Lava Iris 501
Lava Iris 501,with the recent Jelly Bean update, is promising to provide fabulous experience in just around INR 8000. Lava Iris 501 comprises of 1 GHz Dual core processor and to make this experience more refined and gratifying it has a 5 inch WVGA screen. Lets drill down to the details and see how it matches the interest it has created. Design: Strikingly, Lava Iris 501 is bewildering its users and multitude outstanding reviews are coming out which demonstrate that it has smart looks and good quality. It is a neatly packed Smartphone with a transparent screen cover and it can seem big but if a person is used to a 5 inch screen than it is handful although it may weigh little heavy at times. Score 7 on 10. Display: Lava Iris 501 type is TFT LCD with a 5 inch screen, 800 x 480 px resolution, 16 M color display, proximity sensor for display auto-turn off, ambient light sensor for auto-adjustment of display brightness, G-sensor, accelerometer sensor for display auto-rotation and Gyro sensor to measure or maintain orientation of display. But the resolution is bit low for the size of the screen. Score 7 on 10. Camera: Lava Iris 501 offers 2 cameras, primary camera with 5 megapixels and secondary camera with 0.3MP resolution. It is catering 2 additional camera features Auto focus and video recording respectively. Its camera is not that great when compared to other similar smartphones especially for low light conditions. Score 6 on 10. Performance: Lava Iris 501 is having awesome performance when it comes to call quality and reception and it has excellent connectivity with instant messaging, MMS, SMS, emails, video-calling, 3G and dual-sim support. Lava Iris 501 already has some preloaded game apps, free messaging apps and full Google app suite however some popular apps are not preloaded like Facebook, Twitter, Skype, Whatsapp and few others.Lava Iris 501 has only 512 MB RAM which turns out to be its negative factor along with the fact that it can’t play full HD videos of 1080p (720p videos can be easily played using MX player). It has an outstanding connectivity but users are finding a little difficulty as GPS takes long to get a lock for the first time. Score 7 on 10. Battery: This is one of the most crucial component in any Smartphone and Lava provides its users with 2300 mAH battery with capacity of 7 hours talk time and 26 days standby time with 2G usage. Score 9 on 10. Verdict: Lava Iris 501 is getting very good feedback when it comes to 1.2 GHz dual-core processor, awesome performance and excellent value for money but on the flip side it has only 512 MB RAM, a camera which is average and still carries Android 4.0 ICS as the default OS. Overall Score 7 on 10.