Lava C81
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Key Specifications See full specifications
Memory Card microSD, Up to 8 GB
Internal Memory
Display Size 3.5 inch
Rear Camera 1.3 MP
Battery Standard Li-ion 1400 mAH
Things we Like and Dislike about Lava C81


  • No GPS
  • No Camera Flash
  • Poor Camera


  • Expandable Memory
  • FM Radio
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack
  • Dual SIM

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General Information

  • AnnouncedAugust, 2012
  • Form FactorBar
  • Box ContentCharger, Headset, USB Cable
  • ShadesBlack
  • LanguagesMulti Languages (English, Hindi)


  • Accelerometer Sensor

Our Ratings

  • Appearance
  • Ease of Use
  • Features
  • Performance
  • Value For Money
  • Overall Rating


  • RAM64 MB
  • ROM128 MB
  • Call Log
  • Memory CardmicroSD, Up to 8 GB
  • Phonebook Capacity500 Entries
  • Internal Memory


  • T9 Dictionary
  • MessagingSMS, MMS, Email


  • Vibration
  • RingtonesPolyphonic, MIDI, MP3


  • Display Colours262K
  • Touchscreen
  • Display Resolution (H)320 pixels
  • Display Resolution (V)480 pixels
  • Display Size3.5 inch
  • Display TypeWQVGA


  • Rear Camera1.3 MP
  • Camera Resolution1280x1024 pixels
  • GeoTagging
  • Digital Zoom
  • Primary Camera1.3 MP, 1280x1024 pixels, Digital Zoom


  • Radio
  • Music Player
  • Video Player
  • Voice Recording
  • Image Viewer
  • Video Recording
  • 3.5mm Jack/Port
  • GamesTalking Tom, Angry Birds

Basic Features

  • Calendar
  • Voice Dialing
  • Voice Memo
  • Sync
  • Clock
  • Alarm Clock
  • Organiser
  • In-built Torch
  • Office Applications
  • Other FeaturesAuto Call Recording, Privacy Protection, Conference Call, Mobile Tracker, Indian Calendar

Internet & Connectivity

  • BluetoothA2DP
  • USB
  • Handsfree
  • GPS
  • A-GPS
  • Browser
  • WAP
  • Networks2G, Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • GPRS
  • 2G NetworkGSM 900/1800 MHz


  • Maximum Standby TimeUp to 220 hours
  • Maximum TalktimeUp to 3 hours
  • BatteryStandard Li-ion 1400 mAH

Dimensions & Weight

  • Height112 mm
  • Width54 mm
  • Thickness13 mm
  • Weight91 gms


True Value for Money

29 Jan, 13 06:45 PM

Lava C81 Design and Build Quality

Lava has added a full touch dual SIM phone with the C81. The curved edges help give the device an elegant look. Overall, the build quality is very good.

User Interface and Comfort to Use Lava C81

An Android style user interface will make the C81 easy for Android users to navigate. Its slim, lightweight design makes it easy to fit into your pockets.

Telephony and Phonebook

Your phonebook will be able to store up to 500 contacts. There is also call memory to store dialled, missed, and received calls.

Messaging and Emails

Both SMS and MMS messages can be sent/received on the device. There is also email support to connect your personal/business emails. In addition, there is MSN and Yahoo Messenger for chat communication.

Gallery, Photo Viewer and Video Player

The basic gallery allows you to delete and store your pictures. The video player will allow you to playback MP4, 3GP, AVI, and KMV files.

Lava C81 Music Player and FM Radio

To listen to your music, you can expand the memory via the microSD card with up to 8 GB of space. Music formats in MP3, MIDI, AMR, WAV, and AAC files are supported. There is an FM radio that will allow you to access local stations, plus record their content. In addition, you can set the alarm to wake you up to the radio. The dual speakers and 3.5 mm head jack allow you to experience a crisp audio quality experience.

Lava C81 Camera and Image Quality

The 1.3MP camera is capable of shooting at a 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution. There is also a digital zoom feature. Overall, the image quality is about average for a camera of this resolution.

Video Camera and Video Quality

You are also able to record video, though the quality will be choppy.

Lava C81 Connectivity Options

You can connect the C81 to a GSM 900 and 1800 MHz network. There is Bluetooth support with A2DP and microUSB connectivity.

Web Browser and Applications

You can access the internet using the pre-installed WAP browser. There are some applications that are pre-loaded including Angry Birds, Talking Tom, MSN, Facebook, Twitter, Yahoo, and Lava Buddy.

Google Maps and GPS

The C81 lacks GPS support.

Utility and Other Tools

There is a calendar, currency converter, call conference feature, and calculator.

Distinctive Features of Lava C81

There are roughly 15 pre-installed Hindi movies that are on the C81 for your viewing pleasure.

Value for Money

The value-priced C81 can be purchased for roughly Rs. 2999 (approx., may vary).


With a solid battery life and a strong call quality, the C81 has a lot going for it. Although it is not an actual Android device, there are plenty of features, and the price tag is low enough to justify a purchase.

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abhinav rana

29-01-2013 15:39:00

wastage of money..... backwaas

Santosh Gnawali

19-01-2013 06:42:00

ya i could not load any jar file...

Santosh Gnawali

19-01-2013 06:41:00

i search battery to buy in nepal but i couldnt get it ..any body suggest me my mobile is now wastage.....

Santosh Gnawali

19-01-2013 06:40:00

i bought but battery got damage after 2 month

jamyang dema

11-01-2013 05:27:00

last week i bought lava C81 and i used it for two days and now it is not working and when i take to repair they are saying the software is deleted....what is this problem??

Pradeep Sharma

10-01-2013 06:25:00

ek dam bakwash phone hain sale main network tak to aate nahi hain aur aap is ghatiya phone ko auowsam bate rahe hain chama kare par kisi bhi kimat main mat lena pachtahoge jis tarha main pachta raha hauin ok

Buzzing Android

31-12-2012 16:27:00



21-12-2012 08:11:00

is phone me gprs naam ka koi cheez hai?

vishnugupta vaidya

04-12-2012 05:44:00

is it android phone?

Arpan Banarjee

28-11-2012 08:14:00

how will this phone on there's yellow sign on screen


24-11-2012 09:01:00

nice phone yaar i have this phone


24-11-2012 09:01:00

achme isme mrp format hai kya ????????

ira lohan

10-11-2012 13:58:00

m nt able 2 use internet in this phn.... hw can i??

Rakesh Arora

30-10-2012 10:45:00

i m not able to use internet in my phone. how i can use internet. can i use what apps in this phone


18-10-2012 05:50:00

I guess No 3G and what is the OS?

hemant kasera

03-10-2012 14:19:00

isme gps he kya

Sam Solomon

16-09-2012 08:59:00

But i think it supports mrp format instead of jar{java}

Sam Solomon

16-09-2012 08:58:00

I bought one last week and got rid off that..Biuld quality is awesome.Touch is very good,Display is also bright and crisp,Still lacks something that users need..


12-09-2012 11:18:00


Himank Suri

12-09-2012 02:36:00

please tell more about this phone


22-08-2012 19:46:00

nice phone, touch sensitivity is very good at this price tag. Cons: No java support.