Lava Mobile is the latest smartphone manufacturer to make its way to Kenya. This Indian company officially entered the market last week and has a handful of devices available through e-commerce platform, Jumia. The company has a number of affordable devices from feature phones to smartphones available at different prices. The Kenyan smartphone market is getting tough and it is interesting to see new manufacturers still interested in it.
One of the smartphones the company has launched is the Lava Z81 which in Kenya is retailing at Ksh 12,000 for the 2GB version and Ksh 14,000 for the 3GB version. I have used this phone for a few days and I am impressed, I did not expect it to be any good but it is. It will be interesting to see how it competes with the other devices on the market.
Below are some of the key specifications of the Lava Z81.
Lava Z81 Specifications
|Specs||lava Z81 Specifications|
|Body||Dimensions||152.2 x 73 x 7.9 mm|
|Display||Size||5.7 inches, 18:9 ratio|
|Resolution||720 x 1440 pixels|
|Platform||Operating System||Android OS, v8.1(Oreo)|
|Chipset||Mediatek MT6761 Helio A22|
|Storage||Internal space||16/32GB, 2/3GB RAM|
|MicroSD card Slot||Yes, up to 128GB|
|Camera||Rear Facing Camera||13MP|
|Features||LED flash, HDR, panorama|
|Video Recording||Yes, up to 1080p@30fps,|
|Front facing camera||13 MP|
|Connectivity||Cellular Data||2G, 3G, 4G|
|Wi-Fi||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n , hotspot|
|Sensors||Face ID, Fingerprint scanner, accelerometer, Proximity|
|Battery||3000 mAh non-removable battery|
|Available colors||Black/Blue, Gold/Black|
|Price||Ksh 12,000 (2GB version) Ksh 14,000 (3GB version)|
And there you have it, the Lava Z81 specifications. Is this phone worth your money? Do you think the company can do anything to improve it or is it perfect? Besides this, the company plans to launch the Lava Z1, Lava Z91