Going by the recent trend of launching multiple devices in the budget price bracket, Lava is back with yet another device – Lava A71 4G. It comes with all the basic features of a budget smartphone and comes with a pleasing look. The design language is quite similar to other Lava devices that have launched in the past.
The Lava A71 4G comes with a 5-inch display on the front with a resolution of 1280 x 720, and is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass protection. The display is size is quite appropriate and the device is easy to operate even with single hand. The display seems good, considering the price, and we can’t ask for more.
It comes with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box, and is upgradable to Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Most of the budget devices aren’t upgradable to the latest version of Android, but Lava is one of the few manufacturers to provide latest updates.
Under the hood, it runs on a quad core processor clocked at 1.5 GHz; the make of the processor is not known till the report was being filed. There is 1 GB of RAM, and an internal storage of 8 GB, which is expandable using a microSD card. The performance is decent for the price segment it is being offered in. And OS feels snappy, much like the stock Android.
Lava A71 4G is dual SIM device and supports 4G connectivity too. It is one of the cheapest devices that supports LTE connection. It has all other basic connectivity features including 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, and GPS. You won’t face any issue at least in terms of connectivity in this smartphone.
The company has given a 5 MP rear facing camera that is accompanied by LED flash. The camera is definitely not as good as the ones on top end devices, but is still good for casual photography in bright daylight. There is a front facing camera is of 2 MP, and is accompanied by an LED flash. With this flash light, it becomes even easier to capture selfies in the low light condition.
There is battery pack of 2500 mAh on the device for powering up the device. Lava A71 4G will be available in Blue and White colour options, and the blue colour looks amazing on the device. Though the MRP of the device is Rs. 6,499, you can get one for Rs. 5,849 in the market.
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Lava A71 4G Specifications
Display: 5-inch (1280 x 720 pixels) HD display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
Processor: 1.5 GHz Quad-Core processor
Memory: 1 GB DDR3 RAM, 8 GB internal memory, expandable memory with microSD
OS: Android 5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
Camera: 5 MP rear camera with LED Flash; 2 MP front-facing camera with LED flash
Audio: 3.5 mm audio jack, FM Radio
Connectivity: Dual SIM, 4G LTE / 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS
Battery: 2500 mAh battery
Colour: Silver with Blue and White with Gold colour options