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Is the Lava Blaze Curve 5G worth to buy? Exploring Display, Design, and Performance, save up to 20%


Lava Blaze Curve 5G Review
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Lava Blaze Curve 5G Review: Smartphones with display are negligible and Lava can take the lead from others on this basis. Indian brand 'Lava' launched the Blaze Curve 5G smartphone earlier this month. After about a month of use, I do not mind writing that Lava is trying its best to regain its lost 'shine' and it seems that the company has the power to do so. In the under Rs 20 thousand category, curved AMOLED displays, and premium design-like elements make the Blaze Curve 5G stand out from the crowd. But the real challenge of 'Lava' is Chinese brands like Xiaomi, Realme, Vivo, and Oppo. Can Lava Blaze Curve 5G win people's hearts? Let's find out in this review.

    Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Price in India

    Two variants of the Lava Blaze Curve 5G smartphone have been launched. The 8GB+128GB model is priced at Rs 17,999. The 8GB+256GB model is priced at Rs 18,999. The sale of the phone started on March 11. It can be purchased from Lava E-store, Amazon, and retail stores. The phone has been brought in Viridian and Iron Glass colors.

    Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Design and Display

    We reviewed the Iron Glass model of the Lava Blaze Curve 5G. The design of the phone can 'win hearts' and give the device a premium and attractive look. It has tough glass in the back, which has the protection of a matte finish, and Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The company claims that it can save itself from breaking down when the phone falls. I didn't drop the phone, but it sounded. Fingerprints do not appear on the matt finish, which eliminates the chances of getting dirty without a cover phone. I did not see any vulgarity in the design of Lava the Blaze Curve 5G.

    Three camera bumps in the top are engraved in a triangle shape, in which 3 rear cameras are fitted and LED flash is given separately. There is a power button and volume rocker on the right side of the phone. Their positioning was fine for me. During use, it did not happen that the finger went on the volume rocker instead of the power button. The left side of the Lava Blaze Curve 5G is empty.

    Type-C port, SIM tray, and microphone are found in the bottom. There are two stereo speakers at the top and bottom. They support Dolby Atmos. With this jugalbandi, the speakers generate good sound, but the sound starts bursting slightly at full volume.

    There is no 3.5mm headphone jack in this phone. To fill this deficiency, a USB Type-C connector is provided in the box. Another thing that is missing is the option of inserting an SD card. Its lack can be felt in 128 GB variants. The box also has a 33W charger, C-type data cable, SIM ejector tool, and TPU cover.

    The four corners of the Blaze Curve 5G are curved, that is, it is a device with curved edges. The phone makes a grip on the hand and does not fade quickly. The weight of 189 grams puts it in the category of lightweight device. There is no problem when used with one hand. The frame of the phone is glossy and matches the design.

    The curved display of the Blaze Curve 5G makes the phone look sleek. The punch hole at the top of the display is small. The display chin is thin so that the screen covers the entire phone.

    The design of Blaze Curve 5G is a direct message to Chinese companies that now Indian brands also have the power to give premium design in the mid-range and Lava is no less in this matter.

    Now talk about the phone's display, the Blaze Curve 5G has a 6.67-inch Full HD Plus AMOLED display. It has a resolution of 1080x2400 pixels and a refresh rate of 120Hz. By giving a curved display, Lava has introduced the Blaze Curve 5G as a trendy device. Sharp and punchy colors emerge on the screen. However, the peak brightness could have been more than 800 nits.

    Many times, it was difficult to see the visuals during the use of the sun. There was no problem with indoor use. Having a 120Hz refresh rate gives a smooth feeling to the eyes during scrolling. According to me, it would be better to keep the refresh rate in auto mode, it saves battery.

    Lava Blaze Curve 5G Review
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    For about a month, I read e-papers on this device. Watch YouTube videos. The experience was good. Blaze Curve 5G also has Widevine L1 certification i.e. online content can be seen in the best resolution on OTT apps like Netflix. I watched 2 episodes of 'Looter' on Disney Hotstar and the display of Blaze Curve 5G satisfied me.

    Its 'in-display fingerprint sensor' unlocks the device faster. It would have been nice if its placement was slightly higher in the display. Curved in under 20 thousand rupees

    Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Specifications and Software

    The Lava Blaze Curve 5G is powered by MediaTek's Dimensity 7050 processor. The review unit I received had 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB storage. With the help of free storage of the phone, the RAM could be increased to 8GB. Connectivity options include 5G, 4G, Bluetooth 5.2, FM radio, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n/ac/ax Wi-Fi6, OTG support, as well as accelerometer, ambient light sensor, magnetometer, and proximity sensor.

