Lava Iris 501 White, 4 GB Best Price in India on 28-Sep-2021 + Expert Reviews

Lava Iris 501 White, 4 GB




Detailed Review


Display

This Lava Iris 501 offers sharp picture quality with its LCD display for an amazing viewing feast your eyes on. This smartphone has a resolution of WVGA, 480x800 pixels to offer. This is an appropriate display size in terms of the overall dimensions for a smartphone. Using the phone are able to be a difficulty, if the screen gets any smaller than this. Portability becomes questionable, if the screen size is even slightly bigger than this. This phone presents you with a 16 colour display. The TFT LCD display of Lava Iris 501 endows high resolution at lower power consumption. The Lava Iris 501 sports a display of 12.7 cms; approximately 5 inches. This device comes with a TFT LCD display.

Battery

The battery of this smartphone that bids 7 hours of talk time on 2G network might be a concern area for heavy users. The standby time offered is nearly 620 hrs on 2G network.

Camera

Some love selfies while some don't; if you are in the second set, then the basic Yes, 0.3 MP front camera won't dampen your spirits. As much fun it might be to click pictures, video recording is equally particularly pleasing. Megapixels are not the sole determiners of the quality of your images and videos. Based on the sensor quality and the smartphone's other applications; you can get surprisingly good photography results even with a Yes, 5 megapixels camera.

General Features

The Lava Iris 501 here is credited with a White body. Pre-loaded with a number of boasts of, this smartphone possesses dimensions of 79x148.5x10.5. You get at par accessories such as Handset, Headset, Battery, Charger in the box, in addition to the Lava Iris 501. Like most of the typical smartphones in the market, the Lava Iris 501 sports a touch screen.

Connectivity

The built-in GPS that constantly updates the device's current location lets the user to never lose your way while traveling. On top of the mobile data, this device can additionally be connected to the internet via Wi-Fi. The wireless connectivity of the built-in Bluetooth of this phone is is one that you'll be grateful for in a hectic lifestyle, as it lets for instant syncing with compatible devices for file sharing and hands-free communication. The sim type contained in this phone is the Dual Sim, GSM, GSM. Whether it is about at par features or advanced features like Loudspeaker, this Lava Iris 501 smartphone is created with all such features in it. If you mostly use your device for at par purposes such as emailing, chatting, calling and messaging, then the 2G connectivity offered should be adequate. If you want to avoid the extravagant charges levied by the 3G and 4G networks, the standard 2G network connectivity of this smartphone makes it a device made just for you. A higher network type have the flexibility to result in increased power consumption, and you need to reflect on this while making a decision. The headphone jack of 3.5 mm makes sure that the audio needs are accommodated by this smartphone.

Memory

The lower capacity of internal memory may raise a few eyebrows as it only satisfies basic utilities. The PowerVR SGX531 graphics in this Lava Iris 501 endows you to enjoy your favourite games on the device. The Lava Iris 501 is absolutely compatible with the microSD, which have the flexibility to help you boost the internal storage of the device. Multimedia FM is a refreshing change from the set loop of your playlists. Stay off graphic intensive games and applications and the lower internal RAM of this smartphone will satify. The expandable memory of 32 GB is all available for stick with as against the cramped internal storage which already has space allocated to default apps and other programs; now you have the flexibility to carry your entertainment in.

Performance

The popular operating system android makes sure the latest apps and trends are available to you. The Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system is the one delivering the awesome performance. If you value your phone's battery life more than speed, then processors with high frequencies and more than one cores may not be the optimal option for you, even though they are the trend today. So, if you don't stick with your phone to handle many things at once, and would like to just stick with one task or function at a time, then this smartphone, which equips you with Dual Core processor, would be just the phone for you. You are able to avoid heating up your phone from over-usage and further save on its energy throughout the day by not overloading it with too many running apps, and completing just one task at a time. This Lava Iris 501 is credited with a platform that performs at a frequency of GSM - 900, 1800; UMTS - 2100 GHz. Equipped with a 1 GHz processor frequency, the Lava Iris 501 offers a power packed performance. A lower frequency would mean the device would endure longer to respond, so for a smoother performance, a higher frequency would be ideal. The Lava Iris 501 are able to meet the speed requirements of most of the typical apps without any trouble.

Mr. Ajmera's Review (A business user)

I strongly recommend the Lava Iris 501 when it comes to easy-to-use keyboard that's small enough to pack away smartly but big enough to offer convenience while typing. Not an hour goes by without my phone ringing, that's why I always go for something like the Lava Iris 501 that has all the advanced features to ease the communication. Although I am not so much into file sharing via Bluetooth as I am more of an email guy, but it is quite essential for hands-free calling. I am constantly on the move, even if most of the travel routes are familiar, the GPS navigation in the Lava Iris 501 is quite reliable and reassuring.

