Intex Cloud S9 review – VoLTE enabled okay phone

The Intex Cloud S9 is a 4G VoLTE enabled handset that is priced at Rs. 6,299. This dual SIM handset is powered by quad core processor and houses a 3650 mAh battery. Is it worth the price, read this review to know more.

Unboxing : Inside the box you will get the handset, battery of 3650 mAh capacity, a screen guard, data cable, travel charger 5V/2A, plastic case for protection and standard quality earphone. SAR value : 0.785 W/Kg.

Design, Display and OS

The Intex Cloud S9 is packed inside a plastic body with metallic finishing and the back panel comes with nice texture that give a unique look and premium feel. I got the Blue color version that looked cool. Handset is comfortable to use. It weighs around 162 grams and dimensions are 15.4 x 0.9 x 7.7 (cm).

Intex Cloud S9 Box Pack

This is a dual SIM handset you can use two micro SIMs (4G VoLTE supported) and there is separate micro SD card slot. There is LED notification and 3 sensors – accelerometer, proximity and light. Touch screen is 5.5 inches with 720p resolution and the screen is also using 2.5D curved glass. Color reproduction, viewing angles and touch response, considering the price is very good.

Intex Cloud S9 review and unboxing

Cloud S9 runs Android Marshmallow out of the box.

Intex Cloud S9 dual SIM slots

Memory and Storage

This handset comes with 2GB RAM and 16GB ROM. You can use micro SD card of up to32GB. OTG is supported.

Cloud S9 Performance

Inside the hood the S9 houses a MediaTek 1.2GHz 64 bit quad core processor with Mali T720 GPU. Performance was smooth, gaming was smooth when using low visual quality mode. Heat up was under control.

Intex Cloud S9 build quality

Intex Cloud S9 Benchmark

Quadrant : 13218
AnTuTu : 28109 / 2343 – 2nd time 29799 / 2426
Nenamark 2 : 54.3fps
Disk Speed : 79 MB/s read / 16 MB/s write
Multi Touch : 5 point

Intex Cloud S9 ports, micro USB, audio jack

Gaming

If you want to play Asphalt 8 game it works better and much smoother in medium visual quality mode. Handset is not really made for gaming but it can play games in lower visual quality mode.

Camera

There is 8MP camera on the rear with flash and 5MP on the front. Camera quality is average. The primary camera can shoot 720p videos.

Cloud S9 Camera Rating 3 out of 5

Do check rear and front camera samples

Intex cloud S9 rear cameras sample hydrant

Intex cloud S9 rear cameras sample branch

Intex cloud S9 rear cameras sample tree

Intex cloud S9 rear cameras sample long shot

Intex cloud S9 rear cameras sample street light

Intex cloud S9 front cameras sample hand

Download Original Image files (right click and save) (do not use it for commercial purpose, without permission of gogi.in).

Others

The Intex Cloud S9 comes with finger print sensor that is decently fast and accurate. I did not find any issues with network (I was using Reliance Jio), no issues with WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. Loudspeaker is on the bottom side and it is very loud and clear.

Intex Cloud S9 finger print sensor and camera

Battery

The 3650 mAh removable battery does a very good job. It will easily last for up to 2 days with normal to moderate mixed usage. You can expect 4 to 9 hours of non-stop moderate to heavy usage.

Intex Cloud S9 3650 mAh removable battery

Intex Cloud S9 Performance (time / battery % drop / estimated battery temperature)

  • Running Benchmark app : 12 minutes / 6% / 28 degrees
  • Asphalt 8 game play : 16 minutes / 4% / 40 degrees
  • FHD video playback with full brightness (WiFi /4G on) : 43 minutes / 8% / 35 degrees.

It took me 2 hours 23 minutes to charge this handset from 28% to 100% using the wall charger. Estimated 1% to 100% charging will take up to 3 hours.

Verdict

The handset is good, looks good and performance is decent. VoLTE is an added advantage as most of the Indian users have a secondary reliance Jio SIM. The price however is on the higher side, there are better options available in the market. Had the price been below Rs. 5,000 it would have been a good 4G VoLTE buy.

Rating 3 out of 5

Intex Cloud S9 is available on Amazon for Rs. 6,299.

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