Feature phones are still serving their purpose in a smartphone-dominated world. Lacking all the productivity features of their smart counterparts, they are good at what they are meant to do calling.
The Lava ARC Magic Plus is built for calling. It is a no-frills, honest-to-goodness feature phone which performs its designated tasks with no fuss while giving additional functionality. The phone price around Rs. 1,000/- in online stores.
· 1.8 inch TFT display (128 X 160 pixels), 114 PPI.
· Dimensions of 46 x 113 x 13 mm (W x H x D) weighing 64 gms.
· 800 mAh removable Li-ion battery.
· Storage expandable up to 32 GB.
· Dual SIM.
· 0.3 MP primary camera (No front camera).
· Built-in FM radio and torch light.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü Built-in FM radio.
ü Expandable storage up to 32 GB.
û No front camera.
û Limited phone book.
û Small screen with low resolution.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Lava ARC Magic+ Handset
· User Manual
The Lava ARC Magic Plus is a classic candy bar design phone. It is available in two color combinations Black-Blue and Black-Red. The entire handset is made of plastic with a matte black body. There is a splash of color on the chin of the phone, either blue or red, which extends to the bottom part of the back side of the phone. This gives it a cheerful look. There is nothing on the backside except the camera and the LED flash housed in a pill-shaped enclosure. There is no opening for the loudspeaker.
On the front of Lava ARC Magic Plus, mobile is the small 1.8 inch LCD color display. Under the screen are the two action keys, call answer and hang up keys, 4-direction navigation button, and an Ok button. The right action key also acts as a shortcut to the built-in torch light. The alpha-numeric keypad is well spaced out and keys easy to press with support for English and Devanagari characters.
The Lava ARC Magic Plus has a small 1.8 inch non-touch TFT display with a resolution of 128 x 160 pixels. The combination of a small display and low resolution makes the display somewhat difficult to read. But for its day-to-day tasks, it is quite sufficient.
The Lava ARC Magic Plus sports a 0.3 megapixels primary camera clicking images with a resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. It also has a LED flash for low light photography situations. The camera is sufficient for clicking casual photos. There is no front camera for clicking selfies or making video calls.
The Lava ARC Magic Plus is an able performer and zips through everyday tasks with ease. The ability to play music and videos, along with the FM radio and the torch light, gives it extra utility for the people who desire so. The built-in storage can be increased up to 32 GB. The regular size dual SIM cards work on GSM network. There is no support for 3G and 4G networks.
The 800mAh removable battery powers the phone for a long time. An easily swappable battery is a plus point in these times of sealed and inaccessible batteries. If the battery runs out, it can be easily swapped out with a fresh one.
The Lava ARC Magic Plus, with its expandable storage and ability to play music and videos, is a good value-for-money feature phone. The colourful chain gives it character and enables it to stand out in the crowd. All-in-all this is an able, cost-effective phone with a long battery life and excellent call quality.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.