Intex Smartphones: technology within everyone’s reach

As the world is getting smaller and the technology progressive, communication has become easier and affordable. The major development in communication technology is the evolution of mobiles into smartphones. The advanced technology has successfully reached a major portion of the world population and dared us to dream bigger and work towards bigger possibilities, thereby pushing the limits. People are always looking for more and more advanced features and functions to make their life easier and more entertaining.

Keeping this in mind, Intex Technologies Ltd, a renowned brand in the mobile handsets, consumer durables and IT accessories market and the choice of many Nepalese people, has been producing exceptional products to match the growing expectation of the consumers. A pioneer in technology, it has commenced its production of mobile handsets in 2007 under its flagship brand “INTEX” and people loved it. It has never looked back since then. This company produces pocket PC designed according to the preference of changing needs of people. Each one of its new models is getting better than the last one as it is evolving its product as per the demand of the changing technology and preference of people of the new generation.

This new generation is a fanatic for technology and wants everything quick and easy. Understanding this need, the company has loaded new Intex phones with latest processors that help the device to run at a super fast speed and has latest android. Not only is its speed applaud able, its style is also worth mentioning. The phone models are trendy and handy. In addition, the company has made them available in several interesting and mesmerizing colors.

The other strategic reason for its popularity and for being considered among the best and most preferred is its affordability. It provides best budget smartphones that people look for, that is an elegant looking handy device at the most competitive of rates. It gives a tough competition to other brands mainly in terms of the price and specification it provides. It is difficult to find an advanced phone that fits everyone’s budget. In that low-priced rate, it also has an unmatchable camera in every model. It allows you to take magnificent pictures and save the memories for the future.

The brand comfortably makes it among the top 10 mobile phones in the Nepalese market when the customer is looking for the latest model at a reasonable price. The easy availability of its product is also a reason for the brand’s popularity. With more than 35+ models to choose from, it is also one of the fastest growing mobile phone companies.

However, the company’s line of products is not limited to phones. Other quality products that the company produces is smart wearable wristband named as ‘FitRist’ that is a smart band that seamlessly connects with the smartphone and provides easy access to the device as well as various other features related to the health and fitness of the wearer. It supports both Android and iOS. They are also a master in manufacturing LED TVs that are available in both HD and full HD.

Intex Aqua Craze and Cloud Jewel

Amidst tough competition, the brand – Intex, incepted in the year 1996, has been able to set its distinct mark in the growing market of mobile phones in Nepal. Catering to the requirements of users from all points of view, the company has been expanding its collection of latest models. Due to its sleek models, high quality, latest technology and affordable price, it is getting quite popular among the people in Nepal. Intex has recently launched two such models namely: Aqua Craze and Cloud Jewel.

Aqua Craze

The Aqua Craze is crazily fast with 4G VoLTE enabled that allows you to connect with your world over the internet, faster and better. The 1 GHz Quad core processor, 1 GB RAM, 8 GB ROM* (includes memory used for OS & apps) supports your gaming experience and Android Lollipop 5.1 prevents lagging and makes multitasking quicker. Its 12.7 cm (5”) HD oncell IPS display feeds the hunger of superb visuals and has the power to mesmerize you with its awesomeness. It captivates your senses with visuals that are at their best in its stunning display. Capture the world through the lens of this Intex phone with 8 MP rear camera and flaunt your selfies with 2 MP front camera. Stay crazy and go on a gaming spree or watch movies as you are backed up by a 2500-mAh battery equipped in it to sustain non-stop usage. It is available in three flamboyant and magnificent color choices to choose from: gray, white and champagne gold. It flaunts your vogue and keeps you in trend. It comes with RoHS compliance and safe SAR (Specific Absorption Rate) which for the head and body is 0.396 W/Kg and 0.737 W/Kg respectively. This beautiful piece of technology from Intex is the latest mobile that comes in at just NPR 10,199 and is also a boost to your style statement.

