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About the Phone
- Face recognition
- Fingerprint sensor
- Average configuration
- Dual Sim
- Decent storage
- Supports FM Radio
- Proximity sensor
- Poor battery life with heavy usage
- Below average camera
- Backdated Android Version
- Updates not available
- Fast charging feature not available
Released in March, 2018, Lava Z91 is now available at a starting price of Rs. 7,999 as of July, 2019. The phone has all the basic smartphone features and fails to stand out in the competitive market. It has an average camera, display, and battery performance. With all average specifications, Lava Z91 could not gain enough popularity.
The model has a smooth glass finish on its backside and is available in a dark shade of blue. The phone looks quite stylish and is thin and sleek. It is available with a 5.7 inch display and only available in one colour. There is a rear mounted fingerprint sensor and the phone has the face recognition feature as well.
Lava Z91 has a touchscreen display type of IPS LCD with a 5.7 inches screen. The screen resolution is of 720 x 1440 pixels, and the phone weighs 147 grams. The capacitive touchscreen with 16M colours, has a 18:9 aspect ratio with 282 PPI density. This model’s display screen has a screen to body ratio of 75.7%. The full view display screen is bright and vivid, and good for watching videos.
The phone runs on the Android 7.1 Nougat operating system and is not undateable to the recent Android 9.0 Pie. This model has a quad core 1.3 Ghz Cortex A53 Mediatek MTK6739 processor. Lava Z91 is available with 3GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB through a dedicated micro SD slot. For normal to medium usage, the phone should run without hitches and much lagging. However, with multiple background apps running, users have claimed that the phone slows down significantly. Multitasking and switching between apps also slows down with heavy usage. For regular, light usage, the phone gives a pretty good performance.
The phone has a rather average single rear camera of 13 MP, with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12mm pixel size. Videos can be recorded at 1080p at 30 FPS. The front camera is of 8 MP with f/2.2 aperture and has an LED flash. The LED flash helps take pictures in the dark, but the images are not at all sharp and rather dull. The camera feature of this phone is pretty basic and fails to stand out. In the same price range a variety of other smartphone models are available with better cameras.
This smartphone model has a non-removable Li-Po 3000 mAh battery. The phone’s battery is supposed to last throughout the day if the usage is normal to medium. User reviews claim that with heavy usage, the battery performance deteriorates, and they have to charge their phone multiple times in a day. The phone can be charged with a micro USB wire. This smartphone does not support fast charging, taking the phone another notch down in popularity considering how fast its battery drains with heavy usage. With wifi or data on, and continuous web usage, the phone’s battery dies in a couple of hours.
This model is complacent in it’s very average features. Even in its price range, there are phones will a better camera and pixel resolution, better display screen, and a way better battery performance. The phone’s configuration is pretty average and the phone will lag with heavy usage. User reviews complain of the model not being able to support various applications and the frequency of the phone freezing and battery draining out. The phone is not too high on features, but has a decent enough look, is sleek and comfortable to use for long hours if its battery supports so. If looking at a phone in this price range, better options are available on the market.