Indian smartphone manufacturer Lava has announced a new budget smartphone— Lava Iris X8 price in Nepal is Rs.16,490. The Iris X8 is a successor of last year’s Iris X5 which was launched for Rs.16,999.
About the Lava Iris X8
The phone sports a 5-inch touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The display is being protected with Asahi Dragon Trail Glass. Under the hood, the phone boasts an Octa core 1.4 GHz Cortex-A7 processor and 2GB of RAM.
In terms of memory, the Lava Iris X8 comes with 16GB of inbuilt memory with microSD expansion slot up to 32GB. It has an 8MP auto focus camera with BSI 3 sensor and dual LED flash, and a 3MP front facing camera. The rear camera supports 1080p video recording. Unlike last year’s Lava Iris X5, the 3MP front snapper on the Iris X8 is devoid of LED flash. The phone packs a 2500mAh non-removable battery.
The device runs Android KitKat 4.4.2 at the moment, but Lava recently promulgated on their official website that the phone will get Android 5.0 Lollipop upgrade via OTA in near future.
Lava Iris X8 Full Specs:
|SIM||Dual (micro SIM); 2G+3G|
|DISPLAY||5’’IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen; 720*1280 pixels; Dragon Trail Glass for scratch protection|
|MEMORY||16 GB internal memory; micro SD up to 32 GB|
|PROCESSOR||1.4 Ghz True-octa core processor (MT6592)|
|BACK CAMERA||8 MP with Autofocus and LED flash|
|OS||Android v4.4.2 Kitkat; Guaranteed Lollipop Update|
|CONNECTIVITY||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0|
|BATTERY||Li-Ion 2500 mAh battery (non-removable)|
|BATTERY LIFE||291 hours of standby time and 10 hours of 3G talk time|
- Decent design (looks like iPhone 4s)
- Good battery life
- Fluid performance
- Average Camera
- Screen produces inaccurate colors