In order to further strengthen its roots in the entry-level segment, Intex, the Indian smartphone maker, has launched the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite which will go head-to-head against the likes of Redmi 5A and 10.Or D.
Touted to the be the cheapest smartphone in India with a 5-inch display, the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite is not about showing off rather the company has chosen a more practical approach to offer the buyers the best of Android world at the most affordable price available.
That said, in the last couple of years, the entry-level segment has seen many of the flagships features like front flash, 18:9 display and even the latest version of Android OS. While this trend has made entry-level segment a sales magnet for smartphone manufacturers, the likes of Oppo and Vivo have been staying away from such a fierce competition, as well.
Now, will the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite make an impact in a segment which has been dominated by Xiaomi? Let’s see.
Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite Specifications
- 5-inch (720×1280) HD display with 16:9 aspect ratio, 2.5D curved glass, 293.72 PPI and an unidentified glass protection.
- 64-bit quad-core MediaTek MT6739 chipset clocked at 1.3GHz and coupled with IMG PowerVR GE8100 GPU.
- 1GB of RAM with 8GB of internal memory, expandable via microSD up to 64GB.
- Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box
- Hybrid Dual SIM but no Fingerprint scanner at the front.
- 5MP rear camera with PDAF, f/2.2 aperture, LED flash, Beauty mode, Burst mode, Panorama, and Frame.
- 2MP front camera with fixed focus and f/2.2 aperture.
- 2200mAh Li-Ion battery offering five to six hours of talk time
- Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite measures 144×73.5×10.2mm and weighs 156 grams.
- 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth v4.2, WiFi 802.11ac, Micro USB support, GPS/GLONASS and 3.5mm headphone jack.
Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite Price and Availability
Priced at Rs. 4,449, the Intex Aqua Lions T1 will be available in Royal Blue, Steel Grey, and Champagne color options. It supports 21 regional languages, including Hindi and the smartphone also comes with Intex Value Added Services such as LFTY, Prime Video, and DataBack.
LFTY, one of Intex Value Added Services, offers a single swipe access for infotainment options in order to provide a cohesive mix of content and value-added options like videos, wallpapers, latest news and the list of trending apps.
DataBack service comes through the Data Saving Buddy app which is claimed to save up to 500MB data every month.
Lastly, Prime Video access helps users in watching popular movies and TV shows while also giving access to Bollywood and regional movies.
Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite Review (First Impressions)
All the above-mentioned value-added services indeed give Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite and edge over its competitors but the smartphone just can’t cut through the ranks with such mediocre internals.
Redmi 5A and 10.Or D, both available under the Rs 5000-mark, offer better Value For Money (VFM) for buyers looking to get their hands on their first ever Android smartphone.