Intex announced their Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D last month for a very affordable price of INR 6,899. The phone offers some decent specs, but let’s see what all comes in the box and how the device stack up against the games that we throw at it. Today, in this article, let’s do the unboxing and quick overview of the device with gaming and benchmark data.

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Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Full Specifications

Key SpecsIntex Cloud Crystal 2.5D
Display5 inches IPS
Screen ResolutionHD (1280 x 720)
Operating SystemAndroid Lollipop 5.1
Processor 1 GHz Quad-Core
ChipsetMediatek MT6735P
Memory3 GB RAM
Inbuilt Storage 16 GB
Storage UpgradeYes, upto 32 GB via microSD
Primary Camera8 MP with LED flash
Video recording1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera2 MP
Battery 2200 mAh
Fingerprint SensorNo
NFCNo
4G readyYes
SIM card typeDual SIM
WaterproofNo
Weight148 gms
Price INR 6,899

Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Unboxing

The Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D comes in a black box with Intex branding on the top and the box showcasing the picture of the phone. On the back of the phone, you find the key specifications of the device. On the edges of the box, you find the details such as pricing and manufacturing information.

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Upon opening the box, you are greeted with the phone itself, wrapped in a translucent cover. Just on the side of the phone, you find the opening for the other compartment of the box which houses all the accessories for the phone.

Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Box Contents

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Inside the box, you’ll find a USB Charger, a microUSB cable, a pair of headphones and a plastic back case for the phone. Apart from these accessories for your phone, you’ll find the battery that goes in the phone and the literature for the phone including the quick start guide and warranty information along with a user manual.

Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Unboxing, Review, Camera and Features [Video]

Physical Overview

Starting with the physical overview of the phone, on the front of the device, you’ll find the 5-inch HD display along with touch capacitive buttons on the bottom of the screen. On the top of the screen, you’ll find the earpiece and the 2-megapixel selfie camera.

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On the back of the device, you’ll find a plastic back cover that can be removed to find replace the battery, place the sim cards and the microSD card. The back of the phone has a textured feel in the hand that gives it a good grip. On the back, you’ll also find the camera and an LED flash.

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On the bottom of the device, you will find the microUSB port for charging and data sync and the primary microphone to record audio on the smartphone.

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On the top of the phone, you’ll find the 3.5mm headphone jack that you can use to connect any headphone or headset to the phone.

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On the right edge of the phone, you’ll find the power button and the volume rocker as well. The volume rocker is located towards the top of the edge, whereas the power button is just below the volume rocker.

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Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Photo Gallery

User Interface

Intex UI

The user interface on the device is a bit stock-like, but a bit colourful to my taste. The icons on the home screen are rounded icons just like the ones we’ve come to see on Chinese smartphones like the ones from Xiaomi. The settings app and the notification drop down are just like the ones in stock Android. The App Drawer also is a bit modified with Intex’s own launcher.

Gaming Performance

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The Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D features a 1GHz Quad-Core CPU with 3GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be expanded via a microSD card up to 32GB in size. Going by the specifications, the phone is not really a gaming phone, and can not handle games like Nova 3 or Asphalt 8. But it can still run games like Dead Trigger 2 and Modern Combat 5, with a few lags in Modern Combat 5. Here are the gaming results of the device.

GamePlaying DurationBattery Drop (%)Initial Temperature (In Celsius)Final Temperature (In Celsius)
Modern Combat30 minutes17%31.8 degree38.6 degree
Dead Trigger 230 minutes14%34.6 degree39.7 degree

Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D Performance and Benchmark Scores

With the processor and the RAM that the phone has, I did not expect it to have a great benchmark score, and I was right. The benchmark scores for the device when tested using Antutu, Geekbench 3, Quadrant Standard and Nenamark2 were as follows. They are nothing impressive, but they are what you get for the price.

Benchmark AppBenchmark Scores
AnTuTu (64-bit)23337
Quadrant Standard 9105
Geekbench3Single-Core- 441
Multi-Core- 995
Nenamark50.1 fps

2016-03-11 (6) Intex-Cloud-Crytal-Benchmark

Verdict

The Intex Cloud Crystal 2.5D is a phone that features a budget processor, with a huge amount of RAM, but the overall performance of this phone isn’t great. It is still decent, and can survive a few games that you throw at it. Other than that, the device isn’t anything special. I’ve seen a few other smartphones priced similarly but with a much better performance anyway.