Intex Aqua 5.0 dual core smartphone launched – is this a Micromax A110 competitor?

So far Micromax A110 is the best dual core handset available, with a 5 inch screen for under Rs. 10k, but with the launch of Intex Aqua 5.0 it will be tough maintaining this position. The Intex Aqua 5.0 comes with good features and with a price tag of Rs. 9,990.

Though the price of Aqua 5.0 is as close as to the A110, the specifications are a little different. For instance the Intex Aqua 5.0 comes with 5MP rear camera and magnetic /light sensor (needs confirmation) where as the A110 comes with 8MP camera without the magnetic / light sensors.

The front side on the Aqua 5.0 shows off four dedicated touch sensitive buttons as compared with the A110 that comes with three. The Aqua 5.0 rear side looks more attractive than the MMX A110. The display resolution is the same at 800×480 pixels over the 5 inch screen.

The Intex Aqua 5.0 is powered by a dual core 1GHz processor, possibly with the same chipset / GPU that the A110 houses. It’s a dual SIM phone running Android ICS (4.0). The RAM is 512MB with 4GB internal storage and micro SD slot.

There is a 5 MP rear auto focus camera with LED flash and a front 1.3MP fixed focus camera. The battery is of 2000 mAh capacity.

intex aqua 5.0 front view (dual core) smartphoneintex aqua 5 rear view with 5MP AF camera / LED flash

Intex Aqua 5.0 key features and specifications

  • 1GHz dual core with dual SIM support.
  • ICS OS.
  • 5 inch capacitive touchscreen with  800 x 480 Pixels resolution.
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal storage and micro SD card slot.
  • 5MP rear AF camera with LED flash and a 1.3MP front camera.
  • 3G, Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM radio, micro USB and 3.5 mm audio jack.
  • Sensors: G-Sensor, proximity, light and possibly magnetic sensors.
  • 2000 mAh battery capacity.
  • Price : Around 10K. (The handset is listed on rediff shopping).

Some of the specifications are still not clear and will have to wait for the handset to be listed on the Intex official website or when available online. So what do you think about this handset will it compete with the A110?

{ 78 Responses }

  1. dhana says

    Dear Gogi,
    I am very much keen to buying A110. My doubt is will it be compatible to any other third party applications, and will it be able to play 720p HD videos?
    My last question is will there be any compromise in the quality of the product as they are giving higher features at a comfortable rate?? Pl help….

  2. sushant rana says

    Hi gogi, I am facing problem in connecting to internet with my intex aqua 5.0. Please help me out.

  3. harshit says

    Gogi sir I have both the phone and what I have notice is that in intex android works properly we can add moving wallpaper behind menu but mmx and karbonn lacks this feature. And there is proper android market in Intex as in Samsung…in mmx and karbonn android doesn’t work at is only for the name that android is installed ….actually there is no android in mmx and karbonn check out note2 ,s3 ..they R having real android and intex mobile resembles it much more than mmx and karbonn.

  4. santro says

    Plz list 3-4 phone other than A110….in range of 10K. I am getting galaxy s duos in 11k….does it will be a good deal.

  5. raza says

    Dear gogi sir plz help me I am planning to buy a smartphone so plz help me which mobile is best in these micromax a110 canvas 2, karbonn a24 or karbonn a30, celkon a200, intex aqua 5.0,, xolo a800 ,,xolo x900….or you can tell me about a other smart phone …..but gogi sir remember screen size will be big example..5 inch and video clarity processor and ram and battery back up display cliarity will be clear and latest android 4.1 jelly bean is also important, price between 10 to 13000 rs.

    • Jeet says

      Same here bro, Waiting for canvas 3. As it might have all this.. Quad core, Jelly bean, 1gb ram, Better camera, Etc. Even though zopo max 950 is there with such features but not reliable. Price is not an issue.

  6. santro says

    Hi Gogi,
    i had gone through many reviews on net i have 2 buy a phone(dual sim) under 10,000….for overall usage..i.e, performance, music, game,expandable memory, camera……til now what i feel micromax A110 , xperia tipo dual,Samsung Galaxy Music Duos
    & also i got fear abt A110 it may break soon if droped accidentally……..

    plz clear my confusion…..u can also suggest me a phone frm ur side….

      • santro says

        Plz list 3-4 phone other than A110….in range of 10k. I am getting galaxy s duos in 11k….does it will be a good deal.

  7. SIZ says

    Gogi pls reply me. Im planning to buy a smartphone by jan(during pongal).So pls suggest me i have good opinion about intex aqua so pls help me man pls pls pls pls or shall i go with windows phone what are the cons of windows phone

  8. Andy says

    Hey Gogi,

    I Want To Buy One Smartphone Today 12.12.12.
    Is It Right Choice To Buy Intex Aqua 5.0?Because A110 is Not Available In The Shop From Where I Am Buying This Phone.And Intex Has 16M Colours Or 262K Please Reply Because I Have To Buy It Today Only……

  9. NIksy says

    Can any one provide me with intex aqua 5.0 “phone.apk” pls I accidentally delete it after rooting pls guys I beg you for help.