Finally Lava Iris Pro goes official. We already reported a 17th January release of the first Iris Pro series smartphone couple of days ago. Eventually it’s here. It’s really impressive in terms of design and looks but in hardware segment it misses out some of the recent fire-powers. The chipset used in this handset is the MediaTek MT6589 which is not any longer used these days. MediaTek too replaced the chipset with MTK6582 with more powerful Mali 400-MP2 GPU. In addition to that it has 1 GB of RAM.
Lava Iris Pro 30 boasts 7.5 mm thickness and 114 gm weight. Without any surprise it has metal alloy body. It’s actually magnesium alloy material used in this handset to reduce the weight of the handset. So far iPhone 5S is the lightest smartphone with 4 inch screen and 112 gm weight but with 4.7 inch screen Lava Iris Pro 30 has 114 gm weight. It’s really an amazing work done by the company.
Lava Iris Pro 30
Lava Iris Pro 30 sports IPS LCD 720p HD OGS (one-glass-solution) screen with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The generation of the Gorilla Glass is unknown but it should be Corning Gorilla Glass 2. It ensures scratch resistance. Th droid sports 8 MP rear camera with BSI sensor and dual LED flash. Hopefully the LED flash bulbs are visible in low-light. Front facing 3 MP web camera is there too.
Like Lava Iris 504q it has a gesture control sensor. It supports the following gesture control features-
- Video PIP (Picture in Picture) Multitask while watching videos
- Voice and Face Unlock – Unlock the phone with your face or your voice
- Flip to Mute
- Lift to Answer and Lift to Call
Lava Iris Pro 30 packs just 4 GB ROM out of which you get approx 2.43 GB free space. Micro SD card slot is there for storage expansion. Quite surprisingly Lava sticks to 2000 mAh battery once again. You can assume approx 7.5 hrs talk time and 4.5 hrs of standby time in fully charged condition.
Lava Iris Pro 30 is a dual SIM phone (normal+micro) with quad band GSM and single band WCDMA. The phone works on limited 3G WCDMA networks outside India. It will not work in USA and majority of the European countries where WCDMA 850/900/1900 MHz networks are used.
Features I Like in Lava Iris Pro 30 – Advantages
- Extremely good built quality, light-weight metallic design
- USB OTG is certainly a good feature, you can use pen drive to plugin
- Very good display, no issues with 720p resolution, Corni9ng Gorilla Glass protection
- Gesture control sensor, several improvising features like Face or Voice to Unlock, Flip to mute etc.
Features I Don’t Like in Lava Iris Pro 30- Disadvantages
- Outdated SoC, should have had MediaTek MT6589 Turbo or MTK6582
- Just 1 GB RAM should have been doubled
- 4 GB RAM is not enough these days
- More than a 2000 mAh battery would have been ideal
Quick Specs of Lava Iris Pro 30
- Android 4.2.2 JellyBean OS
- Dual SIM card slots (GSM+WCDMA)
- MediaTek MT6589 SoC
- 1.2 GHz quad core Cortex A7 CPU
- PowerVR SGX544MP GPU 286 MHz
- 1 GB RAM, 4 GB ROM, micro SD card slot, UBS OTG
- 4.7 inch IPS LCD OGS display, 720×1280 pixels resolution, 16.7m colors
- Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- 8 MP rear camera, BSI sensor, Dual LED flash, 3 MP front camera
- 1080p FHD video recording and playback
- 2000 mAh battery, 4.5 hrs talk time on 3G network
- Dimension: 138*66.7*7.5mm, weight: 114 gm
- HSPA+ speed, GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi, micro USB port
- Gesture control features
Watch this promo video-
Well, you can see the specs of Lava Iris Pro 30 are right in the money. It will be available in Black color model only for around Rs 15,999.
Here is how USB OTG works on Lava Iris Pro 30-
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Do you like the specs of Lava Iris Pro 30? What else is in your mind? Is it Micromax A250 Canvas Turbo