Lava Iris Alfa review: worth buying?

Created date: 09/30/2018, 13:45:06, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 08:59:18

Detailed review of Lava Iris Alfa's features

Read a detailed review about how easy the Lava Iris Alfa can be carried and used, if the CPU is high and whether it is suited for multitasking. Over 2000 models can be easily compared and ranked.

Summary of Lava Iris Alfa performance and functions

The size and weight of the Lava Iris Alfa

The body of the Lava Iris Alfa is 2.8 inches (71.4 mm) wide, 5.6 inches (141 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (9.3 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5 inch, and it weighs 158 oz (158 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.

Lava Iris Alfa
Lava Iris Fuel 50
Lava Iris X5
Lava Iris AlfaLava Iris Fuel 50Lava Iris X5
ColorBlack/WhiteBlackBlack/White/Grey
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.8 inches (71.4 mm) x 5.6 inches (141 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.3 mm)2.9 inches (72.9 mm) x 5.7 inches (144.8 mm) x 0.4 inches (9.5 mm)2.8 inches (71.5 mm) x 5.6 inches (143.5 mm) x 0.3 inches (7.7 mm)
Weight158 oz (158 g)160 oz (160 g)134 oz (134 g)
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Display of the Lava Iris Alfa

The Lava Iris Alfa has a IPS LCD 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.

Lava Iris Alfa
Lava Iris Fuel 50
Lava Iris X5
Lava Iris AlfaLava Iris Fuel 50Lava Iris X5
Display size5 inch5 inch5 inch
Display typeIPS LCDIPS LCDIPS LCD
Screen resolution (width x height)480 x 854480 x 854720 x 1280
Pixel density195 ppi195 ppi293 ppi
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The battery life of the Lava Iris Alfa

The Lava Iris Alfa has a battery capacity of 2200 mAh. It has pretty much the same battery capacity as a standard smartphone.

The processing capability of the Lava Iris Alfa

The Lava Iris Alfa uses the Spreadtrum 7731 CPU with 1.2GHz×4(Quad core). 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.

Lava Iris Alfa
Lava Iris Fuel 50
Lava Iris X5
Lava Iris AlfaLava Iris Fuel 50Lava Iris X5
ChipsetSpreadtrum 7731
CPU specs1.2GHz×4(Quad core)1.3GHz×4(Quad core)1.2GHz×4(Quad core)
RAM size1GB1GB1GB
Storage size8GB8GB8GB
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The camera of the Lava Iris Alfa

The Lava Iris Alfa has a back camera with 5 MP. The rear camera performance is low compared to other smartphones. In general, performance tends to feel insufficient more often than excellent.

Lava Iris Alfa
Lava Iris Fuel 50
Lava Iris X5
Lava Iris AlfaLava Iris Fuel 50Lava Iris X5
Rear-camera resolution5 MP8 MP8 MP
Front-camera resolution2 MP5 MP
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Review of the product design of the Lava Iris Alfa

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 Iris Alfa, 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 Iris Alfa around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Lava Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa is suitable for making phone calls, messaging, or using SNS.

The size of the letters and the ease of operation

In general, the Lava Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa 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 Iris Alfa, 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 Iris Alfa 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.

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