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Intex Aqua 5.0 Review

Intex Aqua 5.0

Price     Rs. 9,690

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Written by My Mobile Team
Added on January 7, 2013

This seems like the season for phablets as handset manufacturers are lining up to release large screen devices one after the other. What’s more, many of them come at a remarkably low price. Intex has now thrown its hat into the the phablet ring with the relatively low-priced aqua. How will it fare in a very competitive market?

Intex Aqua 5.0Pros


  • Large 5.0 inch display
  • 1 GHz dual core processor
Intex Aqua 5.0Cons


  • Camera disappoints
  • Screen resolution could have been better
Looks: Normal, very normal

The phone is solidly built, it is bulky at around 199 grams. The front is dominated by a 5.0- inch display with a 1.3-megapixel camera, and four keys located at the bottom of the screen. The 5.0-megapixel camera with flash and the speaker grille are placed on the back panel.

Hardware: On expected lines

The Intex aqua comes with a 5.0-inch WVGA capacitive display and is powered by a 1 GHz dual core MediaTek processor, which handles multitasking without any hiccups. The device supports dual SIM (GSM+GSM) functionality. Internal storage stands at 4 GB that can be expanded up to 32 GB and comes with 512 MB RAM. On the connectivity front, the phone includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, A-GPS, 2G and 3G with HSUPA and HSDPA support. Making sure there is enough power to keep all this ticking is the 2,000 mAh battery.

Software: We have ICS!

The phone runs on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich). It comes with five home panels that can be customised with widgets and app shortcuts. The homescreen also has shortcuts for calls, contacts, messages and the default browser. In between them is the menu key. The large display makes viewing Web pages and videos a pleasure. There are also some pre installed apps such as Flipkart, Nimbuzz, Skype, G talk, YouTube, and WhatsApp.

Multimedia: Just about fine

The Intex aqua gets good marks from us in multimedia – the large screen is great for browsing and viewing videos and sound quality on the loudspeakers was good, if a bit disappointing on headphones. The onboard music player comes with a number of effects and one can preset reverb as per the size of the room. Also on board is FM Radio with good reception and sound quality. On the camera front, however, neither the front nor the back camera impresses.

User Experience: Good value for money

We would have liked a higher resolution display and perhaps a lighter and sleeker device, but even with those reservations the Intex aqua device fared well. It scored 2,019 on the Quadrant test and generally performed decently. We would say it is a decent device for those looking for a large screen smartphone at an affordable price.


Intex Aqua 5.0 Review Rating

The Intex aqua is priced at Rs 9,690. Those seeking alternatives can also consider the Micomax A100 which also sports a 5.0-inch display and is available at Rs 9,800.

Ease of Use
Value for Money
76 %


Dimension (mm)
143x80x10.1 mm
Weight (gms.)
198.9 g
Talktime/ Standby
Up to 3 hours/Up to 160 hours
Screen Size/ Colors
Inbuilt Memory
2 GB Storage, 512 MB RAM
Expandable Memory
Up to 32 GB
Bluetooth / Wi-Fi
Camera / Flash
5.0 MP  /  
Phonebook Capacity
Frequency/ Dual SIM
GSM 900 / 1800 MHz / Yes
Music Player/ FM
Operating System
Android OS, v4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
Form Factor
Touch Screen/ Qwerty
Burn Test Rating



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