With more and more smartphones being released almost everyday, it seems like customers are almost spoilt for choice on what to buy and what to invest on. And with more and more manufacturers such as Karbonn, Micromax and Nokia looking to take the market as soon as possible, users are usually guessing about where to invest for the long term that will get them the maximum result possible within their pre-allocated budgets.
A smartphone these days is not only about the kind of features or specifications it offers, but also depends on the style factor and the finishing the device offers. And with more and more devices making their way into the market nearly everyday, it can get a bit scruffy while shopping for a new handset to own.
Two such devices - Lava Iris Pro 30 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 - as it seems, are also in this race with the devices expected to reach even greater heights in the coming months.
While all of us are somewhat familiar with the aforementioned Samsung handset, its Lava counterpart can, launched just recently, can arrive as a potential threat to all others also looking to introduce their products in the market.
For starters, Lava, for the last couple of years, has been actively involved with releasing Android smartphones. Although the company, until now, has been overshadowed by its sister brand Xolo, it seems like it is now looking to get into the bigger picture with its own specifications-heavy offering that will look to take on the competition against even the best in the industry.
But, as far as this comparison is concerned, how does it fare against the likes of Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190 in an independent one-on-one? Let's take a closer look.
Not much to choose here since both the Lava Iris Pro 30 and Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini run on Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2.
Display and Dimensions
In terms of the offered display, the Lava Iris Pro 30 slightly edges past its Samsung counterpart by sporting a 4.7-inch IPS LCD Capacitive display with 720 x 1280 pixels. And although the device offers dimensions of 138 x 66.7 x7.5 mm, it is a bit heavy - weighing in at 114gms.
The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini, on the other hand, offers a 4.3-inch Super AMOLED Capacitive Display with resolution at 540 x 960 pixels. The device sports dimensions of 124.6 x 61.3 x 8.9 mm and weighs in at 107gms.
Whereas the S4 Mini offers a primary rear-facing 8-megapixel camera with geo tagging with video capabilities of 1080p@30fps, alongside a front-facing 1.9-megapixel shooter for video chat, the Lava Iris Pro 30 just edges out the S4 Mini by the front-facing 3-megapixel camera it has. Apart from that, it also sports the same 8-megapixel primary rear camera.
As far as in-device processing power is concerned, the Iris Pro 30 is powered by a MediaTek MT6589 chipset that's assisted by a quad core 1.2 GHz processor.
The S4 Mini, on the other hand, falls a bit short since it offers a dual core 1.7 GHz Krait CPU with Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 processor.
Storage and RAM
While the Samsung made S4 Mini offers 1.5GB of RAM with 8 GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 64 GB via an external microSD card, the Iris Pro 30 falls short by offering 1 GB of RAM with 4 GB internal storage that can be further expanded up to 32 GB via an external microSD card.
While the Samsung-made Galaxy S4 Mini is currently retailed for Rs. 20,610, the Lava Iris Pro 30 is available for Rs. 15,499.
For users looking to get the most out of their device in the best possible price, it seems like the Iris Pro 30 definitely takes the cake ahead of the S4 Mini. And although the Samsung-made device offers more storage space, we are guessing it will take you a lot of time before you run out of that Iris Pro 30-based 32 GB external storage. On an overall scale, the Iris Pro 30 could be the ultimate choice of phone, at least compared to the S4 Mini.