Lava International founded in 2009 and headquartered in New Delhi belongs to a select group of Indian companies that has released a slew of handy smartphones since its inception including the Lava Iris X10, Lava Pixel V2, and the Lava Iris X5. Amongst its current releases, the Lava V5 that was up for grabs from January of this year was a much talked about handset.
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Competitively priced at Rs. 11,299, the Lava V5 is a multifunctional smartphone that any upwardly-mobile professional would like to have in his hands. Amongst the phone’s features worth noting are its interactive display, immensely potent battery, highly advanced cameras, and the performance-oriented processor.
Specifications – Lava V5
What immediately arrests your attention about the Lava V5 is its 5.50-inch full HD touchscreen display that packs in 267 pixels in every square inch of the screen. The UI with a 1280 x 720 pixel resolution capitalizes on IPS display with full lamination to mirror images, graphics, representations, and illustrations that are incredibly sharp, vivid, and vibrant. The display gets full-scale protection from any accidental scratches, bumps or grazes that may result, courtesy the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 casing.
The makers of Lava V5 took cognizance of the fact that the smartphone was being increasingly used as a mobile office and therefore squeezed in a performance-oriented processor. The 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek processor with 64-bit architecture comes in perfectly handy when you need to download a video game in minutes or breeze through multitasking. The super efficient Android 5.1 Lollipop OS is perfectly compatible with the potent processor letting you have a glance at notifications or scroll through icons with remarkable convenience.
The OS is compatible for upgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow which ultimately offers you greater leverage and leeway in making the most out of the features of the phone. However, it is the battery that makes the Lava V5 perform much above your expectations. The 3,000 mAh Lithium Polymer battery offers over 27 hours and almost 14 and half hours of talk-times on 2G and 3G networks respectively. The standby time is nearly 261 (260 hours 57 minutes on both 2G and 3G networks to be precise) hours.
So, once you fully charge your handset, you won’t have to worry about dropping out of a call because of low charge at least for a week. This Lava handset comes with 3 GB of RAM memory allowing you to play games at top speed and by using all the gaming features. 16 GB of internal storage is just sufficient to store all your import files and folders. The storage space is upgradable to 32 GB with a microSD card offering you more room to archive your dossiers.
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The dual cameras of the Lava V5 take the valuation of the phone up by several notches and certainly deserve special mention. The 13 mega-pixel backend camera is ideal for capturing standalone and spectacular moments, thanks to the PDAF feature. Both the cameras have powerful LED flash which means you can take shots even when it is pitch dark. Photographers, both professional and amateur can take advantage of other useful features like penta-layered Largan lens that has blue-glass filter, f/2.0 aperture, MagicPix, PicFocus, panorama mode and night mode. The 5 megapixel camera at the front comes to your aid when you need to freeze those wide-angled selfies.
The Lava V5 is also conducive with 2G, 3G, and 4G connectivity technologies (GSM, CDMA, W-CDMA, GPRS, EDGE, and LTE). Other formats of connectivity technologies including USBv2.0, BT v4.0, and Wi-Fi help you to create multiple backups of your preferred music or video files and replay these from any digital device.
Laden with so many functional features, the 153 gram Lava V5 should not feel bulky when you carry it and can be smoothly held in the palm of your hand due to its 8.3 mm slimness.
Price of Lava V5
The total number of handsets offering a potent processor, an advanced, upgradable OS, feature-loaded dual cameras, durable battery, and comprehensive connectivity at Rs. 11, 299 can be few and far in between. If you find a better smartphone at this price, then you should settle for it or else, you don’t need to look beyond the Lava V5.