Build93%
Screen88%
Performance95%
Customer Support87%
Camera89%
Positives
  • Amazing performance for the prize.
  • Quad-core processor.
Negetives
  • Average Camera.
90%Overall Score
Reader Rating: (7 Votes)
71%

Lava Iris 458Q was launched in May 2013 by Lava as its flagship quad-core device. The Lava Iris 458Q runs on MediaTek quad-core 1.2GHz processor, and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean OS. On the specifications front the Iris 458Q looks a wonder at Rs. 8,000, but is it worth it ? We try to answer this question, and cover many other aspects of the device in our Lava Iris 458Q review.

With 4.5 inch touch screen, and 8MP rear auto focus camera, the Lava Iris 458Q certainly seems to be one of the best devices for a budget user. It comes with proximity sensor, accelerometer, ambient light sensor, gyroscope, magnetic sensor, and gravity sensor. Iris 458Q has been priced in the Indian market at Rs. 8,000, but you can find it for around Rs. 7,000 from local dealers.

Lava Iris 458Q Review

Box Pack

Iris 458Q ships in a normal box pack. Along the device comes adapter, micro USB, user manual, warranty card, and ear plugs. It would have been nice if Lava had thrown in a screen protector, but what all can you expect for Rs. 8000 ?

Lava Iris 458Q Box Pack

Build Quality

The moment you hold the Lava Iris 458Q, you can tell that it has been built to last. The device has well constructed body design, and is really very sturdy. If you see the device from the front, it’s not as pretty as other mobiles like Canvas HD, but from the back its a heaven.

Lava Iris 458Q Back

On the front side, you will find the 4.5 inch IPS touch screen, and VGA front camera. There are also menu, home, and back capacitive buttons. The left side of the Lava Iris 458Q, has volume rocker, while the right side houses the power and the sleep button.

On the top of the Iris 458Q, there is 4.6mm audio jack, and microUSB port.

Display

Featuring a 4.5 inch IPS touchscreen, the Lava Iris 458Q has a truly elegant look. The screen is really very sharp, and the videos and images are crystal clear with 218ppi pixel density. Overall, the screen is really good for the device, but the viewing angles are not that great. But still, in everyday usage, that would not be an issue.

Lava Iris 458Q Unboxing

The device supports auto brightness option because of ambient light sensor. This is a major advantage as it can help save battery life, and make it comfortable for you to look at the screen in different light conditions.

Memory and Storage

The Lava Iris 458Q has 512MB RAM, and 4GB internal memory. Out of the 512MB RAM, 468MB is usable. Out of this only 55MB RAM is accessible after installing all usual apps.

In internal memory, you get around 1.8GB free for apps, and games. Unfortunately, you can not move apps to microSD card.

Performance

Iris 458Q features MediaTek MT6589 1.2GHz processor, and PowerVR SGX544 GPU. Overall, the performance, is really crisp, and the device doesn’t lag in normal usage.

As the RAM available for the user is under 5o-55MB, heavy usage might pose some problems. As for gaming, the Lava Iris 458Q is capable of playing Subway Surfer, Angry Birds, and Need For Speed Most Wanted. Due to the memory issue we could not test NOVA 3 on it.

Benchmarking

  • AnTuTu(v3.3) – 13844
  • Quadrant – 3985
  • Muti Touch – 5 point

Lava Iris 458Q Benchmarking AnTutu

Cameras

The 8MP camera of Lava Iris 458Q performs well in daylight condition, but in low light it did give some problems. The images taken were crisp, and are good enough for normal usage.

In low light, the images were really dark, and blurred. The flash is a single LED one, so it doesn’t provide that much light, but for close up images it is well enough.

As for video recording, the Lava Iris 458Q was able to record 720p videos easily. But, it can’t record HD videos.

Entertainment

The Iris 458Q is capable of playing 1080p videos using MX Player easily. As for YouTube video streaming, it was capable of playing 720p videos smoothly.

Gaming

In gaming on the Lava Iris 458Q, the major issue is that lack of enough internal storage space. There is only 1.8GB available internal memory so big games like NOVA 3 can’t be installed.

As for other games, Need For Speed Most Wanted, Temple Run, and Subway Surfer ran smoothly.

Lava Iris 458Q Performance

Sound Quality

The sound quality of Iris 458Q is average, if not great. The bundled ear plugs are for namesake, but by using a better set of earphones, the sound quality certainly improves.

Battery Life

The Lava Iris 458Q is powered by 2000 mAh battery. In normal usage it lasts for around one and a half day when used resourcefully.

But with heavy usage, and gaming, it won’t even last 7 hours. But still, the battery of Lava Iris 458Q is much better than its counterparts and with the average usage you will be able to get around 12 hours usage by ease.

Lava Iris 458Q Review

In this price range, the Lava Iris 458Q certainly seems a decent choice. The quad-core processor is the thing that makes it worth. Its camera, and the low internal memory does spoil the fun a little, but still, it is certainly the best buy under Rs. 8000, in the Indian market.

If you want to grab the Lava Iris 458Q at the lowest price at FlipKart. So will you buy the Iris 458Q or not, do tell us in the comments section below.

2 Responses

  1. Mohammed Arshad

    i want to buy it,but the internal memory is forcing me to think again.and i am considered about its after sales service too.

    Reply

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