Lava Z25 has its momentum, but it is an average Smartphone. It has decent battery life and an average camera, but it is almost out of the phones like Xiaomi Redmi Note 4, Moto G5 Plus and others.
Lava Z25: Detailed Review
Indian phone maker Lava is better known for its budget instruments, but it has recently dashed in a high market segment with Lava Z25. This Smartphone Company is trying to take a call from the Chinese phone manufacturers controlling this phone.
Lava claims that Z-25 is the fastest fingerprint scanner between all smartphones. Also, the company says, that the rear camera can take “stunning images” and apparently 25% faster than its competition. Well, these are some long claims, but can they depend on those claims? We use the phone for a week.
Build and Design
The price around the value mark of 18, the Lava Z25 provides the same design and builds quality because we have looked at other phones in the same price range. The design is not particularly new and we say that Jade 25 looks and Ziomi looks like Redmi Note 3. Metal back, rounded edges, and curved glass display design features that are now mostly followed by companies.
Interestingly, this combo looks more seamless on Zee 25 because the edges look sleek compared to the Redmi Note 4 or Gioni A1. He said that the broad body means that it is not ergonomic in the form of the Moto G5 Plus or even Gionie A1.
The back camera has a slight collision, which we believe is because the phone is already 8.5mm thick. The left and right edges have volumes and power keys that give good feedback and feel strong. The hybrid SIM tray is also on the right side and headphone jacks and micro USB ports are located at the top and bottom, respectively.
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The fingerprint sensor sits under the rear camera and always keeps moving. Therefore, you can go to the home screen without turning on the display. The company claims that it is the fastest fingerprint sensor and although it is fast, we do not actually find it much faster than most other smartphones, such as the Redmi Note 4, Honor 6X and others, look unknowingly At least when looking at them with naked eyes.
Display and UI
The display is a mixed bag. You get a bright 5.5-inch display, but it’s just a 720p panel. However, the colors appear blurry, there is a 2.5-D curved glass over the phone and it is resistant to the blurry, which makes the touch experience much smoother. But, quite frustrating, we often saw some false touch more than that. However, with the maximum luminescence of 650 lux, the display may look the brightest and can be seen in all light conditions without light.
On the other hand, the UI is quite frustrating. To be completely honest, Lava’s UI is intercepting and a little bit of understanding on the experience of stock Android. UI does not add much through functionality or features, but this is a very easy implementation. You gain some gesture control, but not really innovative or revolutionary.
Diving Deep I found that there are three themes and more cannot be added. You cannot set the lock screen wallpaper, by pressing the recent menu actually opens the Options menu for the Home screen, which takes you back in the Ice Cream Sandwich Days, by pressing the Recent Time button you open the Recent Menu. On the screen, a part of the wallpaper still shows down, which looks a little strange?
One of the main culprits of the UI is a dull, old and weak processor. The Octal Core MT 6750 SOC has been kept with 4 GB RAM and although. It can control all kinds of apps; it looks very sluggish and feels slower than the current general competition.
It automatically navigates through the UI, switching between apps or opening new ones, the phone is slow to complete, like Facebook, Instagram, Chrome, YouTube or even the built-in SMS messenger, even the most basic application By using, the phone feels slow
The gaming experience on the phone is also sub-equivalent compared to the other sub-20 smartphones. I recorded an average FPS of 26 during the Asphalt 8 with 80% frame rate stability, which means that it is playable with some judders. Transition times are not the fastest among app load times and menus, while gaming is with some genders comes.
While the performance is slow, battery life is decent. The 3020 mAh non-removable battery will work for light and medium users who do not show games or watch movies throughout the day on their phones. For gamers, the phone will last about 3-4 hours on gaming continuously.
Battery consumption is low if you are streaming the video In our tests, while recording an hour long 720p video on Wi-Fi, we recorded a maximum drop of approximately 12%, which is about acceptable. Unless you were expecting a battery life similar to Lenovo P2, Radmi Note 4 or Moto G5 Plus, you would not be disappointed.
The 13 MP rear cameras on Lava Z25 is the best camera that Lava has produced so far. However, this does not really say much against the current competition, it is not the best in any way, but there are some good things about it. It uses a Sony Accelerator sensor with F / 2.0 apertures and captures good details in almost all light conditions.
It has a tendency to shoot pictures with a soft focus, and in this way, the color we saw in the same category seems a little blurred compared to other cameras. Low light images display a similar pattern, but in addition to visual noise. There are so many ways and filters to exploit in the camera app, while pro-mode is missing.
The front camera runs on the same steps behind the facing camera and provides decent images. It receives admirable details, but the right color is lost in the saturation offer, though, the overall color saturation is slightly better than the rear camera. The quality of the image gets deteriorated from the dimming light, but the camera is still able to keep decent details for the most part.
Lava is not the best phone to buy Z25. There is a sluggish performance on its offer, its average performance, and an intrusion UI. This design is rather ineffective, but the rear camera is above average. It also provides decent battery life, it is a bold effort by the company, but in all honesty, we cannot really recommend phones such as Moto G5 Plus or Xiaomi Redmi Note 4. Both these devices provide better value for money we do.
Lava Z25 Specifications
|Dimensions||151.5 x 76.4 x 8.5 mm|
|Weight||163 g (5.75 oz)|
|SIM||Dual SIM (Nano-SIM/ Micro-SIM,|
|Colors||Mystic white, astro black, ice platinum|
|Operating System||Android 6.0|
|Display Features||IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Resolution||720 x 1280 pixels|
|Size (in inches)||5.5inch|
|CPU||Octa-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53|
|Card Slot||microSD, up to 128 GB (uses SIM 2 slot)|
|internal||32 GB, 4 GB RAM|
|Primary||13 MP, f/2.0, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash|
|Features||1/3″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection|
|Secondary||8 MP, f/2.0, LED flash|
|Alert Type||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||microUSB v2.0, USB On-The-Go|
|Type||Li-Ion 3020 mAh battery|
|Battery backup||Li – Ion|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, IM|
Lava Z25 Price in India Starts From Rs. 16990