Lava Z25

price Rs. 16,990 onwards | launch Mar, 2017
magic score ?
average value for money
our verdict: avoid
of 84 phones in Rs. 15,000 - 20,000

PhoneCurry Editor's Note

summarizing opinion across 3 expert reviews

What We Liked

  • Metal unibody design, with a 2.5D curved glass display giving it a polished premium look
  • Feels good to hold as well
  • Decent display - bright, vibrant - sunlight readability is acceptable as well
  • Come with one-time mobile screen replacement for a year
  • Quick, accurate fingerprint sensor built into the back, that supports app encryption too
  • Decent speed/performance in daily use - handles all the apps thrown at it - gaming performance is decent too without any frame drops
  • Decent camera - daylight and HDR shots are good, though low light performance is pretty average
  • The front facing camera, with flash, is good too for selfies and the images are sharp and crisp
  • Good battery life - lasts for a day even with heavy usage, and also has Power saving and Super power saving modes

What We Didn't

  • Since the display is glossy it attracts fingerprints
  • As the phone just has an on-screen button, the big bezel at the bottom can look empty and awkward
  • Lava's custom software over Android (StarOS UI) is buggy at places, often unintuitive, and packs a lot of bloatware
  • Doesn't have fast charging technology like some competitors, so takes a good two hours for charging from 0 to 100%

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Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2.5D Curved Glass
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Processor1.5 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek MT6750
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 128 GB
Battery Capacity3020 mAh
Battery Standby262 hrs
Battery Talktime18.00 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)9.50 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback Time (Earphone): 71 hrs 52 mins
  • Audio Playback (Speaker): 25 hrs
Weight163 gm
Thickness8.5 mm
Camera13.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • Phase Detection Autofocus (PDAF)
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Sony IMX258 Exmor RS Sensor
  • Bokeh
  • Night Pro
  • Continue shot
  • Intelligent Mode
Secondary Camera8.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Beauty-Fi
  • Extreme Beauty
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
FM RadioYes
  • Flip to Mute
  • Smart Gestures
  • 11 Indian Languages Support
  • USB On-The-Go
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