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Scared by the success of Motorola Moto E, India's Lava and Micromax launch their own cheap Android KitKat phones

0. phoneArena 26 May 2014, 21:09 posted on

Motorola's Moto E was released in India earlier this month, and is certainly a hit. The smartphone is very affordable, and yet offers a nice set of features...

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posted on 26 May 2014, 21:11 1

1. sriuslywtf (Posts: 297; Member since: 09 Jul 2013)


Iphones.. Iphones everywhere...

posted on 27 May 2014, 08:47

41. The_Z (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Still....it looks better than your phone..!

posted on 27 May 2014, 09:07 1

43. sgodsell (Posts: 3890; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


So this would be some of the first devices running a mediatek processor running KitKat then. Mediatek has been really bad with support for Android and linux. Not releasing source code in the past.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:12 4

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Looks like an iPhone knock off

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:48 2

8. RaKithAPeiRiZ (Posts: 1488; Member since: 29 Dec 2011)


no one will buy a thing that looks like a knock-off , people will surely buy more of the Moto E

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:59 8

18. marcski07 (Posts: 598; Member since: 25 Apr 2014)


how can you be so sure? :))

posted on 27 May 2014, 04:00

36. andynaija (Posts: 919; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


It also doesn't look like it's running KitKat, looks more like Jellybean to me.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:14 1

3. fzacek (Posts: 2486; Member since: 26 Jan 2014)


Their screen resolutions are lacking but the Iris X1 does look pretty sexy...

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:22 4

4. zennacko (Posts: 237; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


Lava = iPhone copy
Micromax = Moto G + Lumia's baby lol

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:25

5. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


Who and why would anyone buy this cheap phone?

Yuck cheap and low graded

If I was poor I'd rather save up and buy a midrange or a highend phone.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:29 33

6. Commentator (Posts: 3709; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


A lot of other people would rather save up and feed their families.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:59 6

9. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


Priorities, man. Not everyone is aware of what that word actually means.

posted on 27 May 2014, 00:27

27. Arte-8800 (banned) (Posts: 4562; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I agreeā€¦.

+1

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:25 1

15. a_merryman (Posts: 749; Member since: 14 Dec 2011)


Considering there is a sizable population of people in this world who live on less than $1 a day.....I don't think they're going to be wasting their money on $700 phones or even $400 phones.

posted on 26 May 2014, 21:41

7. Planterz (Posts: 2103; Member since: 30 Apr 2012)


The Lava looks nice, if a bit (or more than a bit) derivative.

This is what the market needs. Quality phones that can be had for not much money. I only hope that these companies aren't just taking Motorola's lead in offering decently spec'd phones for cheap, but also keeping the interfaces as light as possible, which allows them to operate without the lag and frustration of a heavy skin and useless bloatware like TouchWiz.

posted on 27 May 2014, 03:58

35. Kamehameha (Posts: 44; Member since: 21 Apr 2014)


Their interfaces are quite light. Not only in terms of features but also optimizations. I wouldn't count on getting a decent experience from these phones.

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:04 8

10. Awalker (Posts: 1575; Member since: 15 Aug 2013)


The Moto E will be updated as newer versions of Android are released. I doubt the other phones will be updated at all.

posted on 26 May 2014, 23:38

22. anuragudaybhat (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Nov 2013)


micromax announced that it will offer a guaranteed update to at least one future version.

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:11 1

11. gaara6775 (Posts: 738; Member since: 20 May 2014)


there ui is hideous and after 8-9 months you see /feel lag like anything .it's impossible to use micromax or lava phones after 10months,there touch response gets bad and gameplay sucks. one of my friend has habit to buy 2nd hand phone and most of the time he chooses lava or karbonn as he can't afford micromax. I advised him to buy a 2nd hand HTC Sensation XE that is still better than any of these garbage phones. now it is even running on sense 5,but he never listen to me

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:16

13. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


Some people never learn my friend

posted on 27 May 2014, 08:49

42. The_Z (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 May 2014)


Instead of nagging...go sell it online after "you" stop liking it..

Common sense helps sometimes

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:15 3

12. marbovo (Posts: 658; Member since: 16 May 2013)


The beauty of competition

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:21

14. Pravas (Posts: 3; Member since: 26 May 2014)


I dont think that they are scared of moto E.These companies have been offering super afordable smartphones from begining.Specially micromax offers nexus5 like spec at half of its price...So make sure to checkout their website before writing such article.

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:54 2

17. shuaibhere (Posts: 1986; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


But they have no phone to compete with moto E...
moto E will be updated constantly..and gives better experience, better battery life, better screen..don't forget built quality....

posted on 26 May 2014, 23:18 7

20. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Nexus 5 like specs? By that if you mean crap mediatek octa core then LOL.

posted on 27 May 2014, 00:35

29. Adithya7184 (Posts: 317; Member since: 05 Mar 2011)


lol..ha ha ha

posted on 27 May 2014, 06:09

38. aditya.k (Posts: 495; Member since: 10 Mar 2013)


LOL? Nexus 5 like specs? Not even near!

posted on 27 May 2014, 15:32

49. aasim.skd (Posts: 2; Member since: 27 May 2014)


lol one is comparing mediatek processors nexus lol. I dont think he ever touched nexus.

posted on 26 May 2014, 22:33 1

16. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I don't know if Moto has much to be worried about here with these releases.

Pretty stout package without mediatek or broadcom.

posted on 26 May 2014, 23:16 1

19. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3689; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


All this crap boasting dual and quad cores, everything is powered by crappy mediatek chipsets. Thats why motorola is clear winner here.

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