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Now that Lava has established for the fact that it can build if not great, but decent premium phones for its users, it is needless to say that there could have been so much more features that Lava could have enhanced in the Z25 – the successor to Z10 to make it a real deal. Though there are many things which are new for Lava users with this phone, given the price range, it somehow stands lost in a sea of high-end smartphones.
- Good Design
- Bright Display
- Octa Core Processor for faster operation
- Fingerprint Sensor
- Ample Storage Capacity
- Fails to stand up to its price
- Disappointing camera images
- Comparatively Heavy
Overall, the Lava Z25 is a refreshing change from Lava and its contemporary designed phones, but given the features and performance, it struggles hard to keep up with the latest software and design. If you’re a hardcore Lava follower, then this device can make you smile but not get noticed by others at the price it comes with.
The Lava Z25 has a flaunting metal body and a 5.5-inch HD Display with 2.5D curved glass up front, having a resolution of 720 x 1280. The display looks pretty bright compared to the previous Lava phones and is chic to hold, thanks to its almost lightweight (163 grams) weight. Powered by 1GHz Octa-Core processor with 4GB RAM and 32GB internal storage, the Lava Z25 works pretty smooth – be it for graphics or not.
Lava phones have always been known for its cameras to yield good photos even at an affordable price, and in this device, the set of front and rear cameras are of 13MP+8MP with Sony Exmor RS sensor and f2.0 aperture works just fine but could have been a lot better. Given the battery capacity of 3020mAh which may not seem much for a phone at such price range, but can last for a day easily!
Relying entirely on Android 6.0, which can further be upgraded into newer versions of Android, this device can work things up pretty fast and give you a glitch-free experience. Also, the fingerprint sensor works pretty fast in this device and can save you a lot of time and ease while multitasking.
The Lava Z25 has the dimension of 151.5 x 76.4 x 8.5 mm that looks great with a metal back finish integrated with a fingerprint reader. Available in Grey and Gold colours this phone has a good look and feel to it. However, this device, just like every other smartphone in this range lacks any distinct feature in its design, which could have hit-it-off in the users’ minds.
It comes with a 5.5-inch HD IPS LCD with 720×1280 pixels resolution and 267 PPI. It also features a Capacitive Touchscreen, 16M colours and a screen to body ratio of 72%. This display is paired with sleek viewing angles, which can yield a splendid view for images and a decent viewing for gaming and videos but should have been a better resolution to compete.
Z25 comes with an Octa-Core 1.5GHz processor with 4GB RAM and a Mediatek Helio MT6750 chipset for smooth usage. Powered by the Star OS v3.3 based on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) and Mali-T860MP2 GPU. This device also has a 32GB storage memory expandable up to 128GB. This device performs just fine compared to other phones.
The Lava Z25 has an 8MP+13MP set of cameras which are equipped for low-light photography, face detection, geotagging, etc. The cameras are also capable of recording 1080p @ 30fps FHD, but despite all this, the camera can yield grainy photos which can prove to be a dealbreaker in many cases – given the price range where the other competitors do it at par.
Z25 is backed by a non-removable 3,020mAh Li-ion battery which can last throughout the day, even after using the phone for meticulously long hours. However, if you’re a gamer, then it may require random charges here and there.
Lava Z25 is a pretty good start as a premium phone, but it isn’t even halfway to what this phone could have been if worked upon a bit more. Apart from just doing fine and looking premium, this phone lacks the oomph and feels a bit overpriced. So, if you’re looking for a phone that can multitask and a couple of other things without too much of humdrum (except maybe take good pictures) – this phone is a potential buyer but so does at least 20 more high up on your list.