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About the Phone
- Good touchscreen size
- Good display with a good screen resolution
- Above average battery use
- FM Radio
- Very affordable
- Good for basic smartphone use
- Poor camera
- No fingerprint sensor
- Not meant for heavy use
- Not suitable for playing games
- Below average processor
- Low storage space
Released in March, 2018, Lava Z50 prices begin at Rs. 3,986 as of July, 2019. It has all basic, average features and a below average processor. As a low end phone which should be used for less usage, Lava Z50 is a decent enough choice. Even for a budget phone, the phone’s camera and look could have been way better.
Lava Z50 is available in two colours, Black and Gold. The rim around the display screen is too thick, making it rather unattractive. This Lava model is designed as a basic budget phone, aimed at minimum basic smartphone use. It has all the basic smartphone features, but fails to excel in any of its features. It has a commendable display for its budget and an above average battery usage.
Lava Z50 has a TN TFT capacitive touchscreen display screen of 4.5 inches with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels with 218 PPI. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 1, protecting it from unwanted scratches. The display screen has 16 M colours, and an aspect ratio of 16:9. The display is above average and pretty good for a phone in this budget.
The smartphone runs on a quad core 1.1 GHz Cortex A53 Mediatek MT6737M Mali T720MP2 processor. It has the Android Oreo Go Edition operating system and is not upgradeable to more recent Android versions. It has 1 GB RAM with an internal storage of 8 GB which can be expanded to 64 GB through a micro SD card. The phone’s configuration is clearly way below average and does not stand a fighting chance in the highly competitive budget phone industry. The phone should work fine and without any lags if it’s only used for basic daily use. But with more usage, apps, web browsing and video streaming, the phone will become immensely slow and the display will freeze very often. For a budget phone with minimum basic usage, Lava Z50 will give a good performance.
This smartphone has a single rear camera of 5 MP which can record videos at 720p at 30fps. The front camera is of 5 MP as well. Both the cameras have LED flashes enabling them to click pictures in low light. But the image quality and sharpness is not great in this camera. The phone’s camera falls short and is below average.
This Lava model has a removable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery which can be charged by a micro USB wire. The phone gives a pretty much average battery performance. With regular to moderate usage, the phone’s battery should last for at least 8 to 10 hours. The phone is not built for heavy usage and the battery will drain too soon if many apps are running in the background and heavy games are being played. The battery performance is above average for regular use and will not be sustain a heavy usage load for a prolonged period of time.
If you are looking to buy a budget phone with all the basic smartphone features, you can consider investing in Lava Z50. This phone is strictly meant for regular to moderate usage and will in way support heavy apps and games. The phone has a pretty decent display and above average battery life. Its rear camera is below par and its processor is very basic. This phone is not meant for multitasking and switching between apps. Apps running in the background will cause the phone to hang often. Users with minimum basic usage are very satisfied with this budget phone. But if you are looking for a phone which can handle your heavy usage and gaming needs, you should definitely look at other options in the budget range of smartphones.