Lava Iris 406q Review


It seems like the Motorola Moto E is not the only phone that is low cost and yet of top notch quality. The Lava Iris 406Q is one of the better built Lava phones in a long time. It promises you raw power in exchange of good amount of money. You can clearly do a lot and they provide you with a top notch processor to achieve that. Let us take a closer look at this phone which has potential of doing great things.
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Lava never does a commendable job on built or design, this is a well known fact. This phone does not do anything different from that either. You can easily be deceived by the glossy look of the phone but the plastic does not feel all that great. They could go the Xolo way and implement good matte built quality over a great design. This phone is reasonable in size, the phone fits anywhere and everywhere without any problems. The headphone jack is at the top and the charger pod at the bottom. Your hand will be able to grip the phone easily. As I said it is not the best plastic you can find on the market on any [phone right now.


This display is certainly not as great as well. Lava Iris 406Q has a 4 inch display. It is a WVGA resolution, which is 480×800 pixels. It is pretty okay for a 4 inch phone. The display is okay. Compared to the Moto E, it is actually decent but not better. For one thing the gfx supports full HD playback in a very rich way and does not strain itself. The colours are not all that great but they work out really fine. The display has “just okay” written all over it. The display can push itself for graphics and that is a very good thing. With the colours were rich.


Lava Iris 406Q carries a 5MP sensor on the back and on the front is the VGA camera. The cameras are not all that great. Actually it is not good at all. The photos are faded in saturation as well as color. It takes a while to focus because of the low shutter speeds and hence blur is something you can associate very closely with this camera. Lava is trying hard but it is just not there yet. The user interface is pure Android and this sensor cannot offer much anyway so the UI is very plain and simple.

Software and Performance

Battery performance is really so-so on the Lava Iris 406Q. But it really shines out with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 processor which is 1.2GHz with 4 cores (QUAD). The phone is really smooth and for the price does a job that should be priced much higher. With 1GB of RAM, your work should be taken care of along with multitasking. There is a running 4.3 Jelly Bean Android running with a guaranteed v4.4 Upgrade which is Android KitKat. The phone has about 4GB of internal memory which can be pushed to about 32GB.

GENERAL 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 – SIM 1 & SIM 2
3G Network HSDPA 2100
Announced 2014, April
Status Available. Released 2014, April
BODY Dimensions 124 x 64.5 x 10.3 mm (4.88 x 2.54 x 0.41 in)
DISPLAY Type TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 4.0 inches (~233 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch Yes
SOUND Alert types Vibration, MP3, WAV ringtones
Loudspeaker Yes
3.5mm jack Yes
MEMORY Card slot microSD, up to 32 GB
Internal 4 GB, 1 GB RAM
WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi hotspot
Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE
USB microUSB v2.0
CAMERA Primary 5 MP, 2592 х 1944 pixels, LED flash
Features Geo-tagging, panorama, HDR
Video 720p
Secondary VGA
FEATURES OS Android OS, v4.3 (Jelly Bean), planned upgrade to v4.4.2 (KitKat)
Chipset Qualcomm MSM8610 Snapdragon 200
CPU Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7
GPU Adreno 302
Sensors Accelerometer, proximity
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser HTML
Radio FM radio; recording
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
Java Yes, via Java MIDP emulator
Colors Black, White
– SNS integration
– MP4/H.264/H.263 player
– MP3/WAV/AAC/WMA player
– Organizer
– Document viewer
– Photo viewer
– Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input


BATTERY Li-Ion 1700 mAh battery
Talk time

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Author: Sinha

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