Lava Z25

After operating in the low-cost smartphones segment for a while, now Lava has introduced its high-end smartphone, Z25. The company’s flagship model, Z25 is prepared to take on the already existing competent smartphones in the segment. With a price tag of Rs. 18,000. Let’s see what we get with Lava Z25.

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Lava Z25 Specifications

Key SpecsLava Z25
Display5.5 inch IPS LCD Display
Screen Resolution1280 x 720 pixels
Operating SystemAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Chipset MediaTek MT6750
Processor 1.51 GHz octa-core
GPUMali-T860
Memory4GB
Inbuilt Storage 32GB
microSD cardYes
Primary Camera13 MP, LED flash
Secondary Camera8 MP, LED flash
Fingerprint SensorYes
Dual SIMYes
4G VoLTEYes
Battery 2500 mAh
Dimensions151.5 × 76.4 × 8.5 mm
Weight162 g
Price Rs. 18,000

Lava Z25 Box Contents

Lava Z25

  • Handset
  • Charger
  • USB Cable
  • Earphone
  • SIM ejector tool
  • Cover
  • Startup Guide

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Physical Overview

Lava Z25

Just like most of the other smartphones of the particular segment, Lava has also opted to pack its phone with a metallic unibody. This gives a smooth grip and improved finish. Though it features a 5.5-inch but, the phone is quite handy to operate with single hand. The overall weight of the phone measures 162 grams.

Lava Z25

On the front, the device comes with a 5.5-inch display with IPS LCD display. Above the display, Z25 features speaker grille, ambient light sensor and front camera.

Lava Z25

Below the screen is a plain surface and navigation buttons are integrated into the screen

Lava Z25On the right side we have Dual SIM tray and power button

Lava Z25

The left side features the volume rocker.

Lava Z25

At the top one gets, a 3.5mm audio jack

Lava Z25

On the bottom, the USB port for charging and dual speakers are integrated

Display

Lava Z25

The Lava Z25 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS LCD display with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution but, pixel density is quite low measuring ~267 ppi. Though the resolution is HD but, low pixel density restrict sharp color reproduction.

Camera

Lava Z25

The Lava Z25 sports a 13 MP Sony IMX258 Exmor RS sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus, f/2.0 aperture and LED flash as its primary camera. On the front, the device sports a 8 MP secondary camera with LED flash and f/2.0 aperture for selfies.

Camera Samples

Hardware

Lava Z25 comes with a 1.5GHz octa-core processor with MediaTek MT6750 chipset, the graphic duties are handled by Mali-T860 GPU. Further, the processor is coupled to 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage. The storage can be further upgraded through microSD. Fuelling the phone is a 2500 mAh battery.

The phone gives a decent performance while doing multitasking and light gaming will be hassle free. Though we cannot say that the performance will be swift while heavy gaming. The fingerprint sensor is also responsive and company claims it to be the fastest in the segment.

Gaming Performance

We played Asphalt 8 for about 15 minutes, keeping the battery levels at 30%. The game went smooth for almost 5 to 6 minutes but then it started to lag. The phone got warm to an above average level. Battery dropped by 7% in 15 minutes.

Benchmark Scores

Conclusion

Lava is known for producing budget friendly smartphones with appropriate performance. The latest addition to the lineup, the Z25 is also a good phone in the particular price bracket. With a decent camera and processor the phone is a good pick for the users who are not expecting much from their smartphones but, also not want to get disappointed in different aspects.