.

    Now when I on camera on IRIS, the screen is turning black and not able to take the pictures. Can you let me know the reason behind this. Anything to be done for cam to work correctly.

  71. Hi Abhi

    camera on IRIS, the screen is turning black and not able to take the pictures. Can you let me know the reason behind this. Anything to be done for cam to work correctly.

  72. Phone is good but what about their service after sale. Lava Customer care is the worst ever, I have seen. I had purchased Lava Iris 504 handset 6 months before and now, I am facing heating problem during charging. I submitted my phone on 14 May 2014 but till now, they are not giving any information when i get the mobile, In which phase its going on. Really its very bad experience. Now, situation is that, they are not giving reply on mails as well as phone. They simply tell, Phone is in our head office, once your problem will fix will let you know but they can’t tell about time or estimation date. Its around 2 weeks spent still i don’t know how much time they will take and it will be fixed or not.

    Really Bad experience to deal with Lava.

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