There is another budget friendly device from the Indian handset manufacturer called as Intex and the new device is dubbed as Intex Cloud String HD. This device is priced at Rs. 5,599 and is exclusively available via Flipkart. This handset comes with a 5 inch 1280 x 720 pixels HD on-cell display with a pixel density of 294 ppi. The device is powered by 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A processor coupled with Mali-400 GPU and 1 GB of RAM. The device also comes with a fingerprint sensor on the back for enhancing the security levels.
Below are the tips and tricks of Intex Cloud String HD that will be helpful if you are planning to but this device.
To insert an SIM card on Intex Cloud String HD, 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.
Intex Cloud String HD is dual SIM smartphone and supports dual standby like most of the devices. The SIM card backed by the device is Micro 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.
The device comes with a 5.0 inch 1280 x 720p IPS display that gives out a pixel density of 294 PPI. This is a decent resolution considering on a 5.0-inch screen, and a budget friendly device.
Data sharing helps you to share the internet over a device. To use this feature on your Intex Cloud String HD, 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 your device. 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.
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 later.
For checking for updates on your device, tap on the System folder and click on Wireless updates. The device checks for updates and if there are no new updates on your device then “Your Phone Software version is Latest One” is 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.
External apps can be installed by enabling the Unknown sources options on the device. To enable this on your Intex Cloud String HD, 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 your device. Now, you can install any apk file on your device but make sure that it won’t harm your device.
The Quick Settings in the notification panel cannot be customized on this device as it displays almost all the required options.
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.
Direction, G-Sensor, Acceleration, Light, E-Compass, Proximity, Gyro, Linear acceleration and Rotation Vector are the sensors available on the device and helps in automating the device.
Yes, the device comes with LED notification lights on it and must be enabled on your device. To use the LED Lights on your device, 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 an LED notification on your device.
Screen pinning option is available on the devices with Android Lollipop on it. Intex Cloud String HD comes with Android 5.1 Lollipop 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 your device. Now open the new menu and pin any of the application on your device 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.
There is no such option using which you can move an app from internal storage to external SD Card on your 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.
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.
The device comes with 8 GB of internal storage out of which around 3.92 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 on the device.
The device comes with a mere 1 GB of RAM out of which around 520 MB is available for the user, and the rest is occupied by the system OS and other applications pre-installed in it.
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.
The device is running on Android 5.1 Lollipop; the company has not provided information about the Android Marshmallow update, but the device may get the update soon as all the brands have started working on the Android M update. You also check the list of brands and device that would get the Android M update soon by the end of the year.
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. The theme is successfully implemented to your device.
The device comes with a small Li-Po 2200 mAh battery on the back but will be good enough to last an entire’s day charge on standard usage.
The device comes with 8 MP rear facing camera with LED flash and Omnivision Samsung sensor, f/2.2 aperture. This is accompanied with a 5 MP 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 HDR.
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.
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.
Yes, the memory of the device can be extended up to a maximum of 32 GB, which is good for a device in this price range.
Yes, the device supports 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.
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 on the device is more than 50%. This ensures that you do not lose any contacts or other important 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.
Cloud String HD comes with a fingerprint scanner on its backs and helps in securing your device. To add a fingerprint on your device, open the Fingerprint Management app by tapping on it. You need to set the lock in two forms, i.e., Pattern or PIN, choose any of the options and proceed further. Now in the Fingerprint Management window, toggle the fingerprint recognition option and enter the pin that you used earlier. Now place the finger on the fingerprint scanner and lift it when the device vibrates and place again. Once the fingerprint is scanned “Fingerprint Enrollment is successful” is displayed on your screen, tap on the Finish button. You have successfully added fingerprint for your device and can add five fingerprints at max.
These are 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 and would like to hear from you people.