Lava Z50 Pro 4g Review 13,990 Nairas Smartphone

lava z50 pro

Lava z50 pro is another smartphone that caught my eye. In February 2018 lava released the lava z50 followed by the pro version.
I know I wrote an article about olla m8 being the cheapest 4g smartphone, but all that changed now because I just got the lava z50 pro smartphone for 13,990 Nigerian nairas.

Although the lava z50 pro is a little old and was been sold for 24,000 Nigerian nairas then when it was first launched but now the price has dropped drastically to 13,990. This may be due to it being a little bit old and also running on android 8 version.
Quick one, let’s look at the specification of lava z50 pro.

Design
The lava z50 have a beautiful design, at the top left of the phone is a 2.0mp camera, the earpiece at the center, a front flash and sensor at the right top of the screen. Below the screen is its navigation buttons the lava z50 and pro screen to body ratio does not look too good to me.

At the back of the smartphone is a 5mp camera, a flashlight below the camera and also a loudspeaker at the middle down of the smartphone. At the upper side of the smartphone is the USB space and also the earphone jack.

Camera
The lava z50 pro smartphone have a 5mp rear camera and also a 2.0 front camera. I took some pictures with it and it was amazing I never expected the camera to be this sharp. The picture would have been much better if the pixel is a little bit higher.

Mobile Category

(Front camera sample)

lava z50 pro front camera test

(Back camera sample)

lava z50 pro back camera test
lava z50 pro back camera test
lava z50 pro rear camera test at night with enough light in my room

Hardware and software
The lava z50 Pro smartphone comes with a MediaTek MT6737M processor and runs on a quad-core 1.1 GHz cortex A53, which looks a little low compared to the regular quad 1.3ghz processors from its counterparts.


The lava z50 pro comes with a Mali T720MP2 GPU, I tested few light games like angry birds 2 and contra they all run well. I am very sure this smartphone will run the modern combat 5 without issues as some games graphics and properties are been reduced or high depending on your chipset.


Let’s not forget the storage space of the lava z50 pro, the z50 pro comes with an 8GB ROM and a 1GB ram. I was expecting something higher like the regular 16GB storage and a 2GB ram. yes, I said so because, the lava z50 and z50 pro have the same storage size which looks disappointing to me, I mean this is a pro version we are supposed to see at least changes on the storage size.
When it comes to software the lava z50 pro comes with android 8.0 go edition, this means it was built lite, and all gapps (google application) runs on lite version, making it fast and stable.

Connectivity
lava z50 pro comes with a USB port for charging and data transmission, wifi, Bluetooth, 3.5mm headphone jack, hotspot. when it comes to the mobile network the lava z50 pro comes with a 2g, 3g and 4g internet connection. I think the 4g network is the selling point of this smartphone because it is very hard to get a 4g smartphone for that amount. I hope you aren’t expecting me to include the 5g service for that amount? No way.

Battery
If you are in Africa you will notice the persistence increase in battery sizes from different phone manufacturers when it comes to producing smartphones for African countries. This is due to power issues in Africa. In the case of lava z50 pro, it is a little bit different as the z50 pro comes with an average 2,500mah battery size, which is a little bit smaller than olla m8 pro.
I always emphasis on this ” A 4g smartphone with less than 3000mah doesn’t look too good” unless it is going for a cheaper amount.

What is inside the box

There is a USB cord, headphone, charger, manual all this are inside the box of lava z50 pro.

inside the box of lava z50 pro

Lava z50 pro full specifications

GENERAL


SIM
Dual Sim (4G + 4G*) [Only 1 SIM at a time can be 4G]


TOUCH SCREEN
Yes


CALL FEATURES
Vibration on call connection, Auto call recording


HANDSET COLOR
Gold, Black


IN SALES PACKAGE
USB Cable, Charger, Warranty Card, Battery, Headset, Handset, Screen Guard & Plastic Case


PLATFORM


OPERATING FREQ

GSM: 900, 1800 WCDMA: 900, 2100MHz 4G VoLTE: 850 MHz, 1800 MHz, 2100 MHz, 2300 MHz, 2500 MHz, VoLTE enabled
OS
Android™ Oreo™ (Go edition)


