Lava has not only launched smartphones but has also launched tablets too. Lava launched its “Lava X80” some time back this year, and now it has launched yet another voice calling tablet i.e. Lava Ivory Pop in the market. There would be nothing like limited availability of the tablets, as they would be available in both physical retail stores and online stores. So, let’s see how this tablet runs in real life and if it’s worth your money.
The tablet has a decent look and can capture user’s attention. The tablet has a metal back and with sloping edges in the rear panel. 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 provided at the back panel of this tablet. Regarding the colour variants of the phone, it is available in only one colour variant i.e. Dark Grey. The screen to body ratio of the tablet turns out to be 68.3%, which is kind of standard thing observed in entry level tablets. The tablet features a 7.0 – inches TFT Capacitive touchscreen that provides a screen resolution of 600 x 1024 pixels which roughly corresponds to 170ppi rich screen. The display proves to be decent enough to let its user have a pleasurable viewing experience. However, there is room for improvement in the screen but it’s nothing too major.
The tablets feature a 1.2 GHz Quad-core processor which is backed by an unspecified chipset. The processor seems to work great as basic functions done by the tablet turn out to be smooth. The processor is powerful enough to let its users play light games and videos easily. Though the tablet works great for normal day to day functions, one cannot expect the tablet to play heavy games and heavily encoded videos, as massive frame drops and stutter can be observed. The tablet runs on Android ecosystem, i.e. Android version 5.1 (Lollipop). The internal storage of the tablet is 16GB which could be further expanded 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 tablets is that it supports 3G networks and offers dual SIM functionality too.
The primary camera features 5-MP camera that is backed by a LED flashlight. Also, a 2-MP front camera has been provided in the tablet, which again is decent for a budget segment tablet. The primary camera is expected to have features like 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. The camera would also do video recording. The images captured by the camera turn out to be okay, and there is room for improvement. The images captured in dim light conditions prove to be somewhat workable 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. Overall, for a budget segment tablet, the camera turns out to be okay. The tablet features dual 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.
A 3000mAh Li-Ion battery is provided in the smartphone. The battery is non-replaceable and turns out to be great. The battery can work for an entire day with moderate to heavy usage. Talking about the connectivity options, the tablet features connectivity options, such as Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot, Bluetooth, A-GPS and microUSB 2.0. The tablet comes with only one sensor i.e. accelerometer. If we talk about the overall functionality of the tablet, we can say it works well. If someone is searching for an entry level tab that offers a decent Android experience, then this tablet would surely deliver that.