Not looking for a fancy flagship that costs as much as an air ticket to Europe? Lucky you, as there’s now plenty of choice in the mid range segment - devices with the kind of specs you’d happily live with on an everyday basis, and price tags that won’t force you to cancel your summer backpacking trip.
That’s what Lava’s counting on with its new Z25 and Z10. Leading the charge of this homegrown device maker’s 2017 range is the Z25.
It’s got a 5.5in HD display (covered in 2.5D glass), 64-bit quad-core processor, 4GB RAM, a 13MP rear camera (based on Sony’s IMX258 sensor) with a special night mode, an 8MP front camera (with a spotlight flash), 3020mAh battery, 32GB storage (expandable by up to 128GB), and a fingerprint sensor that can also be used to lock apps.
The Z25 runs StarOS 3.3 (sadly still Android Marshmallow), which includes support for special power saving modes and gesture-based interaction.
Then there’s the Lava Z10, which has a 5in HD display, 8MP / 5MP cameras, 2620mAh battery, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage. Like its bigger sibling, the Z10 also runs StarOS 3.3 (yes, yes, it’s based on Marshmallow).
The Z25 and Z10 both support 11 Indian languages - but what you’ll really like to hear is the one-time screen replacement warranty (valid for a year) and a 30-day replacement warranty.
Keen on getting yourself an affordable, desi-as-dal-makhani device? The Z25 will retail for ₹18,000 while the Z10 will cost you ₹11,500