Lava has finally introduced its first 5G smartphone in the Indian market. The company has launched the Lava Agni 5G in the country under Rs 20,000 price segment. The phone comes with some good features like MediaTek Dimensity 810 chipset, 90Hz refresh rate, 64MP quad rear cameras, 30W fast charging support, and more. However, the new 5G champion from Lava will have to face stiff competition from the likes of Realme 8s 5G and iQOO Z3 5G smartphones. Both of them are known for their performance along with the right price tag. So, does Lava Agni has enough firepower to become the next big sensation in this price segment? Let’s try and find the answers in this specs-based comparison.
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Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Price in India
Let’s start with the pricing. The Lava Agni 5G smartphone India price is Rs 19,999. However, the company has introduced a new pre-order offer under which users pre-booking the device from Lava E-store can get it for Rs 17,999. Coming to Realme 8s 5G, the smartphone is priced at Rs 17,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option, while the 8GB RAM + 128GB model comes with a price tag of Rs 19,999. Lastly, we have the iQOO Z3 5G that is going to cost you Rs 19,999 for the 6GB RAM + 128GB storage option. The 8GB RAM + 128GB model is priced at Rs 20,990, while the 12GB RAM + 256GB option is available for Rs 22,990.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Design
The Lava Agni 5G smartphone is available in a single Blue colour option. You get a punch-hole display at the top-centre position, while the rear camera module is aligned vertically at the back panel. The camera module comes with quad rear cameras along with a dual-LED flash. There is a fingerprint sensor that also doubles as a power on/off button on the right side.
The Realme 8s 5G follows the new Infinite Star design and comes with two colour options: Universe Purple and Universe Blue. The phone offers a punch-hole display, which is located at the top-centre position, while you will notice a square-shaped camera module at the back panel.
Lastly, we have the iQOO Z3 5G smartphone. The handset is available in two different colour options including Ace Black and Cyber Blue. The phone offers a waterdrop notch display, while the cameras at the rear panel are aligned vertically.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Display
In terms of display, the Lava Agni 5G smartphone is loaded with a 6.78-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2460 x 1080 pixels. The screen also supports a 90Hz refresh rate and has a 91.7 per cent screen-to-body ratio along with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
The Realme 8s 5G features a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with a screen resolution of 2400 x 1080 pixels. The display comes with a 90Hz screen refresh rate along with 600 nits of peak brightness. The iQOO Z3 5G, on the other hand, comes with a 6.58-inch Full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 2408 x 1080 pixels. The phone comes with the highest screen refresh rate of 120Hz as compared to the other two smartphones. You also get 96 per cent NTSC colour gamut, HDR support, and more.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Performance
The Lava Agni 5G is the company’s first smartphone that offers 5G connectivity. The handset is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 820 5G processor. It is available in a single storage option of 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. The handset runs on the Android 11 operating system and the company claims that you will get a stock Android experience with this device.
The Realme 8s 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 810U 5G chipset, which is also based on the 6nm process. The handset is loaded with up to 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage. Interestingly, this is also the first smartphone in the Realme number series that offers Dynamic RAM Expansion (DRE) technology. This allows the phone to extend the RAM capacity up to 13GB via 5GB of virtual RAM. The Realme 8s 5G runs on Android 11 with Realme UI 3.0 on top of it.
Lastly, we have the iQOO Z3 5G. The handset is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 778G processor. This is the first smartphone in India that is powered by this Qualcomm chipset. The phone also comes with up 12GB of RAM and up to 256GB of internal storage. The iQOO Z3 5G runs on the Android 11 operating system.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Cameras
In terms of optics, the Lava Agni 5G offers a quad-camera setup on the rear panel. The camera comes with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 5MP wide-angle sensor, 2MP macro shooter, and 2MP depth sensor. The module is supported by a dual-LED flash. On the front, you get a 16MP AI-enabled selfie shooter.
Coming to the Realme 8s 5G, the handset is loaded with a triple-camera setup with a combination of 64MP primary lens, 2MP B&W sensor, and a 2MP macro shooter. On the front, the phone is equipped with a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calling. Lastly, the iQOO Z3 5G offers a triple-camera setup with a 64MP primary lens, 8MP ultra-wide sensor, and 2MP macro shooter. For selfies, the phone is loaded with a 16MP shooter.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Battery
The Lava Agni 5G comes equipped with a 5,000mAh battery and supports 30W SuperFast charging technology. The Realme 8s 5G is loaded with a 4,880mAh battery with 33W DART fast charging support. The iQOO Z3 5G is juiced up by a 4,400mAh battery and supports 55W fast charging technology.
Lava Agni 5G vs iQOO Z3 5G vs Realme 8s 5G: Verdict
To conclude, the Lava Agni 5G smartphone is a well-positioned product from the company. The handset has some competitive specifications and features in the sub Rs 20,000 segment. The phone gives you a good design language along with a decent 5G chipset, fast charging support, and 64MP quad rear cameras. The Realme 8s 5G is also a decent option to consider as you get a good design language, virtual RAM support, and more. The iQOO Z3 5G is probably offering a feature or two more than both the phones including better refresh rate and fast charging support.