Lava has announced its new smartphone, the Lava P7 with a guaranteed Android marshmallow update. The Lava P7 is the company’s new low budget smartphone with a very affordable price tag of Rs. 4999. The smartphone will be available online as well as from the physical stores.
If you are looking for a low priced mobile which will run on Android Marshmallow, the Lava P7 is made for you.
Lava P7 Technical Specs and Features
The Lava P7 comes with a mediocre hardware specs befitting it’s price, and if there is one thing worth considering in this smartphone is the Android Marshmallow update.
While all its rivals and the Chinese entrants have not been banking on giving the latest OS from Google, Lava’s promise is noteworthy. Back when we had the Android Lollipop update rolling out on the Google Android One devices, Xolo (a brand of Lava) launched the Xolo One mobile which also promised an Android Lollipop update.
Did Xolo fulfill the promise? You bet they did, so you will also get the Marshmallow update with the Lava P7, but no date has been confirmed. It can take a couple of weeks to months.
Now coming to the devices’ specifications, let’s see what Lava has packed inside the P7.
The display is an FWVGA ( 854 *480 ) stretched over a 5-inch screen. The Display is not for those who want a sharp screen; lava should have given at least given an HD screen for this smartphone.
But the good news is that it’s protected with a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 which is barely seen on smartphones at this price range.
The smartphone is powered by the Quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.2 GHz; the chipset remains unknown.
A 1 GB RAM is given for this smartphone, which can effortlessly handle few media and browser tasks in the background. The configuration is still capable of running medium graphics games like Riptide GP2, Raging Thunder 2 or even Death trigger, as seen in the similar specs mobiles. Don’t expect it run the Asphalt 8 or the Nova 3 as we have seen these to lag even in the mid-range mobiles.
The ROM is 8 GB and the user accessible space will be around 4.5 GB. Currently, the smartphone will run on Android Lollipop 5.1 out of the box, and the Android Marshamallow update will be available via OTA.
The device is fitted with a 5 MP rear camera with L.E.D flash. There is a front facing 2 MP camera at the front and comes with a flash too. The camera comes with a special mode known as the Child mode which makes sounds like bells and whistles to attract the attention of kids so their images can be clicked with ease. Other camera features like Live Photo, Voice capture and beautify are there if you wish to play with these.
For connectivity, it includes 3G, wifi and also given a GPS module to support navigation. However, the smartphone lacks the 4G LTE support.
The battery is removable with 2000 mAh capacity, enough to fuel the phone for a day.
The smartphone is good to be used as a device for basic tasks and Apps, probably not so much for gaming.
But if you need a feature-rich device with some more hardware muscle there are other options like Micromax Canvas Xpress 2 or Coolpad dazen 1. Even the company’s sub-brand Xolo recently launched the Xolo one HD for Rs 800 lesser which is also a great choice
The smartphone still has good specs, but you have to be fast enough to grab it in the flash sales.
Key Specs of Lava P7
Screen: 5-inch WVGA (854*480 pixels)
Processor: 1.2 GHz Quad-core MediaTek
RAM: 1 GB
Camera: 5 MP,2 MP with L.E.D flash for both.
Storage: 8 GB with micro SD
Connectivity : 3G, wifi, GPS
4 G LTE: NO
Battery: 2000 mAh
Overall we think the smartphone is priced decently, a sub 5K price makes it better value for money, still, it is one of the cheapest Android Marshmallow 6.0 smartphones out there if you want to have the greatest and latest from Google.