Lava recently launched an affordable phone worth ₹7,999; called Lava X46. Lava has also launched Lava X81 smartphone priced at Rs. 11,499 and it comes with latest Android Marshmallow 6.0 and 3 GB RAM.
It’s a dual sim phone available in Gold color. The phone supports VoLTE and happens to be the cheapest phone by Lava supporting the technology. Voice over LTE is going to be more relevant in the coming months with RJIO other operators expanding the 4G network in India soon. And this feature surely makes X46 a good deal in the affordable price range.
The phone has a poly-plastic build and speakers are placed at the back. The power and volume buttons reside on the right side. The standard micro USB port is at the bottom and 3.5 mm audio jack on the top. It has a big chin but doesn’t sport off-screen buttons and instead has standard on-screen buttons.
The phone sports a 5 inch HD 720p display with 293 PPi. It creates an illusion of bezel less display but once its switched on you can easily make out the black on screen bezel around the screen.
The phone runs on 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor paired with 2 GB of RAM.
The Lava X46 flaunts an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 5 MP selfie shooter with features like easy mode,wide angle lens, audio picture, smile shot and V gesture, to click selfie shots with ease.
Lava X46 offers 8 GB inbuilt storage which is a bit low, though can be expanded to 32 GB through micro-sd card.
Powering the phone is a decent 2500 mAH battery and Lava states over 11 hours of talk-time in single charge and up to six days on standby mode. X46 comes with Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop) out of the box.
The phone is slightly on the thicker side with dimensions of about 143×71.5×8.5mm; of sporting small screen size along with decent 2500 mAh battery. The connectivity options are 4G LTE/ VOLTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS.
Price tag of ₹7,999 has lots of competitors in the market and would face a direct competition with Intex Aqua Shine, Intex Cloud String HD and Reliance LYF smartphones for the VOLTE market.
Lava launched a premium mid ranger smartphone with latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow based on Star OS 3.0 named as Lava X81.
It comes with Airtel double data offer and it also have a 1 year free screen replacement offer.
The phone sports a poly-carbonate body and right now has one space gray color option available though Lava has promised to launch a Gold variant soon. The design looks very neat with curved edges and a small camera dial at the back.
The volume buttons and power button are placed on the right side of the phone and are easily accessible. It sports a 3.5 mm audio jack on top. The speaker and microphone are at the bottom flanked on either sides of the micro USB port.
The phone flaunts a 5 inch HD 720p display along with the coveted 2.5 D curved glass on top giving it a very premium look. There is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 too for protection.
The phone runs on 64-bit 1.3 Ghz MediaTek quad-core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM.
It has a 13Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture along with numerous modes like Beauty-fi and Pic-focus. There is a 5 Megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture, dedicated flash and a 84-degree wide angle lens, great for clicking selfies.
The Lava X81 comes with 16 GB of inbuilt storage and is further expandable upto 64 GB. Powering the phone is a non user replaceable 2700 mAh battery.
Being a premium mid ranger it supports all the connectivity options; 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS. The phone is not the thinnest of devices out there and comes with 142.6 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm dimensions. The X81 is priced at ₹11,500. It faces a direct competition with recently launched Le 2, Redmi Note 3 and also Lenovo K4 Note and Meizu M3 Note in the market.
Both the smartphones will go on sale shortly online as well offline.
KEY Specs Comparison Lava X46 and Lava X81
|5 inch HD 720p display|
5 inch HD 720p display
1.3 Ghz quad core processor
|64-Bit 1.3 Ghz MediaTek quad core processor|
|2 GB RAM|
3 GB RAM
8 Mp rear and 5 Mp front camera
|13 Mp rear and 5Mp front camera|
|8 GB inbuilt, expandable upto 32 GB|
16 GB inbuilt, expandable upto 64 GB
2500 mAh battery
2700 mAh battery
Priced at ₹7,999
Priced at ₹11,500