Homegrown brand Intex has launched a budget smartphone dubbed as the Lions T1 Lite. This smartphone is a toned down variant of the previously launched Lions T1. With this phone, the company is looking to place another product in the ever so competitive sub Rs. 5,000 price range.
Let’s have a closer look at what this phone has to offer.
Display and Design
The phone features a plastic build similar to its elder sibling which provides durability but compromises on feeling premium. On the front, the phone rocks a 5-inch FWVGA display which is by no means going to provide you with an immersive experience, but considering its price, it is justified. Below the screen are three capacitive keys for navigating through its interface and on top is where its earpiece grill and selfie camera are located. On the back, the phone has a smooth finished back where its rear-facing camera is mounted accompanied by an LED flash.
Camera and Software
On the camera front, the phone is targeted for selfie lovers, well, almost. The front camera features a 2-megapixel front-facing camera and a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. This is a major downgrade from the Lions T1 which had an 8-megapixel front camera and a 5-megapixel rear camera. On the software side of things, the Lions T1 Lite will ship with Android Nougat out of the box. There is no official word on whether this phone will receive an update to Oreo anytime soon and we wouldn’t bet our money on it either.
Performance and Storage
On the performance front is where there has a been a significant upgrade. The new Lions T1 Lite comes with a quad-core Mediatek processor rather than the Spreadtrum processor on its sibling. In addition to that, the phone also comes with 1GB of RAM. That being said, if you are looking to use this phone for anything other than calls and messaging through WhatsApp, you may want to look at raising your budget and buying something like the Redmi 5A which offers far better internals. Coming to storage, the phone offers 8GB of internal storage which can be expanded up to 64GB through its microSD card slot.
Connectivity and Battery
On the connectivity front, the phone offers support for 4G with VoLTE and below through both of its SIM slots. It also offers conventional connectivity solutions like WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS. To charge its 2,200mAh battery, the phone is equipped with a microUSB port located on the bottom.
Here’s a quick comparison of the phone against the Lions T1:
|Specification||Intex Lions T1||Intex Lions T1 Lite|
|Display||5.2-inch FWVGA||5-inch FWVGA|
|Processor||Quad-core Spreadtrum||Quad-core Mediatek|
|Front Camera||8MP with Front Flash||5MP with Front Flash|
|Rear Camera||5MP with LED Flash||2MP with LED Flash|
|Operating System||Android Nougat||Android Nougat|
|Price||Rs. 4,999||Rs. 4,499|
The Lions T1 Lite will set you back Rs. 4,499. The only advantage the Lite version has over its elder sibling is an improved processor. Is it worth Rs. 500? Not really, especially since the phone has been downgraded on almost all other fronts. If you wish to sacrifice on the camera and battery for a marginally improved performance, and also save some money, the Lions T1 Lite may be suitable for you.