Lava Z92 Review
• Lava Z92 cost Rs. 9,999
• It sports a mediaTech helio P22 SoC and has 3GB of RAM
• 3260mAh battery gives good battery life
Lava Mobileswas slow in comparison to its rivals in 2018, launched very few smartphones in the market.
While some manufacturers were launching new models every few weeks or months, Lava launched only a handful in a year.
The company plans to launch 2019 with Z92, whose budget is Rs. Marks of 10,000 Sticking to the current trends, Lava Z92 has a knit display and is powered by MediaTek Helio P22 SoC.
Is it enough to help identify lava in this segment? We kept it for testing to find out.
Lava Z92 Design:-
Lava Z92, 9,999 is one of the better-looking smartphones for the manufacturer to come out of the stable.
It’s gorgeous, light, and good at being caught in the hand. The Z92has a larger 6.22-inch display with a footprint on top, which has a small earpiece and a selfie camera.
There are thin bezelles on its top and sides, but there is a fairly thick bottom of the display.
Lava has turned the sides, which makes Z92 comfortable to catch. It is only available in Ocean Blue, but it is still a welcome change in this price range from the usual gold and black options.
While the Glossy back looks good, it’s also a fingerprint magnet and raises the smuggling effortlessly. The lava shines a transparent case in the box, which helps keep the cloak off.
There is a fingerprint sensor on the rear with a single camera and dual-LED flash. Fingerprint sensor is good, and it is easy to reach. Lava has positioned the power and volume buttons on the right, while the SIM tray is on the left.
At the bottom, you will find a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a micro-USB port and a loudspeaker grille. Top of the phone are bare
Lava Z92 specifications and software:-
Lava Z92 is a budget smartphone with a slight specification. This MediaTek is powered by Helio P22 SoC, which we have seen to give Xiaomi Redmi 6 (8,095 (RAVU) power up to 3GB RAM and 32GB of storage.
You have the option of expanding up to 256GB thanks to a dedicated MicroSD card slot.
The 6.22-inch display has a HD + (720×1520) resolution with a small bottom and a 19: 9 aspect ratio.
Lava has used Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for safety. Lava Z92 includes 4G in connectivity options, as well as VoLTE on both Nano-SIM. Support for Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11n, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, and BDO.
Lava Z92 has a 3260mAh battery and you get a 10W charger in the box.
Android OS 8.1 runs with Lava Z92 Lava custom star OS 5.1
In terms of software, Z92 runs Android 8.1 Oreo on top with Star OS 5.1 of Lava.
There is no app drawer in it. Lava has also tweaked the icon for a quick toggle in the notification shade along with the app, which may take some time.
The UI seems to be optimized for the notch, as the notification icon has been rearranged.
Lavapreinstalled this phone with a lot of bloatware. In addition to the normal Google app, we looked at Datally (a Data Saver App), UC Browser, Paytm, Gaana, Amazon Shopping, Facebook, NewsPoint, Smart Clean and SwiftKey Keyboard. Lava Z92 also has an app named Top Charts.
Clicking on an icon here brings you to Google Play Store, so you can install the app
There are some other customizations that have been baked in Star OS 5.1. You can change the order of the buttons in the navigation bar or switch to gesture-based navigation.
There is also support for shortcut gestures like double-tap on the screen to wake the device.
You have the option to drag the alphabetical shapes on the lock screen to trigger the shortcut. Lava has entrusted three gestures to launch the camera quickly, turn on the torch, and launch the browser.
There are four others that are unassigned so that you can use them to launch any app of your selection quickly.
A three-finger swipe will capture a screenshot, you can activate the speakerphone function automatically during the call by moving the phone away from your ear, and you can flip the device to mute the incoming call .
Face detection uses a selfie camera to scan your face and unlock the smartphone.
