Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Smartphone with 2800 mAh Battery – Review

Nothing appeals more than Virtual Reality when it comes to latest technologies in terms of smartphones. The fact has been absorbed best by smartphone manufacturers, the Intex Aqua 5.5 VR is the most recent example of that, it features a 5.5-inch display screen that works pretty well with an Android v6.0 operating system.

When it comes to VR, the most viable options in this respect include Oculus Rift and Google Cardboard that are available at a wider range of price. So, it is not a surprise that the latest Micromax mobile phones, Lyf phones, or Intex phones come loaded with it. Out of all the best surviving basic level smartphone names, Intex can be given a higher priority for being a homegrown brand.

The company recently came up with its’ Aqua 5.5 VR smartphone that can be availed at a pocket-friendly price of Rs. 5099. It clears the fact that this one targets the most fundamental level of buyers who wish to get the hang of virtual reality for the first time.

This one comes with a cherry on the cake, it is VoLTE capable and therefore, compatible with the latest addition from Reliance Jio. Here is a close look at this device:

1. Design & Display:

Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Smartphone 1

It is definitely an in-budget smartphone, the front side of this phone comes with a 5.5-inch screen embedded with three capacitive navigation buttons. Right over this display, there is a 5MP front-facing camera, a proximity sensor, a LED flash, as well as an earpiece.

It has some sizeable bezels that make this smartphone a big shot and also makes it simpler to hold it with both hands when you need to see something in landscape orientation. The plastic back panel can be easily taken off to see 2 SIM card slots, a removable battery, and a microSD card slot. The back side has a 5MP primary camera that has dual-LED flash along with an Intex logo.

Speaker grille is on the lower side of this back panel. The sides are embedded with the volume rocker, power button, microUSB charging transfer, and 3.5mm audio ports. The lower side is completely nude.

2. Camera & Performance:

Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Smartphone 2

It is powered by an unknown 1.2GHz quad-core processor that coordinates with 1GB of RAM along with 8GB internal storage that can be expanded further up to 32GB with microSD cards. This makes it sufficient for regular usage. However, to some people, the RAM amount is completely inadequate that becomes visible as you try to do something innovative with it.

The call quality is pretty good; Output is audible while the network reception is little above average. The 4G VoLTe connectivity works just the way it should. The audio output from the rear speaker is quite loud but gets distorted when higher levels are touched. In crux, Intex Aqua 5.5 VR is completely fine for light usage.

However, when you want to play complicated online games line “Injustice” or work on ten tabs altogether, you may want to switch to some other handset. The camera clicks decent quality images in good lighting, but the images have a good amount of compression artifacts along with digital noise in them. The camera app is rudimentary, but the addition of some color modes makes it sound cool. The battery life is also good as well and will meet your expectations in a better than average manner.

3. Software & VR:

Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Smartphone 3

Intext Aqua 5.5 VR comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow which is quite innovative. Intex has pitched the Aqua 5.5 VR as a cell phone for those intrigued by survey virtual reality content (subsequently the VR in the name).

Curiously, the case that the mobile phone comes in can be made into a Google Cardboard viewer. As one may expect, the VR experience is very fundamental. You can download the Cardboard application and other VR applications/recreations from the Google Play Store for this. It functions admirably for most of the part.


Intex Aqua 5.5 VR Smartphone 4

It is an in-budget smartphone and meets most of the expectations. The screen is good; battery backup is awesome, and the VR-compatibility adds the cherry on the top. However, there are a few backdrops like less lackluster and large amount of preloaded bloat that you may want to overlook if you are looking to stick with the pocket size strictly.

This article is written by Lisa Parker, a tech geek from PriceHunt who likes to read, write and share her knowledge. She has written articles on Education, Vehicle Tracker, Intex Mobile Phones and on many other different topics because learning never ends and through this she also learns many new things. Follow her on Google+.

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