Lava Iris 501 5 inch dual core dual SIM handset launched

Lava international has now launched the Lava Iris 501 a dual core handset with a 5 inch screen running on Android ICS OS. The handset supports dual SIM with 3G / video calling and comes with an extra back cover. The handset is priced at Rs. 9,999.

The Lava Iris 501 sports a 5 inch WVGA capacitive screen (800×480 pixels) running on a 1GHz dual core processor. 501 is loaded with Android 4.0.4 OS (ICS). The handset is 10.5mm thick. The RAM is 512MB with 2GB internal storage.

The lava 501 has got a curvy look with 3 touch sensitive buttons on the front side.  It supports dual SIM and has a front camera (0.3 MP) for video calling. There is a rear 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash. This smartphone supports 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, comes with built in GPS, FM radio, micro USB port and 3.5 mm jack. The phone also comes with proximity, light, GSensor and Magnetic sensors.

This 5 inch phone comes with 2300 mAh battery that should give a really good talktime and standby time. The price will be the key factor.  The hardware is nothing new there are already a good number of smartphones with 5 inch screen available in the market.

Lava Iris 501

Lava Iris 501 key features and specifications

  • Dual SIM.
  • 1GHz dual core CPU / GPU unknown.
  • ICS OS.
  • 5 inch screen with 800×480 pixels resolution.
  • 512MB RAM, 2GB internal storage and micro SD card support.
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack and micro USB port.
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope Ambient  Light and Proximity sensor.
  • Free stuffs : Extra Hard Back Cover,  4GB memory card.
  • Special Preinstall apps: Saavn, Asphalt HD Game and Hike.
  • Price Rs. 9,999 available online and will be in stores by this weekend.

{ 77 Responses }

  1. Prem Chandra says

    Hi Gogi sir,
    Actually i have a budget of 6.5 K to 7.5 K and i want a phone which is of course an anroid operating system (Jelly Bean) with relatively 1800 to 2300 MAH battery. I have gone through the specifications of LAVA IRIS 501 , LAVA IRIS 502 , MICROMAX CANVAS , KARBONN A27+ and many more but i am a bit confused. Kindly help me in this regard and suggest if any other phone comes with my requirement.

    Eagerly waiting for your response. Thanks :)

  2. Dhaval says

    I bought this phone on 15 august. It was having ics as os. it was having a problem with Google play store. When i tried to download any application it showed 101 error . So i tried to call costumer care in ahmedabad Gujarat. There are 3 costumer care here showed on lava site. Of them 2 numbers are fake. remaining 1 number they wont reciv call. Felt like looted.

  3. anmol singh says

    hi gogi sir. i want to buy a lava phone. but i m little confse in 501 and 458q , plz help me sir, i dont wnt to waste my money..

  4. Aamir Sohail says

    Gogi sir i wanted to know why lava have placed the mic on the rear side of the phone. i wanted to buy this phone.

  5. aditya madhwani says

    hi sir,
    i wanted 2 know abt d battery life of dis phone….is it more than 6 hrs??

  6. Raj mishra says

    I bought this phone from flipkart this phone is totally value for money its awesome.

  7. Sujal Manda says

    This phone i bought from flipkart started showing glitches , ist the ‘x’ ‘e’ buttons would stop working by own and the home screen would be like someone is doing clicks all over the phone , it turns on Bluetooth gps apps by itself ! i replaced it from flipkart but the new phone too has this problem, right after i unpacked it stated shipping this problem. I have contacted the Flipkart guys again lets see what happens, i have LOST HOPE for this device

  8. ajay says

    the screen got mad…. it started working itself . itself opening menu, launching apps, notification panel gps, dialing calls, and its like some rapid tapping on thje screen…. where i m not touching the phone at all

    lava service center is not supportive….
    i m disappointed… feel trapped..
    want 100% refund…..
    gogi yaar what yu say now..?

  9. mani says

    Now it looks like the price is increased to 9500 :'(

    from where can i get @ low cost ????

  10. sushil says

    hello few day ago i bought that mobile but m facing some problem like when i on gps its not showing in status bar upper side
    2nd problem is i have tata docomo sim and want to run internet via gprs
    plz tell me how i can run gprs when i on data connection in status bar its on but on showing gprs upload and download traffice sign

    plz help meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee…

  11. vinod Kumar says

    install Google Hindi input on lava Iris 501& आप टाइप कर सकते हैं हिँदी मेँ शब्दकोश के साथ।

  12. Ajay says

    Mr kunal
    i suggest you choose between lava 501, lava xolo a700, and canvas 2.

    These depends on your budget.
    Canvas 2 is victim of black marketing and cost abt 11500 or 12000 if buy frm mkt.
    Also have some application issues.

    Xolo a700 has all features of canvas2 except of screen size and battry backup.

    Lava Iris 501 is in my opinion the better one.
    I ordered it after Mr. Gogi’s review and selfsatisfaction.
    U can easily decide by now

    • vinod Kumar says

      i am also using the same.bought@ 8741₹.AWESOME PHONE.CAN INSTALL APPS ON SD CARD DIRECTLY.

        • Ajay says

          You may go to and apply 7.5% flat off coupon.
          Or may go to and buy from there.. Coupon is what u have to search…

  13. Ajay says

    I have ordered this one.
    But a little doubt arising in my mind.
    Does it supports live wallpapers and log screens can be increase or not?

  14. Sree says

    Hi Gogi ji, Is this phone having compass sensor. I am not clear whether Magnetometer and compass are the same

  15. Thiyagarajan says

    Hi GOGI,
    I just gonna want to ask you whether the touch performance remains the same after a long use.

    Plz reply…..

  16. kartikeya says

    Hello everyone…. Can anyone tell me about the audio output of the device specially on the earphones… Actually am a huge music want a budget phone with a great audio output.. Thanks in advance ….

  17. kunal bhavsar says

    1.byond b63
    2.lava iris501
    3.celkon a200
    4.xolo a700
    5.mmx canvas 2
    6.karbon a21
    gogi sir, in your opinion which is better?pls replay

    • vinod says

      Yes you can do it easily. Can you please tell me about its scratch guard,will it be better to buy mmx a110 or samsung g Note 2 Scratch guard?