Lava A97 Review
Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:21:44, Updated date: 04/15/2020, 04:34:11
How does the Lava A97's ease-of-use and capabilities rate? We reviewed this device from a wide range of aspects, according to each type of purpose. From the battery to its camera capabilities, CPU and design, we thoroughly reviewed this phone across a wide range of aspects.
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- 1. Review of the product design of the Lava A97
- 2. Review of the performance of the Lava A97 scene by scene
- 3. Summary of Lava A97 performance and functions
Review of the product design of the Lava A97
Rating of the ease of carrying it around and getting it in and out of bags or pockets
When deciding whether to buy an Lava A97, the first important factor is its size. Smartphones are used daily, and so it is important how easily they can be carried around and pulled out of bags or pockets. This review assesses how easy it is to carry the Lava A97 around and put it away.
Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around
The Lava A97 is a size that can easily be held in one hand. Even when holding it along with other things such as a wallet, its size makes it difficult to drop accidentally.
Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket
It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Lava A97 in a pocket. In addition, when sitting on a chair with the phone in a pocket, it can be kept comfortably as it doesn't get caught on one's clothes or body.
Ease of getting it in and out of your pocket
The Lava A97 has a size that makes it relatively easy to keep and take out. While it sometimes get caught when sticking out of the pocket, I think it is just a matter of getting used to it.
Ease of getting it in and out of your bag
The Lava A97 is a size that allows you to take it in and out of your bag and use it with ease. Also, since it is compact, even if your bag is small it won't get too bulky which is convenient.
Assessment of user-friendliness and ease of handling
It is important to consider the ease of using the phone in one hand. It can be said that it would be very useful if it is easier for you to send emails and instant messages or answer calls using one hand while cooking or using your computer. Here, we have reviewed the Lava A97 by focusing on the ease of using it in one hand and the ease of typing in letters.
Ease of grasping the phone in one hand
The Lava A97 is a size that allows you to have a firm grip even while using it. Since your hand is kept stable, it is difficult to accidentally drop the phone, and it is very easy to use. Since the original body size is small, the phone is still easy to hold even when using a case.
The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand
The Lava A97 is a slightly heavy smart phone so using it with one hand for a short period doesn't cause any pain, however when used for long periods continuously it can hurt your hand. If you add a case and accessories it feels even heavier. It is preferable to use the phone with two hands and a proper case.
Ease of pushing the upper button on the screen using one hand
Even when used with one hand, the Lava A97 has a size which allows buttons on the edges of the display to be operated. However, people with small hands may lose their grip if they try to press the buttons at the edges.
The size of the buttons on the App
The buttons displayed on the Lava A97 are large, and therefore it is difficult to press the wrong ones. While some buttons may look small depending on the app, you probably won't feel that stressed when you actually use it.
Ease of typing in letters using the flick function
Keys on the Lava A97 can be pressed even when held with one hand, but your grip may weaken when trying to flick the buttons at the edges. As a result, it may become unstable in the hand when flicking quickly, but it won't be easy to drop as long as you are careful.
Ease of typing in letters using the keybord funtion
If you aren't being careful it is really easy to mistype when using the Lava A97 with two hands since the buttons are so small. In addition, typing at high speeds is pretty difficult and I can't say its very suited for it.
Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use
Assessment of whether it is suitable for standard use
For people who use their smartphone on a daily basis, high performance is a rather important factor. When the performance is not good enough, then, for example, applications don't work as they should or the screen is difficult to see, and this causes stress. This review looks at whether the performance of the Lava A97 is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.
The size of the letters and the ease of operation
In general, the Lava A97 displays characters and pictures in sizes that are easy to see. While some characters may look small depending on the app, they are not really difficult to see. Therefore, it can be said to be more than adequate for uses such as searching the Internet and messaging.
Ease of reading sentences
The screen of the Lava A97 doesn't display characters very clearly, and the outlines of letters can appear jagged. It's not at a level where it would inconvenience you when displaying large text, but smaller text can feel pretty hard to read.
The beauty of the overal screen
I can't say that the screen of the Lava A97 is very beautiful. The dots that often appear on digital images are visible when photographs or videos are on screen which can make the display seem a little dull. Every now and then I did feel it was a bit ugly, but this probably won't be an issue for regular use.
Ease of writing sentences
For the Lava A97, the on-screen keyboard covers part of the screen when typing, but there is sufficient space for operation. Its size is suitable for entering long sentences, but I feel it may be a bit clumsy when editing office documents.
Does it have sufficient performance to make calls and send emails?
When using the Lava A97 for calls, emails, or for chatting the processing power can be insufficient, and you can experience slowdowns as a result. When using apps it felt like the motion would get caught up which was a bit stressful. For ordinary more relaxed use this slowing isn't at a level that would bother you, but its performance is not suited for fast control.
Does it have sufficient performance to search for things and using Social Networks?
The performance felt lacking when using the internet and SNS. Sometimes the apps felt like they were running slowly. If I kept using it when that happened apps would close suddenly or stop completely.
Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?
For example, if you're using multiple apps simultaneously, such as swapping between SNS or chat frequently, it will gradually start to operate slowly. If you use it for a long period in this way apps can begin to forcefully close due to lack of memory and can crash.
Summary of Lava A97 performance and functions
The size and weight of the Lava A97
The body of the Lava A97 is 2.8 inches (72 mm) wide, 5.7 inches (145.5 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (9.2 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5 inch, and it weighs 160 oz (160 g). Holding the phone and viewing the screen is as easy as for an average smartphone. It is quite heavy and not really suitable for operating with one hand.
|Dimensions (width x height x thickness)||2.8 inches (72 mm) x 5.7 inches (145.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.2 mm)||2.6 inches (66 mm) x 5.3 inches (134 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.6 mm)||2.8 inches (71.8 mm) x 5.6 inches (143.5 mm) x 0.4 inches (8.9 mm)|
|Weight||160 oz (160 g)||130 oz (130 g)|
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Display of the Lava A97
The Lava A97 has a TFT screen with a resolution of 480 x 854. Although still good, the screen and image quality is bit low compared to standard smartphones. People who play games may feel that it is slightly lacking.
The battery life of the Lava A97
The Lava A97 has a battery capacity of 2350 mAh. The battery's capacity is slightly larger than standard smart phones.
The processing capability of the Lava A97
The memory capacity is 1GB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also, memory space is slightly smaller than average smartphones. There are many times when storage space feels insufficient. Ultimately, it's just barely enough to get by.
The camera of the Lava A97
The Lava A97 has a back camera with 5 MP. The front camera has 5 MP. The rear camera performance is low compared to other smartphones. In general, performance tends to feel insufficient more often than excellent. The front camera performance is also roughly the same as a standard smartphone. The image quality for longer distance photography is less than satisfactory, but on the whole, there are no issues with short distance photos.