Lava Iris 405 Review


Lava has launched quite a lot of phones now. And most of them in the lower range category. Over the span since their first smartphone, they have struggled with quality. Lava Iris 405 is one of their phones in the lower priced category. It is as affordable as a smartphone can get. It is not remotely powerful, not at all, the built is well- read on and you will know and the camera *sigh*. Read on, I recommend you do so.
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So the built quality has been compromised by quite a margin here. Even the Nokia Asha smartphones are like exponentially better in build. The Lava Iris 405 on the other hand has this cheapest form of plastic encasing the hardware inside. I wonder if it can take even a single fall. The general structure of the phone is pretty ok, normal curves and averagely crafted edges. The back has a nice texture though. Well that is that. The speakers, do not use it on full volume, you won’t be able to make out what noise is coming from that smartphone. 70% volume is recommended.


You get a really good “size” on the display here- it is four inches tall. Lava Iris 405 did something appreciable here. Though it has a 480×800 pixel resolution on this 4 inch display, the display is slightly pixelated. It is not the sharpness you would carve for, but you get only as much you pay. Videos looks just fine and the games will be carried out without taking much juice from your GPU. The display is really satisfactory. I don’t think you would want to know about black levels on this display (but, inside info- they are really less in intensity).


The 5MP primary camera on the Lava Iris 405 does a very boring work. The user interface is as basic as it can get. Just shoot and that is all, no features nothing at all. The images are below average, grainy and colour levels beyond bad. If you are thinking you will buy this just because it takes 5MP photographs, go look somewhere else, I know a lot of you do that but do not make that mistake. The video quality is pathetic. The VGA camera on the front is just for the sake of it, just so that you can make video calls and not like anyone can actually watch who is there on the other side.


Lava Iris 405 runs on v4.1 Jelly Bean. This will give you a lot of customization options and a place in the rich Google ecosystem. You got tons of apps lined up for you on Google Play store. The user interface is pretty basic and nothing fancy. It is very easy to get your head around this.


This budget smartphone has a decent 1GHz processor and 512MB RAM. You would not be able to play high end games but the usual loved ones will run pretty smooth on your smartphone. You do not have NFC, of course. It gives you 2GBof internal space and expandable to up to 32GB. No kidding. The battery performance is terrible- it gives you only 6h of talktime on 3G.

Final Thoughts

Only reason you buy a Lava Iris 405 is if the money is really tight on you. See, for what you pay it gives you enough and that is all you need to know. But you might feel somewhere that you need more. Switch to Nokia Asha as a priority if you can.

Lava Iris 405 is for Rs 6400

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In Sales Package Headset, Charger, Screen Guard, User Manual, Handset, Battery, Data Cable, Silicon Pouch
Brand Lava
Model Name Iris
Model ID 405
Form Bar
SIM Type Dual SIM, GSM + GSM, (Dual Standby)
Touch Screen Yes, Capacitive
Business Features Document Viewer, eBook Reader
Call Features Loudspeaker
Handset Color Black
Operating Freq GSM – 850, 1900; UMTS – 2100
OS Android v4.1 (Jelly Bean)
Processor 1 GHz, Dual Core
Size 4 Inches
Resolution WVGA, 480 x 800 Pixels
Color 16 M
Primary Camera Yes, 5 Megapixel
Secondary Camera Yes, 0.3 Megapixel
Flash LED
Video Recording Yes, 720 x 1280, 30 fps
HD Recording HD
Zoom Digital Zoom – 8x
Other Camera Features Image Stabilization, Zero Shutter Lag, Fixed Focus
Size 63.3x125x10.6 mm
Type Li-Ion, 1400 mAh
Talk Time 6 hrs (2G)
Standby Time 150 hrs (2G)
Internal 2 GB
Expandable Memory microSD, upto 32 GB
Memory 512 MB RAM, 4 GB ROM
Internet Features Email
Preinstalled Browser Android, Opera Mini
3G Yes
Wifi Yes
USB Connectivity Yes, micro USB
Navigation Technology with Google Maps
Bluetooth Yes, v3
Audio Jack 3.5 mm
Music Player Yes, Supports MIDI, MP3, WAV
Video Player Yes, Supports 3GP, AVI, MP4, Full HD @ 30 fps
FM Yes
Call Memory Yes
SMS Memory Yes
Phone Book Memory Yes
Sensors G-Sensor
Additional Features FOTA, Auto Call Recording
Important Apps Facebook, Saavn, Instant Messaging, Twitter



Author: Sinha

Passion and Inspiration drives my life and I get them both from technology. Getting to write about it is an absolute bliss. The bliss comes from people reading what you want to convey. There is nothing better for a person than his views to be heard. I am a music, tv shows, movies and technological enthusiast.

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