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It’s an odd phone to review since it feels so older in the designs, performance and features than the current phones in the same price range but given the date of its release (2017) and its present specifications, the Z80 is better than other Lava phones in terms of its functionality and operations. However, there are a few significant disadvantages which come in the way of every buyer for this phone. Here’s a detailed set of all the good and bad things here:
- VoLTE support
- Classy Looks
- Decent camera photos
- Low Battery Power
- Low-Light Imaging
- Low Internal Storage
Overall, the Z80 can be said that it is a decent phone at this price range, which presents a robust yet stylish design but comes with comparatively low battery power and internal storage. This may lead to a slower run-time if there’s heavy usage of apps and affect the performance. However, this phone can be a good buy if you like to use it for basics and not for 3D gaming as it can lead to freezing because of a lack of powerful processors.
Lava Z80 has a 5.00-inch IPS LCD touchscreen display with a resolution of 720×1280 pixels and a 294 pixels per inch (PPI) – which provides more clarity than other Lava phones even at a higher price range. Running on a 1.3GHz quad-core Cortex A53 processor paired with 3 GB of RAM, the Z80 the interface of Android v7.0 (Nougat) operating system that does a decent job to make sure the operation runs lag-free but then falls short in keeping it so when used meticulously or used for gaming. This phone has an internal memory of 16GB expandable up to 64GB. The Z80 feels slim with 8.4mm thickness – making it easy to hold and operate enabled with dual SIM compatibility in 4G and VoLTE. This phone has a rear camera equipped with an 8MP CMOS image sensor and a 5MP front camera. The battery capacity is of 2,500mAh Li-ion unit.
This phone looks classy but lacks a modern design and build since it was released in 2017. It manages to operate well for the basics and has a smoother performance compared to other Lava phones. The measures 144.20 x 71.00 x 8.40mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 137 grams that makes it lightweight as well at just INR 7499/-
Integrated with sensors like the light sensor, proximity sensor and accelerometer, this phone also has a dimension of 144.20 x 71.00 x 8.40mm (height x width x thickness) while weighing 137 grams which is relatively light. The fingerprint sensor works fast and accurate as well as supports app encryption. It also lacks a face unlock feature and is available in Gold and Black. But as the design stands similar to that of the other smartphones in the range, it fails to stand out.
The Z80 comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD FHD display, capacitive touchscreen having 16M colours, 720 x 1280 resolution and 294-pixel density. This delivers a better display setting to the users compared to other Lava smartphones.
Z80 comes with a 1.3 GHz Quad Core 64 bit Cortex A53 processor that is reasonably capable, but the Snapdragon could have been a better option at this range. Like other Lava phones, this device also comes with a MediaTek MT6737 chipset, 3GB RAM and a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU and runs on a Star OS that keeps the operations lag-free for everyday usage.
This phone has 8MP rear camera and 5MP selfie cameras with f/2.0 aperture with Real-time bokeh feature that makes your picture to stand out. It also sports LED flashes in both the front and rear cameras for low-light photography and generates decent output images. The rear camera is enabled with 720p video recording at the speed of 30fps. However, as the cameras fail to surprise with any additional features, this limits the quality and options available for the clicks.
Lava Z80 features a removable 2500mAh Lithium-ion battery that can be replaceable if the charging capability details. The 2500 capacity isn’t enough in this price range as other phones like the Redmi 6A has 3,000mAh battery power.
Overall, this phone has a substantial and sleek look with decent performance for your regular activities but could have been a lot more than being basic. If ‘you’re on a budget and looking for a phone that you can quickly call, text or click pictures without getting too much involved, then this phone can prove to be of good value.