Cloud Jewel

This feature-packed phone – Cloud Jewel is a masterpiece in an economical price. This 4G enabled device has a robust 1 GHz Quad core processor and 2 GB RAM. So, play games, stream videos, download songs, watch movies and do what you like in super-fast speed along with 16 GB internal memory (includes memory used for OS & apps) and Android Lollipop 5.1. This device is not only 4G enabled but also supports several other features such as face recognition, live photo mode, photo enhancer etc. Its 12.7 cm (5) HD oncell IPS display boasts exciting & vibrant colors to deliver an eye-soothing display. Click stunning pictures with an 8 MP rear camera and display your selfies gleefully with a 2 MP front camera. With this latest mobile, you not only get a reliable connectivity but also a powerful 2500 mAh battery that gives you enough backup to enjoy games and movies. It is also backed with pre-installed apps such as Online Software Update, Matrabhasha, Intex Service, iStore, Onedrive, OLX, Freecharge, Follo, Newshunt, Hike, Skype, Saavn, Opera Mini, Goibibo, 360 Security, Hotstar and I Data Saver. This alluring device is available in gray and champagne gold and can be yours in just NPR 12,999.

Suit yourself with the one that befits you.

Intex Aqua Ace

Intex, the leading mobile brand in the market of Nepal, has aced the best budget smartphone market with low-priced but high-quality products. Time and again, it has proved its expertise in the market with new models. Keeping the same pace, it has launched a new Aqua model – Aqua Ace to ace the competition again. It is a tough competition to the other brands in similar price range segment.intex-aqua-ace-smartphone

Aqua Ace, the master of the game is aceing the competition and is sure to win your heart over. The spectacular 12.7 cm (5”) Super AMOLED HD display takes you to the virtual world and gives you an immersive gaming experience and unmatched viewer experience. This latest android mobile backed by 5.1 Lollipop Android version with 3 GB RAM and 16 GB ROM* (Includes memory used for OS & apps) is a pro in multi-tasking that is why slowing down is not an option for you. Its external memory can be expandable up to 128 GB.

The amalgamation of the technology of MT6735 Chipset with 64 Bit 1.3 GHz Quad core Processor in it makes you fall in love with it as it delivers a premium mobile experience. It also keeps in mind the needs of the camera enthusiasts with its 13 MP rear camera with flash to make you able to click the perfect picture even in the dark. With it, you not just capture the moment, but create memories and relive them at your ease. It has other additional features such as face detection, gesture capture, voice capture, panorama, and Mira vision that enhance the photo capturing experience and also allows you to capture photos while recording videos. It also takes care of your selfie needs with its 5 MP Front camera with front LED flash, allowing you to capture your emotions whether it is early in the morning or when the lights are out.

The 2300 mAh Li-Po Battery prevents you from running out of juice and keeps the entertainment going. Stay extra charged up and say yes to total entertainment with it. It comes with scratch free and damage resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 that protects your perfect phone from both sides- front and back. It comes with pre-loaded apps such as YouTube, Play Store, Play Newsstand, Play Music, Play Movies & TV, Play Games, Play Books, Photos, Maps, Keep, Hangouts, Gmail, FM Radio, Drive, Email and Chrome. Its additional special features are Emergency Rescue, Data Protection, Wake Gesture and Smart Motion. It has a Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) Manager that utilizes less energy than Bluetooth Classic does by regularly putting the BLE device in a sleep state to prevent constant communication. This not only saves power but also reduces interference with other wireless devices.

It is available in two classic colors – Black and white. Choose the one that matches up with your style statement and let the color speak for you. This android phone is available with a smart flip cover to protect from dust, breakage and scratches in an appealing price of just NRs. 13,599.

Which smartphone should you buy?

With more additions to the latest smartphones in 2016, deciding which one to buy has become a tough job, especially for the fanatics. Hence, you should opt for the one that you find the most compatible for your daily activities and as per your lifestyle and budget. Different models contain different features and are available in different prices accordingly. Better the feature, more expensive the device is. There are a few things that need to be considered while purchasing the right one for yourself. The basis to compare these phones can be their battery life, memory (phone and external SD capabilities), compatibility with software applications (e.g. Open Data Kit or Sapelli), cost, durability and robustness (e.g. gorilla glass, water and dust resistance) and screen size. It can also be compared to match brightness and sensitivity, user interface (e.g. how easy to select numbers/text accurately), device size, Global Positioning System (GPS) and other functionality (e.g. camera quality, voice and video recording).

