Xolo Q600s vs Micromax Unite 2 vs Intex Aqua i5 Mini

Call us judgmental if you like, but we’re not going to have the Xolo Q600s, Micromax Unite 2 and Intex Aqua i5 Mini competing with the Moto E and will have them battling each other only. The Motorola phone heralded the arrival of scores of phones within the Rs 4000 to Rs 8000 price range and now it looks like manufacturers are only interested in lording over this category of devices.

We’re not complaining about the influx of affordable handsets, but our extremely satisfying hands-on experience with the Moto E will not allow us to drop it into this fight between the Xolo, Intex and Micromax phones even if it’s priced similarly.

Xolo Q600s

The Q600s, Unite 2 and Aqua i5 Mini cost Rs 7,499, Rs 6,999 and Rs 6,850, in that order, with the second having the largest touchscreen by a small margin. The Intex phone runs on an outdated version of Android instead of KitKat, unlike its two rivals. It even has a lower capacity battery of 1500mAh as opposed to a 2000mAh power house.

The Unite 2 and Q600s make do with 5MP rear cameras, while the Aqua Mini proudly boasts of an 8MP one. All feature 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM and expandable memory. But the Micromax and Intex smartphones are stuck with support for 32GB microSD cards only as pitted against the Xolo handset’s willingness to accommodate 64GB of extra storage.

Micromax Unite 2

Micromax Unite 2 specifications:

– 1.3GHz quad core processor
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
– 4.7-inch 480 x 800p screen
– 1GB RAM, 4GB storage
– Memory expandable up to 32GB
– 5MP main camera, 2MP webcam
– 2000mAh battery

Xolo Q600s key features list:

– 1.2GHz quad core CPU
– Android 4.4.2 KitKat OS
– 4.5-inch qHD IPS display
– 1GB RAM, 4GB flash storage
– 64GB expandable memory
– 5MP rear camera, VGA front lens
– 2000mAh battery

Intex Aqua i5 Mini

Intex Aqua i5 Mini specs at a glance:

– 1.3GHz quad core chipset
– Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS
– 4.5-inch FWVGA IPS touchscreen
– 1GB RAM, 4GB ROM
– 32GB microSD card support
– 8MP and 2MP snappers
– 1500mAh battery

In the end, the Xolo Q600s and Micromax Unite 2 have small advantages over the Intex Aqua i5 Mini in terms of battery and OS, and the first mentioned can work its charm on potential buyers who love hoarding stuff on their phones. But will you trust them over the Motorola Moto E?