Lava V5

price Rs. 10,999 onwards launch Jan, 2016
current magic score ?
51.6
verdict AVOID
average value-for-money
currently ranked
#76
of 145 phones in Rs. 10,000 - 15,000

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

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Compact, slim, good looking design
  • Good build quality
  • Good grip
  • Uncluttered, easy-to-use Star UI over Android
  • Good performance in daily use
  • Very good primary camera - especially in well-lit conditions
  • Decent secondary (selfie) camera
  • Decent battery life

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Display is good, but the resolution could have been better
  • Earpiece volume is on the low side

6 expert review(s)


150+ user reviews

video review

source: @Digit
OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 5.1, Expected upgrade to 6.0
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • Full Lamination
  • Scratch Resistant (Corning Gorilla Glass 3)
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Hall Sensor
Processor/RAM
Processor1.3 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6735
GPUMali-T720
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory16 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3000 mAh
Battery Standby261 hrs
Battery Standby (3G)261 hrs
Battery Talktime27.30 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)14.50 hrs
Dimensions
Weight153 gm
Thickness8.3 mm
Camera
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Phase Detection Auto-Focus
  • Samsung 3M2 ISOCELL Sensor
  • Beauty-fi Software for face Sliming
  • smoothing
  • eye widening and whitening
  • Pic Focus (focuses on a subject and blurs the background)
  • Night Pro (true color reproduction in low light)
  • GIF Mode (live photos)
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • 84-degree Wide-angle Lens
  • F/2.2 Aperture
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
FM RecordingYes
More
  • Smart Wake-up and Drawing gestures
  • Intelligent Flip Cover
  • Super Power Saving Mode
  • USB On-The-Go
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
3.00/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Ok
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys