As the budget smartphone segment is growing, the competition is becoming more tough. The latest budget smartphone to enter the market is from Indian smartphone maker LAVA.
In the beginning of the year, Micromax launched Yu Yureka - a ₹8,999 smartphone with decent specification and Cyanogen OS. Recently, Lenovo also launched a new smartphone, A7000. With the power of Android 5.0 Lollipop and some appreciable specifications, A7000 is likely to achieve similar success of Yu Yureka.
Lava's device, dubbed as Iris Alfa L boasts of 5.5-inch qHD display with a resolution count of 960x540 pixels and pixel density of 220ppi. The display cleanly falls short in comparison with similarly-priced smartphones like Lenovo A7000, which offers 720p screen.
The Iris Alfa L is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor along with 1 GB RAM and 8GB ROM memory that can be further expanded up to 32GB, using the micro SD card slot. The smartphone features dual SIM slots and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system.
On the camera front, the Lava Iris Alfa L flaunts an 8MP rear camera with autofocus PureCel feature along with LED flash. It also sports a 2MP front-facing camera for snapping selfies as well. In terms of connectivity, the Lava Iris Alfa L supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS, and USB 2.0.
Powered by a 3,000mAh battery, it claims battery life of up to 12 days in standby mode (with single sim) and up to 13 hours 15 mins of talktime in 3G network.