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A smartphone at this price range with these many features can be a good purchase, but the Lava A77 has many deal breakers in it despite having a decent processor at INR 4,800/- and a manageable set of cameras. Here’s a detailed list of pros and cons:
- Dual Sim
- 1.3 GHz Quad Core CPU
- Responsive Touch Screen
- Capacitive, MultiTouch
- Memory Card up to 32 GB
- Lacks a Clear Display
- No Fingerprint Sensor
Overall, this phone does a little better than the other Lava phones under INR 6,000/- range with its slightly better 1.3 GHz processor but fails to provide anything more than just that. For this reason, it can be said that the A77 can prove to be handy if you like to settle with something that’s not too jazzy or sophisticated at a budget price.
The Lava A77 sports a 4.5-inch WVGA TFT capacitive touchscreen with the resolution of 480 x 800 and having 196-pixel density. This device has the dimensions of 135 x 67.2 x 9.5 mm (5.31 x 2.65 x 0.37 in) weighing 140 grams and is equipped with a 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Spreadtrum SC9832 processor running on 1GB RAM and Android 6.0 that makes the operations smooth for most of the applications (except 3D games and other graphics-rich content). The 8GB internal memory can further be expanded via a memory card into 32GB.
The A77 also features a dual camera setup of (5MP+5MP) both in the front and the rear with LED flash which can also capture HDR and panorama images. With the removable Li-ion battery of 2,000mAh capacity, the A77 can support several connectivity options like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS with A-GPS, and an FM Radio and comes with a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB v2.0 port. It is available in gold, blue, and silver colours with thick bezels and a 61.5% screen to body aspect ratio.
The A77 has a quite humble demeanour with 135 x 67.2 x 9.5 mm (5.31 x 2.65 x 0.37 in) dimensions, weighing 140g and having a Dual Micro-SIM setting. This device comes in gold, blue and silver options. However, because of the thick bezels, it may get a bit messy to operate efficiently.
A77 has a 4.5 inches display screen with TN capacitive touchscreen and 16M colours and 480 x 854 pixels resolution. Though it isn’t much for sharp videos with 218 ppi density for images and videos. The TN type display is inferior to that of the IPS LCD in terms of the viewing angles.
The A77 is built with a Spreadtrum SC9832 chipset powered by the quad-core 1.3GHz processor as well as a Mali-400 GPU to make the operations run smooth. As the RAM capacity is 1GB and has 8GB of internal memory, it can further be expanded to 32GB with a microSD card. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow Operating System makes the phone run pretty smooth while multitasking with several personalized UI elements to it. There are also several wireless connectivity options including Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS with A-GPS, and an FM Radio. The other wired connectivity options include a 3.5mm audio jack and a micro USB v2.0 port.
The Lava A77 features a set of dual cameras (5MP+5MP) in the front and the rear with an LED flash and HDR recording capability. At this price range, these features can be reasonable to use.
The phone comes with a 2000 mAh battery which seems low as per the competition. However, since the display of the phone is nothing outstanding, it does not drain battery fast. So, with light use, you might be able to last the battery for a whole day, however, it can struggle at the end of the day.
Irrespective of the affordable price range, the Lava A77 has very little to offer for its users to benefit from it in the long run, except that it gives you a faint hint of how the Android phones work. Then again, if you’re more of a creative person who loves to be involved with a lot of graphics all the time, Lava A77 could be a deal breaker for you. As for beginners, it’s an average entry-level phone to start with.