When it comes to budget arena, smartphone manufacturers give their best to bring powerful phones at tempting price tags. First, Xiaomi and Lenovo brought impressive budget beauties around Rs. 10000, and now, manufacturers like Intex and Panasonic are making their move with powerful phones with enhanced LTE capabilities. Recently, Intex launched another 4G handset, Aqua Trend at an enticing price point. The new phone comes with a bunch of features, and goes straight against the likes of Lenovo’s most successful budget phone, K3 Note.
While Lenovo K3 Note stands at the top with impressive features and build-quality, Intex Aqua Trend boasts a whole new feel with ideal features and cheaper price tag. Both phones offer top-grade performance and go head to head under all categories. But, in case you’re wondering which one is the best, we’re here to help you out!
Design and Build
For design, there is not much to say about Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend 4G. Both phones pack a nice look with their plastic bodies and come in a bunch of tempting color options. In fact, on one hand, K3 Note flaunts an amazingly beautiful look in Peal White, Onyx Black, and Laser Yellow colors, while on the other, Aqua Trend looks completely premium in Silver, Champagne, Gray, and Black color options. They feel great in hand, but if you’re looking for a phone with sleek form factor, K3 Note with 8mm thickness will serve much better than Aqua Trend.
In terms of display capabilities, Lenovo K3 Note clearly stands out against Intex Aqua Trend. The powerful handset from world’s largest tech giant features a 5.5-inch full-HD display with a pixel density of 401ppi. It gives an incredible viewing experience, and performs much better than Aqua Trend shipping with a 5-inch HD display. Although Aqua Trend also packs a visual trip yet, it lacks pixel density and cannot produce rich colors and better contrasts like K3 Note. So, if you’re looking for a big and powerful display, go with Lenovo K3 Note.
Under the hood, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend feature MediaTek processors coupled with 2GB of RAM. Both phones promise smooth performance but, K3 Note boasts a faster MediaTek MT6752 processor with 8 cores clocked at 1.7GHz. It stands out against Aqua Trend, which comes with a quad core processor clocked at a speed of 1.3GHz. From frequent multi-tasking to demanding apps, it can handle everything without any lags or glitches.
On the software front, both phones run the latest iteration of Android with a bunch of features. On one hand, Lenovo K3 Note runs Android 5.0 Lollipop-based Vibe UI out-of-the box, while on the other, Intex Aqua Trend runs Android 5.1 Lollipop with a bunch of features. Both phones are highly-customizable, but you’ll not get an app-drawer on K3 Note without installing a third party launcher.
As far as camera capabilities are concerned, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend, both go head to head with powerful rear and front-facing shooters. Both phones feature a 13-megapixel rear and a 5-megaixel front-facing snapper, and deliver ideal image quality under daylight and lowlight conditions. They’re ideal companions for photography enthusiasts, and can easily cater all your needs with top-tier performance.
Even in terms of storage, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend go head to head. Both budget beauties feature 16GB of internal memory, and offer expandability via micro-SD card up to 32GB. They offer sufficient room non-stop work and play, and can easily hold a massive selection of apps, files, and docs without creating any trouble.
On the connectivity front, Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend feature standard support with a bunch of options such as, 3G HSPA+, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi, 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0, micro-USB, and GPS/A-GPS.
They give smooth browsing experience on 3G, 4G, and Wi-Fi, and boast improved connectivity with dual-micro-SIM card slots. However, Lenovo K3 Note packs Dolby ATMOS technology, and packs an incredible music experience with rich and clear sound quality.
In terms of power efficiency, there is again a tie between Lenovo K3 Note and Intex Aqua Trend. Both phones hold sufficient juice throughout the day, and offer enough backup with their 2900mAh & 3000mAh batteries. They offer 34 to 36 hours of talk time, and look good enough to cater all your needs without any glitches. In fact, whether you’re at home, at work, or on the-move, both of these handsets will hold sufficient power to keep you connected with friends and family. They’ll create a perfect ecosystem to play more games and browse more online!
In the Indian market, Intex Aqua Trend 4G is set to hit the markets at Rs. 9,444, while Lenovo K3 Note with better display and hardware capabilities is already rolling at a slightly higher price of Rs. 9,999. K3 Note has been a real sensation, and till date, more than 3,00,000 units of this device have been sold exclusively via Flipkart. This number has been increasing progressively, and only few players have been able to match its efficiency.
In our opinion, both phones are welcome aboard! They look appealing, come at competitive price tags, and pack top-tier performance while running demanding games and apps. Their performance is really good but still, if you’re looking for the finest phone under 10k, K3 Note is the way to go. The power-packed Lenovo handset features improved display and hardware capabilities, and packs a real punch with its performance. Although it’s slightly expensive by Rs 500 (it’s not much), yet boasts a great deal for budget buyers!
In a nutshell, if you’re shopping for a powerful phone with a tight budget, go ahead with Lenovo K3 Note. It packs incredible performance, looks appealing, and comes at a very competitive price point. You can buy this phone via Flash Sale model at Flipkart, bundled with a bunch of exciting offers by the company.