Lava mobiles have launched the lava Iris N400 a dual SIM handset running Android 4.0 OS (ICS). The handset is priced at Rs. 6,400 and thankfully most of the specifications are known, it could compete well with the Micromax A68 Smarty 4.0.

Even when most of the Indian consumers are buying a dual core handset or eagerly waiting for affordable quad core models, manufactures are still pushing this outdated technology with ICS and a reasonable price tag. A good option to have as a backup phone.

The lava Iris N400 specs may look similar to the Micromax A68 but there are some difference especially the free internal storage space for apps which most of you may not like, plus there are some features that are missing on A68. The N400 comes with 512MB RAM and 127MB internal storage, MMX A68 says 2GB but it is still not confirmed.

With 127MB free space you will need a micro SD card but can only install apps of size not more than the available space, and later on once installed you can move it to the external SD card. Unlike the A68 he N400 supports 3G which is good news.

The Iris N400 is powered by a 1GHz processor, runs on Android 4.0.1, supports dual SIM and houses a 4 inch touchscreen with 800×480 pixels resolution with 16M colours. The handset is 10.2 mm thin and also comes with dual cameras.

There is a front VGA camera for video chats and a rear 5MP camera with flash, 4x digital zoom and night vision features. The battery is 1500 mAh capacity. For the price of Rs. 6,399 it seems like a good option to MMX A68 but with limited internal storage space.

Lava Iris N400

Lava Iris N400 Key Features and Specifications

  • Dual SIM with ICS version 4.0.1.
  • 1GHz single core processors CPU/GPU unknown.
  • 4 inch TFT touchscreen with 800×480 pixels resolution.
  • 512MB RAM, approx 203 MB internal storage of which 127MB is available for users; Micro SD card up to 32GB supported.
  • 5MP rear with video recording and LED flash and 0.3MP front camera.
  • 3G, 2G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, 3.5mm jack and micro USB slot.
  • Sensors: Proximity, G-sensor and light sensors.
  • 1500 mAh Li-ion battery.
  • Price Rs. 6400 available on Flipkart.

By Rajeev Rana

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