Earlier this month, Intex launched a new device in the market, which is the new Aqua Ace; it is the most powerful & expensive device from Intex till date.The Aqua Ace sits with a price tag of Rs 12,999 in online stores. The new Aqua Ace comes with a 5.0-inch screen having a Super AMOLED display, at the heart of the device there is a Mediatek 6735 quad-core processor,which is getting assisted by 3 GB of RAM. Coming to the camera, there is a 13 MP rear facing camera and a 5 MP front-facing camera, and at the back, there is a 2300 mAh battery. So, let’s see what the Intex Aqua Ace has to offer.

the new Intex aqua ace

General

The  Aqua Ace is a 4G enabled dual-sim device,it runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop), it has a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor paired with 3 GB of RAM , the device has 16 GB of internal memory, for gaming it has a Mali-T720 GPU. The device feels very light in hands, as it only weighs 121 g. Looking at the box contents, with the Aqua Ace you will get a travel charger, a USB data cable for charging and data transfer, an in-ear type headset of good quality, a sim ejector tool,a screen guard, and a window flip cover. Coming to the battery, it has a 2300 mAh battery which is sealed inside.

Display & Design

The Aqua Ace sports a 5.0-inch screen having Samsung’s Super AMOLED display, offering a screen resolution of (720×1280 p), the screen does have nice viewing angles. The display is having a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection. When it comes to design, the device pretty much looks like the Aqua Power Plus, the plastic edges gives the device a premium look, on the right-hand side you’ll get the three buttons, along with the sim tray, at the right-hand side there is an another tray for the microSD card,and on the top you’ll find the 3.5 mm audio jack along with the micro-USB port. The speaker has been moved at the bottom along with the main microphone.

O.S & Interface

The Aqua Ace runs on Android v5.1 (Lollipop) , and on top it, it runs on a custom UI, which basically looks like the normal stock android interface.

Hardware & Storage

The Aqua Ace is getting powered by a 64 bit MediaTek 6735 quad-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, which is getting assisted by 3 GB of RAM, out of that, you will get around 2 GB of RAM free, so you can enjoy heavy multi-tasking without any kind of laginess. The device packs a Mali-T720MP2 GPU when you play casual games you won’t face any kind of issues, but when you play games like Asphalt 8, Frontline Commando 2, etc, you will notice regular frame drops and some heating issue.

        Coming to the storage, the Aqua Ace has a 16 GB of internal memory, out of which you’ll get around 10 GB free, the memory  can be expanded up to 128 GB using a microSD card, and the good thing is that apps can also be installed directly to the microSD card. 

Camera

The Aqua Ace is having a 13 MP rear facing camera supported by a LED flash, and at the front, there is a 5 MP  camera. The camera app comes with the basic functions and modes. Both the camera takes good quality pictures in good lighting conditions, but when you try to take pictures in low lighting conditions,the pictures comes out to be really blurry and noisy. Overall, the camera performance is not that good.

Network & Connectivity

The Aqua Ace supports 4G on both the sim slots other than 3G and 2G. It also packs all the common connectivity options like Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-fi, USB OTG, etc.

Battery

Giving the device life is a 2300 nonremovable battery. When it comes to usage, then it doesn’t give you a good backup. For a moderate user, the device will last the whole working day, but for a heavy user, the device will last for almost 6-8 hours before running out of juice.

Verdict

Intex has finally brought a good value for money smartphone in the market, but when you look at the competition, then the Aqua Ace just doesn’t match up with the other competitors available in this price segment.

Specification:

General
Device name Intex Aqua Ace
Release Date October 2015
Sim Dual-sim
Sim-Type Micro
Weight 121g
O.S Android v5.1(Lollipop)
Display
Screen Size 5.0 inch
Display Type Super AMOLED
Resolution 720×1280 pixels
Protection Corning Glass 3
Hardware
Processor 1.3 GHz Quad-core
Mediatek MT6735
GPU Mali-T720MP2
RAM 3 GB
Internal memory 16 GB
micro-SD slot Yes
Expandable memory up to 128 GB
Sensors Proximity,Accelerometer,Compass,Ambient Light
Camera
Primary Camera 13 MP
Resolution 4128×3096 pixels
Secondary Camera 5 MP
Video HD recording at 1080p @30fps
Features LED flash,panorama,touch focus
face detection,Geo-tagging
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes,Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, hotspot
Bluetooth v 4.1
EDGE Yes
3G Yes
4G Yes
GPS Yes
FM Radio Yes
Audio Jack Yes,3.5 mm stereo audio jack
USB micro-USB,v 2.0
USB OTG Yes
Battery
Capacity 2300 mAh (Li-Po)
Removable No
Talk Time upto 8+ h (3G)
Store & Price
Snapdeal Rs 12,690Click here to buy