Intex has updated its Aqua line-up with Aqua Music which comes priced at Rs 9,317. The Aqua Music comes with dual speaker’s setup for a much better music experience. The device also runs on Android Marshmallow and is mostly aimed at audiophiles.Intex Aqua Music comes equipped with a 5.5-inch HD display and draws power from a quad-core 64-bit MediaTek 6735 SoC clocked at 1.3GHz and a 2GB RAM. On the memory front, the phone offers 16GB of onboard storage along with microSD card slot that can accommodate up to 32GB. The Aqua Music looks well designed but still somehow misses out on the elegance front.
The Intex Aqua Music comes with a 13-Megapixel primary camera and a 5-Megapixel secondary sensor. Furthermore, the device is backed by a 3,400mAh battery and is claimed to offer a talk time of 6-7 hours along with a standby time of more than 10 days. On the connectivity front, the Aqua Music offers 4G LTE, Dual SIM, VoLTE along with the other usual features. It is worth noting that VoLTE is one of the features you need to look out for while buying a new handset since the Reliance Jio uses VoLTE for its HD calls. As expected the device also comes preloaded with the usual bevy of apps along with Matrabasha, a software that supports up to 21 Indian languages.
The affordable smartphone market is swarming with new competitors every day and we already have smartphones like Redmi 3S leading the charts in the below Rs 10,000 segment. The Intex Aqua Music should have come with better specification since it would inadvertently rival the other stalwarts of the segment. But then, Intex mostly sells its phones offline and has great distribution network in Tier-1/2/3 cities and towns where competition is with the likes of Micromax, Karbonn and Lava, and not the Chinese counterparts.