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I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it. So, how do they compare? - WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time), in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allow to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (Application for Open Streetmap) - Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that. - Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish). - Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory. - File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space. - Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection. - Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a separate belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use. - FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail inside or outside its warranty period.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it. it.

So, how do they compare? - compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both both devices (at the same time), in city city areas (with dense population) there there is no difference, in more rural rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is is the same for my daily usage. The The providers are using the higher higher frequency to cover dense areas, and and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, 800MHz, because it allow to have larger areas areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems seems to be good enough for all my mobile mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or or modRana (Application for Open Streetmap) - Open Streetmap) Display: Handling the the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the the additional screen size is an an advantage. At the beginning, I had had the impression that browsers were not not always making use of the additional additional screen size, but I no longer see that. - see that.
  • Camera: The optical coating of my my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still still not much better (In fact, I would would still prefer the camera in my old old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish). - Aqua Fish). Performance: I can't tell to to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have the impression to have more more performance at hand. I tend to have a a lot of open tabs in the browser, and and this works much better on the Aqua Aqua Fish, probably because of the the additional memory. - memory. File system: The The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect expect ext4 to be more robust, especially especially when running out of disk space. - Battery life: Can't really compare it it right now, as I don't use these two two devices in the same way. Right now, I I miss the option to get a spare spare battery for the Intex phone (I have have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I I have spare). I have the impression impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit bit of charge over night, just sitting on on the table, with not activity, beside beside being on the WWAN connection. - Build connection. Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The (The logo on the backside has already lost lost its "x", the letters are made of of silver plastic in a molded recess), recess), but it is not bad. The packaging packaging contains a protective film for the the screen, but I did not apply it, it, because I always care my phone in a a separate belt pouch. Only time will will tell how the device copes with daily use. - daily use. FM radio: There was no autoscan autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really really cumbersome), both should be fixed in in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I I will again start listening to it on on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail inside or outside its warranty period.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time), in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allow to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (Application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish). Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory. memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space. space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection. Build connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a separate belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use. use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail inside or outside its warranty period.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time), in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allow to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (Application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a separate belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it again on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail inside or outside its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time), time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allow allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (Application (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a separate belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it again on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail inside during or outside after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.tuner.
    • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
      tuner.
    • Power/volume buttons. The power button button and the volume buttons have switched their position, position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/week, days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)
  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always care carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G, 3G (with HSDPA), while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)

    With Tethering, 3G is limiting my user experience, I need more bandwidth on a notebook because the websites are larger, and I am faster checking websites and opening new tabs/links.

  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G (with HSDPA), while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)

    With Tethering, 3G is limiting my user experience, I need more bandwidth on a notebook because the websites are larger, and I am faster checking websites and opening new tabs/links.

  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use.use. UPDATE 20161110: I managed to scratch my display somehow (just a tiny scratch, I have now Idea how it happened) and will now apply a protective screen.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G (with HSDPA), while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)

    With Tethering, 3G is limiting my user experience, I need more bandwidth on a notebook because the websites are larger, and I am faster checking websites and opening new tabs/links.

  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use. UPDATE 20161110: I managed to scratch my display somehow (just a tiny scratch, I have now Idea how it happened) and will now apply a protective screen.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now it I hit "volume up").

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G (with HSDPA), while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)

    With Tethering, 3G is limiting my user experience, I need more bandwidth on a notebook because the websites are larger, and I am faster checking websites and opening new tabs/links.

  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use. UPDATE 20161110: I managed to scratch my display somehow (just a tiny scratch, I have now Idea how it happened) and will now apply a protective screen.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now I hit "volume up").
  • Shape: The original device had an easily distinguishable front and backside (rounded edge on the long side of the device and on the short edge of the other half ), which made it easy to blindly grab the phone and always hold it the right way. This is of course a small detail, but it is really handy, and I miss it on the Aqua Fish.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I probably miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.

I imported an Aqua Fish to Switzerland and I currently carry it together with my original Jolla (I always do this when buying a new phone to get used to it and after a few days/weeks, I switch over to the new one). My old Jolla now loses its WWAN-connection about once a day and needs a reboot to "fix" it, so I will switch to the Intex once Saifish OS 2.0.4 is available for it.

So, how do they compare?

  • WWAN; I use Sunrise SIM-cards in both devices (at the same time); in city areas (with dense population) there is no difference, in more rural areas, the Aqua Fish falls back to 3G (with HSDPA), while the Jolla 1 is still on 4G. The coverage (ignoring the speed) is the same for my daily usage. The providers are using the higher frequency to cover dense areas, and in rural regions, they use 800MHz, because it allows to have larger areas covered with one cell tower. 3G seems to be good enough for all my mobile needs like surfing the Web, SSH or modRana (application for Open Streetmap)

    With Tethering, 3G is limiting my user experience, I need more bandwidth on a notebook because the websites are larger, and I am faster checking websites and opening new tabs/links.

  • Display: Handling the larger Aqua Fish with one hand is sometimes a bit of a problem, but the additional screen size is an advantage. At the beginning, I had the impression that browsers were not always making use of the additional screen size, but I no longer see that.
  • Status LED: The Aqua Fish has a status LED, but it is white only. I really miss the different colors of the Jolla 1
  • Camera: The optical coating of my Jolla 1 is really scratched, but the pictures of the Aqua Fish are still not much better (In fact, I would still prefer the camera in my old Nokia N900 over the Jolla 1 and Aqua Fish).
  • Performance: I can't tell to much about CPU power, I don't have the impression to have more performance at hand. I tend to have a lot of open tabs in the browser, and this works much better on the Aqua Fish, probably because of the additional memory.
  • File system: The Aqua Fish is using ext4. I expect ext4 to be more robust, especially when running out of disk space.
  • Battery life: Can't really compare it right now, as I don't use these two devices in the same way. Right now, I miss the option to get a spare battery for the Intex phone (I have one for the Jolla, but to be honest, I did not run ouf of battery since I have a spare). I have the impression that the Intex is loosing quite a bit of charge over night, just sitting on the table, with not activity, beside being on the WWAN connection.
  • Build quality: The Intex seems to be made a bit cheaper than the Jolla 1 (The logo on the backside has already lost its "x", the letters are made of silver plastic in a molded recess), but it is not bad. The packaging contains a protective film for the screen, but I did not apply it, because I always carry my phone in a belt pouch. Only time will tell how the device copes with daily use. UPDATE 20161110: I managed to scratch my display somehow (just a tiny scratch, I have now Idea how it happened) and will now apply a protective screen.
  • FM radio: There was no autoscan and no speaker mode in SFOS 2.0.2 (finding the stations was really cumbersome), both should be fixed in version 2.0.4. I used to listen a lot to FM Radio on the N900, no idea if I will again start listening to it on the Aqua Fish. It is 2016, and i would clearly prefer a DAB+ tuner.
  • Power/volume buttons. buttons: The power button and the volume buttons have switched their position, which takes some time to getting used to it (I often used the power button to turn on the screen, and now I hit "volume up").
  • Shape: The original device had an easily distinguishable front and backside (rounded edge on the long side of the device and on the short edge of the other half ), which made it easy to blindly grab the phone and always hold it the right way. This is of course a small detail, but it is really handy, and I miss it on the Aqua Fish.

Conclusion: I would buy the Intex again. At the price I paid, it is really a bargain. I already ordered a second device as a spare, because at the price for the device + shipping, I would probably not send it back to India for a repair, should it fail during or after its warranty period.

What I miss the most on the Aqua Fish are the colors of the status LED.