INTEX headquartered at New Delhi is promising competitor which is enjoying the spotlight for quite a while in delivering a series of budget smartphones and now has yet another contender to its list. Though a long time, the recent release of Intex Aqua Turbo 4G is again a low budget smartphone that does not compromise much on the performance as a whole. But, it has to undergo a tough fight among its strongest of competitors like the Xiaomi Redmi 2 Prime and Lenovo A6000 Plus to sustain in the market. This 4G enabled, the dual sim smartphone was officially launched during August this year and then on has shown an average customer response. Not to forget that their venture into smartphones is proving much more lucrative for them than their other products like Washing Machines and LED Televisions.
OS: Given that, Intex Aqua 4G this smartphone has the updated Android v5.1 Lollipop as its OS it is an absolute yes in terms of its worthiness. For such low cost, it certainly scores well in this aspect.
1.O GHz Quad-Core Cortex A53 makes it run smoothly and ensures that problems related to sudden hang-up or slow interfacing do not occur frequently. Also, its MediaTek MT6735 chipset supports the Mali-T720 graphics interface greatly. Overloading or multitasking in this handset would not be much of a difficulty. But one important caution is that due to its 1GHz processor, Aqua 4G it will not suit heavy Gamers on the long run.
The stylish bar type outlay of the mobile comes with a spread out 5.0 inches and approximately a 294 ppi pixel density screen with an IPS Capacitive Touch for easy readability. As a result, Intex Aqua flaunts an uncompromised HD resolution of 720×1280 pixels. All this is embedded within a 144 x 72.5 x 8.9 mm (5.66 x 2.85 x 0.35 inches) body weighing 150 gms in weight. Now another added aspect is that as this model comes is four different colors in the market the customers get to choose from Black, White, Grey and Champagne depending on their choice.
Memory & Storage:
This low budget device contains a 1 GB RAM and a 8 GB internal memory. Hence, users should be careful not to let accumulation of cache memory eat away most of the RAM memory, finally causing insufficiency of space for the app memory. Hence, it’s advisable to install regular cache cleaning apps. The expandable memory (micro SD) slot is up to 32 GB which is a good deal for this price.
For any smartphone, its battery life and power consumption are obvious key factors to be carefully considered as they are the fuel for the working of the smartphone. Having said so, the battery life of 2500 mAh and above is quite good. The actual meaning behind those numbers is basically how long the battery will last for one complete charging done.The higher the number is the more is the longevity. Now depending on your usage requirements you have to choose your best fit.
Now, Intex Aqua smartphone comes with a 3000 mAh battery power and is best suited for those who use their phone for around 8 hrs in a day. This certainly looks like a very decent deal and an absolute worth for the money. Looking at the long term aspect of the battery life span, being a Li-Po battery it would last for an average of 12-18 months. Now this is just an average approximation, based on the extent to which you use it it can sustain longer or it can also degrade a little earlier too.
Network & Connectivity:
This is one very special aspect of Intex Aqua 4gbecause what makes this model stand out is the fact that it is one among the very few brands which has managed to provide a 4G connectivity at such jaw-dropping the cost. It supports all 4G bands in the limits of India and it works best at the bandwidth type FDD-LTE Band: 40. The average speed at which the 4G runs is LTE Cat4 150/50Mbps. It supports both 2G as well as 3G networks strongly. It comes with the dual sim feature where it supports GSM+LTE for the SIMs. The other basic network features that it supports is GPRS and Edge. It also uses a Wi-Fi LAN of 802.11 a/b/g/n and supports the facility of hotspot connectivity too. It uses a micro USB version 2 for the USB port connections. The Bluetooth facility that it uses is v4.1 LE. It also has a GPS, FM Radio and HotKnot NFC.
Camera: It has both a primary as well as well as a secondary i.e, both a front and back camera facility. The back camera is of 5MP clarity while the selfie taker is of only a mere 2 MP. Hence when it comes to camera features it is certainly a letdown. So, say you are a selfie freak or you hang out with a bunch of friends who love clicking pictures often, then this is not really advisable for you. A small consolation may be a fact that it comes with an LED flash option. Video recording feature is also present in this.
Video/Audio Players: It supports MP4/H.264/MPEG video formats and in the case of audio it can play MP3/WAV/MID/WMA formats. It has a loudspeaker facility and an audio jack hole of 3.5mm diameter.
The high standard battery life and 4G network connectivity are a sure strong advantage for the phone’s successful performance. The blaring negatives of Intex Aqua Turbo 4G are the below average camera features, especially the front camera and low RAM memory which reduces the speed of the phone eventually. In spite, the phone managed to achieve 70 scores for its features by PriceJugaad algorithm and we also predict fall in prices by 5%-7% in a couple of weeks time. PriceJugaad algorithms always help in making the best deal for your desired smartphone.