From the onset of 2013, it seems like the India based manufacturers have taken an oath to launch more and more devices into the country. Lava is one of the vendors, who is splashing the consumers with new smartphones every week under its Blockbuster Phoneday scheme.
The latest Lava smartphone, which has kicked off the competition among the budget Android offerings in the country is Iris 455. Based on Jelly Bean OS, the Iris 455 seems to be a decent smartphone with a price tag of sub Rs 10,000. Lava is yet to announce the exact pricing and the availability of the handset.
Analyzing the launch pattern of Lava, it can be said that the company is targeting to compete with another India based manufacturer - Micromax, who also aims to release more devices into the market. Specwise, Iris 455 is similar to the latest Micromax offering - A91 Ninja, which is available online on Saholic at a price of Rs 8,499.
However, as Micromax and Lava are competing the smartphone space in India, it is wise to compare the Lava handset with the similar offering from Micromax, which also possesses some similar traits.
It is to be noted that both Lava Iris 455 and Micromax A91 Ninja have a 4.5 inch display and dual core processor, expect for a few differences. Anyways, being similar offerings, both the handsets might create a confusion among the users who are planning to buy an entry-level smartphone with impressive specifications in the sub Rs 10,000 price range.
Hence, Gizbot has chosen to do a comparison on the two smartphones to elaborate the differences and thereby, help the readers in deciding which one to choose. Have a look at it below.
Display: Iris 455 packs a 4.5 inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a pixel density of 245 ppi approximately.
In comparison, A91 Ninja boasts a 4.5 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 854 x 480 pixels and 218 ppi pixel density approximately.
Processor: Both, Iris 455 and A91 Ninja come with a 1GHz dual core processor, of which the Micromax offering makes use of MediaTek MT6577 chipset, which in offering rich camera features, supports high definition video playback, best dual SIM solution and more.
Operating System: In this segment, Lava Iris 455 grabs the crown with the Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS out of the box as compared to Micromax A91 Ninja, which is flavored with Android 4.0 ICS.
Hence, Lava Iris 455 will come with advanced features restricted to Jelly Bean OS including Project Butter, improved Android Beam, live wallpaper support, high resolution contact photos, Google Now and more.
Camera: When it comes to camera performance, both Iris 455 and A91 Ninja come with a 5MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash and 0.3MP front-facing camera for video calling.
Storage: Again, on the storage front, Iris 455 and A91 Ninja score the same with 4GB internal storage, 512MB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: Likewise other budget smartphones, both Iris 455 and A91 Ninja come packed with features including 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS.
Battery: While Iris 455 is loaded with a 1,500 mAh battery offering 6 hours of talk time on 3G, A91 Ninja comes powered by a 1,800 mAh battery of unknown backup.
Price: Micromax A91 Ninja is available on Saholic at a price of Rs 8,499, whereas, the price and release date of Lava Iris 455 remain undisclosed.
Being budget smartphones with almost similar specifications, both Lava Iris 455 and Micromax A91 Ninja are reasonably priced impressive smartphone offerings.
For those who like to have a smartphone with a better display and advanced software features, Jelly Bean based Lava Iris 455 could be a better option. At the same time, for those consumers who are concerned on improved performance and a beefed up battery capable of offering enhanced backup, Micromax A91 Ninja should be the right choice.