Lava Iris 501 – Another 5″ Android Smartphone

501 TransliteLava International is seemed to be on a launching spree – for last some weeks it is rolling out several Android smartphones under its IRIS series. The latest launch by Lava is IRIS 501 aimed to change your mobile experience with ‘bigvantage‘.

Running on Android 4.0.4 Ice Cream Sandwich IRIS 501 has 5″ WVGA screen with 800×480 resolution, 5 mega pixel auto focus rear camera and 0.3MP front camera. Under the hood it has 1GHz dual core processor (probably from MediaTek), official press release does not mention RAM or GPU, but we can guess at least 512MB RAM and Mali GPU is there.

IRIS 501 is slim and stylish too in 10.5 mm thickness, and yet to pack 2300mAh battery, 3G/EDGE/GPRS. Bluetooth v3, WiFi, 4GB internal storage, upto 32GB memory card support, FM Radio, GPS and Gravity Sensor/Proximity Sensor/Light Sensor.

Lava IRIS 501 is preloaded with some cool apps like – Saavn, Fusion, Hike, Asphalt and Shark Dash. Users can also download tons of apps from Google Play Store as well as Lava’s own app store. Lava has collaborated with Hungamato offer its users free music and video content and access to an exclusive customized WAP portal for additional content.

Commenting on the launch, Mr. SN Rai, Co – Founder & Director, Lava International Ltd said, “At LAVA, we believe in adaptability. The Indian mobile handset market is witnessing a rapid shift towards smartphones with the Indian consumer demanding ever more features at lower prices. As a domestic brand that understands audience better than its international competitors, LAVA’s IRIS 501 is designed considering this particular factor with the best-in-class features at unmatched prices.”

Tech Specs:
·         Processor: 1GHz Dual Core processor
·         OS: Android v4.0.4 Ice-cream Sandwich
·         Dimensions: 148.5*79*10.5mm
·         Display: WVGA (480*800)
·         Camera: 5MP (Rear) and  0.3MP (Front)
·         Connectivity: 3G/EDGE/GPRS/BT v3.0/Wi-Fi/GPS
·         Radio: FM Radio
·         Sensors: Gravity Sensor/Proximity Sensor/Light Sensor
·         Battery:  2300mAh
·         Pre-loaded applications: Music Organizer App;Saavn App; Hike App
Price: Rs. 9999/-

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punit pandya
January 30, 2013 6:55 pm 6:55 PM

Got a new IRIS 501, and I am very happy to have made this decision. I was skeptical in the beginning about buying a LAVA product but this is extremely useful and totally cool with all the necessary features of an android smartphone. Go for it.

January 28, 2013 4:04 pm 4:04 PM
I have bought this phone on 19 JAN 2013. Up to date it is running smooth. Games like Temple run, fruit ninja and many more games are working great. Tata docomo 3G gives speed up to 2.1 mbps. video play back on you tube or any other site has no issues.Battery runs 24Hrs per charge for normal use. Both camera works great if you know how to take quality pictures. Sound quality during call is ok so is during music play back. GPS navigation was used and tested many times for traveling to unknown locations and works correctly. Overall phone… Read more »
January 23, 2013 6:36 am 6:36 AM
LAVA doesn’t provide drivers for it IRIS series of its Android phone (I am presently using the first iris phone N350), which makes it impossible to connect it to PC using USB cable. Review on connectivity: WiFi: Excelent, It has WiFi hotspot also, connects well with Windows 7 & XP Bluetooth: Only you can transfer/ receive files and use phone as modem. Other bluetooth services such as- FTP, dialing from laptop etc. are there but not supported due to lack of driver. USB: only you can transfer & receive file using Mass Storage Device. cannot use phone as modem and… Read more »
Manas Singhal
April 29, 2013 3:34 pm 3:34 PM

Hey, why don’t you use wireless teethering and use it as the source of internet! This is a simple way to make use of Android!!

Anant Mishra
April 29, 2013 3:17 pm 3:17 PM

Please upgrade your phone to jellybean, & then when you connect it to PC the setup will come