Lava has continuously strived to manufacture some decent budget segment smartphones. The majority of the smartphones made by them either belong to entry level or budget segment. Lenovo’s target audience seems to be the users looking for low budget smartphones. Adding yet another budget segment smartphone to their arsenal, Lava, launched its “Lava A76 Plus” smartphone.
The phone has a rectangular design with sharp edges and smooth front and back panels. The phone has a matte finish on its back panel that provides a firm grip to the phone. The volume and power buttons are provided on the right side, and the 3.5 mm audio jack is provided at the top while the speakers have been given at the back panel of this phone. Regarding the colour variants of the phone, it is available in two colour options i.e. Black and White. The screen to body ratio of the phone turns out to be 63.1%, which is bit small. Three soft-touch capacitive buttons are also provided on the bottom part of the front panel. Overall, the design seems to be unimpressive. The phone features a 4.5-inches FWVGA TFT Capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 480 x 854 pixels which roughly corresponds to 218-ppi rich screen. The display seems to be little dull and fails to provide a pleasurable viewing experience. One can expect better display at its price range easily.
The phone feature 1.5 GHz Quad-core processor which is backed by an unspecified chipset. The processor seems to work okay as general functions done by the phone are smooth. Though the phone works great for normal day to day functions, one cannot expect the phone to play heavy games and heavily encoded videos, as massive frame drops and stutter can be observed. The phone runs on Android ecosystem, i.e. Android version 6.0 (Marshmallow). The internal storage of the phone is 8GB which is expandable up to 32GB by its users. The processor is backed by a 1GB RAM, which is enough to help in performing smooth functioning of the phone. The best part about the phones is that it supports 4G networks and offers dual SIM functionality too.
The main camera features a 5-MP camera that is backed by a LED flashlight. Also, a 5-MP front camera has been provided in the phone, which again is decent for a budget segment phone. The primary camera has features such as Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, Face detection and would have various shooting modes such as Continuous Shooting, High Dynamic Range mode (HDR). The camera setting would also include Exposure compensation and ISO control. Video recording would also be done by the camera. The images captured by the camera are not that great and lack details. The images captured in dim light conditions turn out to be bad as well, as a lot of noise seems to creep in the photographs. The front shooter was able to capture some decent selfies but overall the images were not that inspiring. For a budget segment phone, the camera is not that impressive and has room for improvements. The phone features speakers which get loud enough, however, some noise distortion can be observed at high volumes, occasionally. The phone shall also feature a 3.5 mm audio jack.
An 1850mAh Li-Ion battery is provided in the smartphone. The battery is replaceable and turns out to be great. The battery fails to work for an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the phone features connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth, A-GPS, FM Radio and microUSB 2.0. The phone comes with only one sensor i.e. accelerometer. If we talk about the overall functionality of the phone, we can say it works well. If someone is searching for a decent entry level smartphone that offers a seamless Android experience, then this phone would surely deliver that.