Lava recently launched the Iris 504Q, a phone which promises great performance at a very affordable price. The phone further populates the ever-growing list of budget quad-core phones from domestic manufacturers, and the phone does leave an impression, thanks to some new features it comes with.

iris 504q

Camera And Internal Storage

The Lava Iris 504Q comes with an 8 megapixel rear camera which has become the standard in budget quad core phones from domestic manufacturers. The front camera is a 2 megapixel unit, and should allow you for decent video calling. Chinese manufacturers like UMI are indeed offering better cameras at this price, but you cannot complain since there will be a huge difference when it comes to after-sales service.

Must Read: Lava Iris 504Q Full Review

The phone comes with a rather low amount of internal storage at only 4GB, but thankfully this can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card. In the near future we expect most manufacturers to increase the internal storage to 16GB at least, since almost all users have to use microSD cards with only 4GB of storage.

Processor And Battery

The phone comes with the well-documented, tried and tested MediaTek MT6589. The low-cost processor is known for it’s superb performance, and the 504Q comes with 1GB of RAM, which means multitasking will not be a problem too. The phone will be able to play most games at high settings, however you might need to lower graphics settings on some newer games.

The phone packs a 2000mAh battery which should be able to take you through one day, however if you are a heavy user or a gamer, it might be wise to carry a mobile power bank or a charger with you, which you’d most probably have to use by 5-6 hours of run-time.

Display Size And Type

The Lava Iris 504Q comes with a 5 inch display panel which packs an HD resolution of 1280x720p. Although there are phones coming out with 1080p displays, we feel 720p is the way to go since there is not much of a difference (hardly noticeable), and phones with 720p displays perform better than 1080p phones, since the lesser resolution makes it easier for CPU+GPU to process data.

You can expect pictures and movies to be crisp and clear, without losing much detail. Gaming should be fun too, without any lags whatsoever, on most games.

Comparison

The Iris 504Q has its own share of competitors in the form of Micromax Canvas 2 Plus, Intex Aqua i-5, XOLO Q800, etc.

The Lava Iris 504Q is not the cheapest among them, and does not come with the best features too, but taking nothing away from this device. There are a few cheaper options available in the market which offer similar specifications and performance.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris 504Q
Display 5 inch 720p HD
RAM, ROM 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM expandable up to 32GB
Processor 1.2 GHz quad core MT6589
Cameras 8MP rear, 2MP front
OS Android 4.1.2
Battery 2000mAh
Price 13,499 INR

Conclusion

Although the Lava Iris 504Q is not the cheapest option available in the market today, Lava would hope the device does well, keeping in mind the success of their previous devices. The phone does offer decent specifications for a good price, and after sales support should not be a problem too.

Just one word, we would have loved to see a 12MP instead of the bundled 8MP camera on the 504Q, that would’ve made the phone one of the top contenders in the budget smartphone market.

Lava Iris 504Q Full Review [Video]

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Lava Iris 504Q Hands on Review

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18 COMMENTS

    • I have done the detailed review of both of these phones you can compare the camera samples of the same location and objects captured but opening these reviews together, they are under full reviews >> smart phones from the top navigation bar.

  1. Hi bro ,tell me wether celkon a119Q or lava 504 q is better for gaming and camera.
    please replay me fast ,am urge of buying any one of them.

  2. abhi how is the after sale service of lava ? from where should i get it repaired if any problem arrises ?. shall i order it from flipkart ? plz rply ASAP

  3. Hi,
    Great Review. I am planing to buy this phone but i am having some doubts.
    1)How is the GPS navigation in this Device(Time to lock ? ).

    2)What is WCDMA(not definition, can i use normal 3G SIMS or should i get special WCDMA Sims, my operator is BSNL).

    3)What is better the Lava iris 504q or Canvas HD. They are very similar, and lava gives more in-box goodies. Please tell me if anything else is good.

    4)The pixel density of the device is no where shown. It it crisp and bright(par with a116 ?)

    5)How is Spice FHD phone ranking up. It just launched recently. Please advice me.

    Thank you in advance for Replying.

    • 1. Gps navigation work and it takes around 5-10 minutes to get locked for the first time and you will need internet connection for the same.

      2. WCDMA means 3G and yes you can use other SIM card in this phone.

      3. you are right both are same and you get brighter display on canvas hd but less goodies which are more in case of lava iris 504q

      4. Pixel density is quite good if not too high but canvas hd is more brighter than lava iris 505q

      5. We will let you know more on Spice FHD we will review it soon here.

      Thanks for asking these questions.

  4. Hi

    Please suggest a smartphone with the following specifications with the budget of 10K-14K.

    1.Good Battery backup-More than 1.8mAh
    2.More Internal memory(for user)
    3.Dual Sim
    4.With rear Camera
    5.3G support
    6.More than 4.5Inches size
    7.Good after service
    8.Jelly Beans OS
    9.Good looking
    10.Min 1GB RAM
    11.Java support

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