The Lava Iris 504Q is quite cheap device posing all great features of a phablet toppled with special touch free gesture control feature. The device is best for Students and young crowd, especially who love trendy and slim phablets in not so expensive range.
Lava Iris 504Q features a 5 inch HD, 720p resolution, IPS LCD, 16M colors display powered by a 1.2 GHz quad core processor from MediaTek and 1 GB RAM. The device runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean Operating system and has been made a total touch free by smart gesture control feature which enables one to change tracks, FM stations or even click pictures by just hovering hand over the phablet.
The device flaunts 8MP rear camera with Flash LED along with 2MP front camera with digital zoom. It also poses a quite good storage because of its 4GB internal memory which can be extended up to 32GB using MicroSD Card.
On connectivity basis the phablet is packed with all features like 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, MicroUSB, Wi Fi etc. To give unlimited service the device is powered by Li-PO 2000mAH battery.
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NAVIGATIONn__________nCons :n******n1. GPS :No ==> Dedicated Chip to track satellite and pin point the location for user. It is good if you are looking for navigation while driving your car with offline maps.It is preferred for those people who like travelling in car most and like to explore places.n2. Support for GPS : Yes ==> EPO +AGPSnEPO (Extended Prediction Orbit) is one of MTK’s innovative proprietary off-line server based A-GPS technology. It supports up to 30 days satellite orbit prediction, which can be used to greatly enhance user experience by improving GPS Time To First Fix (TTFF). nnWe have to manually download the EPO file which takes around 3 to 4 minutes. Sometimes it may fail. That means you are depended upon the Mediatek Company as your mobile connects to thier NPT server. It requires active data plan or Wi-fi to download from the server.n3. Locking GPS positionnTo Navigate the phone requires to lock your current position and we have to depend on A-GPS or EPO file due to missing GPS. n4. Lava IRIS 504Q is working well after you download EPO file with offline maps (Mapfactor/Navitel navigator/Sygic/NavFree). I personally tested on Nav free.nn5. Online Maps require active data connection (3G or 2G or Wi-fi). Google navigation voice by guidance and Maps are working well with Wi-fi. 2G it will be slow.nConclusion : GPS is working well after you download EPO file.n7. Micromax/XOlo/Karbon phones fails to lock the GPS position due to missing GPS chip. They also have to depend on EPO file before they can start navigation.nDual Simn8. It supports Dual Sim Stand By not Dual Active Sim. If you are surfing or making voice call in one of the SIM the calling party other will get this message ("The customer is not reachable"). n9. CAMERAnNot so good with respect with color capturing. My Sony xperia Arc s took exact color of the dress whereas this camera I can see a change in color to darker side.nPros :n******n1. Slim phone. n2. Good Viewing angle.n3. Visible in sunlight also by increasing brightness. Please uncheck the check box which control brightness as per the condition.n4. It supports Class 10 memory card + UHS 1(Ultra High Speed). I am using SanDisk SDSDQUA-016G-U46A 16 GB. I brought it from Flipkart for Rs 825/-.n5. Camera Handling