Lava Mobiles has launched a dual core powered smartphone Lava Iris 500 (in the Iris series) running KitKat for Rs. 5,499. The handset sports a 5 inch IPS touch screen with FWVGA resolution. This dual SIM handset comes with 512 MB RAM and 4GB storage.

Here is another low budget smartphone with bigger screen of 5 inches. The touchscreen supports 854 x 480 pixels resolution. Lava Iris 500 houses a dual core processor clocked at 1.3GHz, probably MediaTek.

Android 4.4 runs out of the box with 512MB RAM and 4Gigs of internal storage. There is micro SD slot to support cards of up to 32GB. Of the 4GB storage 2.43GB is available for user. The Iris 500 also includes a 5MP fixed focus camera and a VGA camera on the front. Rear camera is with LED flash support.

Lava Iris 500 dual core 2G smartphone

Key features are 2G (GPRS), Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth. The handset comes with 1800 mAh battery that gives talk time of up to 4.5 hours. Lava Iris 500 is priced at Rs. 5,499 and looking at the specs it does not look that good, would be better to invest some more and get a android one smartphone.

By Rajeev Rana

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