If you are a heavy user, pretty much reliant on your phone for entertainment and work, besides communication, you may need to contemplate over the Milliamp Hours (mAh) of the battery. Higher the mAh, longer the backup as the use of GPS, Bluetooth, and Wi-Fi drains the power faster. If you are a heavy gamer or multitasker, the one with higher RAM and bigger internal storage and also massively expandable memory that allows you to store more needs to be considered.

You can find a different android mobile phone that supports different android versions. More functions are available in the latest android version. Hence, if you are looking for more features, you may opt for the latest one. Another main factor you need to look for while shopping is its price. The price determines the quality and the features it packs. If you are looking for nothing less than the latest and the most sophisticated device, you may have to prepare the mindset to spend more. However, some companies such as Intex mobiles have the most competitive prices for the latest specifications. It is comparatively quite affordable with advanced features.

If you are a bit clumsy while handling or your gadget often slips through your hand, it is a smart move to pick a fall-proof and waterproof device so that you can put the worry aside and enjoy the company of the technology. As they say, prevention is better that cure in terms of health, we can say purchasing a durable one is better than worrying about it or repairing it in terms of these gadgets.

Besides that, if you are a gamer or if you like watching movies on it, you can go for the one with a bigger screen up to 6”. The Bigger screen provides a better view and better entertainment. Nevertheless, if you do not like a big screen and find it bulky, you can opt for the screen of 4” to 5”.

Make a smart and wise choice as it is an investment and you may have to stick to it for a while.

Intex Aqua Lions 3G and Aqua Joy

Intex is a leading handset maker that has been producing budget smartphones with smart and advanced features. It has further expanded its Aqua series smartphone portfolio with the launch of Aqua Lions 3G and Aqua Joy. These models with practical features available at reasonable prices can be the one you are looking to own.

Aqua Lions 3G

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The hypnotic viewing on its 2-finger touch 12.7 cm (5”) HD IPS display screen that reproduces amazing 16.7 M colors is pretty immersive. This captivating, smooth, and exquisite phone backed by Android 5.1 lollipop will give you a roaring performance with a powerful 1.2 GHz Quad Core processor plus 1 GB RAM making multi-tasking easier. The gigantic 3500 mAh Li-Poly battery will give you a thunderous performance with talk time of over 10 hours and a standby time of up to 480 hours. This phone allows you to stream videos, play games and engage in social media effortlessly. In addition, the battery charges faster with ‘Battery Saver Mode’ helping the battery last 50% longer and enhance the battery life.

The Aqua Lions 3G smartphone has an inbuilt 8 GB ROM which is expandable up to 32 GB. It comes preloaded with Online Software Update, Matrabhasa, Intex Service, i-store, OLX, Freecharge, Saavn, Newshunt, Opera Mini, Follo, Hike Messenger, etc. It also has astounding 5 MP Rear Camera with dual LED Flash that will allow you to fulfill your passion for photography and 2 MP Front Camera with which you can take beautiful selfies. Other instances of feature on this phone include gesture controls, flip to mute, smart wake and emergency rescue.

This phenomenal pocket-friendly device with RoHS compliance and SAR – Head: 0.262 W/Kg, Body: 0.398 W/Kg costs you just NPR 9,299 and is available in White, Grey, and Champagne colors with soft touch finish.

Roar your way!

Aqua Joy

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The Aqua Joy is a pure bundle of joy with super vivid 10.16 cm (4”) TN Display that gives a decently sharp visual experience with sparkling clarity adding a new dimension to the mobile viewing experience. Its robust 1.2 GHz Quad-core ARM7 Cortex Processor backed by Android 5.1 Lollipop provides flawless multitasking and impeccable performance. It has 512 MB DDR2 RAM, 4 GB ROM* (Includes memory used for OS & apps) that will let you work smoothly and multitask.

