Processor and hardware
Performance and usage
But I was quiet disappointed when I noticed data signal elopes itself at moments. After that phone needs to be restarted to get data connection/signal again.That's something very annoying and defeats the purpose of true smartphone. At very first sight it seems to be software related problem which can be rectified with some update from Lava. But at the same time probability of trouble in hardware can not be ruled out.
Camera and multimedia
Results are far better than other phones in simillar price segment. The camera has BSI with Sony Exmor RS Sensor . BIS Sensor boosts up the colors and details in low light conditions. Its capable of recording Full HD 1080p videos @ 30 FPS.Both outdoor and indoor image performance rocks. LED flash comes in to play wherever needed and performs far better than other phones in same segment.On multimedia front this device features support for all generic android formats. There is also stereo FM included which also supports HD recording.
Lava Iris 504 Q+ Specifications
Display 5.0", HD IPS LCD 1280 x 720
Display Protection Scratch Resistant Asahi Dragon Trail Glass
Camera 10MP BIS SONY EXMOR rear (AF),2 MP front (FF)
When we see the similar phones in sub 13000 category, following pros and cons can be concluded:
10MP rear camera with SONY EXMOR sensor (really impressed a lot)
Intelligent Flip cover ( Premium looking)
Metallic back cover
Absence of per-installed crap ware.
Free screen guard is a waste as it is little oversized and thus does not stick well at capacitive buttons end. Air remains entrapped at lower end, due to which it peels off itself.
No official word about Kitkat update.
Data connection disconnects itself occasionally. Then a restart is needed to get data signal. (seems to be some software related glitch which must be fixed). I shall also check it on some other unit if i get it from somewhere.
But two above mentioned points in the "CONS" need to be addressed by Lava very soon before it becomes too late for them to encash the revenue generation from otherwise awesome product. Regarding second point, I would like to remind Lava that even Micromax's low range phone "A120 Colors" has been promised Kitkat update. Lava should save its well made and designed product from Micromax's A120's side effects as it also falls in 9000 bucks category.
Link for Asahi Dragon Trail Glass in Lava 504Q+