The Lava Iris Fuel 50 smartphone, priced genuinely at Rs.7,789 has among others one major advantage with its batter life touted to last 370 hours on standby mode, 17 hours of talk time on 2G and 13 hours on 3G.
Otherwise, launched in India on Friday, the Lava Iris Fuel 50 is fitted with a 3000mAh battery that will keep many handset users’ woes at bay at least in standby mode when they can’t charge it immediately or when they are on move or travelling to remote places in the rural side.
“As smartphones are increasingly becoming a very integral part of our daily lives and drive a lot of tasks for us, we need devices that are able to support heavy usage without having the need to carry power banks for frequent charging,” Hari Om Rai, chairman and managing director, LAVA International, said, hittin upon the right problem that millions of smartphone users all over the world face, especially in India where the recharging outlets are rare and not available in many towns and villages.
But it has to face competition from the Stellar 518 from Spice that has 4,00mAH battery but priced Rs.7,799 and Gionee’s M2 which offer similar battery back up and priced in the same range. Otherwise, Lava Iris Fuel 50 smartphone has slightly additional features compared to its predecessor, the Iris 460, though design-wise Fuel 50 looks entirely different and bit heavy as it holds big battery inside.
The smartphone runs on Android 4.4 Kitkat and a 1.3GHz quad core processor. It measures 9.5mm thick and weighs 160 grams and sports a 5-inch FWVGA touchscreen with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixel IPS LCD panel, with a 2MP camera coated with Asahi Glass, while the rear camera sports an 8MP snapper with dual LED flash.
Lava Iris Fuel 50 specifications:
Form factor: Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm):144.80 x 72.90 x 9.50
Weight (g): 160.00
Battery capacity (mAh): 3000
Removable battery: No
SAR value: NA DISPLAY
Screen size (inches): 5.00
Touchscreen type: Capacitive
Resolution: 480×854 pixels HARDWARE
Processor: 1.3GHz quad-core
Internal storage: 8GB
Expandable storage: Yes
Expandable storage type: microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB): 32 CAMERA
Rear camera: 8-megapixel
Front camera: 2-megapixel