Lava Agni 5G Review: Will It Set the Market on Fire?


Lava Mobiles is in the news again with its first 5G smartphone Lava Agni 5G in India. This new model has been launched for less than Rs. 20,000 segment, which is now bustling with 5G smartphones. Lava Agni 5G looks quite accurate. It is powered by MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC and sports a quad camera setup. It also packs in a 5,000mAh battery and supports 30W fast charging. With so much powerful hardware, can the Fire set the 5G market on fire? I tested the Lava Fire 5G to find out.

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lava fire 5g The price is Rs. 19,999 for its 8GB RAM, 128GB storage configuration alone in India. It is available in only one color called Fiery Blue.

lava fire 5g design

The Lava Agni 5G is a big smartphone, sporting a 6.78-inch display with a hole for the selfie camera. This hole is noticeable and can be distracting. I found the bezels around the display to be sleek, with only the chin being comparatively thick. The phone has a plastic body, and the frame has a glossy blue finish that glows when light is reflected. lava The edges of the frame are curved which makes this phone comfortable to hold. The top and bottom are flat.

Some may find the camera hole distracting

The power and volume buttons are on either side, located in the middle of the frame, making them easy to reach. The power button on the right has an integrated capacitive fingerprint scanner for unlocking the phone. Above the volume buttons on the left is the slot for the hybrid dual-SIM tray. The Lava Agni 5G sports a 3.5mm headphone jack, USB Type-C port and loudspeaker at the bottom, while the top only houses the secondary microphone.

Lava has gone with a quad-camera setup at the back, and the module is protruding. It has a two-stage design with dual-LED flash and there is a single camera sensor in the first stage, and the other three camera sensors have been moved slightly. The back panel has a glossy finish and it catches smudges easily. You get a case with a 30W fast charger in the box. The phone weighs 204g, which is noticeable while using it.

Lava Agni 5G Specifications and Software

Lava Agni 5G sports a 6.78-inch IPS LCD display with full-HD+ resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 for protection. The Agni 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810 SoC, which is also found in the recently launched Realme 8s 5G. redmi note 11t 5g, This processor is matched with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage. You can expand the storage using a microSD card, but it comes at the cost of a second nano-SIM due to the hybrid slot.

The Lava Agni 5G packs a 5,000mAh battery and comes with a 30W charger in the box for fast charging. It supports Bluetooth 5.1, dual-band Wi-Fi, dual 5G and 4G VoLTE connectivity.

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Agni 5G is only available in Fiery Blue

In terms of software, Agni 5G runs stock android 11 And it was running the October Android security patch. The phone comes with some Google apps and Facebook preinstalled. The UI feels basic but is easy to navigate, speaking of which, you can choose between traditional three-button navigation and swipe gestures. Lava has implemented a feature it calls DuraSpeed, which is claimed to boost app performance by restricting background apps from consuming resources. All features are included in the “Intelligent Support” section in the Settings app. This section also has a high-speed refresh toggle for 90Hz refresh rate, which should have been in the display section for ease of use.

Lava Agni 5G Performance

The Lava Agni 5G offered fast performance and could multitasking between different apps without slowing down. The display has good viewing angles and the single bottom-firing speaker is loud enough to enjoy watching content on the phone. With the high refresh rate enabled, scrolling seemed pretty smooth. The side-mounted fingerprint scanner did have a little trouble setting up, but I never had a problem when unlocking the Fire 5G. The face recognition feature, which the company calls “Face ID”, was also quick to unlock the smartphone.

After recently testing the Redmi Note 11T 5G, I had a fair idea of ​​the MediaTek Dimensity 810’s performance, and I ran some benchmarks to see how the Lava Fire 5G compared. In the AnTuTu benchmark, Lava Agni 5G managed to score 380,697 points. It scored 570 and 1,648 points respectively in Geekbench’s single-core and multi-core tests. These are more than the score of Redmi Note 11T 5G. In graphics benchmarks GFXBench, the Lava Agni 5G managed 51fps and 13fps in the T-Rex and Car Chase tests respectively.

