Intex Aqua 5.5 VR 

price₹ 5,099 onwards

launchOct, 2016

15.0

excellence score

59.1

value for money score

Not available at any of our listed stores

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Design

  • Good looks, and good build quality - actually feels like a more expensive phone than it is
  • Large, somewhat bulky size, with significant bezels
  • Glossy back feels slippery
  • The volume rockers and the power button are too flush with the body, making them difficult to feel around

Display

  • Very good, bright display - colours in HD movies and photos look rich and visibility from wide angles is flawless

Software

  • Features a hardware notification mode button to quickly silent the phone, or put it in priority mode (similar to iPhones, and OnePlus phones)
  • Clean, stock Android interface keeps things simple and familiar
  • The native VR app is not really well designed

Performance

  • Struggles when stressed - despite the clean Android, the phone’s overall performance is not always smooth - while it can handle individual tasks well, the phone feels sluggish with 5-6 apps running in the background

Camera

  • Average camera - struggles even in daytime - colours look washed out and the overall image looks blurry

Audio

  • Good loudspeaker, which is uncommon at this price point
  • Decent call quality

Battery

  • Good 2, 800mAh battery - lasts a whole day of modest use on single charge
  • Charging speed for the battery is on the slow side

More

  • Supports VR - Intex is bundling a card board-based virtual reality (VR) headset (similar to Google Cardboard) with the phone, and will work with the VR apps available on the Google Play Store, as well as with VR videos - on the whole the VR experience is fun
  • Also has an Emergency rescue feature which sends out text messages to numbers configured as emergency contacts
  • Has a limited 8GB of internal storage, which will become a problem if you install a lot of apps/games on your phone
  • On the whole, the Intex Aqua 5.5 VR is certainly not meant for a power user, but only for a basic user who needs a good-looking display for watching movies and the daily dose of news, e-books and Facebook posts, and maybe wants a taste of VR

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Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size5.5 inches
Screen Resolution720x1280 pixels (~ 267 pixels per inch)
Display Features
  • IPS
  • 2 Point Touch Support
Sensors
  • G-sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Light Sensor
  • Accelerometer
  • Gyroscope
Processor/RAM
Processor1.2 GHz, Quad Core, MediaTek MT6737
GPUMali-T720
RAM1 GB
Memory
Internal Memory8 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 32 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity2800 mAh
Battery Standby200 hrs
Battery Talktime5.00 hrs
Dimensions
Weight176 gm
Thickness9.9 mm
Camera
Camera5.0 MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
Other Camera Features
  • Panorama Mode
  • Gesture Capture
  • Anti-Shake
  • Smile Shot
Secondary Camera5.0 MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • Flash
  • Face Beauty
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
USBYes
WiFiYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM
FM RadioYes
More
  • Emergency Rescue
  • Smart Gesture
  • Matrabhasha
  • Dailypoint
  • Newspoint
  • Saavn
  • Opera mini Lefty

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