    The Lava Blaze Curve 5G smartphone runs on the UI based on the Android 13 operating system. It is a bit old in the era of Android 14, but the stock offers an Android experience. You can also understand this in such a way that their custom OS works on Android in other smartphones, while Google's Pure Android works in Blaze Curve 5G. Because of this, unnecessary ads and push notifications do not come. There is no hassle of bloatware. Lava's apps were also installed very little, and the phone felt like its own. The company has given 2 Android upgrades and security updates for 3 years.

    This means that Android 14 and later OS will also come in this phone. The biggest feature of pure Android is that it is easy to understand and run. There are a lot of shortcuts, which make the task faster. I liked the Always on Display feature. With this, I was able to see notifications in addition to time, date, and battery percentage without unlocking the phone.

    Dual app support for WhatsApp, Facebook, Instagram, and Messenger is also on this phone i.e. 2 WhatsApp can be run simultaneously in Lava Blaze Curve 5G.

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    Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Performance, Battery

    The PhonPhone is powered by a MediaTek Dimensity 7050 processor. The review unit we got has 8 GB RAM and 128 GB internal storage. Before talking about performance, it is important to know that with this processor of MediaTek, devices like Realme 12, realme Narzo 70 Pro, OPPO F25 Pro, and Lava Agni 2 5G are available in the market and in terms of price, Lava Blaze Curve 5G and Lava Agni 2 5G are the most 'cheap'. That is, this phone of Lava competes with smartphones coming in the range of 20 to 25 thousand rupees.

    The Lava Blaze Curve 5G delivered decent performance during everyday tasks. From medium to heavy usage, the Blaze Curve 5G did not disappoint.

    But it is not a gaming-centric device. I played  20 to 25 minutes of continuous gaming, and the phone warms up a bit But that heating can be ignored. The phone worked smoothly in daily use. I watched OTT content while running many social media apps in the background, with no lag. Apps were opening and closing fast. This phone withstands the load of 5 to 10 tabs on Google Chrome.

    Talking about benchmark scores, the Lava Blaze Curve 5G scored 1077 and 2587 points in the single-core and multi-core tests of Geekbench 6 respectively. The result found in the single-core was equal to Honor 90. At the same time, it got a 577751 score in AnTuTu (v10).

    Considering the processor, I also ran some GPU-based tests in the Lava Blaze Curve 5G. In GFXBench's T-rex, Manhattan 3.1, and Car Chase tests, it achieved 60fps, 41fps, and 23fps respectively. The device achieved a score of 2338 in the 3D Mark Wild Life test.

    The battery performance of the Lava Blaze Curve 5G is also strong. The 5000mAh battery lasted one day when it was used heavily. By heavy usage, I mean about 20-25 minutes of gaming, a few hours of social media usage throughout the day, reading news websites on Chrome for about an hour, and 1 episode of a web series on OTT. If you do a lot of gaming and use the internet, then you may have to charge the phone before the end of the day. In our HD video loop test, the battery of Blaze Curve 5G lasted 17 hours and 40 minutes, which will be called strong.

    In the box of Blaze Curve 5G, the company is offering a 33W charger. If there was a little more output here, the smartphone would have gone a step further in the path of becoming an all-rounder. However, the 33W charger also makes this phone from 0 to 100% full in about one and a half hours.

    Lava Blaze Curve 5G: Cameras

    Cameras are the peak point of any smartphone and the camera results of the Lava Blaze Curve 5G seemed average to me. There are 3 cameras on the back side of the phone. The main sensor is 64 megapixels, along with an 8 MP ultrawide camera and a 2-megapixel macro camera with LED flash.

    The main camera does not take pictures in 64MP resolution by default. Its option is found inside the 'More' option in the camera app. If there was a shortcut on the main screen here, a few steps could have been saved.

    The Lava Blaze Curve 5G has a 32MP selfie camera, which can be an important selling point for this phone. It impressed me compared to the back cameras. The best part is that it does not bring showy color to the face and captures the skin in the same tone as you look. However, for those who want to make themselves look beautiful, there is an option of beauty mode, which can make the face shiny and smooth.

    Talking about other camera options, HDR and AI are also available in the camera app. AI needs to be mentioned. By taking a photo with this option, you see a difference in the result. The picture is a little better. The rear camera features up to 10X digital zoom. 64MP 2X zoom is also available by choosing the option. The option of face beauty with rear cameras is in the camera app, which has the power to make users beautiful.

    Final Thought on Lava Blaze Curve 5G

    The specifications that Lava has given in the Blaze Curve 5G make it a good value-for-money option in terms of price. The curved AMOLED display at less than 18 thousand rupees, decent design, good performance, and long battery life are the best parts of this phone. The cameras could have been better, but the photography needs of a common user will be easily met. In the era of 5G, this smartphone of Lava proves to be a perfect challenge for Chinese companies. For those whose budget is tight and who need a phone with a good-looking, curved display, and who also want to do a little bit of gaming, Blaze Curve 5G can become a good option.

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