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Lava B8 is a stylish bar shape dual SIM mobile phone with QWERTY keypad and a trackpad. It looks like Nokia phones of E-series but is quite different and runs on Chipset MTK6235. The physical dimensions of this handset stand at 108mmx63mmx13mm and it is not heavy to hold because it weighs just 109 grams. The display screen of this phone that comes with an in-built motion sensor is of average size i.e. 2.3 inches but is of TFT high resolution types and displays 262k colours. The screen is good enough to give a resolution of 240X320 pixels. The special features of the Lava B8 include torch and Indian calendar. One may also experience unique GUI with two themes on this handset.Selling at price of Rs. 5299, Lava B8 handset is available in single colour that is Black and that makes this handset look very glamorous.
Multimedia features of Lava B8 are quite cool and as such the phone includes a webcam, PC suite, image gallery and also offers privacy protection for its users. Quality of audio and music on its integrated multi format MP3 music player with music equalizers and stereo FM radio with RDS is quite a treat to the ears. The music player plays in MP3/WMA/eAAC+ formats and FM transmitter let users listen to favorite music stuff on different radio stations with use of headset as antenna. There is a 3.5mm audio jack in the phone which also has MP3 and polyphonic ringtones and vibration alert.
Lava B8 has a remarkable 3.2 Mega Pixels photo snapper to click images in great quality and true brightness. Every small detail of the expression and one’s inherent emotions are captured by this camera with digital zoom that clicks pictures in resolution of 2048X1536 pixels. The camera capably takes closer shots and also records videos that may be watched in MP4 and H2.63 formats on the video player of Lava B8.
The offered internal storage capacity of Lava B8 is 64MB which is good enough to carry 2000 phonebook entries with Blacklist and back up and 1000 SMS. For storage of other useful data, there is provision of memory expansion. An external microSD card can be placed in the handset to store additional 16GB of data and a 2GB card is already included inside this phone for sake of data storage.Vital and favourite data like videos, music etc. can be carried in this phone.
The standard Li-ion battery rated at 1400mAh is placed inside Lava B8 and is capable of giving a good battery back-up on the handset. As much as 3 hours of talk time and 720 hours of standby time can be considered as quite sufficient time to use most of the inherent features of the phone such as Internet surfing, calling and texting on this mobile handset.
Lava B8 comes with advanced and quick connection in form of GPRS and EDGE that let users browse and download stuff from Internet at approximate speed of 32-48kbps. It also has in-built WAP 2.0 and Opera Mini browser that users may fondly use for browsing and Internet surfing on this handset. Besides that, Bluetooth with A2DP exists to let them transfer data wirelessly and USB cable enables wired data transfer from compatible devices and vice-versa. GPS navigation is missing from this handset which also lacks any sensor as digital compass and only has a motion sensor.
The messaging and social networking features of Lava B8 are out-of-the-box.These features are trendy and contemporary. For instance, SMS features of Lava B8 include scheduled SMS and SMS blacklist. Predictive text input and QWERTY keypad improves speed of texting for benefit of users. MMS and E-mails can also be easily sent and received on this handset. However, the highlight remains its integrated social networking services. There is Facebook and Twitter apps on Lava B8 along with instant messaging (IM chat) with multiple clients. There are Nimbuzz, Snaptu, pre-installed search engines and chat features on this handset which also boasts Push E-mail feature as well.
Users of Lava B8 are bound to admire its dual SIM capabilities that is supported only on 2G GSM network that is in dual bandwidth of 850/1 900 MHz. The incoming & outgoing call quality is good and it is expected that one gets clear signals on this network in all areas and in all configurations of the phone. Lava B8 does not boast3G network support.
Lava B8 enjoys JAVA support and also offers for amusing its users some really good JAVA based games. Games are good in number and good enough to keep users away from boredom in leisure time.
Lava B8 is a dual SIM phone with good multimedia functionality and looks stylish too in its Black colour and with its QWERTY keypad and trackpad. There is PC suite, webcam, 3.2 MP camera, stereo FM radio, stereo Bluetooth with A2DP and MP3 music player in the phone. The social networking is quite good on the phone too, with integration of Facebook, Twitter, Snaptu and Nimbuzz. Lava A8 supports GPRS/EDGE, Instant Messaging & Opera Mini Browser. Lava B8 is a stylish phone that can be fetched at an economical price of 5299 INR.
Lava B8 lacks 3G support and that makes Internet work a bit slow. There is lack of colour options with this phone.[ - ] collapse
Lava B8 General
|Global Launch Date||Nov 15, 2010|
Lava B8 Standard Battery Features
|Talk Time||Up to 3 hours (2G)|
|StandBy Time||Up to 720 hours (2G)|
Lava B8 Camera Features
|Mega Pixel||3.2 MP|
|Camera Resolution||2048x1536 pixels|
|Digital Zoom||Digital zoom|
Lava B8 Sound Settings
|Ringtones||Vibration, Polyphonic, MP3|
Lava B8 Connectivity Options
|2GNetworkBands||GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz | GSM 900 / 1800 Mhz|
Lava B8 Additional Features