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Lava launched the Iris Pro 30 back in January this year which made a decent performance in the Indian smartphone market. This further led to the launch of the upgraded version which is named Lava Iris Pro 30+. The new smartphone looks quite as same as the predecessor and the specifications have been improved a bit and has been tagged at a price of Rs. 10,499. The major change is that the internal storage has been made four fold from 4GB in Iris Pro 30 to 16GB in Iris Pro 30+. Let’s know more about this smartphone in detail.

Look and Feel

Lava Iris Pro 30+ looks much the same as the Lava Iris Pro 30. having said that, the device still carries along an impressive design. It looks somewhat on the lines of iPhone 4/4S and is pretty light and easy to hold. The back has a matte finish and thus feels good when held. Beneath the back cover are the two SIM card slots(regular and micro) and a micro SD card slot. The battery though is non-removable.

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With a display size of 4.7-inch, it can easily be held in a single hand with smooth operations. The 3.5mm audio jack is on the top of the smartphone, whereas the charging jack is at the bottom. Talking about the back, the speaker is towards the centre bottom along with the LAVA branding,

Specifications

Model Lava Iris Pro 30+
Dimensions 138.00 x 67.50 x 7.90 mm
Weight 116 g
Display 5.7-inch capacitive display, 720×1280 pixels resolution
Processor 1.5GHz  quad-core Mediatek 6589 Turbo
RAM 1 GB
Storage 16 GB internal; expandable via microSD card upto 32 GB
Camera 13 MP rear; 3MP front camera
Battery 2000 mAh battery
OS Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean)
Price Rs. 10,499

Display

The 4.7-inch display on the Lava Iris Pro 30+ is same as that of Pro 30 and hence produces a decent enough quality. Although the indoor visibility is quite good with a pixel density of 312 ppi, the outdoor viewing did pose some problems to me. Under bright sunlight, it was difficult to work on it while brightness not set to maximum. Talking about the color production and viewing angles, it is impressive for a smartphone in the mentioned price range. The One Glass solution enhances the display sharpness.

Camera- Rear and Front

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Lava Iris Pro 30+ comes with a 13MP rear camera with dual-LED flash and auto-focus. It thus produces decent clicks by offering up to 18MP resolutions. Even in low light, the images came out to be impressive. The rear camera comes with several modes like Live Photo, multi-angle shot, HDR and panaroma. It takes time to focus but eventually produces decent images.

Talking about the front camera, it is 3MP and is just about ok for taking those selfies you are fond of in the current trend of technology.

Performance

Powered by a 1.5GHz quad-core performance at a price of Rs. 11,990, you will not get much of a chance to complain of the performance of the device. Having scored an AnTuTu score of 19888, it goes pretty close to high performing smartphones like Google Nexus 4 and many others. There were hardly any lags in my term of usage. Talking from the multimedia perspective, I felt no real issues. What is good is that it does not heat up even on several hours of continuous usage.

The combination of 1GB RAM and 16GB internal memory leads to a good performance by the Lava Iris Pro 30+. It runs on Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which many might feel is a bit out-dated. However, with the specifications and the price offered, you can count this out. The battery is of 2000mAh and runs just about a day with a combined usage of Gmail, Whatsapp, normal calling and occasional gaming and YouTube.