Nokia Lumia 1320 vs Intex Aqua Octa: Is It Time For A Windows Phone 8 Phablet?

The term 'phablet' has earned a big name for itself in past couple of years. The category is selling high in the Indian market and it now accounts 30 percent of the Indian smartphone market share.

Nokia Lumia 1320 vs Intex Aqua Octa: Is It Time For Windows Phone 8?

Till now, phablets were generally sold at a higher price because of the need for more powerful and expensive components but now the native market has witnessed the launch of these huge devices at mid price range. Earlier this month, the Indian smartphone manufacturer Intex launched its latest octa core processor featuring phablet in the market at a Rs. 19,999.

Consequently, global smartphone maker Nokia launched its similar 6 inch smartphone called the Lumia 1320 in the Indian market which is currently selling at the price of Rs. 23,600.

Well, if you are interested to buy a phablet, and looking at these two devices on the retail shelves, and confused in making a decision as to which one to buy, GizBot has come up with a comparative rundown between these devices Nokia Lumia 1320 and Intex Aqua Octa.

As both fall in the mid range price category, the two devices will probably contest each other in the market owing to specification, feature and brand comparison. Let's take a look!


Both the Lumia 1320 and the Intex Aqua Octa comes packed with a 6-inch display. However, the Intex phablet features IPS display offering an HD resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and the display is based on One-Glass-Solution (OGS) technology but no Gorilla Glass protection.

While the Lumia 1320 comes with HD LCD IPS Super sensitive display (ClearBlack) offering a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and pixel density of 245 ppi. The display comes protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

Winner: Nokia Lumia 1320

Processor and RAM

The Intex Aqua Octa is powered by 1.7 GHz Octa-Core MediaTek MT6592 processor with Mali 450-MP4 GPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and it runs on Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) OS. While the Nokia's Lumia 1320 comes powered by a 1.7GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor and runs on Windows Phone 8 OS with the latest Lumia Black update. The Lumia phablet come along 1GB of RAM.

Winner: Intex Aqua Octa (Processor and RAM)

Operating System

After teaming up with former World's No.1 mobile maker, the software giant has come up with a vivid and quite radical mobile OS. WP8 is different, really different, from what you have seen till now. Unlike other mobile OS, there is fluidity present in the WP8. The kind of experience you get on WP8 device is priceless; Credit - Metro Live Tiles. The glossy colorful layout of interchangeable tiles is really eye- watery, and even practical. But, the new mobile OS also comes with a lot of impending issues. For instance, thin app selection being one of them. While Android is the king when it comes to sharpness in any mobile OS. The biggest hooker towards Jelly Bean 4.2 is that one can resize widgets.


While, the Intex Aqua Octa comes with a 13-megapixel auto focus rear camera with LED Flash and a competitive 5-megapixel front-facing camera similar to the Aqua i7 (another Intex smartphone).

On the other hand, the Lumia 1320 comes packed with  Carl Zeiss optics and 5-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and a 0.3-megapixel (VGA) front-facing shooter. The rear camera is capable of shooting video in 1080p HD quality at 30 fps.

Winner: Nokia Lumia camera's are the best in the industry.


The Nokia Lumia 1320 houses an internal storage capacity of 8GB and also features a micro SD card which supports through which the memory can be expanded up to 64GB.
On the other hand, Intex Aqua Octa comes with an greater 16GB onboard memory which is also expandable up to 32GB via micro SD card.

Winner: Intex Aqua Octa


Both the Nokia Lumia 1320 and the Intex Aqua Octa come with a 3G HSPA+, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0 + LE, GPS / aGPS and USB 2.0. However, the Nokia Lumia 1320 also features NFC. Intex Aqua Octa also comes with a dual SIM slot.

Winner: Intex Aqua Octa


The Intex Aqua Octa is powered by a 2300 mAh removable battery. While the Lumia 1320 uses a massive 3400 mAh cell.

Winner: Nokia Lumia 1320


The company's first octa core processor featuring Aqua Octa is priced at Rs. 19,999 which is far more cheaper compared to Nokia's Latest Lumia 1320 which costs Rs. 23,600.


Thus looking at all the points, it is surely clear that Intex Aqua Octa comes loaded with better specifications, when compared to Nokia Lumia 1320. However, after sales service wise Nokia definitely has better network to meet the consumer demands.

Also, in the battery segment, Nokia easily beats the rival. But we haven't done a performance review on the Intex Aqua Octa smartphone as well, so it won't be appropriate to comment on the performance of the device.

On the other hand, GizBot has done a quick hands on Lumia 1320, which uses a Qualcomm chipset and is quite efficient.

For some, it may also depend on the OS choice, which would be between Android and Windows Phone 8. Let us know in the comments section below, whether you would go for the Intex Aqua Octa or the new Nokia Lumia 130 phablet.

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