Domestic vendor Intex finally joined the club of fingerprint-toting smartphone manufacturers in May this year with the launch of the Aqua Secure. Soon after the Aqua Secure, the company launched another budget fingerprint-toting smartphone in the Cloud series dubbed the Cloud String HD. Priced in the sub-Rs 6,000 range, the Cloud String HD is one of the most affordable smartphones on the market to incorporate a fingerprint sensor. In addition, the handset also offers 4G LTE with VoLTE support (voice over LTE), which isn’t available in many smartphones in the sub-Rs 6,000 price range.
The Cloud String HD is for those who are looking for a compact Android smartphone with a fingerprint sensor and decent configuration. If you are planning to buy the phone, then let’s take a quick look on the features of the Intex Cloud String HD.
Intex Cloud String HD – features of the budget fingerprint-toting smartphone
The Intex Cloud String HD sports an attractive design with gold coloured strap at the rear in the white colour edition, and silver coloured strap in the black model. The device sports a fingerprint sensor with mirror glass finish. It measures 8.7mm around the waist and tips the scale at 150 grams. On the front, the device has capacitive buttons for navigation right below the display. The phone’s speaker is located on the back in the far bottom left corner. Overall, design-wise, the Cloud String HD looks appealing than the competing devices in its segment.
Display and OS
The Intex Cloud String HD sports a 5-inch On-Cell 2.5D curved glass display bearing a resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels. The phone offers a pixel density of 294 pixels per inch to deliver a decent media viewing experience. The device will impress those looking for a compact, yet phablet-grade display. Software-wise, the Cloud String HD runs Android 5.1 Lollipop, but there’s no word if it will be getting the Android Marshmallow update in the near future.
Moving on to the configuration, the Intex Cloud String HD is powered by a decent 1.3GHz quad-core Spreadtrum processor, which is further supported by 1GB of RAM and a Mali 400 graphics processing unit. The phone is capable of smoothly running casual games, but don’t expect it to run the high-end graphics-craving games. Storage needs are taken care by 8GB of internal memory, which users can further increase up to 32GB by inserting a microSD card. Overall, the Cloud String HD offers a decent configuration for the asking price.
As for the camera features, the Intex Cloud String HD sports an 8-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, autofocus, a dual-LED flash, Digital Zoom, Auto Flash, and full HD video recording at 30 frames per second. For selfies and video calling, the Cloud String HD offers a 5-megapixel secondary shooter on the front. Overall, the Cloud String HD doesn’t offer anything special to brag about in the camera section, but still it gets decent snappers for its price segment.
Connectivity and Battery
In terms of connectivity, the Intex Cloud String HD is one of the most affordable smartphones to offer 4G LTE support along with VoLTE (voice over LTE). Its other connectivity options include dual-SIM slots, Wi-Fi, Mobile Hotspot, Bluetooth and GPS. The phone is fuelled by a decent 2,200mAh battery, which the brand claims to deliver up to seven hours of talk time and 190 hours of standby time.
The Intex Cloud String HD is a good option if you are looking for a pocket-friendly smartphone with a fingerprint sensor. The phone offers a decent design, a compact HD display, decent configuration, average camera features, and delivers a decent battery life. The fingerprint sensor and 4G LTE with VoLTE support are the main features of the device, which are missing on many smartphone in the sub-Rs 6,000 price range. As for the pricing, the Intex Cloud String HD has been priced at Rs 5,599, and is available exclusively on Flipkart in black and white colour choices. To check the phone’s features in details along with its latest prices, you can visit 91mobiles.