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Meizu M2 Vs Intex Aqua 4G+

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The battle between Indian and Chinese smartphone manufacturers has always been intense. First, it was restricted only up to Micromax and Lenovo, but now, with new players coming in, the game looks better and bigger than ever. Intex introduced its first-ever 4G phone, Aqua 4G+ with a tempting set of specs. The device packed top-tier features and promised ultimate user-experience with minimal lags or glitches. But, within few months of its launch, another Chinese smartphone maker Meizu hasgot in the way to slaughter its sales. The new Meizu M2 is set to hit the Indian markets with the same package but at a much lower price bracket.

Both phones go head to head under different categories, and many of our prospective buyers must be wondering which option is worthy enough to count-on. Well, no need to worry as we’re giving a detailed comparison of both phones to simplify the buying process. Have a look to know more!

Design

The new Meizu M2 gives reminder of its elder sibling M2 Note and flaunts a classy look with sleek and compact form factor. The device features a polycarbonate unibody, and retains the Samsung-like home button on its front-panel anda sophisticated dual-SIM card tray on the left side. M2 gives a great grip with polished R-angle curves, and weighs just around 131 grams, something which makes it extremely alluring and better than other budget phones rolling in the market. It also comes in several color options which includes Gray, Blue, Pink, and White.

On the contrary, the new Intex Aqua 4G+ is slightly heavier and thicker than Meizu M2. The device features a seamless design language, and boasts several unique elements including curved edges and soft-touch baby skin.Its design language is quite impressive for a budget phone, but if you’re looking for more customization, you’ll not get anything beyond typical black and white color options.

Display

Here, there is no big difference between Meizu M2 and Intex Aqua 4G+. Both budget phones feature the same 5-inch HD IPS display with a decent 294 pixels per inch. They both deliver perfect viewing angles and produce rich and vibrant colors to create an amazing visualworld with their stunning HD screens.They offer prolific viewing experience straight out-of-the box, and also come protected with Dragontrail Glass, offering additional layer of protection to the screen, making it solid and breakage-resistant.Unexpected scratches, smudges, and damages will not be an issue with both phones.

Hardware

On the hardware front, Meizu M2 and Aqua 4G+ both go head to head and power up by same quad-core processor from MediaTek. They both feature MediaTek MT6735 chip clocked at 1.3GHz, and deliver best user-experience with buttery smooth and lag-free performance.Additional touch of 2GB of RAM and Mali-T720MP2 GPU also plays a significant part in enhancing their heavy gaming and multi-tasking capabilities.

Software

The new Meizu M2 is not a thing for stock Android lovers. The device runs Android 5.1 Lollipop-based Flyme OS 4.5 and flaunts a whole new look and feel, something which is not familiar with stock lovers.Its interface is really slick and smooth, and with small amount bloatware, performance is only matter of question.

With Intex Aqua 4G+, on the other side, you’ll get Android 5.0 Lollipop with almost stock-like interface. It does not features a custom OS like Meizu M2, but offers decent user-experience with stock-like interface and small-amount of pre-installed bloatware.

Camera

In order to take photography to a whole new level, Meizu M2 and Intex Aqua 4G+ both feature a prolific setup of a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front-facing shooter. They both offer an ideal ecosystem for photography and deliver crisp, bright and vibrant images even in lowlight environments. Apart from small differences, the cameras of both phones pack features like Geo-tagging, face detection, touch focus, and panorama. Meizu M2, however, might just have an upper hand with its Samsung CMOS sensor, 5-element lens, and F2.2 ultra-large aperture.

Storage

For storage, both phones offer 16GB of ROM and expandability via micro-SD card.Intex Aqua 4G+, moves on the normal track and packs a dedicated micro-SD card slot offering expandability up to 32GB.But,Meizu M2 uses primary SIM card slots as a hybrid to expand its memory up to 128 gigs.Although it packs benefits of advanced eMMC 5.0 high-speed flash memory, yet itloses its dual-SIM capabilities on using a micro-SD card.

Battery

Another difference that comes between Meizu M2 and Intex Aqua 4G+ isfrom their battery capabilities. Both phones offer decent battery-life on standard usage, but if you’re a heavy user and want to go far and beyond the limits of basic usage, then you might just want to go withMeizu M2. The device packs a bigger 2500mAh battery optimized effectively for its OS.It consumes less-power and promises to retain enough juice for at-least 10 hours while playing music or surfing high-speed internet on 4G and Wi-Fi networks. Aqua 4G+ is also good, but its battery capacity is limited only up to 2300mAh.

Price

Here comes the biggest difference. The new Intex Aqua 4G+ comes at a decent price tag of Rs. 9,499, and is hitting the shelves via several online and offline channels, while its competitor, Meizu m2 will go online October 12, at a much lower price tag of Rs. 6,999.The registrations for the first sale of Meizu m2 at Snapdeal.com are open till October 11, 4PM.

Conclusion

The competition between Meizu M2 and Intex Aqua 4G+ wassupposed to be really intense, but the element of pricing has turned the ball into Meizu’s court completely. If both phones came around 8k, we would have said that it’s a fair deal for budget buyers. But here, with Meizu m2 coming at 7k, we have no choice except for declaring itbest in the budget segment.So, if you’re still puzzled in picking the best budget phone, just close your eyes and go ahead with the latest 4G masterpiece crafted by Meizu.

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