Lava Z92 

price₹ 9,299 onwards

launchJan, 2019

24.0

excellence score

68.9

value for money score

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Rs. 9,299

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2-Minute Review

Let's cut through the noise, and get to the crux of it. 2 Expert Reviews analysed and summarised by the PhoneCurry Editorial Team, in a short and sweet 2-minute review.

Design

  • The Lava Z92 is one of the better looking smartphones to come out of the manufacturer's stable
  • It is also sleek, light, and feels good when held in the hand (the curved sides help)
  • The Ocean Blue colour looks refreshing for this price segment
  • The glossy back looks good too
  • The positioning of the fingerprint sensor is good, and it is easy to reach, and pretty responsive
  • There is a reasonably good face unlock too
  • The back is a fingerprint magnet however and picks up smudges quite easily (Lava does ships a transparent case in the box though, which helps keep smudges off)

Display

  • Large 6.22 inch notched-display with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, and pretty good sunlight legibility
  • The phone has thin bezels at the top and the sides, but one at below the display is considerably thicker

Software

  • Lava's Star OS UI on Android is decent and has some useful add-ons: gesture navigation, gesture shortcuts, and power saving modes
  • It does come with a considerable amount of bloatware preinstalled though

Performance

  • The phone comes with modest hardware with the MediaTek Helio P22 SoC an 3GB of RAM - it's decent performance for day-to-day use - but app loading is on the slow side, and gameplay in complex games like PUBG is sub-optimal

Camera

  • Pretty decent rear camera, especially in daylight conditions - it manages to get the exposure right and offers good details
  • The Studio mode can be used to take shots with a bokeh effect - although edge detection is only average
  • Video recording maxes out at 1080p and there's no stabilisation which results in shaky clips
  • Selfies from the front camera don't have very good details - however you can use the Intelligent Selfie mode which uses the higher resolution rear camera and helps you frame a shot with voice prompts when you can't see the screen - these shots predictably turn out to be better

Battery

  • Good battery life - with a 3260mAh battery and some good software optimization - you will get a day of use even with heavy usage
  • Decent charging speed (though there is no support for 'fast charging') - the supplied 10W charger is capable of charging the phone in 1 hour and 40 minutes, and it charges to 63 percent in one hour

Verdict

  • On the whole, the Lava Z92 isn't a bad phone, but the competition simply offers more powerful smartphones at the same price - you will want to look at the Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro, the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus

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Lava Z92 Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 8.1 OreoLow likelihood of getting updated to next Android version
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.22 inches
Screen Resolution720x1520 pixels (~ 270 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • IPS Incell
  • Notch Display
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Ambient Light Sensor
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2 GHz, Octa Core, MediaTek Helio P22Ranked #45 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUPowerVR GE8320
RAM3 GB
Memory
Internal Memory32 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 256 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3260 mAh
Battery Standby (3G)338 hrs
Battery Talktime (3G)23.00 hrs
Other Battery Parameters
  • Audio Playback Time (Speaker): 18 hrs
  • YouTube Playback Time: 5:31 hrs
  • Video Playback Time: 5:54 hrs
Dimensions
Thickness8.04 mm
Camera
Primary Camera13MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (Full HD)
Other Camera Features
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 76.4° Field-Of-View
  • Portrait Lighting
  • Real-time Bokeh
  • HDR
  • Super Night Mode
  • Panorama
  • GIF Mode
  • Time Lapse
Secondary Camera8MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Screen Flash
  • 1.12um Pixel Size
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • 84.2° Field-Of-View
  • Face Beauty
  • Intelligent Selfie
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou
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App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
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  • Smart AI Gaming Mode, Smart Gestures, Super Power Saver Mode