Lava P7 is one of those few smartphones that offer you a very cheap route to enjoying the rich features of the latest Android Marshmallow software. The entry-level device sports an FWVGA display and a quad-core processor.
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The Lava P7 offers ample screen estate – for a budget device – with a unit measuring 5 inches diagonally. It is given away, however, as a cheap device by an FWVGA resolution of 480 x 854 pixels.
You should still expect decent viewing, but nothing out of the ordinary. But it is a good thing that the face is protected against scratches by Corning Gorilla Glass.
The Lava P7 offers a combo of 5-megapixel rear camera and 2-megapixel front-facing camera. Both of these snappers come with LED flash to enable you take quality images in dimly-lit settings.
The custom camera software comes with several interesting features and modes to enable great photography.
There is a Child Mode which makes it easier to take images of kids by capturing their attention with different sounds and taking a shot when the face is detected.
Hardware and Software
As for the internals, the Lava P7 is equipped with a quad-core MediaTek processor that delivers a maximum speed of 1.2 GHz. The 32-bit chip is supported by 1 GB of RAM, suggesting this is a device that will suffice mostly for entry-level users.
Onboard storage capacity is 8 GB and microSD card expansion of up to 32 GB is also supported.
The smartphone will run on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system out of the box. What is more interesting is that this already-impressive OS version can be upgraded to the newer Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Lava P7 is equipped with a 2,000mAh battery, which its manufacturer says will support talk time of up to 20 hours. Lava also talks of a Power Saver mode that enables you get more out of every charge.
The Lava P7 supports 3G connectivity on its two SIM card slots. You will also get Bluetooth and Wi-Fi for your wireless connectivity needs.
Pricing and vailability
Lava P7 is not yet available in Nigeria. When available, you can buy it at leading online stores in the country. Lava P7 Price in Nigeria is expected to range from N17,000 to N25,000 depending on your location in Nigeria.
Lava P7 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Lava P7 Smartphone:
- Platform: Android 5.1 (Lollipop)
- Processor: Quad-core 1.2 GHz (MediaTek)
- GPU: –
- Memory: 1GB RAM
- Colours: Blue, Pearl White, Champagne Gold
- Dimension: 143 x 72.5 x 9.3 mm
- Weight: 153.1 g
- SIM Type: –
- SIM Count: Dual SIM
- Display: 5-inch Touch Display, 480 x 854 pixels (196 ppi)
- Display Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass
- Rear Camera: 5MP Camera, Video 720p HD @30fps
- Rear Camera Features: Geo-tagging, LED flash, touch focus, panorama
- Front Camera: 2MP Camera
- Built-in Storage: 8GB
- Memory Card Support: MicroSD
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: Yes
- 2G CDMA 1X: No
- 3G WCDMA: Yes
- 3G CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes, up to 42.2 Mbps
- CDMA EVDO: No
- 4G LTE: No
- WLAN: Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes Bluetooth 4.0, A2DP
- NFC: No
- Infrared Blaster: No
- USB Port: Yes USB 2.0
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: Yes
- Push Emails: Yes
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: MP3/WAV/eAAC+/Flac player
- Video Player: Xvid/MP4/H.264 player
- FM Radio: Yes
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: Yes
- Navigation: Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
- Maps: –
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: No
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: Yes
- Barometer: No
- SpO2: No
- Pedometer: No
- Heart Rate Monitor: No
- Gyroscope: No
- Fingerprint Scanner: No
- Iris Scanner: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: No
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: Yes
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: No
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: Yes
- Video Editor: Yes
- Document Viewer: Yes
- Document Editor: No
- Battery: Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (Removable)
- Talktime: Up to 20 hours
- Standby Time: Up to 260 hours