Not Just Looks, AGNI 2 Packs Potent Performance And Software

    Not Just Looks, AGNI 2 Packs Potent Performance And Software

    Author: Vikas Yadav
    Fri, 26 May 2023 01:25 PM (IST)

    LAVA Mobiles launched the AGNI 2 5G to fire up the Rs 20,000 price segment in India. The smartphone sports a gorgeous curved display, smooth performance, near-stock experience and more amazing perks for the price. Speaking of the competition, Vivo T2, iQOO Z7 5G, and OnePlus Nord CE 3 Lite 5G are among the smartphones that sell in a similar price bracket. Plus, if you have to experience a curved panel, you can shell out cash on the Realme 10 Pro+ priced at Rs 25,000. But this Lava offering can help you get those extra bucks back in your pocket.

    Back to AGNI 2, to give you a detailed walkaround, I’ve been testing the phone for a while now. Here is my category-wise full review of the Lava AGNI 2 5G.

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    Lava AGNI 2 5G Display:

    The 6.78-inch AMOLED screen is a treat to look at. From 120Hz scrolling to the negligible chin, the phone looks elegant. The colours are vibrant. And those flamboyant curves take the experience to the next level. Further, the screen is bright enough to be legible in daylight. HDR works well on YouTube. To conclude, the display gets full marks from me.

    Lava AGNI 2 5G Performance:

    The MediaTek Dimensity 7050 sails through multi-tasking with a breeze. 120Hz refresh rate works consistently throughout most apps and games. I played Asphalt 8 with best visual settings, and it raced undeterred. However, it did get warm in long gaming sessions. Be it scrolling through social media apps or multi-tasking, the 5G offering doesn’t seem stressed. Lava has made a great choice by fusing the new MediaTek chip inside the AGNI 2.

    The clean software experience is free from bloatware and is another thing done right by the Indian brand. Haptics are implemented nicely throughout the UI.

    However, a lot depends on future updates, as I did notice minor issues in the UI, such as flashlight control and camera shutter not accepting touches once in a while. Despite these minor glitches, the software experience was good enough for the price.

    Also Read: iQOO Z7 5G Long Term Review: A Mid-Ranger With High-Range Performance Capabilities

    Lava AGNI 2 5G Battery:

    The Lava offering survived around five and a half hours during my heavy testing. The supplied 66W charger scales the percentage from zero to full in roughly 45-50 minutes via the USB Type-C port. In short, you can sail through a day with 100 per cent juice if you are a moderate user.

    Lava AGNI 2 5G Camera:

    From the looks of it, I can speculate that Lava took inspiration from OnePlus. Back to optics, the primary sensor captures saturated pictures.

    If you are among the ones who prefer ‘Instagram-ready’ photos, the phone won’t disappoint. Pictures turned out well detailed in daylight.

    But ultra-wide captures natural colours but loses out on details. The selfie camera captures good skin tones but clicks soft photos in artificial light.

    The brand needs to optimise the HDR performance of the back and details on the front camera via an OTA update.

    Lava AGNI 2 5G Connectivity:

    Be it Wi-Fi, cellular or Bluetooth, I had no problems with connectivity on the AGNI 2 5G. Bluetooth pairing is swift, and the fingerprint sensor also works fine.

    Lava AGNI 2 5G Verdict:

    From the exceptional display, good performance for the price, and smooth software experience, the revolutionary AGNI 2 speaks for itself. Lava has left no stone unturned to make it an easy recommendation in the sub-Rs 20,000 price category. But I feel the scope of improvements includes minor bugs in software, like black text in UI in the dark mode (that makes no sense) and better optimisation in cameras.

    Despite these niggles, the phone has sailed far ahead of my expectations. It is an easy recommendation if you are looking to buy a smartphone that does almost everything right. And goes that extra mile with a replacement warranty (subject to brand guidelines) without hammering a deep vacancy in your pocket.

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