After launching the Lions T1 and Lions T1 Lite, Intex has introduced another budget smartphone in this series dubbed as the Intex Lions T1 Plus. The smartphone carries a price tag of Rs. 5,565. Does it have what it takes to make a mark in the ever competitive budget smartphone market in India? Let’s find out.
Display and Design
The latest offering by Intex is fitted with a 5-inch HD LCD display having a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. The phone does not adopt the bezel-less display trend and sticks to the slightly dated 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone is, however, layered with 2.5D curved glass which adds to the user experience. In terms of design, the phone looks decent at best where the front of the phone has its display and 3 capacitive keys. The phone doesn’t have a fingerprint sensor on either side.
Performance and Storage
The Intex Lions T1 Plus is powered by a quad-core Spreadtrum SC9850 processor clocked at 1.3GHz. In addition to that, the phone also packs in 2GB of RAM to aid in multitasking. On the storage side of things, the smartphone comes with 16GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 128GB through a microSD card. You must keep in mind though that most applications you will install occupy the internal storage, so 16GB may seem less.
Camera and Software
On the camera front is the major attraction to this phone. On the front, the phone features a dual selfie camera which comprises of an 8-megapixel sensor coupled with a secondary 2-megapixel one. The primary sensory has an aperture of f/2.0 whereas the secondary sensor rocks a f/2.2 aperture. On the flipside is where the rear facing 8-megapixel camera is located which has an aperture of f/2.2 and autofocus capability. In terms of software, the phone will ship with Android 7.0 Nougat which is pretty dated. There is also no official word on whether this phone will receive an update in the near future.
Connectivity and Battery
As far as connectivity is concerned, the Lions T1 Plus checks all the right boxes and offers support for up to 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth, WiFi and GPS. The phone will draw power from a 2,400mAh battery unit located underneath its shell. This battery does seem on the smaller side, however, it has to power a not-so-power-hungry display and a low power processor.
The phone will be offered in three flashy colour variants viz. Champagne, Black, and Royal Red.