Lava Iris 454 dual core 4.5 inch qHD with ICS OS launched

Lava Mobiles silently launched the Lava Iris 454 another dual core powered handset with ICS OS with a smaller screen of 4.5 inch supporting qHD resolution and running on ICS OS (plus touchWIZ UI) with 512MB RAM. The specs seem similar to the Lava Iris 501 model.

The Iris 454 price is not yet disclosed but could be Between Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 9000. Those who find the 5 inch phones too big to handle, here is an alternative, the same stuff in a smaller size of 4.5 inches. In fact there are already some small sized phones (under 5 inch screen) like the Lava Xolo A700, Xolo A800 and Celkon A200 to name a few. But this handset the Iris 454 may be cheaper than A700 and A800 models.

The Lava Iris 454 as mentioned is powered by 1GHz Dual core Cortex A9 processor, which I believe is MTK 6577 with PowerVR SGX 531 GPU. The RAM is modest 512MB with 4GB internal storage and micro SD slot that supports SD card of up to 32GB.

The 454 supports dual SIM with 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth with A2DP, micro USB and 3.5mm jack. The camera resolution and probably the quality will be the same as seen on other MTK6577 hardware. Its 8MP Auto Focus with LED and supports video recording.

The handset is pretty slim with a 9.9mm thickness and weight is about 154 grams. A 1650 mAh battery keeps the handset going for about 280 hours in standby mode and you can expect a talktime of about 5 hours.

If the handset is priced at around 8,500 for under it could be a great buy, well as long as there is no under 5 inch quad core competitor.

Lava Iris 454

Lava Iris 454 Key Features and Specifications

  • Dual SIM with Dual Standby
  • 1GHz dual core.
  • ICS OS Android 4.0.4 with TouchWiz user interface.
  • 4.5 inch IPS capacitive touchscreen with qHD (960×540 pixels) with 16M colors.
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage (2GB user available space) and micro SD slot.
  • 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, Micro USB, FM and 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • 8MP rear AF camera with LED and front VGA camera.
  • Sensors: Gsensor and proximity. (Not sure if it has light sensors).
  • 1650 mAh Li-ion battery with up to 5 hours talktime and over 200 hours standby time.
  • Price Rs. 8,500.

{ 133 Responses }

  1. Aamir Sohail says

    Gogi sir,
    i am confused between lava 501 and 454,
    pls help me which is better, how is the display quality of 501, does it play hd videos, and battery backup of 454 does it last for 1 full day.
    waiting for your response

  2. aki says

    gogi sir i m going to buy mobile ranges from 5000-7000 rs
    n m chose two lava iris mobile from Ur review 1)lava iris 501 2)lava iris 454
    i m totally confused in between this twos please sagest me one of them ……..please……..replay fast

    • aamir says

      hey aki,go for lava iris 454.its a great device.its looks r great man.sleek nd reminds u of samsung galaxy s2.I ordered it on flipkart at rs 7500.but u can get it a bit cheeper from other websites.flipkart is safe nd genuine and if u didn’t like d phupu u can replace it.don’t think too much.go for it.u’ll love it!

  3. ST, Mumbai says

    The Lava website ) doesn’t mention a GPU for the Lava Iris 454, so can it be safely assumed that the phone doesn’t have a GPU?

    Readers ‘Xmd’ and Kamal had mentioned URLs where instructions to upgrade the Lava Iris 501 to JB were available. Reader ‘Xmd’ had also indicated the “Benefits of update”. Would it be possible at individual level to safely upgrade the Lava Iris 454 to JB (Android 4.1/4.2)?

  4. Tarun mehta says

    Gogi sir,please post unboxing and review of lava iris 454 on your youtube channel

  5. Sandeep Sondhi says

    Dear Gogi ji,
    i purchased this set recently.. please tell does it has magnetic sensor. i installed compass app but it not working

    • Rahul Bangia says

      Even I face the same problem with GPS. It just doesn’t connect to satellites. My phone recently went for repair (due to hanging problem) and they had to give me replacement after 25 days as they didn’t have spare parts (display screen). The new phone they provided was also not able to connect with GPS. The new phone was also having trouble with network as well (on both Airtel and Reliance). I have given the device back to them 2 days ago and awaiting on what they say about it. I would expect this to be replaced and won’t agree unless they give me a handset on which GPS works.