Lava Z92 display, battery life and camera:-
Lava Z92provides good performance for day-to-day usage, and we did not observe any intervals while scrolling through the UI. However, we noticed that some apps launched relatively slowly 3GB of RAM is enough for multitasking when you open some apps, but heavy apps will kill the phone in the background.
While using this smartphone, we saw that the display had smooth access to the sun, making it easy to use outside. Fingerprint sensor is instant, and while face recognition is not the fastest, it works well.
We played games like PUBG Mobile and Asphalt 8 to measure Z92’sperformance.
PUBG runs with mobile graphics on the frame rate set on Smooth and Medium. While playing the game, we have observed the stuets on these settings.
Turning the graphics downwards reduces the amount of stammer. We can not install Asphalt 9 because it will not appear as a compatible app in the Play Store. Asphalt 8 Airborne ran fine, but in relatively less settings.
The ocean blue color looks fresh in rupees. 10,000 price clause
In AnTuTu, Lava managed to score Z92 76,816. It scored 824 and 3,587 in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests, respectively. It scored 9,888 runs in 3DMark Ice Storm Unlimited. In GFXBench’s T-Rex Test, Lava Z92 scored 11fps at 26fps and Manhattan 3.1 Test.
The 3260 mAh battery is not the biggest seen on a phone at this price point, but the power usage is kept in control. In our HD Video Loop Test, the phone managed to take 12 hours and 30 minutes. With our use, which included some photos, an active Whatsapp account and one-hour navigation using Google Maps, we were still left in the tank at the end of 24 hours with 54 percent.
While running PUBG Mobile for 30 minutes, we saw a 10 percent battery drop.
If you want the phone to be economical with the battery, you can enable power saver mode or super power saver mode. The supplied 10W charger is capable of charging the phone in 1 hour and 40 minutes, and it charges 63 percent in one hour.
Lava Z92 has a 13-megapixel single camera with f / 2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels on the rear side.
Front has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f / 2.0 aperture and 1.12-micron pixels. The camera app is very basic but there are some modes to play with it.
These include studios, AR stickers, super nights, video beauty, time laps, filters, templates, panoramas, Intelligent Selfies and Microsopter modes. The microphone mode is used to click on the macro and it gives you the slider to adjust the focus manually.
Photos taken with Lava Z92 were good for the value of the phone command. In daylight, this exposure was successful and it was able to present good details. When we zoom the images, we can still see a good amount of detail.
When we wanted to keep a Macro during shooting, we had to tap to focus, because the phone did not do it properly by itself. There was a good extension of macros, but the phone was contrary to the extent that the colors looked artificial.
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In low light, the phone granular managed to keep the noise under control without coming shots, which is really good.
However, the shutter is kept open for longer time, as a result if your hands move a bit, then a blurry shot can be shot. In dim light conditions, we observed a drop in the details of objects at some distance because they appeared flat and lacked good definition around the edges.
Studio mode can be used to take shots with a Bokeh effect that we liked, but the average of the edge was only to find out.
There is not a very good description in Selfie.
We have used Intelligent Self Mode which uses high-resolution rear camera and helps you to frame a shot with a voice prompt when you do not see it on the screen. These shots were better than estimates.
The phone does not have front flash, but when using selfie in the dark environment, the screen uses the flash as a flash. Video recording maximizes at 1080p but there is no stabilization, which results in instability.
Lava Z92does not offer any less or more for it. It has a capable processor and offers a usable experience.
Its cameras are good in daylight, but talking about macro and low-light photography, it’s not all good.
Lava launched the phone with Android Oreo and there is no communication about whether or not the company will present the Android pie upgrade.
Lava Z92 is not a bad phone, but competition offers a more powerful smartphone at the same price.
Apart from Xiaomi Redmi 6 Pro the 8,999 (Review), you should consider the Asus ZenFone Max Pro M1 (10,100 (review) and Nokia 5.1 Plus, 3 10,344 (review) before making your final decision as both of these options are recently The price has come down in value.