Lava Z62: smartphone features at the price of a smartphone

The front is rated at 5MP and the rear at 8MP, and both have an LED flash.

Last month, Indian mobile phone company Lava International used a unique strategy to sell its new smartphone, the Z62. Called the “Throw away your TV offer,” it invited people to sign up on the Z62 webpage and trade in their old TV for this new phone. Now, a smartphone and a TV are not interchangeable devices, yet the company claimed that “thousands of entries were received within minutes of the recording going live.”

There can be several reasons for this; for one, old, unsaleable televisions lying in the homes of these “interested” people – it’s a human tendency to try and grab anything “seemingly free”. But it is also true that there is a portion of people who apparently do not buy TVs. see the decrease.

Getting back to the device, the Z62 – obviously a fraction of the size of an average TV – has a six-inch screen, comes with a dedicated Google Assistant button (you can access a variety of apps and features using voice control), has an attractive gradient finish design, and is powered by a 3380mAh battery. Although it only costs Rs 6,060, it has some premium features like face unlock.

Cameras, as you would expect from a phone at this price point, are average. The front is rated at 5MP and the rear at 8MP, and both have an LED flash. However, even these cameras can focus on the object while keeping the background out of focus and have a cool effect where the object is in color and the background is black and white.

The screen is bright and reproduces just the right colors. As expected, in the box you don’t get any headphones, but you can pair the phone with a decent set of headphones or earbuds and the resulting media experience is pretty good for an Rs 6 device. 060. The battery can run the Z62 for a day and a half of regular use, and at least a full day of heavy use (such as watching consecutive feature films). Its RAM is only 2 GB, so multitasking is quite a task. The best thing about the Z62 isn’t that it’s an exceptional device, or that it can replace a TV, or that it has specs like Face Unlock, it’s that you get smartphone features for the price of a feature phone, which is Rs 6,060. And that, for some, is a godsend.

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