is good but it will take unnecessary picture because of gesture control enabled. Better to switch off.n6. Voice is crystal clear.n7. Playing Video and songs is enjoyable. n8. Fast booting.n9. Jelly Bean 4.2.1.n10. Skype is fully supported. (I installed skype for play store and started skypecall to my relatives in USA (Ipad UserI) and had crystal clear sound on both side and good video transmission also. I used my Airtel Broadband 2Mbps to make Skypecall.n11. You can move all application to SD Card without any issue except google related application (Google maps/hangout/google navigation...)n12. Wi-Fi no issues good connectivity.n13. Bluetooth no issues with pairing with bluetooth devicesnHighlightn1. Can read your USB Memory Card using OTG cable provided in box. I tested personally with 4GB USD data card. It was able to read and play my video from the external USB drive.nSoftware Updaten********************n1. As per the company they will be releasing latest software for operating system. It will get updated by OTA no need to go to service center and no need to change your mobile to experince latest changes made in android os. nCurrent Version is Jelly Bean 4.2.1 waiting to get update 4.2.2. (As of now no updates given) Updates received to fix bugs.nnConclusionn*************n1. Overall the phone is VFM(Value for money).n2. Will not let you down in look. Better than Samsung Grand. Light weight and crispy and vibrant.nHARDWARE TEST RESULTnSoftware : Quadrant StandardnBenchMark :nWhere Lava IRIS 504 Q stands in crowd :-n1. HTC ONE Xn2. ASUS TRANSFORMER PRIME TF201n3. Lava 504 Qn4. MOTOROLA ATRX 4Gn5. SAMSUNG GALAXY TAB 10.1n6.SAMSUNG GALAXY NEXUSn7. LG OPTIMUS 2Xn8. HTC DESIRE HDn9.SAMSUNG NEXUS SnCPUnName : ARMV7 PROCESSOR REV 2(V71)nCURRENT FREQ & MAX FREQ: 1209MHZnMIN FREQ : 497.25MHZnCORES : 4nARCHITECTURE : 7nBOGO MIPS : 2439.94nHARDWARE : MT6589nDISPLAYnRESOLUTION : 720 X 1280nDPI : 320 X 320nREFRESH RATE : 58.68HZnGPUnRENDER : POWERVR SGX 544MPnSENSORS :nBMA050 3-AXIS ACCELEROMETERnCM36283 PROXIMITY SENSORnCM36283 LIGHT SENSORnMPU3050C GYROSCOPE SENSORnBMM050 3- AXIS MAGENTIC FIELD SENSORnROTATION VECTOR SENSORnGRAVITY SENSORnLINEAR ACCELERATION SENSORnORIENTATION SENSORnCORRECTION GYROSCOPE SENSOR nMULTI-TOUCH : 5nNEW UPDATES RECEIVED VIA OTAnI just copied that zip file to my system and found that it contains all the application that comes with this mobile. Myself and Naveen removed the Combat 2 game as incoming SMS was not coming (only with Vodafone SIM). Open the zip file and copy the .apk file (combat 2 on your sd card). Using file manager in mobile try to open the file it will install combat 2 once again. SMS issue resolved.nsriniwas-bangalore
EVERYTHING IS JUST GREAT ABOUT THIS DEVICE SCREEN (apart from viewing angles not so great ), CAMERA, SOUND, LOOKS, BATTERY, LIGHT WEIGHT, VERY GOOD FLIP COVER. nnA LOT IS ALREADY BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT THIS DEVICE SO I WILL FOCUS ON CONNECTIVITY OPTIONS.nn1) PEN DRIVES :- >>> THROW ALMOST ANY BRANDED ONE AT IT AND BANG IT WILL CONNECT IT IN SECONDS.nn2) KEYB/MOUSE :- USB AS WELL AS WIRELESS KEYB/MOUSE CONNECT FLAWLESSLY.nn3) USB HARD DRIVE :- SUCCESSFULLY CONNECTED MY 500 GIGS OF SEAGATE HDDnTO CONNECT NTFS FORMAT DRIVE THE DEVICE NEEDS TO BE ROOTED OR FORMAT SHOULD BE FAT32 IF YOUR DEVICE IS NOT ROOTED. FOR NTFS DRIVES INSTALL PARAGON NTFS&HFS APP OR NTFS MOUNTER FROM PLAYSTORE.nYOU CANNOT CONNECT