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Lava Iris Fuel 50 vs Micromax Unite 2 India face-off

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The budget end of the smartphone market in India is jam-packed with suitable devices and the Lava Iris Fuel 50 is a new arrival on the scene. By comparison the Micromax Unite 2 A106 released earlier this year, but is still a very popular device. We’re bringing readers a Lava Iris Fuel 50 vs. Micromax Unite 2 India face-off that focuses on the specs of these two handsets.

It’s sometimes difficult to know whether to go for a tried-and-tested device or whether to opt for the newest smartphone, so by comparing the specs you should get some idea of which will best suit you. These are both dual-SIM Android smartphones, and there are some similarities but also some differences.

Processors
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor but at the moment the chip and graphics are unspecified. The Micromax Unite 2 also has a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, namely the MediaTek MT6582, and Mali-400MP2 GPU.

Display
The Iris Fuel 50 has a 5-inch IPS LCD display with resolution of 800 x 480 while the Unite 2 has a 4.7-inch IPS LCD display with 800 x 480 resolution.

RAM and Storage
There’s 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage, expandable via microSD to 32GB for the Iris Fuel 50. The Unite 2 has 1GB of RAM and 4GB of internal storage that’s expandable to 32GB.

Camera set-up
The Lava phone has an 8-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and dual-LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing camera. The Unite 2 has a 5-megapixel rear camera with autofocus and LED flash, and a 2-megapixel front-facing unit.

Battery
The Iris Fuel 50 has a removable 3000 mAh battery and the Unite 2 has a removable 2000 mAh battery.

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Connectivity
Both phones support 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, GPRS, EDGE, and microUSB 2.0.

Operating System
Again it’s a draw here as both run Android 4.4.2 KitKat.

Dimensions and Weight
The Iris Fuel 50 measures 144.8mm x 72.9mm x 9.5mm and weighs in at 160g. The Unite 2 measurements are unspecified.

Price
The Lava Iris Fuel 50 has only just launched at Rs. 7,799. The Micromax A106 Unite 2 launched at Rs. 6,999 but we’ve seen it on sale from around Rs. 6,600.

These two handsets are pretty close in price although the Iris Fuel 50 is the more expensive of the two. However, the new Lava phone does have several advantages over the older Micromax handset. For example the Iris Fuel 50 has a larger screen, more RAM and internal storage, a better camera, and a higher capacity battery so it’s up to buyers to decide whether these bonuses are worth the amount of extra cash.

Of course there are also features to consider, for example the Unite 2 offers regional language support for up to 20 languages and English, and both phones have 3.5mm audio jack and FM radio. Ultimately buyers will also want to consider the designs, build quality and after-sales service, and it would be good to hear which you’d choose after this specs rundown.

Taking all of the above in account would your pick be the new Lava Iris Fuel 50 or the older Micromax Unite 2? We always enjoy hearing from our readers so do drop us a comment.