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Lava Iris 400Q Quick Review, Price and Specs

We wrote about Xolo’s new 8X-1100 last day, and about that company trying to saturate the market (Check out the Xolo Play 8X-1100 quick review). Now it’s the turn of their parent company, Lava Mobiles. Lava launched it’s new model, the Lava Iris 400Q yesterday. It comes into market just on the day of first sale of Xiaomi Redmi 1s. But, it can be a nice alternative for those who didn’t get the chance to buy a Redmi. Let’s check out the quick review on the Lava Iris 400Q with price, specifications, comparisons and more!

Lava Iris 400Q

Processor, Ram and Battery

Lava Iris 400Q is powered by a 1.2 GHz quad-core processor Mediatek processor. And the device is gifted with 1GB Ram. This brings us very good performance at the asking price. 1GB Ram is actually so rare at this price range.

700 MHz Mali 450 GPU
1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592
1.7 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592

The battery unit on the Lava Iris 400Q is 1700mAh. Which will translate to above the average battery life, given the low resolution screen and screen size. It should last a day on a moderate use.

Camera and Storage

The primary camera unit is a 5MP, which is totally average or above the average considering the price. And as expected, the camera quality is mediocre, but hey look at the price! The device also has a VGA front camera, which is  also average in quality. Coming to storage, the Lava Iris 400Q comes with 4GB of internal storage with expandable memory upto 32GB.

Screen and Other features

Lava Iris 400Q comes with a 4-inch 800×480 pixel resolution display. The display is also average, but is very good at the price. And the display has no protection such as Gorilla Glass or Dragon Trail. The phone comes with Android KitKat 4.4, which makes it a pretty good deal. It is to be also noted that the Android One project from Google is all set to be revealed this month. So, keep an eye on that!


Model Lava Iris 400Q
Processor 1.2 GHz quad-core processor (Unspecified)
Display 4 inch 480×800 pixel display
Camera 5MP Primary/VGA Secondary
OS Android kitkat 4.4
Storage 4GB/Expandable up to 32 GB
Battery 1700mAh

Price and Comparison

Lava Iris 400Q is available for Rs.5,499 from Home Shop 18. The price is very tempting for a phone with this configuration. There is no doubt that Lava is trying to get some of the frustrated buyers who didn’t get the chance to get a Redmi 1s which went on sale (and sold out) on Sept 2nd. Another phone that comes in way is the Asus Zenfone 4 A400CG, which comes with a similar price tag and a 4-inch screen. Others are Karbonn Titanium S1 Plus and even the Moto e.

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Overall, the handset provides comes with pretty good value at the price. Lava some how manages to pack a pretty good specification set at this price, and would give the Asus Zenfone 4 a run for it’s money. These two (Redmi and Zenfone 4) are really the competition for the Lava Iris 400Q, but it does manages to pass the test. Consider Lava Iris 400Q if you want a good alternative to Xiaomi Redmi 1s.

Lava Iris 400Q Quick Review, Price and Specs
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