If there is a low-end Android smartphone today in the market, its credit goes to “Android Go”. We also heard the announcements of these smartphones in MWC 2018. The new name in this list is Intex Aqua Lions N1. After the launch of Reliance Jio’s Jio Phone, the competition has risen and now BSNL and Micromax India are looking to stand in line with the line-1.
Recently, Hike has launched a smartphone in partnership with Airtel, which is priced as a feature phone. We investigated this Intex Aqua Lions N1. The cheap price phone has been priced Rs. 1,649with Airtel plan. The main feature of the phone is the hike total. This platform provides the user with other features such as sending messages without internet, receiving news. How does it work? We know in detail. Let’s have a look on the Intex Aqua Lions N1 review in India.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 Design
Looking at the body and build quality, the guess is that the phone will be less expensive. This black and plastic body phone is much smaller today. Its weight is just 112 grams. The quality of the plastic used in it is also average, but having matte finish does not look too ‘cheap’. The back has a texture, which makes it easy to hold the phone. In the box, the user gets a power adapter, a data cable and a headphone. The company has tried to make the user happy by giving headphones in this price range. The phone could be designed better, as well as the Micro USB connector does not fit properly in the port of the phone. Such drawbacks should have been removed.
The phone has a 4-inch display, which is equipped with 480×800 pixels resolution. The text appears to blur. Viewing angles are not as good Turning the phone to the right-left turns the screen to look black. The display and the tampered glass are not connected to each other, the difference is clearly visible as a place. Also fingerprints also come in the way. The sides of the phone are thick, the navigation button does not have backlit. The phone does not have a notification LED or ambient light sensor but the front camera is given. Volume and power buttons are on the right side of the phone. At the same time, the headphone socket and micro-USB are in the upper part of the phone.
The camera is given in the middle part of the phone, with the LED flash, which is just below the camera. The place for the speaker is down. The back cover of the phone can be removed. Also the battery can be removed. There is a microSD slot, a MicroSD card slot inside. It is possible to use the card up to 128 GB. Overall Intex Aqua Lions N1 is a simple, cheaper Android phone.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 Specifications and Features
The phone’s hardware is also fine. It has the Quad Core MediaTech MT 6737V processor. Coming to Jugalbandi 1GB Ram. Storage is of 8 GB. The phone has FM radio, GPS, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, but the handset does not support USB-OTG. There are two sensors in it – accelerometer and proximity On the other hand, the handset supports 4G VoLTE. The performance of the phone on the benchmark site is poor.
Now come on the display of the phone. This hike runs on Total, which is a custom version of Android. Exactly like Indus OS Hike. Total is a specially designed platform for the Indian market. It supports 8 Indian languages and is able to provide some services without internet connection.
Hike has not ‘messed up’ with Android Noga UI, it’s much like stock Android. On the left-hand screen there are offline apps. These include some important apps like Bus Tickets and Game of the Day. You can also try the app by picking it from the bubble itself. To use the offline app, you will have to create the Total Account and verify the Airtel SIM.
You will be able to use the app on which the app is made. Apps like cricket, recharge, hike wallet, train info, news, messaging, offline users, total data packs are currently available for offline use. We tried the offline app from postpaid airtel sim and the experience was better. These apps have to be used as a USSD code. The exact procedure, from which we will be able to check the balance from the phone.
In this, Hike from the Messenger app will be able to chat with friends on the user hike. It also works like a common SMS app. Before sending the message, it checks the presence of the other user on the hike. After this it switches to the chat interface. However, in our investigation it did not run, we sent a regular SMS. If you have to get this service, then download the Google Messenger app.
Hike Messenger also works offline. This allows you to send text message and sticker without internet connection. If you have to send a picture or a big file, then you will have to buy the data pack. Data packs for Hike Total phones are different and are quite discounted but are only valid for Airtel users only. There is a plan for 20 MB, which runs for 1 day. At the same time, you have to spend Rs 49 for 1 GB data. Its validity is for 28 days. However, nothing has been clarified as to how long these prices of the data pack will be valid. The Hike Messenger is warned to buy a data pack as soon as it is opened. The rest do not run without running an internet connection, they start showing errors when using free.
To buy these packs only avoids the option of hike wallet. You get a bonus of 200 rupees after completing the KYC procedure. You must submit the Aadhar Card, Driving License or any government certified identity card. Apart from this, you get the pre-installed app of My Airtel and Wink Music. However, these are not permanent, you can also remove them. There are some changes in the settings app, which we have seen in the budget of the first media-tech processor in the smartphone. There is a drop speed, with the help of which the app runs in the background. Also, the SOS button will be able to configure it.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 Performance
Generally, Android phones with 1GB RAM do not perform as well. This problem also comes with Android Noaga. 80 percent of RAM is used, you save 174 MB. Because of this Android is stuck and the app also takes time to open. Forget about better performance of 3D games In some places the phone’s interface became faster but later it was found to be very slow.
Due to poor touch response fingers are often fractured on the keyboard. Keys’ response is also slow. However, we did not have problems with the 4G VoLTE support in the phone. Also the call quality on earphones was better. The phone is capable of delivering 1080 pixel video but the small screen’s viewing angle and the bad contrast worsens the work. The speaker is not too fast. Alert feature is OK. Headphone is okay, expecting better than this would be dishonest.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 Camera
There is a Fixed Focus 2 megapixel camera in the rear of the handset. The front camera is 0.3 megapixels. Photos taken during the day were becoming overpopes. The clarity of the picture is missing and the colors are not even better. The picture in low light remains grainy and obscure. You will find common shooting modes like Panorama and Face Beauty feature. The phone supports video recording up to a maximum of 720 pixels. Quality is so that can be used. The front camera is VGA resolution, from which the phone is capable of taking better pictures.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 Battery
The phone has a 1400 mAh battery, which misses the normal use and the entire day. After 11-12 hours you have to run towards the charger. We found that the battery drops very fast after coming in at 15%, so it is important to keep it on battery saver mode. The phone took a lot of time to charge. In just 3 hours, only 80 per cent could be charged. The phone in our HD Video Loop Test lasted 5 hours and 28 minutes, which is a very bad performance.
Intex Aqua Lions N1 is a proof that there is a dire need of a better low cost phone in the market. Android can not show any awesome with 1 GB RAM Android G phones like Jio Phones or Micromax India are better at such a low price. Hike’s Total Platform is interesting, which will be preferred by a user who does not have a data pack. The phone is for those who prefer ‘as much as two, as much as’. This is the advantage for Hike that the number of users on their Wallet and Message platform will increase with this phone.
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