Intex Aqua Ring is a new budget-level smartphone from an Indian smartphone maker-Intex which will be available for Rs. 4999 via Amazon India exclusively. This handset is a budget friendly device targeted at the entry-level market and for the first time users. Earlier the company released other entry devices like Aqua Q7N and Aqua Pride for Rs.4,190 and 4,999 respectively. Aqua Ring comes with a 5 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1280 720 pixels that will be offering a pixel density of 294 PPI. The body to screen ratio is 66.66% and is protected by a Dragontrail glass protection.
The Intex Aqua Ring is powered by a 1.3 GHz MediaTek MT6580WA quad-core processor coupled with 1 GB and Mali 400 GPU. The device comes with a leathered back panel giving the device a comfortable grip along with an elegant look.
In case if you are planning to get this device, here are few of the important tips that will help you to know more about the same.
To insert a SIM card on Intex Aqua Ring, the company has provided a slot on the back. Power off the device and take the back cover to view the battery and other SIM slots. Now place the SIM cards according to the instructions given.
What is the type of SIM supported?
Intex Aqua Ring is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is regular SIM card, and Everyone these days need dual SIM feature as they need to keep the personal number and office number separately, and it’s difficult to carry two different devices for it.
How to share your Data network via Tethering?
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Intex Aqua Ring, open the Settings and tap on more button in Wireless & networks. Now tap on the Portable hotspot and select the option Portable Wi-Fi Hotspot to enable that on the handset. You can change the Network SSID name and Password by tapping on Set up Wi-Fi Hotspot in the same menu. You can set securities levels and also deny access to certain devices. A maximum of eight devices can be connected to this network.
How to take a Screenshot on my Intex Aqua Ring?
With the help of screenshot, you can take an instant image of the screen. This ensures that you can view this image when required. To capture a screenshot on this handset, hold the power/lock button along with the volume down button simultaneously until you feel a vibration or hear a sound. This captured screenshot can be quickly viewed by swiping from the top or by opening the gallery app. This screenshot can be shared via any application.
How to check for the Android Updates Aqua Ring?
For checking for updates on Aqua Ring, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates available then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One “will be displayed on the screen. If there is an update available the user needs to download the update and then install it, make sure the battery of the device is more than half before the installation process starts.
How to Install external apps with apk files?
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on Aqua Ring. To enable this on your Intex Aqua Ring, Open the Settings and tap on Lock screen & Security in the personal section. In the new window, tap on unknown sources and click on the OK button enable this on the device. Now, you can install any apk file but make sure that it won’t harm your handset.
How to customize the Quick Settings in the Notification Panel?
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized as it displays almost all the required options.
How to use the Power saving modes on the Intex Aqua Ring?
Power saving mode helps you to improve the battery life of the device, but unfortunately, this option is not available on this budget friendly device.
What are the sensors available on the phone?
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available and helps in automating the device.
Are there LED notification lights on this device?
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled. To use the LED Lights, Open the settings, tap on Brightness& display in the device section and click on Indicator light. You will find options like Calls, Messages, Notification, Charge and Low battery. Tap on the options for which you want to get notified with the LED light. This ensures that the user does not miss any import notification even if there are busy.
How to use the Screen pinning feature on the Intex Aqua Ring?
Intex Aqua Ring comes with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and does support the screen pinning feature. Now, open the settings and click on Lock screen & security. In the new window head over to screen pinning option and tap on it. Now toggle the off button to enable that on the device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application by tapping on the pin button. To unpin your pinned screen, you need to press the back button for few seconds, and you have successfully unpinned from your device.
Can I Move apps from phone storage to SD card?
There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card.
What are the bloatware applications on the device?
The device comes with few bloatwares like services, FreeCharge, Facebook, Wechat, Whatsapp. As it’s a budget oriented device, we can’t see much of other applications.
Can I remove the bloatware apps from the device?
Yes, the device comes with an option where you can uninstall the apps from your device. Not all the applications can be uninstalled; the applications which cannot be uninstalled can be disabled from your device. To uninstall an app, open the settings and tap on App in the device section and click on the app that you want to remove. In the app info window, click on the uninstall button, the app is successfully removed from your device.
How much the internal storage on the Intex Aqua Ring?
The device comes with 8 GB of internal storage out of which around 3.66 MB of space is available for the user and rest of space is occupied by OS and other pre-installed apps. This is very less since users cannot store much data or can use many applications.
How much free RAM is available if no apps are running?
The device comes with a mere 1 GB of RAM out of which around 560 MB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other applications pre-installed on it.
Does the device support OTG?
No, the device does not support OTG(On the Go) drive where you can exchange the data from your device to drive with ease. This saves a lot of time and makes sure that it is very easy to transfer the data.
Will the Intex Aqua Ring get Android Marshmallow 6.0 Update?
The device is running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box, and the company has not provided information about the further updates on this handset. Considering it as a budget friendly device, this is an good inclusion.
How to change the Theme?
Themes can be changed by heading on to the settings section of the device. Now by tapping on it display section of it and select Themes. Now, click on the theme that you want to apply and tap on the use button and the theme is successfully implemented on the device.
How much battery is available on the handset?
The device comes with a small Li-Po 2450 mAh battery on the back but will be good enough to last an entire’s day charge on normal usage.
What is the camera resolution on Aqua Ring?
Aqua Ring comes with 5 MP autofocus rear-facing camera with LED flash and is accompanied with a 5 MP fixed focus camera on the front for video calling and selfies. The rear camera also has the features like touch to focus, Geo-tagging, face and smile detection, panorama and Face Beauty. The rear camera comes with an f/1.5 aperture with an SP5507 sensor.
Will the device support 4G LTE?
Yes, the device does support the 4G LTE connectivity with VoLTE technology. Now, in this modern era, everyone wants to get the access to the latest technology and faster browsing speeds.
Can the device capture 4K videos?
No, the device cannot capture 4K videos with the 5 MP camera available on the rear. There are very few devices in the market that capture 4K videos.
Can the memory be extended?
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB via microSD card slot that is provided, which is good for a device at this price range.
Will the device support NFC connectivity?
No, sadly this device does not support NFC (Near field communication). This feature lets the user transfer data fast and easily just by taping the other device that also has this NFC connectivity on it.
How to reset and backup Intex Aqua Ring?
To reset the handset, go to the settings of the device and select Backup and reset option. Before you start the resetting procedure, make sure you backup all the data that is important, and the battery is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other relevant information. The device will be asking the backing up the account where all the settings and applications will be saved and can be brought back once you log in to the device again with the same email ID.
These were the general tips and tricks of the device that can be helpful and if you have more questions regarding the same do drop a comment in our PhoneRadar forum page, and we will get back to you soon. We will be getting back to you with more and more tips.