Lava International, an Indian smartphone manufacturer, is back with a new offering, called the Lava A93 Lava is traditionally known for producing decent, but hardly spectacular smartphones for affordable price tags. That being said, the company’s latest A93 smartphone does not compare favourably with some of the other brands offering considerably better phone specifications within the same price range.
The Lava A93 has nothing more to show than the standard features of a budget smartphone. The device comes with a polycarbonate shell with 2.5D curved glass and bears a 5.5-inch display with an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. Under the hood, the phone features a 1.2GHz Quad Core processor which is quite efficient to handle day-to-day tasks. One good thing going for the Lava A93 is its 3,000mAh battery which will help the phone last longer and be reasonably powerful, given the Quad-Core processor.
The handset comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. However, you have the option of further expanding the storage up to 32GB via the microSD card slot. As far as the software is concerned, the A93 runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0. The phone’s connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, FM Radio, GPS, a 3.5mm audio jack, and a micro-USB 2.0 port.
This dual-SIM smartphone is 3G enabled and supports 4G LTE network only on one SIM. The handset is available in two colour variants of Gold and Gray. When it comes to the phone optics, the Lava A39 features an 8MP primary camera on the rear along with a 2MP front camera for selfies and video calls. Both the cameras come with LED flashes for low-light photography. There are some additional features in the A93 such as Video PIP, Smart Screenshot, Smart Music, and Smart Gestures.
At a price of Rs. 7,999, the Lava A93 lacks any superior feature that makes it stand out from its peers around the same price point. Few better rivals include the Moto C Plus, the Xiaomi Redmi 4, the Infocus Turbo 5, and the Karbonn Aura Note 2.
A better of all alternatives – the Xiaomi Redmi 4 sports a 5-inch IPS LCD display with 2.5D curved glass. Weighing in at 150grams, the handset is dual-SIM compatible and supports 4G connectivity. The device is internally powered by a powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor, clocked at 1.4GHz, coupled with an Adreno 505 GPU for gaming. The Redmi 4 comes in three different storage variants – 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, 3GB RAM and 32GB of internal storage, 4GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. The smartphone packs a 4,100mAh Li-Po battery and is available in Black and Gold options. The Xiaomi Redmi 4 price starts at Rs. 6,999.