Intex Cloud 4G Star Review
Intex Cloud 4G star is a low cost phone with high-end hardware specifications. It is priced at Rs. 72999 only. In this price, it claims to offer better specifications than most of the other phones in similar range. I used the device for around a week and found the good and bad things in the device. Read the review to know about Intex Cloud 4G Star.
You can buy it from Flipkart for Rs. 7299.
Intex Cloud 4G Star Review
It comes with USB cable, earphones, wall socket and user manuals. Company is also offering a free screen protector and back cover. See the below unboxing video and photo displaying content.
In terms of design, phone is above average. Back cover has a finishing which instantly put the impression that the smartphone is not new. But over all design is fine and build is solid. Back cover is made of plastic and is flexible. It does not have any physical home buttons. It has three touch buttons on the display.
It has power button at the top side along with 3.5 mm jack. micro USB port is at bottom. Volumes keys are at the right side. Along with front camera, it also has a LED notification light which blinks when you have a new notification on phone.
Display of the phone is good. Touch response is also good. Viewing angles are also fine. You can enjoy HD movies on the phone without any issue. Display is of 5 inch with Dragontrail glass protection. So, you will not have to worry about scratches.
Phone also has light sensor to change the brightness of the screen according to the light around. This sensor works pretty good.
Processor, RAM and storage
It is powered by 1.3GHz Quad-Core MediaTek MT6735 processor with 2GB RAM. Performance of the phone is good. You can enjoy multiple apps at the same time without any lag or freezing issue. I am not sure if the performance decreases by the time, but my a week experience was good in terms of performance.
Even on gaming, performance is good. You will see good graphics and lag-free gaming. Yes, heating is there while gaming. I found it heating around the rear camera. But while gaming, I enjoyed the game play.
It has a 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash and 5 megapixel front camera. This is the main disappointment in the phone. Hardware is good enough on paper but it does not perform as per expectation. I didn’t find the camera offering good quality pics. Rear camera can also record full HD videos. Camera features are LED Flash, Autofocus, Digital Zoom, Face Detection, Geo-tagging, HDR Capture, Panorama, Smile Detection and Touch Focus.
Camera also offers beauty mode. In this, it will hide your pimples, spots on face, whiten your skin and few other modifications to make your pic better. But beauty mode was performing wrong. It was adding too much white tone in skin which looks artificial. It was looking like I captured photo of a wax statue. Girls could find it better.
Check the attached camera sample at the end of the post. It has 13 megapixel rear camera which could perform better.
It runs on Android Lollipop with custom UI. I cannot confirm the name of the custom UI. There is nothing to talk about UI because it only changes the icons and adds nothing special. It also comes with few pre-installed third-party apps but still, you can good storage for your apps and photos.
Gestures and auto call record
It also comes with gesture control features. You can set various apps on different gesture input. For example, set C for camera. Now, if you draw C on locked phone, it will open the camera instantly.
It also comes with auto call recording feature. So, all phone calls of the phone will be recorded automatically.
It is a dual SIM phone. It comes with 4G LTE, 3G, Wi-fi, Bluetooth and GPS connectivity. It also comes with microSD card slot to expand storage. It has 3.5 mm jack at the top side for audio output and microUSB at the bottom side.
It has 2300 mAh battery which is non-removable. Battery performance is average. It takes too much time charging. For me, it took around 3 hours 45 minutes. Battery performance is good. On mixed usage, you will get around a day long battery backup.
It offers good sound on calls and on speaker. It comes with low quality earphones which just offer average music experience. If you are music freak, you will have to buy good quality earphones.
Rear camera sample
Intex Cloud 4G star
"Intex Cloud 4G star offers good performance and good battery backup, but camera of the phone does not perform as per expectations. High-end games run fine with it starts heating after 3-4 minutes of gaming."
- Good Performance
- Good battery
- Good Gaming performance
- Average camera performance
- Heating while long (more than 5 minutes) gaming
- Design 65%
- Display 75%
- Performance 78%
- Camera 65%
- Battery 80%
- Gaming 75%