Lava Iris 503 Review

Created date: 09/30/2018, 12:13:21, Updated date: 04/16/2020, 03:35:10

Detailed review of Lava Iris 503's features

Here's our thorough explanation of whether you should buy the Lava Iris 503. We thoroughly evaluated how easy it is to hold, its operability, processing performance, multi-tasking performance, and more. We also reviewed how much we recommend it when compared to other models.

Summary of Lava Iris 503 performance and functions

The size and weight of the Lava Iris 503

The body of the Lava Iris 503 is 2.9 inches (73.3 mm) wide, 5.6 inches (143.2 mm) long, and 0.4 inches (10.5 mm) thick. Also, the screen size is 5 inch, and it weighs 175 oz (175 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.

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Lava Iris 349+
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ColorBlackBrown+cool goldGrey+Blue
Dimensions (width x height x thickness)2.9 inches (73.3 mm) x 5.6 inches (143.2 mm) x 0.4 inches (10.5 mm)2.4 inches (61.5 mm) x 4.5 inches (115 mm) x 0.5 inches (13.3 mm)2.5 inches (63 mm) x 4.9 inches (124 mm) x 0.4 inches (10 mm)
Weight175 oz (175 g)115.4 oz (115.4 g)133 oz (133 g)
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Display of the Lava Iris 503

The Lava Iris 503 has a IPS LCD screen with a resolution of 540 x 960. 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 503
Lava Iris 349+
Lava Iris 401e
Lava Iris 503Lava Iris 349+Lava Iris 401e
Display size5 inch3.5 inch4 inch
Display typeIPS LCDTFTTFT
Screen resolution (width x height)540 x 960320 x 480480 x 800
Pixel density220 ppi164 ppi233 ppi
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The battery life of the Lava Iris 503

The Lava Iris 503 has a battery capacity of 2000 mAh. It has pretty much the same battery capacity as a standard smartphone.

The processing capability of the Lava Iris 503

The memory capacity is 512.0MB. It has low spec processing power and its performance is lower than typical smartphones. Also its memory capacity is quite a bit lower than ordinary smartphones. As this capacity is chronically insufficient apps will frequently close forcefully and apps will stop operating.

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Chipset
CPU specs1.0GHz×2(Dual core)1.0GHz×1(Single core)1.0GHz×1(Single core)
RAM size512.0MB256.0MB256.0MB
Storage size4GB512.0MB512.0MB
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The camera of the Lava Iris 503

The Lava Iris 503 has a back camera with 15 MP. The front camera has 3 MP. Its rear camera has slightly better performance compared to normal smart phones. While there are times when I feel it is lacking, it is able to take pictures with satisfactory quality almost all the time.

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Rear-camera resolution15 MP2 MP15 MP
Front-camera resolution3 MP
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Review of the product design of the Lava Iris 503

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 503, 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 503 around and put it away.

Ease of grasping it in your hand to carry around

The Lava Iris 503 is easily held with one hand, and its size allows it to be firmly held. It is small enough to be held in one hand together with things like a wallet, but this may be a bit difficult for ladies with small hands.

Ease of carrying it around when placing it in your pocket

It doesn't feel strange even when you put the Lava Iris 503 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 503 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 503 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 503 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

To many people, the Lava Iris 503 is of a size which allows it to be operated with one hand. Still, for people with small hands, it may be a bit difficult to do so. It becomes slightly larger when a case is added, and depending on the person, I think this may make it slightly harder to operate with one hand.

The weight you feel when using the phone with one hand

The Lava Iris 503 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 503 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 503 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 503 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 503 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 503 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 503 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 Lava Iris 503 displays fonts relatively nicely, and even small characters can be displayed nicely. While people with good eyes can see the jagged outlines of characters when they look at the display up close, this does not make the characters difficult to see. It can be said to be a display that is adequately suitable for reading text.

The beauty of the overal screen

The Lava Iris 503 can display photos and videos beautifully. While people with good eyes can see jagged outlines when they look at the display up close, it is not really something of concern.

Ease of writing sentences

For the Lava Iris 503, 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 503 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 device is not suitable for looking things up on the Internet or browsing SNS, and you can always feel how laggy the phone is. Apps can stop or become completely unusable even when you try to slowly operate the phone.

Does it have sufficient performance to do other tasks while searching for things and using Social Networks?

The phone can't handle it if you keep going back and forth between apps. For instance, if you keep going back and forth between your SNS app and chat app, the operation may be overloaded and, as a result, the apps may be closed or crash.

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