As the trend of clicking selfies is on the rise, manufacturers are coming up with selfie focused smartphones and one such device launched lately from Lava. Well, the homegrown player has unleashed the Lava Iris X5 smartphone with a wide angle front facer and other impressive aspects for a pricing of Rs 8,649. If you are interested in this smartphone, here is a quick review on the same.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera on the Iris X5 is an 8 MP sensor that is coupled with f2.2 wide aperture, 5p lens and Dual LED flash for an enhanced imaging performance. This superlative camera is supplemented with a front-facing 5 MP selfie snapper that has a 4 element 84 degree wide angle lens and LED flash support to click gorgeous selfies even under low light. Given the competitive pricing of the Lava phone, these high-end camera aspects make it an impressive device for selfie enthusiasts.

The internal storage is standard at 8 GB that is becoming the trend of entry-level smartphones these days. This storage capacity can be expanded up to 32 GB by means of an expansion card slot.

Processor and Battery

A quad-core processor of unspecified chipset ticking at 1.2 GHz clock speed operates under the hood of Lava Iris X5. This processor is aided by 1 GB of RAM that is required for a moderate multi-tasking performance. This hardware combination should be adequate enough in rendering decent levels of power to the imaging oriented smartphone.

The battery capacity of the Iris X5 is 2,100 mAh that is pretty standard and many other entry-level and mid-range offerings also come with similar battery traits making this one on par with its rivals.

Display and Features

The Lava Iris X5 flaunts a usual 5 inch HD IPS LCD display that has a screen resolution of 1280×720 pixels and a pixel density of 293 pixels per inch. The IPS display is claimed to render crystal clear images and sharp color reproduction making the screen suitable for all the basic tasks and for viewing the selfies and other images clicked through the device’s camera.

Fueled by Android 4.4.2 KitKat, the Lava Iris X5 is packed with the standard connectivity features such as dual SIM support, 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and USB OTG for easier transfer of data stored between two devices.

Comparison

The Lava Iris X5 with a selfie focused front camera could find a tough competition from Xiaomi Redmi 1S, Karbonn Titanium S19, Asus Zenfone 4.5 and others.

Key Specs

Model Lava Iris X5
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.2 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4.2 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 2,100 mAh
Price Rs 8,649

What we Like

  • Great camera aspects with dual LED flash and wide frontal camera
  • Competitive pricing

Price and Conclusion

The Lava Iris X5 is a good offering in the entry-level market segment with a moderate hardware and impressive camera specifications despite its reasonable price tag of Rs 8,649. If all you need is a decent smartphone with a good selfie camrea in the sub Rs 10,000 price bracket, this handset should be the right choice. However, it is not a great powerhouse that can last for longer hours like some of its competitors.