The likes of Cherry Mobile One and MyPhone Uno gave us the best of Android’s software capabilities, but the hardware and price left a lot to be desired. Various alternatives offered better features and value. The new Lava Pixel V1 represents the second-gen Android One, and it shows that Google’s smartphone initiative is attempting to keep up.
According to its product page on MySmartPrice, the Lava Pixel V1 is a 5.5-inch smartphone running Android 5.1.1. It features 2GB of RAM, 13-megapixel main camera, 5-megapixel front camera, and 720-by-1280 HD resolution for its IPS LCD capacitive display. As for exterior design, the Pixel V1 touts metal sides and back.
In comparison, a smartphone belonging to the first-gen Android One typically offers a sub-5-inch display, 480-by-854 resolution, 1GB of RAM and 5-megapixel main camera.
Oddly, the chipset under the hood remain unchanged: a MediaTek MT6582 processor powers the device, and Mali 400 handles the graphics.
The slew of improvements means an increase in price. The Lava Pixel V1 sells for Rs.11,349 (approx. Php8,000, versus the Cherry Mobile One‘s Php3,999 starting price). Is the price increase justified? Let us know what you think in the comments below.