The Lava Iris 351 is the latest device to get outed via online retail in India and it comes with a purchase price of Rs. 3,899 in tow. We just saw something similar become of the Karbonn Smart A111, although that handset was comparatively a lot more high-end.
The handset follows the 501, and as its number might suggest, it is a more economical version. For starters, it runs on the now practically defunct Android Gingerbread (v2.3.5), but considering it comes on a budget, this can be overlooked. Bringing visuals to users is a 3.5-inch TFT disaply with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
The hardware specs are also typical of a budget handset that does just enough to get by. There is 256MB of RAM and a 512MB ROM with just 110MB available to the user. And while memory can be expanded up to 16GB by the use of a microSD card, a 1GHz MSM7125A processor has been fitted in the innards.
On the back is a 2MP camera, while the front is left wanting one. There isn’t 3G connectivity, but such options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and USB. Now this might seem like a vastly depleted list of features, but it must be kept in mind that the phone targets those looking for an Android solution with touch functionality.
For all its attributes that push it toward the short end of the spectrum, it has dual SIM capabilities and can accept two GSM cards at once, although exact details on how the cards might operate has been left out. FM radio and a 1,300mAh bring around the tail end of its spec sheet, along with A-GPS and a G-sensor and proximity sensor.
The Iris 351 is available online from avenues including Snapdeal and Infibeam. And while both Flipkart and Saholic include a free 4GB microSD card with the purchase, the former adds a screen guard.
Platform: Android 2.3.5 (Gingerbread) OS
Display: 3.5-inch TFT LCD
Screen resolution: 320 x 480 pixels
Main camera: 2MP, on rear
Internal storage: 512MB ROM (110MB user-accessible)
Memory expandability: up to 16GB via microSD card slot
Processor: 1GHz MSM7125A chip
Connectivity: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB
Battery capacity: 1,300mAh
Dimensions: 115.3 x 62 x 11.8 millimeters
Others: dual SIM, A-GPS, G-sensor, proximity sensor