Lava Yuva 2 Pro Review – iPhone Look At Budget

- Updated: 25th May 2023, 19:35 IST
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    Review Summary
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Box Contents
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Specs at a glance
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Design and Build
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Camera
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Battery and Charging
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Display
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    Lava Yuva 2 Pro Performance and Software
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    Verdict
Review Summary

Lava has launched its latest Yuva 2 Pro in India at a very affordable price. With the Yuva 2 Pro, Lava aims to bring premium design and looks for budget buyers. It features a glass back, which it the main highlight of the phone.

Along with that, you get a big display and a solid 5000mAh battery. The phone runs smoothly while everyday use, but it’s not made for intensive use or heavy gaming. There’s a 13MP triple camera setup at the back to capture decent daylight shots.

Paired with a type-C port and a pretty loud bottom-firing speaker, Lava Yuva 2 Pro looks like a good option in the budget. However, is it better than other budget offerings in the market? Let’s find out in this Lava Yuva 2 Pro review.

PROS

  • Premium glass design
  • Solid battery life
  • Big display 
  • Decent primary camera
  • Type-C port
  • Great price

CONS

  • Only HD display 
  • Slow 10W charging 
  • Sluggish performance
Key Specs
Battery Capacity5000 mAh
Operating SystemAndroid v12
Screen Size6.5 inches
Highlights:
  • 5000 mAh

  • Android v12

  • 6.5 inches

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants

The Lava Yuva 2 Pro has been launched in India in one storage variant. The phone costs Rs. 7,999 for 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage.

The phone is available in three different colour options: Glass Lavender, Glass Green, and Glass White. You can buy the phone online directly from the official website of Lava and other platforms like Amazon and Flipkart.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Review: Price in India and Variants

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Box Contents

The Lava Yuva 2 Pro packs the following items inside the box:

  • Handset
  • Travel Adapter
  • USB Type C Cable
  • Back Cover
  • Sim Ejector Pin
  • Documentation

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Box Contents

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Specs at a glance

Before we talk in detail about the Lava Yuva 2 Pro, let’s see what the on-paper specs look like:

  • Display: 6.5 inches IPS LCD
  • Chipset: MediaTek Helio G37
  • RAM & ROM: 4GB 64GB
  • Software: Android v12
  • Rear camera: 13MP + VGA + VGA
  • Selfie camera: 5 MP
  • Battery: 5000 mAh
  • Weight: 204 grams
  • Dimensions: 164.5 x 76 x 9 mm

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Lava Yuva 2 Pro Design and Build

The first look of the Lava Yuva 2 Pro screams out the iPhone design. The back panel, the camera unit and the lenses housed inside, all of it give a vibe of the iPhone Pro model. Lava has managed to offer a glass back at a very affordable price.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Design

I have to say that the phone looks and feels like a costly phone. The flat frame comes with a metallic finish which further enhances the grip and overall look. I have the white colour variant with me which looks really premium. It’s also available in lavender and green colour options.

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While the back has a premium look, the front doesn’t look as enticing. You see a water-drop niche with a thick bezel at the bottom, which is to be expected to be fair. Overall, Lava has done a great job in the design department and the phone punches way above its price tag.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro frame

The right side of the phone has a power button that doubles as the fingerprint scanner and volume buttons. The left has the SIM card slot. Top side is clean and the bottom has the type-C port, 3.5 mm audio jack and loudspeaker.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Camera

Lava Yuva 2 Pro features a triple camera setup on the back. This includes a 13MP main camera and two other VGA lenses. The front side has a 5MP camera for taking selfies. It’s a budget phone so I did not expect much from the cameras.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro camera

The main camera takes decent photos in daylight conditions. The colours looked fine and the images were detailed as long as you don’t zoom in. Portrait shots were also acceptable in good lighting conditions.

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Low-light shots were just not usable. The details were gone and there was a lot of noise in the images. You get multiple modes like HDR, Beauty, Night, AI, Portrait, Pro, and more.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Camera modes

Outdoor selfies were nice and looked good. But indoor selfies were very soft and lacked sharpness. You can record 1080p videos from both back and front cameras.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Battery and Charging

Lava Yuva 2 Pro comes with a big 5000mAh battery which delivers a solid battery life. This is due to an HD resolution display and less power-consuming chip. I got above 6 hours of screen on time with casual use.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro can easily provide a battery backup of two days. Even a heavy user who scrolls through Insta and does casual gaming can use it for more than a day. You also get a battery saver mode that will further extend the battery life.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Battery and Charging

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The only drawback is that it supports only 10W charging, which is acceptable at this price, but it takes too long to charge the phone. And by saying long, I mean more than three hours! So you better plug it in at night before you sleep.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Display

Lava Yuva 2 Pro features a 6.5 inches IPS LCD display. It’s a standard 60Hz display with good brightness. I could easily see the contents on the screen indoors while there was a bit of struggle under direct sunlight.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Display

The display quality is decent for causal content consumption. I watched some videos on YouTube and the colours looked nice. Well, we can’t expect an AMOLED panel at this range. But one thing that I expected was an FHD resolution, but we only got an HD display.

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Due to this, the contents do not appear very sharp on the screen. But if you like a big display, Lava Yuva 2 Pro is a good option at budget. You can choose between light and dark modes.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Display quality

I could notice the jitters while scrolling through YouTube shorts and Instagram reels. Combined with the water-drop notch and thick chin, you get an average viewing experience.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Performance and Software

Lava Yuva 2 Pro is powered by a MediaTek Helio G37 chipset which is paired with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage. It’s a pretty good processor at this price. The performance lies somewhere between POCO C50 and POCO C55.

Lava Yuva 2 Pro Performance

Everyday usage was fine and I did not face any major issues. Yes, there were lags and jitters while using apps like Instagram and navigating through the UI, but nothing significant. I could use WhatsApp, make calls and take pictures with no problem.

Considering the price tag, you can tell that it’s not made for gaming. But still, you can play light games on it like Ashalpt Nitro, Subway Surfers and Candy Crush. I played Asphalt Nitro for about half an hour and my experience was fine. It’s not the smoothest gameplay but acceptable for the price.

Asphalt Nitro

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Lava Yuva 2 Pro runs on an Android 12 version. Surprisingly, the phone comes with no bloatware or third party apps except the Doubtnut app which has done a partnership with Lava to provide free course material for students.

The UI is clean and simple to use. Though it feels sluggish sometimes. You get a bunch of features like RAM expansion feature, Flip to silent, single hand mode, screen recorder and more.

Verdict

Lava Yuva 2 Pro is one of the best looking smartphones under 10K. The design, build quality, in-hand feel, everything is much better than other phones at this price. On top of that, you get a big display and a massive 5000mAh battery for two day use.

The performance is decent and so is the camera quality. But I won’t call it a drawback for the price it comes at. Overall, Lava Yuva 2 Pro is a good option for those who want a premium looking phone and solid battery backup at budget.



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