This spectacular feature packed smartphone with 0.3 MP front and rear camera will let you click nice pictures and easily fits in your pocket as well as your budget. It has in-built apps such as Matrabhasha, Online Software Update, i-store and Opera Mini and boasts of emergency rescue feature. It comes with Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances i.e. it is RoHS compliant and safe Specific Absorption Rate (SAR) – Head: 0.893 W/Kg, Body: 0.796 W/Kg. This dual-SIM device allows you to connect with other devices through 850/900/1800/1900 – 2G Bands, 900/2100 – 3G Bands, GSM+WCDMA, EDGE, GPRS, HSPA, HSPA+, WLAN, Bluetooth- 2.1., and has Assisted GPS, FM Radio, with 3.5mm jack to plug in your earphones.

Make your life joyous with Aqua Joy in just NPR 5,119.

Five must-have apps for college students

In this modernized world, everyone owns a smartphone. Especially college students are addicted to this precious gadget. Although some colleges have a strict policy against students using phones in classrooms, they somehow manage to smuggle it in. If you are one of them, you can utilize this craze and addiction in a productive way to boost your college grades and improve your studying habits. There are dozens of apps available in the app market that you can get for free to ace in your studies. Below is the list of five apps that can be useful for college goers.

  1. do

If you need help to get your tasks organized, this is the right app for you. It can help you keep your college life organized with to-do lists, reminders, and notes. It also allows you to share them with your friends and assign the tasks. It lets you synchronize the tasks between your phones, desktop, web and laptop so that you can see it anytime and anywhere you want and add or create new ones. You can also speak your mind and the app will jot it down for you and save it. It can help you to plan and save ideas whenever it pops up in your head and keep you organized.

  1. Dropbox

With Dropbox, you will never lose any notes or documents. You can keep your photos, videos, and all kinds of documents safely backed up in the app through your mobile phones or laptop and access it anywhere and anytime with just a simple login. You can also share them privately with others. If you want to share a large file, you can simply upload it in the app and share the link. So you can save time because you don’t need to upload it every time you need to share.

  1. Scribd

Scribd is the world’s biggest online library that will help you find millions of books and important documents, notes, texts and course books for your studies. It is a sharing hub for people from all over the world. You can find the one you need and organize them the way you want so you can easily access it later. You can also create your own library there and share it with your friends.

  1. Mathway

If you find math difficult, this app can help you to a great extent. If you are stuck in some problem of Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry or any other math problems, you can simply type in or even easier, take a snap of a problem to get a step-by-step solution. It can be one of the best ways to utilize your mobile phone. This app is a boon for those who want to get help in Math or just check if their answer is correct or not.

  1. Dictionary.com

English being second language to most of us, we sometimes struggle with uncommon English words and their pronunciations. However, this app will help you break the barrier between languages and give you definitions of all the English words you want to know. All you need to do is type in and you will get the results instantly which include synonyms, antonyms and different context of use. You will find both American and British variants and audio pronunciations and learn to use words better. Some latest android phones come preloaded with a dictionary. If not, you can download this to broaden your vocabulary and make your English proficiency better.

Intex Aqua Pride and Aqua Sense 5.1

Are you looking for a smartphone with latest features and operating system, but the one that comes within your budget? Well, your search is over now. Intex has added new models in the Aqua line of Intex phone, which are available in the market as “Aqua Pride” and “Aqua Sense 5.1”. These magnificent models offer amazing features at an amazingly lesser cost.

Aqua Pride

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You can flaunt the new Aqua Pride with pride in front of the people you know, without spending a fortune. The brilliant features of this model and its budget are reasons why this model is becoming the first choice of many people.

This latest smartphone features a 12.7 cm (5”) HD Display Screen with a pixel density of 196ppi giving the brightest and superior quality images and creating the sharp and natural colors that soothe your eyes. Slide this 9.6mm thick and lightweight device of just 150 gram smoothly in your pocket.

It boasts of giving the experience of smooth multitasking with 1.3 GHz Quad-core MediaTek (MT6580) processor paired with 1GB RAM and the latest Android Marshmallow 6.0. This dual-SIM (GSM+GSM) handset that gives you action packed performance comes with 8GB inbuilt storage, allowing you to download many apps of your choice.