USER INTERFACE
Stock Android with 3 System languages available (Hindi, English, Bangla and Urdu). Input keyboard available in 22 Indian languages


JAVA
No


PROCESSOR
1.1GHz Quad Core Processor


DISPLAY


SIZE
(5.0″)


RESOLUTION
FWVGA
COLOR
16M


OTHER DISPLAY FEATURES
TN


CAMERA


PRIMARY CAMERA
Yes, 2MP with LED flash


SECONDARY CAMERA
Yes, 5MP with Front LED flash


FLASH
LED in Front and Rear


VIDEO RECORDING
Yes


HD RECORDING
Yes


ZOOM
Yes, Digital Zoom


OTHER CAMERA FEATURES
Still Image – Real-time Bokeh in Camera preview as well, Face beauty, Funny Cam, HDR, Super Night, Video Beauty, Filter, Template, Panaroma, GIF Mode, Intelligent Selfie, Sound Picture, Child Mode
Video – Video beauty, Time Lapse
Video Callling using 3rd Party Applications – Funny Cam, Front LED Flash On/Off, Video Beauty

ADDITIONAL FEATURES
2.5D Curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass


BATTERY


TYPE
2500mAh Li-Polymer battery with Super Power Saver Mode


MEMORY


INTERNAL
8GB ROM


EXPANDABLE MEMORY
Expandable upto 64GB


INTERNAL MEMORY FOR USER
5.5GB


RAM
1GB DDR3 RAM with 15% Additional Free RAM as compared to Nougat, 7.0 Devices


ADDITIONAL FEATURES
Files Go that helps you free up space, find files faster, and share files offline without using any data.


INTERNET


INTERNET FEATURES
Google Play Store, Gmail Go, Youtube Go, Google Go, Assistant, Maps Go, Files Go, Whatsapp, Facebook Lite


NAVIGATION
Yes


PREINSTALLED BROWSER
Yes, Google Chrome and Venus Browser


GPRS
Yes


EDGE
Yes


3G
Yes

4G Yes


WIFI
Yes


USB CONNECTIVITY
Yes


TETHERING
Yes

GPS SUPPORT
Yes


BLUETOOTH
Yes


AUDIO JACK
3.5mm Headset


MULTIMEDIA AND MUSIC PLAYER
Yes


VIDEO PLAYER
Yes


FM
Yes


RINGTONE
Yes


OTHERS


CALL MEMORY
Unlimited


SMS MEMORY
Unlimited


PHONE BOOK MEMORY
Unlimited


SENSORS
Accelerometer, Proximity and Light Sensor

What i love about the lava z50 pro

4g service: The lava z50 pro comes with a 4g service which is fast when browsing. No one will expect a 4g internet service for a phone that cheap, i didnt believe it at first when i placed the other.

Nice camera: Although the rear camera 5 mega pixel is below average but i still get a good shot from it.

Good performance: It was fast and also comes with android Go edition

Very affordable: I placed an order last week and now my friend wants it. since it is very affordable they want to have a test of its 4g service as most known phone manufacturers in Nigeria are known for high price tag when it comes to 4g service.

Beautiful design: appart from the bad body to screen ratio of this smartphone, the design looks catchy expecially the back.

What I don’t like about the lava z50 pro

Low ram: Although i got my first android 512mb smartphone which was tecno p3 for 12,500 nigerian naira it would have been nice if it came with a 1.5gb or 2gb ram.

Bad night captures: its very hard to take pictures at night with the lava z50 pro because, it hardly catch pictures from far, you have to be very close or stay in a place where there is light like the picture i took above.

Not so good screen to body ratio: The spaces above and below of the screen of the smartphone would have been adjusted. From the picture below you could see the wasted spaces, it would have looked small and handy if the space was managed well.

lava z50 body to screen ratio

Where to buy lava z50 pro in Nigeria

Jumia 13,800 Nigerian naira

Konga N/A

Are you using lava z50 pro or lava z50? please tell us your experience so far in the comment section.

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