Lava is a well known and a successful brand name known for their affordable yet stylish phones. It is a home-grown brand which delivers premium devices at scarcely believable prices. It is among the few manufacturers who still produce and sell feature phones in large numbers.
The Lava KKT Star 2 in one such offering from their line-up. This phone is characterized by a wraparound back with a bright yellow colour which is reminiscent of the Nokia’s Lumia 620 series phones. It sports a big bright display and is available for Rs. 1,359/- in online stores. The phone works on the 2G network, which means no social media and no video calls. Let us move ahead and find out more in detail about this device.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Lava KKT Star 2 Handset
· Warranty Card and Manuals
The Lava KKT Star 2 is a youthful looking device, especially in the yellow colour finish. The back door of the device wraps around the edges and fits beautifully. The back door features a highly polished glossy finish. The back is plain except for Lava branding at the bottom and the camera and speaker grill cut-outs. The camera and flash are encased in a black rectangular enclosure which provides a nice contrast to the plain back. The edges of this enclosure are raised slightly and protrude a little bit out of the back. The speaker grill is made up of two horizontal strips with curved edges and is painted to match the colour of the back door.
On the front of Lava KKT Star 2 is the 2.4-inch QVGA display which is quite bright and the colours are well-saturated. The two action buttons are situated directly below the display along with the call receive and call end buttons, the four-way navigation key, the OK button and the alpha-numeric keypad. The right action key also acts as a shortcut for the LED light. The keypad displays Devnagri characters along with English alphabet which makes typing in Devnagri quite simple. The OK button is clad in nice and big. The keypad is made of one continuous rubber mat on which a grid is marked out to form buttons. The buttons are soft and clicky. There is no front camera.
The 2.4-inch QVGA display shows nicely saturated colours and displays ample amount of brightness. Fonts are rendered smoothly and details pop out. The display can be viewed easily in direct sunlight with no apparent strain on eyes.
The Lava KKT Star 2 has a 1.3 megapixels camera accompanied by a LED flash. The pictures shot in ample light and under ideal lighting conditions are quite good, but lack details due to the VGA resolution. The flash helps a little when clicking pictures in low light. The range of the flash is not much and the objects have to be clicked from quite close in order for the flash to illuminate it.
Overall, this is a decent camera useful for shooting casual photos. But the VGA resolution holds it back somewhat.
The Lava KKT Star 2 is a feature phone unencumbered by big display or extra smart features. This phone’s primary selling point is calling and it delivers on that aspect. The phone runs smoothly in day-to-day usage. Call quality is excellent.
The battery has a large 1800 mAh capacity. The relatively small display paired with big battery results in good battery figures. The built-in 32 MB storage can be increased up to 32 GB via a microSD card.
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The Lava KKT Star 2 is made for people who want a phone to be used exclusively for calling or people who want a secondary device in addition to their main phone. The device ticks all the right boxes for its intended user base; a long battery life, uncomplicated features, and reliability.
ü Relatively big 2.4-inch pixel-dense screen.
ü Big 1800 mAh removable Li-Ion battery.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü Wireless FM radio with recording.
ü Auto call recording.
ü Mobile Tracker.
û No support for Wireless FM
· Performance: 4 star
· Value for Money: 4 Stars.