Lava Iris X1 Selfie Impressions

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20151001_210653Lava Iris X1 Selfie is an entry level selfie phone launched by Lava back in August this year. This phone is priced at only Rs. 6777 but is now available for much lower price. This phone comes with 5 megapixel front camera with LED flash. So, you can even take selfie in low light conditions. Night parties selfie will be fun if you have a phone with front camera flash. And in this price range, Lava Iris X1 Selfie can be your best companion.

Lava iris X1 selfie hands-on review and Impressions

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Design

Design of the phone is good. It is smaller in size as it only has 4.5 inch display. If you like big display phones, you may find it bit disappointing. But for users who want a phone they can comfortably hold, this phone is perfect in size. it is light in weight with just 140 g weight.

lava iris X1 selfie review

It has volume rocker keys at the right side along with power button. it does not have any physical home button with three touch buttons below the display. at the below side, it has microUSB port and microphone sensor. It has 3.5 mm jack at the top.

Lava Iris X1 Selfie side

Like most of the phones, it also has speakers at the below backside.

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Display:

Display is of 4.5 inches with 480 x 854 pixels resolution. To protect display from scratches, it also has dragon trail glass protection. Viewing angles of the phone are good. Display could be better but company focused on offering better camera feature.

Lava Iris X1 Selfie

Processor, RAM and Storage

This phone is powered by a 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6580 processor with Mali 400 GPU and 1 GB RAM. Overall performance seems to be good. You can enjoy good multi-tasking, lag free experience and good gaming.

It comes with 8 GB internal storage with microSD card slot to expand storage up to 32 GB.  Due to few pre-installed apps, you will get around 3.8 GB storage for your use.

Software

It runs on Android Lollipop 5.1. UI of the phone is almost close to the stock Android. Few lava specific apps and third-party also comes pre-installed in the phone.

It also supports few gestures like double tap to wake and draw to open apps.

Camera

It has 8 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera with LED flash. Both camera comes with flash so low light photography will be good. Camera app lets you change various settings and select various camera modes. Camera app comes with Panorama, HRD Mode, Video Mode, Burst Mode, Beauty-fi Software for face sliming, Smoothing, Eye widening and whitening. It also supports different compare modes including Capture Mode Smile, Gesture, Voice and Touch).

Lava Iris X1 Selfie

Front camera flash is a big advantage of this phone. You do not need to worry about lightning conditions to capture selfie. Even in night, you can take perfect shot with the help of front flash. Beauty mode helps you to capture perfect selfie you will like to share with friends.

Camera can also record full HD videos at 30 FPS. Bot cameras perform good. Considering the price range, you will get a good camera phone and best selfie phone.

Connectivity

It is a dual SIM phone. It offers 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS and microUSB connectivity. It lacks 4G connectivity while there are various phones with 4G in this price range. But no phone offers front camera flash.

Lava Iris X1 Selfie

Battery

It has 2000 mAh battery which performs good. You will have to charge it once a day in mixed usage. But battery could drain faster if you use phone for too much photography, gaming or calling.

My Verdict:

In this price range, this phone is best for selfie lovers. HD display could improve this phone, but no worries. Still, you will be satisfied with the overall performance.

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