Meanwhile, a $40 phone with 256MB RAM and 3.5-inch screen


We’ve been discussing the high-end phones and the flagships here at GizChina, but India’s Lava today launched a rather entry-level (for the lack of a more suiting word) phone in the Iris 325.

The device costs 2,599 INR (US$41), and features specifications which are perhaps second to your first ever Android phone. It has a 3.5-inch screen (480 x 320 pixels), a dual-core processor (of unspecified make, presumably an MT6572 variant), 256MB of RAM and 512MB of on-board storage, out of which 200MB is available for apps.

Now, this doesn’t sound like something that could even make for a decent secondary phone, but Lava is perhaps targeting a whole other market with this one. The phone does camera too; it has a 2 mega-pixel sensor on the rear and a VGA front (despite lacking support for 3G networks — it’s certainly only for your selfies).

The phone runs Android KitKat out of the box, which is perhaps more of a need than anything else. This is certainly one of the more non-interesting phones that have launched in the otherwise very ‘happening’ Indian smartphone scene. A good example of a more interesting phone could be the Yu Yureka which we recently reviewed.

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5 Comments

  1. Yeti hand
    March 10, 2015

    hmmmm I guess the DEA didn’t do its job properly…

  2. Guaire
    March 10, 2015

    What’s the cost of 1GB RAM plus 4GB internal storage?

  3. ARUN SUBRAMANIAN
    March 11, 2015

    This phone is an insult to the illiterate consumer who will buy it.

  4. Xalis
    March 11, 2015

    I love how GizChina publicly mocked and encouraged readers to mock Catee/1949deal when they tried to send one of their low entry phones with 512MB of RAM, 4GB ROM and a 5.5″ display to GizChina, and now GizChina makes this crap phone a news piece.

    Great consistence, by the way I got one of those cheap Catee phones and they are actually pretty good, $45 dollars for a MT6572, 512MB RAM, 4GB ROM, 4.5″ IPS display, retroiluminated buttons and the LOUDEST speaker ever, with a stable software.

  5. WeskerRazer
    March 11, 2015

    Finally normal size smartphone!