Intex recently announced its Aqua smartphone series for the Indian market last month. The company launched Aqua Supreme+ along with Aqua 4.0 and Intex Aqua Crystal at a launch event back in Feb. All the smartphones from the series caters to the budget category.
Aqua Supreme+ comes with relatively powerful specs among the three smartphones launched with the highest price tag. Another important thing to note is that this smartphone is not looking to compete with the high-end or even mid-range smartphones. We extensively tested the smartphone, put it through its paces with benchmarks. Here is how Aqua Supreme+ fares in an already competitive market.
Build and Design: 5.5/10
Intex Aqua Supreme+ looks like any other budget smartphone from 2015 with nothing remarkable about its design or build quality. The entire body is made up of plastic and the phone feels okay to hold.
The smartphone is solid with no squeaking parts though I would not recommend anyone to do a bend test on this device.
One can mistake this smartphone to be of premium build quality and better plastic body but those misconceptions clear up when you realise that the plastic used is considerably cheap and the resulting material is a fingerprint and smudge magnet.
I was left wondering about why Intex did not invest more in the build quality and design of this smartphone, because the competition like Xiaomi is offering all metal devices in this range, while companies like Lenovo are offering much better phones in terms of build quality.
Intex Aqua Supreme+ features a 5-inch HD IPS oncell display panel with an effective resolution of 720×1280 and 223 PPI screen density, a 1.3 GHz quad-core MediaTek MTK 6737 processor. The device is 7.95 mm thick, 143 mm long and 72.3 mm wide with 133 gm of weight. Intex has packed a 13 MP camera module with f/2.0 aperture and Dual LED Flash on the back and a 5 MP front camera module with a f/2.2 aperture on the front for selfies.
Aqua Supreme+ packs 2 GB of RAM along with 16 GB of internal storage and the option to expand the storage by 128 GB using a microSD card. It comes with 4G-enabled dual micro-SIM slot where the second SIM slot is hybrid and you can only insert a micro-SIM or microSD card at any given time.
It runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the box and comes with other connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, FM Radio, 3.5mm headphone jack and micro USB 2.0.
Intex has also added sensors like gyroscope, light, proximity. It comes with a lithium-polymer battery with 3,000 mAh capacity. It comes packed with a screen guard, USB Adapter, USB Cable and earphones.
The Aqua Supreme+ packs a 5-inch IPS display with an HD resolution which gives a 223 PPI pixel density. Overall, the display was good along with options in the Settings menu to tweak the colours in the smartphone.The colour of photos and objects on the display were good with just acceptable viewing angles. But despite all that, the smartphone suffered when it came to readability under direct sunlight. It would have been better if the company focussed on higher-brightness mode for such situations.
Publish date: April 10, 2017 4:10 pm| Modified date: April 10, 2017 4:10 pm