Lava Xolo A900, which is the handset carrying the credit of being the first one to come with Intel processor has recently received the Android 4.0 ICS upgrade and also a price cut from Rs 21,900 to Rs 17,500.
Now, online retailer Flipkart has listed the handset for a price of Rs 17,500 along with an instant cashback offer of Rs 2,000, which totals to Rs 15,500. For those Android fans who like to buy a smartphone with decent specs at this price range, this is the right time to choose the Lava offering.
Besides the cashback deal, the retailer is also offering a free Samsung HM-1100 Bluetooth headset for free with every purchase of the handset.
Below are the specifications and top 5 competitors of the Lava smartphone. Take a look at the gallery.
Lava Xolo X900
Speaking of specs, X900 sports a 4 inch display with a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, 1.6GHz single core Intel Atom processor, 8MP camera with autofocus, LED flash, 1.3MP front camera for video calling, 16GB internal memory capacity, 1GB RAM, NFC, Wi-Fi, micro-USB 2.0, HDMI, Bluetooth and a 1,460 mAh battery.
Samsung Galaxy S Advance
Samsung Galaxy S Advance houses a 4 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, dual-core 1GHz Cortex A9 processor, Android 4.0 ICS OS (upgradeable to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean), 16GB internal storage, 768MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, 5MP rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and 1,500 mAh Li-ion battery offering 550 hours standby and 7 hours talk time.
With a price tag of Rs 18,999, Galaxy S Advance with its dual core processor could be a rival to the Lava offering with NFC connectivity.
HTC Desire X
Desire X is a mid-range Android ICS smartphone launched at the Mobile World Congress 2012 and released into the market with a price tag of Rs 19,799.
The HTC offering packs a 4 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, dual core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, 5MP rear camera with auto focus, LED flash and BSI sensor, 4GB internal memory, 768MB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting additional storage, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA and a 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery delivering 10 hours talk time and 750 hours standby.
Desire X with a higher price tag can be a stiff competitor to the Lava offering, which comes with NFC, faster processor and improved camera performance.
LG Optimus L9
While the Indian consumers were eagerly looking for the official release of Nexus 4, LG has quietly released Optimus L9, the handset that was unveiled during IFA 2012 Expo in Berlin in August.
Talking about the specifications, Optimus L9 packs a 4.7 inch qHD IPS capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, dual-core 1GHz processor, Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system topped with Optimus 3.0 UI, 5MP rear camera, VGA front camera for video calling, 4GB internal memory, 1GB RAM and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Further, the handset has Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS with A-GPS, micro USB 2.0 and 2,150 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 11.5 hours talk time and 798 hours standby. When it comes to software features, Optimus L9 has QTranslator, MyStyle Keypad, QMemo function and Cheese Shutter features to enhance the user experience.
Priced at Rs 23,000, Optimus L9 with a larger display and additional software features might pose a threat to the Lava offering, however, it comes with a lower internal storage capacity and camera performance.
Nokia Lumia 800
Lumia 800 flaunts a 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack capacitive touchscreen display with 800 x 480 pixel resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, 1.4GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, 16GB internal storage, 512MB RAM, 8MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR and micro USB 2.0.and 1,450 mAh BV-5JW battery delivering 9.5 hours talk time and 335 hours standby.
Windows Phone 7.5 based Nokia smartphone recently received a price cut and it available for Rs 18,867. With a higher price tag, smaller display size and better processor, the Nokia offering could a potential rival.
Sony Xperia P
Sony Xperia P, which is a variant of Xperia S launched in India in the Q2 of this year comes with a 4 inch scratch resistant display with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels, Android 4.0 ICS operating system, 8MP rear camera, 0.3MP front camera, 1GHz dual core processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, DLNA, HDMI, 16GB internal storage, 1GB RAM and a 1,305 mAh Li-ion battery offering 5 hours talk time and 475 hours stanfby.
With a price tag of Rs 22,990, Xperia P could be a competitior of Lava Xolo X900, which was also launched in the same price range.