Click your best shots with 5 MP Rear camera & selfies with 2 MP Front Camera. Continue the unplugged entertainment with long lasting, powerful 2800 mAh battery, without worrying about depleting the life of the battery. It supports 6 hours of talk time and up to 450 hours of standby time. The phone allows you to connect with other devices through GPRS/ EDGE, 3G, A-GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, and Micro-USB.

It comes in three exhilarating colors. Choose any color you want: White, Grey or Champagne and make people envious of you.  This multi-feature phone comes pre-loaded with value added services such as Online Software Update, Matrabhasha, Clean Master, Freecharge, Mobikwik, Saavn, Opera Mini, Follo, etc. allowing the users to get an all-inclusive experience.

You can get the Aqua pride at just NPR 8199/-

Aqua sense 5.1

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Revive your senses with the new Aqua Sense 5.1 with its eye-soothing and sharp 12.7 cm (5”) display. Enhance the movie watching and picture viewing experience on 2 Finger, super vivid, alluring display screen. Capture your best moments and shots with its 2 MP Rear camera and Selfies with Front VGA camera anytime you want.

This device has Android 5.1 Lollipop that speeds up the phone’s operating experience and lets you multitask with it’s robust 1.2 GHz Quad Core Processor, 512 MB RAM and 8 GB ROM* (Includes memory used for OS & apps). It also provides ample memory space that will allow you to store your numerous favorite games and apps.

You will be able to send emails, play games and watch movies on this android phone that comes loaded with powerful 2500 mAh battery. Choose from the impressive colors: White, Champagne, and Grey and redefine your style. It complies with Restriction of Use of Hazardous Substances (RoHS) compliance and SAR – Head: 0.707 W/Kg, Body: 0.655 W/Kg.

Get this best budget smartphone – Aqua Sense 5.1 at just NPR 6599/-.

How to put a break on your employee’s smart phone addiction during work?

Are you an employer tired of your employees who use their cell phone at work all the time? Is this technological advancement decreasing the productivity of your staff? People these days are so addicted to these devices that they want it in front of their eyes all the time. Even if there is no notification, they feel the urge to check it in between frequent intervals, which is not acceptable during the working hours. As some of the offices use mobile apps as part of their day-to-day operation, it is not possible to put a total ban on its operation. But the upgrade of technology can create problems in people’s psychology and can become a productivity-killer. However, you can teach your employee to be more responsible when it comes to the use of mobile phones and encourage them to focus on their work. A sense of responsibility can curb their irresponsible use.

The hiring process may be a great time to screen out prospective people who have issues with controlling their use of this addictive gadget. You may figure out if your prospective employee has an uncontrollable urge to glance at his/her phone by observing his activities during the hiring process. If a deserving candidate does have such issues, you can ask them if they can work on their distractions or prioritize the given tasks at hand and finish it on time. However, employers must also respect the privacy of their employees and allow urgent communications and emergencies to a reasonable extent.

Long and continuous working hours can be boring, monotonous and counterproductive to the employees. Hence, it is important to allow the employees to take short breaks so that they can give their brains a rest and revive their energy allowing them to work better. Employers need to be mindful of the fact that strict restrictions on using their phones tempt the employees to take sneak peeks at their phones while at the same time fearing that their boss might catch them red handed which causes more distraction. Hence, it is okay to give employees the time to recharge themselves while also making sure they do not make a mockery of the liberty given to them. Result and performance oriented appraisal of their work is the best way to ensure a win-win situation between the employees and employers. It is also good to fix a certain time for them to freely use their phones like the lunch break time which can be also be harmonized with fun-filled activities that can increase productivity.

Also, sometimes when employees face confusion related to their work or when they are unsure of what to do next, they may seek creative solutions with the help of different features or applications on their phone but they get distracted by the notification that pop up on their screen. To avoid distraction, make sure you give them clear directions and guidelines so they can set the goal for themselves and also provide them regular feedback. This will keep them more engaged, focused and motivated towards their work rather than towards other things. Acknowledge their work and praise them for their achievement so that they will be motivated to work harder. It is important to teach them the skills to have control over their own addiction and use technology to their advantage.

