When Intex introduced the Aqua Lions T1 Lite yesterday, (Monday, January 12th), we were curious about how it would fare against other sub-?5,000 phones. We have four phones today that fall into the same category, more or less, in terms of pricing. But choosing a phone isn’t as simple as picking the cheapest one, you have to compare features and specifications. Which is why we will compare these four phones today: the Redmi 5A from Xiaomi, the Intex Aqua Lions T1, the Redmi 4A and the Infocus Vision 3. All these phones compete with each other, but let’s see which the best one is.
Redmi 5A vs Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite vs Redmi 4A vs Infocus Vision 3: Price in India
The Redmi 5A is the newest budget-segment offering from Xiaomi, which released the phone in December last year. The phone is currently priced at ?6,999 for its 32GB variant. The Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite was launched two days ago and is currently priced at ?3,899. Then we have the Redmi 4A which was launched in March 2017 and carries a price tag of ?5,999 for the 32GB storage version. Lastly, we have the Infocus Vision 3 which released in December 2017 is priced at ?6,999.
Redmi 5A vs Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite vs Redmi 4A vs Infocus Vision 3: Display
The Redmi 5A comes with a 5-inch IPS LCD display that offers a resolution of 720×1280 pixels at 296ppi. The Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite, in comparison, offers a 5-inch FWVGA 2.5D curved glass display with a resolution of 480×854. The Redmi 4A has a display that is similar to the Redmi 5A — 5-inch screen, 720×1280 resolution, and 296ppi. The Infocus Version 3 offers a 5.7-inch HD+ (720×1440) display with a pixel density of 424ppi. The Infocus Version 3 is the only phone which offers an aspect ratio of 18:9 as the others offer 16:9.
Redmi 5A vs Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite vs Redmi 4A vs Infocus Vision 3: Performance
The Redmi 5A is powered by the Qualcomm MSM8917 Snapdragon 425 quad-core 1.4GHz chip, whereas the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite is equipped with an SC9832A Spreadtrum 1.3GHz quad-core chipset. The Redmi 4A has the same chip that the 5A does, namely, the Snapdragon 425. The Infocus Vision 3 is powered by a MediaTek MT6735H quad-core 1.3GHz chip, in comparison.
The Redmi 5A offers 3GB RAM and 32GB ROM, whereas the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite comes with 1GB RAM and 8GB onboard storage. The Redmi 4A too offers 3GB RAM and 32GB storage, whereas the Infocus Vision 3 gives you 2GB RAM and 16GB onboard memory. All the phones support expandable memory. While the Redmi 5A and 4A let you add up to 256GB, the Infocus Vision 3 supports up to 128GB. The Intex phone, on the other hand, allows only 64GB storage via microSD.
The Redmi 5A offers MIUI 9.0, which is equivalent to Android Nougat. The Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite too offers Android Nougat, whereas the Redmi 4A only comes with Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). The Infocus Vision 3, too, comes with Android 7.0.
Redmi 5A vs Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite vs Redmi 4A vs Infocus Vision 3: Camera
The Redmi 5A features a 13MP f/2.2 rear camera, which is exactly the same as the Redmi 4A. Comparatively, the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite comes with a 5MP rear shooter. The Infocus Vision 3 offers a dual camera on the rear — a 13MP+5MP setup.
On the front, the Redmi 5A has a 5MP f/2.0 shooter, whereas the Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite offers a 2MP camera. The Redmi 4A comes with a 5MP f/2.2 front camera, whereas the Infocus Vision 3 sports an 8MP f/2.2 selfie snapper. The Redmi 5A, Redmi 4A and Infocus Vision 3 offer 1080p video recording at 30 frames per second.
Redmi 5A vs Intex Aqua Lions T1 Lite vs Redmi 4A vs Infocus Vision 3: Verdict
Of the lot, the Infocus Vision 3 offers the best features, the best camera and better battery life. The only weakness of the phone is its processor, which can’t quite keep up with the Snapdragon-powered phones. But the MediaTek chip still does a decent job. So our vote goes to the Infocus Vision 3.