Lava, the India-based brand launched a new variant to its Z-series of smartphones dubbed as the Z91. To recall, the brand also launched the Lava Z50 a little while earlier, which was the first smartphone to come with Android Oreo Go in India, surprisingly, that’s not the case with the latest offering. Let’s have a closer look at what the Lava Z91 has in store for users.
Display and Design
Lava has decided to feature a bezel-less design with this budget smartphone, fitting a 5.7-inch HD+ panel having a resolution of 1,440 x 720 pixels. This display is fairly decent if you are looking to consume video content, however, if you are looking to play high-resolution movies or games, it won’t live up to your expectations. Since it has a bezel-less display, the navigation keys on the front are in the form of software buttons.
Performance and Storage
Underneath its hood, the Lava Z91 is powered by the MediaTek MTK6739 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM to aid in smooth multitasking. This processor isn’t the most powerful one offered by MediaTek, however, it can get you through your daily app usage. On the storage front, the phone packs in 32GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card.
Cameras and Software
In the optics department, the phone features a primary camera module located on the back and a front-facing selfie camera. The primary camera setup fits in a 13-megapixel sensor having an f/2.0 aperture. You can expect to get good images through this camera, provided there is good lighting. The selfie camera features an 8-megapixel lens that is also capable of capturing good images in well-lit conditions. In addition to that, Lava has also allowed for unlocking the phone through the user’s face. This system was initially seen on higher priced devices like the OnePlus 5T, but now most budget phones like the Z91 are also coming with it out of the box.
On the software side of things though, there is a slight disappointment. Unlike the Z50 that was launched with Android Oreo Go, the Z91 comes with Android 7.1 Nougat out of the box. We can expect an Oreo update on this phone soon.
Battery and Connectivity
The budget offering from Lava draws its power from a decently sized 3,000mAh battery which can last you through the day with moderate use. To charge the phone’s battery, a micro USB port is provided on the bottom. Apart from that, the phone rocks all the standard connectivity options like WiFi, Bluetooth and a headphone jack.
Lava has priced this smartphone at Rs 9,999 and will be available across most retailers in India. The brand has partnered with Airtel yet again and will offer a cashback of up to Rs. 2,000. It’s also worth mentioning that the phone comes with a two-year warranty from time of purchase. Stay tuned to our blog, Facebook and Twitter handle for more such news.