Lava Spark 10 Review and Specifications : What a Phone !

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View Lava Spark 10 from front and rear

Lava Spark 10 is a low budget feature phone for the masses. It is not a smartphone and so do not expect anything super from it. The price of the phone is about Rs.1500. At that low price, one should not expect something like an iPhone, is not it?

Specifications of Lava Spark 10

  • The phone has a 2.4 inch color screen. It has QVGA resolution (320 x 240). It is a transmissive TFT display. It supports 65K colors. The sunlight legibility of the display is moderate.
  • It has a 1.3 MP camera! It is fixed focus. The camera is capable of recording videos. The video is of VGA quality @30 fps. There is a LED flash for low light shooting.
  • The phone has dual standby dual SIMS. Both of these are GSM.
  • Lava Spark 10 supports micro SD cards. You can plug a card up to 16GB!
  • There is a comfortable alphanumeric keyboard in it. There is a four-way navigation key. There are dedicated buttons which are Call, End, Power and Menu.
  • There is a battery of 1100 mAH which gives pretty good backup. It gives 220 hours standby and 8 hours talktime.
  • Lava Spark 10 is a slim phone. It is only 12 mm thick. The phone is 120 mm long. The weight of the phone is only 91 gram.
  • There is the speakerphone feature in it. Though the loudspeaker is not that loud.
  • The Phonebook can store 1000 contacts. You can also use picture caller IDs. You can store 500 SMS, too.
  • There is no 3G support, but you can use EDGE on the phone’s browser. Yes, it has a basic WAP browser.
  • There is a dedicated YouTube video player. You can also play local videos and songs.

 

Applications and Features

The phone has a very useful torchlight application. There is a call recorder in it. Lava Spark 10 also supports Speed dial and auto redial. There are many other useful applications like alarm clock, converter, World clock, organizer, To-do list, Reminders, Stopwatch, Calender, Calculator etc. The phone supports java games and applications. So, you can use 3rd party apps. The phone also has Hindi language support.

 

Verdict

The phone has tremendous value for money. You get so much worth only 1500 rupees. The phone also looks good. On the downside, we can say that the loudspeaker should generate more volume.

You will get a charger and a headphone with the phone. Lava Spark 10 is good buy in the sub-2000 section.

Review of FreindCaster an Android App for Facebook

FriendCaster

FriendCaster is one of the best Facebook apps in Android Platform

Many users do not like the official app of Facebook. So, they always try to find out something better. To cater their needs, the developers have loaded the “Google Play” store with a lot of such apps. FreindCaster is one of them.

The app size is not large. At 7 MB, it is much lighter than the official app. The official Facebook app is 23 MB but it takes more than 200MB within a few months on your phone. FreiendCaster will not block so much valuable space of your phone’s memory.

The developers try to keep up with the changes. So, they update it regularly. The current version is 5.4.5. They have fixed any bugs with the recent updates.

The app has a free version. The free version shows ads. If you do not like this then you will have to buy the pro version. The price of the ad-free pro version is $4.95.

This app supports multiple Facebook accounts. You can open more than one account on the app. You will get newsfeeds and notifications from all the open accounts in real time.

FreindCaster- A clean Android app for Facebook

The design of the app is simplistic. That is why it is quiet easy to navigate around it. You can easily find the Messages, Notification, Newsfeed and Events. There are also quick access buttons to update your status, upload a photo or check-in to a location.

The app lets you set your privacy details. There is a pop-up notification system. It is novel but disrupting. You can track all the birthday events of your friends in one convenient location.

You can save any post for further viewing. There is a feature named “Zip it” to hide the unwanted posts.  A very good photo slideshow is built in the app. There is a threaded messaging and chat system.

Let us see what critics are saying about the app. According to Ken East, an expert on management and Android Authority contributor, FriendCaster is the number one third party Android app for Facebook. Other critics are also equally enthusiastic about this app.

If you want to test something else then you can check this list about best Facebook apps for Android. Here you will know about other apps some of which are faster than FriendCaster. There are also apps which have better looking UI. You can also get apps in which multiple social sites can be opened side by side.

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