After launching the cheapest Android Kitkat smartphone in the country last month, Intex Technologies today introduced yet another budget friendly handset in its Aqua series, called the Aqua Y2 Pro. The new entry-level Android smartphone is priced at Rs. 4,333.
Intex's latest budget handset, the Aqua Y2 Pro, is set to compete against a range of low-end smartphones. Priced at Rs. 4,333, the smartphone runs the latest Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, paired with 512 MB of RAM.
The Aqua Y2 Pro features a 4.5-inch FWVGA display with a resolution of 480 x 854 pixels. In the imaging department, it houses a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED Flash. Also, add a VGA quality front-facing shooter for selfies.
The device also comes with 4GB of native storage, which further can be expanded up to 32GB via a microSD card slot. The entry level handset is backed by a 1,600mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options are pretty much standard: 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Radio, Bluetooth among others. The device is now available in Black and Navy Blue color options.
"The Aqua Y2 PRO as the name suggests is handcrafted for the gen-Y crowd and is our latest addition to the Aqua collection. With a unique pricing, the all new Y2 PRO runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat and is the most reasonably priced 3G smartphone in 4.5 inch screen. We are proud to announce a phone which is made for the millennials," said Sanjay Kumar Kalirona, Mobile Business Head, Intex Technologies.
The Intex Aqua Y2 Pro is here. But how does it stack up against other entry-level Android-powered smartphones.
Motorola Moto E
The Moto E has just got a minor price cut in India, thanks to Flipkart's mega sale. The device is now priced at Rs. 5,999. Aimed at India, the handset is not only affordable but offers a great experience. It has a small 4.3-inch qHD screen, 1.2GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4GB of native storage, Android 4.4, 5MP rear-facing camera, a microSD cared slot and a 1,980mAh battery inside.
Asking Price - Rs. 5,999
Xiaomi Redmi 1S
The much hyped Redmi 1S is selling like hot cakes in India, all thanks to its tempting price. The phone offers superb specs and features at just Rs. 5,990. The Xiaomi Redmi 1S features a 4.7-inch capacitive touch screen, with a resolution of 720x1280 pixels. It is stuffed with a 1.6 GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor, paired with 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage and microSD card support. Xiaomi overlays its own user interface (MIUI) on top of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean. The phone offers an 8-megapixel primary camera, sporting a pixel resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, with autofocus and LED flash. There's also a front-facing 1.6-megapixel camera at the front. The makers have added a 2,000mAh battery fitted inside.
Asking price - Rs. 5,990
Asus ZenFone 4
Here's another smartphone which doesn't cost much but offers power packed features. Although not eye candy as the Moto E, we still think it's the best budget handset you can think right now. Spec-wise, it comes with 4-inch WVGA display; 1.2GHz dual-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of native storage ; a microSD card slot; 3G, Wi-Fi, 1600mAh battery; dual-SIM; 5MP rear-facing camera; 0.3MP front-facing camera; Android 4.3 Jelly Bean.
Asking price - Rs. 5,999
Nokia Lumia 530
Nokia's latest little wonder, the Lumia 530, is being helmed as the cheapest Windows Phone 8.1-powered handset in the country. Well it doesn't have the best specs, though the phone isn't that bad. It spec sheet include: 4-inch display ( 854 x 480-pixels); 1.2GHz Snapdragon 200 processor; 512MB of RAM; 4GB of native storage; a microSD card slot; 5MP camera; 3G, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi; 1430mAh battery; Windows Phone 8.1 OS; dual-SIM
Asking price - Rs. 6,700
Lava Iris X1
The Lava Iris X1 is a nice looking phone. It definitely comes with great hardware specs. Running on the latest Android 4.4 Kitkat and a quad-core processor under the hood, it is equipped to handle heavy duty racing games with an ease. Have a look at its specs sheet: 4.5-inch FWVGA display; 1.2GHz quad-core processor; 1GB of RAM; 8GB of on-board memory; a microSD card slot; 8MP rear-facing camera; 2MP front-facing camera; 3G; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth; 1800mAh battery; Android 4.4 Kitkat
Asking price - Rs. 7,200