Value for money
Display and configuration
Lava IRIS 503 is another affordable mobile phone from the house of Lava. It sports a 3.5 inch, 320x480 pixels, multi-touch display running on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean. Lava has powered the device with 1 GHz Dual core processor and 256MB RAM.
Camera and storage
Lava IRIS 352e packs a 2 MP fixed focus rear camera along with a VGA front camera to enable video calling over Wi-Fi. It houses a 512MB of internal storage, which can be expanded further up to 32GB through Micro SD card slot present.
Connectivity and Battery
Lava IRIS 352e lacks 3G, so you need to rely on GPRS or Wi-Fi for the internet. Other connectivity options include GPS, micro USB port, Bluetooth etc. The device houses a 1450 mAH battery to back up the operation.
Lava IRIS 352e is for you only if you are looking for a budget Android phone with basis set of configuration. Low RAM ensures a smooth delivery of operation but will start lagging as soon you start playing a high quality application. Lack of 3G is another deal breaker. However, for its price tag, the device stands to deliver a lot.
Overall User Rating (3.8 Out of 5 based on 42 ratings)
Overall: Flipkart was prompt in shipping it, and keeped me promptly informed.
This phone has dazzled me from the time it reached. The box came with a light simple phone, along with a scratch guard and a protective case. It definitely doesn't look shoddy given the price. The resolution is low (after having used an Xperia U earlier), but I'm sure it's comparable to that in phones that are more expensive.
Performance is smooth as it's running Jelly Bean, albeit the low RAM and memory space. It's totally workable with the regular apps: whatsapp, facebook, gmail - anything that you'd need to make your phone smart. I didn't bother testing games. The only downside is the low memory space, which could be nearly managed with an SD card (I fit in an extra 8 gigs).
The battery is absolutely brilliant! With intermittent data use, it lasted a good two and a half days on a single charge. I'm guessing that the battery's performance would decline over time, but hey, which phone has eternel battery life?!
There was one feature in the phone that stood out. The phone comes with an app called LAVA care, which gives you a list of authorised service locations through the country. The phone has been truly built for the Indian market.
In conclusion, it's definitely worth every penny of it. At 3549 rupees, it's fully packed and it's great once you add an external memory card. I'm loving it.