The segment under Rs 10,000 is the most competitive when it comes to mobile phones, as this is the gateway to smartphones, and so every manufacturer wants to make sure their products are present in this segment. Intex Cloud Flash is yet another new phone in this segment, priced at Rs 9,999. Let us see how it does against a phone that saw a lot of coverage during its own launch and after, the Xolo Black 1X, which is also priced at Rs 9,999.
The Intex Cloud Flash looks quite good and seems to have a glass back panel. It has a metal rim with matte finish. The phone measures 145 x 71.5 x 6.5 mm, and weighs just 123.5 grams.
The Xolo Black 1X has a plastic back panel and chrome finished metallic sides. Its top and bottom panels have rubber like material with rough texture and are round in shape. The Xolo Black 1X measures 144.6 x 72 x 7.6 mm and weighs 125 grams.
Both these phones are slim and light, but the Xolo Black 1X looks pretty unique.
The Intex Cloud Flash has a 5 inch full HD Super AMOLED display which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3. The Xolo Black 1X has a 5 inch full HD IPS display with Asahi Dragontrail Glass.
Here with Super AMOLED technology, the Intex Cloud Flash definitely has an edge over the Black 1X.
Processor & Memory
The Intex Cloud Flash has an octa-core processor clocked at 1.3 GHz, with 2 GB of RAM. Its internal storage stands at 16 GB to which you can add another 128 GB via a microSD card.
The Xolo Black 1X is also armed with a 1.3 GHz octa-core processor, but it has huge 3 GB of RAM. The internal storage is 32 GB, but external storage has the same hybrid dual-SIM slot that the Xolo Black did (where the second slot can be used for a second SIM or a microSD up to 128 GB).
Both these phones use the MediaTek MT6753 chipset, so the Xolo Black is surely the winner thanks to the extra 1 GB of RAM.
Both, the Intex Cloud Flash and the Xolo Black 1X run on Android Lollipop 5.1, but the Xolo Black 1X does run its Hive UI on top of it.
The Xolo Black 1X has a 2400 mAh battery, while the Intex Cloud Flash has a 2300 mAh battery. The difference here is too less to call a winner.
The Intex Cloud Flash has a 13 megapixel primary camera with autofocus, face beauty mode, smile shot, smile detection, gesture shot, video recording, and flash. The front of the phone has a 5 megapixel selfie taker on the front.
The Xolo Black 1X also has a 13 megapixel primary camera, which is equipped with phase detection autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, touch focus, smile detection, panorama, HDR, and video recording at 1080p at 30 fps. The front of the phone has a 5 megapixel shooter, but with a flash.
The cameras are equal, but the Xolo Black 1X has a flash on the front too, which will seal the deal for the selfie lovers, for the rest, we will wait for a real world camera test to declare a winner.
The Intex Cloud Flash is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth, and WiFi.
The Xolo Black 1X is a dual-SIM 4G phone with GPS (A-GPS), Bluetooth, and WiFi. The second SIM slot is a hybrid one, where either you can put a micro SD card, or a SIM card.
Both these phones offer excellent value for money, and go toe to toe throughout this entire faceoff. But overall, Xolo looks like a better deal. But remember Intex is offering 1 year screen breakage warranty with the Cloud Flash which could be a deciding factor for many.