Smartphone for entrepreneurs

The world is changing and so are the mobile phones. These little pocket-friendly gadgets have compressed the big world into their little virtual world to help us connect. It has become possible to complete pending office work or attend meetings from any corner of the world anytime and anywhere. These multifaceted devices are the must haves for everyone, especially budding entrepreneurs who are always on the move and for those who seek to have control over their office or business work on their fingertips.

Millions of multipurpose business apps are available in online app stores. As an entrepreneur, you can download the necessary apps that will remind you about your important meetings, help you make conference calls, connect with your clients and employees and make the business dealings easier. You can access all your files and documents online from any location at any time using apps such as Dropbox and Google Drive. You can read and share all the Microsoft Office files from your phone and even sign any documents electronically using apps such as Echo sign provided by Adobe. It also keeps the copies backed up in the cloud in case you need it for future references.

Your latest smartphone itself cannot bring your morning coffee to your table, but it is capable of replacing your personal assistant. It can save all the records you want like your personal assistant would. If you are travelling by road, it can help you track the road by GPS and save you from the need of having a guide or asking people. If you have to travel a lot to attend business meetings to different places by air, there are apps such as Triplit, FlightTrack and Gate Guru that will help you keep track of your flights, book tickets and keep you informed about flight delays and other changes.

With constant updates over your official social media account, you effortlessly have your finger on the pulse of your business. It can source your clients’ feedback on your latest scheme or help in understanding the change in your customer’s consumption behavior which will become a valuable input for the next product launch plan. Also, it can be a platform for communication with your valued clients and customers.

Apps such as Skype, Facebook, Whatsapp can help you connect face to face and attend meetings with your colleagues and clients right from home. As a matter of fact, your home can become your office. Virtual offices are surely catching up as a trend with the launch of new mobile phones. Your handy gadget will help you break the stereotypical need to stay in the office and work on your computer. If you upgrade the way you work at the pace in which technology is upgrading, you will definitely lead your way to the top. If you aspire to change the way you work, you also do not necessarily require the best smartphone. Get your entrepreneurial mind to work and find out how you can utilize this amazing technology to the best of your advantage even with an average device.

Your multipurpose gadget

The main purpose of a cellular phone used to be for staying in touch with other people via calls and messages. Nevertheless, the modern day’s smartphones are not just limited to calls, e-mails, and social networking. Yes, the main purpose of a phone is to call someone and deliver the message but the horizon of use of a smartphone is broadening. As the technology is developing and people are getting modernized, the makers of this wonder gadget are producing different varieties of the device with different features in it and people are demanding more and more of it. The latest models duly become the talk of the town.

Multitasking is one word that can easily be associated with smartphones of today with the advanced processors equipped in it. The newest feature in phones is something that draws people towards the phone. Let us talk about some of the purposes of smartphones that make it a multipurpose device.

The smart way of paying with a smartphone is one of the smartest features. You can pay your bills or buy tickets from your smartphone. You can travel around the world not carrying a heft amount of money. With online payments getting easier, the smartphone can be used to operate your bank accounts and make online payments without standing in a long queue in the banks. Well, while traveling, if you feel too hassled to carry a camera with you, then your best camera smartphone can come in handy. You would obviously take your phone with you wherever you go and the camera in the device is nothing less than a boon. Click and share anything with your friends from anywhere. All you need is the internet. The internet on the phone has made making calls easier than it used to be. You no longer need to spend a huge amount of money on your telephone bills and can simply use a lot of amazing apps to say hello, send texts, pictures, audio messages and others to your friends and relatives, free of cost.

A smartphone can also replace your personal assistant if you have any or if you are planning to have one to remind you of your meetings and sending emails. In an era of startups, virtual offices and small sized businesses, a smartphone goes a long way to make things easy and functional. E-mails can be sent simply through your phone and putting reminders on your phone can buzz you up and remind you about your important meetings and phone calls. And in those hectic times when you are stressed with your meetings and works, you can take a break for a while and lighten up your mood by fun games in your mobile phone or enjoy the latest viral video or the latest flick. And if you happen to be a bookworm, you can download your favorite e-book or reading material or if you like to read a real book instead of reading on your phone, you can buy one from your phone and have it delivered at your doorsteps. With this personal gadget in your hand, you’re literally one touch away from anything.