As quickly as Motorola Moto E entered the market, there was a buzz created amongst the low-finish smartphone consumers given that not a Tier-2 however an Internationally well-known model has provide you with a tool which may beat a number of units in the same worth vary. That did make the opposite manufacturers rethink about their pricing technique and very quickly, Lava got here up with the Iris X1 smartphone.
The Lava Iris X1 was priced at Rs. 7999 and for that worth vary, this one seems fairly neat. Probably the most catchy half about this, which might hit the minds of the buyer base, was the inclusion of the newest Android OS model, i.e. Android four.four.2 KitKat OS. So as to add to that, Lava hasn’t tried to tweak the OS and thus, identical to within the Moto E, you’d be noticing the inventory ROM expertise of Android within the Iris X1. However does the system fare good in all of the features to name itself a superb Moto E competitor (or in the identical vary, a Micromax Unite 2 competitor?).
Design, completely impressed by the Apple iPhone from the edges and again, however this isn’t one thing new from Lava, as a result of the Iris Professional 30 had a design just like this earlier. The edges have a metallic strip going throughout, whereas on the entrance, there’s a giant sensor on the left (which has the proximity and ambient mild sensor, and notification LED) and a entrance dealing with digital camera on the right. Under the show, there’s fairly a big space for the three contact buttons – Choices, Residence and Again. The bodily buttons are positioned ergonomically, with the facility/lock key on the right and quantity rocker on the left aspect.
The rear aspect has the digital camera lens almost touching the highest, together with the Twin LED flash, and the speaker grill is situated within the backside. The 2 ports, i.e. MicroUSB port and the headset jack are each situated on the highest of the X1. The again cowl is detachable, thus permitting you to take away the battery at will, whereas having the Twin SIM card slot, in addition to the slot for MicroSD card for storage enlargement.
General, design clever Lava has achieved a reasonably good job with a sturdy wanting and cozy-to-maintain gadget which has every part one would anticipate in a decently priced smartphone.
Examine the Lava Iris X1 unboxing!
Earlier than we bounce into the efficiency, digital camera and battery testing, right here’s some specs it’s essential take a look at.
The FWVGA though isn’t one of the best on the market, it does give a superb shade output underneath managed circumstances. Beneath daylight, the complete brightness too didn’t put out the content material nicely. The show measurement of four.5-inch is fairly good although, and the low decision might be simply observed when making an attempt to view excessive-res pictures. The viewing angles are good and apart from the darkish photographs, all the things was wanting fairly respectable.
The pixel density of 281 PPI was ok for us to browse the content material utilizing the Chrome browser, zoom into the textual content and noticing no lack of saturation. The multi-contact help is restricted to 2 fingers and though that isn’t actually a problem, it might be an issue for less than those that needed to do some gaming and typically when help for extra fingers is required.
The eight-megapixel rear digital camera does do the magic with each, the quantity and high quality towards the Moto E. However word it, we’re evaluating solely with the Moto E for the digital camera as a result of Moto E got here in with a really dangerous digital camera and though a 5MP one, it doesn’t have autofocus and thus, you can’t do a lot with it. Then again, the Lava Iris X1′s 8MP shooter does fairly an honest job, though not one thing one would anticipate from that quantity. There’s a Twin LED flash help which at the very least would come useful, both whereas capturing a low mild photograph, or to make use of as a torch when wanted.
The utmost decision one can report a video with, is 480p which could be a little disappointing. And for that decision, the standard is just dangerous. There’s nothing you are able to do to regulate the shakes, until you’re stabilizing the telephone someplace, and even the little shakes are fairly simply noticeable within the video.
Though not what one would need, the rear digital camera is best than the 5MP cameras of the opposite smartphones within the present market. The entrance dealing with 2MP digital camera for the selfies and video chat is sort of respectable as nicely.
We did the three commonplace benchmark checks with the Lava Iris X1, and right here’s the outcomes. Within the AnTuTu benchmark, the rating was a bit above 13500 whereas within the Quadrant Normal check, the rating was about 3500. The Nenamark2 benchmark which measures the graphics output in frames-per-second confirmed a rating of forty four.9 fps for the Iris X1. For the benchmark scores, it’s all respectable and contemplating the interior powering that’s given, you’d anticipate just a little higher rating, however that’s high quality so far as you don’t take solely the benchmark scores into consideration.
However the precise efficiency doesn’t impress both, as a result of there are a number of lags you’d discover. The lags are particularly when you’re making an attempt to multitask and whereas switching between apps. It’s the similar even when gaming with some excessive-graphic loaded video games, however for those who want doing the essential utilization corresponding to searching the online, making calls and utilizing social apps, there isn’t any disappointment and all the things runs usually.
Because of the inventory UI of Android four.four.2 KitKat, you gained’t discover something cluttered and every thing is properly organized and easy, given the truth that there’s nothing a lot apart from the large listing of settings and the Google Play Providers apps put in already within the telephone. The notification panel and fast settings part may be accessed even from the lock display, and the settings part has the devoted Twin SIM settings, aside from the opposite normal settings.
Workplace Suite, FM Radio, Backup, Torch and Translate are a number of useful apps you get out of the field, aside from the Google apps. General, the efficiency is sort of good until you needed to do some additional stuff which isn’t simply potential, and the OS could be very easy and would all the time impress with the inventory ROM expertise.
The calling is sweet, with the sound high quality on each the sending and receiving finish being clear, because of the noise cancellation with three mics included, and the quantity was fairly excessive. Media enjoying is feasible by means of the Audio and Video gamers that are pre-put in, though there isn’t a restriction if it’s a must to set up any third social gathering app for that. The speaker high quality is respectable sufficient, and it isn’t actually loud. The place although isn’t actually one of the best, because the again space is on which the telephone often rests, and thus there’s a compromise with the sound ranges.
The storage out there truly to the consumer, is simply 1.3GB out of the 4GB inner storage offered by the corporate, and that is fairly much less however you get the MicroSD card slot for the apps and media storage. Lava claims that the storage might be expanded to a most of 64GB, however we examined it with a 32GB card and it was detected immediately.
The battery capability is 1800 mAh however don’t go together with the numbers, as a result of the battery drains a bit of quicker than one would need it to. We might be posting the battery check outcomes very quickly with the detailed check outcomes for every sort of utilization. However once more, in case you are utilizing it for regular utilization and never performing some excessive-finish stuff, it might go all through the day on a full battery to start out with.
Lava has achieved fairly an excellent try by bringing out the Iris X1 at a worth phase the place not many respectable smartphones have been obtainable, and it began with the Moto E. The telephone is sweet to carry, fairly mild and has an honest digital camera. The OS is sort of good too, and the telephone doesn’t disappoint with the efficiency and battery on regular utilization, however you’re in a improper price range vary if you’d like a telephone with an actual good efficiency, as a result of the Lava Iris X1 doesn’t take the load of multitasking that nicely. The Twin-SIM connectivity does give an choice for customers to have this telephone as a secondary system with the additional SIMs for no matter function they’re for.