by April 29, 2014 0 comments

Iris Pro 30 is the latest flagship model from Lava. This is the first phone in the Iris Pro series and we noticed that this model is quite different from previous Lava smartphones in terms of design and hardware. The design of the phone is very much like that of iPhone with curved corners and the new earpiece. It has a magnesium alloy frame. The phone weighs 114 gram and is nearly as light as the iPhone 5 and 5S (112gram) and easily one of the lightest handsets in the market today. The phone has a matte-finish plastic back panel which is extremely smooth; it is neither slippery nor a fingerprint magnet. The side panel not only gives a good grip but also protects the internals of the handset. It harbours the 3.5 mm jack, volume rocker, power button as well as the micro USB port.
Performance
We have to say that this is decent phone in the under Rs 20k segment. The Iris Pro 30 has a 7-inch HD IPS display with an OGS solution along with Gorilla Glass from Corning. The high pixel count of 312ppi ensures crisp text and sharp and vivid images. Colours are also punchy and black levels are deep, better than some of the other phones with the same resolution. Lava has also added something called Content Adaptive Backlight Control (CABC), which adjusts the backlight based on what’s being displayed, this helps the phone reduce power consumption on the screen and the 2000 mAh battery easily lasts a full working day. Even though the back cover is removable, the battery is not removable.
The handset uses a 1.2GHz quad-core Mediatek processor and the phone did not exhibit much lag. Lava Iris Pro 30 has Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) on board, with no customized skin, which seems a little unfair for a flagship phone especially when Android 4.4 (KitKat) is around. Iris Pro 30 has features like flip-to-mute, lift to answer and call, video PIP and voice and face unlocking. Lava Iris Pro 30 comes with an 8 megapixel auto focus rear camera. There are two LED flash lights in the back panel as well in the front there is a 3 megapixel camera which can be used for both selfies as well as videos. The phone has got 4X digital zoom facility for both front and rear cameras. The images and videos taken with this phone are satisfactory for a phone in this price range but the low-light performance was just not good at all. The Lava Iris Pro 30 is a quad-band GSM and single-band 3G handset. You also get other standard connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0 and USB 2.0. The benchmark scores put this device close to Galaxy S2 and the Nexus 4, which is quite good considering its price.

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