Lava is a long-forgotten name in the smartphone market and was almost on the brink of extinction. The company tried to make a comeback in the entry-level segment with Lava Benco V8’s release under the Benco series. Although the Benco V8 was not successful as the company hoped, it did bring some slight impact on users to sustain them for a bit longer.
The company is now back with the latest entry-level device, Lava Benco V7, under the Benco series. The official price of Lava Benco V7 in Nepal is Rs. 9999 for the configuration of 2 GB RAM with 16 GB storage.
Lava Benco V7 Overview
Lava Benco V7 is the latest addition to the Benco series from the company, which serves the entry-level segment.
Design and Display
The benco series is initially targeted at youths, and it can be seen in the design aspect of the device. The plastic panel on the rear of the device features a gradient color design with geometric patterns, which provides it with an attractive design for the phone in this category.
Upfront, it offers a 6.1 inches IPS LCD panel with an HD resolution of 600 x 1280 pixels in an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The screen features a dewdrop notch to house the selfie camera, which is just a fancier name for a waterdrop notch.
Performance and Memory
The device is powered by the Unisoc SC9832e processor coupled with the Mali T820 GPU. It is available in the memory configuration of 2 GB RAM with 16 GB of internal memory and can be extended to 128 GB with an external SD card slot. As for the software, the device runs on Star OS 5.1, which is based on Android 9 Pie.
It features a single camera setup on both the rear and the front of the device. The rear camera features an 8 Megapixel sensor inside the camera module with an LED flash. Upfront, the selfie camera of the device is a 5 MP sensor that is used for Face Unlock. Both of these cameras feature Beautification mode, while the bokeh effect is only available in the front camera.
Battery and Other Features
It packs a 4000 mAh battery which the company claims to be enough for multi-day performance. For biometrics, the device offers Face Unlock technology which can unlock the device in claimed time of 0.4 seconds. It offers Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, MicroUSB 2.0, 3.5 mm headphone jack for the connectivity options.
Lava Benco V7 Specifications
|Body||155.3 x 73.7 mm x 9.9 mm, 183 grams|
|Display||6.1-inch IPS LCD panel, resolution of 1280 x 600, dewdrop notch, an aspect ratio of 19.5:9|
|Chipset||UniSoC Spreadtrum SC7731e|
|CPU||Quad-core with 4×ARM Cortex-A53|
|GPU||ARM Mali T820 MP1|
|RAM & Memory||2GB RAM with 32 GB storage, expandable with microSD card|
|OS||Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Rear Camera||Single 8 MP sensor, LED flash|
|Front Camera||Single 5MP sensor|
|Battery||4000mAh non-removable battery|
|Connectivity||Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microUSB 2.0|
|Color Options||Aurora Black, Rock Red, Olive Green, Maple Red|
Lava Benco V7 Price in Nepal and Availability
The official price of Lava Benco V7 in Nepal is Rs. 9,999 and is available for purchase via some authorized mobile retail stores.
|Lava Variant||Price in Nepal|
|Lava Benco V7||Rs. 9,999|
At this price segment, Lava Benco V7 competes against the Redmi Go, Nokia 2.2.