Lava Yuva Pro is an affordable Android 12 phone with a microSD slot and 3.5mm jack
A week after unveiling India’s cheapest 5G phone, Lava announces a model for those who are okay with sticking 4G for a while longer – the Lava Yuva Pro will be available soon for just ₹7,800 (this converts to $95/€98). That makes it cheaper than the similar Lava Blaze from July (that one was ₹8,700).
The Yuva Pro is not an advanced phone, but it does cover all the necessities. It has two sim slots and a microSD for cards up to 512GB. The phone itself has 32GB on board plus 3GB of RAM.
It is powered by an unnamed MediaTek Helio chipset and runs Android 12. There is a 6.52” display on the front with HD+ resolution (20:9), not the sharpest but it is an IPS panel.
Notched into it is the 8MP selfie camera, around back we find the 13MP main camera (and two auxiliary modules). There is no word on video recording, so we assume it’s capped at 1080p.
The fingerprint reader isn’t on the back (like on the Blaze Pro), it is mounted on the side instead (it is slower, though, needing 0.65s to unlock the phone vs. 0.35s on the Blaze Pro).
The Yuva Pro runs on a large 5,000mAh battery, which is enough for over 5 hours of watching YouTube videos. The charging is glacially slow, however, at 10W the phone needs 3 hours to reach 100%.
Other means of entertainment are available besides streaming too – you can plug in headphones into the 3.5mm jack and listen to local MP3s or turn on the FM radio. The phone can act as a hotspot or connect to local a Wi-Fi 5 (ac) network.
You can find the Lava Yuva Pro on the company’s official online store. By the way, Lava is offering a free screen replacement in the first 100 days of ownership.
- Samath N8 808 owner
- 18 Oct 2022
Lava should try a flagship, with 3.5mm and microSD. They'll get a unique product this way. This is a midranger and many exist in the market. The Made in India sentiment will help this phone but not much else.
- 14 Oct 2022
This! I used to a huge wireless audio fan, but having to charge my wireless headphone every day or two dampens my interest. Now I'm more on wired and currently thinking about buying a DAC amp.
- 13 Oct 2022
How bad our current smartphone industry has to be when headphone jack and microSD slot is a headline grabber? It should be a standard mandatory features in the first place. I use my cheap wired headphones way more than my wireless TWS earbuds.