iris Pro 30 – iPhone wannabe

Lava iris Pro 30Android smartphone buyers has lots of options nowadays at various price points. So those who are looking for a smartphone with ‘Iphonesque’ looks with a svelte frame and just about power to give a good smartphone experience can look at Lava iris Pro 30.  Recently I got a chance to play with it and here are some of my views on it…

  • From the outer look and style it resembles the latest generation iPhone but with a plastic body. At 138 x 66.7 x 7.5 mm its reasonably thin and lightweight at 114 grams
  • Powering the iris Pro 30 is a 1.2 Ghz quadcore processor (MediaTek maybe) and 1 GB RAM with Android 4.2.2 (Jellybean). The overall operation was smooth with lags felt mainly in the “People” (contacts app) and the dialer.
  • The 4.7″ screen at 1280 x 720 with Gorilla glass protection was bright and vivid to look at. Watching pictures and video was a pleasant experience.
  • The user interface was almost a vanilla jelly bean look with no skinning and the host of default android apps like email, gallery, video,calendar in addition to google’s suite of apps along with social networking apps like facebook, whats app came built in.
  • Hearing music through the speakers was good , but through a headphone I didn’t find enough punch and any sort of equalizer settings was missing in the default music player app.
  • The 8 MP autofocus  camera with dual led flash and full HD recording should do a decent enough job., as I was able to see photos captured at good lighting conditions and with not so good lighting the photos looked grainy. The 3 MP front camera should be good enough for the occasional selfie….
  • Connectivity wise it was pretty loaded with 3G,Bluetooth, Wifi, GPS  and dual sim (Micro + Normal SIM)
  • The memory can be expanded via microSD card slot (upto 32 GB)

So at almost 15k this phone’s main pros are its looks and good screen with some slight concerns about performance and a low available memory of 1.48 GB for apps. To grab this phone you can check it out here ….