Lava Z91E is the updated version of the Z91 budget-friendly smartphone as well as the watered-down variant. It’s confusing, however, the Z91E runs on a newer Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
While coming with a smaller 5.45-inch display screen. Nonetheless, it boasts of 3GB RAM and 32GB storage space with no cheaper variant for those on a tight budget.
Lava Z91E Specs and Features
・5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 720 x 1440 pixels
・Android 8.1 Oreo with 3GB RAM
・Quad-core 1.5GHz MediaTek MT6739
・32GB built-in storage
・13MP rear camera and 5MP front camera
・3000mAh non-removable Battery
Design And Display
The Z91E looks exactly like the Z91 we reviewed earlier. It looks stunning and reflects light beautifully as well. It sports an aluminium alloy overall unibody with glass on top.
The phone comes loaded with a rear fingerprint scanner and the Face Unlock feature. You get to unlock with any option you like. It measures 7.7mm in thickness and weighs 147g overall.
Just like the Z91, the Z91E offers users the full view experience. This is perfect for those who want to enjoy a bigger display screen while holding a portable device. It’s built around a 5.45-inch HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1440 pixels and 296 pixels per inch density for sharp visuals. The screen also stretches up to 77% screen-to-body ratio.
Hardware and Software
Under, the hood, the MT6739 chip from Mediatek runs the show here, it comes with a 4-core processor but clocks at a faster speed of 1.5GHz as well. While the PowerVR GE8100 graphics card handles graphics.
There’s only one version here. You get 3GB of RAM space available for multitasking. While for storage, you get the expected 32GB storage space with an option to upgrade up to 128GB using a memory card. It runs on Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box.
Camera And Connectivity
At the rear, the phone is equipped with a 13MP camera with f/2.0 aperture, 1.12µm pixel size, autofocus and LED flash. While at the top bezel, there’s an 8MP selfie camera with f/2.2 aperture and a LED flash as well.
The Z91E supports 4G LTE connectivity and accommodates dual Nano SIMs. It also has support for Bluetooth 4.2, USB Type C, Wi-Fi, Wi-Fi Hotspot and A-GPS, GLONASS.
Battery And Availability
The Lava Z91E is powered by a non-removable 3000mAh battery with no fast charging technology. Lava Z91E is available on shopping stores, starting from $99 to $129, that’s about (N35,000 – N45,000).
Full Specification of Lava Z91E
・Announced: August 2018
・Status: Available. September 2018
・Network Technology: GSM / WCDMA / LTE
・3G Support: WCDMA: B1 2100MHz / B8 900 MHz / 1900 MHz / 850 MHz
・4G Support: LTE band 1(2100), 3(1800), 5(850), 40(2300), 41(2500)
・Dual SIM Support: Yes (Nano + Nano)
・Material Type: Aluminium alloy + Glass
・Dimensions: 152 x 72.9 x 7.7 mm
・Colour: Blue, Gold
・Screen Type: HD+ IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
・Resolution: 720 x 1440 pixels
・Pixel Density: 296ppi
・Screen to Body Ratio: 77%
・Operating system: Android 8.1 Oreo
・Processor: Quad-core 1.5GHz
・Chipset type: MediaTek MT6739
・Graphics Processing Unit: PowerVR GE8100
・Memory Card Slot: Yes, up to 128GB
・Internal storage: 32GB
・Back Camera: 13MP
・Front Camera: 5MP
・Back Flash: Yes, LED
・Front Flash: Yes
・WiFi Hotspot: Yes
・Face Unlock: Yes
・Fingerprint Sensor: Yes (Rear)
・Sensors: accelerometer, proximity, ambient light
・3.5mm Audio Jack: Yes
・Standby Time: –
・Fast Charging: No