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Back in June, GizBot informed you that Lava will announce an affordable dual-core smartphone under Rs. 5,000. Recently, Lava 3G 356 and 3G 402, were spotted on company's official site. Now the makers have finally decided to launch above mentioned low-cost Android handsets.
The company is promoting 3G connectivity feature built-in these smartphones. The official press release reads "the best possible 3G mobile experience at an affordable price to the consumers who like staying connected to social media and accessing the Internet. Through its feature rich 3G smartphones Lava aims to help the existing 2G users to upgrade to 3G technology, essentially bring the fastest internet access to the masses."
" At Lava, we are committed to constantly strive to innovate and develop great value for our consumers. In line with this commitment, Lava has introduced affordable, yet fully loaded entry level 3G android smartphones which will now fuel the aspirations of the evolving mobile user in India.
The Lava 3G 356 and 3G 402 are uniquely designed smartphones which lets a consumer enjoy the power of 3G by consuming online content" , as per Hari Om Rai, Co-Founder & Director, Lava International Ltd.
"Internet usage is increasing rapidly in non-metro cities, with more people using internet through mobile devices. As 3G enabled handsets become affordable, mobile internet would be the next big thing in the country which would take penetration to the remote corners of the country. Lava is aiming to drive huge volumes with both models combined", he further added.
In the specifications front, Lava 3G 402 comes with a 4-inch WVGA display having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It packs a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM, 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The phone supports dual SIM phone and 3G connectivity. There's a 3-mega pixel rear facing camera on the back and on the front VGA quality camera is given.
Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The handset measures 11.4mm in terms of thickness and weighs including 124grams battery. The makers have added a 1,500mAh Li Ion battery inside. The Lava 3G 402 is priced at Rs. 5499. Users can choose the phone in three colors: White, Grey and Red.
On the other hand, Lava 3G 356 packs a 3.5-inch HVGA display (480 x 320). The phone is powered with a 1.2GHz dual-core processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). There's a 1.3-mega pixel camera along with 3G connectivity, dual SIM, 1,500mAh Li Ion battery, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. The device is now available in three colors: White, Black and Grey. Asking price - Rs. 4,499.
GizBot has come up with top 5 phones with similar looking specs. Take a look!
Samsung Galaxy Star
The Galaxy Star comes with a 3-inch QVGA TFT display with resolution of 320 X 420 pixels. Android 4.1 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. The phone is powered by 1GHz processor coupled with 512MB of RAM coupled with 512BMB of RAM and 4GB ROM ( expandable up to 32GB via microSD card) There's a 2-mega pixel rear facing camera , while front facing camera is missing. This dual SIM handset Dual SIM featured handset which packs 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB 2.0 and a 1,200mAh Li Ion battery. The Samsung Galaxy Star is officially sells for Rs. 5,200.
Nokia Asha 501
The Asha 501 comes with a 3-inch low resolution display having resolution of 320 x 240 pixels. Alongside, Asha 501, the company has revamped Symbian S40 platform compatible with new age smartphones. There is a feature called ‘Fastlane', which basically brings swipe motion gestures to reality. There's a 3.2-mega pixel camera on the rear back, while the front camera is missing. The phone comes with 40 pre loaded games powered by EA. The internal memory stands at 4GB of internal memory, which can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card. Connectivity features like Wi-Fi is there , but 3G connectivity is missing. Nokia says the phone has an incredible battery life of 48 days in standby and 17 hours of talk time. The device retails for Rs. 5,199
The Micromax A34 comes with a 3.95-inch display having resolution of 320 x 480 pixels. Internally, the Micromax A34 packs 1GHz processor coupled with 256MB of RAM and 165MB of memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The makers have added a 1350mAh Li Ion battery. Android 2.3 Jelly Bean comes out of the box. There's a 2MP rear camera with LED Flash light, while the front facing camera is missing. This dual SIM phone will cost you Rs. 4,399.
Karbonn Smart A11
The device packs a 4.7 inch FWVGA display having resolution of 854x480 pixels. Android 4.0 ICS comes out of the box. The phone is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card).There's a 3.2MP rear facing camera and VGA quality front facing camera. The makers have added a 1450mAh Li Ion battery. 3G connectivity is not built in, while Wi-Fi, 2G, Bluetooth are available. This Dual SIM phone is priced at Rs. 5,799.
Zync Cloud Z401
The Zync Cloud Z401 sports a 4 inch having resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It has a 1 GHz Processor coupled with 256 MB RAM and 128MB of internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via microSD card). The makers have added a 1300mAh Li Ion battery. Android 2.3.4 comes out of the box. There's a 2MP rear facing camera and VGA camera on the front. Other connectivity options including Wi-Fi, 2G, and Bluetooth are present. Again, 3G connectivity is not available. The Cloud Z401 is priced at Rs. 4,499.