Earlier this month Lava had launched a new budget phone in the Indian market. The Lava A82 is a sub-5,000 phone from the Indian company. Let’s take a closer look at the specifications on this phone.
Specifications – Lava A82
The Lava A82 has a 5 inch display with a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. While that is not the best screen resolution on offer we know that the display on Lava phones are generally clear and graceful. The phone comes with a 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor and a 1 GB RAM to boot.
The internal storage on the phone is 8 GB and it can be expanded up to 32 GB using a microSD card slot. The expandable storage space is a good number (32 GB) as quite a few smartphones in the the A82’s price segment do not offer this option.
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The primary camera on the phone is a 5 megapixel unit with support for LED flash and interestingly the secondary camera, which is a 2 megapixel unit, also supports LED flash. Once again, not the best camera on offer and there are certainly other brands that are offering way better specifications in the same price segment as the Lava A82, but some customers will probably accept it for what it is – a low-budget phone.
This is a dual-SIM phone with support for 3G connectivity. At the moment there are few brand that are offering 4G connectivity in the low-budget segment. Intex certainly has a few good products in this regard but they are few and far in between. One does expect this to change in the next 8-12 months but at the moment it does seem like, 4G will have to wait its time in the low-budget and entry-level segments.
The battery capacity on the Lava A82 is 2000 mAh. This is a good battery for this segment and would not disappoint customers. The Lava A82 is powered by Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, but it is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
This is a definite plus for the Lava A82 as very few smartphones in its price segment are currently offering the latest version of Android. Lava does have an R&D center in Bangalore and is known to be innovative with the software on the phone so it is not surprising to see them offer an upgrade to Marshmallow even in this price segment. This is probably the only specification in which Lava trumps most of its competitors and it is a good little battle to win.
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Lava has recently made important changes to its senior team by hiring Rahul Agarwal as the Chief Technology Officer and Ankit Pal as the Design Head of the company to help Lava recover some lost ground in the Indian smartphone ecosystem.
Handset market has completely evolved after the advent of smartphones. It is not just a communication device anymore. Entertainment, agriculture, health, education, payment, commerce and banking have started to advance around mobile handset Industry and it will take a big leap through Internet of things, through billions of devices.– Hari Om Rai, Chairman and MD, Lava International.