Intex Aqua 5.5 VR

price Rs. 5,099 onwards launch Oct, 2016
current magic score ?
67.3
verdict BUY
good value-for-money
currently ranked
#36
of 519 phones in Rs. 5,000 - 10,000

phonecurry editor's note based on opinion across 3 expert review(s)

WHAT WE LIKED
  • Good looks
  • Nice, bright display - colours in HD movies and photos look rich and visibility from wide angles is flawless
  • Supports VR - Intex is bundling a card board-based virtual reality (VR) headset with the phone, and will work with the VR apps available on the Google Play Store
  • Features a hardware notification mode button to quickly silent the phone, or put it in priority mode (similar to iPhones, and OnePlus phones)
  • Also has an Emergency rescue feature which sends out text messages to numbers configured as emergency contact in the phone if the user presses and holds the volume up and down key together for three seconds
  • Clean, stock Android interface keeps things simple and familiar
  • Decent 2, 800mAh battery - can last a whole day of modest use on single charge

WHAT WE DIDN'T
  • Large, somewhat bulky size, with significant bezels
  • Glossy back feels slippery (you should use a case)
  • Struggles when stressed - despite the clean Android, the phone’s overall performance is far from smooth - while it can handle individual tasks well, the phone feels sluggish with 5-6 apps running in the background
  • Has a limited 8GB of internal storage, which will become a problem if you install a lot of apps/games on your phone
  • Average camera - struggles even in daytime - colours look washed out and the overall image looks blurry
  • Low-light shots look noise-ridden and fail to illuminate darker areas properly
  • 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

3 expert review(s)


972+ user reviews

OS
Smartphone OSAndroid 6.0
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
Note: All brand quality factors listed below are already taken into account (with appropriate weightage) when calculating the magic score for a phone!
brand rating
3.19/5
(Average)
average phonecurry internal rating for phones launched by this brand in the last 12 months
brand perception
Ok
brand perception among consumers, based on surveys
service quality rating
Ok
service & support quality rating, based on user surveys