Intex is a well-known home-grown brand known for its affordable Android devices. Starting out as a computer peripherals maker, they marked their entry into the smartphones sector with feature phones. The portfolio now includes Android smartphones as well.
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 was launched by Intex in June 2016. It is an affordable Android smartphone and is available from Rs. 3,690/- to Rs. 3,850/- depending on the color. The phone lacks some premium features like Gorilla Glass protection, fingerprint scanner, and an HD display. But the phone supports 3G networks and is affordable.
· 5.0 inch TFT display (480 x 854 pixels), 196 PPI.
· Dimensions of 142 x 72.70 x 9.60 mm (L x W x D); Weighing 100 gms.
· Quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 processor running at 1.2 GHz.
· 2500 mAh removable battery.
· 512 MB RAM + 8 GB storage; Micro SD card slot (expandable up to 32 GB).
· Dual SIM; 3G support on SIM 1 (Regular + Regular).
· 2 MP primary camera (with dual LED flash) + 0.3 MP front camera.
· Running on Android 5.1 Lollipop.
ü 5.0 inch two-point touch display.
ü Big 2500 mAh removable battery.
ü Dedicated memory expansion slot.
ü Built-in FM radio.
ü Bluetooth and Wi-Fi with A-GPS.
û 512 MB RAM.
û 8 GB built-in storage.
û Display supports only 2-finger touch.
INSIDE THE BOX:
· Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 Handset
· USB Cable
· Screen Guard
· User Manuals
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 is a beautiful device and is available in two colours; Grey and Champagne Gold. The back panel is removable and it gives access to the removable battery, the dual SIMs and the storage expansion slot. The back panel has a denim-like texture with faux stitching which goes around the entire circumference of the back. The two long edges are covered with textured plastic made to feel and look like rubber. These strips help in getting a good grip on the device.
On the top-side of the back is the camera cut-out with raised edges which protrude outwards slightly from the back. Below the camera resides the dual LED flash. There is a speaker grill on the bottom of the back panel and Intex branding in the top half. On the front of Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 Mobile, the three Android navigation keys sit below the 5.0 inch display. The front panel and the edges are painted to match the back panel’s colour. The front camera is in line with the earpiece. All-in-all the phone has a fresh youthful look without appearing too amateurish.
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 sports a 5.0 inch TFT LCD display with 2-finger touch support. The resolution is a rather low 480 x 854 pixels which on a 5.0 inch display give it a pixel density of 196 PPI.
The colours are reproduced well but the contrast and viewing angles are not so great. As a result, the sunlight legibility suffers. At this price point, it is a good display. But the 2-finger touch support on the display is disappointing.
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 Mobile primary camera is a 2.0 megapixels fixed focus shooter accompanied by a dual LED flash. The fixed focus somewhat limits the abilities of the camera. The pictures turn out quite nicely, though lacking in details and sharpness.
The dual LED flash helps out quite well in low-light situations. The front camera is a fixed focus 0.3 megapixels camera. This is strictly useful for the occasional video calls. Selfie shooters will not be satisfied with the images produced by this camera.
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 runs on a quad-core Spreadtrum SC7731 processor running at 1.2 GHz. It is supported by 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of built-in storage. The storage can be increased to 32 GB via a microSD card. Out of the box, the phone runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop. 512 MB RAM is ‘just enough’ to run the Android OS effectively. As a result there are minor lags while surfing the UI and during daily usage. The 2500 mAh Li-ion battery will keep the phone running for longer period between two charges.
Also See: Intex Aqua R3 Plus Mobile
The Intex Aqua Sense 5.1 is an affordable phone with rather mediocre specifications. But that is to be expected as this price point. But the phone supports 3G networks and expandable storage and sports a large 5.0 inch display. These are the redeeming features of an otherwise unremarkable phone.
· Performance: 3 Stars.
· Value for Money: 3 Stars.