HDD DIRECTLY TO OTG CABLE BCOZ THE PHONE CANNOT SUPPLY ENOUGH TO POWER ON THE HDD. FOR THIS YOU EITHER NEED A EXTERNALLY POWERED USB HUB OR THERE`S A WAY WHICH I USE >>> CONNECT OTG TO PHONE, THEN GET A REGULAR USB HUB ATLEAST 1:2 CONNECT THIS HUB TO OTG, NOW GET A USB TO USB CABLE ( CABLE SHOULD HAVE MALE USB CONNECTORS ON BOTH ENDS ) CONNNECT ONE END TO USB HUB AND THE OTHER TO YOUR LAVA`S PHONE CHARGER SOCKET AND POWER IT ON, NOW CONNECT THE HDD TO ANY EMPTY PORT IN THE USB HUB ONCE YOU SEE THE LED`S ON YOUR HDD LIKE MY SEAGATE DRIVE THE DRIVE IS CONNECTED. JUST OPEN ANY FILE EXPLORER AND BROWSE THROUGH USB OTG FOLDER AND WALLA!!!nnFOR NTFS DRIVES IF USING PARAGAON APP THEN IT SHOULD AUTOMATICALLY MOUNT THE DRIVE IF IT DOESNT THEN OPEN PARAGON APP CLICK ON MOUNT BUTTON THEN IT SHOULD DO...nNOTE:- IF YOU DONT SEE USB OTG FOLDER THEN BROWSE THROUGH INTERNAL OR SD CARD STORAGE AND LOOK FOR FOLDER NAMED PARAGON NTFS FOLDER. AND YOU DIDDIDD IT.nnFOR UNMOUNTING THE HDD GO TO SETTINGS>STORAGE>UNMOUNT USB STORAGE. THATS IT.nn4) PHONE :- YES YES YES LIKE YOU CONNECT ANY PHONE TO PC FOR DATA TRANSFER YOU CAN CONNECT YOUR PHONE TO LAVA IRIS PROVIDED YOUR PHONE SUPPORTS MASS STORAGE MODE. JUST CONNECT YOUR PHONE TO LAVA THROUGH OTG CABLE AND FOLLOW THE SAME PROCEDURE WHEN YOU CONNECT IT TO A PC FOR DATA TRANSFERS FORGET ALL THOSE CRAPPY SLOW BLUETOOTH TRANSFERS. WITH THIS YOU CAN ACHIEVE SPEEDS UPTO 2-3 MB PER SECOND WHICH IS 10X SPEED COMPARED TO BLUETOOTH SPEEDS.nNOTE:- WHEN YOU CONNECT IT WILL EITHER CONNECT TO THE INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL SD CARD STORAGE OF THE OTHER PHONE BUT NOT BOTH.IT IS STILL USEFUL.nnnPRINTER:- phewwwww !!! not tried yet ... MONSTER FROM LAVAnnnIRIS 504Q IS DIFFERENT FROM THE MEDIATEK CROWD !!!
|Rear Camera||8 MP|
|Front Camera||2 MP|
|Launch Date||June 16, 2013 (Official)|
|Operating System||Android v4.2 (Jelly Bean)|
|SIM Slot(s)||Dual SIM, GSM+GSM|
|Network||3G: Available, 2G: Available|
|Screen Size||5 inches (12.7 cm)|
|Screen Resolution||HD (720 x 1280 pixels)|
|Pixel Density||294 ppi|
|Display Type||IPS LCD|
|Screen to Body Ratio (calculated)||66.11 %|
|Processor||Quad core, 1.2 GHz|
|Graphics||PowerVR SGX 544|
|Internal Memory||4 GB|
|Expandable Memory||Up to 32 GB|
|User Available Storage||Up to 2 GB|
|Resolution||8 MP Primary Camera|
|Sensor||Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)|
|Image Resolution||3264 x 2448 Pixels|
|Shooting Modes||High Dynamic Range mode (HDR)|
|Camera Features||Digital Zoom, Face detection, Simultaneous HD video and image recording|
|Resolution||2 MP Front Camera|
|TalkTime||Up to 11.5 Hours(3G) / Up to 15.5 Hours(2G)|
|Standby time||Up to 230 Hours(3G) / Up to 230 Hours(2G)|
|Network Support||3G, 2G|
UMTS 2100 MHz
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
GSM 1800 / 900 MHz
|Wi-Fi Features||Mobile Hotspot|
|Audio Jack||3.5 mm|
|Other Sensors||Proximity sensor, Accelerometer|
Higher secondary camera resolution:
3.2 MP vs 2 MP
10.1 mm vs 8.4 mm
512 MB vs 1 GB
Dual core 1.2 GHz vs Quad core 1.2 GHz
Lower primary camera resolution:
5 MP vs 8 MP
Higher primary camera resolution:
13 MP vs 8 MP
More internal memory:
16 GB vs 4 GB
Higher secondary camera resolution:
5 MP vs 2 MP
10.7 mm vs 8.4 mm
156 grams vs 140 grams
Higher battery capacity:
2100 mAH vs 2000 mAH
Lower secondary camera resolution:
1.2 MP vs 2 MP
8.8 mm vs 8.4 mm
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