LAVA PIXEL V2 REVIEW


Google & Lava launched its budget android one series of smartphone namely Pixel V2 (Dual Sim) which is priced @ 10,750/- sold via flipkart exclusive. It is available is Royal Black & Icy White shades.

DESIGN, BUILD QUALITY & DISPLAY
The design of this phone is pretty good. It has scratch resistant glass on front and matte finished back and feels very good in hands. It is slim at 7.6mm and weighs 128gms. It has 5 inch IPS LCD display of resolution 720 x 1280 with 294ppi. The viewing angles and sunlight legibility of the display is pretty good. It runs on Star OS User Interface. The display supports 5 multi-touch points and the brightness of the screen is pretty good too.

STORAGE, MULTIMEDIA & CONNECTIVITIES
It has 16GB of internal storage which is further expandable upto 32GB. The device features dedicated multimedia apps like music for songs, a gallery to store all images and videos and a movie player for playing movies respectively which are quite good. FM radio comes pre-installed. Connectivities like 2G, 3G speeds upto 21.1mbps download & upto 5.76mbps upload, 4G speeds upto 150mbps download & upto 50mbps upload, Wifi b/g/n, Wifi direct, Wifi hotsopt, Bluetooth 4.1 and A-GPS come standard it also has USB OTG support.  

CAMERA & VIDEO RECORDING CAPABILITIES
It has a 13MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash which features Geo-tagging, Touch focus, HDR etc and other modes as well. The camera clarity is very good overall. Daytime the images are very good and has good amount of details respectively but in the night is where the noise starts to become bit visible and to get better details at night HDR mode images with bit of steady hands helps to produce slightly better images still image quality at night is quite nice. It does Full HD 1080p@30fps video recording with stereo sound having bit-rate of 16mbps respectively and stores in mp4 format. The video recording clarity is good overall. Daytime the video clarity is very good and has good amount of details respectively but at night video clarity is quite nice. It also has a 8MP front camera with LED flash for selfe's with 1080p video recording and clarity is very good.

SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, PERFORMANCE & BENCHMARKS
It runs Android (OS) 5.1.1 Lollipop out of the box. It has a MediaTek (MT6735) 64-Bit SOC (System On Chip) running a Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.3 GHZ (ARM Cortex-A53 Architecture) with 2 GB RAM and Mali T720 MP2 (600 Mhz Dual-Core) GPU. The performance is Great overall which provides number of graphic intensive games and multitasking run quite very well and there is no major lag at all.
QUADRANT : 9359.
ANTUTU : 21176.
NENAMARK 2 : 54fps.

BATTERY LIFE PERFORMANCE
It has a Removable Li-Pro 2500 mah battery. The battery life is very good which is given below.
BROWSING : upto 8H.
VIDEO WATCHING: upto 8:30H.
TALKTIME : upto 18H(2G) / upto 14H(3G).
STANDBY TIME: upto 520H(2G) / upto 480H(3G).

PROS
*Pretty good build quality.
*Very good display and viewing angle.
*Very good camera and video recording clarity.
*Great performance.
*USB OTG support.
*Removable battery with very good battery life.
*Very good pricing.

CONS
*No Compass sensor.
*No dedicated camera key.

OVERALL PRODUCT RATING° : 9/10.

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