Lava happens to be an Indian handset manufacturing brand that has been churning out one value for money device after another. The handset maker has an impressive lineup of smartphones under its Iris series of devices, which also happen to be quite value for money. This lineup also contains the flagship device of the brand and is quite revered in the country. Lava Iris X9 is a part of the same series that comes with impressive specifications and attractive price tag.
Lava Iris X9 is an attractive smartphone that comes in a glossy bar form factor, which is quite easy on eyes. At first glance, some might mistake Iris X9 to be Xiaomi Mi4 as the former bears an uncanny resemblance to the Chinese handset. However, it is only in looks that it looks similar to Chinese flagship as Iris X9 has polycarbonate build unlike glass and metal body of Mi4.
Lava Iris X9 comes flaunting a big 5.5-inch display with IPS panel that is a delight to watch multimedia on. However, if you got your hopes high upon knowing the display size, we would suggest to hold your horses as it only offers a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. This might result into pixelation of visuals and poor daylight visibility.
In case you opt to buy Lava Iris X9, you are in for a pleasant surprise as Lava has launched this handset Android Lollipop operating system pre-installed in it. The latest update of Android is known for its visually appealing interface and performance enhancements.
Performance and Battery Life
For a good performance, Lava has placed a Quad-core processor with a clock speed of 1.3 GHz in this handset. For a better measure, handset maker has coupled the processor of the handset with 2 GB of RAM. The 2000 mAh battery under the rear panel of the handset ensures that the device lasts a considerable duration on a full charge.
Lava has placed a 13 Megapixels camera on the rear panel of this handset to facilitate impressive photography on a routine basis. The front panel of the handset also houses a powerful 8 Megapixel front camera for clicking impressive selfies.
For connectivity, Lava Iris X9 has been equipped with dual-SIM, 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS for the convenience of its users. However, the absence of 4G LTE in the handset might put off some buyers in the price range.
There are few complaints that we have against Iris X9. It has a small battery when you consider that this smartphone is a phablet. It does not have 4G capabilities and the big screen is not too great in terms of quality. However, apart from the small battery issue, there is nothing on this smartphone that should really upset you, no matter what.
|General Specifications||Launch Date||June 4, 2015|
|SIM Card||Dual Micro SIM|
|Operating System||Android v5.0 (Lollipop)|
|Dimensions||152 x 76 x 9 mm|
|Processor & RAM||Processor||1.3 GHz Quad core (Cortex A7)|
|Display||Size||5.5 inches (13.97 cm)|
|Sensors||Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels, HD|
|Pixel Density||267 ppi|
|Screen to Body Ratio||72.02 %|
|Other Input Features||Multi-touch|
|Rear Camera Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Rear Camera Features||Geo tagging, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Rear Auto Focus|
1080p@30fps, Full HD
|Battery||Battery Capacity||2650 mAh|
|Battery Type||Li-Polymer, Removable|
|Stand By Time (GSM)||250 hr|
Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n
|USB Port||microUSB 2.0|
|Entertainment & Multimedia||Ringtone||Music ringtones, Vibration|
|Video Format||3GP, MPEG4|
|Storage||Internal Storage||16 GB|
Up to 32 GB
|Calling & Messaging||Phone Book||
|Additional Information||Items in the Box||Handset, Battery, Charger, Earphone, USB Cable, User Manual, Warranty Card|