New Budget Phablets with Dual Core Processors – Intex Aqua 5, Xolo A800 and Karbonn A30

Micromax canvas 2 A110 and Spice Mi 500 Stellar has started the craze of budget 5 inch screen phones in the market and now every company is joining it. Karbonn has launched A30 and Intex came out with Aqua 5.0. Lava has also launched a 4.5 inch Dual core powered phone Xolo A800. We will be discussing all these 3 phone on this article.

India has great appetite for gadgets and this is driving the economy. Companies like Micromax have gained enough from Smartphone revolution and now selling more phones compared to the old leaders Nokia. Samsung started the Phablet revolution and launched Note and then Note 2. Indian gadget freaks welcomed the design and functionality and Samsung sold thousands of Galaxy Note in India. This triggered the thought that people prefer a larger screen device with powerful processor. Micromax was first to join the league of Phablet Phones followed by Spice, Karbonn, Intex, Mercury etc. More companies are turning toward launching Phone Tablets with screen sizes more than 5 inch. We have recently seen the launch of HTC Droid DNA and Oppo 5. There are leaks that Samsung is planning Galaxy Note II with 6 inch screen. You must check our list of Best Dual Sim Android Phones and Best Dual Sim Phones below Rs 10K.

Intex Aqua 5.0:

Intex-Aqua-5.0 Dual core IceCream Sandwich Android Phablet
Intex Aqua 5 is new Phablet from computer peripherals manufacturer Intex. This phone represents Galaxy Note N7000 in design and look. It features a 1Ghz Dual core processor and 5 inch WVGA screen with 5 MP camera with LED flash and 1.3 MP camera front camera for video calling. Intex Aqua 5 is available in Black, Blue and Silver colors at a price of Rs 9990. Which is very comparable to iBall Andi 5C, Spice Stellar Horizon and Zync Z5 Cloud.

Intex Aqua 5.0 Specifications

  • 5-inch (800 x 480 Pixels) Capacitive multi-touch Touch display
  • 1GHz dual-core processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dual SIM (GSM + GSM)
  • 5MP auto focus rear camera with LED flash, 1.3MP front-facing camera
  • 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.0, GPS
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB internal memory, up to 32GB expandable memory with microSD
  • 3.5mm Audio Jack, FM Radio
  • 2000 mAh battery

Intex Aqua 5 Pros and Cons


  • Dual Core 1 Ghz Processor
  • 4GB Onboard Storage


  • 2000 mAh does not sounds great for a 5 inch Phone
  • 512 MB RAM is low for a Phablet
  • 5 MP camera  – At the same price Micromax A110 is providing a 8MP camera

Karbonn A30:

Karbonn-A30 Phablet with 5-9 inch screen and 8 MP camera
Karbonn has launched their Phablet version A30 few days ago and it features a bigger 5.9 inch screen with 1GHz processor and Android ICS. They have added a 8 MP camera and 2500 mAh battery much comparative to Micromax A100 Canvas 2. Karbonn is priced at Rs 10990, almost Rs 1000 higher than Micromax Canvas 2 which does not makes it a interesting deal.

Karbonn A30 Specs and features:

  • 5.9-inch TFT LCD Capacitive touchscreen
  • 1 GHz dual-core processor
  • Dual-SIM, Dual Standby
  • Memory expandable up to 32 GB
  • Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS
  • 8 MP Autofocus camera with LED Flash
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 2G, 3G connectivity
  • 2500 mAh battery


Karbonn A30 Pros and Cons:


  • 5.9 inch WVGA screen
  • 8 MP camera


  • 2500 mAh battery can’t stand with a 5.9 inch phone for too long
  • 512 MB RAM


Lava Xolo A800

Lava xolo-a800 Phablet with high resolution screen and Dual core Processor
Lava is already known for its Xolo Range, this time they have launched 4.5 inch phone with 245 ppi high density screen with 969 X 540 resolution much better than other phablets available in the market. There is a 1Ghz Dual Core MediaTek processor with 512 MB RAM and 4GB Storage. 8 MP camera makes the package interesting.

Lava Xolo A800 Specifications and features:

  • 4.5-inch (960 x 540 pixels) 16M color capacitive touch screen IPS display with 245 ppi
  • 1GHz dual-core MediaTek MT6577 processor
  • Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich)
  • Dual SIM (3G + 2G)
  • 8MP auto focus camera with LED flash, BSI sensor, VGA front-facing camera
  • 512MB RAM, 4GB of internal memory, expandable memory up to 32GB with microSD
  • 3G (HSPA 7.2Mbps; HSUPA: 5.76 Mbps) , WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v2.1, aGPS
  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • 1600 mAh battery

Lava Xolo A800 Pros and Cons:


  • High resolution, high density screen
  • 8 MP camera


  • 512 MB RAM
  • 1600 mAh battery

Indians are delighted for Phablets and they are crunching on it. But the features all Phablets are lacking are amount of RAM, a Stylus [ S-Pen technology is one of the most important feature that made Galaxy Note a Hit]  and sleek design. Companies are also not providing any exclusive apps for their phone that really does not match up with Phablet criterion.

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