Lava has been targeting the entry and budget segment of smartphone markets for quite some time now. Lava seems to be working with the strategy of launching as many phones as they can so that users one way or another buy one of their smartphones. They have continuously launched a range of entry-level smartphones and recently they launched another similar smartphone i.e. Lava A55. The phone offers a range of features to its users and shall provide a high utility too. So, let’s see if Lava has brought some innovation to its new device or is it just like yet another generic addition to Lava smartphones.
The phone features a rather simple design which might be uninspiring for many users. One thing we did observe was the screen-to-body ratio, which is around 58.4% in this phone. We do not necessarily say that it's a little too much, but it could have been better. Three soft-touch capacitive buttons are provided on the bottom part of the front panel, which again is not backlit. The speaker grille has been given on the left side of the camera module which is provided on the front-center part of the back panel of the phone. The external dimensions of the phone are 4.84x2.5x0.38 inches, which makes the phone rather handy. The phone is available in one colour variant, i.e.,.Black with Silver. Talking about the display of the phone, the phone features a 4.0 inches TFT LCD screen that provides a resolution of 480X8000 pixels and corresponds to a pixel density of roughly 233-ppi. The display proves to be decent enough and feels apt at its price tag. However, the display might not get bright enough and so the sunlight legibility might suffer at times.
This phone also like many other previous Lava smartphone comes with a 1.2GHz Quad-core processor. The processor seems to be capable of providing a seamless experience. However, general sluggishness could be observed while navigating through various apps of the phone. One cannot expect to play heavy apps or games on this phone, as the phone shall lag way too much. The phone works on Android version 6.0 i.e. Marshmallow, which is decent for an entry-level smartphone. A 1GB of RAM is provided in the phone, which we think is decent for a budget segment of a smartphone. The internal memory provided in the phone is 8GB and could be expanded up to 32GB using the microSD card slot provided in the phone. The phone offers dual SIM support, however, does not support 4G networks. However, the support for 4G networks is not expected from entry level phones.
The phone features a 5MP primary camera that is supported by a LED flashlight and digital zoom. A 0.3MP VGA camera has been provided in the front. The images captured by the camera are decent at most and many times lack a huge amount of details. The front shooter can only be used for video calling, as the images captured by it are not workable at all. The phone features a loudspeaker which gets loud enough, and a 3.5 mm audio jack has also been provided in the phone. Talking about multimedia, the phone has FM Radio with recording options, and Video player has also been provided in the phone that can play video formats like 3GP and MP4. The music player can play MP3, AMR, MiDi, WAVE songs and ringtones include polyphonic.
Talking about the battery provided in the phone, the phone comes with a 1550mAh Li-Ion battery and is user replaceable. The battery promises talk time up to 9 Hours on 2G networks and standby time up to 388 hours on 2G networks. When the battery was tested in real time, we found that the battery lasted for a complete day with moderate to heavy usage. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11, b/g/n, Bluetooth version 2.1 and microUSB 2.0. The warranty of this phone is 1 Year Manufacturer's Warranty & 6 months warranty on accessories.