      Is your GPS problem resolved?

  6. chaku says

    Hey I m using this cell since a month.. no issue regarding touch.. u can play all the versions of temple run smoothly. camera is nice in daylight. it is worth as I had purchased it for 8000. go for it… u can enjoy videos of 720p.

  7. sapan says

    any body knows where i can found proper mobile case for lava iris 454 (like samsung mobile phones )thanx

  8. ankur singh says

    m using dis cell phone
    working is very good
    u can move many apps in sd card
    super fantastic screen wid qhd display better
    than lava iris 501 and mmx110
    no lag only use better screen gaurd
    very responsive touch
    also have light sensor too….many more
    u can play all games esily

  9. pradeep says

    Hisir when I saw the specifications of lava n454 I decided to buy but today I go to my near mobile store which I surprisingly found n454 and n501. I tested n454 display quality is best but I found some very little lag. So I asked shop owner why it lag,he said due to their screen gaurd. Is it right or not, it is the problem of cpu,gpu power please reply sir, I need to know before buy this mobile. Please reply me sir.

    • sethu says

      @Raghu, Am using this mobile for last two weeks, the touch is excellent.But the screen guard which comes with the box is not good quality. Have to find some matte finish screen guard.

  10. Raghu P says

    How about Touch experience in IRIS 454. Are there any issues. Can anyone suggest their touch experience with this model?.

  11. Raghu P says

    Hi Gogi,

    Can you pls tell me if its worth buying Lava IRIS 454.Are they any better options in this range or Is it worthwhile to go for Micromax.

  12. pradeep says

    gogi sir, please give us chipset info about lava Iris 454 and please review this handset

    • sethu says

      Hi Pradeep, The mobiles has MTK6577 dual core chipset and am using the mobile has the antutu benchmark of 6250 as like many dual core phones in the market.

      • Shafeeq says

        Hi sethu, plz tell me is the phone worth buying, any lag ? And what about battery backup.

      • pradeep says

        hello sethu hw is the phone performance please mention in brief and from where u buy this for how much?

        • sethu says

          Hi shafeeq & Pradeep,
          Once you look the lava iris N454 IT REMINDS YOU of Samsung galaxy s2

          @Pradeep, I ordered it from for Rs.7850 by using a 8% off coupon

          @Shafeeq, the phone dnt have any lag, am getting 150 to 180Mb free ram after installing more than 25 apps. we can move the apps to sd card.Out of the box, free ram is 210Mb free
          * We have 2.1GB free memory for internal storage usage
          * Can play 720p videos & records too
          * Camera is not upto mark.Photos are dull in low light, but in outdoor it gives some good photos.
          * 4.5″ qhd is superp.the screen is vivid compare to other mobiles in the price range.IPS screen gives good viewing angle.
          * build quality gives premium look
          * When opening back cover, open it slowly coz the cover is so thin.
          * Games like temple run runs smoothly.
          * Battery runs upto 16 to 18 hours for moderate usage

          Bitz: Screen guard is free inside the pack.But u cant get any case.
          * This is the rebrand of Vsun i5 of china. Though the Vsun i5 has 2000mah battery & 1GB ram.Lava reduced it to 1650mah & 512mb ram for delivering it at low price.

            • Dheeraj says

              Any Dev’s making a custom rom for the 454. I have successfully rooted and removed unwanted apps forced on by lava.

              • sethu says

                @ Dheeraj, You can disable the pre-installed apps from system settings->Apps->ALL tab and select the pre-installed apps and disale it. It never run in backround till you enable it.

          • Rahul says

            Hey Sethu,

            Were you able to get case for this?

            I had to buy S3 rubber case (and not jelly case) and do cuttings around camera, flash and speaker to fit it properly. Though the finishing is no where near excellent but it keeps the phone safe during accidental falls.

            Please let me know if you were able to find proper case for this model as I would like to buy that.