Look & Design
Like other premium smartphones, Intex has a solid cold metal body in this smartphone. Although 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 of the phone is scratch resistant, so 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 on one touch. The micro-USB port is at the bottom while the 3.5mm audio jack is given at the top. There is a lack of fingerprint sensor in the phone. This feature is now available in many phones of lower price than Intex Aqua GenX, so many customers will get disappointed.
The right side of the phone has a SIM tray and a customizable 'Q' button. The phone supports dual SIM with 4G in the first SIM and 3G support in the second. The phone has a hybrid SIM slot which means that you will have to choose another SIM or one of the expandable storage. The 'Q' button can be customized in the same way as Honor 7 In smartphone.
The Intex Aqua GenX has a 5.5-inch full HD IPS display. The screen's density is 401 PPI. The screen is sharp and detailed as well as bright. The phone's display can also be easily seen in sunlight. Due to the large screen size, the phone enjoys media views and games.
Specification and software
Apart from the specifications, the Intex Aqua GenX has something special that makes it different from other budget smartphones. The phone has an eight core MediaTek MT6753 processor running at 1.3 GHz. RAM is 2 GB and internal storage is 16 GB. Storage can be increased (up to 128 GB) with the help of microSD card. The battery is 2850 mAh. Only about 11 GB of internal storage is used by the user. The 4G slot in the SIM slot will support TDD band 40 and FDD band 3.
With the phone you will get a 7.5 watt charger, headset with microphone, in-line remote, screen protector and a SIM ejector tool.
The Intex Aqua GenX runs on Android 5.1 with single layer custom skin. The user interface design is good and easy to use. The lock screen, notification shade and icon dock are all well known and easy to operate. But the only thing that did not 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 yourself.
The Intex Aqua GenX camera is 13 megapixels, allowing full HD video to be recorded. But with a 5 megapixel front camera, only 640×480 pixels resolution video can be recorded. Single-tone LED flash is provided with rear camera. Both cameras come with HDR image capture support.
The camera app seems a bit complicated and difficult at first sight, but in fact it can do everything easily. Video can be recorded with a single tap and slow-motion video, HDR like modes can be activated quickly. Featers such as live photos, motion tracks, panoramas and multi-angles are also useful. By going to the options menu, you can manually set many things like photos and video resolution.
Talking about color and light, the camera is excellent. The photos are bright and realistic. The detail of the photos is decent and the lack of sharpness in the photos is clearly visible without zooming.
The video is well recorded but the lack of detail is also visible in it. Except for detailing, pictures and videos can be recorded brilliantly from the phone.
The Intex Aqua GenX has a 1.3 GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6753 processor and Mali T720 GPU for graphics. RAM is 2 GB. The phone runs smoothly and looks dependable.
The phone's benchmark figures were decent and in general it worked well. But during the Dead Trigger 2 game and heavy encoded video, the phone has problems. The phone also consumes a lot of battery while playing games. However, excluding some of these things, we found the performance of Aqua Genx to be decent.
The phone supports 4G and starts working on the network soon. There is also no problem with Wi-Fi networks, except with a weak antenna. The single speaker at the back makes loud and clear sound but seems a bit uncomfortable for watching movies and videos. However, the headphone sound is excellent but the headphones that come with it sound less.
Battery life is average and the phone lasted 9 hours 16 minutes during our video loop test. At the same time, during normal use, the battery of the smartphone runs almost the entire day, but in our test the battery ran out before one day.
Intex is not known for making expensive and beautiful smartphones, so this first premium smartphone of Indian company gives a pleasant feeling. The Intex Aqua GenX is a good smartphone with its price and features. The phone also has some drawbacks such as the sharpness of the camera, the lack of a fingerprint sensor in addition to the details.
Intex Aqua GenX is a great device but recently launched Xiaomi Redmi Note 3 (Review) And LEEco LE1S (Review) Has left it behind. In these smartphones, this premium smartphone of Intex gets more excellent specifications at a lower price. Intex Aqua GenX can be purchased only when you need a smartphone very much and you are not able to buy other phones online. Intex's large service network can also be a reason to buy this phone.