Intex has announced long lasting entry level smartphone dubbed Intex Aqua Power HD that is priced at Rs 9,444. The handset comes with an octa core processor from MediaTek that complements its solid battery. Here we have come up with a quick review on the Intex smartphone that is upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop in future.

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Camera and Internal Storage

The primary camera unit on the Intex Aqua Power HD is a 13 MP camera that is coupled with LED flash for better low light photography. Along with rear snapper, there is a front facing 5 MP selfie shooter that that can take care of video conferencing and clicking gorgeous self portrait shots. At this pricing, there are not many smartphones that arrive with such high end aspects and hence, this is a better phone on the imaging front. But, the quality of the snappers has to be analyzed in detail.

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The internal storage is pretty decent at 16 GB and this can be extended up to 32 GB using a micro SD card. These days, manufacturers launching offerings in this price bracket are gradually drifting away from 8 GB to 16 GB of storage capacity to make sure consumers have enough storage space on their device.

Processor and Battery

The chipset used is an octa core MediaTek MT6592M SoC ticking at 1.4 GHz clock speed. This processor is paired with 2 GB of RAM that should suffice in delivering decent performance and multi-tasking experience. Moreover, many smartphones in this price range arrive with similar hardware aspects.

Battery capacity of the Intex Aqua Power HD is impressive at 4,000 mAh and it can definitely pump in a decent backup to the handset as there are impressive specs onboard.

Display and Features

Intex has given the smartphone a 5 inch OnCell IPS display that carries a HD resolution of 1280×720 pixels. It appears like this display is pretty moderate for the pricing that the device asks with a usable pixel density of 294 pixels per inch that should be adequate enough for the usual tasks.

The device runs on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system and Intex has assured to rollout the Android 5.0 Lollipop update sometime in future. There are connectivity options such as 3G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS and dual SIM functionality. The Aqua Power HD is packed with features such as Auto Call Record, FM recording, OTG Support, smart gesture, Voice Capture and more and applications such as Ask Me, Opera mini, OLX, Newshunt, Quickoffice and more.

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Comparison

From the specifications and pricing that the Intex offering is given, the handset will be a rival to other powerful smartphones including Lava Iris Fuel 60, Xolo Q3000, Celkon Millennia Epic Q550 and octa core devices in the price bracket including iBall Andi 5Q Cobalt Solus and others in the price bracket.

Key Specs

Model Intex Aqua Power HD
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.4 GHz Octa Core MediaTek MT6592M
RAM 2 GB
Internal Storage 16 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Battery 4,000 mAh
Price Rs 9,444

What we Like

  • Voluminous battery
  • Capable imaging hardware

Price and Conclusion

The Intex Aqua Power HD is undoubtedly an impressive smartphone that comes packed with a decent spec sheet at an affordable price point. The highlight of the device is its octa core processor and juicy 4,000 mAh battery that makes it a great value for money offering. It is can easily pump in a long lasting battery backup to the device under mixed usage. Anyways, we will have to wait for a full hands-on review on the device to know more details about it.