Intex Aqua View is a nice budget smartphone with exciting new features. It is designed to look decent and simple. Let's see how this quad core processor is gonna perform in this review. The eyelet VR cardboard comes free with the purchase of Intex Aqua View.
The design of Intex Aqua View looks interesting. It has a compact body which does not feel very heavy. You get a 5Mp front facing the camera. It has a 5 inch HD display. Below the display you get the fingerprint sensor which also acts as a home button. The button can be pressed. On the back, it has an 8MP shooter along with LED flash and the Intex branding. It gives you a fell of the brushed aluminum finish on the back and the back is made of plastic. It has thin bezels on the sides. It does get a metallic construction at the edges which give a sturdy feel in the hand.
The charging slot along with the speaker outlet is placed at the bottom side and the 3.5mm headphone jack at the top. There is no branding at the front side of the device. But coming to the back side there is the branding below the camera, the camera looks rounded with steel rim surrounding it. Dual LED flash is available.
The stereo speakers are present at the bottom. The volume button along with the power button comes on the right side of the smartphone. At the back the panel is removable and under the flap, you can see the long lasting 2200mAh battery, micro SD card slot, and sim slots. Available in black and white colors. The three capacitive buttons are present on the lower panel.
Intex Aqua View comes with a 5-inch display IPS LCD display giving around 16.7M colors. It is packed with an HD resolution of 720 x 1280 pixel. It has a pixel density of 293ppi. It is a multi-touch capacitive screen. It has a screen to body ratio of 73%. It is a 5 point multi-touch.
Intex Aqua View running on a 64-bit quad-core Cortex A53 processor coupled with Mediatek (MTK6735P) chipset and mali-400MP GPU. The device avails a fingerprint sensor. It is running on the OS v5.1 Lollipop.
It has an internal memory of 16GB and RAM of 2GB DDR3. The expandable memory provided up to 32GB. Having primary camera of 8MP with LED flash with geo-tagging, autofocus, touch focus, face and smile detention. Stereo speakers are given. Wi-Fi, Hotspot, Bluetooth, GPS options are available.
The primary camera records video at 720p@30fps. 5MP Secondary camera is provided. G-Sensor, Gyro-Light Sensor, Proximity sensors are present. It has 2200mAh li-ion removable battery. It has dual sim device with GSM and HSPA support. Does not support OTG cable.
Intex Aqua View is running on Android lollipop. The AnTuTu scoring of the device is 23251. In terms of performance, I didn’t feel any lag while navigating around. But the device cannot handle heavy multi-tasking or even heavy gaming. For low-end games, the device doesn’t make difference but for the high-end games, it becomes lazy. In terms of software, you get a lot of preloaded applications.
You can uninstall them if not needed. The call quality of the device is good. The keypad is good and nice to type. The graphic quality is good. Coming to the VR part you get a free headset with this smartphone. The VR cardboard is just like an ordinary Google cardboard. You can scan it to pair with your mobile.
The mobile comes with some VR related apps, also a gaming app called VR duck hunt. It works well. You can also download the VR content from the play store. The battery life is decent enough.
The phone comes with an 8MP back camera and a 5Mp front camera. The camera is not very impressive. The images are not so impressive in terms of details, color reproduction is also very impressive and it is on the cooler side. The front camera is also not that impressive, comparing with the smartphones in the same price segment.
Intex Aqua View is a very good device performing well. The design looks premium while comparing to range phones. It is available at a price range of Rs 9K. The fingerprint sensor is amazing. But the camera sucks. VR Cardboard is just a complimentary gift and it works with any smartphone.