Intex Aqua Star ii: a bang for your buck


On a spec sheet, aqua star 2 is a mid-range phone, whereas considering the price tag, it is a pretty good deal. Aqua star 2 is a valued addition to the aqua line of phones in Nepal from Intex, which has been challenging the market through all sorts of innovations and features. When the market points to increasing mobile phone price in Nepal, this company seems to have gone the other way around, producing quality phone at cheapest of prices.

Starting off with the display, aqua star 2 hosts a 5 inch display which comes in a variant of 480p resolution and HD variant with 720p resolution. However, the color representation of each display is accurate with the use of IPS display panel with 16.7M display colors. This ensures that the media viewing and web searching is pleasant to the users with minimum of pixilation.

More importantly, the device is powerful among other competitors as it runs on Octa-core Processor clocked in at 1.2 GHz which means that it offers a decent performance. The device is also equipped with a 2 GB RAM which helps in multitasking operations, fluently.

Intex mobiles is also receptive of the trend of selfies that has been widely popular lately. A front facing 5 mega pixel camera allows the user to take extra ordinary selfies. The rear camera is also decent which is an 8 mega pixel shooter with decent details captured with accurate color representation. The device can aslo shoot slow motion videos.

Aqua star 2 is equipped with 16 GB of ROM, with 13 GB available for use. The memory can be expanded up to 32 GB. This is more than enough to make your device a media hub with the storage of incredible amount of videos, photos and mp3s.

But does this really make it the best budget smartphone? There are many seemingly unimportant features which can actually come in quite handy in daily use. Features like dual tone flash light illuminates the dark surrounding, of which photos are intended to capture and at the same time it acts as a powerful flashlight during emergencies and blackouts. The device hosts dual sim slot, supporting 3g primarily and 2g secondarily. The phone works on kitkat version of Android.

Besides these features, the phone also has essential sensors like Proximity sensor, G and light assistant sensor. There are various feature and modes in the camera like panorama, HDR, slow motion video recording, pictures and sounds, automatic scene, GPS info and many more. The battery that powers the device is a 2000 mAh Lithium polymer one which gives 250 hours Standby battery time and about 6 hours of talk time.

At only NPR 14499/- Intex has brilliantly crafted a device which stands out among its competitors. All in all, the handset surely is a bang for your buck. The immensely feature packed device is hands down the best in its group of competitors at similar price tag. Often, compromise in quality is associated with such economic device but definitely not in this case, as Intex has truly been able to have essential cutoffs without declination in the quality to maintain the feasible price tag.


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