- Windows 8.1 OS
- Quad Core Processor
- 1GB RAM
- 5MP Rear Camera
- 0.3MP Front Camera
- 1950mAH Battery
- 8GB Internal Memory
Lava Iris Win1: The Budget Days are Back
Budget handsets with Windows empowered user interface are to get cheaper now, thanks to the big shave considering the license taxes on each. While most manufacturers look to make the best out of this exciting and budget friendly scheme, Lava comes up the domestic market pretty unexpectedly and launches a pretty effective Windows empowered gadget. Better known as the Iris Win1, this gadget would certainly be a force to reckon with at the budget market while putting a lot at stake for the company and even the customers. The specs sheet looks pretty well endowed as the gadget has a lot of potential to be counted amongst the better functioning entry-level gadgets pertaining to the Windows operating platform.
Pros: The Windows phone runs the latest version in 8.1 which is pretty effective and flexible. Processor looks quite nifty whereas the RAM allotment is more than just basic. Design cues look pretty good for a budget Smartphone whereas other innards do look pacey.
Cons: Camera modules might not be that encouraging whereas the screen size is way too small for an enthusiastic user. The Display leaves much to be desired whereas the internal memory allotment is pretty good but certainly not great, even for this price tick.
Here is a detailed review concerning the Lava Iris Win1 as we get into the spec sheet details without much delay:
The images do suggest a fair bit regarding the construction and even the design cues involved. To start with the gadget would be mostly plastic which can be predicted as for the price range. The layout however doesn’t look glossy but the matter texture might certainly make its presence felt. This keeps the fingerprint smudges at bay and the handset would certainly feel great to hold on to. The layout is quite sizeable as well and we are expecting this to be thicker than some of the other Windows empowered Smartphones. Camera modules are placed pretty strategically whereas the gadget involves dual SIM slots in addition to the micro-SD slot.
The 4 inch panel isn’t a big deal but the WVGA TN display set over the surface look pretty vibrant as well. Multiple color combinations over 256K are supported whereas the offered resolution at 800x480p looks pretty substantial now. Most of the viewing angles are covered with ease whereas the gadget looks pretty vibrant as for the smaller screen size. Multi-touch facility is rendered whereas the exact supporting digits haven’t been specified as of yet.
The handset runs the elusive Windows 8.1 which is certainly a force to reckon with. The Operating Platform is exquisitely designed and looks pretty good over the offered screen and resolution. While the options come in pretty handy for the users, app drawer might not be as expansive as the android platform. Windows 8.1 comes in with a great looking user interface with Live Tiles and other additives paired up with the flexible layout.
In comes the Snapdragon 200 chipset which is kind of elusive for a domestic manufacturer. The priorities are set straight as with the Quad-core processor which clocks at a sizeable 1.2GHz while offering a lot of flexibility in terms of multitasking and even the gaming performances. This processor is certainly a fast one which is well paired up with the substantial level of RAM which would be discussed about in the subsequent section.
The basics have been taken care of as for the 1GB of RAM which is pretty sizeable keeping in mind the price range and also the specifications. This RAM allotment pairs up pretty effectively with the processor in scope and renders a rampaging performance. The internal memory support however is restricted at 8GB out of which the OS takes up a significant chunk as well. This leaves the user memory pretty restrictive whereas the micro-SD slot calls in for the expansion of the same up to a sizeable 32GB limit.
The camera units are pretty basic as well for the 5MP rear module which comes in with the LED flashlight. This allows one to capture pretty good images in low light but the performances aren’t mind blowing. The front snapper at 0.3MP is VGA like and allows one to click selfies with much image noise and minimal clarity.
Multiple connectivity features are supported in 3G, GPS, Wi-Fi and much more whereas the battery support isn’t quite up to the mark for handling these chores effectively. The Win1 Smartphone sports a basic 1950mAh unit is barely survives a day on full usage.
The Lava Iris Win1 is set to compete against the likes of Nokia whose Lumia series has been a big hit. The offered options however are pretty suitable for a budget range and the customers might consider this as a gadget if basic Windows compatibility is what is looked at.
Lava Iris Win1 Rivals:
Celkon Win 400
Karbonn Titanium Wind W4
Micromax Canvas Win W092
Nokia Lumia 530 Dual SIM
Nokia Lumia 630 Dual SIM