Its raining budget droids and every smartphone manufacturer is trying to launch budget devices that run on Android KitKat. The sub Rs 6,000 devices are slowly moving towards the latest iteration of the Android operating system. Intex has just launched its cheapest handset running on Android 4.4 KitKat with the moniker Intex Aqua Style for Rs 5,990. It will be going up against a slew of other budget droids in the country. Let us take a quick review of its applications:
Camera and Internal Storage:
The Intex Aqua Style comes with a 5MP camera at the rear which gets coupled with a LED flash and a 2MP front facing camera. The camera module is a decent performer and this is pretty much what you get in this price range. We haven’t tested the camera so can’t comment on its quality but we expect it to be just an average performer and nothing out of the ordinary.
The internal storage capacity of the Intex Aqua Style is 4GB and this again is the standard in the budget handset range. Intex could have launched it with an 8GB internal storage and made its device stand apart from the rest. The storage will be expandable by anotther 32GB with the help of a microSD card and this again is what you get in this price range.
Processor and Battery
Under the hood is a 1.3 GHz quad core Mediatek processor which we believe is a Mediatek unit. It can be found in almost every other budget quad core smartphone and has already proven that it is a decent performer. It gets mated to a 1GB RAM which is the fact we like the most. A 1GB RAM comes across as a big differentiating factor to way the balance in its favour.
The battery unit aiding its operations is a 1,400 mAh one which will last it roughly a day seeing the fact that it comes with a modest set of specifications. A bigger battery such as an 1,800-2,000 mAh unit would have lasted it over a day easily and seeing the fact that smartphones today usually don’t last more than a month, it would have gotten itself a differentiation from the rest.
Display and Features
The display unit of the Intex Aqua Style is a 4 inch one with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is nothing extra-ordinary to boast about but is just fine for a device that doesn’t cost a bomb either. We would loved a slightly bigger display and a better resolution but then we can’t get everything in this price range either.
The Intex Aqua Style runs on Android 4.4 KitKat and we really like that fact. It features a good build quality as well and will come with a free flip cover too. It comes in black and white colours and looks a bit elegant as well in the white colour. It does not come with any special features but gives an almost stock Android experience so we really like that fact.
The Intex Aqua Style will primarily compete against phones like Micromax Unite A092, Celkon Millenium Dazzle Q44, Moto E and Xolo Q600s which also run on Android 4.4 KitKat and come with similar specifications.
What we like
- Android 4.4 KitKat
What we don’t like
- 1,400 mAh battery
|Model||Intex Aqua Style|
|Display||4 inch, WVGA|
|Processor||1.3 GHz Quad Core|
|Internal Storage||4 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Camera||5 MP/ 2 MP|
Price and Conclusion
The smartphone has been priced at Rs 5,990 and gives you a decent set of specifications for the same as well. Its 1GB RAM helps it stand apart from other budget devices but then the battery lets it down a bit. A good build quality adds to the package. However, what it misses out on is a differentiating factor. It has nothing that the competition doesn’t and this will be one of those devices which are just there and are not game changers.