Super smooth around the edges and reasonably light by weight, it almost feels like you have an iPhone in your palms. The hard core look alike metal which is in fact plastic, does give a bit of a cheap factor. It has both its volume keys and power key placed on the right side with the audio jack on the top and the USB port placed below. The LAVA Iris Pro 30 might not be too shabby and a reasonably fancy design.
The standard 4.7-inch display is always a good choice as the screen size is just about apt. With an HD IPS display, 720×1280 pixels and 312PPI, the Lava Iris Pro 30 gives a bright display and sharp colours and the viewing angles are satisfactory too. The plastic body isn\’t glossy and hence doesn\’t feel like a cheap buy. Super light at a mere 114g, the form factor is well made and fits well in the palm making it easy for a one hand use as well. Lava has sourced the display from Sharp, which is based on (OGS) technology that reduces the phone\’s thickness by reducing the air gap between the touch sensor, display and the cover glass. The corning gorilla glass does leave a few fingerprints which annoys the look a bit and that saddens us. But unarguably, the display features present in this smartphone are way too good for the price.The Rear Camera is 8MP with a dual LED flash and the front facing camera is 3MP which is rather quite good and gives decent quality of images. The 8MP camera might not be extraordinary. It does sustain all the regular features but to point out, images taken in low light are saturating. Video recording is appears in a VGA resolution. But you cannot really ask for more. It has an internal storage of 4GB and gives the user approximately 2.43GB which is pretty limited but as we have the option of a micro-SD card, it shouldn\’t be a problem. What was unusual was the fact that while typing, we experienced a little lagging. The responsive wasn\’t quick and was a tad bit slow. Unfortunately you won\’t be able to type at great speed on this one.The phone runs stock Android 4.2.1 along with a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek MT6589 and a 1GB RAM. Operating the phone is quite smooth and no trouble as such was experienced. Coming to the battery, this one packs a 2000mAh battery and using it for a moderate number of hours, the phone lasts easily for 6-7 hours. It might drain a little more while watching a few HD videos. But charging it once a day is just about right.
It looks great. Its form factor is impressive. Some minor improvements in the camera would have helped but apart from the negativity, an impressive display with decent hardware specifications, this would is apt for the crowd looking for a great looking phone at an affordable price.
- 4.7 inches, 1280 x 720 px display
- 1.2GHz Quad-Core Processor
- Android OS 4.2.1
- 4GB internal, micro-SD card
- 1 GB RAM
- 8MP Rear Camera/3MP Front Facing Camera
- 2000 mAh battery