Another Quad core device has joined the list of Moto E competitors and this one comes from Intex. Priced at 7,290 INR, Intex Aqua Curve Mini is fueled by Android 4.4 KitKat and standard budget quad core internals. Does it pack enough arsenal to differentiate itself from the crowd? Let’s take a look at this mini variant of Intex Aqua Curve.

Aqua Curve mini

Camera and Internal Storage

The camera features sound decent with an 8 MP rear camera (With LED flash) and a 2 MP front shooter. Intex hasn’t mentioned further details about the imaging hardware, but if its using the same 8 MP module as in Aqua Curve, you can expect 720p HD recording.

The internal storage is 4 GB, similar to what most other phones will offer in this price range. The read-write operation to Nand Flash storage gets slower when its filled and thus we like to see at least 8 GB storage for good user experience.

Processor and Battery

The processor used is MT6582 Quad Core clocked at 1.3 GHz and aided by 1 GB RAM and Mali 400 MP2 GPU. The chipset has proven itself to be a powerful one time over and has scored better than Broadcom BCM23550 so far.

The battery capacity of 1500 mAh is less than all the major rivals like include Moto E, Micromax Unite 2, Xolo Q600s and Lava Iris X1. This definitely makes Intex Aqua Curve Mini take a backseat. With MT6582 chipset and WVGA screen the phone is expected to struggle to last one day with moderate usage.

Display and Other Features

The LCD Display is 4.5 inches in size and features FWVGA 854 X 480 pixels which renders it usable. Pixel density is 217 ppi, which is above average. Among the present wave of budget Quad Core KitKat phones, Moto E is still in the lead in the display department with 256 ppi qHD resolution IPS LCD display panel.

Intex Aqua Curve Mini runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat which is more responsive and resource efficient than previous versions. It also sports dual SIM connectivity along with 3G, WiFi, GPS, AGPS, Bluetooth and FM Radio.

Comparison

The phone will compete against already existing array of star budget phones including Xolo Q600s, Lava Iris X1, Moto E, Xolo Q1011 and Micromax Unite 2

Key Specs

Model Intex Aqua Curve Mini
Display 4.5 inch, 480×854
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad Core
RAM 1 GB
Internal Storage 4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat
Camera 8 MP/ 2 MP
Battery 1,500 mAh
Price Rs 7,290

What We Like

  • Quad Core Chipset
  • 8 MP rear Camera
  • Android 4.4 KitKat

What we Don’t like

  • Only 1500 mAh Battery

Conclusion

The Intex Aqua Curve Mini offers almost the same set of specifications as its competitors and packs a lower rated battery. Intex Aqua i7 has arrived late and it fails to differentiate itself from the crowd, which might work against it. The Phone will suffice for basic usage and won’t cost you much at 7,290 INR.

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Deepak,
    As u have rightly pointed out, the internal storage of 4 Gb could be a bottle neck for this device.Why a straightaway 8Gb cannot be provided is not understandable, whether it is a cost factor, size or what? Also in para 3 of ur description of this phone, u have said that it carries a 1 Gb ram, but in the table at the end, it is mentioned as 512Mbs, pl clarify as to which needs to be taken.This phone appears to be the most superior of all in the priceband, provideed improvement is made in the battery capacity and RAM.

  2. Dear Deepak,
    Incidentally, I have a question for u pertaining to my own smartphone. I would be happy if u could kindly clarify. The phone is Zen ultraphone, even though I have provided SD of 8 Gb to take care of additional storage (the device is 4Gb internal storage), it frequently tells that the capacity is used up and requires to be cleaned etc., Why the additional capacity provided by the SD is not automatically used is not understood, To make the additional data to get transferred to SD, any thing I have to do, pl let me know and clarify. ThanQ

    • that is one of the main reasons we are not big fan of 4 GB internal storage. All you apps can not be transferred to SD card (unless you root or use other non root hacks). some apps transfer partly to sd card with significant portion remaining on SD card.
      preloaded apps, widgets, keyboards, all this stuff remains on internal memory (which should be around 1 GB in your phone). so when preloaded apps don’t find space to store app data on your internal storage you get the message. Wise thing will be to clear data and disable preloaded apps by going in the app info page.
      if your device is not in warranty period, you can easily root Zen Ultraphone by using Framaroot and delete system apps which you don’t use altogether
      you can also read this
      http://goo.gl/imjZD5

  3. Dear Deepak,
    As regards my question pertaining to Intex Aqua curve mini, u have answered the question reg. the RAM. I would sugget that u experts should advise the manufacturers to provide features which are more useful to the users like, higher RAM, higher int.storage etc., in order that the users could continue to use the phone for more time. Otherwise, due to these weak points, many may have to change their phones.

  4. hey Deepak Hi..
    i need one help yaar..!!
    among
    Xiaomi Redmi 1S,
    Xolo Q700s,
    Intex Aqua Curve Mini,
    Celkon Signature Two A500…. which one is best for buying…
    Plz reply i m waiting 4r +ve response

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