Lava launched the Iris X1, a budget smartphone running Android 4.4 (KitKat) back in May with 4GB of internal storage. Less internal storage was a major problem that we faced during our review, since the internal storage fills up quickly after installing few apps. Now the company launched the Iris X1 with 8GB ROM at the same price of Rs. 7,999. The Lava Iris X1 also has a microSD card slot.
It had 4GB of internal storage with 1.11GB of storing apps and 1.36GB for mass storage. Out of 1.11 only 0.91GB of memory is available after Google apps. It is not clear how much user storage would be available in the 8GB variant. If you don’t know, here are here are the specifications of the Iris X1.
- 4.5-inch (854 x 480 pixels) capacitive touchscreen IPS display
- 1.2 GHz quad-core Broadcom BCM23550 processor with Videocore IV GPU
- Android 4.4.2 (KitKat)
- Dual SIM (Normal SIM + micro SIM) with dual standby
- 8MP rear camera with BSI+ sensor, Dual LED Flash
- 2MP front-facing camera
- Dimensions: 134x66x8.9mm; Weight: 138 grams
- 3.5mm audio jack, FM Radio
- 1GB RAM, 4GB / 8GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
- 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS
- 1800 mAh battery
The smartphone is currently contributing to 30% sales in Lava brand’s smartphone portfolio by volume, says the company. Lava also says that the latest upgrade will improve the performance of the smartphone.