The Lava P7 Plus (also denoted as Lava P7+) has been launched by Lava in August 2016 as an enhancement to its P7 that made its entry in January of the same year.
Although the handset is listed on the company’s website, the manufacturer has not given any indication as to when the device will actually be available. While most features of the Lava P7 have undergone enhancements in the P7 Plus, some aspects have been totally done away with altogether. The Plus smartphone is a 3G dual micro SIM handset that supports dual stand by option. Some interesting highlights of the device are auto call recording, flip to mute and vibration on call connection.
Dimensions, Weight and Body Material
The Lava gadget comes in a size of 143.5 x 71.8 x 8.9 mm and is quite sleek. Weighing pretty close to 144 grams, the Lava P7 Plus is not bulky or heavy either. Following the standard trend adopted by low budget smartphones, the P7+ is encased in a fully plastic body. The handset comes in color choices of gold for metallic shade lovers and gray for those who prefer the ordinary. Although the corners are curved, the device appears to be slightly rectangular at the edges.
Screen Display, Pixel Resolution and Density
Like the earlier Lava P7, the upgraded P7 Plus sports a 5-inch IPS HD screen. The screen has a pixel resolution of 1280 x 720 and a pixel density of 294ppi. However, a bit of disappointment on the screen front is that the Corning Gorilla scratch-resistant glass in the earlier P7 has been foregone in the P7+. Instead, a 2.5D curved glass display has been used as an enhancement the normal display. With a display area of 67.11%, the device has a standard aspect ratio of 16:9. Added to this, the IPS HD display assures you of enhanced sharpness and color reproduction.
Primary and Secondary Cameras
In the optics department, both the rear and front shooters make use of a LED flash each. Equipped with a CMOS sensor, the 8MP primary snapper depicts 3264 x 2448 image resolution and 1280 x 720 video resolution for the 720p videos recorded at 30 fps. On the front, the 5MP camera makes use of an 84 degree wide angle lens that make it very easy to capture a group selfie. Images captured with this shooter have 2560 x 1920 resolution and the 30 fps recorded videos portray 640 x 480 resolution. Key highlights of the two snappers of the Lava P7 Plus include intelligent selfies, smart gestures, grid, sound pictures, night pro, photo timer and picture focus. The HD videos are recorded by the two cameras in MP4 format.
Hardware, Memory and Software Under the Hood
The exactname of the central and graphics processors used is not yet known. However, the website listing indicates the presence of a quad core processor clocking at 1.3GHz. With 1GB RAM, multitasking is quite smooth and seamless making the whole process of working with your P7+ enjoyable.In terms of storage, the device will provide 8GB ROM as onboard storage. With the help of a memory card, you can make this bigger by an extra 64GB.
What is truly worth noting is that the Lava P7 Plus comes preloaded with Android 6.0 Marshmallow straight out of the box. Unlike many other handsets, there is no additional user interface other than the one offered by Android.
Battery and Battery Life
The Lava device comes with a Li-Polymer 2,500 mAh battery. The app standby feature present in the Marshmallow version of Android plays a pivotal role in extending the battery life. Added to this, the power saver mode introduced in the P7+ assures you of retaining the charge on your gadget for a longer time when the smartphone is fully charged. According to the manufacturer’s claims, you should be able to avail close to 25 hours of talk time on a single charge.
Connectivity and Sensor Options
With the Lava P7 Plus, you will definitely have no dearth of connectivity options. The noteworthy modes are 2G/3G, FM Radio, Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0 and microUSB, 3.5 mm audio jack, GPRS/EDGE, GPS and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n and hotspot).
As for sensors, the smartphone comes integrated with an ambient light sensor, a proximity light sensor and a proximity sensor.