Lava Mobile has introduced the A10 which is basically a China product. It has a 3.0 inch IPS Touch screen and the phone has a Gunmetal Finish Body. IPS stands for In Plane Switching and is a display technology which is used in devices such as the I phone 4 and iPad
The company claims that A10′s IPS screen provides a superior display quality for both images and video and it comes with a wide viewing angle of 178 degrees. The Lava A10 because of its metallic body with Gun metal finishing does give a masculine feel. It includes touch phone design with unique GUI experience. Being the first touch screen phone from Lava, the manufacturers have tried their level best to create a favorable effect on the customer. Thus elegant touch screen occupies the entire phone frontage except for a few touch sensitive buttons. The Phone is slim and can easily fit into your palm.
The A10 has an IPS screen which is similar to the Apple iPad. I found the 3 –inch screen quite responsive to touch. It is an improvement on the earlier models. The colors on the screen are bright and have a great viewing angle of 178 degrees. The menus are striking and well organized. In addition it has a standard 3.5 mm universal audio jack.
Other features of the Lave 10 include a 3.2 megapixel camera along with a flash. The flash can be a help while taking photos in the dark or dim light. It also has a micro SD card which can support 16GB of data and storage. For internet it has EDGE support and is java enabled. These add on make the Lava A10 a joy to own. I have found the phone extremely responsive to the net and download data easily.
The mobile has a privacy lock and a 3.5 mm audio jack. As I have mentioned it has an IPS display, but this perhaps is the weak point and it has to be seen how durable it is. The phone comes preloaded with social networking sites like face book, twitter etc. Youngsters and teens will find this a great help.
The Lava 10 has a 32 MB SD RAM on board. It has 2 buffers that use 1,920.000 bytes to make drawing easy and simple. Each pixel has the address board on the screen and the buffer it belongs to.
Lava 10 has JTAG (Joint Action Group) on board which can be used to reprogram the module.Lava 10 inevitably invites comparison with the similar NokiaX2. Firstly the price, the Nokia is priced $99.96 while the lava10 is priced $95.82.However the Nokia has a 5 megapixel camera compared to the 3.2 megapixel of lava 10. But the lava has a bigger screen at 3inch while the Nokia is 2.2 inch. In addition lava10 has a QWERTY board and TFT screen and the camera has a zoom function as well.
The mobile is an advanced mobile and is available at a cheaper price than similar mobiles from Nokia and Sony Ericson. However the model I saw was a little low in the quality of sound. But all said and done it’s a fine mobile to own.