Mrs. Iyer's Review (A homemaker)

It easily fits in my hands and I can carry it with ease; however the typing is a bit uncomfortable. I never let a special occasion pass by without recording it, right from cake cutting to dinner parties; and the Lava Iris 501 with good recording features is really good for me. I don't like the camera in particular, and I won't be buying the Lava Iris 501, however good the other features might be. Smartphones with larger memory is always preferred by me; this phone can't even hold images and videos which I save in a single week. The expandable memory of the Lava Iris 501 is a good option for me as against the high priced smartphones which come with high internal memory.

Ishan's Review (A geek)

I am so hooked with the immersive gaming and reading experience offered by the large and vivid display of this smartphone. Well, the frequency never bothered me so much with reading, but gaming on this 1 GHz device is a nightmare. Well, gaming on dual core is really bad with numerous hang-ups and extremely slow app load time. I wouldn't recommend such a low RAM even for the most amateur gamer; in fact for anyone. No clue what's the point of storage which can't even make enough room for my apps, leave alone my books and games. Even if your smartphone offers good amount of internal storage, extendable memory never hurts and is good to know that there's room left if you need.

Prachi's Review (A social butterfly)

For me the 5 inches display is the first thing I noticed in the Lava Iris 501. I think Lava Iris 501 has an absolutely cool screen size. It fits well in my denim pockets and I can type with one hand. Not that bad for viewing videos either, but I like to view videos on larger screens. Yes, 5 MP is not that great camera resolution. There are so many smartphones with better megapixels sometimes even cheaper than this phone. I love clicking pictures with my smartphone and this one doesn't seem up for it. I can't imagine my smartphone without the secondary camera. I and my friends simply love the selfies and groupies and click hundreds of them. It's too much effort to do it with the main camera, so having a cool front camera is much better; it is more fun to have front camera with higher megapixels. My smartphone should do a lot of things simultaneously and not just basic messaging, emails and browsing. And the 2G network is too slow to do anything more than that. I can now travel to almost any new place or location with the built-in GPS and it is great help during various emergencies, traffic updates or navigation issues. I always forget charging my phone so USB charging via my laptop is really a good option for me and sometimes I even use this port to transfer music and images. The internal storage in the Lava Iris 501 is quite stingy with the tiny 4 GB. I don't know what it is good for when it can hardly hold any of my media files.



Technical Specification

General Features

Brand:Lava
Handset Color:White
Form:Bar
Call Features:Loudspeaker
Model Name:Iris 501
Touch Screen:Yes , Capacitive
SIM Type:Dual Sim , GSM , GSM
In the Box:Handset , Headset , Battery , Charger

Camera

Video Recording:Yes
Other Camera Features:Auto Focus , Flash
Rear Camera:5 MP
Front Facing Camera:Yes , 0.3 MP

Multimedia

Video Player:Yes
Video Player:Supports MPEG4 , 3GP
Music Player:Yes , Supports MP3 , MIDI
FM:Yes , with Recording

Internet & Connectivity

WAP:Yes
Audio Jack:3.5 mm
Preinstalled Browser:WAP , Android
Bluetooth:Yes , Yes
Navigation Technology:Google Maps
Internet Features:Email
Wifi:Yes
GPRS:Yes , Class 12
EDGE:Yes , Class 12
USB Connectivity:Yes , micro USB
3G:Yes , 7.2 Mbps HSDPA; 5.76 Mbps HSUPA

Other Features

Sensors:Gyroscope
Sensors:Light Sensor , Proximity Sensor , G-Sensor , Accelerometer
Phone Book Memory:1000
Call Memory:Yes
SMS Memory:300
Important Apps:Google , Hike - Free Messaging App , Saavn - Music Player App , Fusion - Music Organiser App , Group Chat
Additional Features:Alarm Clock , Calculator , Games

Display

Display Resolution:WVGA
Display Resolution:480x800 Pixels
Display Type:TFT LCD
Display Size:5 inches
Display Color:16 M

Dimensions

Size:79x148.5x10.5 mm

Warranty

Warranty Summary:1 year manufacturer warranty for Phone and 6 months warranty for in the box accessories

Battery

Talk Time (2G):7 hrs
Standby Time (2G):620 hrs
Capacity:2300 mAh

Memory And Storage

Expandable Memory Card Type:microSD GB
Expandable Memory Capacity:32 GB
RAM:0.512 GB
Internal:4 GB

Platform

Operating Freq:GSM - 900
Operating Freq:1800; UMTS - 2100
OS:Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Graphics:PowerVR SGX531
Processor Frequency:1 GHz
Processor Cores:Dual Core