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The quad-camera setup on the Lava Agni 5G includes a 64-megapixel primary camera

I played Battlegrounds Mobile India on the Lava Fire 5G and it defaulted to the HD graphics and high frame rate presets. The game ran smoothly at these settings. I played for 20 minutes and noticed a four percent drop in battery level. The phone was a bit hot to touch after gaming. If you are looking for a smartphone in this price segment, the Lava Fire 5G has the hardware to play the popular titles.

As for battery life, the Lava Fire 5G easily lasted over a day and a half with my usage. The phone lasted 14 hours and 48 minutes in our HD video loop test, while the display refresh rate was set to 90Hz. Charging time is acceptable with the supplied 30W charger. This made the phone reach 46 percent in 30 minutes and 86 percent in an hour.

lava fire 5g cameras

The Lava Agni 5G packs a quad-camera setup that includes a 64-megapixel primary camera, a 5-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. For selfies, it has a 16-megapixel front shooter. The camera app on the Agni 5G was easy to use and all the different shooting modes were well-crafted. It has quick toggles for AI scene detection, HDR, and filters. Note that the phone watermarks photos by default, so you’ll need to disable it to avoid this on your photos.

The Lava Agni 5G was quick to detect what it pointed at and automatically enabled HDR when needed. Oddly, it shoots photos at the full 64-megapixel resolution by default, resulting in 25MB files for each shot. Photos taken in broad daylight were as good as they were, but enlarging them resulted in a watercolor effect. Shots taken in bright surroundings had aggressive HDR. I noticed some improvement in output after switching to the 16-megapixel resolution. The performance of the ultra-wide angle camera was average – color tones were slightly off compared to the primary camera, and it didn’t capture the same level of detail.

Lava Fire 5G Daylight Sampler (tap to view full size)

Lava Agni 5G Daylight Ultra-Wide Angle Sampler (Tap to see full size)

Close-up shots performed better and provided good detail. The Agni 5G didn’t require a second attempt to lock focus. It also added a soft blur to the background. Oddly, the Lava Fire 5G also takes portrait shots at the full 64-megapixel resolution by default, and you’ll need to manually switch to a lower resolution once again. Edge detection was good in portrait shots but background blur was too aggressive. Thankfully, you can tone it down before taking the shot.

Lava Fire 5G close-up sample (tap to see full size)

Lava Fire 5G Portrait Sampler (Tap to view full size)

Lava Fire 5G Macro Sampler (tap to view full size)

Macro shots taken with the dedicated camera had ample detail, but it’s limited to 2 megapixels in resolution.

Lava Agni 5G low-light sample (tap to see full size)

Lava Fire 5G Night Mode Sampler (Tap to View Full Size)

Low-light shots had decent detail but shadows looked grainy. Photos shot in Night mode were brighter and grain was under control. The phone takes about 3-4 seconds to take photos in this mode.

Selfie taken with 16 megapixel camera was good. In daylight, the phone managed to capture details well but the image looked smooth. Lowlight selfies turned out well with a light source nearby.

Lava Agni 5G Low-Light Selfie Samples (Tap to See Full Size)

Video recording tops out at 2K and 1080p for the primary and selfie cameras, respectively. The footage taken with the primary camera in daylight as well as at night was not stable. It was shaky, but overall the quality was acceptable.

Decision

Lava has been launching smartphones sporadically over the years, and Agni 5G This is its latest offering. The Agni 5G is well equipped with hardware that puts it at par with the competition at this price point. The 90Hz display is smooth, and the single speaker is loud enough to enjoy watching videos. I found its performance to be good enough for the price it commands. Battery life was not as good as I have seen at this price but this phone will still last more than a day easily.

The Agni 5G is small with its cameras. Output is average, and videos are not stable. It also takes photos at 64-megapixel by default which will fill up the internal memory very quickly if you don’t pay attention and change it.

If you are willing to tolerate this level of camera performance, then you can go for Lava Agni 5G. However, before doing that, I suggest you take a look at realme 8s 5g ,Review) and new redmi note 11t 5g ,Review) as well.

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