look and design
Like other premium smartphones, Intex has given a solid cold metal body in this smartphone. However, there is a plastic strip at the top and bottom. The rear panel is made of metallic unibody. Which means the battery is not removable. The look of the phone is fine.
The front part of the phone is scratch resistant so that there is no risk of damage to the phone. On the right side are the power and volume buttons. However, the power button has been designed in such a way that it works only with a single touch. The Micro-USB port is at the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack is placed at the top. The phone lacks a fingerprint sensor. If this feature is now available in many phones priced less than Intex Aqua GenX, many customers will be disappointed.
On the right side of the phone is the SIM tray and customizable ‘Q’ button. The phone supports dual SIM with 4G support in the first SIM and 3G support in the second. The phone has a hybrid SIM slot which means you have to choose between a second SIM or expandable storage. The ‘Q’ button can be customized in the same way as Honor 7 in smartphone.
Intex Aqua GenX flaunts a 5.5-inch Full HD IPS display. The density of the screen is 401 ppi. The screen is sharp and detailed as well as bright. The display of the phone can be easily seen even in sunlight. Due to the large screen size, media views and games are enjoyed in the phone.
Specifications and software
Apart from specifications, the Intex Aqua GenX has a lot to offer that makes it different from other budget smartphones. The phone is powered by an octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. RAM is 2 GB and internal storage is 16 GB. Storage can be expanded (up to 128 GB) with the help of microSD card. Battery is 2850 mAh. Only about 11 GB of internal storage is used by the user. The SIM slot will support TDD Band 40 and FDD Band 3 on 4G connectivity.
Along with the phone, you will get a 7.5W charger, headset with microphone, in-line remote, screen protector and a SIM ejector tool.
Intex Aqua GenX runs on Android 5.1 with a single layer custom skin on top. The design of the user interface is nice and easy to use. The lock screen, notification shade, and icon dock all look familiar and are easy to operate. But the only thing that didn’t work well are the app icons and folders on the home screen.
With the help of many options in the Settings app, you can change things according to your own.
The camera of Intex Aqua GenX is 13 megapixels, which can record full HD video. But with the front camera of 5 megapixels, only 640×480 pixels resolution video can be recorded. There is a single-tone LED flash with the rear camera. Both cameras come with HDR image capture support.
The camera app seems a bit complicated and daunting at first glance, but in reality, you can do everything easily. Video can be recorded with a single tap and modes like slow-motion video, HDR can be activated quickly. Fetters like Live Photos, Motion Tracks, Panorama and Multi-angle are also useful. By going to the options menu, you can manually set many things like picture and video resolution.
Talking about color and light, the camera is excellent. The photos are dazzling and realistic. The details of the pictures are fine and the lack of sharpness is clearly visible in the pictures without zooming.
Videos are well recorded but the lack of detail is visible in it too. Except for the detailing, pictures and videos can be recorded wonderfully from the phone.
Intex Aqua GenX is powered by 1.3GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor and Mali T720 GPU for graphics. RAM is 2 GB. The phone runs fine without any issues and looks reliable too.
The phone’s benchmark figures were decent and it did a decent job in general. But during the Dead Trigger 2 game and heavy encoded videos, the phone has problems. While playing games, the phone also consumes a lot of battery while heating up. However, except for these few things, we found the performance of Aqua GenX to be decent.
The phone supports 4G and starts working on the network quickly. There is no problem with Wi-Fi network except for weak antenna. The single speaker at the rear makes for loud and clear sound, but it feels a bit uncomfortable to watch movies and videos. Although the headphone sound is great, the sound of the headphones that came with it seems less.
Battery life is average and the phone lasted 9 hours and 16 minutes during our video loop test. At the same time, during normal use, the battery of the smartphone lasts almost the whole day, but in our test, the battery ran out before a day.
Intex is not known for making expensive and beautiful smartphones, so this first premium smartphone from the Indian company gives a pleasant feeling. Intex Aqua GenX is a good smartphone with its price and features. In addition to the sharpness of the camera, detail in the phone, there are also some drawbacks like the absence of fingerprint sensor.
Intex Aqua GenX is a great device but recently launched xiaomi redmi note 3 ,review) And LeEco LE 1S ,review) has completely overtaken it. In these smartphones, this premium smartphone of Intex gets more great specifications at a lower price. Intex Aqua GenX can be bought only when you are in great need of a smartphone and you are unable to buy other phones online. Intex’s large service network can also be a reason for buying this phone.