In August last year, the Lava Yuva 2 was launched in the Indian market with a glass back, a UNISOC T606 chipset, a 90Hz LCD, and a 5,000mAh battery. Today, the brand launched the successor in India, the Lava Yuva 3. Like its predecessor, the Yuva 3 is a non-5G phone. The price starts at ₹6,799, meaning the phone has a lower starting price than its predecessor, which is impressive.
Design-wise, this is one of the best-looking phones under ₹7000. The phone has flat sides, a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, a USB Type-C port on the bottom, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and what looks like a triple camera setup on the rear (even though only one camera is of any use). It is not hard to guess from where Lava got the inspiration for the camera module design, but considering we are talking about a sub-₹7000 phone, this is not a bad thing.
On the front, the phone has a hole-punch design and a big bottom bezel.
Speaking of specifications, Lava Yuva 3 has the same chip that the Yuva 2 had, the UNISOC T606. This SOC is built on the 12nm process and has an octa-core CPU clocked at up to 1.6GHz. This chip was launched in 2019 but at this price, it is not bad at all. The phone has 4GB LPDDR4X RAM and 64GB or 128GB UFS 2.2 storage.
The phone has a 6.5-inch 720p LCD with up to 90Hz refresh rate. The battery is 5,000mAh and the phone supports 18W charging. Lava offers an 18W adapter in the box. For comparison, the Yuva 2 supported 10W charging.
The Lava Yuva 3 has a primary 13MP rear camera and a 5MP selfie camera. There is not much information on the rest of the sensors, but they’re most likely the useless depth or VGA sensors.
Finally, the phone runs on Android 13 out of the box and will get an Android 14 update.
The phone comes in three colors – Eclipse Black, Galaxy White, and Cosmic Lavender. Here is the pricing –