Lava V5 was released in the month of January and was made available for the same month for Rs. 11,299. Lava has been making affordable handsets in India from 2009 and also has a separate brand dubbed as Xolo. The handset comes with a 5.5 inch HD (720 x 1280 pixels) IPS display with the protection of Corning Gorilla Glass 3 and it is powered by a quad-core MediaTek processor clocked at 1.3 GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM and Mali-T720MP2 GPU. This V5 from Lava will be available across most of the offline stores and is also available exclusively via eBay India.
Below are the tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful if you are planning to get one.
To insert an SIM card on Lava V5, the company has provided a slot on the back. Power off the device and remove the back cover to view the battery and other SIM slots. Now place the SIM cards according to the instructions given and the device is ready to be used.
Lava V5 supports two Nano SIMs. Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it. Dual SIM feature has made life easier and thankfully this device supports it.
The device comes with a 5.5 inch 720 x 1280 p IPS display that gives out a pixel density of 267 PPI. Considering it as a budget device, this resolution is decent enough.
There are other sensors like Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Gyro and Barometer. These sensors make the usage of the device easier. These are the conventional sensors that are available on most of the midrange devices.
The device comes with an onboard memory of 16 GB out of which 11.4 GB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied for the system software.
The device runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out of the box based on Star OS 2.0. The company has promised the Marshmallow update, and we can expect it to reach the device very soon.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot. The device comes with an onboard memory of 16 GB so; an external SD card support is a must. Nowadays, everyone stores a lot of date on their smartphones, and so we need big storage space.
The device comes with an LED sensor just beside the speaker on the top. This notifies whenever there is a notification or a charging cable inserted. This is an easier way to get all the notification without missing any import message or alert.
No, Lava V5 cannot capture 4K videos with the 13MP camera available on the rear. 4K video capturing is available on most of the high-end devices or camera centric devices only.
Like most of the devices, the user needs to hold on to the power button and the volume down button simultaneously to take a screenshot. You can also scroll down from the quick settings to view the screenshot as soon as it is captured.
Lava V5 has a 13 MP Autofocus camera on the rear(3M2 ISOCELL Samsung sensor), and it is supported by a 8 MP camera on the front to provide high-quality video calling. Moreover, a camera has been a must feature on every smartphone in the market, and many are looking for a decent camera for taking photos. The rear camera also has the features like, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, face/smile detection and panorama.
Yes, to check if any Android update is available on Lava V5, just go to the settings of the device and we can find an option about phone. Now tap on the System update option and you can find if there is any update available for the device by clicking on check for updates. If there is an update available, you need to download it and install and make sure the battery on it is more than 50% before starting the installation process.
For changing the wallpaper on the device, go to the settings and the click on the display option available under the device section. Now you can find the Wallpaper option that can be tapped and selected accordingly. These wallpapers can be selected from Gallery, or you also have the option of setting Live wallpapers that are battery consuming.
Yes. The device supports 4G LTE connectivity even after being a mid-range device. 4G connectivity is a must for all the devices that come to the market as the customers are looking forward to faster browsing speeds and connectivity. Since most of the Network providers are providing LTE connectivity, all the devices should be possessing decent browsing speeds.
To reset the Lava V5, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other data.
The Lava V5 is powered by a healthy Li-Po 3000 mAh battery inside it. This should be good enough for the device to last an entire day easily with ordinary usage. The battery delivers up to 260 hours of standby on 3G and talk time up to 27 h 17 min on 2G and 28 h on 3G.
Yes, the back cover of the device can be removed, and we can see the battery as well as other important slots once the cover is removed.
Yes, the device supports On The Go drive that lets you store data externally or transfer data quickly to the system or vice versa. This feature is found in almost all the devices since data transfer eats up a lot of time and OTG drive simplifies the task. We have tested it on 16 GB OTG drive, and the device was working well.
The device comes with 3 GB of RAM out of which around 1.6 GB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other applications pre-installed in it.
It is easy to activate the screen pinning option on the device, open the Settings and click on Lock screen & security option. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on your device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application on your device by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
To activate the Super power saving mode on this device, go to the settings and tap on the battery option. Here you have the option as power saving mode; wherein you need to toggle it to turn on. By this way you can turn on the feature and the battery on the device can be saved.
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button. The theme is successfully implemented in your device.
So these are the tips and tricks of Lava V5 smartphone and do comment in our PhoneRadar forum for more updates and queries.