Intex today launched its Aqua S7 smartphone, Priced at Rs 9,499. To be excited to know the speciality of this smartphone.
The smartphone is likely pitted against devices like Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, Samsung Galaxy J2 and LeEco Le 1s Eco. Intex Aqua S7 is also compatible with the recently launched Reliance Jio 4G services. We went hands-on with the Aqua S7 at the launch event, and here are our first impressions of the device
As far as design goes, Intex Aqua S7 looks inspired by the front of the iPhone a bit. The smartphone comes in three color variants – champagne, gold and deep blue, and we tried to sleep.
Intex Aqua S7 has a plastic body with round edges and features a 5-inch HD IPS display of 720×1280 pixel resolution. Although the company claims that the display is scratch proof, we'll only be able to test it out once we review the device extensively. During the limited time we had with the Aqua S7, we found the display to be fairly good. Colours look vibrant and viewing angles are decent as well.
Intex Aqua S7 has the volume rocker and the power button on the right side. The top edge has the 3.5mm audio jack, whereas the bottom edge is where the microUSB port is.
The rear panel of the Aqua S7 has a 13MP primary camera with LED flash, fingerprint sensor as well as the Intex branding. The back panel is removable and taking it off reveals a 3,200mAh battery (non-removable) battery, as well as two sim-card slots and a microSD card slot.
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Overall, we thought found the design of the phone to be pleasing, especially for the price.
During our time with the Intex Aqua S7, the smartphone's performance seemed promising. The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-running Aqua S7 comes with an app drawer type UI. We tried using several applications and the phone didn't show any lag while opening or switching between them.
Intex Aqua S7 can store up to 5 fingerprints. Besides unlocking the device, the fingerprint sensor can also be used to play/pause music and videos on the device, take pictures, return to Home and even answer phone calls. During our limited time use, the fingerprint sensor worked well.
We also gave the smartphone's 13MP camera a shot. It seems to take decent images in well-lit conditions. However, things go a little down in dimly-lit areas.
The device due to the use of our limited time, we are certain aspects of its performance, such as battery life test could not.