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    Lava Iris Pro 30 Review

    Lava has finally launched the first ever smartphone under is its Iris Pro series, named as Lava Iris Pro 30. Though it included in the Iris series, it has many differences from its predecessor with respect to its hardware. Iris Pro 30 is given a fresh and premium look as in the fresh series of smartphone. It has a matte finish and features a 4.7 inch HD display. Quality wise, Lava has done excellent job in the design part. The display is of a superior quality that you wouldn’t find in the other phones of the same range. It is an android handset running on android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. The 2000mAh battery is a nice one and expected to attract a lot of customers.

    The phone stands out because of its sharp display and sleek design. Iris Pro 30 has an old processor that seems to be available at a low price in the market now. At the time when manufacturers are coming with octa- core processor for near about 20K lave is has 1.2GHz quad core MT6589 chipset.Lava has priced this device at around Rs.16,000. Let’s find out if it offers anything worth Rs.16,000 and to buy it or not. Before reviewing the phone in details, lets have a look at its highlights:

    • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
    • Dual SIM (normal + micro)
    • 4.7 inch HD IPS OGS Display with Gorilla glass protection
    • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
    • 1.2 GHz quad-core processor
    • 1GB of RAM
    • PowerVR SGX 544 GPU
    • 8 Megapixel rear camera with dual LED Flash and Blue glass filter
    • 3 Megapixel front-facing camera
    • Noise cancellation with dual microphones
    • 2.43 4GB internal memory, expandable upto 32GB using microSD Card
    • 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, USB OTG
    • 2000 mAh battery

    Design and Packaging:

    The 4.7inch HD dispay covers most of the front part of the phone. The screen has a pixel density of 312ppi and has almost black OGS glass. The display looks premium and is light weighted with just 115g. It is 7.91mm thick with a breadth of 66.88mm and length of 137.97mm. The phone has an excellent matte finishing at the back. The phone has greyish metallic sides and has black front. Overall look is overwhelming. The buttons are neatly placed at the sides of the handset, with the power button and volume rockers to the right, USB port and a tiny mic hole to the bottom and the 3.5mm audio jack at the top. The left side is plane without any hardware buttons.

    Above the display you can see the earpiece and the 3MP camera next to it. The proximity and ambient light sensors are also placed here along with the LED notification light. This notification light shows up different colours for different notifications. There are 3 capacitive touch buttons towards the lower end of the screen. At the rear side of the phone there is a 8MP camera with BSI sensor and Dual LED flash. There is a secondary microphone hole here that helps in noise cancellation and better audio. As mentioned above it has a smooth matte finish that gives a good grip, however it is not finger print proof. Towards the bottom you find the loudspeaker grill alongside the Lava branding. The back cover encloses the 2000mAh lithium polymer battery, micro SIM and mini SIM card slot. The battery is non removable. The build quality is really good and looks like we have a premium looking handset at a low cost.
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    Lava has designed the Iris Pro 30 very well providing it with an excellent display. The display size is 4.7 inches with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels (312ppi). It hasOGS screen technology with corning gorilla glass protection. The phone has adaptive backlight control which offers a wide Viewing angle and avoids reflection. Sunlight readability is good and reading text and watching videos under sunlight is not a problem. The screen is smooth and response is very quick.

    Watching videos from any angle gives the same output and you can see true colours from every angle. The accelerometer, light, magnetic and proximity sensors adds to the quality of the display.Details are very sharp and look bright. You can enjoy full HD movies and video in this phone without any problem. Gaming was smooth and the graphics looks amazing due to the high display quality. Such displays are rare among the handset below 20k.

    Operating System and User interface:

    The Lava Iris Pro 30 runs of Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS with some features added Lava. The user interface is good with quick notification screen and quick setting. It has lockscreen widgets, daydream and a lot more.The phone features 10point multi touch.Camera can be launched directly from the lock screen. The CPU, Memory and battery status is represented in the form of graphs, the graph icon is on the top. It has flip to mute incoming calls, lift to answer, lift to call a contact feature. These options worked well, without any lag, when I gave it a try. The dialer theme is unique in this handset but the keyboard is an ordinary one.

    As mentioned in the design part it is a dual SIM handset with dual standby. You can switch between the SIM easily using the drop down notification bar while making a call or texting. The videos have PIP feature where you can view the video in the little window within the video. There are 3D effect and bass boost features for enhancing the audio output. There are few very useful preloaded apps in the phone like the chrome browser, IM etc. You can easily access the Google play and download apps you want. The Lava care option is added the phone to make the access to the customer care easy.


    Lava Iris pro 30 has a 3MP front camera and an 8MP rear camera. The rear camera has a dual LED flash and BSI sensor. The images are bright, clear and vibrant. The low light shots were decent and colours looked satisfactory. Sometime, due to bright flash the colour look washed out or too bright. Outdoor photos looked lively, indoor were fine. There are many settings available to adjust the camera.

    You have the navigation bar in the left pane. It has the EIS options and different modes to shoot pictures. The front camera is VGA, decent enough for video chatting. The camera quality is fine and is good enough if you compare the price.
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    The Iris Pro 30 is powered by 1.2GHz quad core MT6589 chipset and with PowerVR SGX 544MP2 GPU. The processor is outdated one now however; Multi-tasking is fine when there are no heavy apps running at the background. Processing speed is fine and apps open and close in no time. The phone gets slow when it’s over loaded with very little space left in the internal memory. Iris Pro 30 is supported by 1GB RAM and has 4GB internal storage. Internal memory is low however the good part is you can move apps to SD card to keep the internal memory free. Using SD card you can expand memory up to 32GB. I tried playing heavy game through SD card, it performed well. Overall Gaming performance is upright and very smooth even while playing heavy games; It also supports PS3 controller. Connectivity options like 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth worked without any problem and the GPS functions fast.


    As mentioned in the design part, the phone comes with a 2000mAh Lithium Polymer battery. Thought the back cover is easily removable the battery is non removable. With ordinary use, the battery last easily for a day. Watching video dint drain the battery much, also due to content adaptive backlight control less battery is used. You can switch on the power saving option in the setting to manage the battery life better. It turns off Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and other task. You can manage it better by keeping less apps and task running in the background. Heavy gaming consumes the maximum battery. Also watching videos for hours can also result in quick battery drainage, though,it is applicable to all the smartphones. Overall the battery life is good and should keep you going for the entire day.


    Lava Iris Pro 30 features amazing Display with a superior quality that you wouldn’t get for a price of 16k. The battery life is awesome too where you can use the phone for a very long stretch without charging. Performance is fine but it lags when there is not enough memory and due to 1GB RAM. Camera performance is average, though Lava went to the extent of providing it Dual LED flash and BSI sensor.

    The build quality of the phone is good and is durable. So if you don’t mind an average camera and looking for a high quality build handset with awesome display then you can definitely go for the Iris Pro 30. You also need to consider that 1.2 GHz quad core processed handsets are available at a lower cost and you would soon find octacore processed handset being available for few thousands more than 16k.
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    Pro 30 deserves to be at the top as the phone features are great. Like it completely!

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