Lava Blaze Curve 5G Review – Pros and Cons, Verdict | 91mobiles

Unlike many of its competitors, Lava takes a modest approach to its smartphone launches. The domestic smartphone maker offers a limited number of devices, many of which, especially the Blaze series, prove to be quite attractive. A recent add-on to this lineup is lava blaze curve 5g – Price less than Rs 18,000. It competes against popular smartphones in the market like redmi note 13 ,Review) And realme 12,

Read this Lava Blaze Curve 5G review for details on the smartphone's real-world performance, camera capabilities, battery life, and more.

Decision

The Lava Blaze Curve 5G is an attractive buy for anyone looking for an affordable smartphone for multimedia purposes. Apart from its vibrant display and stereo speakers, the handset offers an attractive design, reliable performance and reliable battery life. The phone's cameras may not be one of the best, but This shouldn't deter users whose main priority is outside of photography.

Design and performance

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The Lava Blaze Curve 5G probably earns its name because of its curved screen design, which helps it stand out among the sea of ​​flat-screen smartphones within the segment. This feature not only enhances its aesthetic appeal but also contributes to a smoother profile than its counterparts, although it does make it a little slippery to hold. The latter can be countered with a case. The rear panel of the smartphone has a layer of glass over the plastic chassis. The glass has a matte finish, providing a premium look and feel while effectively warding off fingerprints and smudges.

The power button and volume rocker are placed on the right side of the phone and can be accessed without resorting to finger gymnastics. For I/O, the handset has a USB Type-C port at the bottom for charging and data transfer along with a speaker grille. The speaker placed on the top edge helps in providing stereo output. Audio gets loud enough, although it lacks clarity at maximum volume. For security, the handset features an in-display fingerprint scanner. Except for one that seems a little too low, I didn't face any other issues with the scanner, which takes a fraction of a second to unlock the device.

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The Lava Blaze Curve 5G features a center punch-hole 6.72-inch AMOLED display with FHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate, and 800 nits peak brightness. The bezels may not be very thin, but they don't interfere with the overall viewing experience, which is quite impressive for the price. The colors look vibrant and contrast with the deep black. The handset is Widevine L1 certified, which means it can stream content from streaming platforms in FHD resolution.

Random touch issues typically associated with curved screens are present, but shouldn't significantly hinder your experience. What may hinder your experience is the relatively low sunlight legibility. You may have some trouble reading text on the screen in direct sunlight.

camera

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The Lava Blaze Curve 5G camera setup includes a 64MP main sensor, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP macro unit. The images aren't particularly impressive, but should be enough for casual users, especially images taken in well-lit environments. Although dynamic range may appear low, color calibration looks good. Additionally, the handset often overexposes shots, resulting in blurry details.

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Ultrawide images provide a wider 120-degree field of view but suffer from color distortion and reduced sharpness. The 2MP macro sensor also doesn't deliver promising results. In adverse lighting conditions, the camera's performance degrades, making it a less than ideal choice for photography. The front camera of the phone has a 32MP sensor for selfie and video calling. It captures images with good display of facial details and almost accurate skin tones. Additionally, portraits turn out well, with good depth of field and attractive edge detection.

Display and Software

The Lava Blaze Curve 5G performs admirably thanks to its MediaTek Dimensity 7050 SoC, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB or 256GB of storage. Since there is no microSD card slot on the device, storage will have to be a forethought. The handset scored 5,75,509 points on AnTuTu. Additionally, on Geekbench, it scored 1,103 points on the single-core test and 2,628 points on the multi-core test. These are respectable benchmark scores for a smartphone priced under Rs 20,000 and even better than its rival Redmi Note 13.

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Everyday use is very easy on this smartphone. Lava Blaze Curve does not stutter or freeze while scrolling, browsing and multitasking. As far as gaming is concerned, the handset successfully handled graphically intensive games like Call of Duty, BGMI and Real Racing 3 with medium graphics settings. There was a slight increase in temperature after each game, about five degrees, which is acceptable since this is not a performance-focused smartphone. A CPU throttle test with 50 threads for 30 minutes shows that the smartphone can run at 89 percent of its peak performance when stressed. This means that the handset should run smoothly even under heavy load.

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Lava Blaze Curve 5G runs on Android 13 OS out of the box. The platform may be a bit old, but you get close to the stock Android experience without any third-party apps pre-installed. Even the proprietary Lava apps are limited. Additionally, the lack of ads and push notifications makes the device easier to use and navigate. The handset is expected to get at least two major software updates, with the Android 14 update expected to arrive later this year.

Battery and Charging

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To keep the lights on, there's a 5,000mAh battery with 33W fast charging support. A compatible charger is included in the box, which can fill an almost empty battery to 100 percent in a little over an hour. After full charge the handset can last the whole day. Running our 4K YouTube test at 50 percent brightness and volume levels for half an hour resulted in only a 5 percent battery drop. The handset achieved a good score of 16 hours and 39 minutes in the PC Mark battery test.

final call

Editor's Rating: 7.5/10

reason to buy

  • The handset features a curved screen design, which helps it stand out among the sea of ​​flat-screen smartphones within the segment.
  • The display offers a clear visual experience with vibrant colors and high contrast ratio.
  • Everyday use is easy on this smartphone, and the software is close to stock Android.
  • The handset lasts a whole day with regular use on a single charge.

reason not to buy

  • The cameras are good, but not as impressive as some of its counterparts.
  • The handset runs on the slightly older Android 13 OS out of the box.

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