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 from 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 at the back. Also, 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 is on the top.
Notably, It has a prominent chin but doesn’t sport off-screen buttons but instead has standard on-screen buttons.
Spec and Features – Lava X46
The phone sports a 5 inch HD 720p display with 293 PPi. It creates an illusion of bezel-less display, but once it’s switched on, you can quickly make out the black on-screen bezels.
Further, the phone runs on 1.3 GHz Quad-core processor comes with 2 GB of RAM.
For photography, it comes with 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).
Further, it offers 8 GB inbuilt storage which is a bit low, besides, is expandable up to 32 GB through the micro-sd card.
Powering the phone is a decent 2500 mAH battery and Lava states it has over 11 hours of talk-time on a single charge and up to six days on standby mode. Additionally, it 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; despite having a humble 2500 mAh battery capacity.
The connectivity options are 4G LTE/ VOLTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS.
At the price tag of ₹7,999, it has a lot of competitors in the market and will compete with the Intex Aqua Shine, Intex Cloud String HD and Reliance LYF mobiles.
Lava launched a premium mid-ranger smartphone with latest Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow along with the Star OS 3.0 named “Lava X81″.
For starters, it comes with Airtel double data offer and even has a 1-year free screen replacement offer.
The phone sports a polycarbonate body and is available only in space gray color option, however, 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 on the right side of the phone and are easily accessible.
Further, it sports a 3.5 mm audio jack on the top side, and the speakers and microphone are at the bottom along with the micro USB port.
Specs and Top Features – Lava X81
The phone flaunts a 5 inch HD 720p display along with the coveted 2.5 D curved glass on top, giving it a premium look. Also, there is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection.
The phone runs on 64-bit 1.3 GHz MediaTek Quad-core processor along with 3 GB of RAM.
For Photography, it has a 13 Megapixel rear camera with f/2.0 aperture along with numerous modes like Beauty-fi and Pic-focus.
Additionally, there is a 5 Megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture, dedicated flash and an 84-degree wide angle lens, great for clicking selfies.
Furthermore, it comes with 16 GB of inbuilt storage and is further expandable up to 64 GB. Fueling the phone is a nonuser replaceable 2700 mAh battery.
Being a premium mid-range device, it supports all the connectivity options; 4G LTE with VoLTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS.
The phone is not the thinnest and comes with 142.6 x 73.4 x 8.4 mm dimensions.
Lastly, it is available for ₹11,500 and competes 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 up to 32 GB|
16 GB inbuilt, expandable up to 64 GB
2500 mAh battery
2700 mAh battery
Priced at ₹7,999
Priced at ₹11,500