LYF Earth 1

price Rs. 14,999 onwards launch Jan, 2016
current magic score ?
56.1
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#63
of 144 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 6 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Decent display
  • Almost-stock Android UI (with only a few little tweaks in the settings app) keeps things nice and simple
  • Good audio quality via the bundled headphones
  • Very good battery life
  • VoLTE support for internet-based calls

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • None of the bundled accessories seem to be particularly impressive in terms of quality, given the price range of the device
  • The phone isn't the most comfortable phone to hold and use - there are raised ridges around the front and back that feel rough in the hand and against the ear
  • The phone is also a bit slippery and slides around on flat surfaces
  • Very run-of-the-mill looks/design
  • Misses out on features like an IR emitter, a fingerprint sensor, quick charging etc - things that are now expected of phones in this price range
  • Sometimes hangs when playing video files
  • The loudspeaker is quite tinny and prone to distortion
  • Performance is way behind the competition in this price range, with very little muscle power to tap for heavier tasks
  • Camera is of good quality, but slow to focus and save images
  • The dual camera feature, allowing you to "refocus" images isn't implemented particularly well, and is mostly gimmicky

6 expert review(s)


189+ user reviews

video review

source: @Gadgets 360
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution1080x1920 pixels (~ 401 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • AMOLED
Sensors
  • Gravity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • E-compass
  • Accelerometer
Processor/RAM
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939
GPUAdreno 405
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Battery Standby280 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Battery Talktime (4G): 14 hrs
  • HD Video Playback: Up to 9 hrs
  • Audio Playback: Up to 45 hrs
Dimensions
Weight162 gm
Thickness7.25 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Dual Camera (13 MP Auto Focus + 2 MP Fixed Focus)
  • Digital Zoom 6X
  • OptiZoom and ChromaFlash
  • Exmor-R CMOS image sensor
  • Face Detection
  • Panorama
  • Geo tagging
  • High Dynamic Range Mode (HDR)
  • Touch to Focus
  • Dual Camera Features : Refocus
  • Foregrounder
  • Fast focus
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • HDR
  • Flash
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes
More
  • USB On-The-Go
  • Screen Mirroring
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.33/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Good
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Good
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys