Dual SIM smartphones are a great success in the Indian smartphone market and many companies including Samsung, Nokia, Micromax, Karbonn, Lava, Intex and others have started taking advantage of the trend.
These handset vendors have started selling dual SIM touchscreen smartphone with basic specs in order to attract the first time smartphone buyers.
Following on similar lines, recently, India based handset manufacturers – Lava and Intex have released their dual SIM offerings – Iris N350 and Auqa 3.2 at Rs 4,499 and Rs 3,790 respectively.
Hence, for those readers who are planning to upgrade to a budget dual SIM smartphone and are confused, which one to opt for, Gizbot has come up with a comparison between Lava Iris N350 and Intex Aqua 3.2. Have a look below!
Dimensions & Weight: Iris N350 boasts a dimension of 115 x 61.5 x 11.9 mm and weighs around 115 grams and Aqua 3.2 measures 110.5 x 61 x 12.6 mm in dimension and weighs in at 125 grams.
Display: When it comes to display, Iris N350 has a 3.5 inch HVGA LCD capacitive multi-touch display with a resolution of 320 x 480 pixels.
In comparison, Aqua 3.2 packs a smaller 3.2 inch 5 point capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels.
Processor: In this segment, both Lava and Intex offerings are powered by a 1GHz processor under their hood.
Platform: Being budget smartphones, Iris N350 and Aqua 3.2 are based on Android 2.3 Gingerbread OS, which is an older version of the Google's OS.
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Storage: On the storage front, Iris N350 has 100MB internal memory, whereas, Aqua 3.2 has 75MB on-board storage. However, both the handsets have a micro SD card for expandable storage up to 32GB.
Camera: Speaking of camera optics, both the handsets have a 2MP rear camera, however, Iris N350 has a 03MP front camera for video calling, which is missing out in the Intex offering.
Connectivity: On the connectivity front, both the handsets come packed with features including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and micro USB 2.0. Further, Intex Aqua 3.2 has 3G connectivity as well.
Battery: Lava Iris N350 is loaded with a 1,300 mAh Li-ion battery offering 2.5 hours talk time and 250 hours standby, whereas, Intex Aqua 3.2 is powered by a 1,200 mAh Li-ion battery delivering up to 4 hours talk time and 180 hours standby.
Price: When it comes to pricing, Lava Iris N350 and Intex Aqua 3.2 are available for Rs 4,499 and Rs 3,790 respectively. Also, check goProbo.com for best online smartphone deals.
Being budget smartphones – Iris N350 and Aqua 3.2 are packed with decent features when compared to their price points.
When it comes to the Lava offering, the handset packs proximity and gravity sensors and comes with music organizer and free messaging applications.
On the other hand, supporting both English and Hindi languages, Intex Aqua 3.2 is preloaded with a plethora of features including mobile tracker, AS modem support, Wi-Fi, preloaded games and applications such as Fruit Ninja, Nimbuzz, Gmail, YouTube, IRCTC and more. Further, Intex is offering a free back pack worth Rs 700 along with the smartphone.
Consumers who are concerned on slightly larger display and front camera can opt for Lava Iris N350.Further, if the concern is on a relatively low priced smartphone with 3G connectivity and better backup, Intex Aqua 3.2 should be the better choice.