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Intex Aqua Freedom (2016)

Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
Mediatek MT6580
Mali-400 MP1
1 GB / 8 GB
5 inch (720 x 1280 px)
5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus

The manufacturer offers this phone with a 5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek MT6580 chipset, and 1 GB of RAM.

And there's a surprise! Get ready to find out!

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the Intex Aqua Freedom smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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Intex Aqua Freedom specifications

BrandIntex
NameAqua Freedom
ModelAF
Release date2016

Weight, dimensions, colors

Weight5.29 oz
Dimensions5.69 x 2.85 x 0.34 inch
Colorsblack, white
SIM typeMicro SIM

The weight of the Intex Aqua Freedom is still considered to be lightweight and portable. A micro SIM is larger than the current standard Nano SIM card but smaller than the older SIM card size.

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System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v5.1 (Lollipop)
SoCMediatek MT6580
CPUQuad-core 1.3 GHz Cortex-A7
GPUMali-400 MP1

The Intex Aqua Freedom comes with Android OS v5.1 (Lollipop) out of the box. Android is an open-source operating system. This means users and developers have more control over the software. The quad-core mobile CPU can provide fast and efficient performance for mobile games. Many people consider ARM Mali GPUs a good option for mobile devices.

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Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size5 inch
Resolution720 x 1280 px
Multitouch supportyes

People know IPS for its wide viewing angles. It also has accurate color reproduction. The 5 inch display make this smartphone pocket-friendly. The display size is the diagonal distance from one corner of the screen to the opposite corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM1 GB
Internal storage8 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

1 GB of RAM is not typically considered to be enough for a smartphone. More RAM lets us keep more apps and processes open in the background. This keeps the device from slowing down. If we use our smartphones for basic tasks like calling, texting, and browsing the web, 32 GB may be sufficient for our needs. We can expand the internal storage of the Aqua Freedom (8 GB) by using a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera5 MP, 2592 x 1944 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera2 MP

This single camera can be enough for many smartphone users, it depends on their photography needs and preferences. The main camera of Aqua Freedom smartphone does not have OIS. The optical image stabilization (OIS) is an important feature in smartphones.

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetoothv4.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS
NFCno
FM radioyes
USBmicroUSB 2.0
Headphone3.5 mm jack

Compared to modern 4G and 5G networks, 3G networks are much slower. The Aqua Freedom supports the latest Wi-Fi standards. We can use Bluetooth to connect our Aqua Freedom smartphone to many Bluetooth devices. The Aqua Freedom has a GPS receiver. Many fitness and activity tracking apps rely on GPS. It is used to accurately measure and record outdoor activities. The phone isn't NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. NFC is not essential for basic phone functionality, but it can be useful. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 3000 mAh

The Li-Po 3000 mAh battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. We can simply buy a new battery from the open market and interchange it by ourselves.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer is a sensor. It measures the tilting motion and orientation of the phone. The light sensor is a type of sensor in a smartphone. It lets the phone measure light intensity around the device. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this Intex phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • microSD slot
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • limited-size screen
  • insufficient memory
  • insufficient internal storage
  • single camera setup
  • no OIS function
  • no 4G support
  • no 5G support
  • no NFC feature
  • no Type-C USB port
  • low-capacity battery
  • no digital compass
  • no fingerprint reader
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Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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