The Indian domestic mobile manufacturers now seem to have an intense eagerness and enthusiasm to snatch the throne in the mobile market with their latest and upgraded mobile phones supporting competitive and cutting edge technology. Ignoring all the foreign manufacturers, Micromax rules the dense population of India and other brands like Karbonn and Lava are also not lagging behind.
Now these Indian homegrown giants have given a pinch of worry to numerous international brands like Samsung. Because its dice still rolls in the Indian market and now with the coming up of the Lava's latest 504q smartphone boasting Galaxy S4 like features, Samsung definitely has a hard game to prepare for.
Last week, Lava launched its premium smartphone at Rs 13,499 which will be available from the fourth week of this month across the country.
Specwise, the Lava Iris 504q comes with a 5-inch IPS HD (1280x1080p) display with OGS (One Glass Solution) thin screen technology and is powered by a 1.2 Ghz quad core ARMv7 quad-core processor and backed by 1GB RAM.
The latest Lava device runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system and comes with with gesture motion control, 8-mega pixel rear camera with auto-focus and LED flash along with 2 MP front facing camera. Internal storage capacity of the device is 4GB, which is expandable up to 32GB via microSD. Connectivity options include 2G, 3G, Bluetooth (with A2DP), Wi-Fi and USB connectivity, The Iris 504q is powered by powered by a 2000 mAh Lithium-Polymer battery.
One reason why Samsung should feel scared is that the Iris 504q comes with motion sensor technology which enables users to take photos, browse through music player, and FM radio channels without the need to tap the display. In other words just like Galaxy S4, it has got a gesture control as well. Lava has made it possible for users to buy the gesture control featured phone at just Rs. 13,499 while the Galaxy S4 comes at the hefty price of Rs. 39,000.
To talk about the swirl that Iris 504Q is likely to create in the Indian market, other devices like Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro, LG Optimus L9, Micromax Canvas HD A116, LG Optimus L7 II P715, Karbonn Titanium S5 and many more with the similar price range may have to pull up their sleeves now.
Samsung Galaxy Grand Quattro
Priced at Rs. 16,299 on Flipkart, the Galaxy Grand Quattro comes with a dual SIM capability. The smartphone sports a TFT capacitive touch screen which is 4.7 inches in sizeand has a multi-touch WVGA screen that offers a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It runs on the latest Android V4.1.2 Jelly Bean OS. The phone sports a 1.2 GHz Cortex-A5 Quad Core processor along with the Adreno 203 graphics chip and is supported by a 1 GB of RAM. The 5 MP primary camera with LED flas is incorporated in the Galaxy Grand Quattro along with the 0.3 MP front facing camera. The phone comes with and 8 GB of internal memory which can be further enhanced to 32 GB with the help of microSD cards. Regarding connectivity, the Galaxy Grand Quattro is capable of supporting GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. It can also connect to the PC via a USB port. The Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery is capable of keeping the device powered up for adequate periods of time.
To compare the device with the Lava Iris 504Q, the latter is better in all the specs from resolution, screen size, and mostly it has got the gesture control. Besides being cheaper than the Grand Quattro, Iris 504Q has also got a better camera. So according to GizBot Iris 504Q is a better buy.
LG Optimus L7 2 P715
LG Optimus L7 2 is a dual GSM SIM phone. The phone runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system with an Optimus 3.0 user interface and is powered by a 1 Ghz dual core processor backed by a RAM of 768 MB .
The LG Optimus L7 2 P715 sports a 4.3 inch capacitive WVGA screen that comes with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a color depth of 16 M. The screen has an IPS display as well. The device boasts of an 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and a 0.3 megapixel front facing camera. This LG Optimus phone is also capable of recording 854 x 480 resolution videos at 30 frames per second and comes with 4x digital zoom as well. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA enabled and comes with USB connectivity and Bluetooth as well. The phone has an ample internal storage capacity of 4 GB which can be extended up to 32 GB with a microSD card. At the end the Optimus L7 2 is powered by a Li-Ion 2460 mAh battery that can give you up to 12 hours of talk time on any 2G network. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 14,842 on Flipkart.
The Optimus L7 2 is quite expensive if compared to Iris 504Q. Specwise, the Iris 504Q is all round better from screen size, resolution, RAM and also processor.
LG Optimus L9 P765
The single GSM SIM LG Optimus L9 P765 runs on Android v4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system that is back by the 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 dual core processor with 1 GB RAM. The phone boasts of LG's latest Optimus 3.0 user interface and comes with PowerVR SGX540 graphics, which is built for speed.
The candy bar capacitive touch smartphone sports a 4.7 inch qHD screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels and a color depth of 16 M and IPS display. The handset packs a 5 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and autofocus which is capable of recording full HD 1920 x 1080 videos at 30 fps. It also comes with the 0.3MP front facing camera. Connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G, DLNA and Wi-Fi connectivity, microUSB and bluetooth. The LG Optimus L9 P765 has an inbuilt memory of 4 GB that can be extended up to 32 GB with a microSD card and it is powered by a Li-Ion 2150 mAh battery that can easily give up to 12 hours of talk time on any 2G network. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 16,450 on Flipkart.
The LG Optimus L9 also fails to compete with the latest Lava Iris 504Q as it has a better processor and a better camera and a lower price as well.
Micromax Canvas HD A116
Priced at Rs. 13,990 on Flipkart, Micromax Canvas HD A116 is a dual GSM SIM candybar smartphone that runs on Android v4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor with 1 GB RAM.
The phablet features a 5 inch capacitive LCD touchscreen that offer a high definition resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and a color depth of 16 M and comes with an IPS display. The "desi" phablet comes with a 8 megapixel primary camera with LED flash and auto focus and the 2 megapixel front camera. Connectivity options include microUSB, Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, 3G and Wi-Fi. The Micromax Canvas HD A116 has a ROM of 4 GB and an inbuilt memory of 1.77 GB which can be extended up to 32 GB with a microSD card. The phone is powered by a 2000 mAh battery as well.
This device is actually a perfect rival to Lava Iris 504Q. These two devices have a similar pricing and specs. The only difference is that the Iris 504Q comes with the latest gesture control feature.
Karbonn S5 Titanium
Priced at Rs. 11,575 on Flipkart, another likely rival to Iris 504Q is Karbonn Titanium. The device has a dual GSM SIM support and runs on Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system which is powered by the 1.2 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon quad core processor with 1 GB RAM.
This Karbonn device sports a 5 inch capacitive touch screen that supports qHD display with 540 x 960 pixel resolution and comes with a IPS display. It comes with an 8 megapixel camera with auto focus and 2 megapixel secondary camera and supports video recording as well. Connectivity options include Bluetooth, GPRS, EDGE, WAP and 3G on one SIM and Wi-Fi. The S5 Titanium comes with 4 GB of ROM of which 1.4 GB is user accessible. The memory can be extended up to 32 GB with a microSD card. The Karbonn Titanium S5 is powered by a 2000 mAh battery.
This is quite much like Lava Iris 504Q and has a similar specs but again it has a lower resolution and a lesser processor. However the latest Lava 504Q would be a better option and a safe buy.