IRIS X8 - Latest Offering from Lava

Lava has recently launched its latest smartphone IRIS X8. The hugely popular IRIS X sub brand has now received a new member into its fold. Here are a few sneak peak details in this article.


Lava has been trying to strengthen its smartphone base over the last couple of years. After careful market research, they have now come up with the new X8 which boasts of an excellent multitasking ability. The phone was revealed on Flipkart just a day before and Lava launched it very next day.
Lava Iris x8


Hardware and Construction
Since it has just been launched, we need to wait for the exact spec sheet yet to be analysed. Here is a sneak peak into the specifications provided by the firm.
  • It has a 5 inch HD IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 720. The screen has a Asahi Dragontail glass protection.
  • The newest smartphone from Lava is powered by MediaTek MT6592M chipset with 1.4 GHz Octa Core processor and Mali 450MP GPU.
  • X8 has an internal memory of 16 GB expandable up to 32 GB via a MicroSD card.
  • The device has 2 GB onboard RAM.

  • The phone features an 8 MP rear camera for photography buffs.
  • The rear camera has dual LED flash, auto focus and BSI-III sensor.
  • The camera is capable of full HD video recording and has multiple modes for Panorama, HDR, Face detection, smile shot and voice capture.
  • The device also has a 3 MP front camera.

  • The new offering from Lava will run on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. Lava has however promised to upgrade it to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon.
  • It has smart wake up and gesture controls for accessing the apps easily from the lock screen.

General Features
  • On the connectivity front it has dual SIM capacity with smart swap technology. You do not need to switch off your phone to change SIM.
  • It also has 3G support, WiFi, bluetooth and OTG inbuilt.
  • Battery capacity of the device is 2500 mAh. It also comes with an Intelligent Flipcover to save the battery which allows you to access calling, Music, messaging and a few applications without switching to main screen.


Price and availability

The Lava IRIS X8 comes in two color variants, Black and White, and will be available across leading retailers and multi brand outlets from 9th February, 2015. Flipkart will be the exclusive online store for the device. The price of the device is Rs.8999.
Navin Chawla, President, Lava international said, on the sidelines of the launch, that the X8 has been designed carefully after understanding the requirements of the consumers who are looking for a good looking powerful smartphone which has the ability to multitask.


Lava is trying to take on some of the recently launched popular smartphones, Yu Yureka and Xiaomi RedMi Note with the launch of this new device. Incidentally, these two competitors are also priced almost similarly. The Octa core processor and the 2 GB RAM should go a long way in fulfilling the company's promise on the multitasking capability of the phone. To enhance its sale, Lava has tied up with Airtel to provide 500 MB free 3G/2G data for three months.

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